Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Celebrating the Seasons at desChamps Gallery

"Winter on the Towpath"
12x24" oil on canvas

DesChamps Gallery, one of the galleries I regularly show at, is having it's annual holiday exhibit from December 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011.  The exhibit is called "Celebrating the Seasons" and I have 8 paintings on display there.

"Lambertville Station"
8x10" oil on board

Open House is Saturday, December 4, 3-6pm, and features a painting demonstration by gallery artist Phillip Carroll.

desChamps Gallery
7 Lambert Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat & Sunday 11am-6pm

"Wickecheoke July"
8x10" oil on board

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunflowers, Agriculture and Audubon

"The Derwood Farm"
6x8" oil on canvas

It's hard to tell from the point of view of this painting, but the yellow on the left of this farm lane is a huge field of sunflowers.  It was such a beautiful sight driving down the road this past summer, and there's an interesting story behind it too:

The New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) has a program where NJ farmers grow sunflower seeds in support of the society's program called "Support Agricultural Viability and the Environment", or S.A.V.E.  - the Derwood Farm is one of nine farms in the state growing sunflowers for S.A.V.E.

The S.A.V.E. initiative promotes the production of agricultural products that are economically and ecologically sustainable. Revenue from the birdseed benefits New Jersey farmers and directly supports NJAS's conservation mission. For every 5 acres planted for birdseed, NJAS manages and maintains 1 acre of grassland habitat for threatened and endangered birds.

Farmers participating in the project not only grow the seeds, they also process and package them, cutting out the middleman which of course helps the farmers even more.

S.A.V.E. birdseed is available for sale at many locations throughout the state including Sergeantsville Grain & Feed.  Check the NJAS's website for a full list of retailers and more information about the program.

And now go feed some birds!

Friday, November 05, 2010

12th Annual Holiday Small Works Show

"Ottos Farm, First Day of Spring"
5x7 oil on board

These 2 paintings will be on display at the 2010 Holiday Exhibit, a group show at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, running Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2010. Reception: Sunday, Nov 7, 1-4pm

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
1093 General Greene Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa 18977

"Dory Dilt's Barns"
6x8 oil on canvas