Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Quietude - November at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ

a 2-man show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Joseph Zogorski
Nov 7 - Dec 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 9, 4-7 pm

top: "Musconetcong Morning" by Joe Kazimierczyk
bottom: "Summer Storm" by Joseph Zogorski

This November I'm teaming up with Joseph Zogorski for a 2-man at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. Joe Zogorski is a photographer and I think his black and white nature photography works really well with my landscape paintings.

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Mirror Pool"
oil on board, 7x14

'Quietude' is defined as the state of peacefulness; stillness; tranquility. Joe and I both find our inspiration in the quiet and serenity of the world around us, and I think our work is the embodiment of quietude.

My inspiration continues to come primarily from the hikes I take as I explore the woodlands and mountains of north Jersey, and in this show I have a strong theme of rivers and streams. I never really plan a theme for my shows and I usually don't even realize that I have a theme until I step back and look at the new work I've done. This year I've definitely been fascinated by rivers and streams.

Joe Zogorski's nature photography focuses on the remaining rural countryside of Bucks County, PA and nearby parts of New Jersey. The lives of his ancestors and their stories of living in a community closely tied to the land help to inform his image making.

This is the most work that I will have on display at any one time this year, so I hope you get a chance to stop by and experience some quietude.

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Rocky Brook Cascade"
oil on board, 8x10

This is the most work that I will have on display at any one time this year, so I hope you get a chance to stop by and experience some quietude.

"Quietude" runs November 7 through December 1, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 9, 4-7 pm  at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
[map & directions]
Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 11am-6pm

21st Annual Holiday Small Works Show

The 21st Annual Holiday Small Works Show at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery begins this weekend.  Pictured here are a couple of paintings that I'll have in the show.

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Winter on the Sourland"
oil on board, 8x10

The show features 34 gallery artists in a broad range of styles and mediums and runs November 3 through December 28, 2019 at:

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
1093 General Greene Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa 18977
(map & directions)

 Opening Reception: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1-4 pm 

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Day's End"
oil on board, 5x7

Monday, May 06, 2019

Ellarslie Open 36 Purchase Award

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Firmly Rooted"
6x8" oil on board

I'm happy to say that my painting of beech tree roots received a Purchase Award at this year's Ellarslie Open, and my painting will now be part of the museum's permanent collection.

The Ellarslie Open 36 runs May 4 - July 7, 2019 at:
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 989-3632
[map & directions]

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Ellarslie Open 36

Joe Kazimierczyk
"Firmly Rooted"
6x8" oil on board

My painting of an American Beech tree, "Firmly Rooted", is one of the pieces included in the 36th annual Ellarslie Open, which runs May 4 - July 7, 2019 at:
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 989-3632
[map & directions]

There are 2 Opening Receptions:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019, 6-8:30 pm:  VIP Night, Announcement of Awards at 7 pm - $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm:  General Public, free admission

The Ellarslie Open is one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the region, and I'm happy to be part of the show this year.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Winter Trek - a Group Show at NY-NJ Trail Conference

NY-NJ Trail Conference headquarters in the historic Darlington Schoolhouse

Recently, almost all of my inspiration for painting comes from the hikes that I've been doing around northern New Jersey and southern New York state.   The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is the organization that builds and maintains so many of the trails that I enjoy using.  They built the first section of the Appalachian Trail in 1923 and have been going strong ever since.

The Trail Conference is having a group art exhibition titled "Winter Trek" at their headquarters in the historic Darlington Schoolhouse. The show features artwork celebrating winter scenes along their trails.

The show runs January 11 - March 5, 2019
Opening reception:  January 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
At: Trail Conference Headquarters, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ
To attend the opening reception, please register here.

If you go to see the show, there's some good hiking at Ramapo Valley County Reservation, adjacent to the Trail Conference headquarters

Here are the 2 pieces I have in the show, both are December scenes at Stephens State Park in northern New Jersey:

"The Musconetcong" 15x30 in oil on canvas

"Winter at Stephens" 8x10 in oil on linen on board

Friday, January 11, 2019

Landscape Paintings at Bell's Tavern

I'm happy to be exhibiting my work at Bell's Tavern once again.  I am showing a mix of recent work, and some earlier pieces.

The show runs Jan 10 until early March, 2019 at:

Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
[map & directions]

Please note that Bell's has dinner and evening hours only:
Mon-Thurs 6pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm

As always, I highly recommend this restaurant - the food is great, I've never been disappointed, prices are reasonable, and the walls are always displaying the work of some local artist - I am happy to be that artist this January and February.

Here are a few of the pieces I have in this show:

"Lower Ausable Lake" 24x30 in. oil on canvas

"Woodfern Winter" 11x14 in. oil on canvas

"Grandview Sunset" 18x24 in. oil on canvas