Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Thompson

Thompson

Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson

Photography & Printmaking

 

Kathleen Thompson’s work will be on display in THAT’s exhibition at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Kathleen can be contacted at kmewt71@icloud.com

 

Kaiser & Kumar

Kaiser & Kumar

Barbara Kaiser & Prem Kumar - Art Venture

Barbara Kaiser & Prem Kumar - Art Venture

Painting

 

Art Venture

2 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Art Venture will be open Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Barbara and Prem can be reached at info@artventurenj.com

 

Art Venture will host a self-guided in-person tour of its gallery space, located inside Factory Fuel Co. Coffee House at the Stangl Factory, 2 Stangl Road, Flemington.
 
 
There will be an an art show on display both inside the gallery space, which includes a pop-up studio, and outside on the sidewalk, weather permitting.
 
 
 
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Lambrix & Mcnamara

Lambrix & Mcnamara

Todd Lambrix & Terri Mcnamara

Todd Lambrix & Terri Mcnamara

Drawing

 

The Large Glass

Todd and Terri will live stream from various locations during the Tour, beginning with a very special edition of The Large Glass from Hunterdon Art Museum on Friday evening.

You can enjoy The Large Glass on Twitch TV HERE.

About Todd’s Work

The works I chose for this studio tour are a response to the pandemic, isolation and loneliness. I have always drawn every day in one form or another. These cards allowed me to respond to an image of a person… one who sat still for a very long time in order to be captured on film. It was a moment of lengthy pause. I am reacting to their faces and what I can glean from their emotions and placing them in isolated or protected situations. The work very closely relates to my other interests in science, systems, connections and the absurd.

Ventura

Ventura

Susy Ventura

Susy Ventura

Mixed Media

 

Susy Ventura’s work will be on display in THAT’s exhibition at Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

To take a virtual tour of Susy’s studio, please visit her YouTube page HERE.

Based in Milford, NJ, Susy creates unique hand-shaped Faux Bois designs using steel lathe and rebar steel layered with cement, carved and painted. Her works are suitable both indoors or for all-season outdoor use.

Crombie & Dalen

Crombie & Dalen

Adrienne Crombie & Don Dalen

Adrienne Crombie & Don Dalen

Painting

 

Mad Lavender Farm, 452 CR 579, Milford, NJ 08848

Adrienne and Don will welcome visitors to Mad Lavender Farm by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2.

Please contact them at info@madlavenderfarm.com to schedule a time to meet.

Adrienne Crombie is an artist, lavender farmer, and co-owner of Mad Lavender Farm with her husband, Don Dalen. Initially partners in their own decorative arts firm Adrienne & Don discovered that they loved digging in dirt as much as brushing on paint. They brought all their creative energy and inspiration into forming Mad Lavender Farm in 2013. Since then, they have grown the farm into aesthetically designed, eco-friendly venue to enjoy the beauty of lavender. Don designs and builds whimsical gypsy caravans on the farm. Adrienne designs their logo and graphics, develops their product line and continues to make paintings on any available surface on the farm.

Norton

Norton

Ally & Dave Norton

Ally & Dave Norton

Photography

 

52 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

The Corner Shop and Photography Studio

Dave and Ally’s studio will by open on Saturday, May 1 from 11 AM to 6 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 4 PM.

Ally and Dave Norton opened The Corner in January 2021 because they like a good challenge and love their home town Flemington. Ally runs the boutique retail store and Dave runs the portrait photography studio.

Dave is a portrait photographer by trade but dabbles in many other forms of the art in his spare time. His work has been published in the Star Ledger, the Bucks County Herald, River Towns Magazine and on NJ.com. His current personal project is documenting the homes and scenery of Flemington.

Fernekes

Fernekes

Sheila Fernekes

Sheila Fernekes

Jewelry

 

Sheila will be offering virtual tours of her studio via Zoom by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2.

To schedule a time to meet with her virtually, please contact her at sheila@sheilafernekesdesign.com or 908-391-5568.

I often compare creating my art jewelry to composing music. One by one, I weave small glass beads into color and texture compositions of rhythmic patterns and harmonic progressions that interplay with hand formed polymer, semi-precious gemstones and non-traditional materials. I like pushing the boundaries of this ancient technique to explore variations that elevate my work beyond adornment to wearable art. My unique expression engages the wearer in a dialog that enriches both our lives.

The clean lines and efficient design of the Bauhaus art movement is particularly inspiring to me. Its visionary approach to experimentation and evolution of ideas reinforces its premise that good design has the potential to build a new world. I try to emulate this sense of exploration and curiosity in every piece I create, with attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship.

Horowitz & Marchand

Horowitz & Marchand

David Horowitz & Judith Marchand

David Horowitz & Judith Marchand

Mixed Media


Frenchtown Home & Hardware Store
11 Kingwood Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 

David and Judith will welcome visitors on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Mankind’s interaction with its natural environment is the basis and subject of this work. Just as natural fossils are the imprints of prehistoric life on earth, Judith and David have created “Modern Fossils”: pieces that ponder the substances we are currently leaving behind in our environment, to be unearthed far in the future.

These artists were inspired by the embellished metal manhole and storm drain covers that are found in their local cities and towns. With these in mind, they create original plaster artworks, which represent their community’s impact on the waterways that sustain us and give us life. During clean-ups of local waterway environments, these artists collect both natural materials and man-made detritus, which they then use to create the images in their pieces. The resulting wall-hangings embody the modern dilemma of mankind’s struggle to maintain a balanced relationship with nature. Their artworks also proclaim the vital environmental message stressing the necessity of keeping our waterways clean and healthy. Modern Fossils have their roots in Judith’s love for the environment and her local river town community, combined with David’s 20+ years of experience in creating and casting environmental sculptures in his native NYC and in cities around the world.

Fulwood

Fulwood

John Fulwood

John Fulwood

Ceramics

 

Kissimmee River Pottery

50 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

John’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 from 10 AM to 6 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM.

To contact John, please email him at riverpots@gmail.com

I have been making functional pottery for over forty years and still find myself fascinated by the movement of the clay as I work with it. Although I have specific ideas about function, I believe that you have to allow the clay to have some control, some freedom of movement within the form, if you want your pots to have life. Each pot evolves gradually as I try to maintain a harmonious balance between the form and its function.

Wright

Wright

Douglas Wright

Douglas Wright

Woodworking

 

50 Kingwood Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Doug’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

I’m an engineer by degree, and an artist at heart. My formal education was at Carnegie Mellon University, and my artistic education has been ongoing, including a one-year apprenticeship with furniture designer Jeffrey Greene. I think this combination provides a good base for creating furniture that is aesthetically interesting, functional and has structural integrity. I love the whole process – sketching a concept, working out the details, and bringing the piece to life in the shop.

My design interests lie in creating pieces with straightforward lines. I prefer working with North American hardwoods such as black walnut, cherry, and maple, saving imported exotics for details and accents. Stone, glass, and other materials also find their way into my designs. I feel fortunate to live in this area, which has a rich artistic tradition and a thriving community of artisans. The result is an environment that provides a great source of inspiration for design and quality craftsmanship.

Schwarzenberger

Schwarzenberger

Mary Schwarzenberger

Mary Schwarzenberger

Textiles

 

31 8th Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Mary will be exhibiting with Christine Mundy on Saturday, May 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM.

Mary grew up in a home of makers where her mother and grandmother engaged in needlework and instilled in her a love of textiles. She has been creating for decades and her work includes mixed media collage, wearable art garments and jewelry, and art quilts. Mary enjoys dyeing fabric and exploring fabric manipulation. Her colorful work has been described as funky, vibrant, and her unique style is easily recognizable. Mary will present a runway fashion show of her wearable art jackets at a national quilt show in September 2021. Her work has been juried into national competitions and she has won awards for her creations. While her favorite activity is creating, her second favorites are displaying and talking about her work!

Jarck

Jarck

George Jarck

George Jarck

Painting

 

10 Hunting Hills Road, Annandale, NJ 08801

George’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

My style can best be described as “diverse impressionism”. Each time I start a painting I try to think about what shapes, forms, subject matter and color will reflect the view and feeling I have at the moment. More often than not I am influenced by nature and landscapes. In my major works I feel that it is important for the painting to elicit an element of mystery, a thought or a question. My work should be thought provoking: not just a pretty picture.

I studied art and painting at Massachusetts Liberal Arts College as well as at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My most valuable experience, style and philosophy were acquired at The Art Students League in New York City where I painted under many famous painters.

 

Eisner

Eisner

Yael Eisner

Yael Eisner

Photography

 

7 Hunting Hills Road, Annandale, NJ 08801

Yael’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM. 

Appointments are not necessary, but if you wish to confirm, you may email her at yaeleisner@gmail.com or call 908-500-6035.

Home and Away, Water and Land, Fluidity and Solidity, Silence and Noise, In control and At mercy, Spaciousness and the Lack of it, Solitary and Crowded…

Stretching between these different states of being and frequencies forming a void in between, I juxtaposition images taken from my daily adventures.

I have been living on a sailboat about six months each year since 2014, transitioning between seas and lands.

In creating these sequences, I communicate through visual images my emotions as I experience a state of transition. With each transition, my awareness of some senses becomes sharper while others lie dormant within these diverse conditions. How do these contrasts affect my judgment, perspective and objectivity towards things I see? Does it make me ‘SEE’ things in a different ‘light’?

I am curious to examine this paradigm by placing two images side by side reflecting one another.

Adams

Adams

Cay Maria Adams

Cay Maria Adams

Painting


59 Bridge Street, 2nd Floor, Milford, NJ 08848

 

Cay Maria’s studio will be open to the public on Saturday, May 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

If you prefer to make a special appointment, you can reach her at cayceadams@gmail.com or 631-806-8295.

To access Cay Maria’s studio, go to the back of the house and up the stairs to the second floor. Signs will be posted to help guide you.

 

 
I yearn always to be in the space of painting. I have lived in many places in the world and have settled back in Hunterdon County where I began my journey. It is a perfect place of beauty and peace to synthesize my widely varied life experiences and the rapidly changing world around us. Life is so full, yet can always be distilled to the moment of connection. It is the essence of light, of life that inspires me. A moment that could take a lifetime and many layers to see its authenticity.
Gibbons

Gibbons

Kelly Grace Gibbons

Kelly Grace Gibbons

Mixed Media

17 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Paper Floral Co will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 4 PM.

Kelly Grace Gibbons can be reached at hello@paperfloralco.com and 908-415-9676.

Kelly Grace’s mission is to bring beauty into the world each day through realistic paper flower and botanical art.  She chooses to work in a paper medium for its easy willingness to transform, both form and texturally into beautiful, realistic flowers.

Kelly Grace Gibbons is the founder and creative director of Paper Floral Co, a boutique paper-flower studio based in picturesque Frenchtown, New Jersey.  She finds inspiration from the language of fresh flowers, and the emotions they elicit and express.  The work of many fresh flower florists has been her muse.

Buist

Buist

Berendina Buist

Berendina Buist

Mixed Media

 

Berendina’s work can be viewed at M Galleries, 67 East Washington Avenue, Washington, NJ by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

To book an appointment, please contact her here or call Berendina at 908-399-9263.

 

I work mainly in photography, cyanotype and silkscreen and like to combine these techniques.

The relationship between space and the human element in that space is interesting to me. When I work in series, I can explore the differences and what has evolved over shorter and longer periods of time.

At the beginning of the pandemic I was getting ready to focus on photographing groups of people in public spaces. This project was halted. I started to go through older work with the same subject and made drawings of them, combining and mixing different images, resulting in a body of new prints.

Mania

Mania

Susan Mania

Susan Mania

Painting & Fiber

 

25 Strimples Mill Road, Stockton, NJ 08559

Susan’s studio will by open by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2. 

To schedule a time to visit, please contact her at susan.mania@gmail.com or 609-203-6148.

 
 
Susan Mania is an artist working in the Delaware River Valley region of New Jersey. Known for a diverse body of work in painting, collage and fiber arts, her work comes from observations of the local landscape, and its ever changing dynamics. Mania opens herself to nature, observes its forms and explores themes such as the growth cycles of the plant world, effects from severe weather events and the impact from invasive plant growth, in an effort to discover more of nature’s mute secrets. Oil painting and mixed media works employ rich images and textual elements gained from her work with natural dyes, many of which are harvested from the hedgerows and fields of New Jersey. In her 30 years of teaching experience Mania shares her joy of the art making process and its ability to sharpen students observational and communication skills. Through teaching, developing curriculums, conducting workshops and in consultation with artists and institutions her work outside the studio seeks to further an understanding of art as a conduit for individual growth and community engagement.
 
 
Mania has exhibited regionally and throughout the United States and served on the faculty of several schools, including The College of New Jersey,  The Waldorf School of Princeton and The Princeton Junior School. Mania attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, (AAA), The College of New Jersey, (BFA) and Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences, (MFA program, textile design). She lives and works on a rural preserve of woodland, stream and organic gardens in Stockton New Jersey.
Caldwell

Caldwell

Karen & Geoff Caldwell

Karen & Geoff Caldwell

Glass

 

Sunflower Glass Studio

877 Sergeantsville Road, Stockton, NJ 08559

Karen & Geoff’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM.

Since 1978, Karen and Geoff Caldwell of Sunflower Glass Studio have been exploring many diverse glass techniques in creating fine window panels and unique gifts. They are fabricators of hand-bevels and stained glass pieces, and have added fused and hand-painted enamels into their recent creations. The studio is open to the public and offers restoration to old leaded glass panels.

Orr

Orr

Traci Orr

Traci Orr

Woodworking

 

Traci Orr’s work will be on display in THAT’s exhibition at Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Traci can be contacted at traci_orr@yahoo.com

I found a passion in woodworking over the past year; every aspect of it. I love the sawdust, the smell of the wood, the textures of it, and its character. I love seeing what a raw piece of wood can beautifully be turned into. Everything is 100% Handmade right here in Hunterdon County. By nature, all pieces are unique and never duplicated.

Dzhanibekova

Dzhanibekova

Inna Dzhanibekova

Inna Dzhanibekova

Mixed Media

 

Small Joys Studio
150 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822

Inna’s studio will be open by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Please contact her at inna@smalljoysstudio.com or 908-875-6223 to arrange a time to visit.

I am an enthusiastic mix of biologist and artist. While building the scientific career, I pursued my creative interests as well. That included studying printmaking, 2D design, photography, ceramics, jewelry design and enameling.

I make one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry in silver, enamels, beads and gemstones. It’s inspired by strange oceanic forms, and the things we see in the garden, like birds and flowers.

Mixed media suits me best for 2-dimensional work, with the use of acrylics, inks, pencils, papers and photo transfer techniques. My artwork is based on the photographic material I continuously accumulate.

The work I make is a joyful reflection of the forms and colors around us. I want to capture the fleeting exuberance of flowers, beauty of ornate textiles in a composition, decadent urban decay, and people being in their environment.

There are no restraints, only a happy mess of colorful patterns surrounding interesting objects, a person, or an occasional critter.

Fraser

Fraser

Terri Fraser

Terri Fraser

Painting

 

6 Hunting Hills Road, Annandale, NJ 08801

Terri’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

After Corona isolation, I decided it was time to jump into a new approach. I am both excited and anxious over the new works. I am an artist who paints in oil and plays with 3-dimension. Both rely on my feelings towards reminiscences, nature, and the mundane.

When I paint, I create a grounding element with a grid. The grid might be floating on the paper, but still feels like a structure for me. From there, I play with foreground, background, and the elements of the obscure. I have learned to quiet some of the noise I have and allow the intuitive flow to create. The flow usually starts with the to do list (grid) then quiets down and the memories bubble up. Memories of people, places, and things are what I channel into each painting.

Sculpture is a little different. They have always been about freedom of expression. Using multiple mediums: wood, ceramic, encaustic, jute, fabric, found objects, & metal which balance the elements of nature and create a 3-d dance.

Holtermann

Holtermann

Kevin Holtermann

Kevin Holtermann

Painting


Kev Von Holt Gallery, 50 Stangl Road, Flemington, 08822

Kevin’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Everything I make whether it be a painting or music or a photograph all start with this uncontrollable urge and racing obsessive thoughts that quickly pull me towards the studio. That quickly sparks a fire inside that engulfs my entire being!

I draw from emotions and often find myself making the best art and music in states of mania/anxiety/confusion/depression. That’s usually why my work is so vibrant 🙂

I developed my art all by myself after I found a trash can full of paint that someone left out for the garbage man. I hauled it back to my then tiny studio apartment and locked myself away for a few years and experimented with the visions in my mind.

I keep my inspiration to myself and keep it being about inner exploration. Art is where the “outside” world never gets in when I am creating I am free!

My process is: I DO WHAT COMES NATURALLY: UNFORCED, UNPLANNED, UNREHEARSED, AND ALWAYS UNEXPECTED.

London

London

Cara London

Cara London

Painting

 

106 Bertron Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Cara’s studio will be open by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 from 10 AM to 6 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 6 PM.

Please contact her at cara@caralondon.com or 908-500-0410 to arrange a time to visit.

Painting is a natural means of expression for me. My artwork reflects the joy and struggle of the creative process. I paint with oils and acrylics, and I often use the world around me for inspiration. Lately, I have been exploring the power of pure abstraction as a means of communication.

My approach is intuitive and evolutionary, involving a continual dialogue with the materials and the subject matter. It’s a balancing act between control and accident. Subject matter serves as a means for me to organize line, color, shape, and form. Ideally, the end result is something of a surprise that has a resonant power and speaks on its own terms.

I am in love with making art. When it coalesces, artist and viewer share a profound wordless dialogue. I know how I feel when I look at a work of art that takes my breath away. Experiencing art, as creator or viewer, reflects the best of the creative spirit pulsing in our shared humanity.

MacKinnon

MacKinnon

Christina MacKinnon

Christina MacKinnon

Painting

 

91 Cherryville Stanton Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Christina’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2.

Please note: When driving to her studio, look for Quick Lane – Christina’s is the last house at the end of the driveway.

I paint abstract works that probe the dynamics of line, color, shape, mark-making, and fluctuation of process as a derivative of how I navigate my footing as a woman and a mother in our ever-changing universe. In many of my paintings, I create fields of multi-layered congestion, which are heavily saturated, integrated sections of the canvas. As I paint, I make connections between discord and harmony and use the interplay of acrylic, spray paint, paint pens, and other mediums as a metaphor for the paradoxical ways life unfolds. I find that exploring different approaches to painting widens the space for new dialogues to emerge, emulating real-life examples of what I am open to and what I refuse to see. For this reason, I work in series and consider these groupings of paintings to be unique visual abstract stories of the human experience through diverse lenses and perspectives. I navigate my way through the struggle until I reach a sense of peace and resolve within myself and the work.

Mundy

Mundy

Christine Mundy

Christine Mundy

Jewelry

 

31 8th Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Christine’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM.

As a child, I was often seen walking around, with my head down. “In a fog,” as my mother put it. I was searching for things, interesting things. Much later I learned these things were called “found objects” by artists. These days I tend to search in flea markets and at rummage sales. Some of my finds have developed into collections, such as old photographs, religious souvenirs, old buttons, old bottles, seashells, interesting stones. My collections don’t tend to have any value, they might even be considered junk by some people. But, they are things that I personally find interesting.

I believe my interest in these objects have a direct correlation to my design sensibilities. I prefer things that look old and worn to the shiny and new. I delight in the bizarre and quirky. These things surround me in my studio and inspire me. I don’t really have a sketchbook for ideas. A regular part of my process is to lay out objects and materials that I would like to include in my work.

Moonan

Moonan

Florence Moonan

Florence Moonan

Painting

 

1 Church Street, Stockton, NJ 08559

Florence’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

I am a visual artist who lives and maintains a studio in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. I am not timid when painting intuitive abstractions. I follow my heart, listen to my instincts and let the work flow, whether I am developing an interesting texture, experimenting with a new color or taking advantage of the unexpected.

I allow the paintings to reveal themselves through my process. There are moments when I get lost in my work. That’s when the magic happens and that’s when I know I am on to something. Concerns in my artwork spring from bits and pieces of my memory, family history, travel, the natural world, and above all, music. I continue to seek inspiration from my personal history upcycling my vinyl record collection into sculptures. My current medium of choice is venetian plaster and mixed media. The unique qualities of venetian plaster help me produce layered surfaces that reveal fragmented patterns and rich textures. At times, bold marks originate from visceral reactions to music.

Rachel

Rachel

Erika Rachel

Erika Rachel

Painting

 

79 Ravine Road, Milford, NJ 08848

Erika’s studio will be open on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM – please send your NAME and ARRIVAL TIME via TEXT to 908-887-9091.

Interested in a virtual tour? Please EMAIL Erika at iLoveErikaRachel@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

Erika Rachel is self taught and best known for her abstract paintings, but has worked in mediums such as screen printing, collage, and photography. She’s exhibited at respected institutions, museums, galleries, art fairs, and boutiques along the northeast, including The Guild Hall Museum, Ashawagh Hall and ArtExpo.

She enjoys teaching workshops, doing live demonstrations, and partnering with government officials to create opportunities for the public to engage with art. She’s spoken on various artist panels, has worked with brands like Tag Heuer and Chef’s Club by F&W, and is a regular event artist with Robert Graham.

Her work sits in the private collections of notable art patrons including Lawrence Benenson (MoMa Board of Trustees) and Cyma Zarghami (Former Viacom President). Erika is also mentioned in countless newspapers, and featured in magazines L’Etage, Posture, CREATIV and The Princeton Packet.

Her work sits in the private collection of notable art patrons including Lawrence Benenson (MoMA Board of Trustees) and Cyma Zarghami (President Viacom Kids and Family Group).She has been mentioned in countless newspapers, and featured in magazines L’Etage, Posture, CREATIV and The Princeton Packet.

Sivilli

Sivilli

Val Sivilli

Val Sivilli

Painting

 

692 Riegelsville Road, Milford, NJ 08848

Val’s studio will be open by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Please contact her at valsivilli@gmail.com or 908-268-2843 to arrange a time to visit.

 

Animal behavior is a great signifier. Those absolutely crazy moments of deadly growls and vicious attacks are captivating. There are power-plays between feral cats and house cats. It is a subtle yet terrifying game of who is protecting whom and why. This game of intimidation and submission flips and flops, teases and taunts, goes back and forth. It is not unlike a seduction. It is hard to look away.

In the “CatFight” series, a very conscious use of color and composition civilizes the subject matter.

In the “BEAST” series, a six foot tall animal confronts the viewer face to face.

Many of my paintings are initially sourced, then re-configured, from screen shots of youtube videos stopped at strategic spots. The disturbing fact that these videos even exist is a testament to feral inclinations that are in perilous proximity to the surface of the human animal.

Trisiano

Trisiano

Laura Trisiano

Laura Trisiano

Mixed Media

 

3 Wildwood Road, Califon, NJ 07830  

Laura’s studio will be open Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

No appointment is necessary. However, if you need to contact her, please call 908-268-5933.

These pieces are small intimate worlds that draw you near, both into the art itself and inward to your own true Self.

Life on Earth is a great play of opposites where both immense joys and unspeakable tragedies are experienced. These pieces are a reminder of the only true sanctuary, within.

Suttle

Suttle

Catherine Suttle

Catherine Suttle

Painting

 

6 Cedar Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Catherine’s studio will by open by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2.

To schedule a time to visit, please contact her at jcathsutt@icloud.com or 908-216-1934.

My work draws from painters of the mid-20th century. Abstract Expressionism led me to a personal means of applying paint. The post-painterly abstractionists attract me because of the way they force viewers to challenge expectations. I draw upon Milton Avery’s compositions of simple shapes, awkwardness, and harmonious combinations. Avery’s quality of color is ever-present. Richard Diebenkorn’s “New Mexico” paintings influence the way my paintings are layered, revealing an underlying structure in untethered space.

The outcome of drawing upon these artists––along with something all my own––are paintings that focus on the potency of color; provide surprise in an environment of equilibrium; and engross the viewer who notices the subtle nuances that inhabit the field. Drawing Avery, some works provide an overall sensation of awkwardness while others offer an overall sensation of composure but are built with elements that, individually, are awkward.

Reid

Reid

Robert Reid

Robert Reid

Sculpture

 

65 Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Robert’s studio will be open on Sunday, May 2 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.

I have been building/making things as long as I can remember. At the age of five I was watching my neighbors house being constructed. This interest in wood and how pieces are shaped and put together has been a lifelong interest for me. I would describe my work as constructionist in approach. I am drawn to elemental shapes, positive and negative space, shadows, and the color and grain of wood.

Over the years I have found my language for how these pieces come together in a composition that says what I need to say.