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

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.
ArtYard

ArtYard

ArtYard

ArtYard

Partner

 

62A Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Girl You Want
Saturday, May 1st  – Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Curated by J. Vanessa Lyon

ArtYard is pleased to present, Girl You Want, curated by J. Vanessa Lyon and featuring the artists Genevieve Gaignard, Julia Greenburger, Jen Liu, Josh Rabineau, Wendy and Beatrice Red Star, Karinne Smith, Ivy Stewart, and María Vargas Aguilar. This exhibition inaugurates ArtYard’s two story gallery in its newly completed arts center at 13 Front Street overlooking the Delaware River. 

“It’s a privilege to have curated ArtYard’s inaugural exhibition in this stunning and sophisticated new building—and to have that space inhabited by phenomenal work by artists keenly attuned to the machinations and manifestations of gender in culture and nurture. This is a show about growing up but this is a gallery that is re-envisioned and fully formed—the new ArtYard is poised to continue making gorgeous, thought-provoking, and even more transformative exhibitions.”

What do you expect from a girl or want a girlhood to be? How are girls un/made? Are they pieced together, imagined, constructed? Girl You Want examines what girling looks and feels like through a range of representational strategies, from portraiture to speculative narrative; from dress to interiors and the prettified materials of commodification and colonization. In this show “girl” and “girly” are not offered as stable or essential but are rather understood as shifting states untethered to “sex” or even age.

“Through the windows of race, gender, class, sexuality, and dis/ability, people perceive and are perceived,” says J. Vanessa Lyon. “Media shapes our assumptions and children are regarded by others and themselves as the good or bad or real or best kind of girl.” 

Girl You Want gives onto this fraught expanse of coming of age. In diverse, often subtle, forms the exhibition’s nine artists conjure up temporalities that, depending on one’s circumstances, can end traumatically, too soon—or imperceptibly—before awkwardly (or seamlessly) segueing into adulthood. While far from comprehensive of the countless embodiments of girlhood and youthful femininity across identity and experience, the exhibition asks: What leaves girls wanting? What do we want from them? What is it like to mature or grow out of girlhood—or to have one’s growth undermined by it? Gazing back as we move inexorably forward, this ambitious multimedia show provides an intergenerational response.

J. Vanessa Lyon is an art historian and writer who lives and works in New England. She is the Director of the Visual Arts Lecture Series at Bennington College, where she teaches. She is currently at work on Blackness Thirteen Ways, a book-length study of visual abstractions of race from Rembrandt to Rauschenberg. Lyon received a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and holds an MA in Religious Studies from the Iliff School of Theology.

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Exhibition Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

ArtYard’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the opening of the inaugural exhibition, Girl You Want, will take place Saturday, May 1st at 10:30am. Learn more at artyard.org. Attendees at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be welcomed into the gallery spaces  between 11:00am and 1:00pm in groups of 50 to allow for social distancing. For visits after 1:00 PM and for the duration of the exhibition, the general public is encouraged to make a reservation on Eventbrite to guarantee your desired time slot.

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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.

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.

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 on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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.

Dzhanibekova

Dzhanibekova

Inna Dzhanibekova

Inna Dzhanibekova

Mixed Media

Small Joys Studio

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.

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.

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.

Flemington Community Partnership

Flemington Community Partnership

Flemington Community Partnership

Flemington Community Partnership

Partner

 

The Flemington Community Partnership proudly supports these Flemington artists and The Hunterdon Art Tour:

Inna Dzhanibekova, Small Joys Studio, 150 Main Street

John Fulwood, Kissimmee River Pottery, 50 Mine Street, Stangl Factory Complex

Kevin Holtermann, Kev Von Holt Gallery, 50 Stangl Road, Stangl Factory Complex

Art Venture, 2 Stangl Road, Stangl Factory Complex

Ally & Dave Norton, The Corner Shop and Photography Studio, 52 Main Street


The Flemington Community Partnership is a Business Improvement District with the mission of fostering a thriving business community in the Borough of Flemington. We are charged with marketing the economic assets of the borough and creating partnerships to lead to the recruitment, growth, and retention of businesses and improved opportunities and quality of life for residents.

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.

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.

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.

HATS – Hunterdon Art Teachers & Students

HATS – Hunterdon Art Teachers & Students

HATS - Hunterdon Art Teachers & Students

HATS - Hunterdon Art Teachers & Students

Partner

 

Visit the HATS exhibit at Hunterdon Art Museum!

Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM

7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

This group exhibition will feature the work of Sarah Ruppert, RJ Calabrese, Teresa Diaz, Jason Farnsworth, Lindsay Hopkins, Chelsea Lindaberry, Joan Wagner, Jordan Oldenburg, Kathleen McKeown, Yaneira Camarillo Galindo, Melissa Bostjancic, Ella Moccia, Nicole Wilson, Paisley Fox, Sarah Wardrach and Taylor Reid.

 

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our first county-wide collaborative High School Art Teacher and Student show at the Hunterdon Art Museum’s River Gallery.  From the seeds of THAT (The Hunterdon Art Tour), HAT was born.  With a nod to our profession, we have grown into HATS – Hunterdon Art Teachers and Students!

We are incredibly honored and excited to help celebrate art and art education in Hunterdon County. HATS represents a cohort of Hunterdon County High School Art Teachers and their Students. This show celebrates the powerful and important relationship between student and teacher. Each of us, informs, grows, and learns from the other. And when it works well, it truly is symbiotic. We believe that being a good teacher is an art form in and of itself. But each of us is dedicated to being a teaching artist. We question, explore, interpret, and sometimes just make. Our art informs our teaching in a way that no textbook can. 

We thank THAT and HAM for their dedication to and support of the arts in Hunterdon County.

~HATS ( Hunterdon Art Teachers and Students)

 

 

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.

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.

Hunterdon Art Museum

Hunterdon Art Museum

Hunterdon Art Museum

Hunterdon Art Museum

Partner

 

7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

THAT Artist Exhibition Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 11 AM to 5 PM

VIRTUAL OPENING via TWITCH on Friday, April 30, 7 PM to 9 PM – live streamed by Todd Lambrix and Terri Mcnamara, hosts of The Large Glass, a weekly arts talk show. PLEASE NOTE: this is a VIRTUAL event. The museum will NOT be open during this time, but we hope you will connect to the program (see link below).  

We are beyond thrilled to have Todd and Terri live streaming this Virtual Opening in celebration of THAT 2021!

They also will live stream from other locations during the weekend on Twitch TV and you can watch from home. Twitch is free and there is a chat window where you can comment and participate with the rest of the viewers. It is fun and interactive.

Here is a link to the show.

Keep in mind that if you go there before the scheduled broadcast time, it may not look like the right place but rest assured, when the stream goes live, that page transforms into a viewer for the show. You may want to create a free account there and follow the channel. If you do, you will get a reminder when the broadcast goes live.

If for some reason the above link does not work, here is the actual link:
http://twitch.tv/toddlambrix

 

SEE HAM’s REOPENING PROCEDURES PAGE FOR POLICIES.

 

Hunterdon Art Museum has partnered with THAT since its inception and is proud to present an exhibition of work by artists participating in the Tour. On Friday, April 30, from 7 PM to 9 PM, The Large Glass, hosted by Todd Lambrix and Terri McNamara, will live stream a virtual opening from the exhibition.

The exhibition also will be open on Saturday & Sunday, May 1 and 2, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Please see the Profile pages to view work by all of the participating artists.

Artwork in the exhibition will be for sale with 50% of each sale going to the artist, 25% benefiting HAM, and 25% funding THAT’s 2022 Tour.

In addition to the exhibition featuring all of the artists on the Tour, an exhibition of eight of Hunterdon County’s high school art teachers and – for the first time – eight of their students will be part of THAT. This show highlights a sample of the talented teachers who instruct our students and work created by those students.

A note from HATS:

“It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our first county-wide collaborative High School Art Teacher and Student show at the HAM’s, River Gallery.  From the seeds of THAT (The Hunterdon Art Tour), HAT was born.  With a nod to our profession, we have grown into HATS – Hunterdon Art Teachers and Students!  We are incredibly honored and excited to help celebrate art and art education in Hunterdon County. HATS represents a cohort of Hunterdon County High School Art Teachers and their Students. This show celebrates the powerful and important relationship between student and teacher. Each of us, informs, grows, and learns from the other. And when it works well, it truly is symbiotic. We believe that being a good teacher is an art form in and of itself. But each of us is dedicated to being a teaching artist. We question, explore, interpret, and sometimes just make. Our art informs our teaching in a way that no textbook can.”

We thank THAT and HAM for their dedication to and support of the arts in Hunterdon County
~HATS ( Hunterdon Art Teachers and Students)

About Hunterdon Art Museum:

Founded in 1952 in Clinton, New Jersey, on the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River, the Hunterdon Art Museum is housed in an 1836 mill that is on the National Historic Register. The Museum, a center for art, craft and design, focuses on new and innovative work with the goal of creating dialogue, generating ideas, and sparking creativity. The Museum presents more than a dozen exhibitions by internationally, nationally and regionally recognized artists and offers approximately 300 studio courses and workshops for adults and children and nine weeks of summer art camp annually. The Museum connects people to art in ways that educate, challenge, and inspire.

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.

 

Kaiser – Art Venture

Kaiser – Art Venture

Art Venture

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.
 
 
 
About Art Venture:
 
We Are Artists
Our group is made up of fine artists looking to connect and prosper!
 
For Artists and the Community
We work to inspire, showcase and promote fine art, for local artists and the art loving community.
 
Join Us!
If you are an artist looking to get involved or just find out more, please contact us at info@artventurenj.com
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 on Friday, April 30 as they host a VIRTUAL OPENING from 7 PM to 9 PM celebrating THAT’s partnership with Hunterdon Art Museum.

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.

London

London

Cara London

Cara London

Painting

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.

M Galleries

M Galleries

M Galleries

M Galleries

Partner

67 E Washington Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882

M Galleries will be open by appointment on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 5 PM

M Galleries Appointment Link:
https://square.site/book/6GV4FAKKY7202/m-galleries-washington-nj

OR call or text Frank at (908) 689-3414 to schedule your visit.

Frank May is the owner and curator of M Galleries, M Galleries PNA, and M Galleries Fellowship (mgalleries.org) in Washington, NJ and Basking Ridge, NJ. He is currently the apprentice of ceramic artist Peter Callas (petercallas.com). Frank has a degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts – Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ (masongross.rutgers.edu). He is also on the faculty of the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ (ducret.edu) and The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ (ccabedminster.org)

Visit M Galleries during the Tour to see work by THAT artist Berendina Buist.

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.

Makers Alley

Makers Alley

Makers Alley

Makers Alley

Partner

 

Kingwood Avenue in Frenchtown, NJ – various locations

Stop by Kingwood Avenue in downtown Frenchtown the weekend of May 1st and 2nd to see a special THAT edition of Makers Alley’s Rotating Gallery!  This exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of media from local artists in the Delaware Valley area.

Makers Alley is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Artisan and Maker Community in the Delaware River Valley area. We work to facilitate makers meeting other makers, reaching next steps in their studio practice, or begin new practices.

If you are interested in supporting Makers Alley get involved as a volunteer, become a member, or make an equipment donation!  To learn more visit us at makersalley.org.

Mania

Mania

Susan Mania

Susan Mania

Painting & Fiber

Susan’s studio will be 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.
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.

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.

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 be 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.

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.

Prallsville Mills

Prallsville Mills

Prallsville Mills

Prallsville Mills

Partner

 

33 Risler Street, Stockton, NJ 08559

Spring Arts & Crafts Show – Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM

This weekend-long event will showcase artists from up and down the Delaware River and throughout the state, embracing local talent and artisan skills. A perfect excuse to enjoy the Delaware and Raritan Canal in the spring sunshine, the Arts & Crafts Showcase also features a daily Wine and Cheese Reception.

Dozens of artisans, jewelers, and artists will fill the Grist Mill and Silo with their wares this weekend, adorning the space with spring cheer and creativity. There is a $5 donation for admission, which goes to supporting the Delaware River Mill Society and maintaining the Prallsville Mills Complex for community events such as this.

Up all weekend at 33 Risler St in Stockton, the Spring Arts & Crafts Showcase is a must attend event. Artisan hand crafted goods, local history, and a taste of community, all in one spot.

Enjoy live music compliments of Bill Ihling, solo singer/guitarist from Erwinna, PA. In 2013, after 35 years as a sideman in numerous Delaware Valley bands, Bill began stepping out front as a solo performer. His eclectic repertoire features everything from acoustic versions of 60s and 70s rock/pop classics, “old-school country” favorites, the best of the “Americana” singer/songwriter genre, and timeless standards even your grandmother would love.

Hunterdon Watercolor Society Annual Show & Sale, May 1 – 9 in the Sawmill Gallery
Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Original Artwork in Watercolor, Acrylic & Oil
Fine prints, notecards & bookmarks

The Hunterdon Watercolor Society is an organization of watercolor artists in the Hunterdon County, New Jersey area. Watercolor artists of all proficiency levels, from beginner through advanced, are welcome. Many of our artists are also accomplished in other mediums.


About Prallsville Mills:

The Delaware River Mill Society (DRMS) was established in 1976 to maintain and operate the land and properties of the historic Prallsville Mills, located along the Delaware River and Raritan Canal in Stockton, NJ.

The 10-building complex includes a grist mill, linseed oil mill, saw mill and granary, most dating back to the late 1700s. in recent years, the Prallsville Mills complex has become a hub of cultural and environmental events, such as concerts, art exhibits, antique shows, holiday parties, school fundraiser auctions and meetings. Private parties and other special events are a source of income for the restoration and maintenance of the site.

 

Rachel

Rachel

Erika Rachel

Erika Rachel

Painting

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.

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.

River Arts Creatives

River Arts Creatives

River Arts Creatives

River Arts Creatives

Partner

 

Various locations in and around Frenchtown, NJ

River Arts Creatives (RAC) supports THAT!  

We are proud to have THAT as a Marketing & Exhibiting Partner.  

Be on the lookout for events from RAC Partners throughout the year!

River Arts Creatives (RAC) is a collective of area arts organizations, galleries, and businesses. We collaborate to present a month of exhibitions and events celebrating art and creativity in the Delaware River towns.  

2020 Exhibiting Partners include SFA Gallery, The Art Parlour, Makers Alley, ArtYard, New Hope Arts, Portals, The MIX, FAT The Frenchtown Art Tour, and HOBART.  Want to become an RAC Partner for our Celebration of the Arts 2021?  Contact us at https://www.facebook.com/RiverArtsCreatives.

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!

Sivilli

Sivilli

Val Sivilli

Val Sivilli

Painting

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.

Suttle

Suttle

Catherine Suttle

Catherine Suttle

Painting

Catherine’s studio will be 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.

Thompson

Thompson

Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson

Printmaking & Photography

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

A lifelong Hunterdon County resident, I see, hear and taste beauty in the quotidian. I am a writer and printmaker, currently creating a photographic series exploring the ever-changing sky under which we all exist.

Upward Gaze features the first 101 images of the sky from this year-long project.

Whilst it seems that the sky is limitless and omnipresent, embracing and protecting Earth, it may not always be so. I wonder how many of us take the time to lift our gaze upward to observe the structure and colors of the sky and clouds. Through this work, I wish to preserve the sky as it is now for those who may experience a very different view in the future. 

As I frame each sky shot, I observe the telephone poles, electrical wires and buildings that block or interfere with a truly unobstructed view. As I prepare to snap the image, I breathe in deeply, hold it for a second, take the shot, then exhale. Each composition challenges the surrounding constraints, and the resulting image is free from these manmade structures just outside the frame.

This series is being created using only an iPhone 7. Images are captured across the span of each day and are never manipulated or edited. The very technology being used is one that has become synonymous with people constantly looking down to check an Instagram feed, email, phone call, or, ironically enough, weather conditions. This work is taking that technology and encouraging the viewer to stop, stand in place, inhale and turn one’s face to the sky. 

I offer this work to all who have been separated from Nature during this past year – and continuing time – of social distancing, quarantining and isolation. Art and wonder always exist, even in chaotic and challenging times. One need take only a moment to witness their brilliance.

 

Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA)

Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA)

Tri-county Artists in Plein Air (TAPA) at WhittemoreCCC

Tri-county Artists in Plein Air (TAPA) at WhittemoreCCC

Partner

 

7 Rockaway Road Oldwick, New Jersey 08833

THAT events on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Trails are OPEN every day from Dusk ’til Dawn.

Wear a Mask & Practice Social Distancing

 

Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA) Exhibit
Rosemary O’Rourke • Anne Cade • Robyn Cunningham
Carolyn Evans • Kathy Sheola • Arleen Szeliga

This group of artist friends gather in all seasons to paint together “en Plein Air” – in the open air. Some met through work, others in classes (including at Whittemore) and all through their mutual love of painting.

We are from the tri-county area of New Jersey – Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset counties. We paint at various outdoor venues and parks including Whittemore, whenever the weather permits.

Covid closed many locales but Whittemore was our saving grace. The garden and grounds have been open throughout the pandemic. You may have seen us painting at Whittemore on many weekends or at events.

We would enjoy having more artists join us. If interested please leave your name and contact info on the signup sheet. Though we do not give lessons, we can recommend various teacher artists in the area.

 

About the Artists

After a career in Chemistry and Computer Programming ended in retirement, Anne Cade returned to an earlier interest in drawing and painting. Besides taking classes, she started painting in plein air and became part of this group. Being outdoors, painting with friends, has been wonderful and inspiring. Anne feels like one of the Impressionists, struggling to capture light, atmosphere, mood and scene. It is a never-ending challenge and delight.

Robyn Cunningham retired from a career as an executive in Insurance Regulatory Compliance, where she worked with rules and regulations on a daily basis. Upon her retirement, at the urging of a good friend, she started to take art classes. Since she had never been interested in doing art she was pleasantly surprised that she enjoyed the feeling of being free and creative, using the other side of her brain. Born in Maine, she has always loved being outside enjoying all that nature has to offer. Since living in the Tri- County area for about twenty-five years, Robyn has developed several wonderful relationships with fellow artists, all of whom share a love of “Plein Air” painting. Her favorite medium is oil, however she enjoys both watercolor and acrylic. Robyn’s work has been exhibited in several shows throughout the Tri-county area. Robyn is a member of TAPA ( Tri-County Artists En Plein Air), NJPAP ( New Jersey Plein Air Painters) and The Garden State Water Color Society.

Carolyn Evans has enjoyed plein air painting for several years. Originally from Ohio, she loves the beauty of New Jersey, especially the counties of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Morris. Carolyn presently lives in Bedminster and has studied with Andrea Gianchiglia, Oscar Peterson, and Steve Zazinski, among others. Recently retired from the Morris School District, Carolyn has also worked as a graphic designer and as an advertising production manager. Carolyn is grateful for art and the joy of plein air painting. She loves the connection it gives her to the natural world, and has enjoyed the fellowship and artistic support her plein air group has provided.

Creativity is rarely thought of as being synonymous with insurance. Throughout her long career in insurance, Rosemary O’Rourke worked in several areas that allowed her to be imaginative in crafting and designing coverages and policies for hard to place insureds. As Rosemary neared retirement, she started taking time to nurture her artistic side. Rosemary always felt this creative bent. Her outlet was primarily photography, though Rosemary found it hard to pursue while working. Finally several years ago, Rosemary started taking drawing and painting classes. Nature is the theme in most of her work. Preferred mediums are watercolor, when painting outside, and oil, in the studio. Creating with a pencil or brush, gives Rosemary such a sense of peace, her zen. Whenever possible, her preference is to paint outdoors (en Plein Air), in the company of friends and fellow artists. As a resident of NJ and FL, gardens and parks always provide wonderful subjects to paint, through all the seasons. Rosemary is a member of TAPA (Tri-county Artists en Plein Air), NJPAP (New Jersey Plein Air Painters), and the Garden State Watercolor Society. She has sold numerous pieces and exhibits in several shows each year throughout New Jersey.

A 30 year resident of Morris County, Kathy Sheola has always had a love for the Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset County landscape. Having drawn and painted as a child, Kathy minored in Fine Arts in college and became an admirer of the French Impressionists. In the 1990’s her love for art led her to create an Art Appreciation program for her local elementary school. A designer of window treatments for the last 3 decades, her wish has always been to return to the easel to paint en Plein Air. Kathy finds much joy and relaxation painting in watercolor, oil and pastel, as well as photographing the local landscape. Kathy is a member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, Art Matters (Washington Township), NJ Plein Air Painters (NJPAP), and Tri County Artists En Plein Air (TAPA). She plans to continue her art education in retirement.

During Arleen Szeliga’s 30-year working career for an insurance company she occasionally took oil painting lessons at a nearby art center, which had become her favorite thing. However, from time to time she thought about trying watercolor but hesitated as she had heard it was very hard to do. After a little while of taking lessons she decided it was a good time to give watercolor a try. Her favorite theme immediately became painting flowers. Finally, after retiring five years ago, she decided to put all her attention into getting better at watercolor. In class she met some lovely artist friends who got together and joined other fellow artists in the NJPAP group where they painted all over New Jersey. This was just perfect for painting with watercolor.  After a period of time their little group of six was formed (TAPA) and they continue to paint en plain air as much as possible, loving every minute of it!!!

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.

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. Several pieces also will be featured as part of Makers Alley’s Rotating Gallery in Frenchtown, NJ.

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.

WhittemoreCCC

Whittemore CCC

Whittemore CCC

Partner

7 Rockaway Road Oldwick, New Jersey 08833

THAT events on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Trails are OPEN every day from Dusk ’til Dawn.

Wear a Mask & Practice Social Distancing

 

Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA) Exhibit
Rosemary O’Rourke • Ann Cade • Robyn Cunningham
Carolyn Evans • Kathy Sheola • Arleen Szeliga

 

Sandy Ross, Sandy Ross Photography

 

Unveiling of “Skyhook” by local sculptor
Jeff Mase – Saturday, May 1

 

David Horowitz, Director & Curator
The Sculpture Garden, WhittemoreCCC

 

Alison Scherr Pop-up Exhibit
WhittemoreCCC’s Newest Artist-in-Resident


Greetings from Carolyn Thow, President, Friends of Whittemore

Whittemore is at its core, a nature center. The earth, the soil, plant life, the physical land is the heart and soul of WCCC. At WCCC, actual physical seeds take root and grow. THAT is, as well “planting its own seeds”, connecting artists that live and work throughout Hunterdon County with each other and the community.

Our 180-acre preserve was bequeathed to Tewksbury Township by our beloved Helen A. Whittemore. She was a nature lover and diarist who wanted her land and house to be preserved so that others may be awed by the natural world and inspired by its beauty to preserve it.

Our preserve includes Whittemore House, Whittemore Meadows and 11 miles of trails for hiking, dog walking, and exploring, photographing and painting nature. Trails traverse mainly wooded areas with wetlands, ravines, and hilly terrain. The preserve also serves as the perfect stage for birders and nature lovers to view local avian species and other wildlife.

How does the beauty of Whittemore inspire you?  We are so excited about the partnerships we have forged and the programming we have lined up.  From talented painters, certified master gardeners, award winning musicians, children’s camps, environmentalists, and a whole host of talented professionals and enthusiasts, there are so many ways to explore the beauty of our own backyard. We can’t wait to see you!

 

About the Tri-county Artists en Plein Air (TAPA)

This group of artist friends gather in all seasons to paint together “en Plein Air” – in the open air. Some met through work, others in classes (including at Whittemore) and all through their mutual love of painting.

We are from the tri-county area of New Jersey – Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset counties. We paint at various outdoor venues and parks including Whittemore, whenever the weather permits.

Covid closed many locales but Whittemore was our saving grace. The garden and grounds have been open throughout the pandemic. You may have seen us painting at Whittemore on many weekends or at events.

We would enjoy having more artists join us. If interested please leave your name and contact info on the signup sheet. Though we do not give lessons, we can recommend various teacher artists in the area.