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

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.
 
 
 
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
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.

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.

 

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.