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

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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!!!

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.

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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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)

 

 

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.

 

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.