Third Annual ArtVenture Plein Air Quick Draw 2023

Me holding my third place painting titled "Building Blocks 2"
Third place winner Francisco Silva holding his painting titled “Building Blocks 2”

When: October 15th, 9am – Noon
Where: Dvoor Farmer’s Market
Frenchtown-Flemington Road, Flemington, NJ

This was the third year of the event and the competition seems to be improving year after year. The day began cloudy but the sun came out at around 11am although it became a bit windy. The juror was Jeff Charlesworth, a reputable painter from the Lambertville/New Hope area, who patiently took his time examining each painting. I was lucky enough to receive third place. After the awards were given out, Jeff offered constructive critiques to anyone that wanted them. As always ArtVenture did a great job on the food; after 3 hours of painting it’s always appreciated.

“Accidental Masterpiece” at The Outliers Gallery, JCAST 2023, Jersey City, NJ

Video of Accidental Masterpiece at the Outliers Gallery, JCAST 2023

When: October 11-October 31
Where: The Outliers Gallery, Art 150, #246
157A First Street
Jersey City, NJ

The Jersey City Art and Studio Tour is always a big deal for the Jersey City arts scene. This year it was combined with Artfair 14C and a week of events leading up to JCAST. At Art150, the Outliers Gallery had an exhibit titled “Accidental Masterpiece”. The Outliers consist of four artists: Dorie Dahlberg-photographer, Ed Fausty-photographer, Brad Terhune-collage/painter and myself-painter. We’re an unlikely combination of artists but this leads to interesting themes unique viewspoints.