Where: Outliers Gallery, Studio 150, #246, 150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ When: January 1 – February 28
The Outliers are currently having an exhibition with a “nighttime” theme at our gallery at 150 Bay Street. The four participating artist are: Dorie Dahlberg, Ed Fausty, Brad Terhune and myself. Each of us have our unique interpretation of the theme and and the exhibit is worth a visit. I have 2 plein air paintings and 2 studio paintings as part of the show.
The Jersey City art critic, Tris McCall, talks about the best shows in New Jersey in 2022. “Black and White to Magnificent Color” at the Watchung Arts Center is listed as number 9 where my name and painting “Too Much Energy on an Oppressively Hot Day” are mentioned. It’s a very interesting read and a good insight into all of the interesting exhibitions happening in NJ. For the full article click here.
Where: Whitespace Art & Event Gallery, 47 US Highway 46, Suite 3 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Phone: (908) 451-7364
“The Immigrants” and “Too Much Energy on an Oppressively Hot Day” are currently on display at Whitespace Gallery in Hackettstown, NJ. This gallery exhibits artists of varied styles and themes working in different mediums: painting, sculpture and jewelry. All artworks are created by artists local to the area. It’s a large space with multiple exhibition areas.
This is the second year of the event and the level of talent has significantly improved in that short amount of time. The weather was perfect for autumn painting in quaint, downtown Flemington. After everyone painted, there was a free lunch with sandwiches, snacks, desserts and drinks (including hot coffee). The judge for the event was Roberto Osti, a university teacher and fellow plein air teacher/artist who was kind enough to stay afterwards to give honest, constructive critiques to anyone that wanted them.
When: September 16 – September 17, 2022 Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 Collector’s Preview: September 16, 2022, 6:30-9pm Quick Draw: Saturday, September 17, 9am-Noon
This was a very well organized event hosted by friendly people where the artists were treated very well. On Thursday evening we were treated to a delicious dinner at a Havre de Grace seafood restaurant where the artists got the chance to mingle. Afterwards, we painted the streets of Havre de Grace at nighttime. The artists set-up their walls on Friday afternoon and we dressed-up for the Collector’s Preview on Friday night which was well-catered with food and drink. The entire event did not disappoint. On Saturday morning we participated in the Quick Draw where I was lucky enough to get an honorable mention. I can’t say enough good things about this event which I plan on participating in 2023.
When: September 9 – November 6, 2022 Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Inspired by George Inness: Life and Landscape takes its cues from the upcoming exhibition of MAM’s renowned Inness collection. It showcases the work of George Inness, Studio Montclair Members, and MAM instructors and staff. According to curator Virginia Block, “We are extremely pleased to be continuing our collaboration with Montclair Art Museum again this year for our Community Partnership exhibition.
My painting “Transcendental Tree” is part of this exhibition on view to through November 6, 2022.
When: September 1 – September 25 Where: Art150 Studios Lobby, 150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ (corner of 1st and Provost Streets)
The artists group that I belong to (named Outliers) are exhibiting at the Art150 Studios Lobby. Our group is comprised of Dorie Dahlberg, Edward Fausty, Brad Terhune and myself. We are all very well represented in this exhibition. Please come by before the exhibition ends.
In June, I was juried into the 2022 Harford Plein Air Festival. This event lasts 2 months; artists can begin painting at the beginning of July until mid-September. We are required to create 5 plein air paintings of Harford County, MD. Since I live more than 50 miles away, I’m allowed to create 2 of those 5 paintings around where I live. I spent 3 nights/4 days painting in the Havre de Grace area and have produced 5 paintings. I’d like to go back and paint more depending on my schedule for the next couple of months. I’ll report back once we get closer to the exhibition date which occurs in mid-September.