Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The Gourgaud Gallery will present an exhibit of the New York City United Federation of Teachers Painting Class from the New Jersey outreach chapter. The show will run May 6-June 29, 2018. The reception is May 6, 2018 from 1-3. Various members of the class will participate. 20% of the proceeds will be for the Gourgaud Gallery which provides scholarships and programs for the Arts. We hope to see you at the reception. Light refreshments will be served.
The UFT Painting Class began in 2010 at the Monmouth County Library. We meet for 16 sessions a year, divided into 8 sessions per semester, for a 2-hours. 
Linda Gilbert is the instructor for this class. We have had six major exhibits as a class prior to this current one. We exhibited in 2012 and 2017 at the Manalapan Branch of the Monmouth County Library, and had three exclusive showings at the Gourgaud Gallery in Cranbury, New Jersey. We also participated in Open Call at the Gourgaud Gallery. Several of our students sold paintings at these showings.
The class is presented with various topics, styles and instruction appropriate to their paintings. A general theme is given for the paintings, resulting in various interpretations and styles. At times, we have varied subject matter at each session. The medium taught is Acrylic.
Some students never painted before they came into this group. The progress is extraordinary. The students have truly developed their talents, finding their niche of style.
The United Federation of Teachers runs a retirees program for retired NYC teachers and their spouses. Today over 60,000 retired teachers are members and have the fortune of taking classes at the numerous learning centers located in each of the five boroughs of New York, and outreach programs in New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, Florida, Arizona and several other states in the country. There are also outreach centers in a few foreign countries.
Linda Gilbert
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) Photography Exhibit Exhibit from April 8 - 27

Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) Photography Exhibit
Exhibit from April 8 - 27
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
Sundays 4/8 and 4/22 1 - 3 PM
Meet the Photographers at the
Reception on Sunday April 8 from 1-3 PM
Photos from Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) photographers are on display at the Gourgaud Gallery. The gallery is located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street (the old schoolhouse)
in Cranbury, NJ from April 8 to April 27. The photos selected by the photographers for the show depict various themes and subject matter. The photographers are from Cranbury, Hightstown, Monroe, West Windsor and various other communities in Central Jersey. Their work has been on display at various Galleries throughout New Jersey. Many of the photographers on display have had their work cited for awards by the NJFCC, PSA and other photography organizations.
The Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) is a non-profit organization that has been in operation for almost 10 years. The organization concentrates on digital photographic techniques and methods. The organization’s goal is to provide an environment where amateurs and professionals can learn from each other to further develop their skills as photographers. Most of the members are from the Central Jersey area. Meetings are held twice each month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. The CdCC organization has over 100 members.
The organization provides members with the opportunity to display their photos at various Galleries and Photo Shows. Usually at least one or possibly two shows a year are held for the photographers. Member competitions are held once a month during which the photographers get to present their work to be judged in a positive environment that fosters improvement. Once a month invited guest speakers present various topics about their specialty to enhance the member’s photographic knowledge and methods.
There will be a Meet the Photographers Reception at the Gallery on April 8 from 1-3 pm. Refreshments will be served. The artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. 
Hopefully an article relative to the exhibit will be in your newspaper. For more information contact:
Mathew Renk 609-395-1219 Mrenk5021@gmail.com

Thursday, January 25, 2018

"Art from The Trenton Community A-Team”

"Art from The Trenton Community A-Team
At the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall in Cranbury, NJ.
23A-North Main Street

February 3-23

Reception: Saturday February 3  from 1-3 pm

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM - - closed on Monday 2/19
Sunday 2/18 1-3 PM 

The artists return to the Gourgaud Gallery with many new exciting paintings that they have created. Please come and support this wonderfully talented and important group of artists of the Trenton Community A-Team who share their work every February at the Gourgaud Gallery. 

The Trenton Community A-TEAM supports, develops, and promotes self-taught, local artists because art can be transformative by reframing the artist's connectedness to self and others and by enhancing community pride. For more information on the Trenton Community A Team, go to their web site trentoncommunityateam.org.

Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment, however, Cranbury Arts Council will not charge a commission.

Refreshments will be served during the reception.

The contact is:
Susan Darley, Coordinator: sandarley@gmail.com


Monday, December 18, 2017



The Gourgaud Gallery will present the Open Call Exhibit in January. This is our ninth annual event and the theme this year is “TREES AND PLANTS” The reception will take place on Sunday January 7th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run Sunday January 7 to Friday January 26. 

Trees and plants will include any art medium that illustrates any form of plant (including flowers) and or trees (any type). The art medium can portray these items as the main subject, or included with a landscape, still life or people. A variety of mediums will be exhibited, including painting, drawing, collage, photography, or other mediums. 

As part of a non-profit Cranbury Arts Council, the Gourgaud Gallery donates 20% of art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and it’s programs that support Arts in our community. Cash or check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council will be accepted. The gallery is located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ and is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, and Sunday, first and third Sunday of the month 1pm-3pm.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

cranbury art in the park

A group show of paintings by artists who participated in the plein air series is scheduled for December at the Gourgaud Gallery: 

Cranbury Art in the Park 

Weekdays: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm (closed on 12/25)
Sundays: 12/3 and 12/17 1-3 pm

Please come to the Artist Reception on Sunday 12/3 at the Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury Town Hall (Old School Building), 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, NJto celebrate the art created from the Art in the Park plein air series sponsored by the Cranbury Arts Council. Each month from May to October, a different Cranbury property hosts local artists to capture the scenes offered at their beautiful gardens and historic homes in Cranbury and the artists painted also in parks in and beyond the town.

The art will be on display through the month of December making it a great time to purchase art for holiday gifts. 

Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. All art that is sold gives a 20% donation to the Cranbury Arts Council in order to continue in its mission to promote and support the arts through its programs, classes, exhibits, summer art & technology camp and winter theatre camp. For additional information see www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

Anyone wishing to exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery can obtain an application at the Gallery or at www.cranbury.org. For information on upcoming programs and events, join us on facebook and on www.Gourgaudgallery.blogspot.com. If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at cranburyartscouncil@gmail.com.
 See Facebook: Gourgaud Gallery

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everything With Wings

During the next few weeks  the Gourgaud Gallery, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ will feature an exhibit by Helen M. Rudnick:

“Everything With Wings II”
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sundays 10/1 and 10/15   1-3 PM

“Everything With Wings II” is a continuation of an artistic theme that Helen began in 2015. It mixes real with fantasy, natural with spiritual, eastern with western.  Sometimes the vision calls for watercolor, sometime acrylic, and occasionally photographic mixed with ink.  It’s all there, no rules, just feelings and ideas.

Helen was born and raised in the prosperous city of Hangzhou China.  At age 15 Helen entered a special High School in Hangzhou for the artistically inclined. After High School, she was accepted into the prestigious China National Academy of Fine Arts where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.  

Helen then moved to the United States to find herself as an artist and to find her “American dream”.  She enrolled in a Masters Degree Program in Art Education at Kean University, receiving here degree in 2007.

From 2001 to 2014 Helen ran her own art studio (Helen Studio), where she taught basic art skills. In 2015 she decided to close the studio and focus on her own art. Helen had solo exhibitions and participated also in group exhibitions. 

Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment for the artwork. As part of a non-profit Cranbury Arts Council, the Gourgaud Gallery donates 20% of art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs that support Arts in our community, see www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The exhibition will be titled "Gourgaud Galley open studio : from the study to the final artwork"

The exhibition will be titled "Gourgaud Galley open studio : from the study to the final artwork"
Reception Sept. 10 1-3

Exhibition opening: Sunday the 10 th from 1 pm to 3 pm
Exhibition: from Sunday the 10 th to Friday September the 22nd sketches by Pierre Bernay

The sketche is a study at dusk in Bar Harbor and some clouds study at sea