Wednesday, December 18, 2013

“Winter Dreams”

“Winter Dreams”
January Open Call Exhibit 2014
Reception Sunday Jan 5 from 1-3 PM

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM – 4 PM
First, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM closed 1/20


This will be the fifth annual "January Open Call for Artists" exhibit hosted by the Gourgaud Gallery. Daniel Thomas, Chairperson for the yearly event and member of the Gourgaud Gallery Committee is pleased to announce that he is expecting the usual great attendance for this annual event. Last year there were over 22 artists with 45 pieces of original art on display. All art will feature the theme of "Winter Dreams" and various mediums from oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography and collage will fill the walls at the Gourgaud Gallery through the month of January.

The reception will be on Sunday, January 5 from 1-3 PM in the Gourgaud Gallery, located in Town Hall. Many of the artists will be available to share and discuss their work with the visitors.

Be sure to visit the gallery and view winter scenes at their best. 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. The gallery is located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Historic Cranbury, New Jersey.
 
Marv Sitrin
Tree in Winter
watercolor
 
Linda Gilbert
Boats in the Sunset
Acrylic
 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

2014 Winter Workshops

Cranbury Arts Council presents the 2014 Winter Workshops
Workshops are held in the Gourgaud Gallery,
Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A N. Main St., Cranbury NJ
Cost: CAC members - $35  Non-members: $45
Bring cash or check made out to Cranbury Arts Council when you arrive
at workshop.

Saturday, January 18
9-12:30
"Collage:Experiment with Texture & Monoprint Techniques"
Instructor: Tamara Woronczuk

Saturday, February 15
9-12:30
Watercolor:
"Giving Up Control for Art's Sake"
Instructor: Russ Johnson

Saturday, March 15
12:30-4
Watercolor :
Theme TBA (check web site for update @ Cranburyartscouncil.org)
Instructor: Barbara Cox

April- TBA (check website for update @ Cranburyartscouncil.org)

If you are interested in signing up for any classes, please contact us
at cranburyartscouncil@gmail.com

After you sign up, we will send information on the class and materials
list to your email. You will be contacted one week prior to the
workshop to confirm your attendance.
Class sizes are limited so early sign up is recommended.
Thank you,
Gourgaud Gallery Committee
Cranbury Arts Council

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cranbury Art in the Park

Cranbury Art in the Park XI

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, second, third and last Sunday 1-3 pm


Please come to the Artist Reception on Sunday 12/8 at the Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury Town Hall, 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 this year the artists also painted in parks 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.

At Walnford- EJ Dunham

Bird Houses
H Teckenburg

Thursday, October 31, 2013

gourgaud gallery schedule of events


Gourgaud Gallery Schedule of Exhibits

 

2013

 

November 3-24 – SAG – Suburban Artist Guild Mixed Media Presentation

December 8-29  – Art in the Park  XI

 

2014

 

January 5-26 – Open Call – Winter Dreams

February 1 (Saturday)-23 – A Team Artists of Trenton

March 2 -30 – Barbara Cox

April 6-27 – Paul Norris

May 4-25 – Jordana Scheer

June 1-29 – Watercolorists Unlimited 

July 6-27 – Tatiana Sougakova

August  3-31 – Mary Ellen Brennan

September – Winter Workshop Series

October 5-26 – Dan Thomas

November – GGC Group Show

December – Art in the Park XII

 

2015

 

January 4-25 – Open Call Exhibit

February 7 (Saturday) – 22 – A Team

March 1-29 - Cranbury Digital Camera

April 12-26 (April 1 – Easter Sunday) – OPEN

May 3-31 – David Nissen  - Photography

June 7- 28 – Watercolorists Unlimited

July  12-26 (Sunday July 5 over Memorial Day weekend holiday)– OPEN

August 2-30 – OPEN

September 13-27 (Sunday September 6 – Monday Labor Day) – Workshop Series

October 4-25 – Allentown Art Guild

November 1-29 – OPEN

December 6-27 – ArtPark XIII

 

 

To apply, go to www.cranburyartscouncil.org for more information


 
The  TryfanGallery-DANIEL THOMAS
East Windsor, October 30, 2013

 

Recent NEWS from the Gallery includes two new exhibits TO SEE:

 

1. West Windsor Library. “An exhibit of local watercolors” on show November 2nd -30th

 

2. Meadow Lakes. “ Local watercolors of Hightstown and the Jersey Shore” on show November 2nd -30th.

 

Hamilton Jewelers Original

 

I am exhibiting at the West Windsor High School South Craft fair on December 7th. This year everyone who visits my booth can enter to win the “ Hamilton Jewelers” watercolor original shown above. There is one entry for every visitor to the booth and if you buy an additional giclee print or piece of framed art you get an additional entry. I will draw the winning entry at 1pm on the day so best to come in the am.
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WINTER DREAMS

The January exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall in Cranbury, NJ is:

"Winter Dreams"

January Open Call Exhibit 2014
January 5 – 26

Receiving day is December 29th 1-3pm

Reception Sunday, Jan 5 from 1-3 PM

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
Second, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM
 
This will be the fifth annual "January Open Call for Artists" exhibit hosted by the Gourgaud Gallery. Daniel Thomas, Chairperson for the yearly event and member of the Gourgaud Gallery Committee is pleased to announce that he is expecting the usual great attendance for this annual event. Last year there were over 22 artists with 45 pieces of original art on display. All art will feature the theme of "Winter Dreams" and various mediums from oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography and collage will fill the walls at the Gourgaud Gallery through the month of January.
 

The reception will be on Sunday, January 5 from 1-3 PM in the Gourgaud Gallery, located in Town Hall. Many of the artists will be available to share and discuss their work with the visitors.

Be sure to visit the gallery and view winter scenes at their best. 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. The gallery is located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Historic Cranbury, New Jersey.

Daniel Thomas - dthomas@chameleon-inc.com


“Suburban Artist Guild Mixed Media Presentation”

“Suburban Artist Guild Mixed Media Presentation”

Exhibit from November 3-24
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 4 PM (closed on 11/11)
First, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM 
 

Artists will be available to share and discuss their work with the visitors at the reception on Sunday, November 3 from 1-3 PM at the Gourgaud Gallery, located in Town Hall (Old School Building), 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ. There will be light refreshments. 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. Seewww.cranburyartscouncil.org.

The Suburban Artist Guild (SAG) has provided a supportive and social environment since 1963, for people who create art as an avocation or vocation, in the Central New Jersey area, and includes members from Middlesex, Somerset and Monmouth Counties. The Guild's focus is to create a forum for artists by exposing them to technical, theoretical and historical aspects of art through monthly demonstration/workshop meetings featuring well-known and accomplished artists, enabling artists to exchange ideas in the creation of their artwork, and to foster an appreciation of the arts by the general public, by participating in group exhibits in a variety of venues. 

SAG members exhibit expertise in a variety of media, including charcoal, graphite, ink, oils, watercolor, pastel, colored pencils, acrylics, Chinese Ink and Brush, and mixed media. Through the years, a number of the Guild's members have received honors and awards, and are members of prestigious New Jersey State and National art organizations. They have written articles for national art magazines and had their works featured in books of collected art. 

Spring Bouquet by P. D. Swelt

SPRING BOUQUET
PD SWELT

Friday, October 18, 2013

Toms River Mural

This is the project in Toms River since the end of April. Over 350 residents participated in the preliminary painting of the panels and then the artists of Toms River completed the detail work under the guidance of Master Muralist Elody Geykis. It was quite an experience with an amazing result. This was formerly a brick wall. Now it is a thing of beauty and a joy forever! If you are ever in the area I hope you will pay the mural a visit.
 CAC committee member Tamara Woronczuk

Monday, September 23, 2013

“Double Vision”


“Double Vision”

The reception is on Sunday, October 6 1-3 PM.

 

Exhibit is from October 6-27

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM

First, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM

 

Bernice chooses subjects that have a personal connection. Many of her paintings feature the play of light on landscapes, portraits/figures and still life. Paula explores a wide range of subjects and aims to capture a moment in time. Her painting “Burst of Flowers” was featured on the cover of the On the Go section of the Home News Tribune.

 

Paula and Bernice enjoy working in various mediums, especially watercolor. They both are members in the prestigious Garden State Water Color Society and New Jersey Water Color Association. Their work has been selected into various juried exhibitions and have won awards. Both artists artwork is also in private collections.
Bernice Rappoport

 

Biography

 

          In my art I choose subjects that have a personal connection. Many of my paintings feature the play of light on landscapes, portraits/figures and still life.

 

I started painting at the age of 12 and throughout the years, studied at the Art Students League in New York and also with many notable artists. Working in oil, pastel, acrylics, charcoal or watercolor, the challenge was always there. Today I work primarily in watercolor.

 

          My paintings have been selected into juried shows throughout New Jersey including the Ocean City Cultural Center juried exhibit in 2012, and I won first place watercolor in the 2013 Senior Show and Judges Choice at Pine Shores Art Association.  I was elected to full membership in the prestigious Garden State Watercolor Society and to the New Jersey Watercolor Society.  My painting was selected by the GSWCS for the Ken McCann award for a scene in the natural environment. My paintings are also in private collections.

 

Currently I am program director for the Suburban Artist Guild in East Brunswick.  I have also taught classes in drawing and watercolor for adults

 

          I continue in my pursuit of excellence. “I enjoy painting and hope to bring some of that joy to the viewer’s life.”


The Red Barn



P.D. Swelt

East Brunswick, NJ


 

My primary medium is watercolor, though I enjoy working in collage, pastels, colored pencil as well as pen and ink. Using varying techniques and media, I explore a wide range of subjects and aim to capture a moment in time.

          I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. I am on the Board of the Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS), an Associate Member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, Past Co-President of the Suburban Artist Guild, Member of the Pine Shores Art Association, Exhibit Planner of the Suburban Artist Guild, and, Co-Curator at Fiddleheads Restaurant in Jamesburg.

          I have exhibited in art shows throughout New Jersey and received awards including the “Gardens of the Garden State” Poster Image Award, and, Honorable Mention in the GSWS Associate Member Juried Exhibit.

My painting “Burst of Flowers” was featured on the cover of the On the Go section of the Home News Tribune. Last year, I received a Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence for my watercolor/collage “Reflections” at the 2012 East Brunswick Fine Arts Festival.

          My art work is in private collections in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and in the Township of East Brunswick’s Permanent Art Collection.
Rainy Day

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sponsor Participation Form

http://www.cranburyartscouncil.org/files/Download/HarvestMoonSPONSORform.pdf

form for donation of paintings

Sponsor Participation Form
Fundraising Volunteer___________________________________________________ Date of Visit_______________________________________________
 
Phone/Email___________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Deadline is Wednesday, Sept 15, 2013



www.cranburyartscouncil.org
Cranbury Arts Council
 
 
A fundraiser to support

Arts and Culture

in the Cranbury community.
 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 * 7–11 pm

Heritage Room at Cranbury Inn 21 South Main St. Cranbury, NJ

n “Harvest Gold” Patron $500.00+ (includes 2 tickets to dance)

n “Bumper Crop” Patron $250.00 (includes 2 tickets to dance)

n “Abundance” Sponsor $100.00

n “Heirloom” Friend $ 50.00

n Other $ ______________



Your company name as it will be listed in the Event Program:_______________________________________




AUCTION ITEM DONATION
 
 
Item Description Retail Value

_____________________________________________________ ________________________

_____________________________________________________ ________________________
Company________________________________________________ Contact Person__________________________________

Address_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone_ __________________________________ Email address_______________________________________________
 
For additional information or to arrange for pick-up of a silent auction item, contact

Amy Amico 609-213-1957 cranburyartscouncil@gmail.com. Please return this form with your donation to:

Cranbury Arts Council, PO Box 643, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THIS FUNDRAISER!

Tax ID #223-565-867/000

Thursday, August 22, 2013

GALA-OCT. 5, 2013

 also see www.cranburyartscouncil.org for further details
 
 
On behalf of the Cranbury Arts Council (CAC), I write to request your support so that our mission, to promote

the arts in our community, may continue. Working towards this goal, we ask you to join us at our fundraising

event to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Cranbury Inn, Cranbury NJ. Your presence,

either in person or by your contribution, will provide the resources necessary to enrich Cranbury and the

surrounding communities with many outstanding visual, music and performing arts programs.
If you are not familiar with CAC’s work, the non-profit organization has hosted many events during the
16 years of its existence, including:

Youth Shelter Arts Program – An arts enrichment curriculum at the Middlesex County Youth Shelter,



a 24-hour live-in facility for at risk teens. The residents receive High school credit for their participation in

Poetry and Visual Arts Programs.

Art & Technology Camp – A four week summer day camp for grades K-9 that offers classes in theatre, dance,



music, fashion design, art, computer graphics and woodworking to name a few.

The Gourgaud Gallery – Located in Cranbury Town Hall. The Gallery hosts a new art exhibit every month



featuring local artists and art groups. The Gallery is also utilized for art workshops, comedy improv and
musical performances.

Art in the Park – A free monthly plein air program held from May to October open to all ages and experiences.



A professional artist is on hand to host and lend a critical eye. The program features an art exhibit in December

showcasing the artwork created from the monthly plein air sessions.

Awards – CAC provides a $100 award for two eighth grade students who have been selected by the Cranbury



School’s Music and Art teachers at the year end Awards Night. A $2000 award is given to a Princeton High

School graduating senior who resides in Cranbury. The student is selected by the CAC Awards Committee and

has demonstrated excellence in the Visual Arts, Music- Instrumental & Vocal, Theatre Arts, Dance or Poetry.

Cranstock – A free two day music festival featuring the varied music styles of many local groups.

Community Involvement – The CAC participates in Cranbury community events including Cranbury Day,



Drug Free Fair , Cranbury Lions Club Pancake Breakfast other events throughout the year.

The CAC needs your help to continue funding these outstanding programs. During the event, the CAC will

host a Silent Auction with many wonderful baskets to bid on with offerings for everyone, as well as original
framed artwork donated by local artists. If you cannot attend, your financial contribution or donation to the

Silent Auction will be greatly appreciated and recognized in the CAC Fundraiser Program. Please let us know
how you can help by returning the enclosed form. Thank you so very much.

Amy Amico, CAC President
 



Sponsor Participation Form
Cranbury Arts Council
A fundraiser to support

Arts and Culture

in the Cranbury community.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 * 7–11 pm

Heritage Room at Cranbury Inn 21 South Main St. Cranbury, NJ

n “Harvest Gold” Patron $500.00+ (includes 2 tickets to dance)

n “Bumper Crop” Patron $250.00 (includes 2 tickets to dance)

n “Abundance” Sponsor $100.00

n “Heirloom” Friend $ 50.00

n Other $ ______________



Your company name as it will be listed in the Event Program:_______________________________________
AUCTION ITEM DONATION
Item Description Retail Value

_____________________________________________________ ________________________

_____________________________________________________ ________________________
Company________________________________________________ Contact Person__________________________________

Address_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone_ __________________________________ Email address_______________________________________________
For additional information or to arrange for pick-up of a silent auction item, contact

 

Cranbury Arts Council, PO Box 643, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THIS FUNDRAISER!

 

 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Winter Workshops at the Gourgaud Gallery -September Exhibit

The Winter Workshops Series at the Gourgaud Gallery      - September 1 from 1-3 PM-September 28.

 
 
In September the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A N. Main Street in Cranbury, N.J. will be hosting an exhibit for free, namely, "Winter Workshop Series Exhibit" by Workshop Artists.

 

The Winter Workshops at the Gourgaud Gallery sponsored by the Cranbury Arts Council has given local artists the opportunity to remain painting 12 months of the year. CAC has hosted Art in the Park sessions all around the area for the spring/summer months for plein air painting. Colleen Cahill started this program to supplement it so that even in the doldrums of winter we are able to assemble to learn, to paint and to create together. The focus this year has been on watercolor, specialized topics such as putting people in a landscape and creative collage and mixed media.

 

The Cranbury Arts Council employs working artists to facilitate these workshops and each year we get a great turnout to these sessions. We celebrate the work done at the workshops (collage, pastels, and watercolors being among the classes) with a gallery showing. Work can be submitted late August from workshop participants that are reviewed and possibly juried, based on the response. We also try to hang a piece from each of our artists and instructors.

 

The Winter Workshop gallery show will have a reception on Sunday, September 1 from 1-3 PM and we hope many can come to see these artistic efforts at the Gourgaud Gallery where ART happens.

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.

 

The Gallery is located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ and is free and open to the public Mon-Fri from 9 AM-4 PM, September 1-29 (closed on Labor Day) and the third and last Sunday of the month. You can meet the exhibiting Artists at the reception on September 1 from 1-3 PM. Refreshments are served at the Artist Reception.
 
The Gourgaud Gallery will also offer matted paintings for sale outside of the gallery, as part of Cranbury Day on September 7.
 
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: GOURGAUD GALLERY and on the GOURGAUD GALLERY BLOG at www.Gourgaudgallery.blogspot.com . If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at cranburyartscouncil@gmail.com.
 
 
For more information for an article about the exhibit please contact
Amy Amico   alamico@aol.com.
 


Bethlehem Steel Remains I
Amy Amico
Watercolor and Ink

Bethlehem Steel Remains II
Amy Amico
Watercolor and Ink

Times Square
Rachel Amico
Watercolor and Ink

Sunday, July 14, 2013

August Exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery: “The Subjectivity of Time"--work by Arthur D. Anderson


                                                     “The Subjectivity of Time
 
                                                  Work by Arthur D. Anderson

Reception Sunday, August 4 from 1-3 PM

Exhibit from August 4-August 25, 2013

Hours: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
First, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM


The featured artist for the month of August at the Gourgaud Gallery will be Arthur D. Anderson.  For this one-man show, The Gallery will be highlighting three exhibits of Mr. Anderson’s works, including those from his recent acrylic abstract series “The Subjectivity of Time”; Watercolors in the English style collected in “Watercolors Britannia”; and a selection of figurative and traditional works in acrylic and watercolor.

Arthur Anderson continues a family tradition of fine art dating back a century, when his maternal grandfather Alan Silverman began study at Cooper Union, eventually becoming a prominent sculptor and oil painter and was part of the New Deal's WPA Program. Alan's wife, Anna Silverman (Arthur's grandmother) painted under the name "Vanya," and exhibited at the Whitney Studio Club, later the Whitney Museum of Art.

Anderson has exhibited his work at numerous exhibitions on Long Island, including Long Beach, Southampton and Shelter Island. His works are in collections throughout the U.S., and he has done portrait commissions in California, Florida and Texas.

Arthur studied watercolor with Edgar Whitney and Betty Lou Schlemm, and acrylic painting and portraiture at the Art Students League of New York.

Anderson lives in Oceanside, New York with his wife, Rochelle.
 
The beautiful 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. See Cranbury Arts Council Web site for programs and details: www.cranburyartscouncil.org
 
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Party Under the Bridge

The Grand Canyon-Highlighted and Burned

Hawk Eye


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kelli Lynn Abdoney- A photographic exhibition of Caithness and Sutherland landscapes


 



 

A photographic exhibition of Caithness and Sutherland landscapes

 July exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery
Deerstalkers
 
 
“…the whole point about ‘scenery’ is that it provides a backdrop against which the drama of our lives is acted out, and this just as true in the context of Highland topography as it is in the theatre.”
 
Ray McKenzie
Historical and Critical Lecturer
Glasgow School of Art
 
 
Landscape interpretation is not just a matter of recording the physical aspects of the land, such as it’s geological structure and the space in which it exists; equally important are less tangible factors like memory and history and the passage of time. Time is the dimension in which the meaning of a landscape unfolds, and it is registered in this body of work as the constantly changing pattern of time itself.
 
There has always been a romantic interpretation associated with imagery concerning the environment, though whether these interpretations are false or idealized depends on the opinion of the viewer. They do, however, reflect a spiritual interaction between art and nature. In my personal opinion the relationship man has with the natural environment is an amalgamation of survival, innate motherly love and an overwhelming sense of infinite time.
 
It is relevant that we have approached a momentous juncture in time. Established traditions and social trends are rapidly disintegrating and, in turn, science and technology are amazing us with their genius by revolutionizing lifestyles beyond comprehension. The natural environment is a controversial issue within the present social climate, and it is apparent that there is an ever-increasing demand for the preservation and protection of many decreasing natural ecosystems.
 
I find the landscapes of Caithness and Sutherland quite extraordinary. There is an overwhelming energy in the rugged battered coastlines and a powerful sense of history and prehistory that saturates the land. The 180-degree horizon, which cradles an abundance of weather from dawn to dusk, the sprawling landscapes that have sustained man and the clarity of it’s light are only but a few of Caithness and Sutherland’s physical qualities.
 
 


 
Kelli Lynn Abdoney

 

Kelli Abdoney was born in 1975 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but her childhood was spent exploring the natural wonderland of Scotland, a magical landscape that continues to inspire her.

 
Having graduated from Glasgow School of Art, where she studied photography and the visual arts, she has enjoyed a career at the forefront of new media in Scottish journalism.


details of reception will be coming soon