Thursday, August 16, 2012


Winter Workshop Art Exhibit-Sept 8-30, 2012


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 garden sessions all around the area for the spring/ summer months for plien 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 has been on watercolor, collage, pastel and many specialized topics such as perspective drawing and still life with drama.

CAC 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 artist and instructors.

The Winter workshop gallery show is one of the highlights of Cranbury Day and we hope many can come see these artistic efforts and join us at the official opening Sunday Sept. 9th from 1-3 PM at the Gourgaud where ART happens.

The Gourgaud Gallery will also offer matted paintings for sale outside of the gallery, as part of Cranbury Day.

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- a 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 and the third and last Sunday of the month from 1-3 pm. You can meet the exhibiting Artist(s). Refreshments are served at the Artist Reception. Anyone wishing to exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery can obtain an application at the Gallery or at For information on upcoming programs and events, join us on FACEBOOK: GOURGAUD GALLERY, and on the GOURGAUD GALLERY BLOG at . If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at

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