Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cranbury Art in the Park December 4-30 Reception Sunday December 4 from 1-3 pm

Cranbury Art in the Park 

Weekdays: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm (closed on 12/26)
Sundays: 12/4 and 12/18 1-3 pm

Please come to the Artist Reception on Sunday 12/4 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

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 and on If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at

Friday, October 21, 2016

Surburban Art Guild Nov.6-Nov.25

Suburban Artist Guild

The exhibit will run from Sunday Nov. 6 - Friday Nov. 25 with the reception on Sunday Nov. 6 from 1-3 pm.

The Suburban Artist Guild (“SAG”) is an informal organization that provides a supportive environment for artists, creating 2-dimensional work, in the central New Jersey area. It has been in existence since 1963, and currently focuses on providing artists a forum to exchange artistic ideas, grow in their knowledge of technical, theoretical, and historical aspects of art, and to foster an appreciation of the arts by, and for, the general public.  SAG members exhibit expertise in watercolor, oils, pen/ink and acrylic painting, color pencil, graphite, pastel, and charcoal drawing. Many member artists belong to professional artist organizations.

SAG holds monthly meetings on the second Friday of each month (unless there’s a holiday, then a meeting is the week before or after), from 2-4pm at the East Brunswick Public Library meeting room 3. The meetings include mini-workshops and/or demos of a variety of artist techniques, all presented by experienced artists from around the state.  SAG also organizes local group exhibits, as well as individuals at a local restaurant. For information, contact Selena Palmer at 732 254 3113, or Paula Feifer at 732 238 0800.

See Facebook:Gourgaud Gallery for more information and photos

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) Photography Exhibit

Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) Photography Exhibit

Exhibit from October 2nd – October 28th
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
Second, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM

Meet the Photographers at the 
Reception on Sunday October 2nd 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 October 2nd – October 28th.  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 Sunday October 2nd 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. 
 Cranbury digital Camera Club (CdCC) Photography Exhibit
See Facebook: Gourgaud Gallery

Friday, August 26, 2016

Art in the Park this Sunday

Dear Artists,
The next session will be this Sunday, August 28 from noon to 4 at 121 Plainsboro Rd in Cranbury. The property is on the left side of the road if coming from Main St., and on the right side if coming in from the west. There will be limited parking in the driveway, so you can find street parking on Prospect St, between Main St. and the property. There is a sidewalk on the opposite side of the property on Plainsboro Rd. to safely walk to the location. You can cross the street at the corner of Prospect and Plainsboro, and then cross back over when you reach 121 Plainsboro. Please remember to sign in and we hope to see many of you there- the weather should be nice.
Best, Amy 

Winter Workshop & Four Seasons Watercolorists Group Show

Winter Workshop
Four Seasons Watercolorists
Group Show

The art will be a display of work from the artists who have participated in the Cranbury Arts Council's Winter Workshops and will include watercolors and collages, as well as a collection of watercolors from the Four Seasons art group of Cranbury.
The reception will be on Sunday September 11 from 1-3 pm in the Gourgaud Gallery located in Town Hall, Cranbury NJ and will run through Friday September 23.

Friday, July 15, 2016

“Celebration” A Creative Collective and HomeFront ArtSpace art exhibition

For August the Gourgaud Gallery announces

A Creative Collective and HomeFront ArtSpace art exhibition

Reception Sunday, August 7  1-3 PM

Exhibit from August 1 – August 26
Terry Farkas

Icy Taiwan's Mountains
Lynn Cheng Varga

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sundays 1-3 PM

The Gourgaud Gallery is located in the Cranbury Town Hall, at 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, NJ. The gallery will host an art exhibition featuring members of the Creative Collective and showcasing the artists of HomeFront’s ArtSpace. The exhibit celebrates the work of local artists and highlights the artists of ArtSpace, which aims to build self-confidence through therapeutic art. ArtSpace is a HomeFront program housed in Homefront's Family Campus, a center for homeless families in Ewing, NJ. HomeFront provides a holistic array of services for families who are homeless or at high risk of becoming so. The exhibition creates awareness for this amazing organization and the transformative power of art.

A variety of mediums including oil painting, acrylic paintings, photography, watercolor, stone carving, digital art and mixed media will be on display.

To learn more about ArtSpace, visit Email inquiries to: or call 609-883-7500 ext: 316
To learn more about HomeFront visit

Cash or a check is accepted as payment.
For more information for an article about the exhibit please contact:
Ellen Veden or Janis Blayne Paul - Creative Collective PR Team
347-712-1382  or 646-541-9275

Saturday, June 18, 2016

July 10-July 29 2016 Exhibit at Gourgaud Gallery

“Allentown Art Guild Member’s Show”

At the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall,

Exhibit from July 10-29
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM 

Allentown Art Guild
The Allentown Art Guild was formed in 2006 by three local artists. They felt there was a need for an association of professional and non-professional artists. Currently the Guild is comprised of ~20 members from the Allentown and the surrounding areas. The Guild is a non-profit organization and it holds monthly meetings that include workshops, demonstrations and lectures by distinguished artists. The public is invited to attend many of these events since it is the Guild’s goal to encourage art appreciation in our community as well as to encourage artistic growth among its members.  To help encourage young artists in the community, the Guild has sponsored an annual art award of $500 to a graduating Allentown High School senior.  

Pictured below is a collaborative community project by the guild members that was on display in the Allentown Library.  This was originally a photograph of the old mill in Allentown that was divided into 27 pieces. Each member took a square and interpreted that square on the piece of canvas provided.  

      For more information, visit the guild website-

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.For additional information see

For more information for an article about the exhibit please contact 
Karen Overbye

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Places Traveled by Watercolorists Unlimited

Places Traveled by Watercolorists Unlimited
Exhibit from June 5-24
Reception Sunday, June 5 from 1-3 PM
Gallery Hours are
Sundays: June 5 & June 19 1-3 PM
Weekdays: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
Each month this group of New Jersey artists has been meeting, for more than 25 years, to critique their paintings on a new subject. The twelve artists show their work throughout New Jersey and annually at the Gourgaud Gallery.
Artists will be available to share and discuss their work with the visitors at the reception on Sunday, June 5 from 1-3 PM at the Gourgaud Gallery, located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street in Cranbury, New Jersey. There will be light refreshments. 
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

See Facebook: Gougaud Gallery for images

Monday, April 18, 2016

Colleen Cahill Original and Collaborative Work

The May exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A N. Main Street in Cranbury, N.J. is art by

Colleen Cahill
Original and Collaborative Work

 See Facebook:Gourgaud Gallery for picture and details

Colleen Cahill, a gifted artist, lived in Cranbury, NJ for many years. While raising her family, she worked at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Monroe Township as the Religious Education Director and was involved in many, many community organizations. She was a committee member of the Gourgaud Gallery, a part of Cranbury Arts Council, and volunteered her time and energy to promote and support the arts in the community, as well as exhibiting her artwork in many shows over the years. 
Born on May 18, 1956, Colleen passed away on May 6, 2014. Her friends and fellow artists have joined in celebrating her life and her art with the community appropriately this May by sharing her work to raise money to fund a memorial donation towards the renovation underway at the Nativity of Our Lord Church. 
Most of the artwork is original and a few pieces have been lovingly completed by her close artist friends with her family's blessing.
The exhibit will feature framed and matted pieces of her watercolors and pastels which are a true celebration of her talent, her love of art, and her dedication to her family, friends and community here in Cranbury. We hope to see many of her friends and fellow artists at the reception on Sunday, May 1 from 1-3 pm or visit through the month of May, and help to build funds towards a donation in her name to the church she so dearly loved.
The exhibit will run until Friday, May 27 and art can be purchased throughout the month. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. 

For additional information please contact:
Amy Alamico

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“Two Old Guys Painting”

During April the Gourgaud Gallery will be hosting an exhibit named

Old Tree
Marve Sitrin

Save One For Me
Dale Smith
“Two Old Guys Painting”
At the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall,
23-A N. Main Street in Cranbury, N.J. 

Exhibit from April 3 to 22
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 4/3 and Sunday 4/17  1-3 PM

Opening Reception Sunday, April 3rd from 1-3:30 PM

The two artists are displaying a variety of fabulous paintings in watercolor. Both have had an interest in art for many years and taken classes. The artists will be at the reception on April 3rd from 1-3 PM. Refreshments are served at the reception.

Marv Sitrin hails from Utica, New York. He earned his BS degree from Utica College of Syracuse University. While there he was a cartoonist for the campus humor magazine and art editor of the college yearbook. He continued on to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry where he again was art editor of the yearbook. In 1960, after two years in the Air Force, Marv moved to New Jersey.
               All his life he has had an active interest in the creative world of art. He has done cartooning, oil painting, sculpturing, wood working as well as watercolor. Marv has taken watercolor classes in Shrewsbury and Summit and since moving to Cranbury has had the good fortune of being in classes taught by Barbara Cox and Russ Johnson.
               He enjoys all aspects of the challenge of watercolor. It has been said that very often the influence of cartooning can be seen in his work. Marv now resides with his wife El in the Four Seasons at Cranbury where water painting classes are close at hand.

Although Dale Smith has called Cranbury home for almost 40 years, his roots lie in northern New York (Watertown).  He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and Columbia University, graduating with degrees in chemistry and architecture.  His architectural career ran the gamut from commercial and residential in the private sector, and then, with the State of New Jersey, projects in corrections, housing, parks, historic restoration, and office construction.
               His interest in watercolor spans more than 20 years. He has enjoyed classes with Pietro Smith, Barbara Cox, Lisa Walsh, and Russ Johnson.  His focus has been on landscapes with an emphasis on color, attempting to achieve dramatic results using multiple layers of transparent tints.

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. See

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cranbury School Honors National Youth Art Month

Cranbury School Honors National Youth Art Month

National Youth Art is celebrated during the month of March.  Cranbury School student artists will be featured at the Gourgaud Gallery at Town Hall in Cranbury.  The show will run from March 6th to March 25th.  

Stacey Crannage, Art Teacher at The Cranbury School, has selected art pieces from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade to be showcased.  Criterion used for selecting the Gallery artwork included technique, originality, and showcasing the student’s unique strengths and talents.  Student artwork will include paintings, drawings, and sculpture, amongst others.  

An artist reception will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gallery.  Several of the exhibiting artists will be present. Light refreshments will be served.

The Gourgaud Gallery is located in Town Hall 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well as the first and third Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


For more information for an article please contact

Stacey Crannage <

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winter workshops

Please email Amy Amico at to pre-register for the workshop as class size is very limited. Be ready to pay by cash or check at the start of the workshop. Walk-ins may be turned away if the class is full.

Saturday, February 27, 9-12:30
Watercolor Techniques: ways of manipulating paint, wet or dry
Instructor: Russ Johnson
Please bring your watercolor supplies with hot and/or cold press papers and be ready to paint!
Feel free to bring photo references of still life or landscape subjects.
CAC members - $35
Non-members - $45

Collage Workshop: Tissue & Black Gesso
Instructor: Tamara Woronczuk
We will create a multi-colored tissue background and then experiment with different surface techniques like painting, drawing or stenciling with black gesso. Please bring a collection of papers and sheets of watercolor paper- otherwise all else will be provided.
CAC members - $35
Non- members - $45

Monday, January 18, 2016

"Art from the Heart" The A-Team Artists of Trenton At the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall in Cranbury, NJ.

We are looking forward to another great exhibit by the “A-Team”:
"Art from the Heart" The A-Team Artists of Trenton
At the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall in Cranbury, NJ.
February 6-27
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM closed on 2/15
Sunday 21  1-3 PM,
Reception: Saturday February 6  from 1-3 pm

"Art from The Trenton Community A-Team
At the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall in Cranbury, NJ.
February 6-27
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM closed on 2/15
Sunday 21  1-3 PM,
Reception: Saturday February 6  from 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

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, Arts Program Coordinator: