Karen Titus Smith: Her Work and Artistic Journey
Karen Titus Smith: Her Work and Artistic Journey
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7 p.m.
Prallsville Mills, Stockton NJ
Karen Titus Smith will be Artsbridge’s “Distinguished Artist” when their series continues at 7 pm on Nov. 21, at the Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St., Stockton NJ. An artist and creative force at a New York design firm, Ms. Smith’s artwork graces the walls of exclusive hotels throughout America, including the presidential suites at the Willard and Watergate Hotels in Washington, DC, and the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Her commissioned murals are largely scenic pieces that create indoor environments. She uses and teaches the old masters process and primavera techniques. Her demonstration at the Mill will share an old master technique of underpainting and glazing.
A career spanning three decades, the artist’s vast experiences have ranged from sign painting to theater drops, still life to abstract.
Born in Narbeth, PA, Karen earned a BFA from Moore College of Art, and continued her studies at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Tyler School of Art. Since 1978, her home and studio are in Pemberton NJ, where she paints and teaches in both oil and acrylics.
Visit her online at karentitussmith.com
Photo: Karen Titus Smith by the artist
An Open Letter to all Artsbridge Members
A big hello to all our past, present and future members. I hope you all had a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend!
I write to you all to bring attention to volunteer opportunities now available at Artsbridge. I’m reaching out to you all to first express my personal thanks to all volunteers, past and present. Whether event volunteers or Board members, your help makes Artsbridge the successful art organization it has become.
Second, I ask you to be aware that we have specific needs for a Treasurer, Public Relations team leader and Newsletter writer/editor. The incumbents have been in these roles for some time and in some cases, providing double duty. New volunteers are much needed. The Treasurer is a board level position. The others can but don’t have to be.
Position descriptions for each of these critical positions can be reviewed by clicking on links below for more detail and your consideration. We need to fill these very soon to help grow a great arts organization, continue its smooth operation, to provide leadership opportunities to members and to maintain the stability of our organization.
I appeal to you to consider stepping up and become part of our leadership team today. Contact me or any member of the board if you’re interested or would like more information.
Thank you in advance. Have a safe and enjoyable summer. Do Art!
Gary David Fournier, President
25th Member Exhibition
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ
People’s Choice Award:
Best in Show, Lois Wilson, Wink
2nd Place, Sue Ann Rainey, Old California Truck
3rd place, Joy Kreves, Cosmic Debris
Ty Hodanish Memorial award, Diane Greenberg
Honorable Mention, Erin April Cooper, untitled:the way through
Honorable Mention, Glenn Donnelly, Bucks County Barn
Photos from the 2019 Members show
Artsbridge has a new president. Congratulations to Gary Fournier from East Windsor NJ. He was elected to a two year term starting in the first of the year. Gary comes with an impressive history of corporate and organization positions. He is a member of the River Rats Plein Air group. Gary is a painter and works mainly with oil, acrylic and water color.
Rodney Miller was awarded the the Artsbridge Artist Laurel. On occasion the Board of Directors vote to give the award to someone for their major contributions to the Arts and the Arts Community. Rodney, as we all know, is a long time member of multiple organizations and is a hard worker for all of them. He has been Artsbridge Vice President, Exhibition Chair as well our photographer in residence. Although he is retiring from the Board, he will continue to work on our shows and programs. The lovely stained glass award (note the camera motif) was designed as always by Sun Flower Glass.
In other news….. more changes to the Artsbridge Board. Doe Phillips has joined the Board as secretary replacing Trudell Green who has moved out of the area. Former Presidents Margie Milne and Edie Sharp are both going off the Board. Edie has moved to Texas, Margie will still be around to help with shows and events as well as the E-News editor (looking for someone who would enjoy doing that job).
HELP WANTED. Artsbridge still has officer and committee spots to be filled in order to keep our organization going.
- Positions We Still Need:
- Assistant for PR and Advertising
- Publisher for the E-News
- Future Show Chairs
If you are interested and have the skill sets to step into, or learn one of these positions send an email to Sue Ann Rainey at email@example.com
- Provide a better public understanding of the arts in all the creative disciplines.
- Make the arts available to all segments of the community through education, exhibition and performance.
- Nurture local, state and regional arts and artists, enhancing communications among and between artists and providing artists with a greater opportunity to have their work displayed or otherwise exposed to the public.
- Promote quality and professionalism in the arts.
- Fostering communication and networking within the arts community.
- Avail and administer all services and policies to all people of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age or physical status.
- Finally to provide the community information concerning the arts in the form of seminars, community programs and any other informational media.
If you would like to become a part of this exciting organization, click this link for “Membership and Donations Information”. Come visit one of our community events. Prospective members and the general public are always welcome.