2021 Artsbridge Members’ Online Art Exhibition

Continues through June 30, 2021

Thank you to the members who entered this year. As in previous exhibits, our member artists submitted one piece of artwork and most art is for sale. Take a look here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJjCqf0RFbA.

Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
Click here for a PDF of the price list.

To make a purchase, email the name of artist & title, along with your phone number to Laura at AB2021.Member.Exhibit@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce that Carol Cruickshanks, artist and Executive Director of New Hope Arts, was the jurist for awards. Prizes were awarded for works in five different media and the “Ty Hodanish Award for Oil Landscape.” Awards were presented to these artists for their outstanding art.

3-Dimensional, “Shuttering” by Bonnie MacAllister
Watercolor/pastel/drawing, “Benjamin Franklin Bridge” by Christine Seo
Photography & Digital art, “Solitude” by Susan Hollenbeck
Acrylic Painting, “Four Years and an Hour” by Robert Hansen
Oil Painting, “Snowy Dawn” by Francisco Silva
The Ty Hodanish Award for Oil Landscape, “Moonlight Sonata” by Ilene Rubin.

Vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award by May 1. Send the name of the artist with subject line “PCA” to AB2021.Member.Exhibit@gmail.com One vote only per email address/person, please.

Marketing: Online marketing will be on the Artsbridge website, Artsbridge Facebook, members’ personal Instagram and Facebook and news releases only. Please post it on all your social media platforms.

Any questions or concerns, contact Laura Nicholson at AB2021.Member.Exhibit@gmail.com

Distinguished Artist Series

Please Zoom with us for Mary Ann McKay presenting “Art on Child Laborers of the American Industrial Age.”

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Ann McKay will introduce her ongoing art series, “Silent Voices,” that focuses on the plight of coal mine children around the turn of the 20th century. She will present her artistic process of working with old photographs taken of young coal miners to create her own artistic pieces. She uses images from around 1911 by Lewis Wickes Hine, a teacher and photographer for the National Child Labor Committee. He documented child labor in American industry to aid the lobbying efforts to end the practice. McKay grew up in Pennsylvania as the granddaughter of a coal miner, so these images are a part of her family history.

McKay’s new series, “Children of Glass” is a body of work focusing on the plight of working-class children of the T.C. Wheaton Glass Factory and nearby Bridgeton and Woodbury factories of New Jersey. These children came from many cultural backgrounds and were as young as twelve years old. New Jersey was an important part of the American Glass industry.

Mary Ann McKay received her art education at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and The Hussian College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. After many years as a successful graphic designer, she now devotes her time creating interdisciplinary art in her studio in Keyport, NJ. Mary Ann’s work has been shown in galleries throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. For more information, visit her website at www.maryannmckay.com

If you have questions please email Therese thalscheid@gmail.com

Mary Ann McKay
“Lunchtime” by Mary Ann McKay 2019

Topic: Artsbridge Distinguished Artist Series presents Mary Ann McKay
Time: Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Upcoming Distinguished Artists Programs

  • May 20: Jean Childs Buzgo presents My Evolving Artistic Journey
  • June 17: TBD
  • July & August: no programs during summer break

For more information about the series, email Thalscheid@gmail.com

Keep Our Programming Going!

We need your support to help Artsbridge continue its monthly events. Please make a donation today.


Website Directory

As an Artsbridge member, you have the opportunity to be listed on our website, but we need your information to keep the list up to date. Email the following information to Frank Silva at contactfranksilva@gmail.com with the subject “Artsbridge Member Sites”

  1. Your name
  2. A one sentence description about you and your art
  3. An image of your artwork (around 500kb)
  4. Your artist’s website URL
  5. Your Instagram name/link
  6. Your Facebook name/link

You must be a member of Artsbridge to qualify for this listing.

River Rats Plein Air Update

Bob Barish and others go out painting when weather acceptable in and around Stockton and Lambertville, NJ. You are on your own to go to the same location and set up at a safe distance from others. Please wear a mask if you go to socialize with other artists and keep a 6-foot distance. Contact Bob at Bobbarish@me.com to be added to the email list.

Photo by Sue Ann Rainey

Artsbridge Facebook

Please continue to produce creative art and post it on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ARTSBRIDGE for all to enjoy!

Peter Hunt Memorial Art Fund

Our dear friend Peter Hunt passed away in March. At the request of Peter’s family, we have established the Peter Hunt Memorial Art Fund. This fund will be used specifically for future Plein Air painting events or other similar events in his memory. To donate, you may send a check to:

Artsbridge PHMF
P.O. Box 354
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Please write the check to Artsbridge and in the memo line write PHMF. Thank you.

Thank you to all our donors as of 12-29-20: Tom & Joanne Chesar, Robb & Debby Sussna, Kay King, Tom & Linda Whitcraft, John Ennis & Jo-Ann Osnoe, Artsbridge, Gary Fournier, Cindy Ruenes, Marla Richie, Robert Beck & Doreen Wright, Dolores & Dolores Herr, Robert Barish, Edward Greninger

Online Art Gallery & Museum Hopping

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa: www.michenermuseum.org

Artists’ Gallery, Lambertville, NJ: https://www.lambertvillearts.com

Inspire Art Gallery and Studio, Dunellen, NJ: https://www.inspireartgalleryandstudio.com/

Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach CA.: https://www.laslagunaartgallery.com

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ: www.hunterdonartmuseum.org

The 2nd Floor Art Gallery, Revere, Pa.: https://the2ndfloorartgallery.com/

The Upstairs Gallery: https://www.theupstairsgallery.com/

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA: www.high.org

Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA: www.telfair.org

Philadelphia Museum of Art, www.https://philamuseum.org/

2021 Artsbridge Board of Directors

President, Gary Fournier
Vice President, Laura Nicholson
Secretary, Doe Phillips
Treasurer, Gary Fournier
Newsletter, Sue Ann Rainey, email: artsbridgemembers@gmail.com