Photo of Peter Hunt

Artsbridge Announcement

We continue to mourn the loss of our friend Peter Hunt, a long time Member, former Board Member, and avid River Rats plein air painter. The Hunt family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Artsbridge. We are honored that Peter and his family so enjoyed our organization that the Hunt family would honor Artsbridge in this way. We have established the “Peter Hunt Memorial Art Fund”. Donations can be made by sending checks to Artsbridge, “Peter Hunt Memorial Fund” (or through our PayPal account on our webpage under “Become a Member”, General Donation button). Be sure to identify the donation as “Peter Hunt Memorial Fund”. Our plan is to use the funds toward offering professional art demonstrations at times and venue to be announced.

On behalf of the Hunt family and Artsbridge we appreciate your donations.

Gary David Fournier, President, Artsbridge

Artsbridge Announces the Passing of Peter Hunt

Artsbridge announces, with great sadness, the passing of Peter Hunt on March 18 after a short illness. He passed away at home surrounded by his family. Peter was a longtime member of Artsbridge, the River Rats plein air group, and served with distinction on our Board of Directors. He was a family man and a true gentleman. Peter was soft spoken, a great listener, friend and wonderful artist. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Maryanne and the Hunt family. He will be missed by us all. As more information becomes available it will be posted.

Credit: "Painting of Peter by Larry Chestnut"
Credit: “Painting of Peter by Larry Chestnut”

Artsbridge Announces Member Exhibit Juried Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the abbreviated 2020 Members Exhibition. Special thanks to our Jurist, Emily Thompson for her efforts and Laura Nicholson, Exhibit Chair for a great job, and all our volunteers for their hard work to make this event happen.


1st place: Jack Muessig, “Near Bass Harbor”

2nd place: Philip Rothenburg, “Dove”

3rd place: Robin Crowley, “Cousin Al”

Ty Hodanish Award for Painting: Paul McGinn, “The Lodge”

People’s Choice Award: Dorothy Hoeschen

Upcoming Presentations

MaryAnn McKay – Mixed media artist

JUNE 18:
Deborah Hoeffner – Artist and illustrator

Henry Rowan – Photographer

Dean Thomas – Printmaker

It’s Time for Membership Dues

Our membership is yearly, starting in January. You may join or renew at a meeting with cash or check for $35 made out to Artsbridge. A membership info card needs to be handed in with payment to Sue Ann Rainey or a board member.

You may mail in a check and membership info card to Artsbridge, PO Box 345, Lambertville, NJ 08530. You may also click here to pay with PayPal.

Dues help pay for meeting use in our historic Mill, distinguished artist presenters, exhibitions, snacks, parties and more.

Volunteers Needed for Artsbridge! Get Involved!

We Need Your Help! Our organization is looking for members that are interested in serving on the Board of Directors and chairpersons to execute tasks that make all the exhibits and programs happen. Everyone has skills other than their art skills. Help us make this a successful organization by volunteering those skills! You will meet new people, learn more about the organization, and help to shape its events and future.


  • Treasurer (bookkeeping in QuickBooks)
  • Exhibits chair (organize dates, volunteers, and marketing)
  • Press release chair (write press releases for events and send to the press)
  • E-newsletter chair (take provided copy, layout in Constant Contact and send)
  • Hospitality chair (organize welcoming, food and beverages)

Please contact our President, Gary Fournier at or our Vice President, Sue Ann Rainey at for information. We can’t continue without new volunteer members in these important positions. Help make Artsbridge more successful and address the needs of our members by volunteering to help today.

Meetings & Events

Artsbridge is an energetic art group of painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, actors, musicians and filmmakers, gathering together on a volunteer basis to:

  • 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.

Become a Member

If you would like to become a part of this exciting organization, click here for “Membership and Donations Information”. Come visit one of our community events. Prospective members and the general public are always welcome.