Aesthetica Art Prize

Calling all Artists: Entries are open for the AestheticaMag Art Prize. Enter your work onto the world’s stage and win £5000, a 12-week group exhibition and publication. Categories include #painting #sculpture #photography #installation #video. To find out more click here.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run for 12-weeks.

Aesthetica Art Prize
Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition

Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition (PMPE)

April 5-23, 2020

Emmet Gowin will be the juror for Phillips’ Mill Photo Exhibition 2020!

Emmet Gowin is one of the greats in the history of photography. Emmet is an internationally acclaimed photographer. His various honors include a Guggenheim, two NEA Fellowships, a Pew Fellowship, and a Governor’s Award. He has exhibited at major museums and taught at Princeton University for more than 35 years. We are beyond excited to introduce him to our artists’ creative imagery.

Please visit our Call for Art to download the entry form and follow the detailed instructions.

Distinguished Artist Series

Mira DeMartino: “Empowerment Through Artfirmations”

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7 p.m. – Prallsville Mills, Stockton NJ

Warrior Spirit sculpture by Mira DeMartino

Sculptor Mira DeMartino will present “Empowerment Through Artfirmations,” at Artsbridge’s Distinguished Artist Series this month. A decade ago, Mira developed her own technique of sculpting calling it AlumixArt™ mixed media–consisting mostly of aluminum. She uses this unique medium to explore the area of modern spirituality. Her goal is to challenge viewers to connect with their potential of self-empowerment through art. “I believe in self-empowerment. I believe that what we see around us influences our mental attitude. I create sculptures as a tool for self-empowerment, and I call them “Artfirmations.” says DeMartino. Join Artsbridge for Mira’s presentation of her spirited sculptures at 7 p.m. on February 20 at the Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St., Stockton, N.J.

Born in Gdansk, Poland, now living in Pennington NJ, Mira has a Masters degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland and an MBA from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Her work is housed in many private collections locally and around the world.

www.mirademartino.com

Photo of Sculptor Mira DeMartino

2020 Members Exhibition
March 8—21, 2020

at Historic Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Rte. 29, Stockton, NJ

Click here for prospectus

Art Drop Off

Friday, March 6, 4–6p.m. Saturday, March 7, 9–11a.m.

Hanging Day

Saturday, March 7, 12–3p.m. Volunteers needed, come and help

Artists’ Reception for Members

Sunday, March 8, 4–6p.m. *Daylight savings time. Bring food to share. Drinks are supplied by Artsbridge. Bad Weather date: 3/15, 4–6p.m.

Exhibition Times, All Welcome

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 12–4p.m. March 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, and 21
Please promote the exhibit on social madia and to your friends.

Post-exhibit Art pick up ONLY Sunday, 3/22, 1–4p.m.

Artists’ Reception for the exhibit will be at the Historic Prallsville Mills. Join us for this fun event and bring a covered dish, appetizer or dessert to share. Artsbridge will provide the drinks. Join us to celebrate our art and our community. Check our website or facebook page for weather postponement.

Award ribbons will be presented during the reception. In addition, we have the popular Peoples Choice Award. Remember to vote for your favorite piece of art at the reception or during the exhibition. The PCA winner will be announced at Post-exhibit pick up, on the website, and on our Facebook page.

Membership: You must be a current member to submit art. Join or renew your Artsbridge membership online with PayPal or by mailing a check and form. An appli- cation is printed on the reverse side of this form.You may also renew at Drop off with cash or check and the filled-in form.

All current members art submissions will be accepted in any medium and should be of current art.

Volunteers: There will be a volunteer sign-up at Drop Off. Please give your time to help make this exhibit the best it can be. We need your help with: art drop off, hang- ing, reception set up and clean up, gallery sitting, and closing pick up and clean up. Remember this is a Members’ exhibit and we need your help.

If you would like to help, email Laura Nicholson or text 609-575-3260.

Upcoming Presentations

FEBRUARY 20:
Maira De Martino – Empowerment through “Artfirmations”

MARCH 19:
Gary Sarestzky – 19th Century Photographers of Hunterdon County

APRIL 16:
MaryAnn McKay – Mixed media artist

JUNE 18:
Deborah Hoeffner – Artist and illustrator

NOVEMBER 19:
Henry Rowan – Photographer

SEPTEMBER 17:
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.

Needed:

  • 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 gdfou109@comcast.net or our Vice President, Sue Ann Rainey at Sueannrainey@gmail.com 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.

Opportunities

Sketching the Landscapes of Morocco May 13-26, 2020

Join us for a 14-day guided excursion through the varied cities and landscapes of Morocco. We will visit the exotic cities of Fes and Marrakech, ancient Roman ruins, small towns and weekly markets, the Sahara desert and oasis, and the Atlas Mountains. Our experienced native Moroccan tour guide along with knowledgeable and frequent Moroccan traveler Sandra Clinton will show us places and culture rarely found on other tours. Through daily sketching and tours we’ll look at architecture, landscapes, agriculture, food, crafts, and Moroccan culture. Group size limited to 12. For further information go to:
www.jeffcharlesworth.com/morocco.html
Email:
jeffreycharlesworth@gmail.com or
syc@clinton-la.com

Morocco

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.

 

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