Distinguished Artist Series

Please join us in-person at Prallsville Mills as Lynn DeClemente Losavio presents The Life and Work of the Johnson Family.

Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Lynn DeClemente Losavio, Program Officer of The Seward Johnson Atelier and Curator of the exhibition That’s Worth Celebrating: The Life and Work of the Johnson Family for a conversation about the Johnson’s family’s passion, their belief in the spirit of innovation, and the power of community and how Seward Johnson’s vision shaped his work and our world.

Lynn DeClemente Losavio is a member of the executive leadership team at The Seward Johnson Atelier. Lynn’s focus is Seward Johnson’s artistic legacy that includes but is not limited to his artwork, TSJA history and storytelling of the related organizations that share in Seward’s creative visions. She is responsible for researching, planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s exhibitions and engagement programs, working collaboratively on programs that advance TSJA’s mission and audience engagement. Lynn also serves as the exhibition and collection staff liaison between TSJA and Grounds For Sculpture, playing a key role in the growth of the relationship between the organizations supporting the legacy of Seward Johnson. Lynn completed her M.F.A in Textiles at California College of the Arts with a concentration in Social Practice/Open Engagement.

For more information, visit the website, The Seward Johnson Atelier TSJA is located at 60 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

Meetings are held in the stone grist mill at Prallsville Mills at 33 Risler Street, Route 29, Stockton, New Jersey. Artsbridge requests that attendees be vaccinated.

Photo of sculptor Seward Johnson
Seward Johnson, Stainless Girl (in process), stainless steel, 15 x 30 x 40 inches,
©1969 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

A Note From Gary David Fournier

Hello members and friends. I want to take a moment to express my joy at the success of our recent Members’ Exhibition. We had a wonderful turnout, one of the best art sales in years, a great number of participants, and one of the best volunteer teams I’ve seen yet! Congratulations to all and my sincere thanks to you all!

As a group, we’ve struggled to survive COVID and the resurgence of our organization is a testament to your dedication to Artsbridge and demonstrates the popular adage, “it takes a village”! Our membership is back up and the enthusiasm and camaraderie is clearly back. I’m confident, as we approach our 30 th year as an art organization, we will be stronger than ever. My commitment to you all is to do everything we can to continue to strengthen Artsbridge and offer new and ever better member programs.

Thank you again and I hope to see you soon.
Gary David Fournier

Congratulations to our Artsbridge 2022 Members’ Exhibition Award Winners

Award-winning artists in 5 categories and the winner of the “Ty Hodanish Award for Oil Landscape” each received a cash prize of $75 provided by our sponsor, First National Bank of Newtown. The People’s Choice Award Winner received a $75 gift certificate provided by our sponsor, Jerry’s Artarama of Lawrenceville. Our juror was artist and gallery owner, Kenoka Wagner.

3-D: Shawn Campbell, “Frog and Fairy Wings”
Watercolor, print-making, pastels, mixed-media, works on paper: Barbara Churilla, “Similarities”
Photography/Digital art: Susan Hollenbeck, “Storm Cloud – Uhlerstown”
Acrylic: Ronnie Bookbinder “He’s Home”
Oil: Kay King, “Yellow Sky”
Ty Hodanish Award for Oil Landscape: Tom Whitcraft, “The Pavilion”
Peoples’ Choice Award: Determined by vote of gallery attendees and awarded after the close of show: Matt DeProspero, “The Artist’s Life”

During the exhibition, 19 pieces were sold for a total of $7,065. All sales went directly to the artists, no commission was taken by Artsbridge.

Members look at the exhibition during the opening reception. Photos by Sue Ann Rainey.
Members look at the exhibition during the opening reception. Photos by Sue Ann Rainey.
Bob Barish poses in front of Matt DeProspero’s painting of Bob plein air painting along the Delaware in Lambertville. Photo by Matt DeProspero.
Bob Barish poses in front of Matt DeProspero’s painting of Bob plein air painting along the Delaware in Lambertville. Photo by Matt DeProspero.

We Need You to Help Artsbridge

We are in need of a Treasurer to work with our executive board. Please email Gary David Fournier if you can help us: Garydavidfournierart@gmail.com

Artists opportunity to exhibit outdoors at the Hunterdon Art Museum

Artful Sundays is a series of outdoor, juried art fairs. Hunterdon Art Museum is inviting applications by artists to sell their work on Sundays on the Museum’s terrace. Submitted work will be juried. Artists will be notified of acceptance by email. All work must be original and created by the artist. No reproductions are acceptable for display or sale.

Where: Hunterdon Art Museum’s Toshiko Takaezu Terrace,
7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, New Jersey 08809
When: Sundays throughout the summer: June 19 and 26;
July 17, 24, and 31;
August 7, 14, and 21.
Time: Sale: 11 a.m.—4 p.m.
Go to the website for more information: https://www.hunterdonartmuseum.org/2022-artful-sundays-application

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 other members go out painting, when weather is acceptable, in and around the River towns in NJ and PA. 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/

2022 Artsbridge Board of Directors

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