Distinguished Artist Series

Please Zoom with us for Harry Boardman, artist and gallery owner presenting “So Much to Paint, So Little Time.”

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

Welcome to a new year and hopefully a better year ahead!

We welcome Harry Boardman, an artist and gallery owner of Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, Pa. He lives and works in a former cigar factory with his wife Heather, a glass and jewelry artist, and his dog. They renovated the building from a rough dirty shell and transformed it into a warm inviting space and filled it with art.

 

Most of Harry’s work is done in oil pastels: messy, rich, and a unique blend of drawing & painting. He also paints in oils and draws in ink. Oil pastels are a perfect choice for him, as they are like a lush, waxy crayon allowing him to create art that looks and feels like a painting, but is applied like a drawing. Many people have heard of oil pastels but may not know how they are used to create a finish. He creates art that includes skies, trees, rolling fields, barns, and industrial sites. Harry likes to focus on the everyday scene that might go over-looked, but is totally worth acknowledging as a painting.

This presentation will include a discussion of his technique, a look at some of his paintings, and a demonstration. The program will end with a virtual tour of his studio and gallery, in the 1901 cigar factory. Q&A will conclude his presentation. To learn more about Harry, visit his web site, www.harryboardman.com

NOTE: Participants will be muted during the presentation, but the speaker may take selected questions from the audience after the presentation, as time allows.

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

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Upcoming Distinguished Artists Programs

  • January 21: Harry Boardman, artist and gallery owner of Exhibit B Gallery, Souderton, Pa.
  • February 18: TBD
  • March 18: Adriana Groza, presents A Fluid Art Experience, art with fluid acrylics
  • April 15: Mary Ann McKay, presents art on Child Laborers of the American Industrial Age

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

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Members Online Art Exhibition coming March 2021

Our exhibition committee is planning an online exhibition this year. Please renew your membership by March to be included. In many ways, our world got a lot bigger in 2020. As museums and art centers shut down, an explosion of online viewing rooms made the arts accessible to more people than ever. Although we will miss being together in person, in the Mill, we recognized that something exciting is happening, and that we can be a part of it. By embracing technology and displaying the Exhibition online, we will be able to reach a larger, broader and more diverse audience. More information to come in the next Enews.

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.

River Rats painting in Stockton, NJ. 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 so we can all enjoy it.

New Members Needed for our Board

We are in need now of a Treasurer/Bookkeeper familiar with QuickBooks by January 2021. Please contact Gary Fournier at gdfou109@comcast.net or 551-208-5119.

Current Artsbridge Board of Directors:
President, Gary Fournier
Vice President, Laura Nicholson
Secretary, Doe Phillips
Treasurer, Gary Fournier
Communications & PR chair, Andrea Wallace
Exhibits chair, Laura Nicholson
Membership & E-news chair, Sue Ann Rainey
Programming chair, Therese Halscheid
River Rats Plein Air Group, Bob Barish
Jeff Charlesworth, Thierry Poirot, Roy Reinard, Andrea Grigoropol, Robert Sussna, Susan Winter

Chairpersons:
Webmaster, Frank Silva
Hospitality chair, Abby Brooks
Communications assistant, OPEN POSITION

Artsbridge Member Sites

Our Member Site List is on our website for all to see and research. Please take advantage of this opportunity as a member and send your information to be included. Please email information as listed below to Frank Silva at contactfranksilva@gmail.com with the subject “Artsbridge Member Sites”.

We need the following information:

  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

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