Picture of Sandy Hanna
Sandy Hanna

Sandy Hanna

Thursday, Jan. 16th at 7 pm, Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ

Sandy Hanna, artist, author, and storyteller has always been interested in broadening our relationship with history. In not understanding history we are destined to repeat it and this theme runs through her recent paintings that compliment her published memoir; “The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon.” Growing up as a ten-year-old in Saigon, Vietnam, in the early 60’s with her military family, she has painted on canvas images that still linger with her, complementing the stories she has included in her period specific book.

Her talk will focus on ‘Art as Storytelling.’ Visual images are catalysts for the written word and these paintings give the viewer clear access to a time and a place called Vietnam in the early years before the on-going conflict catapulted the United States into chaos. Every culture has its own stories or narratives as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, or instilling moral values. Sandy Hanna’s stories and paintings strive to do all of the above.

Having participated in art shows internationally, her work was recently exhibited as part of the Hydra School Project 20 th Year Anniversary in Greece, displayed in the Museum of Hydra. Her undergraduate studies were at the California Institute of the Arts and her Masters work was at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the ‘Biology of Cognition.’


Upcoming Presentations

Maira De Martino – Empowerment through “Artfirmations”

Gary Sarestzky – 19th Century Photographers of Hunterdon County

MaryAnn McKay – Mixed media artist

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 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.

Exhibition opportunity at
New Hope Arts!

New Hope Arts is opening their 2020 Showcase Exhibition to Artsbridge members. The exhibit is January 25th to February 16, 2020. The theme is “Embrace the Past, Celebrate the Present, Dream the Future.” The exhibit is for new works, open media, exhibition and presentations. Click here for more information or click here to download the PDF application. Applications are due by December 31, 2019.


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:
jeffreycharlesworth@gmail.com or


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.