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.’
Review of the November Joint Art Exhibition
The Joint Artsbridge & New Hope Art League Art Exhibition was a success. It ran from November 10th to the 24th on Fridays through Sundays. There were 19 art sales, 6 for Artsbridge members and 13 for NHAL members. There were 140 artists exhibiting over 270 pieces of art displayed on the wall and in the art bins. Thanks go to co-chairs Sue Ann Rainey and Jane Ramsey for all their hard work and to all the members who volunteered their time.
Interested in running our exhibits? Artsbridge is looking for a new Exhibits Chairperson for 2020. Email Sue Ann Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Karen Titus Smith: Her Work and Artistic Journey
Karen Titus Smith: Her Work and Artistic Journey
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7 p.m.
Prallsville Mills, Stockton NJ
Karen Titus Smith will be Artsbridge’s “Distinguished Artist” when their series continues at 7 pm on Nov. 21, at the Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St., Stockton NJ. An artist and creative force at a New York design firm, Ms. Smith’s artwork graces the walls of exclusive hotels throughout America, including the presidential suites at the Willard and Watergate Hotels in Washington, DC, and the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Her commissioned murals are largely scenic pieces that create indoor environments. She uses and teaches the old masters process and primavera techniques. Her demonstration at the Mill will share an old master technique of underpainting and glazing.
A career spanning three decades, the artist’s vast experiences have ranged from sign painting to theater drops, still life to abstract.
Born in Narbeth, PA, Karen earned a BFA from Moore College of Art, and continued her studies at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Tyler School of Art. Since 1978, her home and studio are in Pemberton NJ, where she paints and teaches in both oil and acrylics.
Visit her online at karentitussmith.com
Photo: Karen Titus Smith by the artist
25th Member Exhibition
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ
People’s Choice Award:
Best in Show, Lois Wilson, Wink
2nd Place, Sue Ann Rainey, Old California Truck
3rd place, Joy Kreves, Cosmic Debris
Ty Hodanish Memorial award, Diane Greenberg
Honorable Mention, Erin April Cooper, untitled:the way through
Honorable Mention, Glenn Donnelly, Bucks County Barn
Photos from the 2019 Members show
Artsbridge has a new president.
Artsbridge has a new president. Congratulations to Gary Fournier from East Windsor NJ. He was elected to a two year term starting in the first of the year. Gary comes with an impressive history of corporate and organization positions. He is a member of the River Rats Plein Air group. Gary is a painter and works mainly with oil, acrylic and water color.
In other news….. more changes to the Artsbridge Board. Doe Phillips has joined the Board as secretary replacing Trudell Green who has moved out of the area. Former Presidents Margie Milne and Edie Sharp are both going off the Board. Edie has moved to Texas, Margie will still be around to help with shows and events as well as the E-News editor (looking for someone who would enjoy doing that job).
HELP WANTED. Artsbridge still has officer and committee spots to be filled in order to keep our organization going.
- Positions We Still Need:
- Assistant for PR and Advertising
- Publisher for the E-News
- Future Show ChairsIf you are interested and have the skill sets to step into, or learn one of these positions send an email to Sue Ann Rainey at email@example.com
Show Some HeART 125
Bucks County College Lower Campus
February 4th – March 21st
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, JANUARY 28 TH
ART DROP-OFF: THURSDAY, January 31st FROM 4PM – 6:30 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH FROM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SPECIAL NOTE: ALL ARTWORK TO BE PRICED AT $125.00
SAVE THE DATE
The Artsbridge Members’ Show at Prallsville Mills this year will move from our usual February dates to March.
So mark your calendars. March 19 – April 1. Details on drop off, reception, etc will be posted with a prospectus soon.
2019 Speakers Series
- January – Phoebe Wiley
- February – Florence Moonan’s talk is rescheduled from our weather cancelled November Meeting
- March – Members’ Show, no speaker
- April – Helena van Emmerik Finn
- May- Anne Marie Macari
Note that the schedule is subject to change.
2017 Clothesline Sale Photos
2017 Summer Art Salon Photos