Services for Colleen Pritchard

For years, Colleen’s was the first and friendliest face to greet you at Artsbrige Members’ Meetings. She served up refreshments and good cheer, making friends of strangers easily with her infectious laugh and easy smile. She charmed visitors at Artsbridge exhibitions, and helped many works of art find new homes. As a board member, Colleen’s hand was always up when there was a job to be done, serving as our secretary as well as hospitality chair. She seemed to be everywhere, certainly seen at all of the art and cultural hot spots of Hunterdon and Bucks Counties. In addition to her volunteer work for Artsbridge, she worked as a gallerist at New Hope Arts Center. Pop in to visit her at her former gallery at the Center, and an hour would fly by in happy conversation.

In the last year, Colleen, her husband Bob, and daughter Alexi moved from Hunterdon to Moscow, Pennsylvania, where they started a new adventure with “Colleen’s Tavern.”

We have lost a great friend, a talented artist, and one of the most delightful people we had the good fortune to know. Colleen passed away on August 10, 2018.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Stockton Fire Company in Stockton, New Jersey on Saturday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Obituary link.

Photos by Rodney Miller

Members: Our popular Clothesline Sale will be on Sunday,
Sept 16th 2018 at the Prallsville Mill Grounds.
Setup at 10am, Sale starts at 11 and runs til 4pm.

You may, as in the past, set up a tent for yourself or share with another artist. This year we have eliminated the $300 limit of your work for sale, however we are still encouraging reasonably priced work.

FIRST COME on reserved spots. We are asking for $25 for your spot and you must mail a check to Artsbridge, BOX354, Lambertville NJ by Sept 7th to hold your place.

To set up your reservation contact:
Therese Halscheid OR call or text (609) 238-2155


The Art Colony Cheers to Life
Saturday, 14 July 2018, From 6 to 9pm

A special exhibit celebrating the life of Ty Hodanish
Hosted by Ty’s spouse Daniel and The Art Angels

For almost two decades, Ty had his studio in the Linseed Oil Mill, welcoming untold thousands to the Mill complex and training more than a thousand in his “Painting the Impressionist Landscapes” workshops.

With his studio right at the Mill’s front entrance, Ty earned the honorary position of “Guardian of the Mill,” a role he took seriously. At his passing, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Delaware River Mill Society, which oversees the Mill complex.

Ty’s use of color and the way he saw how light entered our world was masterful and remarkable. His ability to make friends was unparalleled. No matter what he was painting or where he was, Ty would pull up a chair and demand to hear how you were doing. And he listened, remembered and so clearly cared.

Visit his beloved studio from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, July 14 for a special exhibit celebrating the life of this incredibly special man.

Featured works from the private collection of Daniel Filoramo.

We hope to see you!

The Art Colony Plein Air Painters

Dear Plein Air Painters,

As I move through my mourning period, I continue to ask myself one question, how would Ty keep the grounds of the Prallsville Mill alive with Art?

So here’s what I’m thinking… During the months of June and July, grab your easel’s, oil paints, and pallet knives and swing on down to Ty’s Art Colony.

If you want to catch the morning light, plein air painters are welcome to arrive at the gallery on Saturday mornings at 10am. Remember, every well-executed landscape starts with a block study. The biggest blocks are located on the grounds of the Prallsville Mill.

Space is limited to approximately 12 participants therefore; please confirm your attendance by contacting Daniel on Ty’s mobile at 609.397.0452 or by email at A one time administrative fee of $25 will secure your place. Boards are cut, primed and ready for a nominal fee.

Let’s keep the art colony alive this summer by plein air painting on the grounds of the Prallsville Mill in Stockton, New Jersey.

Additionally, prepare your calendars for the following up coming events:
A “Cheers to Life Exhibit” with featured artist Ty Hodanish, Saturday, 14 July 2018;
Wednesday’s, Wine and Paint;
A week long instructor lead plein air workshop with the mother from the Cape Cod School of Art and author of “Painting the Impressionist Landscapes”, Lois Griffel. Dates to be announced.

Daniel the other side of Ty



2018-19 PA Partners in the Arts Project Stream Guidelines (PDF)

Click to download

Applications must be submitted electronically via DCED’s Electronic Single Application (ESA) website ( on or before June 20, 2018. Late applications may not be accepted.


PPA Project Stream provides grants of up to $2,500 to eligible

organizations and individuals to conduct arts projects.

The features of Project Stream are:

  • Grants are awarded annually and applicants must reapply every year.
  • Application is for projects that have not yet occurred. The activities period is from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019.
  • Applicants may submit one (1) Project Stream application per PPA service region, per grant period.


In general:

  • Project must be an arts activity, take place in the PPA Partner’s service region and have a public component.
    • In some instances, public access to the arts is limited by circumstances beyond the control of the applicant. Examples of this include programs for individuals who are institutionalized, incarcerated, or otherwise unable to access public programs. Applications for projects providing access to the arts in such environments will not be disqualified as a result of the public being unable or not allowed to attend.
  • For profit organizations are ineligible.
  • The applicant, if an individual, must be at least 18 years old.
  • PPA Project Stream applicants may not apply to the following grant programs for the same grant period: PPA Program Stream, PCA AOAP Track, or PCA Entry Track.
  • PPA Project Stream applicants may apply to the following PCA grant programs during the same grant period: Arts in Education Residencies; Preserving Diverse Cultures; and Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania’s Professional Development and Consulting.


Tuesday night life drawing at the Robert Beck Gallery will be changing venues as of April 25. Currently we have sessions there, 7-10 pm, March 27, April 3,10,17. $15. You can check out our website on or email me directly at

We have had the honor of being housed at Robert Beck’s gallery/studio. Robert has been continuing the tradition of open life drawing which Bernard Ungerleider originated many years ago. However, Robert is closing his gallery and relocating at his studio in the vicinity of Center Bridge, PA. Our last day at his gallery is April 17. We are sad about this but realize life changes. Thank you, Robert!

We are merging on Wednesday nights, (not Tuesday nights) 6:30-9:30 pm, at the Bucks County Classical Arts Center in New Hope starting on April 25 thanks to John Murdoch.
You can sign up on now on his Wednesday night Meetup website:

The members of this Meetup will be kept but the name will change to Lambertville-New Hope Life Drawing.

Anyone who has already signed up for Lambertville Meetup will need to switch to the new Meetup after April 17 or switch now to the New Hope website listed above. You will automatically then be signed up for the merger, Lambertville-New Hope Life Drawing yet to be posted.

Artsbridge Members!

We have almost 200 pieces of art expertly hung at Prallsville Mill for our 2018 Members Show.

Click to download.
Please join us this Saturday afternoon, March 3, 2-5pm for our Artist Behind the Image event. It’s a chance for members to discuss their art work with other artists and visitors.  If you feel so inclined please bring your easels or sketchbooks to paint or draw. Come share your creativity and inspiration with other Artsbridge members.

Members Show

Show Chair: Sue Ann Rainey

Artsbridge Winter Members Exhibit 2018 & Awards

Best in show

Larry Chestnut for his painting, “Plein air painter, Peter Hunt”

2nd Place

Kathy Schroeher for her painting, “Bouquet with gray panel”

3rd Place

Katie Heffelfinger for her painting, “Indigo & Gold”

Honorable Mentions

  • Andrea B. Wallace for her pastel “Winter Wonderfuland”
  • Reena Brooks for her collage “Speaking in Circles”
  • Michael Cooper for his sculpture “Lets Primal Dance”
  • Karen A. Smith for her mixed media piece “River II”
  • Rose Marie Strippoli for her painting “From the Shadows”





OPEN LIFE DRAWING, Tuesday nights, 7-10 PM at the Robert Beck Academy, intersection of Union & Elm Streets. $15. We have a variety of excellent models. Most evenings are short poses with once a month long pose. Bring materials & optional easel. Chairs are provided. Parking is in the back of the building complex and also on the street. Arrive early (6:45-6:50) to set up because we start at 7 PM. Feel free to email Aurelle at if you have any questions or sign up on


Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.33.35 PM

Free The Girls is a nonprofit organization that works to provide jobs to women rescued from sex trafficking in developing countries by helping them set up microenterprises selling bras. And, through the collection of bras in Western countries, we strive to educate people and organizations about the scourge of human trafficking worldwide. Please donate new and gently used, clean bras in any size, color, style. CLICK HERE





Great opportunity for local artists (within 25 miles of Flemington) to exhibit art at a local yoga studio.

Opening reception for the artist is included.

If you should be interested, please contact Billie at or 908-963-9824.

A Life in Balance- Physical Therapy & Yoga
50 Mine Street
Stangl Factory
Flemington, NJ 08822




Click here to learn more.



Artists’ Gallery,
an artist run gallery in the heart of Lambertville, New Jersey, has openings in the gallery roster and seeks applicants for membership.  Artists who would like to exhibit their work year-round in one of New Jersey’s premier art towns and who would enjoy working with fellow artists in the operation of a professional art gallery can find more information about the gallery and the membership process here:

Applicants should have a body of quality artwork ready to exhibit, preferably will have an exhibition history, and should be able to take on the gallery responsibilities listed on the website.


dha posterPearl Mintzer

New website announced that will be a resource for artists to sell their work. We hope it will be like EBay for artists. It will be marketed to Interior Designers and anyone who wants to buy art. Artists may easily upload an unlimited amount of work and create their own Gallery/ Website. Cost is $5 per piece + 20% commission.

Unlike other art websites it will only sell fine art. All mediums accepted.





If you are an ARTSBRIDGE member with news that you would like listed here, please forward 1 JPEG of your work along with your name, artwork title, and a short description of 50 words or less telling about your show. Be sure to include dates and times for opening receptions if applicable. Make all submissions to the webmaster today!PLEASE NOTE: Any submissions to the webmaster will be posted to the site AS IS. We do not edit, proof or spell check your work. Please review prior to submission. We will scale your jpeg down to size if needed. To keep things fair, we only post 1 image per person per show.