1978 Maplewood Arts Center


A quick note about this year's small works show at 1978 Arts Center in Maplewood...

BANG is back and this year I will be showing 7 of my Strange Tales as well as giclees of drawings and antique key necklaces that are mostly made from beads left over from all of the beaded drawings I have been doing lately:

The press release:

1978 Maplewood Arts Center Presents Bang VII: A Small Artworks Exhibition and Sale

1978 Maplewood Arts Center in Maplewood, New Jersey, is pleased to present the 7th Annual Buy Art Now Guys! (BANG VII) an exhibition featuring small scale original artwork by over 40 local and regional artists.  The exhibition will be open on December 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th, from 11 AM to 5 PM each day.  Many of the artists will be present during the exhibit to meet the public and answer questions about their artwork.

The artwork featured in BANG VII will include paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewelry, note cards, drawings and more.  All artwork for this exhibit is affordably priced for giving and for collecting. 

A member’s preview for Friends of 1978 will be held on Friday, November 30th from 7 – 9 PM.  Anyone interested in becoming a Friend of 1978 is welcome to attend this event. New memberships will be accepted at the door.  Please visit www.1978ArtsCenter.org for more information about memberships and upcoming exhibitions and classes. 

20% of all sales from BANG VII will go to 1978 to support the exhibits and community projects presented by the arts center throughout the year.

1978 is located at 1978 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, New Jersey.

More new work will be posted soon...

Visual Voices

The reception for the exhibit Visual Voices is this Sunday from 2 - 5 PM at 1978 Arts Center in Maplewood, New Jersey - all are welcome, so please drop by.  I will have one drawing on display (for a sneak peak of the artwork on display, click here).

Visual Voices is an exhibition featuring members of the Exhibitor's Co-op:

"Exhibitors’ Co-op is a creative forum to share art ideas and techniques, critique work and to support each other’s creative expression. Over the past 20 years, it has evolved into a thriving community of talented individuals, creating with their own unique voices."

As an artist, I find it imperative to have a supportive community of other artists with whom I can share ideas and critique work; for the past 8 years, my supportive community has been the Exhibitor's Co-op. Under the direction of Barbara Minch and with a core group of 30 - 40 artists, the insight and camaraderie has made the difference between feeling isolated and disconnected to creating work with the knowledge that I would have a place for feedback without the disingenuousness that often plagues some critique groups.

I can't imagine my art life without them. 



It's time for BANG* - the annual small works show at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center...
The artsy show with the bawdy name is back! 
Saturday & Sundays, December 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th         
11 AM - 5 PM each day.
This year there are over 45 artists, hundreds of works of art - small and affordably priced for holiday giving. 
Or, even better, you can be just like Herb and Dorothy and start or embellish your own collection with artwork from local and regional artists. 

I have a few Strange Tales and encaustics on display, as well as prints of the large scale drawings. 

Some of my favorite pieces from local artists this year include Maya Bloom's lovely jewelry made of seeds and pods, as well as her Beads of Peace necklaces:

Jo Bradney has prints and notecards of the pink donuts painting, Sugar Spiral (the original of which is also on display, and a painting that I adore and want, but I am just not sure about living with a work of art that makes me want to lick icing...)

Suzanne Henning has a great selection of embellished prints:

And, there is the local treasure, ceramicist/painter Phyllis Carlin...I have my eye on Stravinsky Immersed In The Creation of Spring:

Drop by, say hello, enjoy the hot mulled cider, and, better yet, avoid the mall and support local artists and 1978!

*Bawdy?  absolutely...and, just because someone complained several years ago and insisted on changing the name, I now refuse to - so BANG it is! 


Well, here we are - it is that time of year again...
Wait, how did it get to be BANG 5???!!  It seems like only yesterday when I opened my big mouth at a 1978 board meeting and suggested that we should have a small works show at 1978 and then poof! there I was organizing said exhibit...
Each year it gets even better, with more art and more artists.  A lot of gallery views are on the facebook event page for BANG (you have to be logged on to facebook to see), but here are a couple of installation sneaky-preview pics:

 I will be showing my Strange Tales as well as giclees of my larger drawings.  Stop by, say hello, and enjoy the hot cider while strolling the gallery...