For the prospectus please click on the link:
Upcoming New Hope Art League Meeting
June 3, 2014 - Emily Thompson
(note date change from May)
Emily Thompson attended the prestigious High School of Art & Design and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Aside from her successful career as an award winning illustrator
and graphic designer, she is also an ward winning fine artist. Her vibrant works illustrate the best qualities of abstract painting. She shows us that often the most perfect beauty is found in the simplicity of design and harmony of
color. Her graphic design background has heightened her appreciation for both, and her expert utilization of them is essential to the dynamic of her work. Her paintings are the result of multiple, experimental phases of creation, from observing her surroundings to the final touches of paint. Thompson’s work is part of many private collections throughout the Unites States and has been exhibited at the Woodmere Museum, the Philadelphia Sketch Club
and the Trenton City Museum. She has also been part of many group, two person and solo exhibits as well as many of the areas uried shows.
Online Portfolio: www.ethompsonstudio.com or
Mark Your Calendars!!
We have a very special event planned for the New Hope Art League.
On Friday, June 27th, 2014 we will have a group Gallery Crawl!
Instead of a member meeting, come out and look at wonderful art and some of the premiere galleries in Bucks County!
We are planning that we will stay at each stop for no more than 15-20 minutes, with a drive time of about 10 minutes to the next gallery.
We will stop for lunch at Porterhouse, across from Peddler’s Village, where you can get a sandwich for as little as $9 or you can have as extensive a lunch as you want.
As always, this event is open to the public, and Free. Bring a friend!
We will begin in Doylestown and end in Lambertville.
RSVP REQUIRED: no later than MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 to NHALPA@gmail.com.
Here is the schedule.
Park for free at the Doylestown Library and walk into town, or find on street parking. Bring quarters.
We will start by meeting at:
9:30am Zen Den Coffee in Doylestown 20 Donaldson St, Doylestown, PA 18901 (Between Oakland and State and between Pine and Main)
10:00 Gratz Gallery 68 S Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901
10:30 Rich Timmons Fine Art Gallery 3795 Route 202, Doylestown, PA 18902
11:00 Silverman Gallery Buckingham Green, 4920 York Rd, Rte. 202, Buckingham, 18928
12:00 – 1:15Porterhouse for lunch 5775 York Rd, Lahaska, PA 18931
1:30 Lauren Travis Gallery 6089 Lower York Road (Route 202), New Hope, 18938
New Hope/Lambertville: Park at: Bank behind Starbucks on Main Street, and walk across, or at Triumph Brewery, or at the Playhouse. If driving to Lambertville, you can park at Lambertville Station or find on street parking.
2:00 Blank Canvas Gallery 19A West Bridge Street, New Hope, 18938
2:20 Gallery Piquel 39 North Main Street, New Hope, 18938
2:50 Netherfield 11 E. Bridge Street, New Hope, 18938
3:20 Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art 20 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530
3:40 Jim’s Of Lambertville 6 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ, 18530
Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm the ever vibrant Pearl Mintzer will be speaking about Art Basel and other topics at the New Hope Art League meeting at St. Martin of Tours Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle (off Rt. 179/ W. Bridge St.), New Hope.
Pearl is a designer, photographer, digital artist, graphic artist and painter. Her style is photo realism with an infusion of levity of wild, bright color.
The meeting is open to the public and free.========================================================================================
Small Works Show
Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA
September 5 - October 3, 2014
Reception Friday September 12, from 6-9pm
Maximum size of artwork is 12" x 16" plus frame
Portfolio pieces allowed
Drop off Sept. 4
Sandy Askey Adams not only was one of our presenters at the "Tips and Tricks" meeting on Feb. 25, she did a blog post about it. Check it out. Thanks Sandy!
February 25, 2014
Tips and Tricks of the Trade!
This is an invitation for your participation in the February NHAL meeting.
We invite YOU to give us a tip or trick that works for you in your art universe, that you can share with our members. maybe something you’ve picked up along the way - a few examples of things people might be interested in learning about:
● Preparation of painting surfaces (MDF Board,
Masonite, or Canvas) with; Gesso, Sanding and Toning
● Cleaning Brushes and or restoring brushes, Storing brushes, etc.
● Setting Up a Photographic Composition
● How to Use and Care for a Wood Palette
● How to Stretch a Canvas
● How to Prepare Watercolor Paper for Painting
● How to Carry Wet Canvases
● You will need to sign up….
● You will get 5-8 minutes Maximum.
● You should come prepared with all of your supplies, everything you need!
● Bring in process items (Already Gesso’d Boards) so
you have finished items to show while you do your tip and
showing how to use gesso, etc.
● If using cleaning materials, solvents, soaps, water, etc,
bring bowls, towels, etc, whatever you need.
● Bring all computers, slides, projectors, photos, posters,
tables, etc… whatever you need, you bring it.
● While you’re up next, you will get ready to the side, and then when it’s your turn, you’ll be all prepared to go.
● When your time is up, you will move to the other side so the next person can begin.
You have knowledge and tips and tricks of our trade that we all would love to learn – FROM YOU. To fill the time of our meeting, we need 10 people to
sign up for this.
Sign up by email to: email@example.com by Feb 10th at the latest!!!!
7pm the last Tuesday of the month
St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church School
1 Riverstone Circle
(at Rte. 179 West Bridge Street – By Staples)
New Hope, PA. 18938
Bring a friend!!
Members Meeting January 28, 2014
The New Hope Art League invites you to a very special evening on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, when we will have a panel of three art gallery owners for a presentation at the monthly member meeting.
Have you ever wondered how to seek and obtain gallery representation for your art? Do you believe that your art is ready for the public and will sell in a gallery? Have you hesitated or delayed moving forward with marketing your art because you were unsure of that process? In January, you will have an opportunity to find the answers to all of your questions. Feel free to bring a friend or two.
We are very happy to announce that joining us that evening will be Patricia Hutton of Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown, Richard Timmons of the Rich Timmons Studio & Gallery in Doylestown, and, Forrest Old of the Red Filter Fine Art Photography Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey. All are highly successful gallery owners in our area, experts in their given genre, and, all cover different segments of the art world, from traditional Bucks County Art to abstract, sculpture, and photography. No matter where the style of art that you create falls, you will find that the different perspectives and philosophies of these experts will offer insight. Who knows? It may also lead to your art hanging, and selling, on their walls! Be sure to bring your questions and business card with you!
Join us at 7pm at the St. Martin of Tours Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle, (Rt. 179/W. Bridge St./near Staples) in New Hope, PA. There is a building on the right. That is the school. Park near the school building. When you enter the building, proceed to the elevators; go DOWN to the lower level, to the cafeteria where the meetings are held.
On Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm at the St. Martin of Tours Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle, (Rt. 179 by Staples) the New Hope Art League has guest speaker, Michael Ressler, doing a presentation introducing
"CritiqueMyArtwork.com", a new social network website that he created for artists where they can receive constructive criticism from other artists. In addition, by reading critiques of other artwork and learning ways to evaluate art, an artist's work will improve through self-critique of their own artwork. Photographs of an artist's work may be posted for a public critique or private group critique.
At the presentation, he will be giving out a promotion code allowing NHAL members free, unlimited use of the website until 12/31/2013.
The brochure handout
Michael will be handing out this brochure at the meeting.
PowerPoint full presentation (as a PDF):
The meeting is open to the public and free to attend.
Come out for a day of Pop Up Art by the New Hope Art League
at Rolling Green Farm, 6146 Rt. 202 by Aquetong Rd, New Hope on
Saturday, October 19.
Talented area artists displaying their art, all for sale, in a truly quintessential
Bucks County setting. The fun starts at 11am and goes to 5pm.
Rain date is Sunday, October 20.
AL LACHMAN, PROMINENT BUCKS COUNTY ARTIST, TO SPEAK
AT THE OCTOBER 22, 2013 NEW HOPE ART LEAGUE MEETING
Le Chateau by Al Lachman
The New Hope Art League is fortunate to have Al Lachman, an artist with a long history as an accomplished painter, instructor, juror, and author, make a presentation to our membership on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Mr. Lachman is noted nationally for his expressive and colorful paintings of barns and landscapes throughout the United States with a special emphasis on Bucks County.
Al Lachman has studied at the Art Students League, NYC School of Visual Arts, NYC Syracuseu, NY. His works are featured in many important museums throughout the U.S. and are in the permanent collections of private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.
An award winning artist and prolific published author, Lachman has conducted workshops nationally and internationally. He has held memberships in The Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of Canada, The Pastel Society of Kansas, The National Drawing Association and The Salmagundi Club.
Mr. Lachman approaches each painting looking for a novel view and believes the most exciting paintings are the ones that have a fresh approach and show the sensitive and subtle workings of the heart and mind. Al Lachman’s presentation will give our members as well as friends of the New Hope Art League a unique opportunity to see and hear about the creative process of a master artist.
Please join the New Hope Art League on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the St. Martin of Tours School, 1 Riverstone Circle (at Route 179 West Bridge Street – by Staples), New Hope, PA 18938. All are welcome.Please note that this special meeting will replace our regularly scheduled October 29, 2013 meeting.
Sharon Shaw will be the guest presenter for the New Hope Art League meeting on September 24 at
7pm at the Saint Martin of Tours Church School on 1 Riverstone Circle, Route 179,
West Bridge Street in New Hope near Staples. Sharon's presentation will be on egg tempera icon
paintings. Egg tempera is done in layers and produces a beautiful luminosity and modeled look
because of the fine and granular powder pigments used. The gilding is done using a clay bole
mixture, the same historical methods and materials that were used hundreds of years ago.
She will also talk about Silverpoint, which was used by renaissance artists before the pencil was
invented. Silverpoint medium can produce very lovely delicate results and can be combined
with other mediums. Sharon studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the
Prosopon School of Iconology.
Members and guests welcome. Admission is free.
For more information visit SharonShawArt.com
NEW HOPE ART LEAGUE PRESENTS LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION BY ARTIST, ROY KINZER
JUNE 25, 2012, 7:00 PM AT ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL, NEW HOPE, PA
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM, The New Hope Art League will present the prestigious artist, Roy Kinzer, who will give a one and a half hour lecture/demonstration on acrylic paints, gels and mediums. Using Golden Artists Colors products, Mr. Kinzer will discuss the use of different types of paints, pigments, viscosities, grounds and color mixing. In addition, Roy will explore the vast selection of gels and mediums which allow artists to extend their paint and create textures and effects. This workshop will explore various techniques that will demystify pigments, color mixing and drying times and benefit both acrylic and oil painters.
Roy Kinzer has studied at Vermont College as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has exhibited extensively with his work being shown at the Slater Museum in Connecticut and the Montclair Museum in New Jersey. Roy’s work is exhibited at the Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery in New York and can be seen at numerous commissions he has completed throughout the United States (the most recent, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in 2011). He received the important Pollock-Krasner Award in 2004 and was certified as a Golden Artist WAP in 2005. Roy’s current focus is on painting aerial landscapes derived from altered maps and satellite images.
The New Hope Art League cordially invites its members and local artists to join us for this event at our June 25th meeting which will be held at St. Martin of Tours School, 1 Riverstone Circle (at Route 179 West Bridge Street (by Staples), New Hope, PA 18938.
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NEW HOPE ART LEAGUE MEETING
NAN KIRSTEIN, SPEAKER
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
St. Martin of Tours School, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA (at Route 179)
Please mark your calendars for our meeting on April 30, 2013. We are most fortunate to have an opportunity to hear from multi-talented Nan Kirstein who will give us insights into her inspiration for and successful evolution into several art forms.
Nan, a graduate of the Philadelphia Museum of the Arts, began her career in the art world as a children’s illustrator. She later became interested in working in clay and became an award winning participant in many juried shows. Her ceramic piece “Marbles and Naked Dice” was exhibited at Phillips’ Mill. Nan maintains her pottery studio, “The Signature Door,” in a large and airy converted barn in Carversville, PA. In addition to continuing her ceramic work, Nan also teaches pottery at her studio.
Although Nan had primarily been known for her pottery, as a classically trained artist she believes that “as with any discipline, constant retooling of one’s craft is a necessity and a pleasure.” Studying with Pat Martin at the Robert Beck Academy in Lambertville and taking life classes with George Thompson over the past years, Nan has become accomplished in abstract art. She currently works in acrylics, citing her impatience with waiting for oil to dry, but doesn’t rule out working in oil in the future.
Nan’s ceramic art may be viewed at her studio at 6452 Ferry Road in Carversville. Her newest abstract paintings can be seen until April 30th at her solo show at the Carversville General Store (in Carversville off Carversville Road) as well as at the current NHAL Members Show at the Upstairs Gallery at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA.
Please join us for what will be an illuminating and enjoyable meeting.
On Tuesday, March 26th, the New Hope Art League is fortunate to have two speakers at our meeting: Roy Reinard and John Murdoch.
Roy Reinard, an NHAL member, and will make a presentation on “Artists: Insuring Your Created Art.” While recognized as a gifted artist, Roy has also been the Principal and Chairman of the Board of the Reinard Insurance Agency since 1979. In addition to his insurance expertise, Roy has been active in many facets of community service including the areas of politics, finance, education and art. Of critical importance to NHAL membership is our ability to effectively protect our artwork – at home and in shows or galleries. Artist coverage is a specialty of Roy’s. In a brief presentation, he will outline the limitations a homeowners policy provides artists and an effective way to cover those limitations. Roy’s insights will be of invaluable benefit to our members.
John Murdoch the principal of Gold Light Studios in New Hope, PA. will also make a presentation. John is a highly respected artist and prominent teacher employing the rigorous French “atelier” system of training passed down through the centuries. John is the recipient of many awards and his work has been shown nationally and internationally. With his focus on portraiture, figurative and still life paintings, John’s work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The New York Times, the Intelligencer and many other publications. We are very fortunate to have John do a limited palette portrait demo for the NHAL at our March meeting.
The meetings are now at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle (& Rt. 179/W. Bridge St.), New Hope (by Staples). 7pm
On February 26th, 2013 Kathy Keller and Carol Greenberger of Graphic Imaging in Pipersville, Pa, will give a presentation on their wide variety of services and how they can benefit area artists. Graphic Imaging is well respected for the high quality and precision of their imaging products. Of particular interest to our membership is the company’s ability to do beautiful reproductions of watercolor, pastel, oil, pen & ink and pencil originals on textured 100% cotton rag papers or canvas. Kathy and Carol will discuss the giclee process and how artists can benefit from their services – giclees, mini giclees, notecards, etc. Graphic Imaging’s products and services enable artists to expand the viewership of their artworks as well as open new markets.
The meetings are now at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle (& Rt. 179/W. Bridge St.), New Hope (by Staples). 7pm
NHAL members will be in the “Show Some HeART Exhibition” at the Bucks County Community College Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA Feb. 22 & 23th. All art will be priced at $120. with $20 going to the BCCC scholarship fund for the benefit of the Lower Bucks Campus.
Our members’ show will be April 19 – May 30 at the Upstairs Gallery in Peddlers Village and the 2013 juried art exhibition will be May 18 - 26 at Rolling Green Farm, Rt. 202, New Hope.
On January 29th, 2013 we are fortunate to have Materese Roche address our Membership. Materese is a preeminent oil painter and has studied with master still life artist, Frank Arcuri. In addition to her work with Mr. Arcuri, Materese has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation. Her classical training and studies of aesthetics are evidenced in her work which may be viewed at The Studio & Gallery of Materese Roche in Buckingham as well as at the Chapman Gallery in Doylestown. Please view Materese’s web site – http://www.ghostwoodstudio.com/ and you will see her breathtaking landscapes and still lifes. Materese will give a lecture and a demonstration of the techniques she uses to convey ideas and emotions in her work.
Our October meeting originally scheduled for Oct. was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy has now been cancelled outright due to another storm and the fact that our speakers are not aavilable and some still do not have power. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by the storm.
Plan on attending the reception for the NHAL Juried Show on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6-9pm. The show is open Nov. 14-25, 11am- 6pm daily, except closed on Thanksgiving. Bring some unopened food items for the Doylestown food Pantry. Make sure you contact Flo to schedule your gallery sitting time : Floschadler@comcast.net.
As you may have heard the firehouse is still under construction and will be unavailable to us until December. We have made arrangements with John Murdoch of Goldlight Studios to use his new space in New Hope for our September and October meetings. The studio is located at 30 Bridge street, New Hope. Parking is available at the train station, the street and Union square. As you face the building on Bridge street please walk down the side (towards the train station) and you will see signs posted for the art league meeting entrance. We will have members out side to help! If possible please bring a folding chair as we may not have enough yet. May I ask for a volunteer or two for hospitality for each month???? Please see below the information on our upcoming speakers!
September 25 - New Wave Palette has arranged for a demo and lecture on color theory by Neilson Carlin, founder of Studio Rilievo in Kennett Square in Philadelphia. Neil has a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His works are in the collections of museums, colleges, public institutions and corporate organizations. His art has won many awards including Artist Magazine Annual Juried National Competitions several years running. His paintings include portraits, still lifes, landscapes and spiritual subjects. Neil’s demo will be a portrait and we will be asking for a volunteer model. New Wave Palette will also present a selection of their handcrafted, environmentally friendly wooden palettes to our members.-
Thanks for Participating in your Art League!
New Hope, PA 18938
|Deb Hoeffner||12:31pm Sep 9|
American Watercolor Society (President)
Philadelphia Water Color Society (Past President)
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Past President)
Philadelphia College of the Arts, BFA
Temple University, Tyler School of Art, M. Ed.
"The most important thing to me when selecting subject matter is that the image is composed of shapes that I can make into an interesting design. Once I have selected a subject, the enjoyable part of the creative process begins and I am free to experiment with color, key, and mood. I hope to initially attract the viewer with how I’ve portrayed the image; but it is with the more abstract qualities of the painting, its spatial design, value pattern, color harmonies and painterly brushwork, that I hope to hold them."
Contact Jim: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social time at 7pm followed by our speaker,meeting at the Eagle New Hope Fire House, 46 N. Sugan Rd (by Rt. 202)., New Hope. Guests welcome.
February 26, 2012 - The Painterly Voice Exhibit an ddocent tour for NHAL members at the Michener========================================================================================================================================================
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
We hope you will all join us at 7:00 PM on January 31st for the 2012 New Hope Art League kickoff meeting. We will be inaugurating our first meeting of the year in our new venue and celebrating with wine and cheese. We will now be meeting at the New Hope Eagle Fire House at 46 N. Sugan Road (and Rt. 202) in New Hope at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of each month (except when special events mandate a date change). This change of meeting place will be beneficial to our members inasmuch as it is larger, off a major road, has excellent parking facilities, is air-conditioned and well lit. The New Hope Eagle Fire House will be able to accommodate our needs into the future as we expand our membership and activities.
Our January meeting will give us an opportunity to discuss the results of the 2011 Annual Art Show, talk about our Scholarship Fund, introduce new officers, outline important changes to our programs, promote our membership drive, and go over finances, sponsorships, and planned events for 2012. We will be looking for your suggestions, input and wish lists.
We also want to use this meeting to get to know one another better, as well as to toast our new location and the New Year! We look forward to seeing everyone on January 31st.
I hope your holidays were filled with loving family and friends!
We have some exciting things happening for NHAL in 2012!
Firstly, our meetings have been moved from the Solebury meeting house to the New Hope Eagle Fire Company building in New Hope. This venue provides easier access, better parking and lighting and yes a/c in the summer! Our first meeting is January 31st from 7 to 9pm. We hope our new location affords us a better turn out of members! The January meeting will be a business agenda to get us launched into the new year!
Secondly, we are forming new committees and expanding the old ones to include more members. The Marketing committee has been expanded to 4 people to help assist Donna Lovely with the ever-increasing work load. This group includes Dot & Tom Bun and Kit Dalton, thanks all.
Our membership committee has been expanded to two artists, Ann Malick and Flo Schadler. Splitting the load here should make renewal an easier process! Thanks ladies!
A most important creation, the Sponsorship Committee! In order to become a stable financial institution we need solid community as well as corporate sponsorship. Our hope is to someday rent or own a building where we can show case our artists and offer workshops! The team consists of Betty Minnucci, Rita Flack, Pat Dooley and Roy Reinhard. Thank you!
Another team brewing is a futures Committee. This team would help us get a business plan together to find the right path to our goals. Anyone interested in joining this team please let me know!
Thirdly, we are trying to find new venues for art shows and exhibits, we are considering moving our big show to spring as it is really tough on the artists with all the other shows going on. We also won’t be right on the heels of Phillips Mill and it is hard on the show committee right before the holidays.
In lieu of a show in fall we are also kicking around the idea of doing a fund raiser dinner dance in the early fall. This would give our revenues a good boost! Did I hear a rumor there is an event planner in our midst??
Of course we will keep you posted on our progress and if you have any ideas please share!
Or . . . Let’s play 20 Questions
With the beginning of a New Year and new people leading the Art League into its’ future, we are going into a new phase of the New Hope Art League.
It’s a good time to take stock, reassess and look forward. With that in mind, we would to know what YOU think about your art league and how you feel it can be better. You can do it by submitting your thoughts to the following questions.
Your answers will be considered with thoughtfulness and can have a real effect on the course your Art League takes in the coming months and years. We have provided space for your answers. It will be a Word Document format or a PDF. Just Double Click The Document to Open it. If you open the PDF, save a copy and then you can write/type your answers. Once you open this document, here's what to do.
Put your curser into the gray box to answer a question. Highlight and delete the text shown. Type your answer. Save the document as a Word Document or a PDF document. Please do not save or mail as a Google Document as we cannot open them. Better to send as a PDF if the only choice you have is a Google Doc. Send an email to NHALPA@gmail.com and attach this document. We’ll also put it on the website for your convenience.
By US Mail:
Put your curser into the gray box. Highlight and delete the text shown. Write or Type in your answers. Save and print. Mail to NHAL, PO Box 751, New Hope PA 18938.
Please do this by November 30, 2011 so we have time to look it over and use the information for the new year.
You may choose to put your name on it, or you don't have to and that's fine too.
Best in Show $1000.
John Mathew "Twisted Pink"
Second Place $600.
J. Stacy Rogers "Up River"
Third Place $300.
Mamie Duff "Renaissance Man"
Award for Abstract $250.
Armor Keller "Taking Flight"
Award for Still Life $250.
Helena Van Emmerik-Finn "Pitcher and Onions"
Award for Most Imaginative $250.
Suzanne Davis Pitak "Baba Yaga"
Award "In Loving Memory of My Parents Clarence & Marion Pritchett from Robert Pritchett" $200.
Sheila Letven "Queen Anne"
Dot Bunn "Solitude"
Daryl Hastings "Vermont Woods"
Kit Dalton "Hydrangeas and Pears"
Award of Oil Paint Paint Set Courtesy of Gamblin Oil Paints
R.J. Haas "Verisimilitude"
Award of an Artist Palette Courtesy of New Wave Art.com
was Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 -9pm
Art, awards, food, wine and
guitar music by Michael Notarangelo
Food catered by Pamela Leslie
J. Stacey Rogers "Up River" Second Place
Mamie Duff "Renaissance Man" Third Place
Helena Van Emmerik Finn "Pitcher and Onions" Award for Still Life
Sheila Letven "Queen Ann" Award:
"In Memory of My Loving Parents Clarence and Marion Pritchett from Robert Pritchett"
Dot Bunn "Solitude" Merit Award
Daryl Hastings "Vermont Woods" Landscape Merit Award
Kit Dalton "Hydrangeas and Pears" Still Life Merit Award
R.J. Haas "Verisimilitude" Merit Award
We would like thank everyone for entering the show, the quality of the work was wonderful!
Our hearty congratulations to those accepted!
Looking forward to meeting you at the reception November 18th 6 to 9 pm!
Diane DeAngelis, Show Chairwoman
*Please remember to attach your contact information, title & price securely attached to the back of your work!
* Bring your artist statement & bio with your contact information on them to put in our artists' book.
* If you entered the show (whether you were accepted or not) you may bring a portfolio piece that is matted and properly protected and labeled with a price, all contact information: name, phone number, email, address.
Accepted Artist for New Hope Art League 2011 Juried Show
(in alpha order by first name)
Unleashing the Spirit
Ann M Malik
Creek in Carversville
A Tango Experience
Carolyn Bruno Havrilla
Slack Cemetery, Yardley, PA
Carolyn Bruno Havrilla
Spring Garden Mill, Tyler State Park
A Walk In the Woods
Sunset on Lewis Island
View from the Art Museum
Fade To Black
In The Henhouse
There's One In Every Bunch
Donna D. Lovely
Donna D. Lovely
Irish Red Umbrella
First Morning Light
Exclamation Point of View
Farmer of Oz
Gabi With Toy
A Lonely Dream
A Lonely Night
Autumn of Our Fathers
The Face of Vernazza
Helena van Emmerik-Finn
Pitcher and Onions
J Stacy Rogers
J Stacy Rogers
Raritan River Rocks
Spring at the Forbotnik Farm
Posies From Stuart
Jean Childs Buzgo
Take Your Pick
Night Train in New Mexico
The Other Gentry
Moss Farm, Bedminster
Barn - Graeme Park
Pumpkins in the Field
Maytime Homage to M.Elizabeth
Joanne Donnelly Seglem
Rainbow Run Farm
John C Mertz
Solebury Farm In Autumn
John C Mertz
Autumn on Dark Hollow Farm
Noon Day Light
Middle of a Star
Defending The Fort
Iris Still Life
A Dark Passage
A Quiet Time of Resting
Chicken at The 1740 House
Morning After The Storm
Hydrangeas and Pears
Daniel Garber Homestead
Work Day Is Done
Wolfe Neck Farm Field
The Studio Cat
12 Hours with Jessica
Girl with White Scarf, Charcoal
Last of the Deep Snow
Days of Catmint and Roses
Through the Woods
Into The Reverse
Shaded Path II
Flowers and Apples
Letter From A War Zone
Morning in Acadia
Old Ferry Road
Delaware River Flotsam
From the Trestle
Iron Gate at Phillips Mill
Docked in the Morning
Canal Bridge Light
Night Light in Lambertville
County Theatre Doylestown
Sara Lee Pindar
When The Rain Comes
Louvre Through The Pyramid
Sunset On Monhegan
Everything Is Not As It Appears To Be
The Neighborhood Mixed Media
Milford Feed Co.
Late Summer Field
Handprints on My Heart
Suzanne Davis Pitak
Suzanne Davis Pitak
Long Journey Home
Afternoon Cloud Drama
Path To The Fields
If there are any typos on your name or title, please email email@example.com.
2011 Juried Show
11am - 6pm daily
27 Risler St. (Rt. 29 1/2 mile north of Stockton), Stockton, NJ
Members, please download the sponsor forms, get sponsors and help make our show an unqualified success. Remember, a portion of the proceeds go toward the New Hope-Solebury High School Art Scholarship!
Entry into the 2011 Juried Show is now closed. Thanks for all who entered and good luck. Visit this site Oct. 30 after 6pm to see if your work has been accepted. All are welcome to the reception on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6-9pm.
PayPal accepts Visa and MasterCard. You not need to have a PayPal account.
Oct. 15 entries due by, feel free to enter earlier!
Oct. 30 acceptance notification posted on this website
Nov. 14 accepted work delivery date from 3-7pm
Nov. 16 show opens 11am-6pm daily, closed Thanksgiving FREE ADMISSION
Nov. 18 reception and awards 6-9pm
Nov. 27 show closes, art pick up 6-8pm
Nov. 28 art pick up 10am-12pm
Artwork must be created within the last 2 years and not previously show in any other NHAL exhibits. NHAL will accept photography, works on paper, mixed media, paintings, digital art and sculpture. No works reproduced by any commercial process, no video or film. Please don't show your frame in your submission.
Please look at the gallery sitting schedule and let Linda Bail know ween you can help out. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Bail
To make your photographs the correct size using the "Paint" program do the following steps:
- In your "Pictures" folder double click on the image you want
- It opens in Windows Photo Viewer
- Click "Open" and the "Paint" (the image maybe too big for your screen so go to "View" tab and zoom out
- Click on "Home" tab
- Click the empty circle by "Pixels", put in 1920 in the longest side of your image
- Click "O.K."
- Click the top left tab and "Save As" a jpeg
- Name image with your last name, first name, title, medium and (1 or 2 for) entry number
- Save to Desktop, where you can then easily find it later when you email your application and images in to the email@example.com address.
This year's juror is James Toogood, an artist, educator and author at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
Artist, author, and teacher James Toogood paints the people, places and things that make up contemporary life. He studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. James work has been seen in over 40 solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, as well as hundreds of juried group exhibitions, including those of the American Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Design, and the Butler Institute of American Art. In 1986 James had retrospective exhibition of his work at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. His work is in Public and private collections around the world.
James has won countless awards including the 2010 Allied Artists of America “Gold Medal of Honor” for best of show. James was invited to participate in the 2011 Taiwan International Watercolor Society’s Traveling International Exhibition. He is a signature member with many art organizations including the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America, the National Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship, and Alumni Association, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. James is a frequent juror for art societies throughout the US and was on the jury of awards for the 2006 American Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibition. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout North America and abroad. James is featured in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Art. He has published many articles about painting and has been featured in numerous magazines. James wrote the column “Looking at Watercolors” for American Artist on line. He has contributed to over twenty books, among them Expressing the Visual Language of the Landscape, The Painters Guide to Design and Composition, Painting Light and Shadow, and Splash 6, 7, 8, 9,.10, 11and 12. James is the author of the book Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor, published by North Light Books.
James lectures regularly about watercolor throughout the US and abroad. He conducts watercolor workshops throughout the US and abroad. James teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the National Academy of Design in NYC and at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, New Jersey. He has been represented by galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad. James maintains a studio in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate 1973-1976
Recent Work, Bella Cosa Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, VA, 1976
Recent Work, Rosenfeld Gallery Philadelphia, PA, 1980-1995
James Toogood Retrospective, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 1986
Portraits of Bermuda, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Hamilton, Bermuda, 1996, 2002 Recent Work, Windjammer Gallery Hamilton, Bermuda, 1997, 1999
Portraits of Places, Rosenfeld Gallery Philadelphia, PA, 2000
In the Light, Rosenfeld Gallery Philadelphia, PA, 2005
Recent Work, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
The Ford Times Award, American Watercolor Society, 1982
The Artist's Magazine Award, American Watercolor Society, 1990
Harold Coopersmith Award, Adirondacks National Exhibition, 2004
Holly Coors Award, Rocky
Mountain Watermedia Exhibition, 2006
Allied Artists of America, The Kent Day Coes Award, 2007
Potomac Watercolorists Awards, National Watercolor Society, 2008
Gold Medal of Honor, Hudson Valley Art Association, 2008
Claude Parsons Award, American Artist Professional League, 2009
Harrison Morris Prize, Woodmere Art Museum, 2010
Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor, 2004
Watercolor Secrets, 2009
"Behind the Scenes" The Artist's Magazine, February, 2001
"The Simple Truth" Watercolor
Magic Magazine, August, 2005
"Achieving Optimal Effects" America Artist Watercolor, Spring, 2008
"Blizzard on Fifth Avenue", watercolor, James Toogood
To purchase artwork via PayPal just click on this PayPal button, put in the amount of the artwork and 7% sales tax. Please email your transaction number to New Hope Art League email
Members meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
Member Nancy Shill will be our speaker and will discuss her collage and mixed media art. Come join us! 7pm, Solebury Friends Meetinghouse, 2680 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope
NHAL members meeting, Tues. Aug. 30 at 7pm at the Solebury Friends Meetinghouse, 2680 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope is a show and tell, bring a few examples of your artwork to share with the group.
Fall Art Workshops
Workshop I begins on Thursday morning, 15 Sept 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Workshop II begins on Saturday morning, 17 Sept 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Both workshops run for 7 consecutive weeks and are priced @ $225.00 for the entire series reflecting my desire to provide these workshops at an affordable cost.
The workshops are based on the legendary approach to "plein air painting" pioneered at the well-known Cape Cod School in Provincetown, Mass. Through a series of exercises and applications, you
will understand how to paint glorious color and light in various atmospheric conditions.
Oil paint is the preferred medium. Painting excursions allow students to visit various locations in the footsteps of the famous New Hope Impressionists. The workshops are followed by a gala student art show at the gallery where each student can exhibit a finished "masterpiece".
You may register by e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone @ 609-397-0452 or stop by my studio on weekends (Prallsville Mill, along the river on Rt 29, Stockton, New Jersey)
NEW HOPE ART LEAGUE BUS TRIP
JUNE 16, 2011
On June 16, 2011, the New Hope Art League has planned a trip to New York City to visit two unique museums. This trip, to the Neue Galerie and The Cloisters, will give participants an opportunity to experience collections that they may not have seen.
The Neue Galerie is focused on all forms of early twentieth century German and Austrian art and design. Think Klimt, Bauhaus, Biedermeir, etc. The Cloisters, set in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, houses the Metropolitan Museum’s medieval art and architecture collection. In addition to the artworks at the Cloisters, the building and its cloistered gardens are treasures in themselves.
The New Hope Art League has arranged for a private, docent-led tour of the Neue Galerie prior to the museum being open to the public.==========================================================================================================================================================
NHAL Art Scholarship 2011
Our next speaker/teacher in our series will speak on Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm at our monthly meeting. Ed Letven will tell us about his art and teaching styles. His specialties are watercolors, oils and acrylics. The meeting and talk are free and open to the public.
This plein air landscape painter was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and now lives in nearby Montgomery County, PA. He teaches, landscape and still-life in watercolor and oils. He lectures and exhibits in the region which includes Montgomery, Bucks and Hunterdon County (NJ).
Though he made his principal living as CEO and founder of a graphic design and advertising company, he kept his hand in fine art throughout his life. He is also accomplished in ceramics as well as welded steel sculpture.
A recent new direction for Mr. Letven has been a series of "modernist abstract" landscapes executed in acrylic paint on canvas, paper and board. which is an entirely new departure.
"Singularity" by Ed Letven
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7pm pastel artist/ teacher Susan Ketcham will talk about her work and teaching style. Susan is a preeminent pastel artist with published work, extensive exhibitions and acceptance and awards in juried shows. The meeting and presentation is free and open to the public. See more about Susan and her work at Susan Ketcham.
Dot Bunn was at the meeting as part of the New Hope Art League Teacher/Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
Dot is an accomplished painter and wonderful teacher of her craft. Her work consistently wins awards and is avidly collected.
"My goal as a teacher is to share the knowledge that I have acquired over my years as an oil painter. It is my belief that a great
work of art needs to have a foundation of solid drawing and design and then a good command of value control. Color is the
final frontier and should be considered only after the other skills have been applied. I believe that the mastery of oil painting is
no less challenging that the mastery of a musical instrument or the skill of writing a great novel. All take time and practice in
order to develop the ability to express ones views through the chosen medium of communication.
I have studied with gifted instructors and have developed my own approach to design and color which has won me many awards and most recently the honor of being asked to join the Allied Artists of America as an elected member."
February 22, 2011 Speaker 7pm at our monthly meeting
Murdoch Art/Gold Light Studios
Murdoch’s artistic lineage traces back directly, student to teacher, to Empire-era genius Jacques Louis David. Today, he teaches
using the same rigorous French “atelier” system of training that has been passed down through the centuries. His training
includes The American Academy of Art in Chicago (on scholarship) and Atelier LeSueur in Minnesota. He won the John and
Anna Lee Stacey scholarship while finishing his studies at the School of Representational Art in Chicago.
Murdoch Art/ Gold Light Studios
512 Scott Road Perkasie, PA 18944
The inaugural New Hope Art League Teacher/Speaker Series starts Tues., Jan. 25 at 7pm at our meeting at
the Solebury Friends Meetinghouse, 2680 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope (intersection Meetinghouse Rd.).
Acclaimed artist/teacher Lauren Travis from Doylestown, PA has the honor as our first speaker in this
series. She is an active and award-winning member of the Bucks County art community and the owner and
director of Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA, which she established in 1989. She has served as a juror for the
Tinicum Art Festival, Doylestown Art League Annual Juried Exhibition and the Central Bucks Chamber of
Commerce’s Bucks County Sculpture Show. Lauren teaches both drawing and oil painting. She is also a
contributing writer to art magazines, teaches art appreciation courses and serves as a panelist in various art
discussion groups in Bucks County.
The New Hope Art League meeting and lecture is free and open to the public. New members always welcome.
Happy New Year friends,
Lets get on track this year with our art!
Please join me for collage/mixed media sessions in Wrightstown PA.
I’m starting up again with weekly Tuesday morning art studio workshops
Beginning on January 11th.
This time you will have an option of the usual 10 AM to 12 noon for $25 or
you can come at 9, stay for 3 hours & pay $35.
Bring your own found and bought papers etc.
I’ll supply some glue/scissors/ backing paper/ etc. to start.
If you stay on beyond a week, you should then get your own supplies.
There will be freedom & guidance as needed
Call the night before or that morning after 8 to let me know that you are coming
and for directions.
Nancy Shill 215-579-5733
6 Neshaminy Ave (off Swamp) In Wrightstown PA
Kelly Money's paintings will be on display at Tuckamony Farm for 3 weekends,
Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19. at
the home of The Tuckamony Christmas Tree Sale, Tuckmony Farm, 6320
Upper York Road (Rte 263), New Hope, PA.
New Hope Art League Juried Show reception Nov. 19, 2010
George Jarck receiving his "Best of Show Award" for "Along the Canal"
Kristin Morsches with her oil painting "Blue Ribbon" awarded the "Excellence in Still Life Painting" award sponsored by Gamblin Oil Paints,
John Matthews his sculpture, "Stacked" awarded 3rd Place Marie Finn Memorial Award
Nancy Lloyd with "Snowy Fields with Horses" painting, a merit award winner
Nancy Shill with her Merit Award "Horse" mixed media art
Aurelia Nieves-Callwood with "Canal at Prallsville Mill" oil painting
Donna Lovely with her photo "Foggy Washington Crossing Bridge"
Rita Flack, Sharon Shaw, Betty Minnucci, Donna Lovely and Kristen Lovely
Best of Show
“Along the Canal”, acrylic painting
Sarah Willett, Village Artworks
In Memory of Edward Hicks
“Faded Memory”, mixed media
Sarah Willett, Village Artworks
In Memory of Charles Augustine
“Effigy I,” photography
Marie Finn Memorial Award
Excellence in Still Painting Award
Gamblin Oil Paints
“Blue Ribbon”, oil on linen
Special Award for Traditional Oil Landscape Painting
Red Stone Farm Studio
“Tuscan Morning”, oil painting
“Snowy Field with Horses”, painting
“Stockton Lights”, oil painting
“Horse”, mixed media
Simons Fine Art Gift Certificate
Susanne Pitak Davis
“Blue Skies and Llama Pies”, mixed media
“Local Color at Prallsville Mill” oil painting
“Intimately Apart”, acrylic painting
Congratulations to the winners and a special thanks to our sponsors whose generosity made these awards possible
Number denotes number of pieces accepted. If you entered 2 pieces and have a (1) next to your name or your name is not listed, please pick up your unaccepted work on this Friday, Nov. 19 between 12 - 4pm. Congratulations to those who were accepted and thank you all for entering.
The asterisk in front of some of the names denotes an award winner.
Please join us at the reception Friday, Nov. 19 from 6 - 9pm.
Please bring your bio to put in the binder at the show.
First Annual NHAL Juried Show Nov. 17-29, 2010
open daily 12pm-6pm
Prallsville Mill, 24 Risler St. (Rt. 29), Stockton, NJ
Paintings (original work)
works on paper (original)
sculpture with pedestal (committee approval)
mixed media (original)
photography and digital art
Larry Chestnut, our own member, will be the speaker at the meeting Tues., Oct. 26 at 7pm. Come and enjoy an evening with a renowned painter. Larry is an oil painter specializing in premier coup painting, i.e. inspired by the scene directly in front of the artist and completed in one sitting without later revisions. He combines this style of artwork with en plein air painting to achieve spontaneity and to sharpen visual acuity. Larry is presently conducting oil painting classes at Bucks County Community College, has paintings in numerous galleries and is currently in the Phillips Mill Juried Show.
September 28, 2010 at 7pm at the Solebury Friends Meetinghouse our speaker will be renowned artist W. Carl Burger. With a B.A. and M.A. from NYU and post graduate studies at Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, New School in NYC, Art Students League and Rutgers, Carl taught and has had residencies throughout NJ. He's had one person exhibitions, juried and invitational exhibitions at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian in Washington, DC, National Academy of Design in NYC, New Jersey State Museum, Noyes Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Newark Academy, Salamagundi Club, NYC , the
Morris Museum and the National Arts Club in NYC. Carl is a Professor Emeritus from Kean University, Union, NJ.
W. Carl Burger, "Meadow," watercolor
August 31, 2010 meeting is sketch night with a live model. Bring your own sketching supplies and some money to pay the model.
NHAL Members' Show at the Upstairs Gallery
Peddlers Village, Courtyard Shop #10, (behind Earl's Restaurant), Lahaska, PA
June 25 - July 30, 2010
Opening Reception with Artists Friday, June 25 from 6-9pm
Gallery hours Sunday - Thursday 10:00 - 6:00p, Friday - Saturday 10:00 - 9:00pm
July 27, 2010 Member Show and Tell and Business Meeting
Bring a piece or 2 of your artwork to show the group
Upcoming meetings, speakers and activities:
Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 7pm Monthly Meeting and Speaker
at the Solebury Friends Meetinghouse, 2680 N. Sugan Rd. (intersection of Meetinghouse Rd), New Hope, PA.
Steve Zanzenski is treat us to talk about his work. Steve Zazenski received his BFA from the New York Institute of Technology and has been a full time artist since 1978. He is known primarily for his traditional landscapes, through which he has developed a series of classes and workshops entitled "A Logical Approach to Watercolor". He is a sought after demonstrator for both private and public art associations and because of this also has a very loyal client base. His subject matter is mainly inspired by the landscapes of New England, Bucks County and the surrounding regions, and the Caribbean. Recent travels to Europe and the UK are the source of some of his recent works.
Street Vendors, Barbados
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sandra L. Jones is our speaker on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7pm at the Solebury Friends Meetinghouse, 2680 N. Sugan Rd. (intersection of Meetinghouse Rd), New Hope, PA.
Sandra Jones is recognized for her work in a diversity of themes in watercolor, pen and ink, and an experimental technique called tempera resist. In addition to her whimsical still life and sports themed paintings, she is also recognized for her interpretive portraits of houses and buildings in both pen and ink and watercolor. Her work is in collections across the country and abroad. Sandra works out of her home based studio in Burlington City, NJ. Sandra graduated cum laude with a BFA Degree in Illustration 1985. She has won many awards including Phillips Mill awards, Garden State Watercolor Society, Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square Art Show awards.
Please join us for an informative evening.
Sandra Jones, "Afternoon at the Rouge"
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Michael Budden, an internationally known artist living and working in his native New Jersey, will be speaking at the New Hope Art League meeting Tues., March 23 at 7pm, Solebury Friends Meetinghouse, 2680 N. Sugan Rd.(at intersection of Meetinghouse Rd.), NewHope, PA. Members and public welcome.
Initially Budden, concentrated on painting wildlife winning over 100 awards in shows across the country. His unique use of composition, mood and lighting had attracted the attention of major art publishers, art magazines and museums. Now Budden paints en plein air nature images and is a consistent award winner at the Salmagundi Club, NY, recently winning two of the Club's top awards and also has won numerous local awards in shows at the Canal Frame Craft Gallery and Coryell Gallery. He won “Best Marine" at the first Easton Plein Air Event in Easton, MD. In 2006, Mike was invited to design the White House Easter Egg representing
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7pm Betty Minnucci, our past president, will tell us about her work in pastels, watercolors and oil paint. Betty born in Doylestown, fell in love with art back in second grade, went to Loch Haven University and played on the US Women's field hockey team! She has studied with Myron Barnstone and Dot Bunn. She's a member of the NHAL, Artsbridge and Philadelphia Sketch Club. She shows her work at the Chapman Gallery, Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, River Run Gallery and Farnsworth Gallery and has been in many group exhibition and won several honors and awards.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7pm Armor Keller will speak to our group about her work. All are invited.
Award winning artist, Armor Keller, was born in
Her artwork has been presented in many solo exhibitions, including; Huntsville Museum of Art, Kentucky Museum, Wiregrass
Museum, Mercedes-Benz Museum, all in Alabama. She has also had solo exhibitions at the following: Meridian Museum of Art,
Mississippi, Monroe Museum of Art, Louisiana. Armor’s work has also been included in many group exhibitions. She has had
several commissions including designing and gold leafing six wooden doors for Temple Beth El of Birmingham, AL, and 33 paintings
for Broadway Crowne Plaza Hotel of New York.
One of Armor's more amibitious projects has been the Magic City Golden Transit, a car that she gold leafed and jeweled inside and out It has been featured in a film, books, a calendar, several magazines including Smithsonian Magazine, Car and Driver, Spiegelof
Car World Museum, in
Armor is an art advocate, community leader, lecturer and teacher. Other art related activities, past or present, include: President,
Watercolor Society of Alabama; President, Birmingham Art Association; President, Montgomery Art Guild; President, Space One
Eleven Art Center, Birmingham, AL; member of Board of Directors, Bluff Park Art Association; member of National League of
American Pen Women; member of American Association of University Women; listed in Who's Who in America, of the South and
Southwest, and American Women. Her works are in numerous public and private collections.
Recently, Armor has had paintings included in the juried, Arts Quest Members Show, Banana Factory,
New Hope Art League Member's Show at the Upstairs Gallery in Peddler's Village ( by Earl's Restaurant), June 26- July 30, 2009. Reception open to the public Friday, June 26 from 6 - 8pm.
July 28 at 7pm Solebury Meeting House, 2680 N. Sugan Road at Meetinghouse Rd., New Hope. The speaker is Steve Messenger, an award-winning artist and graduate of the Univeristy of the Arts in Philadelphia. Before attending art school, Steve worked for over a decade on the horse show circuit. His love and respect for horses is evident in the unique and compelling equine images. Smarty Jones and Palone Ranger are just two commission paintings Steve has recently done. Pet, dog, horse portraits done on a commission basis.
Steve considers contemporary portrait Lucien Freud as his primary influence. Steve is represented by the Howard Gallery, New Hope, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia & Riverbank Arts, Stockton, NJ.