7pm the last Tuesday of most months
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!!
If you have had difficulties attaining your goals as an artist, or even making goals, you won’t want to miss this very special presentation. If you can’t set the time aside that is necessary to be a productive artists (as you wanted to be!) or see your way through the distractions and clutter of your life and those around you, you will not want to miss this opportunity to have a mini workshop with Michael, who will show you how to break down those barriers to your creativity. Be more productive, be your own best advocate and of course – be your own wingman!
Michael is a Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach and owner of Be Your Own Wingman, who has coached hospitals, municipalities, businesses, Miss New Jersey and other individuals to better realize their objectives. Michael can be heard as co-host of the ‘Talk-N-Angels’ radio show Wednesday evenings 7-8 pm at www.talknangels.com.You can see more about Mr. Gross and Be Your Own Wingman at his website, www.BeYourOwnWingman.com
May 19 Meeting Rescheduled due to Memorial Day! NOTICE: DATE CHANGE!!!
Why Did You Pick That one?
Panel of Jurors – Scott Cameron, George Anthonison, Christine McHugh
Have you ever wondered what the Jurors were thinking? Have you had the wonderful surprise of getting an award or having your painting accepted to a show that you didn’t think you’d ever get into? Have you ever known the disappointment of having a work of art declined for entry into a show that you felt certain it would be accepted?
On Tuesday, May 19th, New Hope Art League will host a Panel Conversation with three prominent artists who were Jurors or Judges in recent art shows. Our panel of Jurors will be Scott Cameron, George Anthonison, and Christine McHugh.
They will be asked a few questions so that we can learn from them, what their process is when evaluating art for acceptance, and for awards. This discussion will be very informal and very informative for all of us. If you’ve ever wondered, Why Did You Pick That One?, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about the Jurying process from three notable artists who have been there, done that. Free to all. Bring a friend
About Scott Cameron:
PAINTED LUMINISM historically has been a term that has meant constructing a two dimensional illuminated world from the observed natural world in which light is a significant feature.
This style of creative painting began to take hold as a characteristic of the nineteenth century American School of painting and was projected throughout the latter part of the eighteen hundreds by a host of famous American painters, notably Gifford, Fredrich Kensett, J. Martin Heade, and William Trost Richards to name just a few.
Luminism as a style refers to the light which the painted scene exudes on canvas.
Scott Cameron, has employed luminist techniques in the majority of his works for twenty-five years and portrays both landscape as well as maritime scenes in which light and its effects on the subjects rendered becomes the central theme.
Scott’s work has the tightness and subtle ‘glow’ that only an experienced painter can achieve. He paints exclusively on canvas that has been meticulously prepared and then employs oil paint in the traditional ‘Dutch’ master style of thin emulsion overlay.
This is a style of painting construction that insures longevity and fine detail that few other artists painting today offer. His working time generally is not measured in days but in months and in some cases years. Drying times between layers of oil are paramount in achieving the luminosity and depth of color that is created by the intricate weaving of thinly painted brushstrokes so prevalent in the artist’s work.
Scott Cameron is a nationally recognized artist with many links to other sites and galleries as well as to auction houses. His work was featured in the art magazine AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR in June of 2006 and since then his paintings have greatly increased in value.
Within these last two years the artist has drawn the attention of Christie’s Auction House in New York which has successfully auctioned two of the artist’s luminist maritime scenes, garnering a 20% increase in the valuation of his work and setting a benchmark in the process.
The artist presently displays his paintings at The Granary Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, Mystic Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Fairfield Connecticut, The Newman Saunders Gallery in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and at McBride Gallery in Annapolis Maryland.
The artist also publishes several prints of his work.
At sixty-two, the artist has just come into his own and is producing quality images he feels best exemplifies his style and interests.
Painting by Scott Cameron:
GEORGE R. ANTHONISEN
Hailed as "one of American's outstanding figurative sculptors," George Anthonisen's work deal primarily with the immutable essence of the individual person, the family,
and human society in a changing world. Born in Boston in 1936, Anthonisen spent his early years in Vermont. At the age of 8, Anthonisen was identified as learning disabled and tutored by Elizabeth Clark Gunther, a landscape architect and daughter of the Director of the American Academy in Rome. Her husband, John F. Gunther, was an architect and painter. Anthonisen spent three months, two years in a row, living in the Gunther home, and it was here he was first introduced to the world of art.
In 1955, stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army, Anthonisen visited the Louvre forthe first time, where Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory), Venus de Milo and Michelangelo's Two Slaves left indelible impressions. After military service, he studied at the University of Vermont. He moved to New York in 1961 to master traditional art skills at the National Academy of Design followed by study at the Art Students League from 1962-1964. He returned to New Hampshire in 1967 to attendDartmouth College Medical School where he studied human anatomy. This trainingenabled him to accurately represent the human form in his work.
While his contemporaries were captivated by latest trends in art, Anthonisen personalized modernism and remained true to his ideas. His work has remained timeless for its focus on synthesizing classical forms and compositions with a contemporary approach. In 1971, Anthonisen was named sculptor-in-residence of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. In the same year, Anthonisen moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he has lived ever since.
His public works in permanent collections are considerably longer than the following: U. S. Capitol, Capitol Visitors Center (Emancipation Hall), Washington, DC; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; New York’s Carnegie Hall (Shorin Club Room); Philadephia's Please Touch Museum, Woodmere Art Museum and Curtis Institute of Music; James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.; Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville Pennsylvania,; Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia; Center for Interfaith Relations, Louisville, Kentucky and more than two dozen other sites.
In May 2009, Anthonisen received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania. In fall 2006, The Sculpture of George R. Anthonisen, a large survey of Anthonisen’s work, debuted in New Haven, Connecticut at Yale University’s Jonathan Edwards College. In 2013, along with two other judges, the National Endowment for the Humanities invited Anthonisen to judge a national competition for its redesigned medal. From February 28 to June 14,2015, five Anthonisen bronzes will be featured in The Rodin Legacy, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
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Christine has been painting the scenic views of Bucks County for the past sixteen years;
beginning on a rainy day in 1998, after finding a pan of her daughter's watercolors, and has been continually inspired by her surroundings ever since. She has had the opportunity to show both locally and on Cape Cod for the past 16 years.
Having begun in watercolors, she now paints primarily in oil, ranging in style from representational to abstract. Her works are included in private and public collections locally, nationally, and around the world.
Her works are known for their bold dramatic skies, coupled with exuberant brushwork, resulting in scenes that surround the viewer with the feel and light of the chosen subject.
Christine is the founder of the "First Sunday Salon" - a group of artists who gather on her farm to share, critique, and form a community of support for all types of artists. The group has been meeting for the past fourteen years. The interaction with other artists enriches and inspires her creative process. It has had a powerful effect on the growth of her body of work.
"The opportunity to paint whatever moves me on a certain day, allows me to express my many interests, as well as learn to handle new challenges. Therefore, my shows tend to have varied subject matter...I couldn't imagine being limited to only one."
Having had the opportunity to handle and study the works of the Pennsylvania Impressionists, as well as other famous American painters while manager of the Gratz Gallery, has greatly influenced her most recent works. Many of the pieces in her current body of work seem to reflect this new found knowledge.
Big Tree Studios was opened in 2010 at her farm in Upper Bucks County, the culmination of her dream to create a space that supports not only her works, but the works of the region’s many gifted artists. Christine is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to support the rich artistic heritage of Bucks County, and is excited to be a part of its movement into the 21st century.
The Brick Yard Gallery, Doylestown, PA
The Gallery at Joanne’s Frame Shop, Quakertown, PA
Sidetracks Gallery: “Naked in New Hope” 2010
NOVA Galaxy Show: 2013
SHOW AND EXIBITION HISTORY:
Bucks County Traditional Artists Show May 2013
Tinicum Conservancy exhibit fall/winter 2012 – spring/summer 2013
Old York Cellars Winery Nov/Dec 2012
Stover Mill Gallery September 2012
Doylestown Hospital Women’s Auxillary Auction.
2006, 2007, 2009
Juried Exhibits: Nantucket Airport annual juried exhibit (one year exhibit) 2005, 2006, 2007
71st & 72nd/ 75th Annual Phillips Mill fall show Sept-Oct. Bucks County
Main Street Theater "Artists of Upper Bucks" Sept- Oct.2001-2002
Nantucket Vineyards May 2004 - 2010
Solo show at The Grape in Manayunk : Sunday April 17th 2005
Broad Street Gallery Quakertown Pa. March 2001-2007
Doylestown Bicentennial Show at Gratz Gallery 2012
New Jersey State Historic Places Exhibition Pralls Mill 2012
Friends of the Delaware Canal Show 2011, 2012, 2013
Richland Friends 300th anniversary artshow/auction 2011
Natural Dimensions, at the Laceworks April 2010
Women of First Sunday, November 2010
Fall Outdoor Show at Big Tree Studios Oct 2009
Art, Antiques and Uniques Quakertown, Pa. 2003-2007
Naked in New Hope 2007 (Judge for 2011 show)
Juried art of the Island 2 year exhibit Nantucket Airport 2005/2007
Made on Nantucket Main Street Nantucket 2003-2007
Michelyn Galleries Doylestown Pa. 2004-2005
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