Friday, October 2, 2015

Congratulations to Ellen Silverman!

 AAG member Ellen Silvermen aka Lucretsia E. McGuff Silverman will be exhibiting at several different locations. If you think you have been seeing Ellen's work all over the place it is true. Congratulations Ellen!  You go Woman!

Ellen's self portrait is on exhibit at the Juried Portraits Show at Monmouth Museum Sept 18, 2015 though to Nov 1, 2015. AAG members had a preview of this potrait at a recent meeting.  The Monmouth Museum is closed on Mondays. Tuesday- Thursday 10 AM-5 PM, Fridays 10 AM-9 PM, Saturdays10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 12 noon - 5PM. This is an excellent show and also includes the work of former AAG member Jude Harzer and AAG speaker Karissa Harvey.
Ellen is also exhibitng at the Studio Montclair Show "Honoring the Fauves" SMI Gallery @ Academy Square SMA Viginia S. Block Gallery.  First and second floors of the Academy Square Building at 33 Plymouth St, Montclair NJ.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM to 7 PM.  Below is one of 5 pieces on exhibit there.
She currently has portaits of her parents in the West Windsor Arts Photo-Transformation Show.  The show will be up Nov 7, 2015.  West Windsor Arts , 952 Alexander Rd, West Windsor.  The show is open Monday-Friday 10 AM- 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM.

Ellen will have a piece in the stover Mill Gallery juried show running Oct 17 -NOv 1st.   Stover Mill is locates at 852 River Rd , Erwinna Pa.   Opening reception is Oc 18th 1-5 PM.

She will also have a piece in the signature Artist s at Noyes Museum in Stockton College. The museum hour Mon-Sat are 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 12-3 PM.

She will also be in The Art of Darkness paints the day of the dead of Freda Kahlo. It will bo on view at the Everett alley, Trenton NJ.   Gallery hours Weds-Fri 11-6 and Sat 11-4.  Reception Oct 10th 6-8.  It will also be on view at the Monster Ball on Oct 24th.

Finally Ellen will have a show of her small pastel pieces at the Twin Rivers Library.  Opening October 5, 2015 5-6PM.   The library is at 276 Abington Dr.  East Windsor 08520.  Come out to see and support Ellen.  She is on fire!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Karissa Harvey will be speaking to AAG on Sept 17, 2015

55 North Main Street
7-9 PM

The Allentown Art Guild is pleased to have Karissa Harvey come and speak to the group on Sept 17, 2015.   She will share with us what inspires her work.  This should be a very interesting evening.

Karissa Harvey grew up in Farmingdale NJ.  She graduated from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology high school on Sandy Hook.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree, in Studio Arts with an emphasis in painting and ceramics, from Humboldt State University, Arcata CA.  A few examples of her work are listed but please visit her web site at  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Congratulations to Tessie Fields!

AAG member Tessie Field's watercolor piece will be part of the prestigious "Natures Beauty"show of the Garden State Watercolor Society's 46 Annual Juried Show.  It is currently at the D & R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center.  Tessie's piece "Gone Fishing", seen below, will be in the show and has been featured on the website (  and posters.  The show runs through September 25, 2015.  The gallery can be visited during weekdays 10AM -5 PM but it is suggested that you call first at 609-924-4646 to be sure the gallery is open.

This is a beautiful gentle piece that is a pleasure to look at and inspires many about their own Gone Fishing Days!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Congratulations to Terry Goldstein

Terry Goldstein's pen and ink drawing "Stubborn Old Fool" took first place in works on paper at The 2015 Mercer County Senior Citizens Art Show.   The Mercer County show is at  Meadow Lakes Retirement Village, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor NJ 08520.  The Mercer county Show will run until August 12th.   "Stubborn Old Fool" with the other first place winners from all of counties in the state will be back at Meadow Lakes for the 2015 State Final Show in October.

Terry has a wide breadth of talent.  His pen and ink drawings are remarkable and memorable.  Let's see how "Stubborn Old Fool" does in the state competition.  We wish him well.  It is a strong piece!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AAG artists will be Painting During First Friday at Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride, Allentown NJ

FRIDAY AUG 7TH 7-9 PM  19 S Main Street.   Come listen to free Music by the band Successful Failures.  AAG artists Tessie Fields and E. Lucretia McGuff-Silverman will be painting in the garden.  Unframed matted pieces by AAG artists will be available for sale.   Artist remember to get your pieces to Tess.  She will be there at  6 PM   So...

Bring your lawn chairs, get a bite to eat and enjoy the music and art.  
Allentown is a great place to be!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

AAG July 16, 2015 Monthly Meeting

7-9 PM
55 North Main Street


Election of officers

Review of Mill Pond Show & Future Shows

First Friday in Allentown

General Discussion

Show and Tell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Karen Overbye will be at the Member's Musing Show at the Grounds for Sculpture

AAG member Karen Overbye will have a piece in the Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), Members Musing Group Show, July 11- August 23, 2015.  This years juror for this show was Dejay B, Dukett, Associate Director & Associate Curator at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.  The GFS is located at 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton NJ 08619.  The hours are: Tuesday- Thursday 10AM-6PM, Friday& Saturday 10AM-9PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM, closed on Monday.

Karen's piece is entitled Uninvited.  This is a clay print on Remy fabric.  Uninvited took 1st place in Monmouth County and 2nd place in the State 2014 Senior Citizens Art Show in the professional print category.  This is Karen's 5th time exhibiting at GFS.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 18 2015 Monthly Meeting

55 North Main Street
Allentown NJ
7-9 PM


Report of Garden Club Tour by all participants.
Ellen Baker was the recipient of Andree Lisette wonderful painting.  Thank you Lisette for again donating one of your pieces for the tour.

Nomination and voting for AGG Board members.

Discussion of Mill Pond Show - Take Down and Drop Off on Sunday June 28th 12-4
Name, Title, Medium and Price must be on the back of each piece.  A list of all pieces including: Name, Title, Medium and Price must be sent to Karen Overbye on Thursday June 25th so labels for the show can be made.

Discussion of speakers and Guild activities for the upcoming year.

Show and tell!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Allentown Garden Club & Allentown Art Guild to partner on 2015 Hidden Garden Tour on June 13th 9 AM-2 PM

The 2015 Hidden Garden Tour features a number of gardens in Allentown and the surrounding areas and it will include the art displays by Allentown Art Guild artists at work in the gardens.   Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to shop for plants at Pleasant Run Nursery and purchase art by AAG members.

On the day of the tour tickets can be purchased 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM for $20,  at Kerris Tree Farm (Route 524).  With the purchase of the garden tour comes a free chance to win a beautiful alcohol ink painting by AAG member Andree Lisette.

Update: Ellen Baker from Trenton took home this lovely painting!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

AAG Member Tess Field will be participating in the June 2015 Garden State Watercolor Show

Tess Fields will also be giving a demonstration of alcohol inks on Yupo Paper Tuesday, June 16, from 2:30-3:30 at the Middletown Arts Center.  Come out and enjoy the show.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Karen Overbye and Andree Lisette will have their work on display at Ocean County Art Guild April 2015

Karen and Lisette are having a joint show for the month of April.   The show is entitled Assembled Realities at Ocean County Art Guild  ( in Galleries 1and 2.  Their work is very different but it converges through texture, color and the desire to present their vision of the world.  The opening of the show will be Sunday April 12, 2015 1-4 PM.

 The Guild is located at 22 Chesnut Ave, Island Heights  NJ.   The hours of the gallery are Tues- Sun 1-4PM.  The Ocean County Guild is located in a beautiful Victorian that overlooks the mouth of Tom's River.  Come and enjoy a nice afternoon.

Monday, March 30, 2015

AAG members exhibit at Mill Pond Arts- Visit the exhibits at 20 S Main Street, Allentown NJ

Mill Pond Arts ( has been a wonderful addition to Allentown NJ.   Peter Meerwith is the owner and director.  It is a unique place, dedicated to the performing arts (instrumental, voice, group classes and broadway bootcamps) all geared to helping students to overcome their stage fright with games and performances.  Mill Pond also supports the visual arts: Village Arts, for art instruction and the Allentown Art Guild (AAG
The AAG is a non-profit group of local adult artists that encourage each other and the arts in the community.  AAG yearly sponsors a $500 award to a graduating Allentown High School student.  Stop in and visit the gallery.  The paintings are changed every 3 to 4 months.  The gallery is located on the walls in the entrance hall and the walls of the two main rooms on the first floor.  The hours are 11 AM-7 PM Monday to Friday and Saturday 10AM- 3 PM.   They are closed on Sunday.   Guests are encourages to view the art even if students and teachers are present but please do not disrupt the lesson.   ENJOY the ART.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Congratulations to AAG members Terry Goldstein, Judy Nahmias and Chetna Singh for their shows this March 2015

Terry Goldstein had his show in the Twin Rivers Library all of March 2015.  Several members were enjoying his show last week.

AAG member Judy Nahmias, a snow bird in Florida, continues to make her art there too.  In March she was given honorable mention for her piece Sunset on the Farm, an oil painting on wooden board. The composition and color are wonderful!

Chetna Singh M.D. is exhibiting at the 14th annual Physicians Art and Photography Exhibit at The Jersey Shore University Medical Center.   Chetna is known for her digital prints of her original art on silk. Her scarves are beautiful wearable art. She has 3 pieces in this show.  Chetna is strongly committed to stopping violence against women.  She supports the Ring the Bell initiative to make aware and help diffuse violent domestic situations.  The opening was March 26th.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Terry Goldstein will be having a One Man Show at the Twin Rivers Library

AAG member, Terry Goldstein is well know for his pen and ink, watercolor, photos and mixed media pieces.  He has taken Best in Show in Mercer County and placed in many shows at Mercer County and State-Wide competitions.  Terry will be having another one man show of his recent paintings at Twin River Library.  The library is located at 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor.  The hours are: Mon-Thu, 9:30 AM-9 PM, Fri, Sat 9:30 AM- 5:00 Pm, Sun closed.  Come and enjoy.  The show is running February 12, 2015 through March 2015.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January 2015 Monthly Meeting

7-9 PM
55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ

Agenda for January Monthly Meeting
1.  Recap of Holiday sale-how we did, what can we improve for next year- Frank and Group

2.  Mill Pond Arts- Karen

3.  Start planning for the Allentown Garden Tour- Tess and group

4.  Discuss if we want another exhibit at Gourgaud Gallery in 2015 or 2016-Group

5.  Planning for workshops/ talks- Group

6.  Show and Tell

Friday, November 7, 2014

Judy Nahmias was in the Florida Press

AAG Member, Judy Nahmias  was once again in the Villagers Newspaper in Florida.   She was photographed doing one of her oil paintings.   Judy is inspired by nature.  She often works from photographs of things that inspire her. Judy, we always look forward to seeing your current works.

Friday, October 31, 2014

L. Ellen McGuff Silverman will be in 3 different shows this month!

AAG member Ellen Silverman will be exhibiting at the Twin Rivers Library.   The library is located at 279 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520.  The exhibit will run Nov 1st-30th.  The times that the library is open is M-Th 9:30AM- 9PM, Fri-Sat 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM.

Ellen will also participate in Art All Day in Trenton on Nov 8the, 2014.  11 AM to 8 PM art works maps and gallery.  At 12-5 PM Studio and Pop Up Gallery Tour.   Ellen will be located at 247 East Front Street, Segal LaBate Commercail Real Estate Offices.  At 5 PM -8 PM there will be an Art All Day Reception.

On Nov16th Ellen will be part of the Roosevelt Arts Project (RAP) Studio Tours.  There will be a Mural Talk at 11AM in the gym of the Roosevelt Public School  There will also be an Open Studio Tour 12 noon to 5 PM.  Maps available at the Public School.  This is a free event and the public is invited.

Congratulations Ellen.

Karen Overbye took 2nd Place in the State Wide Professional Print Category

AAG member Karen Overbye took first place in the Monmouth County Senior Citizens Art Show. Her piece 'Uninvited 2" also called "Secret Lives" went onto the state wide competition and it took second place in the professional print category.  The awards ceremony was November 30th at the Meadow Lakes Facility in Hightstown.  Michael Ruane, the executive director of The County of Monmouth Department of Human Services Offices has invited Monmouth County members that placed in the state competition to be on exhibit in the Monmouth County Human Services Offices at 3000 Kozoloski Rd, Freehold NJ 07728.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Two AAG group shows this October 2014

 Gourgaud Gallery Opening Reception Oct 5th

Allentown Fall Festival Oct 11th & 12th at Mill Pond Arts 

Check out exhibit and demonstration times and dates below:

Friday, August 15, 2014

September Art Shows of Lucretia McGruff-Silverman

September 3 - 29, 2014 "A Sense of Place" Sole Show, The Grand Opera House, Mainstage Gallery, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801.  Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM and other times based on performance schedule. Opening September 5, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 PM during Wilmington Art Loop.

September 20, 2014 "Calgo Garden Art in the Garden" 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 462 Adelphia-Farmingdale Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Frank Lumia MD, Donna Muzzicato EdD and Karen Overbye in Monmouth County Art Show

3 AAG members, Frank Lumia, Donna Muzzicato and Karen Overbye will be participating in the Monmouth County Senior Art Show.  The show runs August 4th- August 28th at Monmouth County Library Headquarters at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan.  The hours are Monday thru Thursday 9 AM-9 PM and Friday and Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM.
Frank Lumia's oil painting on canvas is entitled Hilton Head Island at Sunset.  This painting took honorable mention in the 2014 Monmouth County Show.  This is Franks second year in row to receive honorable mention.
Donna Muzzicato's painting oil on canvas is entitled Baby Steps.
Karen Overbye's monoprint is entitled Uninvited II.  Karen took first place in Monmouth County Professional Print category.   This piece will be hung at in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, Route 35 from September 1st to September 19th.  Uninvited II will then be part of the State Competition and Exhibition that is open to the public at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown NJ September 25th to October 30th.

Congrats to all.  Come out and see what your fellow artists are doing in Monmouth County!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Congratulations to Andree Lisette Herz exhibiting at Grounds for Sculpture

AAG member, Andree Lisettte's fiber art piece , will be exhibiting in the 5th Annual Members Only Show at the Grounds for Sculpture. These are juried exhibitions open to members of Grounds for Sculpture in a variety of media. This exhibition is juried by Kelly Baum, from the Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum.  The show will run July 12-August 14, 2014 at the Education Gallery.   Grounds for Sculpture is located at 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ.   The hours are Sun, Tues and Weds 10-6 PM and Thurs, Fri and Sat 10-9PM.

Lisettes fiber arts are known for their wonderful color, whimsey and fantasy.  This piece is also called Fantasy.  Come out and support our fellow artists.

Update- Lisette's Fantasy was selected as the postcard image by Grounds for Sculpture for the Members Musing Show 2014.  Congrats Lisette!

F. Lumia M.D. & D. Muzicatto Ed.D. will exhibit at the the Fidias Gallery-July 2014

This show is open to all students of Susan Winter and will run the month of July.  Susan Winters is  a "California Impressionist". She teaches at the Senior Citizens Center in Freehold and at her studio in Hightstown.  Call for gallery hours 732-431-3174.  The reception is July 12th 4-6PM.

Frank Lumia, AAG Treasurer, will have 2 oil paintings on display at Fidias Gallery, 12 Court St Freehold NJ. Yellow Rose on Black and Rose Study are very representative of Frank's distinctive painting style of flowers.

Donna Muzzicato, AAG member, will also be exhibiting her oil painting called Aruba, painted in her dramatic style.  Come out and enjoy the show.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Congratulations to Olivia Arnone

Allentown High School has many talented artists.  One of them is Olivia Arnone, the 2014 recipient of the Allentown Art Guild Award.   Olivia is planning on studying art and photography in NYC.  Olivia will be showing some of her work in the AAG group show at Mill Pond Arts, 20 South Main Street, Allentown NJ  The opening is June 28th 12:30-3:30 PM  The show will run through July and August.  Summer Hours are Monday-Friday 11Am-7 PM, Saturday 9-2PM. Closed on Sunday.  Come and enjoy the show.

For the past 3 years AAG has awarded $500, to a graduating Allentown High School Senior, to help their studies in the visual arts. This award is open to all seniors and it is based on a digital portfolio of 3 original pieces of work that was submitted on a CD.  

Past recipients :

AAG wishes all the students success in their pursuits in the arts.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 19 2014 Demonstration/lecture by artist Lisa Budd

55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ
7 PM- 9 PM

The AAG is happy to announce that the fine artist Lisa Budd, will give a demonstration and lecture at our monthly meeting.   Lisa Budd is known for her oil and watercolor paintings of the beautiful New Jersey shore.   See more about Lisa Budd and her work at  Because of time constraints we are requesting all participants to arrive before 7 so the lecture can begin promptly at 7 PM.  After the lecture we will have our general meeting. Looking forward to an evening of learning and sharing.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Frank Lumia M.D. has 2 paintings in the Freehold Art Society's group show at the Freehold Library

AAG member, Frank Lumia is also a member of the the Freehold Art Society. The Society is having a group show at the Freehold Library May 12th -Aug 11th 2014.  The Freehold library is located at 28 Main Street, Freehold, NJ. The library hours are Monday- Friday 9AM-5PM, closed on weekends.

Frank has 2 oil paintings that he will exhibit in this show: Rose and Carnations and
Maryland B &B No Bar.  


Donna Muzzicato has 2 paintings in Freehold Art Society's Group Show June 7th-29th 2014

AAG member, Donna Muzzicato, is also a member of the Freehold Art Society.  Members of the Freehold Art Society are exhibiting their work at the Wainright House- Historical Museum and Craft Center.  The house is located at 28 Main St, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The hours are Sat 10AM-2PM and Sun 1PM-4PM.  Information 732-938-5432 or  

Donna is exhibiting 2 oil paintings:  Asparagus Delight and Aunt Betty's Pitcher .

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ellen Lucretsia McGuff-Silverman will be showing at Ellarslie Open XXI

Ellarslie Open XXI
Calwaladar Park
Trenton, NJ

Congratulations to Ellen.   Her work will be part of a juried group show and it will be on display May 3, 2014 to June 22, 2014.  The reception was May 4th.  Below is Ellen's water color piece that is in the show.   It is entitled Fall Mountain Stream.  It is a beautiful piece with bold vibrant colors.  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Congratulations to Dr Frank Lumia

AAG member Frank Lumia will also be exhibiting at The Freehold Art Society show on May 3rd, 2014 10 AM-4 PM.   The show will be at The Oakley Farmstead, 89 Wemrock Rd, Freehold NJ 07728.  The theme of the show is "Life in Monmouth". His oil painting is Yellow Rose on Black.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Congrats to AAG member Donna Muzzicato

The Freehold Art Society will be having a show on May 3rd, 2014 10 AM-4 PM.   The show will be at The Oakley Farmstead, 89 Wemrock Rd, Freehold NJ 07728.  The theme of the show is "Life in Monmouth".  Donna will be exhibiting 2 paintings: Hibiscus and Bayshore.  The Hibiscus was painted from a flower growing in her garden.