Friday, March 28, 2014

Collaboration with Mill Pond Arts

Mill Pond Arts
20 South Main St
Allentown, NJ 08501

Excited about the collaboration of Allentown Art Guild ( and Mill Pond Arts (  This collaboration between the Allentown Art Guild and The Mill Pond Arts, with its outstanding musical and performing artists, is a merger of common interests and commitment to the Arts.

The opening of the Allentown Art Guild show at Mill Pond Arts will be on Sunday April 13, 2014 12:30-2:30.  Mill Pond hours for Monday to Saturday are 11AM-7 PM.    Looking forward to seeing and making new friends.

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 20, 2014 Monthly Meeting

55 North Main Street
Allentown NJ
7-9 PM


1.  Web Access.  If you have been having difficulties on getting to home page, calendar or drop box bring your computer and we can try and solve these issues.  You will need computer access before April's meeting so you can judge and vote for Student Art Award.

2.  Update on Gourgaud Gallery, Library at Twin Rivers and Mill Pond Arts 

3.  Send your artist statement and 2 images representative of your work to Frank Lumia ASAP.   

3.  Need suggestions for speakers.

4.   Share your art for show and tell.  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Terry Goldstein will have a one person show at Twin Rivers Library March 2014

Congratulations to AAG member Terry Goldstein for his one person show, for the month of March, at the Twin Rivers Library.  The Library is located at 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor.  The hours are: Mon to Thurs 9:30 AM to 9 PM, Fri and Sat 9:30 AM to 5 PM.  Sun the library is closed.

Terry is a multi-talented artist. He is known for : pen and ink pieces,  pen, ink and watercolor pieces, watercolors and  photography.  Come and enjoy his latest body of work!

Monthly Meeting February 20, 2014

AAG member, Andree Lisette Herz  gave a wonderful demonstration of how she paints with alcohol inks on Yupo paper.  Lisette is a talented artist that has shown her work nationally.  She is a very popular artist that shows locally in Allentown's Copper Frog Gallery.  She is a master of this technique and the images she creates are magical.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 16, 2014 Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting
55 North Main St
Allentown, NJ
7-9 PM

1.  Lessons Learned from Sale
2.  Plans for Future Sales
3.  Idea for Speakers for in the New Year
4.  Picking of names for Secret Valentine
5.  Show and Tell

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November 2013 Monthly Meeting

55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ

Preparation for our Sale
1. Prepare your list of items in sale- all items need some form of tags
2.  Need galllery sitters and people to put up signs
3.  Update on publicity
4.  $10, 15 or 20 gift bags?
5.  Food or drinks?
6.  End of year Party?  Gift Exchange?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Congrats Karen Overbye for a jurors award at the Annual Juried Exhibition of the Art Alliance of Monmouth

The Art Alliance Gallery, at 33 Monmouth St, Redbank NJ, has their 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening Saturday Nov 9th (6-9 PM) running through December  1st.  This year's judge was Mark Alan Samaty, artist and author.  His work has been on the cover of the New Yorker.  AAG member Karen Overbye's painting Scorch was selected to be part of this exhibition and she was also given a jurors award.

Scorch was originally created this summer for the RAYS project to Raise Awareness of Your Sun Exposure.  This summer Scorch was on tour of medical centers in Somerset, Morristown and Hunterdon County

Roosevelt Art Project (RAP) -Open Studio Event-Nov 9th and Nov 10th 12 Noon-5 PM

This will be a self guided tour through the many artist studios of Roosevelt.  Tour maps are available on the web at  and at the Roosevelt Post Office.  AAG member Lucretia Ellen McGuff Silverman will have her studio, at 10 North Valley Road, open to the tour. Below is one of Ellen's more recent works. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 17, 2013 Al Barker is our guest speaker

55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ
7-9 PM

New Jersey artist Al Barker will give a demonstration of his landscape painting style.  Mr Barker is known for his water color and oil paintings of nature.  His paintings of marshes, seascapes, and landscapes are wonderful with a characteristic spectacular sky that we in NJ are fortunate enough to personally experience.  He captures the mood and seasons beautifully.

Looking forward to an informative and collaborative evening.  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Jane Kandy Lippincott is our guest speaker

Monthly Meeting September 19, 2013
Location: 9 Stacey Drive, Cream Ridge NJ
Time: 7-9

Jane Kandy Lippincott is a retired teacher and internationally known stamp artist.   She will speak and lead a hands on demonstration of making soft cut stamps.   Examples of her work and a limited amount of supplies will be provided to try this interesting method of printing.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

AAG member Judy Nahmias is part of a group show in Florida

Judy Nahmias' painting will be part of a group show in the THE VILLAGES in Florida.   The show will run from September to December 7, 2013.  The title of the show is Inspired by the Masters.  Judy's painting Belmar Bay, see below, was inspired by Monet's The Beach at Sainte-Adresse.  Judy loves and is moved by the sky, water and light.  Judy is out of New Jersey but she brought some of New Jersey's beauty with her to Florida.

Lucretia McGuff-Silverman will be exhibiting her work in several locations this fall.

Lucretia McGuff-Silverman, aka as Ellen to AAG members, will be in several shows this Fall.  Ellen will have a one person show all of September in the Twin Rivers Public Library at 276 Abbington Dr, Twin Rivers NJ.  Her work will be on display September 4-September 27, 2013.  Pictured below is Ellen's Yellow Living Room painting  that will be on display at the library.

Ellen will also be exhibiting her work in a group show at the Noyes Museum of Art's Signature Artist Exhibition September 6-November 24 2013.  The museum is located on Lily Lake Road in Oceanville, NJ.  The opening reception for this show will be October 4th 5-8PM.  Seen below is one of the two pieces Ellen will have in the Noyes show.  This water color piece is entitled, Delaware Water Gap.

Ellen will also exhibit her work at the Roosevelt Arts Project Open Studio, in Roosevelt NJ on November 9th and 10th.  Ellen is known for her use of color and the depiction of light to create her pieces.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Congratulations to AAG member Chetna Singh M.D.

AAG member, Chetna Singh is a medical doctor and a talented artist.   She has been extremly busy. As an artist she paints beautiful colorful paintings that are then reproduced on high quality pure silk as wearable art.  These pieces can also be framed and hung or as decorations.   Chetna wants to share her Indian heritage through these scarves.   Her scarves are sold in boutiques and on line at

Chetna's scarves are also exhibited in the prestigious NOLCHA in NYC Fashion week this September. NOLCHA is an award winning event for the independent fashion designers and lets them show their work to global audiences.

Through her art Chetna has also taken on the issue of domestic abuse.  The scarf below was designed by Chetna as part of the Break Through's "Ring the Bell" campaign.  Half of all proceeds from the sale of this scarf will go to the campaign.  We at AAG are all proud of her.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

AAG member Karen Overbye will be exhibiting at Grounds for Sculpture

Karen Overbye will be exhibiting 2 of her clay prints at the Grounds for Sculpture Members Musing Show.   The show will run July 6, 2013 to August 25, 2013.  The pieces will be on display in the Education Gallery of the Visitors Center Building.   The first piece is a portrait entitled Hedda's Remorse and the second is an abstract entitled Mind Warp.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tess Field will be giving an Art Painting Demonstration

Tess Fields, a member of the AAG and the GSWS will be demonstrating watercolor painting using a wax batik technique on rice paper this Friday, May 24, 2013.  The demo will  be held at Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ (0n route 29) from noon to 2 PM.  The GSWS Associate and Members show is on display now at Prallsville until Saturday, May 25th.  The awards ceremony and reception will take place on Saturday from 3:30-6 PM, after which the exhibit will close. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Monthly Meeting May 16, 2013

55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ
7-9 PM

Monthly meeting- we will select the Allentown High School Award Recipient.  For members that can't make the meeting please send me your top 2 choices.  Please order them with # 1 as the best.   Absentee votes will be added to the final voting.  We have 5 candidates.  Please try an view their images in the dropbox link that I emailed to members.  We will also be discussing the Hidden Garden Tour on June 8, 2013.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Karen Overbye's work will be part of Rays Art Project

Rays Art Project is trying to Raise Awareness about sun exposure. They hope to educate the community about skin damage and cancers caused by the sun. Karen Overbye's Scorch will be part of a group of art pieces that will be traveling around NJ. Sommerset County Gallery (Apr 15-26) , Morristown Medical Center (Apr26-July26), Xact Studio in Hillsborough (aug5-aug19) Sommerset County Historical Courthouse (may6th) and Cancer Support in Bedminster (Jun1).

Monday, April 1, 2013

April 18, 2013 Guest Speaker Joe Gyurcsak

55 Main Street
Allentown NJ
7-9 PM

Joe Gyurcsak Resident Artist for Utrecht Art Supplies has demonstrated & lectured throughout North American has written 10 articles of instruction and observation for American Artist Magazine and is an award winning artist. He has an ease and simplicity about his teaching to convey the complex into simple to understand terms.

His talk is entitled "Color Theory Unlocking the Mysteries"  Joe will present an easy to   understand presentation on color theory, understanding the keys to better color perception and manipulations through a series of exercises. This short but informative class will address such topics as value, chroma intensity, pure vs hue, tint strength, color manipulators, mass tone / under tone, color temp and paint making and much more.  Examples of his work "Down the Shore" and "Self Portrait"

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Congratulations to Andree Lisette Herz & Karen Overbye

Congratulations to AAG members, Andree Lisette and karen Overbye, for their participation in the Belmar Arts Council Show Group Show entitled "The Jersey Shore"  The opening for the show is March 23, 2013 5-7 PM.  Lisettes piece Lonsome Pine is done with alcohol inks on Yupo.  Karen's piece Hot Jersey Shore is a clay print done on Pellon.  The show will run March 23 to May 4, 2012.  The Belmar Arts  Council is located at 608 River Road, Belmar NJ 07719.

Congratualtions to AAG members Frank Lumia M.D. and Ellen McGuff-Silverman

AAG member Frank Lumia's, work (see above) is being exhibited as part of a group show with the Artists of Yardley (AOY).  His painting Tribute is an oil painting landscape that was done in honor of his mother in law.  The AOY show will run March 8, 2013 -April 6, 2013.  The location of the show is at AOY headquarters located at 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardely PA.  The hours of the gallery are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 PM.  

Ellen Mcgruff-Silverman is also exhibiting 2 of her water color paintings in a group show with the Mercer County Artists at The Gallery, Mercer County Communitiy College.  The exhibit will run March 5, 2013- April 4, 2013.  The hours for viewing are: 
Tuesday and Wedsnesday 11-3 PM
Thursday 11-5 PM
Sunday 11-1 PM

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Guest Speaker-Laura Petrovich-Cheney on March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013
9 Stacey Drive
Cream Ridge
NJ 08514
7-9 PM

The Allentown Art Guild is excited to have Laura Petrovich- Cheney give a talk and slide show of her work.  Her web site is :  As you will see she expresses herself in many different media.

She will also share her experiences on how "to get out there" - places to exhibit, opportunities, residences, useful and interesting blogs.   This should be a fun and informative meeting.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Monthly Meeting February 21, 2013

Monthly Meeting  February 21, 2013
55 North Main St
Allentown NJ

Meeting Agenda

Update on Student Art award
Update and discussion on Garden Club Tour
Update on Speakers coming  March 21st - Laura Cheney-Petrovich
                                               April 18th - Joeseph Gyrucsak

Show and Tell

Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing our work.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Congratulations Christina Herbert

AAG member, Christina Herbert, took first place in the For Ferrets Only: Photo Contest.  With her photographs Christina captures the whimsical and the beautiful in nature.  We enjoy her images.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Congratulations to Andree Lisette Herz

Andree Lisette Herz, aka Lisette to the AAG group, is featured as an emerging artist in the winter issue of Artist Showcase.   This magazine is published four times a year and her fiber art work is shown.  Birdtown seen below was shown at the Javits Center and is one of the pieces in the magazine.  Congratulations Lisette!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

AAG Member Terry Goldstein in One Man Show

Terry Goldstein will be exhibiting his paintings and drawings at the Twin Rivers Library through the month of January 2013.  This exhibit will include all of his most recent work from the past year.  The Twin Rivers is located at Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520.  Hours: Mon - Thu, 9:30am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 9:30am - 5pm; Sun, closed.  Come and enjoy his latest body of work.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Artists of Yardley Show

AAG member, Frank Lumia MD, is exhibiting in this show.  All 100 works are in a 6" X 6" format.  Frank encourages all members to see the show.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Javits Center Oct 19, 20 and 21

Andree Lisette  Herz exhibited at the Javits Center- NYC- Contemporary Art Fair.  This is a prestigious juried show of artists from all over the world.   She exhibited her fiber art creations and her paintings done with her newest medium alcohol inks.  Congratulations Lisette!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Reminder Art work at ReBearth must come down on August 15th - Monthly Meeting on August 16, 2012

Art work will come down and needs to be picked up by artist or designee on August 15th at Rebearth Gallery.

Monthly Meeting
55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ
7 -9 pM

1.  Recap of Asbury Show with Lessons Learned.
2.  Show & Tell- Please bring some of the pieces you have been working on.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Terry Goldstein Won First Place in the Watercolor Category at Mercer County Show

Terry Goldstein won first place honors in the Watercolor category at the Mercer County Senior Art Show, for his painting entitled Village on the Hill.  16x20 Gouache.
It will be entered in the New Jersey State competition, which will be exhibited at Meadow Lakes in October, 2012. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 19, 2012 Monthly Meeting

Update on Rebearth Gallery Show.  AAG members' show will be July 26-Aug 15, 2012.  Set up will be on July 25th.  There will be a $20.00 entrance fee and the $25 membership dues for the year (July 1 2012-July 1 2013) must be paid to participate.  You can bring pieces for the gallery show to the meeting.  All pieces must have hanging wires and be wrapped for transport. Please bring your show and tell pieces to the meeting.  Enjoy the summer.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Andree Lisette Herz & Karen Overbye Opening Reception July 14th 2012

Rebearth Art Gallery 
535 Bangs Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

Hours Tues -Sat 10-8 PM
Sun 10-4 PM

Opeining Reception Sat 14th 5-8 PM
Coffee & Bagels Sun 22nd 11-1 PM

Friday, July 6, 2012

Karen Overbye exhibiting at Grounds for Sculpture and Monmouth County Library

Karen's "Blue Sphinx" will be exhibiting at the Grounds for Sculpture July 7th - Aug 12, 2012 in the juried Members Musings Exhibit.  Karen's "Stella" also took 1st place in the Print Category of the Monmouth County Senior Citizens Art Show.  "Stella" will be on display at the Monmouth library all of July and then it will move on to the State competition.  Both of these pieces are Clay Mono Prints.  "Stella"  took first place in the state competition November 2012.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 21, 2012 Monthly Meeting

The Sanctuary
1272 Yardville Allentown Rd
Allentown, NJ 08501

Ericka O'Rourke will be our guest speaker.  She will be discussing Garden Photography.  Knowing Ericka this should be a fun evening and a learning experience for many in the group. Bring your camera.  Ericka will be discussing everything from SLR to iphone cameras.

It is that time of year.  We will be voting for the following candidates:

Karen Overbye, President
Lisette Herz, Vice President
Frank Lumia, Treasurer
Stephanie Lipnicki- Board Member
Ellen Silverman- Board Member

We will also be collecting dues for the year- July 2012- JUly 2013.  The dues will stay the same at $25.00 for the year.  

As alway- show and tell and any other information you want to discuss should be shared. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Student Exhibit Saturday June 9th 7-10 PM

Hamilton Village Art Studio
2131 Route 33
Lexington Square - Suite 2131
Hamilton, NJ 08690

Roni Browne Katz, is the director of Hamilton Village Art Studio and she is a member of AAG. This event is a celebration of the students artwork during the past year.  Enjoy the art work and refreashments.  If you plan to attend be sure to RSVP  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 6, 2012 Petz Gone Wild

Come visit the AAG booth.  We will be selling cards made by AAG members and helping kids and adults make vegetable prints and gyotaku fish prints.  All donations from print making will go to the AAG Award for a Graduating High School Senior.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 19, 2012- Monthly Meeting


The Sanctuary
1272 Yardville Allentown Rd
Allentown, NJ 08501


I.  Art Guild Award

1.  Presentation and view images from AHS applicants for AAG Award

2.  We vote for top 3 candidates

3.  We then review the top 3 portfolios with further discussion 

4.  Final vote.

II.  Discussion of Petz Gone Wild on Sunday May 6th.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Terry Goldstein Photography Exhibit

Terry Golstein will have a one man photography exhibit at the Twin Rivers' Library throughout April 2012.  This exhibit will include landscapes and close-up nature photography as well as photographs from his safari in Africa.  Come and enjoy Terry's unique view of the world!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Monthly Meeting March 15, 2012

55 N Main St
7 PM

The Allentown Art Guild will have a talk and demonstration, at their March meeting on Clay mono printing. The speaker is Lucretia Ellen McGuff-Silverman, artist and art educator, In Clay mono printing, both the print block and the medium is made of clay. Come and learn more about this interesting technique!

We will also be trying out the fish and vegetable prints that we will be doing at Petz Gone Wild Allentown’s Fair on May 6, 2012.  Any other printing ideas are encouraged.

Don’t forget to bring something for the PTA basket from the Art Guild.  Basket will be assembled at the meeting.

Show and Tell always welcome.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Monthly Meeting February 16, 2012

55 North Main Street
Allentown, NJ
7-9 PM


Lessons learned from December 2011 Sale and Fund Raiser
 What worked, what didn't work, how to make it better?

Exhibition Venues 2012
          *  Allentown Sunday May 6th Rain or Shine - Petz Gone Wild 10’X 8’ space
       *  Other Street Fairs outside of Allentown
       *  AAG Group Show Asbury Park July  26th – August 15th
       *  Fall Festival Allentown- Oct 13th &14th 
       *  Holiday Event December 1st and 2nd

Other News

Show and Tell

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Allentown Art Guild Monthly Meeting

Allentown Art Guild Meeting on January 19, 2012
55 North Main Street
7 PM

The speaker for this meeting will be Roni Katz, of  the "Hamilton Village Art Studio" in Hamilton NJ.  She will give a talk entitled " The History of Our Art".   Roni Katz is a recognized artist and an active member in the Hopewell Township Historical Society.  Her web siite is:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Party December 15, 2011
Artists,  spouses and significant others are all invited to holiday party.  This will be a pot luck dinner and gift exchange.   Great time for all of us to get together,  share the year and look to the future.  Check your emails for time and location.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monthly Meeting November 17, 2011- Agenda

 Monthly Meeting November 17, 2011
55 North Main St, Allentown NJ
7-9 PM

Agenda- Plans for Holiday Sale and Fund Raiser
1.  Committee Updates: drop off/set up take down (Lisette/Ellen), food & drink (Judy/Donna), gallery sitting (Tess/Karen), publicity /ABCA(Terry)
2. Discussion of items to be shown
3. Holiday Party Dec 15 (Thurs) or Dec 16 (Fri)?  Location ?
4.  Holiday Art work exchange- who is participating ?
5.  Show and Tell-all

Congratulations: Judy Nahmias, Karen Overbye and Terry Goldstein

Judy Nahmias took honorable mention for The Pond in the Oil Painting Category Karen Overbye took 1st place for Faces in the Dark in the Print Category in the Monmouth County Senior Citizens 2011 Art Contest.  Terry Goldstein placed first for Pain in the Mercer County Senior Citizens 2011 Drawing Category. Pain by Terry was also Best In Show for the Mercer County Senior Citizens Show.  In the state wide contest Faces in the Dark took first place  in the Print Category and Terry's Pain took 3rd place in the Drawing Category.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Upcoming AAG Meeting Friday March 18th 7pm!

AAG Monthly Meeting!
Date: 3/18/11
Time: 7-9pm
Place: The Sanctuary
1272 Yardville Allentown Rd
Allentown, NJ 08501
(609) 208-0880

This meeting will be our continuation of last months meeting . . . Dealing with online promotion and marketing for your artwork. Members are encouraged to bring in their WIFI ready laptop in order to get help setting up their own blogspot site. We will also have AAG Member Lizette Herz give a demonstration of painting on Yupo paper. Feel free to bring a dish or drink to share!

Non-Member fee $10

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday night's meeting....

Hello everyone.....

So it looks like old man winter is at again and there is a 70% chance of snow on Friday.  If it looks as if the snow will be causing some hazardous road conditions we will be sure to let you know if we decide to cancel the meeting. Here's hoping it passes us by but if not we will post an announcement through the blog as well as the yahoo group.

Thanks so much!

Elise and Ericka

Sunday, January 9, 2011

January Meeting...

Happy New Year!

The Allentown Art Guild will be meeting this month on Friday January 21st from 7-9pm at The Jeff Martin Photography Barn Studio, 78 North Main Street, Allentown, NJ 08501. For the focus of this meeting,  AAG Member and Professional Photographer Jeff Martin will be demonstrating How to Photograph Your Artwork and Presidents Elise Hartmann and Ericka O'Rourke will lead a discussion about the various online venues that are available for selling or promoting your work online.  Feel free to bring a snack or refreshment to share with the group! Non-members are welcome to attend for a $10 fee.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ellarslie Mansion Ceramics Invitational Show

AAG Member Ericka O'Rourke has 3 of her Clay Art Series works on display in

The Trenton City Museum at the Ellarslie Mansion
First Ceramics Invitational Exhibit

On exhibit November 13 - January 2, 2011

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Municipal Holidays
Visit for more information and directions
or contact Museum Director Brian O. Hill at 609.989.3632

The Trenton City Museum is owned, maintained and operated by the City of Trenton, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture, Division of Culture and is located at the Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

All programs and additional support are provided by the Trenton Museum Society, 609.989.1191.