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.

AAG member, Karen Overbye's "Bicameral Mind" is in group show at Art Alliance Gallery

Karen Overbye's, mixed media, Bicameral Mind will be showing at the Art Alliance Gallery, 33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank NJ April 2nd to April 30th, 12-4 Tues-Sat.  Opening April 5th.  The theme of the show was People and the juror was Bruce Waldman.

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.