Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Bank Show Exhibit - Jeff Martin

The newest show in the Allentown Art Guild's continuing art on display at The Bank in Allentown, New Jersey is the first in series of 1 person shows. The current 3 month exhibit features the work of Allentown photographer Jeff Martin. You can learn more about Jeff at his Stop by The Bank to see the show - 20 North Main St Allentown, NJ 08501.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thanks for an Inspiring Evening!

The Allentown Art Guild would like to thank artist Robert Girandola for coming out and speaking about his life and work. If you would like to learn more about Mr. Girandola, visit his website at Stay tuned to see the evening posted on YouTube . . .details soon . . .

Saturday, January 17, 2009

AAG Members Only Wed Nights Open Studio

Every Wednesday evening the members of the Allentown Art Guild are welcome to join in at our Open Studio Night held from 7-10pm.

Place -The Roosevelt Public School
2a School Ln, Roosevelt, NJ 08555

Directions: ( Rte 539) towards Hightstown until you get to Windsor Rd and make a right turn(white church on corner on left side). Take that until you reach the next stop sign, make a sharp right turn which is Rte 571 which goes into Roosevelt. Make a right turn on to Pine Dr (opposite the Borough Hall and firestation/first aid building), and then first left onto School La. Go straight and park near the school. Entrance is all the way towards the right side of building.

Materials are limited to water-based paints
AAG Members Only.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition

Enter the 26th Annual Art Competition. More than $25,000 in cash prizes! More info here!


More than $25,000 in Cash Prizes!
5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each
5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each
5 Third Place Awards: $750 each
15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

Winners will be featured and finalists’ names will be published in the December 2009 issue of The Artist's Magazine. 13 finalists will be featured in The Artist's Magazine's 2009 Calendar. In addition, nine finalists will be featured in the "Competition Spotlight" in The Artist's Magazine , 12 finalists will be featured as "Artist of the Month" on our website, and all winners and finalists will receive a certificate suitable for framing.

Plus, the Student/Beginner Division (for artists age 16 or over who (1) have been enrolled in a post-high school art program for no more than four years OR (2) have pursued art on their own or in workshops/lessons for no more than four years):

5 First Place Awards: $150 each
5 Second Place Awards: $75 each
5 Third Place Awards: $50 each

Award Winners in the Student/Beginner division will be featured in the January/February 2010 issue of The Artist's Magazine.

PLUS all Award Winners and Honorable Mentions receive a 1-year subscription to The Artist's Magazine.

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Call For Entries!

NEW ART GROUP will be curating a series of competitions at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung New Jersey during 2009 - 2010. There are no entry fees involved. The first four shows will be about - Narrative Art - Your Reactions to the present monetary crisis - Art Tiles - Encaustic works - Alternative Photography and three other shows to be determined.

Please visit for further information.
The basics are: No fee

All works must be hand delivered. The work must hang on the wall. No work larger than 72 inches. No insurance. 30% commission. No nudity. We will ask the accepted artists to donate $35.00 or less to the Arts Center. Works accepted as slides, CD's or electronic.

AND . . .

The Monmouth Museum
New Jersey Emerging Artist Series 2009-2010

The Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work with its New Jersey Emerging Artists Series.

We are planning now for our Third Annual series of six one-person exhibitions. Each exhibition will run for one month during July, August and September 2009 and April, May and June 2010. The exhibitions are open to any artist 18 or older and currently living in New Jersey, who has not been featured in a one-person exhibition in the State (this includes solo exhibitions in any public venue where work was exhibited over a period of three weeks, was publicized in the media, and was accompanied by an opening reception). Artists will be chosen by the Museum Exhibition Committee from submitted CDs. Work will be considered in all media, but the pieces must be wall-mountable, must be original creations by the artist, and produced within the last five years. Submission of work by Monmouth Museum members is free. Non-members must pay a non-refundable fee of $10 to submit CDs for consideration. Guidelines for entry and entry forms are available and may be downloaded from the Museum's website:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2009.
INFO: 732-747-2266

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

AAG Member Judy Nahmias Exhibit

AAG Member Judy Nahmias has some of her paintings on display throughout the month of January at the Twin Rivers Library in East Windsor, NJ. There will be an opening reception this Saturday, January 10th 1pm till 3pm.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter — A Group Show

Please stop in and celebrate the beauty of winter —
A Group Exhibition including the work of AAG Member/President Ericka O'Rourke Opening Reception
Saturday February 7th 2009 4-8pm
(Snowdate - Sunday the 8th 4-8pm)
The Artful Deposit Gallery
201 Farnsworth Ave
Bordentown City, NJ 08505

AAG Member Jude Harzer Solo Show!

Please join our fellow AAG member in celebration at her very first solo show!

Jude Harzer - Serendipity
Opening Reception
Saturday February 7th 2009
701 Mattison Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Congratulations Jude!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

AAG January Meeting — Robert Girandola

Happy New Year! The first monthly AAG meeting will be Friday January 16th 2009 from 7-9pm at the barn studio of Jeff Martin Photography 78 N. Main St. Allentown, NJ. This meeting will feature Guest Speaker - TAWA President/Artist Robert Girandola. Mr. Girandola grew up in Allentown and now works as a Color Scientist as well as manages his sucessful art career. He works in many mediums including but not limited to paint, charcoal, sculpture, and bronze. *Reminder - Due to last month's weather cancellation, please bring your Secret Santa Exhange to this meeting! Guest fee: $10 per person (must call to sign up as space is limited)