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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

AAG Guest Speaker Artist Russ Johnson - November 12th!

The Allentown Art Guild is pleased to announce New Jersey Artist Russ Johnson will be speaking at our meeting on Friday, November 12th 2010 at 7pm. A full-time artist and workshop leader from Princeton Junction, Russ is widely known for watercolors that capture the many moods of Coastal Maine and rural New Jersey.  His signature workshop, “Painting the Masters of Watercolor,” guides participating artists through three days of painting watercolors in the style of JMW Turner, Paul Cezanne, and Andrew Wyeth.  He is presently preparing a workshop focusing on three American masters: Winslow Homer, John Marin, and John Singer Sargent.

Russ’s work ranges from loose, impressionistic sketches to highly realistic drybrush paintings that hearken back to a technique first mastered by Albrecht Durer nearly 500 years ago and later refined by Andrew Wyeth. 

Russ is represented online by The New American Gallery,  He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wagner College.

You can learn more about him at his website

This meeting will be open to the public for a $10 entrance fee. Meeting will be held at the Jeff Martin Studio, 78 North Main Street, Allentown, NJ.
Please call to reserve your place as space is limited. 609-259-4292

Sunday, September 26, 2010

AAG Members Judy Nahmias and Terry Goldstein Exhibit

Night Ship by Terry Goldstein
Lone Man by Judy Nahmias
AAG Members Judy Nahmias and Terry Goldstein will exhibit some of their art work at the Twin Rivers Library in East Windsor, NJ.
The exhibit will begin on October 2nd and continue through the month of October.
There will be a reception at the library on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

AAG Welcomes Artist Tony Zatzick with a Liquitex Demo!

This is a FREE event and open to the public! Please RSVP to by September 18th as space is limited!

AAG Guest Speaker Artist D.J. Haslett

Trenton Artist Workshop Association Artist D.J.Haslett will give a talk on found-object art titled "Assemblage, Three Dimensional Ideas" at the Allentown Art Guild meeting August 20th. Haslett will give a brief background on found-object artists Kurt Schwitters, Louise Nevelson and Joseph Cornell along with discussing his inspiration and process for creating for his own pieces some of which will be on display.

D.J. Haslett is an award-winning artist and photographer, published poet, and musician. He is a member of The International Sculpture Center and Trenton Artists Workshop Association. He also currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the New Jersey Poetry Society, is a member of The River Poets and Association of Professional Entertainers. Haslett works in the Admissions Department at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ where he also gives workshops on found object art, abstract painting and other mediums, is a docent, is involved in docent training; hosts poetry readings, serves on the faculty and assists in art education programs.

This meeting will be open to the public for a $10 entrance fee. Please call to reserve your place as space is limited. 609-259-4292

Friday, May 21, 2010

AAG Group Show: New Beginnings Opening!

"Every day is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new"

Begin again. Take a deep breath and set your eyes to the horizon. Anything is possible.
The Allentown Art Guild, in collaboration with the Laurita Winery, invites you to attend New Beginnings, an exhibition featuring works by the multi-talented members of the Allentown Art Guild. The exhibiting artists reflect a wide range of styles: non-representational abstract, impressionism, realism, and expressionism, and a wide variety of subject matter with New Beginnings being the common theme.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, May 23, 2010, from 2-5 pm at the Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road in New Egypt, New Jersey. There is no charge for admission for this event and RSVP is not necessary. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The art work will be on display from May 23rd thru September 19th, 2010.

The Allentown Art Guild is comprised of 25 plus members – full-time and part-time artists from the Allentown, Cream Ridge, Perrineville, Roosevelt and East Windsor areas. Since the Guild was formed as a non-profit organization just over three years ago, it has made tremendous strides in appreciation of the arts in the community.

The Guild holds monthly meetings that include workshops, demonstrations and lectures by distinguished artists from New Jersey. The public is invited to attend many of these events since it is the Guild’s goal to encourage art appreciation in our community as well as to encourage artistic growth among its members.

Information about the exhibit, monthly Guild activities or information on how to become a member can be found on the Guild web site at:

Nestled in a natural setting that invites visitors to return again and again, not only for its wine, but for its natural and architectural beauty, the Laurita Winery is a unique destination featuring beautiful vineyards, trails to explore, spacious patios and private wine tasting rooms. Co-owners Randy Johnson and Ray Shea designed Laurita to be guest friendly as well as environmentally friendly, to the greatest extent possible.
“I estimate that about 60 percent of Laurita Winery is made from recycled or salvaged material”, says co-owner Randy Johnson. The uniqueness of Laurita Winery can only be compared to the wines the venue produces. Old world vision meets state of the art architecture and agriculture at Laurita Winery.

The hours for visiting Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt, NJ, are Monday, Thursday & Friday, Noon to Sunset. Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am to Sunset. The winery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

For more information about Laurita Winery, visit or call 1-800-LAURITA or (609) 758-8000.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Portals: Art Exhibit at Laurita Winery

Please stop in to see the new Allentown Art Guild Exhibition "Portals" at Laurita Winery. It will be on display from January 8th 2010 through May 6th 2010. We will be hosting an Opening Reception on Sunday February 7th from 2-5pm on the second floor of the winery. Please visit Laurita's website for directions and hours.