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.