Monday, November 30, 2015

Drop Off Pieces for Holiday Sale Dec 2nd 2015

Please drop off your pieces on Dec 2nd 2-6 PM at 55 North Main Street, Allentown NJ.

All pieces should be clearly labelled with your name, title and price.  Check sign up sheet to see the hours you are scheduled to work for the holiday sale.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monthly Meeting November 19

55 North Main St- Allentown NJ 7-9 PM

Business Meeting:
Mill Pond Arts
Holiday Sale
Holiday Party
Show and Tell
Alcohol Ink Demo- Lisette

Members in Current Show at Mill Pond;
1.  Ellen
2.  Lisette
3.  Donna
4.  Carolyn
5.  Karen
6.  Tess
7.  Judy
8.  Frank
9.  Susan
AHS award winner Chris Wira- no fee

Entrance fee is $10 for Mill Pond show.  If you haven't paid for this show yet please bring a check to meeting on Nov 19th.  If you haven't paid for previous show please have a $10 check made out to Allentown Art Guild.   To exhibit you have to be a current member.  

Total pieces hung  27
Total pieces in show  34
7 Recycled pieces were left in new show. 
On bookcases ~10-14 small pieces.  

2 Members still have not picked up their pieces.

Holiday Show at Lisettes 55 North Main Allentown Dec 5th and 6th 12-5 PM
No fee to enter Holiday show but there will be a 20% commission on your sale.  If you put pieces in the show you will have to sign up for working in the show at the next meeting Nov 19th.  If you don't work and want your pieces in show you will be charged $10 service fee.  There will be a sign up sheet at the monthly meeting.   Sign up for 1 of the 2 days.   We will need at least 2 people in the back of the house and 2 people in the front of the house for each day.   Until we know how many will sign up- we can't determine if you need to stay for the full 5 hours.  

Holiday Pot Luck Party at 9 Stacey Drive on Friday Dec 18th 6PM.  Members and spouses are welcome.   A sign up sheet will be at meeting.  Need to know head count and what you would like to bring.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Members Activities this Weekend Nov 14 -15

AAG members Andree Lisette aka Lisette Herz and E. Lucretsia McGuff Silverman aka Ellen will be participating in this Trenton Art All Day event.  Lisette will be at 247 East State Street - first floor.  Ellen will be at 228 East State Street.  Lots of tours.  Visit for addition al data.  

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Mural Talk at 11:00 AM, Roosevelt Public School
Borough Hall Exhibit and Studio Tours from 12:00–5:00 PM
AAG member E. Lucrtia McGuff-Silverman will be one artists  that will open her studios and work will be displayed at the Borough Hall for a pre-holiday show and sale. Start your tour with a Mural Talk at the Roosevelt Public School, learn about the Ben Shahn Mural that chronicles the founding of Roosevelt, and pick up a map of participating artists' studio locations. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Important Dates for Guild October, November, Dec 2015 & January 2016

Oct 24th- Mill Pond - 20 S Main St Allentown- Pickup/Drop Off 2-6PM
Oct 25th- Mill Pond - 20 S Main St Allentown-Hanging of Art for new show (after 12 PM)

Nov 19th - Monthly Meeting - 55 N Main St NJ 7-9 PM

Dec 2nd-  Drop off of pieces for holiday show N Main St Allentown NJ 2-6 PM 55
Dec 5th and 6th Holiday Sale- 55 N Main St NJ  12-5 PM
Dec 17th Monthly Meeeting Cancelled
Dec 18 - Friday- Holiday Party - 9 Stacey Drive, Cream Ridge NJ 6 PM

Jan 21st Monthly Meeting - 55 N Main St NJ 7-9 PM
Jan 23rd Mill Pond 20 S Main St Allentown- Take Down Show  (2-6PM)
Jan 24th Mill Pond 20 S Main St Allentown- Put up show

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Karen Overbye will be exhibiting in Orange is the New Black show at Art Alliance Gallery

Karen Overbye will be exhibiting at the Art Alliance of Monmouth 9/30 to 10/28 at 50 Monmouth Ave, Red Bank, NJ.   The hours of the gallery are 12-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday.  Karen's piece "Controlled Chaos" is part of the show judged by Vicky Culver.  It is a large, very colorful, in your face piece.  Perfect for Orange is the New Black.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 2015 Monthly Meeting

55 North Main Street
Allentown NJ
7-9 PM

Mill Pond
Holiday Sale and Fund Raiser Dec 5th and 6th
Holiday Party

Please bring your art pieces for Show and Tell!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Congratulations to Ellen Silverman!

 AAG member Ellen Silvermen aka Lucretsia E. McGuff Silverman will be exhibiting at several different locations. If you think you have been seeing Ellen's work all over the place it is true. Congratulations Ellen!  You go Woman!

Ellen's self portrait is on exhibit at the Juried Portraits Show at Monmouth Museum Sept 18, 2015 though to Nov 1, 2015. AAG members had a preview of this potrait at a recent meeting.  The Monmouth Museum is closed on Mondays. Tuesday- Thursday 10 AM-5 PM, Fridays 10 AM-9 PM, Saturdays10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 12 noon - 5PM. This is an excellent show and also includes the work of former AAG member Jude Harzer and AAG speaker Karissa Harvey.
Ellen is also exhibitng at the Studio Montclair Show "Honoring the Fauves" SMI Gallery @ Academy Square SMA Viginia S. Block Gallery.  First and second floors of the Academy Square Building at 33 Plymouth St, Montclair NJ.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM to 7 PM.  Below is one of 5 pieces on exhibit there.
She currently has portaits of her parents in the West Windsor Arts Photo-Transformation Show.  The show will be up Nov 7, 2015.  West Windsor Arts , 952 Alexander Rd, West Windsor.  The show is open Monday-Friday 10 AM- 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM.

Ellen will have a piece in the stover Mill Gallery juried show running Oct 17 -NOv 1st.   Stover Mill is locates at 852 River Rd , Erwinna Pa.   Opening reception is Oc 18th 1-5 PM.

She will also have a piece in the signature Artist s at Noyes Museum in Stockton College. The museum hour Mon-Sat are 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 12-3 PM.

She will also be in The Art of Darkness paints the day of the dead of Freda Kahlo. It will bo on view at the Everett alley, Trenton NJ.   Gallery hours Weds-Fri 11-6 and Sat 11-4.  Reception Oct 10th 6-8.  It will also be on view at the Monster Ball on Oct 24th.

Finally Ellen will have a show of her small pastel pieces at the Twin Rivers Library.  Opening October 5, 2015 5-6PM.   The library is at 276 Abington Dr.  East Windsor 08520.  Come out to see and support Ellen.  She is on fire!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Karissa Harvey will be speaking to AAG on Sept 17, 2015

55 North Main Street
7-9 PM

The Allentown Art Guild is pleased to have Karissa Harvey come and speak to the group on Sept 17, 2015.   She will share with us what inspires her work.  This should be a very interesting evening.

Karissa Harvey grew up in Farmingdale NJ.  She graduated from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology high school on Sandy Hook.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree, in Studio Arts with an emphasis in painting and ceramics, from Humboldt State University, Arcata CA.  A few examples of her work are listed but please visit her web site at  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Congratulations to Tessie Fields!

AAG member Tessie Field's watercolor piece will be part of the prestigious "Natures Beauty"show of the Garden State Watercolor Society's 46 Annual Juried Show.  It is currently at the D & R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center.  Tessie's piece "Gone Fishing", seen below, will be in the show and has been featured on the website (  and posters.  The show runs through September 25, 2015.  The gallery can be visited during weekdays 10AM -5 PM but it is suggested that you call first at 609-924-4646 to be sure the gallery is open.

This is a beautiful gentle piece that is a pleasure to look at and inspires many about their own Gone Fishing Days!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Congratulations to Terry Goldstein

Terry Goldstein's pen and ink drawing "Stubborn Old Fool" took first place in works on paper at The 2015 Mercer County Senior Citizens Art Show.   The Mercer County show is at  Meadow Lakes Retirement Village, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor NJ 08520.  The Mercer county Show will run until August 12th.   "Stubborn Old Fool" with the other first place winners from all of counties in the state will be back at Meadow Lakes for the 2015 State Final Show in October.

Terry has a wide breadth of talent.  His pen and ink drawings are remarkable and memorable.  Let's see how "Stubborn Old Fool" does in the state competition.  We wish him well.  It is a strong piece!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AAG artists will be Painting During First Friday at Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride, Allentown NJ

FRIDAY AUG 7TH 7-9 PM  19 S Main Street.   Come listen to free Music by the band Successful Failures.  AAG artists Tessie Fields and E. Lucretia McGuff-Silverman will be painting in the garden.  Unframed matted pieces by AAG artists will be available for sale.   Artist remember to get your pieces to Tess.  She will be there at  6 PM   So...

Bring your lawn chairs, get a bite to eat and enjoy the music and art.  
Allentown is a great place to be!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

AAG July 16, 2015 Monthly Meeting

7-9 PM
55 North Main Street


Election of officers

Review of Mill Pond Show & Future Shows

First Friday in Allentown

General Discussion

Show and Tell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Karen Overbye will be at the Member's Musing Show at the Grounds for Sculpture

AAG member Karen Overbye will have a piece in the Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), Members Musing Group Show, July 11- August 23, 2015.  This years juror for this show was Dejay B, Dukett, Associate Director & Associate Curator at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.  The GFS is located at 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton NJ 08619.  The hours are: Tuesday- Thursday 10AM-6PM, Friday& Saturday 10AM-9PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM, closed on Monday.

Karen's piece is entitled Uninvited.  This is a clay print on Remy fabric.  Uninvited took 1st place in Monmouth County and 2nd place in the State 2014 Senior Citizens Art Show in the professional print category.  This is Karen's 5th time exhibiting at GFS.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 18 2015 Monthly Meeting

55 North Main Street
Allentown NJ
7-9 PM


Report of Garden Club Tour by all participants.
Ellen Baker was the recipient of Andree Lisette wonderful painting.  Thank you Lisette for again donating one of your pieces for the tour.

Nomination and voting for AGG Board members.

Discussion of Mill Pond Show - Take Down and Drop Off on Sunday June 28th 12-4
Name, Title, Medium and Price must be on the back of each piece.  A list of all pieces including: Name, Title, Medium and Price must be sent to Karen Overbye on Thursday June 25th so labels for the show can be made.

Discussion of speakers and Guild activities for the upcoming year.

Show and tell!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Allentown Garden Club & Allentown Art Guild to partner on 2015 Hidden Garden Tour on June 13th 9 AM-2 PM

The 2015 Hidden Garden Tour features a number of gardens in Allentown and the surrounding areas and it will include the art displays by Allentown Art Guild artists at work in the gardens.   Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to shop for plants at Pleasant Run Nursery and purchase art by AAG members.

On the day of the tour tickets can be purchased 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM for $20,  at Kerris Tree Farm (Route 524).  With the purchase of the garden tour comes a free chance to win a beautiful alcohol ink painting by AAG member Andree Lisette.

Update: Ellen Baker from Trenton took home this lovely painting!

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