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Meet the Artists of the 3rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery

Join us for ArtPride’s 3rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery exhibition!  Check out the 2012 featured artists below and meet them off-line at the Opening Reception on Thursday, August 16 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts.  Click HERE for details.

Lauren Curtis

“Dream of Trees” by Lauren Curtis

 Full time artist, Lauren Curtis, loves working in oils, photography & illustration as well as having her own t-shirts & greeting card lines.  She graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), currently exhibits and sells work across the US & abroad, and she’s been featured on radio & TV shows including Science Channel’s ODDITIES (season 3).  You can see her work in NJ galleries & online at http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt & http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com

Sandra Davis

“Triton Among Lilies” by Sandra Davis

Sandra’s haunting imagery is about capturing remembered moments from the past. Working in several bodies of work, she explores history by photographing what remains from previous eras. Through the unique way she captures these places and by printing the images in various alternative processes, she makes them her own vision while creating an illusory veil of dreaminess.  http://www.sandracdavis.com/

Lou Storey

“Recovery” by Lou Storey

Lou Storey’s artwork has always chronicled his life and gives visual manifestation to what is meaningful to him.  Lou’s current paintings incorporate a multitude of ideas, concepts and psychological theories related to the mental health profession. His days in the studio are devoted to visually defining these various philosophies and therapies while working out difficult or elusive feelings and thoughts that are part of his workday. Bright colors, intricate patterns and directional motion continue to be his pictorial vocabulary as Lou now paints what he sees or needs to understand in his rewarding life as a clinical therapist. http://www.loustoreyart.com/

Christina Turczyn

“Mystery” by Christina Turczyn

Christina Lilian Turczyn received her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing. Since 2008, she has been exhibiting watercolors in New York and New Jersey galleries. In 2012, she was part of “Cornell Has Talent,” a showcase of four artists’ work at the Cornell Club of New York. A watercolor was included in the Ridgewood Art Institute’s 32nd Annual Regional Juried Show. She has exhibited individual works at the Arts Society of Kingston.

Yvonne Yaar

“Three Parrots” by Yvonne Yaar

Yvonne Yaar creates glass jewelry, wall art, indoor and outdoor sculpture, and works with mixed media.  Most of her work is made in front of a torch, with a kiln, or with various tools used to manipulate molten glass.   Yvonne sells her art nationally and in multiple museums, art galleries and boutiques in New Jersey. She frequently teaches at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Long Beach Island, NJ.  Yvonne recently received a large commission with AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, NJ.  The Healing Tree, is a large multi-panel wall sculpture, which can be accessed by a walk way from Ceasar’s Palace.  In 2009, Monmouth Museum named Yvonne Yaar a “NJ Emerging Artist,” an honor they give to only a few artists every year.

You’re Invited to the 3rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery

ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts invite you to celebrate our Facebook “likers” and their wonderful work at the opening reception for:
The 3rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery

ArtPride is only as strong as our supporters, so we look forward to connecting face-to-face with our fantastic online friends.  Join us for an evening of delicious food, great prizes, and, of course, ART!

Thursday, August 16, 7:00-9:00pm
(Show runs August 16-September 13, 2012)
Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts
432 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016

Event is FREE
RSVP on Facebook or by email at madelineorton@artpridenj.com

Featuring works by:
Lauren Curtis
Sandra Davis
Lou Storey
Christina Turczyn
Yvonne Yaar

You like us! You really like us!

ArtPride is only as strong as our supporters, so your Facebook “like” really does count.  We keep you posted on arts funding action alerts, updates for the field, and ways to get involved, so the more “likers” we have, the bigger the voice for the arts in New Jersey.

How can you help spread the word?  So glad you asked!  ArtPride will be hosting the 3rd Annual Facebook Friends Gallery exhibition at our home, the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Burlington City, and we want to see you and your artwork there.  Our past two exhibits have helped us and you make new friends, and who doesn’t like a FREE opportunity to show and see exciting art?

We are seeking visual artists to submit 3-5 two-dimensional pieces to be exhibited August 16 through September 13.  Please share our page with your friends to spread the word about ArtPride’s Facebook page and the upcoming exhibition!  If you can’t find the right words, Mr. Dali is here to help:

ELIGIBILITY: Open to current residents of New Jersey who are “likers” of the Art Pride Facebook page (“like” us now by clicking HERE.) Selected artists must be available for our social networking opening reception on Thursday, August 16 from 7-9pm and we request that you bring at least 5 friends to the event.  Artists must also be available to pick up their work the week of September 17.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 19.  Artists will be notified of selection on Friday, July 20, and will be asked to drop off their work the following week.

*Send digital images of submissions to madelineorton@artpridenj.com or hard copy photos of original work to Art Pride NJ, 432 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016.  Each digital image must be saved in JPEG format, sized at a resolution of 72 dpi.  (If selected for the exhibition, you will be requested to submit a higher resolution image for possible use in advertising.) All two-dimensional media is welcome.
*Submission should include 3-5 pieces and provide the following information: title of work, medium and dimensions.
*Include a brief artist bio (3-5 sentences) and headshot or fun personal photograph.
*Work must be ready to hang and include standard gallery hanging hardware.

Please call (609) 479-3377 ext. 305 or email madelineorton@artpridenj.com with questions.

Have a Blast in Burlington!

We love our new home in Burlington and if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out our fair city yet, tomorrow’s Wood Street Fair is the perfect opportunity!  Colonial Burlington Foundation’s 40th Annual Wood Street Fair will be right in our backyard and feature 175 unique crafters, art, live music, food, antiques, and much more.  Check out http://woodstreetfair.com/ for location information and directions. 

A snapshot of the 2008 Wood Street Fair (http://woodstreetfair.com/)

Thank You for Being a Facebook Friend!

Thanks to all our Facebook friends who made it out to the Gallery reception!  We had a great time meeting new people and enjoying wonderful art.  If you haven’t gotten the chance to check out the ArtPride Facebook Friends Gallery yet, the show runs through September 25th and is open for free to the public Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-4pm.  For additional hours, directions and other information, please visit the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts website

 In the meantime, please enjoy these highlights from the ArtPride Facebook Friends Gallery reception featuring works by Sam Hetzel, Terri Sterling and Chris Kappmeier:

A New Home for ArtPride and More!

Lyceum Hall in Burlington City will be ArtPride NJ’s new home by the end of this calendar year. In more than one way, it’s an appropriate and fated move. Officially known as Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall, it’s a truly historic building constructed in 1839. It was given to the City of Burlington in 1851 and functioned as City Hall for 140 years. Lyceum Hall was renovated in 1910 and a rear addition was constructed in 1935 that doubled its size. City Hall was vacated in 1991 due to structural problems and City Hall moved to various locations.

In 1995, the NJ Historic Trust awarded the City of Burlington grant funds to assist with restoring the building, focusing on structural repairs, restoration of historic interior features, and ADA compliance. The project is not yet complete, but considerable work has been done. The second floor houses a large, brightly lit and historically correct meeting hall now reached by a beautifully restored oak staircase.

ArtPride’s offices will be located in about 1200 square feet of space on the first floor near the main entrance. Discover Jersey Arts and Arts Plan NJ will be new roommates to utilize the space that is currently being built to suit.

Some great features–an elevator to complete ADA requirements, a kitchen on the second floor will facilitate events held in the large meeting room, classroom and studio spaces abound on both floors, and a large open space on the second floor is being built as a black box theatre that can accommodate at least 100 if not more.

We are really excited to be part of the City of Burlington’s effort to bring the arts to a city that is rich in history but lacking in arts facilities. City officials have been more than gracious in courting us to help spur economic activity in the neighborhood. This county has a considerable artist population that is starving for studio and classroom space, so it shouldn’t be hard to find other tenants to liven’ up the place! Up top is a photo of the exterior, and the other photo shows just a small part of the large meeting space. More “before” photos to follow!