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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.
http://yvonneyaar.blogspot.com/

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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
*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.

Thank You, Facebook Friends!

Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s opening reception for our Facebook Friends Gallery exhibition.  It was a thrill to meet so many of our online supporters in person.  For ArtPride, like other non-profit and for-profit groups using Facebook, translating our online likers into real life supporters is an exciting and challenging endeavor.  Check out the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Blog for more on how we’re working to turn virtual pals into real life friends, and stay tuned for more opportunities to meet up and show your support for the arts IRL (In Real Life!)

Photo by Rich Ratner

Meet the Artists!

Meet the artists behind the upcoming ArtPride Facebook Friends Gallery exhibit at the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts:

Aylin Green
Raised in the suburbs of Boston as the first daughter of a Turkish mother and a Jewish father, Aylin has often found herself on the outside, looking in. Her mixed media paintings take an approach toward her subjects like that of a cultural observer or artistic ethnographer. Her recent work explores how time effects our views of both costume and temperament in the individual and their relationships. With a BFA from Mason Gross at Rutgers University and a MA of Ed from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Aylin continues her artmaking practice while simultaneously working full-time as a museum professional, caring for her two young boys, teaching art workshops, and tending a small hand-made accessories business.
www.aylingreen.com

Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle by Aylin Green

Sumukha  Ravishankar
As an artist I have dealt with many mediums, but mosaics are by far my most favorite. Like most children, I too had a treasure chest filled with interesting and shiny objects with unique colors and textures. I have channeled this fascination into creating mosaic art. My favorite mosaic materials are stained glass, stone and smalti bringing me closer in spirit to all those mosaic artists of yore who created the brilliant mosaics from Italy to Morocco, and a million other mosaic manna. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two kids.
www.sumukhamosaicart.com

Phoenix/Peacock by Sumukha Ravishankar

Molly Sanger Carpenter
Being an artist, to me, means having the need to create. When I work, I am absorbed by the process and my vision of what I am making. However, when I am away from working on a sculpture I am constantly collecting bits of visual and technical information. Art is not just a product, but the result of the life experience of the artist.  The greatest reward, for me, is when I see the effect my work has on someone else. As an artist I feel it is my responsibility to make sculpture that has a positive transforming effect on the viewer. Art can make the world a better place, balancing images of destruction with images of goodness and beauty, providing comfort.
www.mollycarpenter.com

Rabbits by Molly Sanger Carpenter

“Friend” them in person this Thursday, August 18, at our opening reception from 7-9pm.  Click HERE for details.

Be our BFF IRL!

You’re invited to…
The Second Annual ArtPride Facebook Friends Gallery
 
You like us on Facebook, now be our BFF IRL! ArtPride’s advocacy efforts are only as strong as our supporters, so we want to meet all our hard-working Facebook fans in person. Join us for an evening of food, great prizes and, of course, art!
 
Featuring work by:
Aylin Green
Sumukha Ravishankar
Molly Sanger Carpenter
 
Thursday, August 18, 7-9pm
Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts
432 High Street,
Burlington, NJ 08016
This event is FREE; RSVP through the Facebook invitation.
(Show runs through Sunday, September 25)
 
Sponsored by:
Café Gallery
Discover Jersey Arts
My Sticky Bunns
The Lily Inn
UMMM Ice Cream Parlor
 

Art Pride Call for Artists

We chat, comment and like on Facebook, now be our BFF IRL!

Art Pride NJ is seeking artists for the second annual Art Pride Facebook Friends Gallery hosted by Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts August 18 to September 25.  This gallery exhibit is a great opportunity for us to interact with our Facebook “likers” in person, make new friends and, of course, enjoy some amazing art.

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 should be available for our social networking opening reception on August 18 from 7-9pm and are asked to bring at least 5 friends.
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 29

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
-Send digital images of submissions to madelineorton@artpridenj.com or hard copies to Art Pride NJ, 432 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016
-Submission should include 5 pieces and provide the following information: title of work, medium and dimensions
-Include a brief artist bio (3-5 sentences)
-Work must be ready to hang and include standard gallery hanging hardware
-Selected artists will be notified the week of August 1

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