Art in Avalon

This weekend was my first time at the APAC Art Show in Avalon, NJ.  This year the Avalon show experienced a change of date and change of venue. You would never know it from the well-organized team that ran this APAC exhibition and sale.  A truly helpful staff greeted me at the door, showed me to my designated spot, and went out of their way to help newbies, like me, get acclimated to the workings of this event.

On Friday evening, there was food and drink available to the artists and patrons. The donations from local restaurants provided an array of choices. All the while, we were entertained by beautiful – truly wonderful – violin music from a solo artist. I loved watching her perform and she never stopped once in the entire 3+ hours.  I’m sorry I do not have her name to share with you because she deserves accolades for a wonderful performance. I loved her songbook, too! Bastille, The Killers, –lots of current Alternative music that wowed me on the violin!  Saturday morning they had WaWa coffee waiting for us and donuts from a wonderful local bakery.

The event was wall art, photography, and sculpture only. More than 50 artists were represented. I met some wonderful people both on the APAC team and among my fellow artists. Generous, creative spirits were abundant.

Traffic was steady on Friday evening. Saturday was leisurely paced, but I ended the day with some wonderful contacts (you will all be hearing from me), and a couple of sales.

Looking forward to next year!

Coming up on the calendar…

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18301541_1883560151901522_3651672238209148681_nThis weekend I will make a return appearance to the Brigantine Art Walk in Hanuman Park, Brigantine NJ. The artwalk is a weekly even from 5 to 8 PM and features live performances (this week is Steve Kuzma and his band), food by Laguna Grill and Rum Bar, and 20+ artists and makers. It is a wonderful relaxed setting in the beautiful beach town of Brigantine, just behind the Marina casinos outside of Atlantic City.


logo_0Next weekend is a huge Art Show and sale in Avalon, NJ sponsored by the Avalon Center for Performing Arts. This event will start with a Friday night preview and run through late Saturday afternoon at the school in Avalon. Check the website for more information.


download (1)Wednesday, June 28th, I will be attending the opening reception of AtlantiCare’s recently completed Manahawkin Medical Campus, on Route 72. AtlantiCare recently purchased two of my paintings for the new facility and the artists and others will be present to tour the facility and see their work in situ.  This is a first for me and I am looking forward to seeing the art framed and gracing the walls of the facility.

Hat Trick

For those of you who don’t know, a hat trick is three successes in a row, usually in a limited time. I am excited to announce that I have pulled an art hat trick with Jersey Shore magazine.

Their Spring issue featured my historical fiction piece on the John Minturn and a photo of The Glider. The 20 x 24″ oil also won a merit award at Pine Shores Fall 2016 show.


Jersey Shore Publications Summer magazine issue included my oil painting “Lobster Buoys” a.k.a. “Maine Memories”.  This painting was purchased by a Maine resident and good friend. The buoys are back home not far from Acadia National Park and near the site where I first was inspired to paint them.

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I have just heard that the Jersey Shore Publications will be picking up third painting for their next issue. You’ll have to stop by again to see which one.


THANK YOU! Jersey Shore Magazine, for supporting local artists and sharing their work!

Opening Reception, Princeton Abbey: Studio Yu

mms_20170605_152403Sunday afternoon brought cloudy skies and a few showers, but they failed to dampen the mood at the Studio Yu Opening reception. We had a nice turnout and many of the guests lingered for the full two hours, enjoying both the fabulous venue and the art.  It was wonderful to chat with the other Studio Yu artists, some for the first time, as well as the guests – some of whom came from as far away as the midwest for this opening.



Sunday, June 4th marks the opening of Studio Yu’s Summer Exhibition at beautiful Princeton Abbey. The grounds and buildings are worth a trip on their own but coupled with the truly gorgeous stained glass windows (there are stained glass tours on Sunday afternoon) and Studio Yu’s fabulous art, this is truly a worthwhile day trip.

The church was built in the 1930’s and the stonework of all the buildings on the site is nothing short of amazing. The manicured lawns are peppered with a variety of mature trees, creating lovely patches of shade around the grounds.

Inside the chapel, the stained glass windows come alive on a sunny day.  Each window has a story to tell, but really, a picture is worth 1000 words here:

The Opening Reception for Studio Yu begins at 5 PM. Stained glass tours at 3 and 4 PM.