June is right around the corner, and I am excited and thrilled to have the Zentinels traveling across the state to spend the summer in this amazing venue. The Abbey was built in the 30s. It is a beautiful church, built of stacked local stone and gorgeous Gothic woodwork. The marbles, jasper and other stones in the apse lend a luxurious and solemn feel to the space. The Buddhas will show well in this unique locale and will complement the interesting colorful are by the other participating Studio Yu members, some of whom have come in from as far away as India and Singapore for this exhibition.
If you get out that way this summer, do stop in and see this amazing place and the Studio Yu exhibition. The Abbey offers stained glass tours daily and the grounds are lovely for strolling.
Princeton Abbey is located at 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ
The May issue of Atlantic County Woman has a nice article on this summer’s Art Walk and The Diver is featured on the page. This little turtle is sure getting around South Jersey this summer! He will be appearing on paper and canvas on LBI and in Brigantine all summer long. 🙂
Today was Pine Shores Art Association’s Spring show reception. Over 50 pieces of art were included in this year’s show–all of them beautiful. I do not know how the judge, Joel Tidey, was able to decide among this stellar grouping.
And… (drum roll please) I am thrilled to announce that “Are You Ready for your Close-up?” was awarded one of the Judge’s Awards. This is one of my favorite pieces from this past year’s work, and my first crab, so this was a really nice surprise! I have giclees on paper and canvas for sale of this one. The original is likely sticking with me.
May 4th saw a lot of Star Wars references on my FB page. All I can say is the 4th was definitely with me. 🙂
I received news that another work will be published in the next upcoming Jersey Shore magazine, and, Atlanticare has purchased giclee printprintss of two of my works for their new healthcare facility in Manahawkin, my first commercial sale. This one is a win-win because the sale price will cover the cost of the initial scan, thereby allowing me to make additional prints of these two pieces to sell this summer. The process is dear enough that I can’t afford to do too many on my own, so having the cost of the scan covered is a gift.
Here are the two selections. Poppies on the Loose and Star Bright
This summer Princeton Abbey will be hosting Studio Yu’s artists and the Zentinels will be on display/sale there from June until October. It is a fabulous venue. I will get my first look this week and will keep you posted as the exhibition date draws near.
Tomorrow, the Little Egg Harbor exhibition comes down. It has been a wonderful show, but I will be happy to have the paintings back for the summer season of sales and shows here at the shore.
Today I did my inaugural event with Brigantine Art Walk. Super organization and a great group of people. I am so looking forward to the Art Walk this summer—more to come on that, too!
I am trying to hone in on what I want from myself as an artist, so when a good quote pops up that points me in the right direction, I am trying to hang on to them to remind me to stay on the right path.
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
— Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.