Third Friday at RRCArts in Millville

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This past Friday was the “Third Friday” opening at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ.  I am fortunate enough to be sharing the Associate Artist alcove with the wonderful work of Linda D’Urbano.  It is also the Spring Associate Artist show in the main gallery.  Lots of terrific art on display!

I will be back at RRCArts in June with a two person show on their beautiful brick wall in the Atrium with the fabulous Laura Beard for a show called, Legacy of Loss. It will feature endangered wildlife around the world.

Come on down to Millville for a wonderful 3rd Friday evening. Gallery hop, hit up the Village on High for some shopping and art viewing, have dinner at the trattoria, and enjoy the three galleries and the Associates’ Alcove at RRCarts at 22 N High Street. It is a great way to spend a summer evening!

Off and Running in 2019 with Art for Children

I started on half a dozen different paths this January in hopes of attracting my muse (she has been conspicuously absent this winter) and in February I saw a call for children’s art for AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts program in their Atlantic City Pediatric facility.

It was just the focus I needed to get the creative juices flowing!  I loved doing these whimsical, humorous pieces.  I am thrilled to announce that AtlantiCare picked up five of them for their clinic. I love how the medical community in southern New Jersey is so supportive of local artists.

I have a soft spot for children’s art. I love creating pieces that hint at a story but allow kids to develop their own stories about what is taking place in the picture.  This is especially important in a clinical setting where fear and boredom sometimes lurk. I truly hope that these fun and colorful works provide a welcome distraction and jumping off point for conversation for the young patients.

 

Seeing Art Where it Lives

I love it when a client is kind enough to send a photo of their piece of artwork hanging on the wall of their home. It tells me they are pleased with the piece and proud to be its owner.  Since are is such a personal creation, it allows me to envision my painting “living” in its new space.

This piece found a home in Avalon this past week and I love that the patron took the time to share it with me. His daughter even named it – “Sandy”.

Now, when I see a photo of this one in my gallery or on my FB page, I can imagine Sandy looking out over the marshes, ready to go hunting for dinner.

Thank you, Bill, for sharing this story and photos with me. – Jill

 

 

Avalon Beside the Sea

Tonight I will be heading down to Avalon (exit 13 for NJ folk) for the Art Exhibition and sale to support Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund. Brendan Borek was a kid who loved the ocean; loved to surf. His life was cut short by cancer.

Brendan’s Fund helps Atlantic and Cape May families affected by pediatric cancer. They help with stays, expenses, even food for families traveling back and forth to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatric cancer treatments.

I am a huge fan of CHOP and the good work it does so I am proud to support families in the fight against pediatric cancers.

The 18th Annual Artists & Friends Art Show for Brendan’s Fund will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Avalon Yacht Club, 7th & The Bay, Avalon, NJ from 6 – 9 PM. $15 donation at the door.

 

This is a beautiful event with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, artwork created by our artists and beautiful sunsets. Please join us for an evening filled with friends for a wonderful cause. Proceeds are donated to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to assist the pediatric cancer patients and their families from Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Good News!

Received word today I have been accepted as an Associate Artist at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville.

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This will mean some exhibition opportunities in a fabulous gallery as well as expanded exposure in the region. I am very excited to have been accepted. I have been painting much more in 2018 and plan to continue, but really want to focus on some new directions for 2019.

This exhibition opportunity may help guide my subject matter for the year. It certainly makes me want to head up to the studio and jump right in!

Thank you RRCArts!

Viking Village on Sunday, July 22

I had a great weather (yes, I know it rained a little) and art day at Harvey Cedars Art Festival this past weekend. Kudos and thanks to Susan Kramer for a terrific job with this show. Really had nice traffic all day long and super nice visitors right up until tear down at 4 PM.

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I will be back at Viking Village, Booth 4, this weekend (look around the statue area) with some new big ones – crab, turtles, and a number of gull paintings, too.  Probably a couple of the Buddhas as well.  Hoping for some good weather and another nice crowd. Pop in and say “hello” and check out the new work!

PS- Pine Shores folk-I have flyers for our upcoming Arts Business Institute seminar. If anyone can stop by and hand them out to artists and artisans I would appreciate the help since I can’t really get out there!   – Jill

Harvey Cedars this Sunday!

This Sunday I will be at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars for the annual Art Festival. I have been painting all summer this year and will have some new work to show (though my big turtles are still on the easel so you may need to wait a bit longer for them).

The festival runs from 10 until 4 PM. Sunset Park is on the bay side under the HC water tower. Just head north on the boulevard until you see the water tower with the tree.


 

Celebrating tonight because The Defender has found a new permanent home in Harvey Cedars! Thank you Laura M for adding her to your wonderful collection!

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