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Have Crafty Art Safari in Maplewood this Sunday

Come visit The Abominable Snowman!

Get your annual photo taken with the Abominable Snowman at The Bizarre Bazaar, and peruse over 40 stalls of local artists and artisans or pick up some vintage cool for the holidays.

Studio B Presents: The Holiday Bizarre Bazaar
Sunday, December 7 : 10am-4pm

The Woodland (60 Woodland Road)
Maplewood, NJ


Geralyn's Art Studio has a lovely selection of works by local artists, just right for holiday gifts.

Geralyn's Art Studio
103 Baker Street,
Maplewood, NJ 07040


Refresh - oil - 5x7"

I will me manning the desk at B.A.N.G. today, so stop by for some hot mulled cider and a cookie or two. Many sold items have been refreshed with new work, so pop in again if you came on Friday or Saturday.

Sunday December 7th : 11-5pm

1978 Arts Center (map)
1978 Springfield Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040

B.A.N.G! IX small art makes a big gift

Saving the Last Rainbow | oil | 5x5"

Members Preview : December 5th 7-9pm
new memberships accepted at the door - get instant 10% discount on all purchases tonight only

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th : 11-5pm
Wednesday 10th : 11-5pm & 7-9pm
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th : 11-5pm

Hooray! time to go BANG again!

This year the timing is perfect for this terrific small works show, just right for Hanukkah and Christmas or stocking up for a new year of birthdays, anniversaries & celebratory events.

I always get some unique presents and usually something fun for myself too. Prices range from $1 - $400, so you can find a stocking stuffer or a great splurge gift that won't break the bank.

Check the facebook page for a sneak peek at some of the work for sale

There will be hot mulled cider spicing the place up all weekend, and a cookie or two to nibble on as you peruse the work. Stop by and escape the mall madness for half an hour.


1978 Arts Center (map)
1978 Springfield Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040


Participating Artists

Elisabeth Antoine Chrissy McIntyre
Eric Beckerich Susan Napack
Gary Berson Nancy Ori
Maya Bloom Amelia Panico
Murray Bloom Gina Petrecca
Joseph Boss Sarah Petruziello
Winifred Boss Patricia Quirk
Barbara Bozza Geralyn Robinson
Jo Bradney Carol Schlitt
Susan Cohen-Harris Phillipa Scott
Irene Dunsavage Sonya Sobieski
Mike Dziomba Lisa Suss
Peggy Excell Heidi Sussman
Janice Garry Sylvia Taylor
Kristen Glanzman Scottie Teschner
Marie Elena Glynn Nette Thomas
Denise Hardie Louis Toledo
Suzanne Henning Marianne Trent
HARRIET Kushins Ann Vollum
Kevin Lai Cynthia Weiss
Aron Lifschultz Dawn Williams
Ananda Lima Elizabeth Carol Winchester
Cathleen McCoy Bristol Florence Wint
  Joy Yagid

off to a new home : a glimpe at the summer art sales

All of these paintings and drawings found a new home this summer. I am so glad they are out in the world and brightening someone's day.

It also means I have space to paint some more!

Chardonnay Cluster - new small oil painting

Chardonnay Cluster | oil painting | 7x5"

I realized that although I have painted a lot of red grapes recently, I have never tried to paint green grapes. This is almost certainly because I rarely eat them, and they are not hanging out in the fruit bowl waiting to be admired and inspirational.

So this will be the first of a few green grape studies...are they green or white grapes?

Buy this painting on Etsy >>>

Orange Blossom at Sparta, NJ

This was one of those found still life arrangements. I had just finished my lunchtime orange, scrunched up the napkin and added it to the bowl to throw away, when *CLICK* I spy a painting.

Orange Blossom | 18x18" | oil on canvas, unframed

This painting will be for sale at the fundraiser for Hilltop Country Day School, which will also have a large selection of paintings, drawings, photography, clothing, jewelry,  glass and ceramics for sale. Plus you get to drive through the swooping vistas of Rt23, whilst admiring the ripening fall foliage.
(no photography whilst driving please!)
Preview the Artists at

The opening reception was rather fabulous last year, with many local restaurants offering special tasting samples of their signature dishes. You can purchase a ticket at the link below.

Reception : Friday, October 24, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm
Purchase Tickets: The Opening Night Experience: Fine Art, Food & Drink

Open Hours
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 26, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014
Hilltop Country Day School (map)
32 Lafayette Rd
Sparta Township, NJ, 07871


So glad that the figs are back in town!

See Sweet Temptation at Tewksbury Historical Society

Zion Lutheran Church (map)
16 Miller Ave
Tewksbury, NJ, 08889

Open Hours
Wednesday, October 1 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday, October 2 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, October 3 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday, October 4 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 5 Noon to 4 pm

30% of sales will benefit the Tewksbury Historical Society, which maintain this pretty little rural village. And it is a great excuse to go apple picking at the local farm and enjoy the last of our fall sunshine.

I also have work in the portfolio sale and small works sale along side the main juried exhibit, so maybe you can also get a jump start on your holiday shopping too.

See fig.4 at JCC in West Orange, NJ

JCC MetroWest (map)
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ, 07052

These fig paintings from earlier this year have all been munched!

Real Life - Still Life, art show in West Orange NJ

Real Life - Still Life will showcase (literally) a large selection of my small oil paintings in a four month exhibition at the West Orange JCC this fall.
The exhibition lasts until January, which pretty much covers all your upcoming holidays. So you can find something special to freshen up the Thanksgiving dining room, splash out on a gift for your significant other... or just treat yourself to something sweet.

Stop by and say Howdy at the opening reception on September 7th 11-1pm
(There will be refreshments provided, to stop you licking the paintings)

Opening Reception : Sunday,  September 7th 11-1pm
September 7th –  December 31st 2014

JCC MetroWest (map)
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ, 07052

A little taste of the show - no licking!

Art on the Avenue : Caldwell NJ : Saturday May 31st

Apple Heart | oil | 5x5"

Saturday May 31st 10-5pm
Rain Date June 1st

Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell NJ (map)

With the new Plein Air Competition you can watch the artists painting in spots around the town. There will be jazz and a choral performance on the Green, plus inexpensive "Food to Go" menu by several local restaurants.

So far the weather channel is predicting warm and dry weather for Saturday...keep your fingers crossed!