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Small Wonders (and furry spider suits) in Annapolis, MD

Red Velvet Ruffles : oil painting | SOLD

The Small Wonders show in Annapolis, MD is a great spot to pick up something for your special someone, even if they are impossible to buy for. For instance,  I bet they haven't got a cute hand knitted spider sweater. I'm told it's what all the best dressed arachnids have on their Christmas list this year

November 30 – December 28, 2012Reception: Thursday, December 6th, 6-8pmSmall Wonders MFA Circle Gallery 18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401

Hand knitted spider sweater, by Jen Liu

Seeing Spots at CWOW

Metro 29 at cWOW

lots of good paintings, interesting sculptures and intriguing collages at Metro 29 - City Without Walls, Newark NJ. And lots of sales from the opening night too.

But what do you know? I just managed to squeeze 2 photos out of a dying battery, only to find that the spare was dead as well. So I only have this delicate cut paper collage by Patricia Ritchie to share with you. If you want to see the rest, well you'll just have to hop in the car...or wait till I get back there with a fully operational camera.

Now, where did I put that charger?

Blue Table : paper collage by Patricia Ritchie

November 30th – February 16th, 2013 29th Annual Metro Show City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102

last weekend to go BANG!

Suzanne Henning
photography by Annette Kushen

There were lots of little red SOLD spots by the end of last Sunday, including one for myself, which I failed to photograph for some reason! Not to worry though - the gaps have all been filled with new work, so even if you stopped by last weekend pop by again to see what new goodies arrived during the week.

The mulled cider will be back on the menu, along with some Triple Ginger Cookies, or something equally as evil no doubt. So put on your wellies and stop by for something warming.

December 8&9 2012 11-5pm BANG! 7 1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07041

And Now for Something Completely Different

untitled life drawing

Working from a living, breathing model, with their own humor, quirks and personality is such a fantastic change from painting stale donuts and year old cheez doodles!

So for the past year or so, I have been ditching the doodles and sneaking off to a life drawing session on Friday mornings with the NJ Sketch Club.

The intense concentration required to look and draw for short bursts always requires more energy than I imagine and the challenge of trying to capture the essentials without overworking the drawing remains ever elusive. But it is these addictive qualities that keep me coming back for more

It is a fun, and sometimes frustrating way to spend a Friday morning, but I am always fascinating to see the different interpretations of my fellow sketchers.

Stop by and Meet the Artists this Saturday, May 5th 2-5pm

Exhibiting Artists: John Wolff, Florence Wint, Peter Allen, Jo Bradney, Claire Simon, Theresa Kubert, Ivan Bratko, Anne Picker, Lawrence Wlazlo, Frank Thropp, and Joel Tidey


April 27 - June 8 2012 NJ Sketch Club Presents : The Figure ~ Line, Form, & Shape Art @ 1275 Studio & Gallery 1275 Bloomfield Ave Building 1, Unit 3 Fairfield NJ 07004

Feast Your Eyes on This

Saved You One : charcoal and pastel

For April and June, I will have a solo show of work surrounding the acquisition, preparation, consumption and disposal of food.

The work captures those brief moments that often slip past unnoticed in our fast food lives, illuminating the things we have seen a thousand times, while cleaning the kitchen, preparing dinner or taking out the trash.

Thirty drawings and prints will be on display in the Madison Gallery of Morristown Memorial Hospital - the main corridor leading to the cafeteria. I wonder if my pictures will change the choices people make once they get there!

April 1 – June 3, 2012

Madison Gallery : Morristown Memorial Hospital 100 Madison Ave Morristown, NJ

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Art Show

The artists in Food for Thought help us look at food in a variety of ways, from being a basic necessity to an obsession. So prepare yourself a wee snack and settle down for a tasty Art Break as you browse the menu

Jay Seldin: Galina Dargery : EJ Davis: Gail Mardfin: Jo Bradney: Stacie Flint: Marjan Nirou: Barbara Mathis: Judy Levy:

Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to the reception and join us for a healthy cooking demonstration and healthy snacks What is more, 10% of each piece of artwork sold will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey - so bring your check book too!

Know of a notice board in need of decoration? Print the Poster and help us spread the word!

Friday, March 30, 2012, 5–8pm, OPENING & RECEPTION Exhibit runs through September 2012

Summit Medical Center Lawrence Pavilion: Lower Lobby Gallery 1 Diamond Hill Rd Berkeley Heights, NJ

No registration required • Open to the public • 908-273-4300 For Directions:

Metro 28 : Hacketstown, NJ

A Cheezy Moment - small still life oil painting

Metro 28 is on the move, so stop by Hacketstown Public Library before April 19th for a cheesy morsel

March 3 – April 19, 2012

Metro 28 Johnson Public Library 274 Main St Hackensack, NJ

Join me for a Springtime symphony of color

Visual Voices at 1978 Gallery

With the winter cold definitely on the way out, you are warmly invited to join me to enjoy a springtime symphony of color, line and shape at Visual Voices in Maplewood, New Jersey. I hope you will be able to make the Artist Reception on Sunday March 11th, but if not the show runs March 3 - April 8

or see the online slideshow - no need to dress up posh

Saving the Last Rainbow, oil 5x5"

I owe so much to each voice in the

Exhibitors' Co-op

for every comment or suggestion; for the praise and encouragement; and for those who prefer to keep quiet, teaching by whispered example;

thank you all

March 3 - April 8th Open weekends 2-5pm Artist Reception : March 11th 2-5pm

1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, NJ

Last Chance for Cheez

A Cheezy Moment - small still life oil painting
A Small Fortune - small still life oil painting

It is the last week to see these two tasty morsels at City Without Walls in Newark, NJ. After Friday they will be off tickling tastebuds around the state.

Check back to see if they are coming to a space near you (PS - new cheezy puff paintings coming soon!)

November 17 - February 17, 2012

Metro 28

City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102

Emerging at Noyes and Perkins

YEA Opening Reception

If you missed the "Emerging Artists" show at Gloucester County College last fall, you have two more chances see this art exhibition in South Jersey The entire show has been picked up by the Noyes Museum and the Perkins Art Center and will run until the Spring daffodils are poking their heads through the snow - an emergence that cannot come soon enough for me!

February 11 2011 - April 7 2011 Emerging Artists Series Noyes Museum 5 South Second Street Hammoton, NJ

February 15 2011 - March 12 2011Emerging Artists Series Perkins Art Center 30 Irvin Avenue Collingswood, NJ