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2014 : Indecently Early Bird Special 30% off 2014 calendars

cute wee desk calendar for 2014

Well my summer vacation is nearly over, so this is the last chance for you to grab 2014 at 30% discount. The secret discount pages will disappear September 14th - just before the Fall & Holiday Art Fair season begins

I may be hanging out at the beach right now, paddling with the dog and sipping wine as the sun sets over the bay, but the shop is still open...and I do love the smell of Paypal in the morning!

If you are having trouble playing with the online shopping cart, just drop me an email with what you need ~ I can do low-tech too.

Shop The Indecently Early Bird Special Event now! ends September 14th

 When I get back from the seaside I shall be adding them to the Etsy shop at full price - but for now they are all yours - so catch them whilst you can Early Birdies!


pssst - free worldwide shipping for 2 weeks only!

elegant wall calendat for 2014

Thank You - Thank you - THANK YOU!

Star Spangled Splurge : oil painting : 24x18"

I collected my painting from the show this week and apparently it proved "very popular" the show organizer said with an appreciative nod. Alas, I didn't collect the People's Choice Award this year, but the judges deemed this to be a jolly good painting, so I did come home with a nice fat check for the Award of Merit - RESULT!

I think I shall put some of the money into making some large glossy postcards of the painting. I would love to send you one as a Thank You for your support - drop me a line at - -  I will need an actual snail mail address to send it to you

Cheers m'dears!

A Little Taste of Summer at Alfa Art

Nestled : oil painting

Alfa Art Gallery is presenting their holiday show, The Small Format and Affordable Art Group Exhibition. The show is currently open for viewing, but the opening reception will be this Friday night - see you there!

This exhibition features art of 12 x 12 x 12 inches or smaller from artists in all different mediums. Not only does this show display a style of art for every taste, but it provides the audience with the opportunity to purchase affordable, original artwork following the opening reception.

November 30- December 22, 2012Reception: December 7th 7-10pmSmall Format, Affordable Art Exhibition Alfa Art Gallery 108 Church St New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Read more about the Participating Artists

Come and Refresh at BANG!

Refresh - oil painting still life 5x7"

Well it's that time of year again - BANG! - the holiday end of year extravaganza is starting this Friday evening 7-9pm with the Member Preview. Don't worry if you aren't a member of 1978 Arts Center - you can join on the night and still receive your 10% discount on all purchases that evening.

AND the hot mulled cider is on the menu again! So stop by for a cup or two, whilst you enjoy the art at your leisure. No long checkout lines, no Ho-Ho-ing Santas and not a jingle bell within earshot. bliss!

The show is in its 7th year and is still the best place in town for unique, quirky one of a kind gifts you won't find anywhere else. I had a sneak peek as I was setting up my booth this week, and the selection is better than ever.

Over 40 local artists are showing small scale original artwork, include paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewelry, note cards, drawings and more. Whether you are looking for a stocking stuffer or a special gift for your significant someone, we'll have something to delight and tempt you. Many of the artists will be there to answer your questions through the two weekends. I will be at the there 1st, 8th and 9th as well as at the opening, if you would like to stop by and say Hi

Come and take a real Art Break!

Joy Yagid ~

December 1&2, 8&9 2012Member Preview : Friday November 30th 7-9pmBANG! 7 : Buy Art Now Guys! 1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07041

oh no! Synchronized Small Works

How odd! All my small works shows open on the same day. How did they do that? Did I miss a meeting?Or maybe this an ominous portent. Is this a sign of a particularly harsh winter to come?

I will add be more news and pictures throughout the week, but here's the list to help you plan your Christmas shopping

December 1&2, 8&9 2012 Member Preview : Friday November 30th 7-9pm BANG! 7 1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07041

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

November 30- December 22, 2012 Reception: December 7th 7-10pm Small Format, Affordable Art Exhibition Alfa Art Gallery 108 Church St New Brunswick, NJ 08901

November 30th - February 16th, 2013 Reception: Friday November 30th 6-9pm 29th Annual Metro Show City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102

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

Studio Tour, South Orange and Maplewood

Radish Duo : color pencil

Alas - a previous engagement with a nephew in need of a squashing prevents me from attending this year's Studio Tour. I am sorry I won't be able to check out my friend Sarah Petruziello's brand spanking new studio, or to catch up with Jennifer' Takahashi's new large paintings,  smile at Florence Wint's fabulous new collages or enjoy Joy Yagid's latest photos

Maybe you can take my place this year

Sunday June 5 11-5pm Advance Tickets/Maps are available now

But even though I will not be posing as an honorary Maplewoodian this year, I will have work at two of the venues in downtown South Orange, perhaps making me an Honorary Orange-i-tang?

I would like to thank Ben from the very popular Kitchen a la Mode for clearing some space to show my kitchen and foodie flavored still life drawings and paintings. And when you are done there, take a hop over the road for a slurp of fresh squeezed lemonade at Stony's and sample the landscapes of  local artists Annette Kushen, Denise Hardie, Elaine Durbach and yours truly of course.

June 3- 6 Kitchen a la Mode 19 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716

Summer 2011 Stonys 10 Sloan St South Orange, NJ 07079

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

Last Chance to See...

Carbon Footprints

Carbon Footprints is drawing to a close and I would like to thank everyone who braved the truly appalling winter weather to come and pick through my trash

If you haven't made it yet, you still have a week to stop by : wind, weather, ice and thunder snow permitting

thank you for coming!

Last Chance : February 10th SOLO SHOW : Carbon Footprints Gaelen Gallery West Rt 10 East (look for the Gold's Gym sign!) Whippany, NJ

Making an Effort

Making and Effort : charcoal and pastel still life drawing

It seems it is time to reacquaint myself with my hairdresser to get the annual hairdo, for the artist's reception for "Carbon Footprints" is fast approaching

I hope you can suspend your New Year's resolution on Sunday 16th 11-1pm, to stop by and share in the celebratory pie, cookies and other naughty nibblies. (the celery, cottage cheese and cardboard diet will resume on Monday)

If distance and weather prevents you from enjoying a slice of frozen New Jersey, then kick back with a tub of ice cream and sample the show from your sofa at Carbon Footprints

Sweet and Sour : charcoal and pastel still life drawing

Artist Reception : January 16 11-1pm December 14 - February 10 2011 SOLO SHOW : Carbon Footprints Gaelen Gallery West Lautenberg Family JCC Rt 10 East Whippany, NJ