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A trash heap with silver service?

the aliens have landed!

I am getting some great feedback from the “Carbon Footprints” exhibition at the Park Avenue Club

It seems people are really enjoying sipping their cocktails and munching their posh nosh, amongst my inedible remains and dusty discards.

The restaurant is for members only, so call ahead for a good time to visit the show between sittings : (973) 301-8233

April 16 - September 10 2012

Carbon Footprints Park Avenue Club 184 Park Avenue Florham Park, NJ

Art Ache Cured in Maplewood, NJ

The temperature was rising at BANG! VI this weekend, as art fever raged and you swarmed to Buy Art Now Guys! More goodies will be delivered this weekend to alleviate your Art Ache, so stop by and add your own little red spot to the contagion

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11, 11-5pm 1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Ave Maplewood, NJ

Here's what you missed -

gone 01

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gone 06

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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

What Does a Cookie Know? Carbon Footprint #43

Cookie Consultation - charcoal still life drawing  |  SOLD

Despite multiple consultations, that darn cookie did not foresee last week's technical *hiccup* that crashed this blog. Maybe I was unwise to eat those Misfortune Cookies after all

So here is a belated wish that your Year of the Rabbit delivers multiplying health and happiness and breeds many creative opportunities

"Cookie Consultation" charcoal 12" x 10" For sale on Etsy

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

Mini Florida Vacation ... I wish

Sun Kissed Palms : miniature color pencil landscape

Three of my mini landscape drawings are currently basking in the Florida sunshine. If only I was so easy to ship in a wee box, I would be there too, soaking in the balmy 73°  

I may have dug out the shades to prevent snow-blindness, but the closest I'm coming to a tan is windburn

If you're in the area 

1) Leave a comment bragging about how great you look in your shorts

2) catch some cool relief at the huge miniature show at Dunedin. Hundreds of tiny works of  art, all especially suitcase sized

January 9 - 30 2011 MASF 2011 Annual International Miniature Art Show Dunedin Fine Arts Center 1143 Michigan Blvd Dundedin, FL