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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

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 -

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SWEET! - Affordable Art Fair : Montclair Art Museum

Revealed : oil painting  |  9x12"  | SOLD

How juicy sweet!

The Affordable Art Fair at the Montclair Art Museum, will be showcasing 25 local artists chosen to display their work and better yet - everything will be under $500 The perfect weekend to discover an emerging talent and pick up a bargain before they hit the big time.

I will have a whole booth of small oil paintings and , yes, there may be one of two juicy citrus paintings, but I might have to throw in an onion or two, just so you know it's really me.

Their terrific Warhol and Cars exhibit will be ending soon and admission to the special exhibition will be half price admission all weekend. PLUS they will be 12 vintage Cadiallacs parked around the museum for you to be inspired by the real thing.

June 11 10-4pmJune 12 10-5pm

Affordable Art Fair Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Slurp some Juicy Fruit this Weekend

Grapefruit Spoon - 20" x 16" oil painting

Stop by Caldwell, NJ this Saturday to see the largest of the grapefruit paintings from this Spring's painting frenzy

You can enjoy lots of original art from local New Jersey artists and hopefully a little warming Spring sunshine - fingers crossed! (If it does rain on Saturday, stop by on Sunday instead!)

My new juicy oil paintings, many fresh from the easel this year, will be exhibited in my booth

Stop by for a Slurp!

May 14 10 - 5pm Art on the Avenue Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell, NJ

Snow Goose Miniature Show

Across Sunset Pond, miniature color pencil landscape

I have been browsing through the Snow Goose Gallery's annual miniature show, and it seems some Celebratory Pie may be in order!

A mellow reminder of a summer's evening in Maine is off to a new home, to fuel some lingering daydreams or maybe to stir a few fragrant memories

You too can browse through the whole show online, and see if one of the mini treasures stirs something in your soul

May 1 - June 12 19th Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art Miniatures The Snow Goose Gallery 470 Main Street Bethlehem, PA

Think "Blue Sky" for the Mayapple Festival

color pencil miniature landscape

Lets hope the sky will be this crystal clear for the Mayapple festival this weekend.

If you're the sort of weirdo that likes to get up at the crack of dawn for a marathon, then the runners are assembling at 6am. For the rest of us, the Mayapple Festival begins at 10am - time enough for a lie in and a bacon sandwich.

Nature hikes and a frisbee competition will be taking place throughout the day. And if you're in a more contemplative mood a nature inspired Creative Writing Workshop will be held at 2pm.

There will be also an Art fair featuring nature inspired art from local artists - including yours truly and fabulous juicy flower photographs from my friend Joy Yagid

If you are planning to stop by to say howdy...bring me another bacon sarnie

Mayapple Festival Activities

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Festival
              6 a.m. – Ultra-Marathon       
Place: Essex County South Mountain Reservation
              Crest Drive
              South Orange, NJ

Juicy Oil Paintings at the Deli

Bell and Chili - oil painting
Bell and Chili - oil painting

Oh yum, painting again! Such fun

I'm really pleased with the way the show turned out at Maplewood Deli and Grill. The paintings focus on the simple, unadorned beauty of common fruits and vegetables, which works really well with the clean, elegant black and white decor 

juicy red tomatoes - yum
juicy red tomatoes - yum
oil paintings at the deli
oil paintings at the deli
come have lunch with the onions
come have lunch with the onions

See more still life oil paintings in the online gallery and buy art prints and note cards from my gift store

SHOW SPECIAL : free shipping to the US, Worldwide flat shipping $6

Jo Bradney : Recent Oil Paintings Maplewood Deli and Grill 149 Maplewood Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040

Sipping, Supping and Shopping

Come out this evening for some sipping, supping and shopping at Shop Sharey in South Orange. I will have some of my new small charcoal still life drawings for sale, as well as some miniature color pencil landscapes, giclee prints and note cards.

My friend Alison Oxman will also be showing some of her gorgeous semi-precious jewelry. I have been admiring her beautiful necklaces for a while now. I am always a sucker for pearls!

alison oxman, semi-precious jewelry
alison oxman, semi-precious jewelry

Your entrance fee of $5 will help fund the pre-school programme next year as well provide you with a glass of wine and dessert to enjoy whilst you shop

  • Supporting your local artisans
  • Helping to educate the next generation
  • Getting unique holiday gifts for the family
  • Silent auction and raffle prizes

Not bad for one evening! (If you bring your own shopping bags you get to be "green" too)

November 19th 7pm - 10pm Shop Sharey : benefit for the pre-school Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel 432 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079

Free Shipping on Giclee Art Prints

It is the first weekend for fluffy blankets and hot chocolate here in the North East. And as I snuggle in, watching the Grand Prix and noodling about the internet, I'm looking around the room thinking we could do with some pictures in here. You might think that an artist would have no wall space left, but I find it hard to decorate with my own work when it keeps coming and going. Plus it's much harder to let it go if I think I own it.

Some pieces are too precious to ever sell - my first colored pencil drawing "Stolen Glimpse" for instance. It's the first thing I see in the morning...well second, after a wet dog nose and early morning wash. And some much loved pictures I have replaced with high quality giclee prints - not quite as lovely as the real thing, but a darn good substitute.

And then I find that my favorite art site, Imagekind, has a free shipping coupon to give me a helping hand with the Fall Clean Up. They must have read my mind.

They have terrific quality giclee prints on paper or canvas and all at very affordable prices. Plus you know that the artists are getting a fair cut too. These guys will even frame it - all I have to do is bang in a nail.

Free US Shipping Coupon Code : POPULARART09 Expires : Oct 4th midnight PDT

Here's a little taste of my favorites to get you started

linda plaisted "Loopy"
linda plaisted "Loopy"
briggs - Funk Man
briggs - Funk Man
cbjphoto - Colorful Slot
cbjphoto - Colorful Slot
simona balas - camera dulce (sweet room)
simona balas - camera dulce (sweet room)

And of course - your's truly

jobradney - Tossed Salad
jobradney - Tossed Salad