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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

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

A Little More Light at the Art Fair

Just a Little Light : oil : 5x5"

This little candle nub was all that was left after last years big snowstorm and 3 day blackout (whiteout?) And one last match

A small reminder to "Be Prepared"

Stop by the shows this weekend for a peek

Saturday June 2, 10-5pm (includes FREE admission to the Museum) Affordable Art Fair Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Select from art made by a diverse group of artists offering pieces at prices under $500. Help support local and emerging artists while expanding your own collection! Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear local musicians, sponsored by Whole Foods Market Montclair. PLUS free admission to the Museum

*Participating Artists* Luis Alves Collage, Alina Bliach, Jo Bradney, Aric Calfee, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Liz Demaree, Robyn Ellenbogen, Susan Fidlon, Michael Hart, Linda A. Ippolito, Ji Yong Kim, Wendy Letven, Maria Lupo, Cathy Pilkin, Adam Pitt, Christopher Reach, Brandon Rechten, Janice Reis, Christine Sauerteig-Pilaar, Christine Soccio, Lisa Stoeffel, Doreen Tighe, Victoria Tullo, and Julian Weitzenfeld.

Studio Tour : Sunday June 3rd 11-5pm

A FREE self-guided tour of artists’ studios and exhibition spaces across South Orange and Maplewood, featuring nearly 60 painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists, and multimedia artists.

stop by the Preview show at the Pierro Gallery for a sampling of the work. Or plan and print your tour on the spiffy new website

Artists Studio Tour 1978 Maplewood Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, New Jersey

Preview/Post View Pierro Gallery Baird Center 5 Mead Street South Orange NJ 07004

Last Weekend to go BANG

Halloween Hangover 5x5" oil

Due to the freaky snow storm and general lack of electricity, we only had 3 intrepid Trick or Treaters this Halloween - leaving us with a small dilemma.

What is a girl to do with a large cauldron full of chocolate?

Stop by for some mulled cider and see this little gem at the last weekend of BANG!

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11, 11-5pmBANG!VI (Buy Art Now Guys!)1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Ave Maplewood, NJ


And the Cookie Predicts....

A Small Fortune : oil painting

...that my small oil painting will be chosen for the 22nd Annual NJ Small Works Show - Perfect Fit

WOW - spot on!

Wonder if those lottery numbers are any good?

June 10 - July 8 Perfect Fit 22nd Annual NJ Small Works Show at Mikhail Zakin Gallery The Art School at Old Church 561 Piermont Road Demarest, NJ

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