Art Blooms in June; New Exhibits & News

Cross Estate Urn, (c)May2015

Happy June All!  Here in NJ plants are full and green, flowers are blooming and summer is only a few weeks away!  With this comes fun, free outdoor art fests as well as new gallery exhibits so if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll add these events to your list of things-to-do this month!

Gallery U; Litill Flier & Press Release May 2015

Gallery U; Litill Flier & Press Release May 2015

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“Litill” Small Works Group Exhibition at Gallery U
, 439 South Ave W in Westfield. (908) 232-1895.
Opening reception Friday., June 5, 6pm-8pm. Free event.
I have two mixed media pieces in this show.  Show runs thru June 29, 2015.

Cross Estate Urn, (c)May2015

Cross Estate Urn, (c)May2015

East Brunswick, NJ Fine Art Fest
I’ll have a booth in this annual fine arts event located surrounding the pond at the Municipal Complex by Dunhame Corner Rd., East Brunswick, NJ.  FREE outdoor event for the whole family!  Saturday, June 6th (rain date Sun., June 7th) Food available for purchase.
Aside from my fine art photography I’ll also be selling my original jewelry, t-shirts & greeting cards!  Come by for a  fun day with many local artists!

Mystics, Mourners, Dreams Book (c)Mar2015

Mystics, Mourners, Dreams Book (c)Mar2015

OTHER COOL ART NEWS…
Thanks to the magic of self-publishing I’ve just completed my 3rd art book; this one features original paintings & mixed media pieces! Full color, glossy 20 pg. 8″x8″ hard cover signed books, just $50 + $5 s/h (in continental US). Here’s a preview (see pic above)…Paypal accepted.  To order email me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading!  🙂

Visit art shows without leaving home!

"Amsterdam Night #1", 35mm B&W photo, (c)Lauren Curtis

For artists and art appreciators, what’s one of the biggest advantages of the internet?  Being able to view amazing artwork from across the globe without leaving your house!  Of course it’s always a great experience to actually visit galleries and museums but we can’t always do that, especially when an exhibit we’d love to see is taking place in another state or country, so enter ONLINE EXHIBITIONS!

These provide us with a way to view all types of artwork and discover new artists and collect work from those we already follow from the comfort of our homes and computers.  And for us artists, we don’t have to pay ridiculous shipping fees and risk our work being lost or damaged while still being able to reach an international audience.  I do still really enjoy actual brick and mortar exhibits where I can attend the openings and meet the other artists and collectors, but internet art shows are another way to gain exposure and mingle with other creatives.

So, for those of you who want to exhibit hop from home, here are 2 online exhibitions I have artwork in…

International Women’s Exhibit

This online exhibition features amazing photographic images from women artists around the world!  From traditional images to abstract and surreal, it’s worth taking the time to scroll through this extensive show and experience so many beautiful pieces in one place.  I have a B&W night shot I took in Amsterdam in this show.  Here’s the link: http://www.womeninfocusatlanta.com/  under Exhibits.    The exhibit will remain online through the month of April.

Spring Featured Artists

A LinkedIn connection, Stephen Fountain, invited me to be a featured artist on his eclectic, spiritual, creative website so of course I said YES!  In the site’s creator’s words, this site is built it with the intention to get people to use more of their intuition and cognitive process to find things , so it takes a bit of searching to locate my feature but all you need to do is look to the left on the SPRING EXHIBIT page and you will see a big star and it says spring above it. In the center of the star is an arrow pointing in two directions. Click on the right side of arrow to see my page.  The large buttons below my image will lead you to my various websites. 
Here’s the link:

I purposely only posted one art image in this blog as I hope you’ll click the links to the exhibitions and view the work there.  Feel free to leave comments about the sites once you’ve visited them and enjoy your virtual trip to the galleries!

NJ Isn’t Boring, Ireland Art Exhibition & more

Ireland; Blarney Castle (c)Lauren Curtis

Spring is almost upon us, even though the NJ weather doesn’t always agree, but wherever you are I hope you’ll take a minute to read about these exciting art events and if you are in the area, please visit these exhibitions & enjoy the art of spring!

Carnival, NJ June2011

Carnival, NJ June2011

New Jersey Isn’t Boring!
Group Show at Arts Guild New Jersey
1670 Irving St.,  Rahway, NJ
Opening reception Sun. March 22, 1pm-4pm. 

See what makes NJ so unique and definitely NOT boring!  Artwork of all types from many local artists. Show runs thru April 16, 2015.
I have two digital photos  in this show.

Ireland; Blarney Castle (c)Lauren Curtis

Ireland; Blarney Castle (c)Lauren Curtis

Savor the Arts; Ireland Exhibition, Group Exhibit, Middlletown Arts Center
36 Church St., Middletown, NJ

Opening Reception, Fri. March 20, 7pm-9pm.
Join this artistic celebration of Irish culture!  Show runs thru April 18, 2015
I have the above photo in this exhibit.

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Revelation/Revolution
Group art exhibition at Nails in the Wall Gallery, St. Luke’s Church, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen NJ.  I have 2 paintings in this current exhibit that will be up until May 31, 2015.  Visit this eclectic, spiritual gallery to view work from local, national and international artists!

"Necropolis", digital photo collage (c)Lauren Curtis

“Necropolis”, digital photo collage (c)Lauren Curtis

Spirit of the Human Family
Group Exhibition at the Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery, Temple B’nai Or, 60 Overlook Rd., Morristown, NJ.  Spiritual and artistic views on the meaning of family, this show runs thru April 10, 2015.  I have 3 pieces in this exhibition.

LOVE for art in February

New Brunswick Master (c)L.Curtis

Time to show some LOVE for art this February!  And there are many ways to do this, especially if you’re in the New Jersey area.   I have paintings, mixed media and photography pieces exhibiting in several locations this month, along with other talented local artists as well as those from across the US…and all these events are FREE to attend!  What a great way to spend the month of love!  Here’s the details: 1. SPIRIT OF THE HUMAN FAMILY, group exhibition, Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery at Temple B’nai Or, 60 Overlook Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, opening reception Sunday 2/8/15, 2-5pm.  See postcard above for more details.

SpiritHumanFamilyPostcardJan2015

SpiritHumanFamilyPostcardJan2015

2. TWO ARTIST EXHIBIT; ART OF NEW BRUNSWICK.  I have several 35mm B&W and color digital photos in this exhibit in the Mayor’s Office in New Brunswick NJ’s City Hall,  78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-745-5004  Opening reception to be announced and the work will be on view by 2/1/15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

New Brunswick Master (c)L.Curtis

New Brunswick Master (c)L.Curtis

3. REVELATION/REVOLUTION, group exhibition runs thru the end of April and is now on display at the Nails in the Wall gallery in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 17 Oak. Ave., Metuchen, NJ.  I have 2 mixed media paintings here, including the one below, “Omen”.

Omen (c)2011 Lauren Curtis

Omen (c)2011 Lauren Curtis, oil painting with decoupage

4. I have several color,  nature photographs, including the one below,  published in the new book

The Raritan River: Our Landscape Our Legacy Limited edition!  To order your copy:
(c)2012 Funguslace, Digital photo

(c)2012 Funguslace, Digital photo

Please feel free to contact me by responding to this blog, or via my websites, with any questions about these exhibits or my work! Enjoy the art & take care, Lauren http://laurencurtisart.weebly.com  (NEW fine art site!) https://laurencurtis.wordpress.com  (my Blog)                                http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt (Facebook Fine Art Page) http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com (commercial & fine art)  http://laurencurtis.imagekind.com/ (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)          https://twitter.com/LaurenCurtisArt (now on Twitter)

Memories of Music City

Bourbon Blues Xmas

Travel has always been a big inspiration to me, especially as an artist, so I try to save my funds to take at least one trip per year.  This year it was Nashville, TN aka Music City!  I love music so I’ve been to many of the major live music scenes throughout the US and this November it was Nashville’s turn for a visit!  The people there are so friendly!  The food (& booze) is awesome….had some of the best comfort food ever!  Loved the bright, big neon signs down Lower Broadway and the artsy community in East Nashville.   It’s also a very affordable city as most clubs and bars don’t charge a cover fee and there are bands playing almost round the clock.  I also enjoyed the museums and historic sites like the Johnny Cash Museum. the Nashville Museum, Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry, just to name a few.  All in all, Music City kicks ass…here’s my top 10 list with some accompanying photos I took during my trip!  Yee Ha!

Bourbon Blues Xmas

Bourbon Blues Xmas

1. Robert’s Hillbilly Bar
2. GooGoo candy
3. Bourbon St. Blues Club
4. Printer’s Alley
5. BBQ
6.Best band quote; “We play adult music, not children’s music about sexy tractors and drunken pontoon rides where the kids are gettin’ sideways!”
7. Live music every 5 feet
8. Chocolate walnut pie and a cucumber infused saki bloody mary
9. REAL Southern hospitality
10. Sightseeing, eating and drinking w/ old friends & new!

Nashville photos (c)Nov. 2014 Lauren Curtis

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New Year, New Art Adventures!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Can you believe it’s 2011 already?? I hope you had a great holiday season & now we start a fresh, new year. I’m starting off with new art exhibits & new art products available now:

1. I have a new photo collage in Caladan Gallery’s FAMILY juried art exhibit ONLINE for ALL to see, anytime, anywhere: www.caladangallery.com
Show runs thru 1/31/11.

2. That photo collage is getting around! The same piece was accepted in the juried exhibit See All The People & a framed 11×14 print will be on display
in the South Brunswick, NJ Municipal Gallery! So, any locals can see it live & in person. Opening reception to meet all the artists in the show is
Tues., Jan. 11, 2011, 6:30pm-8pm, 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
732-329-4000 ext. 7635 My piece was also the image selected for the exhibit’s postcard!

3. Due to the popularity of my short sleeve arTshirts, they’re now available in WOMEN’S CUT short sleeve (white only) &, in time for Winter,
LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS (white or black)!!
Please visit http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com (the shirts & cards section) for designs. Available in all sizes, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Paypal accepted to forestwalker333@hotmail.com Please email with size, color & design for price quote. Discount for 3+ shirts ordered!!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year! Thanks for reading!
~Lauren
http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com (commercial & fine art)
http://www.laurencurtisart.mosaicglobe.com (fine art, photography, art updates)
http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com(cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

Holiday Art Shows, Sales & Charity Auction:

Hello Everyone! Autumn is in full swing & once again it’s time to start thinking about the holidays…what better, more unique gift to give than ART??!! Here are some holiday art shows & art-gift ideas I have in the works for November:

Highland Park Art Collective Exhibit: The Light Show, & Holiday Gift Shop
Opening reception Sat., 11/13/10, 4 -7pm at White Lotus
Gallery (upstairs) 431 Raritan Ave., Highland Pk., NJ

FREE event, refreshments served!! (see flyer below)
Affordable art & hand-crafted items for your holiday gift needs!! Exhibit & gift store will be open until January!

Art Auction: Benefits Victims of Gulf of Mexico Disasters
I have 3 photos up for auction for this great cause! Hosted by The Brigham Galleries, Louisiana. Go to
www.thebrighamgalleries.com/auctions/ then click on “AUCTION”, then go to the Gulf/Audubon page & find Lot #’s 8, 9 & 10 to bid on my work & help donate to a worthy cause!
The people & wildlife of the Gulf need our help!

Piece Time Puzzles licensed my artwork!! I now have several pieces of artwork available as PUZZLES! These make great creative, interactive and affordable gifts! Here’s the link to my designs: http://www.piecetimepuzzles.com/store?page=shop.browse&category_id=93

NEW Holiday Greeting Cards (see attached flyer for designs)!! $3 ea. for note-cards, $4 each for large cards. 10% DISCOUNT for orders of 10+ cards!! Flier has s/h costs. Checks, $-orders mail to: Lauren Curtis, P.O. Box 193, Franklin Park, NJ 08823. Paypal to forestwalker333@hotmail.com
Please email me with all order details 1st!

Thanks for reading & feel free to contact me with questions about this email or about ordering products.
Take care,
Lauren
http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com (commercial & fine art)
http://www.laurencurtisart.mosaicglobe.com (fine art, photography, art updates)
http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

Paranormal & Alchemical Art, On-line Exhibits & Creative Publications

Hello All!  It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over but things haven’t slowed down in the art scene!  Here are the exhibits & projects I’m doing in September…

1. If you’re interested, or just curious, in the para-normal, come out to the PARA-X event @ the Elks Lodge (#2370, 21B Oakmont Ave.) in East Brunswick, NJ, Sat. 9/25/10, 1-7pm  My friend & I will be vending our hand-crafted curios & art.  Only $3 to attend!! (see flyer below for details)

2. Two of my new photo collages were accepted into the Alchemy Art Exhibit, “Enlightenment Through Experience”, in Santa Fe, NM at the Art Salon & other locations, Sept.-October, 2010.  For further details on the exhibits visit http://www.g777.com.

3. Three of my photos were accepted into the “Weather & Climate”  on-line exhibit at Caladan Gallery.  EVERYONE can see this juried,  ON-LINE show on http://www.caladangallery.com

4. I have an artist-feature interview on Whopple.com art site!!  This is a cool site that supports artist of all forms!  The link to my interview is http://www.whopple.com/artist-interview-with-lauren-curtis.html

5. Last but not least, I have 2 illustrations in the new Fall issue of Circle Magazine (Earth-centered spiritual publication).  You can find it in book stores now!

Thanks so much for reading all the info & I hope to see you at a show soon!
Take care,
Lauren
PARAX2010FLYER

Getting ready for Vegas!

It’s been a while since I was able to travel and do some new photography, but I’m finally getting ready to hit the road again….I’m going to Vegas, baby! and to AZ to walk the glass bridge over the Grand Canyon! Looking forward to shooting tons of new 35mm & digital photos to show you, to exhibit & hopefully sell! More to come after I return…