Happy Spring…even if it does NOT feel like it…in NJ at least. But I know Mother Nature will come through soon and send some warmer weather. And in honor of this season of re-birth, I’m in some spring art exhibits….one is in Morristown, NJ & the other is ONLINE so you ALL can see it from the comfort of your cozy homes.
First up is the RITES OF SPRING, juried, group show hosted by the Arts Council of the Morris Area at Gallery at 14 Maple, Morristown, NJ. This exciting show opens Wednesday, 3/27/13, 6-8pm. Come visit this amazing green gallery space where everything is constructed of natural, recycled materials and there’s even an indoor vertical garden going through the center of the building! One of my X-RAYted digital photo collages is in this show.
My solo, online show features many of my digital photo collages from my X-RAYted series. The show will be up until 4/15/13 on Caladan Gallery‘s website: http://www.CaladanGallery.com Thanks to gallery director Marjorie Kaye for giving me this opportunity! Since this is online I hope you’ll all take a minute to check it out and post any comments here on my blog. A note…all the prices for my work in this show INCLUDE framing and s/h/insurance!!
Thanks for reading and looking forward to seeing you at an event or reading your comments!
It’s lurking just around the corner….don’t you feel the chill in the air? See how it gets a bit darker earlier every day? Halloween is almost upon us and you need to be prepared to be scared! So, start sending out those Halloween cards and sporting your Halloween shirts and get ready for a hauntingly good time…
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AUTUMN & HALLOWEEN ART EXHIBITS;
Halloween is my favorite time of year so I’m looking forward to having artwork in these October exhibits;
1. 10th ANNUAL SURREALIST, VISIONARY, & ART of the SPIRIT EXHIBITION I’ll have several paintings in this ONLINE show so check it out on www.caladangallery.com from Oct. 1-31, 2012! Artists from across the US & abroad are represented in this show!
2. UMDNJ FALL ARTS FESTIVAL RECEPTION This show will have 2 of my large, digital photo collages from the “X-RAYted” series.Its a wonderful opportunity to chat with many of the exhibiting artists who will be present at the reception. RSVP: Noreen Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:00pm-6:00pm
New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave., B-Level Grand Foyer, Newark, N.J.
3. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES…TO GALLERY U Two more of my digital photo collages from the “X-RAYted” series will be in this fun Halloween art exhibit! Masquerade party with Art from throughout NJ, food, music, costumes…if you dare…at the opening reception on THE night itself, HALLOWEEN! 10/31/12 6pm- 9pm Gallery U, 80 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07710, (732) 747-6696 http://gallery-u.blogspot.com/ Show runs to Nov. 20, 2012. Be there or BEWARE!!!
Hope to see you at these events and thanks for reading,
Wow, it’s already September and almost Autumn! This month I’m exhibiting artwork in an event literally every weekend so I thought I’d share some of them with you. Here’s a show you can all check out sitting in the comfort of your home as it’s online…I have several of my “X-RAYted” digital photo collage pieces in this show, one is featured on the postcard below!
CALADAN GALLERY presents a juried exhibition of 8 national artists entitled “AMBIENCE and ENERGY FIELDS”. There are pockets of energy all around us, both seen and unseen. Radio waves, televisions waves, microwaves; all of these influence light, matter, energy, and life itself. It influences consciousness, and decisions. It is reflected directly and indirectly in art and music. It stems from, also, planetary energies and the hidden messages of the cosmos. It manifested through Bach, in the repetition of sound, as well as the sound of rain as it reaches and permeates the earth. The work selected for this exhibition ranges from the subtle surface to the literal translation. It is the suggestion of the perpetual nature of motion that identifies and illustrates this exhibition.
Solo exhibition artist GEORGE SHAW writes of his sculpture: “In a moment everything changes. The past is changed and the future is transformed. All is revealed and the sky looks different. That moment acts as a portal into the possible. The Buddhists refer to this as kensho. This recent series of work is an exploration of that moment. Most of the paintings are 12”X12”, with multiples approximately the same size. I have kept this scale to invite a personal exploration of a moment. The paintings are treated as objects and are not intended to be pictorial representations of a portal or the Moment, but as an impression or idealization of a particular moment in time. “In Time, All Will Be Revealed”.” These exhibitions will be on-line at www.caladangallery.com from September 1 – 30, 2012. For more information, please call (617) 838-8929 or email us at email@example.com.
Of my work in this show, gallery director Marjorie Kaye says: Works by gallery member Lauren Curtis (Franklin Park, NJ) are part of a series entitled “X-Rayted CurioCITIES”. By the utilization of x-rays and the superimposing of digital images, the artist has created an energy field; although it seems alien in content, it is a parallel of the energy field of feeling, emotion, and experience. If our thoughts have an energy field, the artist has caught the essence of the subconscious and the contemplative in these works.
They say all press is good press but I still prefer GOOD good press…so I’m very happy about the recent airing of my radio interview with well known herbalist & holistic practitioner Susun Weed! Last year she asked if she could interview me about my artwork since much of it relates to nature and Earth-centered spirituality and she felt it would be an interesting topic for her women’s radio show (but of course you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy it!). So, here’s the link of where you can hear it and see some of my artwork on her website. And while I’m at it I might as well post info. about some other art exhibits I’m a part of this month:
Susun Weed features healers, herbalists, artists, etc. whose work has a connection with Nature. My interview is up now and here’s the link to check it out: http://wisewomanradio.com/interviews/curtis.html
HYPER-REAL JURIED EXHIBIT; Visit Caladan Gallery online for the newest show…I have several photos in this ONLINE exhibit along with artists from across the US & abroad. Of my work, gallery director Marjorie Kaye says: Photographs by gallery member Lauren Curtis (Franklin Park, NJ) examine, with an almost microscopic eye, the senses associated with natural forms. The viewer is drawn into the photographs, which are otherworldly, as if depicting plant forms that don’t occur anywhere but in the realm of the artist’s observation. We feel the coolness, the damp reality of growth.
You can view the show on www.CaladanGallery.com Show runs 4/1/12 – 5/9/12.
ZOOANALIA JURIED NJ ART EXHIBIT; Join me and other NJ artists for the opening reception for this animal art influenced exhibit! Show opens Tues. night, 4/10/12, 6:30pm-8pm, South Brunswick Arts Commission Gallery in the Municipal Bldg., 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852. 732-329-4000 ext. 7635 Show runs thru June 26, 2012. Gallery open weekdays…call for more details.
HOLISTIC ZINE COVER ART
My artwork, a pen & ink drawing (shown below) originally commissioned by a major crafter company for national craft expos, was selected to be the Spring cover art for INNER REALM MAGAZINE! Have a peek: www.InnerRealmMagazine.com
More updates soon…June is booked solid with art shows and fests all around NJ…stay tuned!
Despite the fact that NJ and the surrounding areas have had a very mild winter, I’m still looking forward to spring…and it’s just weeks away! And now’s the time when not only the Earth awakens but the art world as well. The exhibits and events start really rolling again and I’m in THREE shows this month! Plus, St. Patrick’s Day fast approaches and I some fun and CHEAP (as in low cost, not low quality!) St. Pat’s rubberstamp designs available so you can create your own cards, scrapbook pages and more….so read on, dear bloggers, for the info…
1. To celebrate Women’s History Month the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is hosting a juried photography exhibit, The Female Eye, of women artists from the NY/NJ area & I have a photo in this show! It opens Monday March 5 (6-8pm) and runs through March 30, 2012; there’ll be a CLOSING PARTY on 3/30, 6-9pm as well at The Brennan Gallery in the court house, 583 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 201-459-2070
2. Please join me for the opening reception of AWAKENINGS! Original, affordable art, live music and more…and all for a good cause (% of proceeds go to people recovering from traumatic brain injuries)! Artwork all $500 and below so come out for an evening of creativity and help others! Friday, March 16, 6-9pm, Gallery U, 80 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. Show runs thru 4/16/12
3. ONLINE NOW! The new juried art exhibit, ISOLATION, hosted by Caladan Gallery of MA. I have several photos in this show along with other artists from across the US & abroad! And you don’t have to leave home to see it…just go to http:www.CaladanGallery.com and take a look.
4. I’m happy to now be working with the rubberstamp/crafter company, STAMP-N-DOODLE! They’re selling digital stamps for scrapbooking and other craft projects on their website! I have sets of Victorian holiday collages and more so check it out..VERY affordable & a fun way to create your own art! http://www.stamp-n-doodle.com/Shop.aspx?_pc=2&_cc=43
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I can’t believe summer is coming to a close…and what an ending here in NJ with earthquakes and hurricanes! Mother Nature is speaking loud & clear! I’m happy to report that all’s well in my neck of the woods and hoping those that were effected by these events came out OK!
Autumn is starting off busy in the NJ & online art scenes and here’s a bunch of events I’m involved with:
DARK VICTORIAN DREAMS Come to Artisanal Tattoo 9/17/11
Join me and artist Yvette Lytle for our 2 artist exhibit, Dark Victorian Dreams, at Artisanal Tattoo in Somerville. Gothic, Victorian-influenced artwork is the theme of the show & we’ll have an opening reception party on Sat. 9/17/11, 8:30pm-11:30pm. Music and refreshments. FREE event! 26 Davenport St., Somerville, NJ. Hope to see you there!
WHEN WINTER COMES Juried Group Show in So. Brunswick, NJ
I know it’s tough to think about winter when it’s the last weeks of summer but the So. Brunswick Arts Commission is hosting a juried art exhibit of local artists with a winter theme and I have 2 pieces accepted for the show. Come on out for the opening reception & meet the artists, Tuesday, 9/20/11, 6:30-8pm, at the Municipal Gallery, 540 Route 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852 732-329-4000 ext. 7635
ARTS IN THE PARK, ANNUAL JURIED HIGHLAND PARK, NJ FREE OUTDOOR ART FEST!
It’s that time of year again for the Highland Park Arts in the Park event! Tons of local artists (including yours truly) displaying & selling our wares along with music, food, kids booths & more so come out for this FREE event on Sunday, Sept. 25, 10am-4pm. Look for my booth of mixed media photography, greeting cards & t-shirts!
SURFACE PATTERNS, NEW ONLINE JURIED SHOW!
This month I have new photographs in Caladan Gallery’s newest online exhibit..all you have to do is go to www.CaladanGallery.com to check it out!
And just a reminder that I now have work represented by Trillium Gallery…here’s my direct link:
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