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.



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  (NEW fine art site!)  (my Blog)                       (Facebook Fine Art Page) (commercial & fine art) (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration) (now on Twitter)

Bid on my barrel…environmental art!

Hey everyone…remember the post about the hand-painted rain barrel I created for the water conservation traveling art project hosted by an environmental group at Rutgers? (see previous post with photos of my barrel). Well, the barrels have been traveling across NJ to help educate people about water conservation…and perfect timing with Earth Day…and now the barrels are up for auction! This is a great way to buy an original piece of art starting at under $50 & to show your support for this cause! The barrels are safely treated to withstand weather & to capture rain water, so economical and environmental! To bid please go to
Thank you!

A look at commissions.

Often times, people ask me what types of commissions I get as a full time artist. Some of my favorites are pet portraits (see photo), since I’m an animal lover, but I’ve also done historical illustrations, magazine artwork, greeting cards & T-shirts and more. But over the last 2 months I got 2 of the most unique, interesting commissions: One was to re-create an Alice In Wonderland scene, but making my client Alice and her cat the Cheshire Cat. As a big fan of the Alice story, this was a very fun project & the client was happy with the results. (see photo).

The 2nd project was part of the water conservation/education rain barrel art program (see previous blog) sponsored by an environmental science group at Rutgers. I was selected to paint on a huge, blue, 55 gallon barrel that will tour several areas of NJ and then go up for auction. This public art project will continue from Feb. into the Spring. I decided to paint a nature-goddess-floral image to depict my visions of nature and its preservation (see photos). Utilizing local artists to communicate positive environmental messages is an excellent way to get the community involved!

Hope you enjoy the images!

Love is in the air; Feb. Art Updates

Hello! Well, even though we’re in the middle of Winter, the cold doesn’t stop the art events from
happening, so here are a few I’m happy to be involved with right now:

1. Please join me for he opening reception of the LOVE ART SHOW at Small World Coffee,
14 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Opening reception
will be held on Friday, February 5th, from 8pm until midnight.
The festivities will include a silent auction, live
music provided by DJ Nim and local bands, and more! There will be a
suggested donation at the door, the proceeds of this as well as the
money raised through the silent auction being donated to The Arts
Council of Princeton. I have a photo in this exhibit. I also had another photo accepted to the WHITE LOTUS LOVE ART SHOW, opening reception 2/14/10, 1-4pm, at the Lotus Gallery, 431 Raritan Ave. (upstairs), Highland Park, NJ. Art, food, music, poetry! Show runs thru 3/31/10. For those of you far, far from NJ, I’ve attached my LOVE show accepted photos here.

2. My design was selected for the One Barrel at a Time art project sponsored by the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection, Rutgers Coop Extension Water Resources Program & Lucid Graphics. Artists were selected to create paintings on 55 gallon rain barrels which will be displayed (& auctioned off) throughout NJ to educate the public about water conservation.

3. The new Caladan Gallery show “Trans-Morphing: The Act of Change”
online 2/1-2/28!
I have 2 new mixed media pieces in this international show.

4. If you enjoy travel & photography please check out my new feature on
Zingology Arts & Culture Zine!

New Art & Updates on

Thanks for checking out these diverse art events!
~Lauren (commercial & fine art) (fine art, photography, art updates) (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)