Halloween creeps closer…

Even though it’s been unusually warm here in NJ for this time of year, you can still feel that Halloween chill in the air.  The leaves are just beginning to turn all shades of gold, orange & red, and I’m happy to welcome a big pumpkin plant that has taken root in my little garden from the pumpkin gut remains of last year.  I even have my cemetery settled on the lawn and the decorations are up inside, although truth to tell, my place is ready for Halloween 24/7, 365!

Halloween House

Halloween House

This is one of my favorite times of year when you can sense the mystery in the air, TV features all kinds of Halloween specials and horrifying haunted places, tons of spooky events are going on indoors and out….like this past weekend when a bunch of us went to the Mt. Holly, NJ Witches Ball….so awesome….an entire historic town transformed into an All Hallows Haunt with hundreds of people in amazing costumes!  Many bars & clubs have costume events and I’ll have an oil painting in the new Gallery U location in Westfield, NJ  for their annual “Something Wicked This Way Comes” art exhibit & masquerade party!

Gallery U; Something Wicked Oct2013

Gallery U; Something Wicked Oct2013

This time of year also inspires me to create fun greeting cards and t-shirts, including my new gargoyle images inspired by a photo shoot I did at a friend’s house which is adorned with many cement guardians!  Not that I need any excuse to do this type of artwork but it’s the perfect time to share it…

Gothic Greetings

Gothic Greetings

And it seems pumpkins and mums appear everywhere…but best of all are the elaborate displays some people create on their front lawns…I love driving around and seeing the orange glow of lights, larger than life ghosts, skeletons crawling up from the ground…farms and old buildings are converted into dens of terror and hayrides from hell…this season transcends all beliefs and everyone can enjoy the eerie festivities.

So, whether you trick or treat, have a frighteningly good time out there this Halloween!


Haunting art happenings for Halloween

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…


Halloween flyer

Halloween flyer

Just in time for the spookiest day…night…of the year!  Get your cool T’s & cards today to have them in time to haunt your friends.  All cards, $3 each + s/h, minimum order of 5 cards.  Shirts are $25 – $35 each (INCLUDES S/H!) depending on size & color; white or black 100% pre-shrunk cotton shirts, S,M,LG,XL.XXL. LONG SLEEVE NOW AVAILABLE starting at $35ea.  To see more designs go to the shirts/card pg. here:

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Halloween is my favorite time of year so I’m looking forward to having artwork in these October exhibits;

Omen (c)2011 Lauren Curtis

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

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!

InnerVoice (c)2010 Lauren Curtis

Inner Voice (c)2010 Lauren Curtis, digital photo collage from my “X-RAYted” series

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 (gomezna@umdnj.edu).    Thursday, October 18, 2012  4:00pm-6:00pm
New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave., B-Level Grand Foyer, Newark, N.J.

GalleryU Something Wicked... Art show flyer Oct2012

GalleryU Something Wicked… Art show flyer Oct2012

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,