It’s spooky how many art events are happening in NJ!

Happy Fall and happy Halloween season…one of my favorite times of year! The pandemic halted a lot of live art events & exhibits but they are making a come back and virtual exhibits continue as well as a safe, free way for people to enjoy a wide variety of art events. I thought I’d share some art exhibits I have work in, both live and online…hope you’ll enjoy them and get inspired to create &/or support local artists!

The WINDOWS ART WALK in downtown Highland Park, NJ continues!  Localstore owners are opening their windows for displaying art for the Window Art Walk! Take a stroll down Raritan Ave., where you can see the work of local artists in many shops.  My painting  “SHE” is in Main Street HP’s window.

FAVORITES is an online art event hosted by Personaland Gallery!  My painting, “Omen”, is the one I chose for this show so it’s included in this exciting virtual exhibit along with the favorite works of many artists from across the globe (including some of my art students!)  Which will be your favorite?  Check out the show here:

HERITAGE is a new, virtual exhibit focusing on what our culture, background, family & history mean to us as artists and community members.  I have the above digital collage, “Necropolis”, along with other works in this online show.  View it here in this virtual gallery:

Windows of Understanding  I am proud to announce that I have an original piece of art in the Metuchen NJ Library for Windows of Understanding, a public art project addressing social issues & climate change…it is still on display.  And I was selected to create a new piece for this year’s Windows of Understanding project as well so stay tuned!

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 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:

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
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 (commercial & fine art) (fine art, photography, art updates) (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

I have some exciting news this month…

Happy October Everyone!
This is one of my favorite months of the year… crisp, sunny days, leaves changing color, fall flowers and gourds, HALLOWEEN!!!…and now these exciting art shows I’m doing in October:

105 Seminary St., Pennsburg, PA 18073. This exhibit will feature gothic “altars” of my mixed-media artwork juxtaposed with historical artifacts from the museum’s collection.  Halloween-themed opening reception on SUNDAY, OCT. 17. 3pm – 5pm (Ghost talk at 2pm!) Exhibit runs thru March,13, 2011!

This show runs from Oct. 1- Nov.9, 2010
As I always say, this exhibit is ONLINE so anyone from anywhere (as long as you have internet access, of course) can view this month-long show featuring my 2 new photo collage series called “X-Rayted”  & “Curio-cities”!!  Thanks to Caladan Gallery for representing my work for the last several years and offering me this solo show!  And check out the other October exhibits on the site as well.

Last but not least, I’ll also have 2 photos in a group show for the month of October at the Highland Park (NJ) Public Library so if you’re in the area, stop in to check it out…I’m a member of the Highland Park Art Collective and this is a members’ exhibit.

Thanks for reading & supporting the arts!
Take care,

Online Solo Photo Collage Exhibit

Online Solo Photo Collage Exhibit

Sideshows & Spring Art; My Next Exhibits (NJ, MA & Online)!

Hi Everyone! Hope all’s well. I’ve been creating new artwork & preparing for a bunch of new exhibits in NJ & MA, as well as online, so I hope you’ll be able to check some of them out.
Here’s what’s happening:

1. Please join me for my solo B&W photography exhibit, “Journeys in Black & White” (flyer attached) hosted by the beautiful Haven salon in Highland Park, NJ. The opening reception party is Sat. 4/24/10, 7:30pm-10:30pm, 333 Raritan Ave., Highland Park, NJ. There’ll be wine, munchies, music &, of course, a selection of my 35mm B&W travel & cemetery photography. If you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss this unique event!

2. I’m so excited to have photos accepted for the
“Get Your Freak On!” exhibit at Space 242, Boston, MA!
As many of you know, I love Coney Is., side-shows & “uniqueness”; this show is “a visual homage to circus freaks, carnies & sideshow misfits” so I HAD to submit work! I only wish I was able to attend the opening in person, but I have a friend in MA who will be my eyes & ears (thanks again, Caladan folks!!) But if you’re in the Boston area, check out this cool show; opening reception Fri. April 30, 6-8pm. FREE w/ RSVP! Show runs thru May 21, 2010.

3. And for everyone who can’t make it in person to an exhibit,
I have 3 photos in the new ONLINE Caladan Gallery show,
“Elemental Spring”, featuring artists from across the US!
The dates for the on-line posting of this exhibition
are April 1 – April 30, 2010 on

4. Last but not least I’ll have a pen & ink/watercolor piece in the
“Spring Song” juried exhibit at the So. Brunswick Arts Commission
Gallery in the So. Bruns., NJ Municipal Bldg., 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd.,
Monmouth Junction, NJ.
Opening reception is Tues. April 20, 6:30-8:00pm. Show runs thru June 30.

I appreciate you reading this e-art-update and for checking out the artwork. See ya at the shows!
Take care,
Lauren (commercial & fine art) (fine art, photography, art updates) (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

Postcard for my solo show at haven

Postcard for my solo art show at haven

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)