Winter Black Art Show, BANG Holiday Art Sale, New Caladan Gallery show & more!

Hello & I hope you all have/had (depending on when you read this) a Happy Thanksgiving! I just returned from an amazing trip to New Orleans and can’t believe that the holiday season has officially begun; it’s a very busy time in the art world with holiday shows & sales, so here’s what I’ll be up to in Dec.:

1. WINTER BLACK 2-artist exhibit at ARTISANAL TATTOO GALLERY. Join me & Raven Young for our gothic winter art show! Opening Party Sat. 12/4/10, 8:30pm-midnight, 26 Davenport St., Somerville, NJ 08876!!! Refreshments will be served (& feel free to BYOB as well!) www.artisanaltattoo.com

2. LAST CHANCE to order my original GREETING CARDS in time for the holidays!! See attached flyer for designs. Paypal accepted to this email. Cards to fit your holiday needs!

3. I have new work in the current CALADAN GALLERY exhibit called FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT; RIGHTS & RITUALS OF TRANSCENDENCE. It can be viewed ON-LINE at
www.caladangallery.com

4. Time again for the BANG 5! (Buy Art Now Guys!) HOLIDAY ART EVENT at Gallery 1978. 1978 Springfield Ave., Maplewood NJ! I’ll have arT-shirts & one-of-a-kind necklaces for sale at this special holiday show which runs Dec. 4th & 5th & Dec. 11th & 12th! Affordable pieces by many local artists!

Also, if you want more creative, affordable gift ideas, I do pet portraits & art commissions so feel free to email me for details!! Happy Holidays, Everyone!
🙂 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

NJ Art Fests…let the vending begin!

Hope you’re all enjoying your summer & keeping cool! There’s a lot going on in NJ art-wise, and here’s some FREE events I’m participating in:

WAMPP (WineArtMusicPoetryProject)- Straube, August 21st, 2010
10 AM- 8 PM (Raindate- Aug 22nd; I’ll be here 8/21 (around noon) if we’re lucky with the weather.)

1 Straube Center Blvd, Pennington, NJ 08534

Bring lawn chairs & blankets to sprawl out on the beautiful historical grounds of Straube Center while listening to local musicians, poets, roaming performers, children’s entertainer, view visual art, taste wine, and more.

The two ends of the property are big enough for a small ‘south east’ grassy knoll staged area for poetry and music, a larger parking lot area on the west end for a music stage (faces strip mall with casual and finer dining eateries). Between these two staged areas will be the ‘Vendor Alley’ full of visual artists, roaming performers- magician, face painting, balloon entertainer, etc, and other exciting activities.
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Please visit the Franklin Township Library to see the winners from the Clothesline Juried Art Show! I have a photo in this show. Exhibition runs until the end of August at the library off of DeMott Lane in Somerset, NJ.

Hope to see you soon…feel free to email me with any questions about these events or to order/commission artwork!
🙂 Lauren

Art News for June; Outdoor Fest & More…

Greetings! It’s that art update time once again, & the longer, Spring days & nice weather have been inspiring many of us artists (of all types) to create & exhibit new art. So, here’s where you can see my work (& sometimes me) next:
On Sat. June 5 (rain date June 6) I’ll be at the juried 8th Annual East Brunswick, NJ Fine Arts Fest! This FREE art event for the whole family will take place from 10am-4pm @ Municipal Pond on Ryders Lane, E. Bruns., NJ. For more info: www.eastbrunswick.org
Come out & enjoy work from a variety of local artists!

BULLETIN:
Prints are now available of my award-winning photo collage, “Microcosm/macrocosm Tree (1st Place, Ray Bradbury Art Contest, Illinois): 8×10: $50, 11×14: $75 (signed & matted, please add $5ea. s/h/ins. for 8×10, $7ea. for s/h/ins., 11×14) Paypal, checks & $ orders accepted!) Note: 8x1o prints matted to 11×14, 11×14 prints matted to 16×20.

More shows & events coming soon: hint about a future project; BARCELONA photos! And I’ve posted NEW ARTWORK on http://www.laurencurtisart.mosaicglobe.com (see the Mystics, Mourners, etc. page 2 & Digi Photos page 2.)
Stay tuned & thanks again for reading! Hope to see you at an event soon!
🙂 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)
Micro/Macrocosm Tree

Finally! Pictures from the art opening @ haven!

Sorry it took so long…it’s been a crazy busy month…but I finally had time to upload photos from the opening reception of my solo photography exhibit, “Journeys in B&W”, at the gorgeous haven salon (small “h” on purpose…that’s how the owner spells it! Located in Highland Park, NJ). It was such a great night…one of the best openings to date…many good friends, and many new ones, showed up and so far (the show’s still running) TEN pieces sold!! This show focused on 35mm B&W travel photography I shot in various locations including Scotland, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Prague & Budapest.

The salon was decorated with fantastic, custom floral arrangements and the owner, Carmen, always has the space decorated beautifully with antiques and eclectic collectibles but he had it done to the 9’s that night! It looks as nice and professional as any gallery space! There was also a variety of gourmet snacks and we had to make 3 wine runs!! Always a sign of a successful event, LOL.

I really enjoy exhibiting my work and showing art in alternative locations is a lot of fun and draws new crowds who might never go to a formal gallery event. The show in the salon went so well that I’ve been invited back to do another one this coming Fall. This time I want to incorporate other art forms as well and make it a multi-media event.

Thanks to all who came to opening night for the “Journeys in B&W” show and for those who couldn’t make it, here’s a taste of the evening:

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.
http://www.space242.com

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 http://www.caladangallery.com

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
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)

Postcard for my solo show at haven

Postcard for my solo art show at haven

Spring has Sprung!!

Finally..Spring has arrived in NJ and it brought gorgeous weather…right in time for my Spring Equinox photo exhibit, on the equinox itself, 3/20, at Artisanal Tattoo Studio’s gallery (http://www.artisanaltattoo.com). The event was a big success and I sold 6 photos at the opening reception…great way to start the new season and inspire new work! (I’ve posted a few images exhibited at the show below).

So, for all you creative people out there…how does Spring inspire you? Do you start Spring Cleaning both in your home and studios? (I REALLY need to get that going!) Do you get a sudden burst of new ideas to work on? And this goes for all types of art; visual, writing, music, theater, etc.

I do find that with the nicer weather and increased light that I do feel more active and energized to create and work on new ideas…I just need a boost for the cleaning part, LOL. Another thing that starts increasing is the exhibit opportunities and art/craft fests, so that also forces me into work mode so I have new art & items to sell/show at these events…especially at events I do annually so I don’t keep showing up with the same ol’ stuff!

So, if you have comments, idea, tips for starting fresh in the new season and new ways to get the creative juices flowing, feel free to post your comments here & share them with the blogosphere!
🙂 ~Lauren