Art Blooms in June; New Exhibits & News

Cross Estate Urn, (c)May2015

Happy June All!  Here in NJ plants are full and green, flowers are blooming and summer is only a few weeks away!  With this comes fun, free outdoor art fests as well as new gallery exhibits so if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll add these events to your list of things-to-do this month!

Gallery U; Litill Flier & Press Release May 2015

Gallery U; Litill Flier & Press Release May 2015


“Litill” Small Works Group Exhibition at Gallery U
, 439 South Ave W in Westfield. (908) 232-1895.
Opening reception Friday., June 5, 6pm-8pm. Free event.
I have two mixed media pieces in this show.  Show runs thru June 29, 2015.

Cross Estate Urn, (c)May2015

Cross Estate Urn, (c)May2015

East Brunswick, NJ Fine Art Fest
I’ll have a booth in this annual fine arts event located surrounding the pond at the Municipal Complex by Dunhame Corner Rd., East Brunswick, NJ.  FREE outdoor event for the whole family!  Saturday, June 6th (rain date Sun., June 7th) Food available for purchase.
Aside from my fine art photography I’ll also be selling my original jewelry, t-shirts & greeting cards!  Come by for a  fun day with many local artists!

Mystics, Mourners, Dreams Book (c)Mar2015

Mystics, Mourners, Dreams Book (c)Mar2015

Thanks to the magic of self-publishing I’ve just completed my 3rd art book; this one features original paintings & mixed media pieces! Full color, glossy 20 pg. 8″x8″ hard cover signed books, just $50 + $5 s/h (in continental US). Here’s a preview (see pic above)…Paypal accepted.  To order email me at

Thanks for reading!  🙂

Autumn Art & Fall Fests

Happy Autumn, everyone!  Even though summer is over, the weather (in the NJ area at least) has been gorgeous and perfect for outdoor arts and music fests as well as for venturing out to gallery exhibitions so here’s some October events I’m involved with…

Caged Nerves, digital photo collage (c)Lauren Curtis

Caged Nerves, digital photo collage (c)Lauren Curtis

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”,
Group Art Exhibition

Celebrate the Autumn & Halloween season artistically at GALLERY U!  I’ll have the above digital photo collage in this hauntingly exciting show!  The gallery will also be selling some of my matted, signed 8×10 photo prints as well.  This show has an opening reception Thurs. 10/2/14, 6pm-8pm, Gallery U, 439 South Ave. Westfield, NJ  07090.  908-232-1895
Show runs thru 11/3/14.

Pumpkinpatch (c)Lauren Curtis

Pumpkinpatch (c)Lauren Curtis

Join me for these FREE arts & music fests this October!  Fun for the whole family with local artists, crafters and other vendors, music, food and more!

BARRON ARTS FEST, Sat., 10/11/14, 10am – 4pm, Parker Press Park off Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ.

CANAL FEST, Sat., 10/18/14, 11am – 4:30pm. Market Street, East Millstone, NJ.
Other exciting news…I was recently interviewed on AEABIA ARTS RADIO SHOW!  This hour long conversation discussed a wide variety of artistic topics and the host asked many creative, interesting questions.  To listen, click this link then look for the “download” link under the video box.  Hope you enjoy it!

As always, thanks so much for reading!

I’ll be on the radio & at art events

Lots of exciting news to share with all of you!  This month is packed with exciting…and FREE…art events in New Jersey so if you’re in the area, check them out and stop by my booth at the art fests and say hello!  Here’s the scoop:

Franklin Arts Festival, Sat., Sept., 20th, noon til 7pm. Music, Art, Food, Kids Activities & more!  My friend and I will be vending at this event so come by and say hello!  Colonial Park (Lot C), Somerset, NJ 08873



I’ll also be vending/exhibiting art at ARTS IN THE PARK outdoor art fest on Sunday, Sept. 21, 11:30am-4:30pm  Free event! Main Street (Rt. 27 N), Highland Park, NJ  Art, Music, Food, Kids activities, & more!
And I have 2 photo pieces in this exhibition:

Fall Arts Fest at the NJ Medical School Gallery
185 South Orange Ave., Newark, NJ 07103

Opening Reception, Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014, 4pm-6pm.
For more info: 973-972-4795

And TOMORROW NIGHT this is happening! Wed. 9/10/14, 6-7pm! My artist interview ON THE RADIO with the AEABIA RADIO SHOW! This cool show features artists, writers/poets and other creatives! Tune in tomorrow night at

Fear not, if you miss the live show it will soon be available on the website’s archives and will be download-able!

🙂 ~Lauren


Lauren Curtis Art


Alternative Art Show at QXT's in Newark, NJ
There’s quite an eclectic variety of art events happening all over New Jersey this month & I’m looking forward to exhibiting in them!  Whether you prefer alternative art & goth music, educational exhibits or family-friendly outdoor art fests, there’s something for everyone this month so read on…

1. I have a photo in the traveling RAYS educational art exhibit at these NJ locations:
The photo started at the Somerville Administration Building.

It will also hang in the Morristown exhibit beginning mid June,  Morristown Medical Center.
Then in August it will move to XACT Photo Studios, Rt. 206, Hillsborough.

2. Join me for the 11th Annual Juried Art Fest on Sat., June 8th (rain date June 9) at the beautiful Municipal Pond on Ryders Ln., East Brunswick, NJ.  FREE event featuring a wide variety of local artists & craft-persons!  11am til 4pm.

3. I’ll also be vending my original t-shirts, greeting cards & jewelry at the JUNEBUG Art Fest, Main St. in Metuchen, Fri. June 14, 6-9pm, FREE event for the whole family!

4. Last but certainly not least I’ll have several digital photo collages in the alternative group art show, DADA,  at QXT’s nightclub in Newark, NJ.
See above flier for all the details about this surreal event!

Hope you can join me!
~Lauren art website) & fine art), T-shirts, photography, illustration)  (my Blog!) Fan Page)

Menagerie of new stuff; art, jewelry & more

As we ease our way into the next season, I thought it would be a good time to sum up the summer with a general update of what my art-brain has been up to recently.  Being that I have a ton of exhibits and vending events coming up I’ve been working on a bunch of new stuff…new digital photo collages for my “X-RAYted” series,  new jewelry (one–of-a-kind!), new greeting card & t-shirt designs.  Though I hate to fall into it, the time is fast approaching where people start advertising for holiday gift sales so if you’re already getting into that mode, here are some items to consider…art gifts are unique, creative and mine are very affordable too!  Here’s a taste of what I’ve been up to artistically;

New digital photo collage “Brain COGnition”

Available as signed, matted &/or framed print, 8″x10″, 11″x14″, 16″x20″, price ranges; $50 – $200 depending on size and framing. (+s/h)

Brain COGnition digital photo collage (c)2012

Brain COGnition digital photo collage (c)2012

Here are three new 1-of-a-kind necklaces I made recently.  Goth/Steampunk style with vintage beads and metal charms.  Necklaces $25 ea., choker $23 (+s/h).

New 1-of-a-kind necklaces by Lauren Curtis

New 1-of-a-kind necklaces by Lauren Curtis featuring vintage beads & metal, gothic charms.

And finally, these original photo pieces are available as prints ($25-$75), greeting cards ($3 each) & t-shirts ($20-$30 each) depending on size & color; 100% pre-shrunk cotton, S,M,L,XL,XXL, white, black, gray), (+s/h).

Photographic art available as shirts, cards & signed prints.

Photographic art available as shirts, cards & signed prints.

Oh, and one final thing to share…here’s a photo from the Facebook Friends Art Exhibit at the ArtPride NJ Gallery…I had 4 paintings in this show which comes down 9/13/12.  Then the pieces will be at the Arts In the Park Juried Art Fest on 9/30 in Highland park, NJ (free outdoor event!)

PAYPAL is accepted for all purchases to me at  (please select “GIFT” payment option).

Checks/$ orders made out to me & sent to P.O. Box, 193, Franklin Park, NJ  08823

Annual Facebook Friends Exhibit

Me and my work at the Annual Facebook Friends Exhibit, ArtPride NJ Gallery, Burlington, NJ

Enjoy the final days of summer…