Autumn Art and Halloween Happenings

Xray NiteRoot Creature (c)2014

Autumn is upon us (despite unusually warm temps in NJ) and with it comes the beautiful, bright colors of the leaves and crisp, sunny days perfect for outdoor festivals…and of course, the haunting, mysterious time that is Halloween!  All these factors have come together this month for some seasonal art events and festivities that I’m excited to be a part of….

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”,
Group Art Exhibition

Xray NiteRoot Creature (c)2014

Xray NiteRoot Creature (c)2014


Celebrate the Autumn & Halloween season artistically at GALLERY U!  I’ll have the above digital photo collage in this hauntingly exciting art show & masquerade party…costumes encouraged!  FREE event, refreshments served. This show has an opening reception party Fri.. 10/30/15, 6pm-8pm, Gallery U, 439 South Ave. Westfield, NJ  07090.  908-232-1895
Show runs thru 11/30/15.

MORE FALL ART FESTS & EVENTS in NEW JERSEY

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vending tent

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

CANAL FEST, Sat., 10/17/15, 11am – 5pm.  Market Street, East Millstone, NJ by the D&R Canal.

BrainFlower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012 Digital Photo Collage

BrainFlower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012
Digital Photo Collage

NATURE SOOTHES, NATURE RESTORES, NATURE HEALS, group photography exhibit and D&R Land Trust educational events, D&R Greenway Landtrust Gallery (Johnson Education Center), Princeton, NJ.  Opening Wed. 10/28/15, 6:30-7:30pm. Show runs thru Nov. 6.  I’ll have 2 digital photo collages in this show.

And last but certainly not least…I have work in these shows as well….

New Brunswick NJ Photography Show at the historic Free Public Library, Livingston Ave., opening reception Fri. 11/13/1, 6pm.

“Naked in New Hope”,  A Group Exhibition
Group exhibition at Sidetracks Gallery, 10 Stockton Ave., New Hope, PA, 215.862.4586
Opening reception Saturday., Sept. 12, 2015, 6pm-9pm. Free event.
I have 2 x-ray pieces in this show.  Show runs thru Oct. 31, 2015.

“EarthAirFireWater: elements/sacraments‏” , group show at Nails in the Wall Gallery,
St. Luke’s Church, Metuchen, NJ.  Opening reception Sat. Sept. 19,  2pm-5pm. Show runs through Dec. 2015.
I have a mixed media piece in this show.

As always, thanks so much for reading!
~Lauren

August Art Update; events & new work

Summer is half over…

But that means there’s still half of summer left to enjoy!  And there are many artistic events going on through Autumn that I’m looking forward to participating in.  And, I haven’t been lazy during the hot weather either…I’ve been busy with new fine art commissions and design work and I’ve shared a few of them with you here…

D&R Canal Photos (c)Lauren Curtis

D&R Canal Photos (c)Lauren Curtis

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If you’re in the NJ/PA area and love nature and history, then you’ll LOVE the historic D&R Canal Trails that run through both states!  Being a supporter of environmental protection I’m honored to have some of my photographs of these trails on the official D&R Canal website!  Take a look (I’ve also included 2 of the photos above):
http://njtrails.org/trail/dr-canal-state-park-trenton-to-new-brunswick/#simpleContained6

I really enjoy doing commissioned work for collectors and have been creating work for people across the US & abroad!  Pen & ink, watercolors and digital collage are some of the mediums I work in and below are two of my newest, completed commissions that are off to their new homes!  Feel free to contact me for information about commissioned work!

Headless Horseman, pen & ink w/ watercolor (c)July2014

Headless Horseman, pen & ink w/ watercolor (c)July2014

Kat's X-ray Beehive (c)July2014, digital photo collage

Kat’s X-ray Beehive (c)July2014, digital photo collage

This is also the busiest time of year for outdoor art fests that are usually free to attend and family friendly!  If you’re in the New Jersey area, you can find me vending my artwork, t-shirts, jewelry & more at many events including these:
FRANKLIN DAY FESTIVAL, Colonial Park, Somerset, NJ, Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30am – 5pm

BARRON ARTS FEST,  Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ, Saturday, Oct. 11, 10am-4pm

CANAL FEST, Main St. by D&R Canal, Millstone, NJ, Saturday, Oct. 18, 11am – 4pm

Hope to see you there or online,
Lauren

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https://laurencurtis.wordpress.com  (my Blog)
http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt (Facebook Fine Art Page)
http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com (commercial & fine art) 

http://laurencurtis.imagekind.com (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)
https://twitter.com/LaurenCurtisArt (now on Twitter)
 

June Blooms with Art; free events

Are you looking for something different, creative and FREE to do this month in NJ??  If so, have I got the events for you!  And even if you’re not in the Jersey area, I’d like to share some photos with you from the most recent art opening I attended and have work in!  Not quite as good as being there but close…

The “Friends & Neighbors” group exhibition focuses on a wide variety of artwork created by artists living in the South Orange, NJ and surrounding areas.  It opened this past Sunday, June 1, and runs until June 21 so there’s still time to catch this eclectic show at PIERRO GALLERY in the Baird Center located in a beautiful, old mansion-style building next to a huge park!  I’m proud to have two of my “X-RAYted” digital photo collages in this show.  Here’s a few photos for you…

Friends and Neighbors art opening.  June 1, 2014

Friends and Neighbors art opening. June 1, 2014

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Next up, in it’s 12th year, the Annual Outdoor Art Fest in East Brunswick, NJ!  A FREE event for the whole family in a beautiful park setting, centered around  Municipal Pond.   Come out and see art and fine crafts by many NJ artists and crafters.  Plus food and beverages available as well as a farmer’s market!  Saturday, June 7, 10am-4pm (rain date June 8, but the weather for Sat. is supposed to be great!).   I’ll have a booth with my photography, t-shirts, greeting cards and jewelry!   Here’s the flyer with details…

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And then, art blooms at the “IN BLOOM” invitational art exhibition at the Barron Arts Center in downtown Woodbridge, NJ!  Join me and many talented, local artists for the opening reception (free, of course) for this colorful, summer-inspired show!  Tuesday, June 17, 7pm-9pm.

InBloomBarronArtsFlyerJune2014

InBloomBarronArtsFlyerJune2014

 

Last but definitely not least, I’ll have a booth at the GIRALDA ARTS & MUSIC FEST in Morristown, NJ on Sunday, June 22.  This  is a BIG outdoor fest sponsored by Morris Arts, starting mid afternoon and going into the evening with the NJ Symphony Orchestra, artists, crafters, food, bands and much more!  A MUST DO for summer!  Here’s more info….(NOTE: this is the only event listed here that is NOT free….prices posted on flyer….but well worth it for all you get from this amazing event & concert!!)

Giralda Fest June2014

Giralda Fest June2014

So, is that enough cool stuff  for ya to do??  😉  Support the arts and come on out to these awesome events!  See you there!

What’s up with me?

Hope you all had a happy Memorial Day Weekend, for those of you in the US, but for most of us, we seem to get busier in the summertime as there are more events to choose from & attend.  So, what’s up with me over the next month?  Here you go… a synopsis of all the cool art events that I have work in through June… and a few links to some great art videos and interviews in case you missed them before…

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Group Show at Pierro Gallery,
Baird Center, 5 Mead St., So. Orange, NJ, 07079

Opening reception Sun. June 1, 2pm-4pm. 
I’ll have two of my x-ray digital photo collages in this show.
Exhibition runs through June 21, 2014.

 

Friends & Neighbors Flyer June2014

Friends & Neighbors Flyer June2014

I’LL HAVE A BOOTH AT THE 12th ANNUAL EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ OUTDOOR ARTS FEST, SAT. JUNE 7th (rain date the 8th), MUNICIPAL POND, 10am-4pm, FREE FAMILY EVENT!!

 

EBruns Art Award June2011

E. Bruns. Art Award, 1st Prize, June2011

In Bloom: Flowers & Gardens in Art, Group Exhibit, Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ, 07095  
Opening Reception, Tues., June 17, 7pm-9pm.
Show runs June 7-22.  I have 3 pieces in this exhibit.

 

BrainFlower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012 Digital Photo Collage

Brain Flower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012
Digital Photo Collage

Immigration, Group Exhibit, Nails in the Wall Gallery, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, NJ. Opening to be announced.  Show runs thru May 31, 2014.

Old School, Transformations Gallery in The Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.27 N.), Metuchen, NJ.  Opening reception Sat. March 15, 7pm-9pm.Runs thru July 7, 2014.

Palette, Group Exhibition, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ, Opening Reception Thurs. May 1, 2014, 6pm-8pm, show runs thru May.

New Jersey’s Natural Wonders, Group Show, So. Brunswick, NJ Municipal Gallery, Monmouth Jct., NJ.  Opening Reception Fri. 4/11/14, 6:30pm-8pm.. Show runs thru
July 1, 2014.

MORE NEWS:
With the warmer weather comes outdoor art events & I’ll be participating in many throughout NJ!  To keep up to date, please sign up for my monthly art e-newsletter!  Just go to my CONTACT page on  http://laurencurtisart.weebly.com to sign up.  Thank you!

Short YouTube video about my 2014 solo art exhibit in Highland Park, NJ: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=2P1h9bgu9kw&app=desktop
Cool ART VIDEO my friend created for me on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGX8TmzieS8
Radio artist interview with Susun Weed for Wise Woman Radio:
http://wisewomanmentor.com/wise-woman-radio?mode=PostView&bmi=1396342

Jersey June Art Events; Fun & Free!

It’s hard to believe Summer is almost officially here but feels like Nature has kicked it in already in NJ.  And that also means the fun, free outdoor art fests begin as well as some exciting gallery exhibits and here are the ones I’m involved with this June…hope you can join me!

Two Artist Show at Artisanal Tattoo, Somerville, NJ

Two Artist Show at Artisanal Tattoo, Somerville, NJ featuring the travel photography of Lauren Curtis and digital drawings of Ingrid Hansen

TWO ARTIST SHOW AT ARTISANAL TATTOO STUDIO
I hope you’ll join me & Ingrid for our eclectic exhibit featuring my photographs of “cities of the dead” from across the globe (New Orleans, Prague, Pompeii & more!), and Ingrid’s creative digital drawings which capture the imagination.  Snacks & beverages (alcoholic & non) served, feel free to BYOB as well; bring friends to this FREE EVENT, 6/16/12, 8-11:30pm, 26 Davenport St., Somerville, NJ.  This exhibit will be up for a month after the opening party.

I’ll also be showing/selling artwork, original t-shirts & greeting cards & more at these FREE outdoor art fests:

EAST BRUNSWICK NJ’S ANNUAL JURIED OUTDOOR ART FEST
For the last few years I’ve participated in this family friendly art event..& even won a 1st prize last year!  So I hope you’ll join me on SAT. JUNE 9 (raindate the 10th) 10am-4pm at The Municipal Pond on Ryders Ln. in E. Brunswick again this year to see fine arts & crafts from local artists.  Beautiful outdoor setting around the pond…

METUCHEN JUNEBUG ART FESTS
Friday nights in Metuchen, NJ are transformed into a town-wide art fest with original art & fine crafts from local artists, food, music & more!  I’ll be vending on Fri. June 22 & 29, 6-10pm.  I’ll also have photographs exhibited in To Be Continued Bookshop for this event. Just walk down Main Street & it’s side streets for an art-filled night! 

Hope to see you at these events and thanks for reading,
~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)
http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt(Facebook Fan Page)

 

NJ Art Scene is HOT!!

And I mean that both figuratively & literally… if you’re in the NJ area, what happened to spring?  We went right into summer!  But can’t complain as we’ve had some awesome weather & I hope it holds out for all the great art events coming up over the next few months.

Here’s just a reminder for all you NJ art lovers that I’ll be participating in these FREE outdoor art fests in June:  (more to come in July!)

1. East Brunswick Fine Arts Fest: Sat., June 11 (Sun. 6/12 rain date) 10am-4pm. I’ll be at this outdoor, free arts fest again this year with my artwork & original cards, shirts, etc.  Set in a beautiful pond-centered park; Municipal Pond, Ryders Lane, E. Brunswick, NJ.

2. Metuchen JUNEBUG ART FEST every Friday night in June!  My friend Judy & I will be vending our artistic, original wares at this indoor/outdoor family event on Fri. June 17th from 6pm-9pm!!  The fest will take place throughout downtown Metuchen, NJ! 100+ visual & performing artists & musicians!!  www.junebugartfest.com has details.

Looking forward to seeing you at these events!
Thanks for reading & for supporting the NJ art scene,
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)
http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt (Facebook Fan Page)

Free Outdoor Art Fests in NJ!

HAPPY AUTUMN! It’s officially here but the weather is still summery enough for these FREE outdoor ART FESTS
in Central NJ!
I’ll be vending/exhibiting at both so come on out to enjoy a wide variety of artwork, food, music & more!

The 6th Annual Highland Park ARTS in the PARK FEST.
SUNDAY, Oct.3,11:30am-4:30pm, rain or shine! Takes place down Raritan Ave. (center of town) in Highland Park, NJ.
Art, food, bands, kids stuff, etc. I’ll be near 2nd Ave.

The 2010 Barron Arts Fest in Woodbridge, NJ.
SATURDAY, Oct. 9, 10am-4pm, Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ.
My friend & I will be in Booth 20. Tons of art and fine crafts from local NJ artists in a park setting! For Mapquesting directions use
17 Green St., Woodbridge (it’s the Walgreens next to the park)

Hope to see you at these events!
🙂 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)