NJ Isn’t Boring, Ireland Art Exhibition & more

Ireland; Blarney Castle (c)Lauren Curtis

Spring is almost upon us, even though the NJ weather doesn’t always agree, but wherever you are I hope you’ll take a minute to read about these exciting art events and if you are in the area, please visit these exhibitions & enjoy the art of spring!

Carnival, NJ June2011

Carnival, NJ June2011

New Jersey Isn’t Boring!
Group Show at Arts Guild New Jersey
1670 Irving St.,  Rahway, NJ
Opening reception Sun. March 22, 1pm-4pm. 

See what makes NJ so unique and definitely NOT boring!  Artwork of all types from many local artists. Show runs thru April 16, 2015.
I have two digital photos  in this show.

Ireland; Blarney Castle (c)Lauren Curtis

Ireland; Blarney Castle (c)Lauren Curtis

Savor the Arts; Ireland Exhibition, Group Exhibit, Middlletown Arts Center
36 Church St., Middletown, NJ

Opening Reception, Fri. March 20, 7pm-9pm.
Join this artistic celebration of Irish culture!  Show runs thru April 18, 2015
I have the above photo in this exhibit.

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Group art exhibition at Nails in the Wall Gallery, St. Luke’s Church, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen NJ.  I have 2 paintings in this current exhibit that will be up until May 31, 2015.  Visit this eclectic, spiritual gallery to view work from local, national and international artists!

"Necropolis", digital photo collage (c)Lauren Curtis

“Necropolis”, digital photo collage (c)Lauren Curtis

Spirit of the Human Family
Group Exhibition at the Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery, Temple B’nai Or, 60 Overlook Rd., Morristown, NJ.  Spiritual and artistic views on the meaning of family, this show runs thru April 10, 2015.  I have 3 pieces in this exhibition.

Art for Revelation/Revolution

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Gallery spaces these days have expanded far beyond the typical white-walled, NYC (or insert big city here) space…and this is a great thing as it opens up so many more opportunities for artists to show their work and for it to be seen by a wider range of people!  One of these newer spaces that I really enjoy exhibiting my work in is Nails in the Wall Gallery, located within the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Metuchen, NJ.

This Saturday, 1/24, from 2pm-5pm, the newest exhibition opens up with a fascinating reception featuring in-depth talks with some of the artists about their work and how it relates to the current theme of “Revelation/Revolution” and how this applies to all forms of “organized religion”.  I’ll have the 2 pieces in this blog in the show along with works from other artists from across the US!  If you’re in the area, please join us…here’s more info. supplied by the gallery:

Nails in the Wall, the Metuchen art gallery sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (17 Oak Ave. / Metuchen),

will begin its 2015 Season Saturday, January 24, 2-5pm, with REVELATION / REVOLUTION. 

This exhibit will include work from nearly twenty artists both from around the U.S.

as well as outside the country, with art that focuses on the power of God’s Word.  


Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Local photographer David Glasofer will speak at the Opening,

along with Teaneck sculptor Anthony Santella,

Ontario, Canada artist Shakil Kahn and Sara Paige Hoag from Urbana, IL. 


Join us for this free event with high quality art and refreshments provided by the Metuchen Inn!


Omen (c)2011 Lauren Curtis

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

The exhibit, which includes painting, photography, mixed-media and free standing sculpture,

runs from January 24 through May 31, 2015. 

The gallery is open daily. Times and other details can be found at www.nailsinthewall.com

or by contacting the Gallery Director, 732.322.6512 / EarthsongsCeramicStudio@gmail.com

All paths lead to ART

Happy October, everyone!  It’s still pretty summery here in NJ but definitely getting cooler and some of the leaves are starting to turn…a beautiful time of year (+ there’s Halloween!!).  Hopefully some of you remember my recent post about a new gallery in Metuchen, NJ called Nails in the Wall (located in St. Luke’s Church)and the 1st art opening with the exhibit called One Stream/ Many Wells.  The reception was a huge success with a great turnout of people, delicious food, nice wines, live music and, of course, amazing artwork from artist from across the US & abroad!

I’m thrilled to have my photo, Enlightenment, included in this show!  It’s a 35mm B&W photo I took of a Buddha statue while I was visiting the spiritual Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.  I digitally colored and enhanced the print and it’s become one of my top selling images and is also reproduced as greeting cards and t-shirts!

35mm digitally enhanced photograph

“Enlightenment” 35mm, digitally enhanced photo

I was so impressed with this new gallery space and the people who organized it!  If you’re in the Metuchen area, I urge you to check out this show, which runs for 3 months.  The diversity of the artwork is amazing yet it all centers around different forms of spirituality and religion but in an open-minded, universal way.

Here’s a short video shot during the opening reception…enjoy!


I’m happy to say my Enlightenment photo got a great response at the opening and if you’re interested in purchasing one, here’s the info:

$50 for a signed, matted 8×10   $75 for a signed, matted 11×14  (+s/h)

For greeting cards, they’re just $3 ea. (+s/h).  5 card minimum.

For t-shirts, they’re $25-$35 depending on size & color; S,M,LG,XL,XXL, 100% pre-shrunk cotton in white, gray or black.  Prices of shirts INCLUDE s/h!!

PAYPAL accepted to me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com

Checks/$-orders to:

Lauren Curtis, P.O. Box 193, Franklin Park, NJ  08823

For all inquiries or orders feel free to email me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com

Thanks & Happy Autumn (or Spring if you’re on the other side of the globe!)