New Year, New Art Shows & Book

I guess it’s still fine to say “happy new year” for the next couple of weeks, so, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  As a full time artist I can’t waste any time getting back to business so here’s what I have going on over the next month in the art world.  Feel free to contact me with any questions about the info posted here and I’ll be happy to give you the complete scoop!  Hope to see you at these events, or online!

FANTASTIC TALES

Join me & several local NJ artists at the opening reception for this juried art exhibit hosted by the South Brunswick Arts Commission.  FANTASTIC TALES features a wide variety of work depicting fantasies, dreams, imagined worlds and beyond!  Reception is TUESDAY, 1/15/13. 6:30pm-8pm, SO. BRUNSWICK MUNICIPAL GALLERY, 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852  732-329-4000 x7635    Exhibit runs through 4/3/13.

Omen (c)2011 Lauren Curtis

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

Coming soon; THE WHITE SHOW
Opening with a reception on 2/1/13, Friday evening, this exhibit at GALLERY U in RED BANK, NJ will feature artworks all in white!  Come see how artists interpret this theme of creating artwork using mainly this color (or non-color)!  I have a photo in this innovative show.  The gallery is located at 80 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701  732-747-6696

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Caged Nerves (c)Lauren Curtis

Caged Nerves (c)Lauren Curtis

X-RAYted Art Book

Wait!  It’s not what you think…it’s an art book featuring my series of digital photo collages created from photographing actual human x-rays and combining them with other original, photographic images, Victorian woodcuts and often text.  I’ve been working on this series since 2010 and have exhibited them in several shows throughout NJ, in Detroit, Michigan, Waukegan, IL and online…some of these pieces won awards & were sold to collectors as far away (from NJ) as The Netherlands!  I Hope you’ll enjoy your signed copy of this unique book that I designed myself…makes a creative coffee table book or a fun gift for the art lovers in your life!
9″X11.5″, BLACK CLOTH HARD COVER
20 GLOSSY, FULL COLOR PAGES OF ORIGINAL ART
SIGNED COPIES ONLY $29 EACH, INCLUDES S/H IN THE US
($35 FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS INCLUDES S/H)
PLEASE SEND CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS TO:
LAUREN CURTIS
P.O.BOX 193
FRANKLIN PARK, NJ  08823
OR PAYPAL (PLEASE USE GIFT OPTION IF POSSIBLE) TO
FORESTWALKER333@HOTMAIL.COM
$29 US   $35  INT’L  (INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

ALSO AVAILABLE, MY NEW ORLEANS PHOTO BOOK
GLOSSY HARD COVER, GLOSSY FULL COLOR PAGES
SIGNED, SAME PRICE AS X-RAYTED BOOK

NOLA Cemetery Path (c)2010 Lauren Curtis

NOLA Cemetery Path (c)2010 Lauren Curtis

And, just in time for the book’s release, is my feature on… Artpromotivate!  This zine has featured my X-RAYted digital collage series on it’s website this month!  Check out my interview on this informative, motivational art site:  http://www.artpromotivate.com/2013/01/lauren-curtis-artist-gets-x-rayted.html

THANKS FOR READING!  IF YOU ENJOYED THIS POST, PLEASE LIKE & SHARE IT!  🙂

On the radio & other art news.

They say all press is good press but I still prefer GOOD good press…so I’m very happy about the recent airing of my radio interview with well known herbalist & holistic practitioner Susun Weed!  Last year she asked if she could interview me about my artwork since much of it relates to nature and Earth-centered spirituality and she felt it would be an interesting topic for her women’s radio show (but of course you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy it!).  So, here’s the link of where you can hear it and see some of my artwork on her website.   And while I’m at it I might as well post info. about some other art exhibits I’m a part of this month:

Susun Weed features healers, herbalists, artists, etc. whose work has a connection with Nature.  My interview is up now and here’s the link to check it out:  http://wisewomanradio.com/interviews/curtis.html

HYPER-REAL JURIED EXHIBIT; Visit Caladan Gallery online for the newest show…I have several photos in this ONLINE exhibit along with artists from across the US & abroad.  Of my work, gallery director Marjorie Kaye says: Photographs by gallery member Lauren Curtis (Franklin Park, NJ) examine, with an almost microscopic eye, the senses associated with natural forms. The viewer is drawn into the photographs, which are otherworldly, as if depicting plant forms that don’t occur anywhere but in the realm of the artist’s observation. We feel the coolness, the damp reality of growth.
You can view the show on www.CaladanGallery.com  
Show runs 4/1/12 – 5/9/12. 

ZOOANALIA JURIED NJ ART EXHIBIT; Join me and other NJ artists for the opening reception for this animal art influenced exhibit!  Show opens Tues. night, 4/10/12, 6:30pm-8pm, South Brunswick Arts Commission Gallery in the Municipal Bldg., 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852.  732-329-4000 ext. 7635  Show runs thru June 26, 2012.  Gallery open weekdays…call for more details.

HOLISTIC ZINE COVER ART
My artwork, a pen & ink drawing (shown below) originally commissioned by a major crafter company for national craft expos, was selected to be the Spring cover art for INNER REALM MAGAZINE!  Have a peek:  www.InnerRealmMagazine.com

More updates soon…June is booked solid with art shows and fests all around NJ…stay tuned!

🙂 Lauren

Dark Victorian Dreams & other art happenings.

Hello All!

I can’t believe summer is coming to a close…and what an ending here in NJ with earthquakes and hurricanes!  Mother Nature is speaking loud & clear!  I’m happy to report that all’s well in my neck of the woods and hoping those that were effected by these events came out OK!

Autumn is starting off busy in the NJ & online art scenes and here’s a bunch of events I’m involved with:

DARK VICTORIAN DREAMS Come to Artisanal Tattoo 9/17/11
Join me and artist Yvette Lytle for our 2 artist exhibit, Dark Victorian Dreams, at Artisanal Tattoo in Somerville.  Gothic, Victorian-influenced artwork is the theme of the show & we’ll have an opening reception party on Sat. 9/17/11, 8:30pm-11:30pm.  Music and refreshments. FREE event!  26 Davenport St., Somerville, NJ.  Hope to see you there!

WHEN WINTER COMES Juried Group Show in So. Brunswick, NJ
I know it’s tough to think about winter when it’s the last weeks of summer but the So. Brunswick Arts Commission is hosting a juried art exhibit of local artists with a winter theme and I have 2 pieces accepted for the show.  Come on out for the opening reception & meet the artists, Tuesday, 9/20/11, 6:30-8pm, at the Municipal Gallery, 540 Route 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852  732-329-4000 ext. 7635

ARTS IN THE PARK, ANNUAL JURIED HIGHLAND PARK, NJ FREE OUTDOOR ART FEST!
It’s that time of year again for the Highland Park Arts in the Park event!  Tons of local artists (including yours truly) displaying & selling our wares along with music, food, kids booths & more so come out for this FREE event on Sunday, Sept. 25, 10am-4pm.  Look for my booth of mixed media photography, greeting cards & t-shirts!

SURFACE PATTERNS, NEW ONLINE JURIED SHOW!
This month I have new photographs in Caladan Gallery’s newest online exhibit..all you have to do is go to www.CaladanGallery.com to check it out!
And just a reminder that I now have work represented by Trillium Gallery…here’s my direct link:

http://www.trilliumgallery.com/lauren-curtis.html

Thanks again for reading!  Feel free to email me for more info. about 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)
http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt(Facebook Fan Page)

New Year, New Art Adventures!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Can you believe it’s 2011 already?? I hope you had a great holiday season & now we start a fresh, new year. I’m starting off with new art exhibits & new art products available now:

1. I have a new photo collage in Caladan Gallery’s FAMILY juried art exhibit ONLINE for ALL to see, anytime, anywhere: www.caladangallery.com
Show runs thru 1/31/11.

2. That photo collage is getting around! The same piece was accepted in the juried exhibit See All The People & a framed 11×14 print will be on display
in the South Brunswick, NJ Municipal Gallery! So, any locals can see it live & in person. Opening reception to meet all the artists in the show is
Tues., Jan. 11, 2011, 6:30pm-8pm, 540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
732-329-4000 ext. 7635 My piece was also the image selected for the exhibit’s postcard!

3. Due to the popularity of my short sleeve arTshirts, they’re now available in WOMEN’S CUT short sleeve (white only) &, in time for Winter,
LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS (white or black)!!
Please visit http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com (the shirts & cards section) for designs. Available in all sizes, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Paypal accepted to forestwalker333@hotmail.com Please email with size, color & design for price quote. Discount for 3+ shirts ordered!!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year! 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)

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