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

Pics from the Winter Group Art Show @ Straube Center

The Winter cold does not stop the art events from happening, they’re just all indoors, at least in NJ…but that’s fine with me! There’s always good food, nice wine, new people, old friends and the best part, great artwork! This was exactly the case for the huge group exhibit at the Straube Center in Pennington, NJ last week. I’m one of 8 local artists in this show and have 21 pieces on exhibit! I was excited to sell one on opening night!!

I have to say that all of the artwork was really well done and the variety of work was great to see….paintings, photographs, mixed media, sculpture. The art adorned the large hallway spaces (set up like professional gallery walls) & conference rooms in 2 buildings in the center. Despite the opening reception being held during rush hour on a Friday night (such is often the case with corporate shows), we had a nice turnout of artists, collectors, friends and family. We actually stayed past the closing time! It was great meeting new art enthusiasts and local artists. Group shows are such an important part of socializing and networking for any creative person!

My thanks to everyone at the center who helped organize the show and to everyone who came to view it! I’ve posted a few photos of my “art walls” at the show. It’ll be up until 2/26/10 so if you’re in the Pennington, NJ area, go take a look!