Image to Image Workshop at Noyes Museum

October 13th, 2013

Attended an inspiring workshop, thanks to the Dodge Foundation, entitled “Image to Image: Writing in Response to Visual Art” yesterday. It was facilitated by Cynthia Arrieu-King, associate professor of creative writing at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and held at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville. After musing about some poetry inspired by paintings, I jotted some lines of my own about two works:

Regarding “Longport Jetty”:

Ragged paper edges
Line the rugged rocky shore
And splash just beyond its margins.

White sea foam
Rises well above the earth’s curve
And floats in cumulous clouds.

The downward sloping horizon
And spraying sky
Form equal halves of differences
And sameness.

Regarding “Sutra”:

Leaves falling
Connected by orange autumn thread
Pierced pieces of history
Rising   Falling   Stationary   Drifting
Landing with permanence.

No tossing rolling hiding.
Children missing.

Presenting at NEH Landmarks Workshop

September 15th, 2013

Pleased to be invited as a presenter for this summer’s National Endowment for the Humanities Hudson River Workshop on July 11 and July 18, 2013.

MAM Young Curators Exhibition Qualms

April 6th, 2013

MAM Poster

The Pierro Gallery will be showing one of my works as it was chosen by the Montclair Art Museum’s Young Curators Program.  It was accepted as part of the “Qualms, Wake Up, and Oddities” exhibit.  Reception and opening will be on Thursday, April 11 from 6-8pm.

Watercolor Sold to Benefit Visual AIDS

March 1st, 2013

This study entitled “Back River Bend” (6″ x 4″) is of marsh trees in Georgetown, Maine.  It is one of a series created during the summer of 2012 using watercolor paint and sepia pens. I then printed it with archival ink on Fabriano paper and applied more watercolor paint.  This original was sold at the “Postcards from the Edge” benefit on Saturday, January 25, 2013 to support the important programs of Visual AIDS.

15th Annual “Postcards from the Edge” Benefit

March 1st, 2013

Once again participating in this worthy cause by donating a small painting.  All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS, an organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS.  All work is displayed anonymously. Buy an original work of art and show your support.  Visit for more information.

Student Artwork Winner of Congressional Award

March 1st, 2013

Shown at the lower left is an oil painting by one of my exceptional students.  The landscape is entitled “History of Waterloo Village”.  This work won the Congressional Award in 2012 and is on display in the tunnel of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year.  What a thrill to see it hanging with student work from all over the country!

Giclee Prints of “Charlie’s Sweatshop”

October 4th, 2011

"Charlie's Sweatshop" has now been published as a giclee print on canvas or 100% rag paper.

AENJ Exhibit 2011

July 3rd, 2011

You are invited to see one of my works at the AENJ Member’s Exhibit.

Place: The James Howe Gallery (Vaughn Eames Hall )

Kean University in Union, NJ.
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083 – 1-908-737-KEAN (5326)
For directions click on the following link:
Dates: June 6th through July 14th
Reception: Thursday, July 14, 4-6pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 1pm
Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 5pm

If the doors are locked when you arrive or to schedule a viewing of the gallery, please call Diana Palermo, Gallery Assistant at (908)737-0392.

For more information about the
Art Educators of New Jersey
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NEH Summer Scholar

July 3rd, 2011

This summer, I will be a Summer Scholar with the National Endowment for the Humanities thanks to a generous stipend.  The week-long workshop focuses on the Hudson River as an American landmark of great historical, cultural and artistic significance. There will more posts on this soon!

“Art Connections 7″ to Feb. 19

February 5th, 2011

Reposting a photo from the George Segal Gallery showing “Charlie’s Sweatshop”
On view until February 19, 2011
Gallery hours are: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. from 10am to 5pm and Thurs. 12:30pm to 7:30pm