Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Works of art need not be original. This exhibition offers a chance for art lovers and collectors who are not necessarily artists themselves to participate in an exhibition. However, artists are welcome to submit their own creations. Only one work can be submitted per participant. Submitting a work is free, and works will not be offered for sale.
Hanging works should have a tight hanging wire across the back. Central hanging devices (e.g., rings and saw-tooth hangers) do not work with the NAA’s hanging system. The NAA’s Exhibition Committee will select as many works for display as space will allow. The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to decline works, including works that are not properly prepared for hanging or display.
The Newark Arts Alliance will celebrate the “Community Art Gallery” with a reception on Friday, August 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event will be free and open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Monday, July 22, 2013
This exhibition offers a chance for art lovers and collectors who are not necessarily artists themselves to participate in an exhibition. However, artists are welcome to submit their own creations as well. Only one work can be submitted per participant. Submitting a work is free of charge, and works will not be offered for sale.
The Newark Arts Alliance’s Exhibition Committee will select as many works for display as space will allow. Hanging works should have a tight hanging wire across the back. Central hanging devices (e.g., rings and saw-tooth hangers) do not work with the Newark Arts Alliance’s hanging system. The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to decline works, including works that are not properly prepared for hanging or display.
The Newark Arts Alliance will celebrate the “Community Art Gallery” with a reception on Saturday, August 24, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This event will be free and open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Participants whose works are on display will be able to take their art home that night. If unable to attend, participants should pick up their work as soon as possible following the end of the show during regular hours.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
On Friday after work, I pulled in to the parking lot near Newark Natural Foods to check out the multiple Christmas art markets on either side of the cooperative.
My first stop was the Newark Arts Alliance. The decorated windows gave a great view of the beautiful and varied items on display: jewelry, weaving, art, ceramics, stained glass, silk clothing and lovely cards. Works by Julie Darrow, Carole Fox, Marian Howard, Karen Hornor, Ingrid Jackoway, Robanne Palmer, Melissa Paquette, Lisa Pilchard, Wendy Shipman, Doortje Shover and Paulette Visceglia are featured in their Holiday Art Market. The site is so small, quiet and full of light which dances through the lovely glass works and shines off the ceramic glazes and luminescent silver jewelry.
Buying a gift from a local artist helps our community thrive economically and -- if you live in the Newark area – this also means you do NOT have to brave the frenzy of I-95 to find something unusual, beautiful and unique. The Newark Arts Alliance will keep this market open until January 2. Not only that, but they are offering free gift wrapping (now that is a deal!) and will have ornament projects for your children to entertain themselves with while you are shopping.
But wait, that was only the first art show in this very spot! Just across the way, Open Studio artists were meeting and greeting visitors to their second annual Christmas art show. It is being held in THE MEADOWS, which is on the west side of Newark Natural Foods. Don’t worry; there are plenty of signs to show you the way.
Greg Baldwin has many varieties of stained glass pieces of all sizes and prices. Ray Briscoe has some humorous woodcarvings of trolls and funny farmers with heads of open pods in the brightest of pea green. Frances Hart has many of her very delicate watercolors of flowers. Susan Schulz’s jewelry is sleek and silvery, with smooth workings to set off delicately polished stones. MCEI’s weaving has intricate detail. She, too, has smaller works like elegant hot pads if your wallet is feeling too puny to buy one of her larger woven pieces. But for me, the highlight of the afternoon was talking to Paula Camenzind as she sipped spiced tea from one of her elegant blue/pink luster cups.
The Open Studio will be open again on Saturday, December 4 from 10 to 5 and Sunday, December 5, from 10 to 5.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Raindrops do not discourage Terry Foreman of the Newark Arts Alliance and the vendors who gathered on the Academy Building Lawn. Most of the exhibitors had tents, but illustrators Destinie Carbone (www.destiniecarbone.com) and Patrick Waugh (patrickwaugh.com) sat bravely in the rain, using their clear plastic to cover their wares.
I went on my bike because there is no place to park in Newark when UD is in session, and, besides, you had to get wet to see how the vendors felt. The Priapi Gardens and The Farm Stuff had arranged chrysanthemums and purple peppers and beautiful blooming cabbage plants into edible works of art.
Near them, Richard Aldorasi had set up a marbling station where he was able to guide people through a marbling of scarves. Quite a crowd enjoyed watching the process and Foreman reported on Sunday that he had a lot of scarfmakers.
With ten excellent jewelry vendors, it was quite a selection: Kate (http://www.katerobbins.info) and Andrea (andreaswhimsies.etsy.com) shared a booth where I saw a pale green stone called aventurine, a variety of microcrystalline quartz. Karen Hornor (Hidden Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org) has a special flexible jewelry she makes with neoprene and aluminum. Robanne Palmer (www.robannesbeads.com) has many glass drop earrings which you can also see at the NAA.
I bought cards from artist Karin Lang who had made several of her watercolors into cards and had cards with translucent covers that look like stained glass.
MaryJane Tyrie (Studio 960) was less worried about the rain damaging her fused glass than the others and the picture above is a lovely fused glass dish which was collecting rainwater – making the goldfish seem to be swimming.
Good attendance and good cheer seemed to make the skies clear – rewarding support of local artists.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Nonetheless, we still found a trove of treasures: At Newark Natural Foods, the delicate gouaches by Barbara Paul Selby had contrasting styles: the full-colored, delicate pastel effect and a gouache of green and blue reminiscent of book illustrations.
At Adria Café, Yaprak Soysal’s photographs showed his mastery of capturing reflections on water and the detail of enlarged flowers.
Samuel Coppola’s technique of intricately detailed color and pencil work (see black and white sketch above) is an interesting contrast to his fantasy works, which had less appeal for me than the junk food on display in Cereal Bowl where the works are being shown.
Gecko does a regular exhibit of jewelry for each monthly loop: Lisette Ffolkes’ necklaces of jointed Chinese-style fish on a double necklace are worth seeing. A brief tour of Cucina di Napoli left me hungry to see more of Nancy Williams Woodward’s work in acrylic. Caffe Gelato featured acrylics by Karin Lang – all scenes of Greece in a Mediterranean blue and white. Striking, but I felt they priced a bit high.
The Newark Arts Alliance will have a reception for the artists in the September show juried by Yolanda Chetwin on September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
On June 23, a visit to the Newark Arts Alliance finds Nancy Breslin having finished a session on Artist Self-Promotion and Doortje Shover raving about it.
Terry Foreman has this as one of myriad activities she manages to run in the leanest of times. “We still have Camp Imagine, but we have cut all the fat,” she said.
The NAA has more than just visual arts – they have open mike poetry nights, acoustic jams, music performances, children’s writers groups and even fibers and embellishment groups.
A courageous organization championing art for all is well worth the visit.