Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Find the sweetest Valentine gifts at LBGE

Sick of the same old roses and candy that only last a week, if your lucky? Your love is everlasting and art lasts a lifetime. Get inspired by these darling ideas by LBGE artists with original artwork starting at just $10! Amazing!

Patrice Nelson, Donna Zeiky, Sue Mattero and Wendy Mink

Barbara Hageman, Sue Mattero, Susan Roberts, and Wendy Mink.

Janis Sanders joins LBGE

LBGE is proud to announce the arrival of oil painter, Janis Sanders. We think Janis sums up his outlook and his artwork brilliantly:

"The aroma of salt air, salt spray on my skin, an old fish shack on Cape Cod.  Sunshine bouncing on the waters of the North Shore.  The silence of a marsh, broken only by the occasional call of a bird.  Late day sunlight casting on a cottage on the coast of Maine, and summer beach roses fragrantly, delicately blossoming in defiance of rugged cliffs.

These are a few of my favorite things."

River Grasses - Oil - 38x30in

Pines and Roses - Oil - 32x32in

Quiet Island - Oil - 12x12in

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lois Weingarten in Artscope Magazine

Lois Weingarten - Blue Doors - Acrylic on Paper

Click the link above to read Artscope Magazine's fantastic write-up on our current exhibition, "Shape/Space: New Work by Lois Weingarten" on view through February 6th 2011.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Create gorgeous Valentine's with LBGE darling, Patrice Nelson!

Highlights from our 2010 Workshop!

Left Bank Gallery Essex, LLC will host its third annual Valentine Workshop with collage artist, Patrice Nelson on Saturday, February 5th from 2-4pm. Guided by the artist, children and the young at heart are invited to use paint, glitter, ephemera, and imagination to create wonderful greeting cards for parents, teachers, friends and their sweet hearts. Spend the afternoon learning how to design fun and fantastic collages and test the limits of your creativity.

Patrice Nelson was born in California and raised in Texas and Minnesota and spent several years on the West Coast before settling in Chester, CT with her loving husband and four beautiful children. As an artist, Patrice is always exploring and experimenting with texture, color, and surface; and putting to use her extensive collection of found objects and vintage clippings. She enjoys the process of creating her distinctive collages, and loves every minute of gathering, painting, and “tearin’ it up.” The artist says, “It pleases me to put a smile on someone’s face with my work.” Join Patrice during this free public event to create your own loving artwork and darling valentines.

Spring Forward!

Signs of Spring on the Connecticut River  by Laura Ludington

In support of the Essex Art Association, LBGE will be exhibiting the EAA's first show of the year, "Spring Forward" which will be on view from Wednesday, February 9th - Saturday, March 19th, 2011. This members-only exhibition will feature original artwork by over 75 artists, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, collage and photography. See a large range of creativity on display by area artists as they welcome the coming of spring.
Meet the EAA artists at the Opening Reception scheduled on Sunday, February 13th from 2 – 4pm.

Essex Art Association Members may each submit one entry. Please be mindful of size, as exhibition space is limited. Drop-off your work on Sun, Feb 6th and Mon, Feb 7th from 12-4pm. Pick-Up your work on Sun, March 20th and Mon, March 21st from 12-4pm. For more information, please contact Essex Art Association at at 860.767.8996 or info@essexartassociation.org.