Sunday September 6th is RIVERFEST in Frenchtown, a town-wide celebration. We are inviting plein-air artists to paint in town and along the banks of the Delaware River. Beginners, amateurs and professionals alike will be creating artwork on the spot!
An excellent opportunity to gain experience, exposure, or just have fun! From noon till night. There are NO fees for this event. Register via email: email@example.com.
UPDATE! We are happy to announce that our friends at Freedom Art and Music are hosting another week-long pop-up show following the Riverfest paint-out!!!
PLEIN AIR ARTISTS! Mark your calendars for the 1st annual Bastille Day Paint-Out! SATURDAY July 11th Noon-6PM!!!! Bring your easels to beautiful Frenchtown, NJ for the day and leave your finished painting for a special ONE WEEK POP-UP EXHIBIT at Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery, Monday July 13th–Sunday July 19th. Enjoy the street-side Pétanque tournament, authentic parisian food and music, mock historic monuments, contests, and much much more!
Paint Out/Pop-Up Exhibit Details: There is NO FEE for the event, just register in advance with John Schmidtberger via Facebook Message or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pop-Up exhibit which follows the event will be on display from Monday July 13th-Sunday July 19th. Gallery commission on sales is 20%. Framing is not required. Pick-up unsold work: Sunday July 19th at 5pm.
June: Val Sivilli/ Unpacking the Wild Beast
June 1-July 11th
Frenchtown native Val Sivilli returns from her sojourn in the southwest
(courtesy of a Helene Wurlitzer Foundation grant) with an exiciting new series of paintings. Based on her graphic novel “the boar,” these lively works vary from the intimate to the monumental in scale, in their degree of abstraction, as well as the artist’s choice of materials: acrylic on canvas, oil stick on canvas or oil paint over acrylic on canvas.
Join us for the opening reception for the artist on Saturday June 20th, from 5-8PM! Light refreshments will be served!
“Best Friends” 48 x 52″ Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
“Lavender 1″ 8″×10″ Acrylic and oil on canvas
It began on a whim…”Why don’t we ask Fred to model for us sometime? We could hang out and make art. It would be fun.”
Art-making is by nature a solitary undertaking, and it can be lonely. So spending time with other artists can be a real treat. Emily Steinberg (painter, Philadelphia) loves to “interview” our volunteer models, while simultaneously brushing on large canvases. Conversation is encouraged, and though it’s mostly calm and quiet, there are moments of hilarity as well. The informal monthly get-togethers have become the highlight of this very cold winter.
a special thank-you to L.D. Bright Photography for their beautiful photographs.