PLEIN AIR ARTISTS! Mark your calendars for the 1st annual Bastille Day Paint-OutSATURDAY 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: 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.

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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

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“Lavender 1″ 8″×10″ Acrylic and oil on canvas


Celebrate Spring with us on Saturday April 11th from 4-8PM!!!!

Come Meet the artists: Bill Hudders, Emily Steinberg,

Ellen Sapienza, Dick De Groot, John Schmidtberger, Corinne Lalin

and Kerstin Engman. Light Refreshments will be served!



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.”

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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.



Some of you may not know John Schmidtberger’s Mr. Pig: a charmingly naive and occasionally grandiose pig figuring out the complexities of a fanciful world. Mr. Pig came to life in little cartoons John would share online among friends. As the cartoons multiplied, Mr. Pig quickly took on a life of his own and even has his own Facebook page as Monsieur-Mr Pig. The porky fellow has explored the digital world in black and white and is now in a much more colorful, physical one in Robert Feldman’s KomikZAP!. KomikZAP! is a free, monthly publication of comic strips.

We are excited not only to be apart of KomikZAP!, but to be a distributor of the comic as well!
Stop in and pick one up!


Mr. Pig’s space in the KomikZAP! is sponsored by our local Sunbeam Toys and we are grateful to them for backing us!


For more information about KomikZAP! please visit