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Interior/Exterior April 6-28

“Interior/Exterior” is an exhibition of new paintings by local artists Emily Thompson and George Thompson. This show runs through April 28. A celebration is planned for the artists on opening night, Saturday April 6, from 5-7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Interior/Exterior features a wide range of recent work such as tonal landscapes, abstractions, interiors and ceramics by George and urban and roadside architecture and signage by Emily. This show celebrates untraditional beauty and will make the viewer take a second look at things that they may have passed by – and to realize that they are surrounded by beauty even if it’s just a sink, a chair or an old sign.

Emily and George work together in the same studio and although they work individually, they influence each other by sharing the same passion for their subject matter. Both are nationally recognized, award-winning artists. Emily received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School Of Visual Arts in New York and George received his Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.

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WILD CIPHERS/ New Work by Sean Mount

Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of Sean Mount’s new paintings. “Wild Ciphers” runs through the month of March. Sean is one of only 9 artists selected statewide to receive a triennial award grant. An anonymous panel of judges reviewed hundreds of applicants before handing out the strictly merit-based awards.

This Exhibition features Mount’s masterpiece “Epochal Violence #8” a mural-sized canvas   which took more than a year to complete (pictured below).

A Solebury, PA native, Mount spent 10 years in New York City working in film and television as a scenic artist (see, winning an Art Director’s Guild Award for his work on MR. ROBOT. Mount recently came home to Lambertville, NJ to paint his intricate works, following his dream of being a full-time artist.  Mount is also a naturalist who is concerned with the story of the local landscape. Known for his paintings of woodlands and creeks, his work is recognized as pushing the rich tradition of New Hope School Impressionism in a new direction. More examples of Mount’s work can be seen at or by appointment at his Prallsville Mills studio.

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A Collector’s Passion

“A Collector’s Passion” opened on January 7 and will run through February 28. This exhibit includes paintings by Virginia-based artist Ed King, bronze wildlife sculptures by national and international artists, Australian aboriginal paintings, and wildlife paintings by nationally recognized artists.

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Ellen Sapienza and Lauren Kindle’s exhibit Here in This World opens on Saturday, December 1 and runs through January 6. Join us for an opening reception for the artists on Saturday December 1 from 5-7. Light refreshments will be served. 

Ellen Sapienza “Flowers on the Mantle” Oil on Canvas 26″x30″

Ellen Sapienza is a core artist at SFA, with several one-woman exhibits and multiple group shows. She is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Ellen studied with Robert Kulicke, a painter and master frame-maker in 1987. Before that, she studied with Seymour Remnick, David Fertig and Sidney Goodman at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. 

“I work from life and always start with a visual stimulus, whether a landscape, a bouquet of flowers or a work of art. So my work is always some sort of response. Working from life is the anchor that allows great freedom to work more representational or more abstract. I enjoy the back and forth, up and down, successes and failures of the process of making art and want the viewer to see and experience this record of my decisions and discoveries.”

Lauren Kindle “Viola Music” Oil on Canvas 24″x18″

Lauren Kindle is an artist and writer living in Easton, PA with her husband and two young children.  She paints mainly in oils, which are “luscious and satisfying.”  Lauren finds inspiration in the world immediately around her: family members and neighbors, local architecture and landscape, the objects that surround her in daily life, other artists’ work, and even her own dreams and fantasies.  

Lauren earned a BA from Hampshire College in 2003, studying Arts and Classics. Since then she has studied with Frank Arcuri and Adriano Farinella, including a 2017 summer residency in Civita Castellana, Italy. That same year she was named Artist of the Year by ACE (Arts Community of Easton), Easton, PA. This is Lauren Kindle’s first exhibit at SFA. 

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Fall Group Show with Guest Artists

Elizabeth Snelling

SFA Gallery is proud to present new work by guest artists  Sharon Coulson Downes (Philadelphia) and Elizabeth Snelling (Durham), as well as works by gallery artists William Hudders, Ellen Sapienza, Corinne Lalin and others. The show runs from November 11 through December 29.

Sharon Coulson Downes

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