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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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New Work From Maine and Pennsylvania

Save the Date! On Saturday September 16th SFA Gallery will host an opening reception for Corinne Lalin and John Schmidtberger, who have returned from Maine with lots of new and exciting work! The reception is from 4-6PM. Light Refreshments will be served. Join us!

The Exhibit runs from September 6th through October 1st.

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New Work from Maine/De Groot Show

John has returned from a month-long trip to Maine with ten new plein-air paintings.
On view now through Sunday, July 30th. Also, look for the De Groot Show opening in August.
Mark your calendar for Saturday Aug 26 from 4-6 when Dick will be in the gallery for a reception honoring him!


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Summer Group Show/ De Groot Exhibit

Four new paintings by John Schmidtberger will be included in a summer group exhibition

on view now through Sunday July 30.













Above: “Very Windy and Bright” 2017, oil on panel, 12″x16″

Below: “River with Branches” 2017, oil on panel, 14″x18″














Dick De Groot (b. 1920) returns in august for his third show at SFA Gallery! Featuring new paintings and a selection of works from the past several years, the exhibit runs from August 2-September 2. Join us for a special reception for this amazing artist on Saturday, August 26 from 4-6PM. Light Refreshments will be served!

Pictured Below: “Cape Cod”, 2014, acrylicon canvas , 16″x20″















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