Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Buds at bjsartworks Gallery

 Mary Lou Strode brings a fresh combination of floral
and landscape paintings to the Foyer Gallery at bjsartworks.
Living in Washington County, NY, she represents the landscape in the area by using a technique that is loose and not overworked.
Capturing the essence of the scene.
The floral stilllife have a dramatic quality, using a close up composition and bold use of color.

Join us for an artists reception:
Mary Lou Strode and
the Guild of Adirondack Artists
Saturday, April 16, 4 - 6 pm 

Also....Opening April 8th is the Premier of the
Guild of Adirondack Artists Members Gallery
Ten participating members of this group have joined to create this home gallery. Members include: Pam Barker, Constance Dodge, Pat McEvoy, Dave Francis PSA, Patricia Ann Lee, Bev Mastriani, Nancy Powhida, Stu Eichel, Virginia McNeice and JoAnn Johnson. 
Works include Sculptures, Pastels,
Oils and Collage Multi media.

*Seeking Artists
bjsartworks is seeking artists in 3 areas

1. Art and craft related to the Adirondacks
Works in all mediums considered for show and sale in the gallery during the tourist season. (May through October)
 No Deadline...willing to review art through out the summer 

2. Foyer Gallery has 2 six week openings in
July/August and August/September
Two dimensional and Scuplture accepted for review.
Deadline  May 31, 2011

3. 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Project
Art related or inspired by the subject of Domestic Violence
October 1 - 31, 2011
 Prospectus soon to be published....
Check website for updates to this show.
Contact Bev for more information 518-793-9350 

 See pastels by Bev Saunders in the Second Gallery along with
 wood works by Prime Wood Products and more!

April 2011 Bev was electd President of the Adirondack Pastel Socieety.
As co-founder in 2008, Bev has worked hard to keep the group moving forward. The group now has 40 members many are notable pastelists or members of the Pastel Society of America.
 Eleven of our members were juried into the National Pastel Show
at Old Forge, 2011
Join us on Facebook

 or go to our website for more information

New Paintings Completed by Bev
this spring

"True Friends of Hovey Pond"
Pastel on Paper 19 x 25
NOW SHOWING at Buttondown Gallery 1st floor "The Shirt Factory"

Completed Commission 3/2011

"Justice and Pancake"
Pastel on Paper
Last Summer Justice went through cancer treatment. Her grandparents wanted a portrait
that would potray her frailty and courage during this time. Today she is in good health....
It was a pleasure to have the honor to create this portait of such a beautiful, sweet girl! 
The Frame Shop Continues to flourish.
 Always ready for the next framing challenge....

Serina Williams visited the Glens Falls Civic Center last summer
 and I was honored to frame a signed jersey last fall.
This a a black shadowbox style frame, using black suede matting for the background and museum glass.
Yes, this photo was taken with the glass on it.
Amazing Glazing!

  Last but not the  least of the
 Spring News is....
"The Shirt Factory" Spring Open House

* Follow bjsartworks on Facebook keep updated on the happenings of the shop!

*Mention this newsletter and receive discounts on your next Framing Project or Original Art by Bev

( :May Spring Blessings Rain on You: )

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