Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sat. Sept 17,2011 Seasonal News and Reflections of Summer

Join me in supporting the victims of Domestic Violence as we ask for your help during the month of October.
The Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Project

“Break the Chains”
will open Saturday, Oct.1
at bjsartworks Gallery and run through Monday, Oct. 31.
Opening reception is Saturday Oct. 8, 4 – 6 pm
Meet the artists and enjoy the acoustic inspirational music of Pam Barker.

bjsartworks hopes to raise $1000.00 to give to our local Catholic Charities to help support the relief they provide to victims of domestic violence.

A raffle of original art will help meet our goal.....along with other opportunities to donate.

Domestic Violence is the silent devastation of families and souls.
This social dysfunction is deep rooted in families and individuals throughout history.
The cycle continues to breed destruction and quite often fatal outcomes in our society,
affecting more people and families than we know.

This project is designed to bring awareness to the public and to paint a picture of the devastation that this violence creates, as well as the survival that embodies hope and faith that rises us above and beyond the chains that bind individuals and families who have been victimized by domestic violence.
This years’ show continues to attract artists from around the region who believe in the cause.
Sculpture by Michelle Vara, Jane Bouchard, Pam Barker and 2D work by Fred Holman,
Connie Dodge, to name a few.
Pam Barker, the inspiration for this project, exhibits new interactive work for this show which urges us to reach beyond ourselves as victims, to look within and find our strength that will carry us above the past and into the future of hope and a life without violence.

Donations for raffle include.......
Jackie Cordell of ”A Keeper’s Jackpot” Beaded Jewelry
Cynthia Holman of “Beads by Cynthia” Original Bead and Chain work
Rhea Love Doran of Buttondown Gallery Original Flame work glass beads
Original Painting by Bev Saunders

Check donations can be made out to Catholic Charities and mailed or dropped off at the gallery.
Thank you for your support!
Bev Saunders Owner/Coordinator
bjsartworks Gallery
 "The Shirt Factory" will host several art events...
Join us Saturday October 8, 4-7pm as....
North Country Pottery Tour reception at Buttondown Gallery, 1st Floor
 Flux Metalsmith Gallery Re-opens, 1st Floor
"Break the Chains" bjsartworks Gallery, 2nd Floor
 Jeffrey Anderson Gallery, "Cavalo" Portuguese Horse Culture, 3rd floor

I am proud and honored to have won Third Place in the IBA Winter Raptor Fest art show at Crandall Library. The painting, "Up Close...It's personal" is among the many on view in this exhibit for the month of September. In addition they have asked to use this artwork for their annual Winter Raptor Fest poster.
To learn more about this organization and to help their cause in protecting endangered here:

"Up Close...It's Personal"  Pastel on paper

Dog Days of Summer at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake
Once again I was invited to demonstrate at this event. What fun it was as we saw all kinds of dogs and their owners. I learned a lot about rescue dogs and therapy dogs....It's true, how people look like their dogs: ) Also, the new mixed breeds are "Cool" Re:Labradoodle : )    Click here for Museum information:                                                        Dog Days of Summer at The Adirondack Museum



....On going here at the Gallery.....

NEW Arrivals!!
Oil Paintings by Ann Larsen

"Axe Factory"

"Aspen Grove"

 ...Acrylic Paintings by Dan Zollinger...
Spring Abstract No. 2

Spring Abstract No. 1

Sculpture by Pam Barker

"Abiding Love" Fountain
....Adirondack Gallery....
Rustic Furniture by Morris Kopels
 Functional Bird Feeders, crates, shelves and Prime Wood Products

Bowls to use and display by Fawn Ridge Pottery and
an ADK Life Magazine 1st place 2008 award winning photograph by Gary Larsen

Large Rustic Buffet by Morris Kopels and Handcolored etchings by Bill Reynolds
Fabulous Adirondack Pottery by David Coleman of Fawn Ridge Pottery
 and so much more.......

The Guild of Adirondack Artists continues it's Gallery with paintings by Pat McEvoy, Connie Dodge, David Francis PSA, Nancy Powhida, Virginia McNiece, Joann Johnson,
Pam Barker and Stu Eichel.

*Featured here...... Pat McEvoy (left)        Stu Eichel (right)

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