"It has been quite a while since I have done an art show or any major display of my work, the reason being that I have fallen in love: with libraries! I am currently a full-time graduate student with Drexel University's iSchool of Information Science and Technology. While at first, when I began my graduate program, I was afraid that I would not be able to paint at all, I have found instead that my drive to become a fully-fledged librarian has lent a great deal of extra fluidity to my work. I now see my work as being a release, a chance to relax and step away form the stress of schoolwork. I absolutely adore working with watercolors and creating new, short narratives with the illustrations I am currently creating. They are meant to be peaceful, contemplative, and indicative of nothing beyond the simple joy of putting a brush to paper. In short, I'm having fun; learning new watercolor techniques and creating different textures with a medium that has a mind of its own. I have found a new balance, one that is all about the structure and order of library life on one side, and the chaotic openness of artistic creativity on the other. I fully believe in the importance of libraries and the role they play in society, and I believe this passion has enhanced, and will continue to enhance, the freedom of visual expression that I have found in working in watercolor, and that is wonderful to me." - Rebecca Lesny
Brath and Hughes Fine Art Gallery is located in an 1800s era Bank. The Mini exhibit will be displayed in our wonderful bank vault. The exhibit will be visited by hundreds of people through the Holiday Season. Intake is the first 2 weeks of November. Deadline for entries is Saturday November 16th at 3pm. Actual artwork must be under 25 square inches (4x6, 5x5, 2x3, 3x5, 4x5 etc.). The length x width must be equal to or less than 25. This means if your work is 5x7 it is too large and will be rejected. Framing/Matting can only be 2" thick. ATCs must be framed. Frameless canvas must have painted sides. Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces. This is open to all artists even if you are not currently represented by Brath and Hughes. Artwork must be approved by exhibit curators. No fee to enter. Originals only. No photography. Three dimensional work accepted. All work must be for sale. Regular gallery commission applies. The show will hang from mid November through the end of January 2014. Email or call the gallery with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org 717-691-1333
1x1" Original Landscape by Mary Beth Brath
Examples of Mini Artwork from the "2012 Mini Treasures In The Vault' exhibit
Glossary of: Artistic
Elements, Principles, Mediums, and Statements.
Curators: Mary Beth
Brath and Fritz (Steven) Weiss
to present exciting exhibition opportunities to emerging artists at different
venues, this exhibition is a composite view from Mary Beth Brath and Fritz on
the vast creativity, execution, process and significant definitions
of artistic expression by these artists.
Gallery on The Pier in Redhook, Brooklyn is an expansive space of over 15,000 square
feet composed of multiple size rooms, ideally suited to show work of all sizes
from many artists.
The premise of our
is made possible by utilizing the basic elements of art: texture, space, shape,
color, tone, value and line.
with composition as utilization of the basic elements of art and principles of
design enabling the execution of the artistic process. The process continues
and begins to clarify, clearly defining artistic expression.
Benigni-Landis, Linda Billet, Mary
Beth Brath, Mark Brockman, Richard Capuozzo, Willie Chu, Joyce
Coletti, Robin George, Thom Glace, Christine Goldbeck, Brownyn
Hughes, Stephen Joyce, Marilyn Kiss, Joan Lenker, Sue Marrazzo, Annette Martin,
Ken Martin, Paul Nueckel, Sage Reynolds, Virginia Ross, Larry Scaturro,
Suprina, Joan Velazquez, Suzanne Villella, Fritz
through October 20th
Opening Reception: Saturday September 21st
from 1-6 P.M.
Reception(for The Trade & Public):
Thurs October 10th
from 4-7 P.M.
Special Meet & Greet The Artists
Reception: Sat. Oct
12th from 1-6 P.M.
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 P.M.
Pier Gallery on the waterfront in Redhook, Brooklyn 499
Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
show is produced by Brath and Hughes Fine Arts,LLC with support from Creative
Photographers Guild and Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition.