Eleinne Basa is an award winning landscape artist based in New Jersey. Her paintings are in numerous collections across the country. Awards and shows include: Jurors Top 50 Award, Salon International, 2008; Grumbacher Gold Medallion, Hudson Artists of NJ, 2002; National Easton Plein Air Competition 2006 - 2008; Paint America Top 50 Mini Competition and Traveling Exhibition 2008; 2007, 2008 Salon International Show; 2007 OPA Eastern Regional. Eleinne is a Member of the Oil Painters of America, and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.

               Plein-Air Painter

Alex Mambach I consider myself to be a traditional painter in the sense that things like color, paint, movement weight, brushstrokes, and concept are the tools, and not the subjects of my paintings. I paint different subjects: still life, portraits, figure compositions, nudes, sometimes realistically, and sometimes more abstractly, and the final result; the painting, is what matters.

                   
                    Painter

  Julie Barkin attended the Brooklyn public schools and then received her BA from Brooklyn College and an AA in advertising design from FIT. She has taken numerous classes at the School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Newark Museum, Rahway Arts Guild and JCAS. Her work has been shown locally at juried art shows. She currently creates works using hand-made paper, encaustic and watercolor.

        

         Hand-made paper, encaustic and watercolor

  Gerry Heydt   is known for her atmospheric and boldly brushed landscape paintings of New Jersey coastal and natural areas, as well as for her vivid still life paintings of fruits and flowers. She teaches oil painting at the Visual Art Center of NJ, Summit; her work is sold in galleries in the tri-sate area. Gerry's studio is in Plainfield, NJ.



           Painter/Landscape painter

Deb Leber is a full member of the Pastel Society of America. She studied at the Art Students League in New York. Her award winning paintings have been exhibited nationwide and are in numerous corporate and private collections and have been featured in several publications including American Art magazine, The Best of Pastel, The Best of Drawing by Rockport press.

                 

                                Painter

 Paul Casale a fine artist and illustrator, combines a traditional 19th century approach to painting with contemporary subject matter. A 1983 Pratt Institute graduate, he is a member of the prestigious Society of Illustrators in NYC

                

                          Painter


Janet Hopkins   Being a quilter is both my art and the way I live my life. By combining disparate elements into a magical whole, something resonates deep inside me. Starting from a childhood love of art to a seventh grade sewing class, I pull shapes and color together, adding and subtracting until my composition takes form.

 
                                     Quilter

Theo Tamborlane Works are shown at “Simply Gallery” Cranford, NJ and “Artists at the Mill Gallery,” Lafayette, NJ. She is a member of Pen and Brush in New York, Allied Artists of America, and Contemporary Art Group of NJ. Her Paintings are throughout the US and Holland.


                       Contemporary Painter

 Robert Chavern My work is one of a kind designed formed and then impressed with detailed texts. I fire to stoneware temperatures 2160F. A laminated English translation of the text accompanies each piece. Some texts are abridged because of size limitations.

Stoneware/Ceramics

Stephen D'Amato is a contemporary realist involved with figurative and landscape work. His paintings and drawings reflect a quiet sincerity. His work has been shown in various solo and group exhibitions in NJ and NYC. After studying painting at Syracuse University, he later graduated from Rutgers University. He has since studied painting, drawing and anatomy at the Art Students League of New York. His instructors include Harvey Dinnerstein and Sharon Sprung.


                                          Painter

 Diana Gibson artwork has been recently published in AMERICAN ARTIST magazine and was a finalist in the AMERICAN ARTIST Showcase Your State: New Jersey plein air contest. She has been the recipient of many awards, most notably Best of Show, The Grumbacher Gold Medal as well as other commendable honors. Diana is the founder of the Plein Air Painters of the New Jersey Highlands, is a signature member of the New York Plein Air Painters and is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Ridgewood Art Institute.

                            Landscape Painter

 William Brown continuous independent study of the landscape has taken him throughout North America and Europe. He is currently represented by several galleries in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. He is the co-founder of the Plein Air Painters of the New Jersey Highlands is a life member of the Ridgewood Art Institute, is also on the Board of Directors, and teaches oil painting classes at the Ridgewood Art Institute . Awards received include the Grumbacher Gold Medal and Honorable Mention from Hudson Valley Art Association.



               Landscape Painter

The public will be able to observe the restoration of 4 oil mural paintings from the WPA era, painted by a local artist, Everett S. Ward, for the library of Cranford High School in 1936.

Angelito "Lito" David graduated BS in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. He was later awarded by the Italian government with a painting scholarship in Rome, where he further took up courses in art, books, manuscripts and historical monument restoration. He was part of a team of restorers that saved the flood-damaged masterpieces and books of Florence, Italy, after the “great floods” of the 1960s. In 1967, he was chief restorer of Corcoran Studio in Manhattan. He also worked as a document restorer for the noted conservation author, Carolyn Horton, and for James McDonald Co.'s client, the JP Morgan Library.

Restoration/Lito David

Anita McKenna-Murphy Although I usually paint landscapes, and plein air at that, it is this diminutive, personal, contemplative nature that drives my work. Every time I paint, I have the viewer in mind, knowing that when each work is enjoyed a bridge is being forged between myself, the patron and the scene itself."


                             Painter/Pastels