June 20, 2017 Share

Garden State Watercolor Society Presents ‘Our World through Artists’ Eyes’ at D&R Greenway Johnson Education Center

D&R Greenway Land Trust is hosting the Garden State Watercolor Society’s 48th annual exhibition Our World through Artists’ Eyes at the Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, June 22 – August 21, with an opening reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, June 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. Exhibition-related events:

  • Demonstrations, Princeton Brush Company giveaways, June 26, 1-2 p.m.
  • Artist demonstration with Lisa Budd Wednesday, July 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Plein air painting Wednesday, August 9, 9 a.m.-noon on D&R Greenway grounds, followed by Gallery Walk with Tess Fields and Joanne Amantea 1-2 p.m. 
  • Artist demonstration Monday, August 21, 1:30-3 p.m., with juror Susan Weintraub.

Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 609-924-4646; www.drgreenway.org.

Artwork by 67 artists, from Cape May to Sussex County, was selected for the exhibition by juror Susan Weintraub. Many of the artists are nationally known, such as Lucy and Charles McVicker, Sandy O’Connor and Donna Read.

Juror Susan Weintraub, who has served as juror for regional and national watercolor exhibits, is the recipient of the American Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal of Honor for her painting “End of the Day.” She was featured in the February, 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist for paintings of her Brooklyn neighborhood, Brighton Beach, and the community’s resilience after the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Having served as an art teacher for New York City public schools for 25 years, Weintraub has since studied at the Art Students League where she was an eight-time recipient of the coveted “red dot,” an award given to the best individual work in each class each year. In 2012 the Art Students League purchased one of her paintings for its permanent collection, adding to the work of such notable students as Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe. Other prizes and awards have come from the Salmagundi Club, the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.  

“We are delighted to partner once again with the Garden State Watercolor Society,” says D&R Greenway Land Trust President & CEO Linda Mead. “D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and protect a permanent network of natural lands and open spaces, creating and extending greenways—unbroken chains of preserved land surrounding stream corridors, headwaters, water recharge areas and significant ecosystems. Together, D&R Greenway and GSWS hope to inspire a conservation ethic that results in an increased public commitment to land preservation and stewardship.”

 

“GSWS is grateful to Linda J. Mead, D&R Greenway President and CEO, her wonderful staff and the D&R Greenway Board of Trustees and advisors for their continued interest and support for our organization,” concludes Fields.

The exhibition will be in the Marie Matthews galleries of the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed holidays and special occasions – please call ahead to confirm availability. www.drgreenway.org

“Garden State Watercolor Society wholeheartedly supports D&R Greenway Land Trust’s commitment to conserving our natural world,” says GSWS President Tess Fields. “By purchasing art during this exhibit you will not only help support the arts, you will also support D&R’s worthy mission.

“Artists see the beauty that nature has to offer, experience our harsh urban environments and interact with the world’s many inhabitants,” continues Fields. “From those experiences artists internalize, and then react and create. The resulting art is a meaningful and sometimes profound reflection of our world.”