Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scholarship Tea at Inn of the Hawke

This year our recipients where treated to a lovely tea on the patio at The Inn of the Hawke.
Attending were; Emily Marley and her mother Nora, Emma Warwinsky and Adam Warwinsky and their parents. Also attending were Sponsors from N.T. Callaway Real Estate, Holly Havens and from the Bank of Princeton, Wilson Weed and Mike Johnson. Mayor Dave DelVecchio also attended as well as Carol Cruikshanks, Judy Henn, Ellen Pineno, Christyl Cusworth and Kevin Griffin.

Thanks to the people at the Hawke. A very nice spread!

Photo, L-R: Mayor DelVecchio, Holly Havens, Emma Warwinsky, Adam Warwinsky, Emily Marley, Mike Johnson and Wilson Weed.

Scholarships Awarded

Here it is. The list of recipients of this year's scholarship award money from the proceeds of the 2011 shadfest poster auction. A total of $30,000. was distributed. Good luck in your creative pursuits students and hope to see you again next year.

Adam Warwinsky, SHRHS (South Hunterdon Regional High School)
Marymount Manhattan College, Performing Arts

Brandon Bacorn, SHRHS
Ithaca College, Performing Arts

Brittney Shurts, SHRHS
College of NJ, Art Education

Dylan Hurwitz, NHSHS (New Hope-Solebury High School)
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Art/Music

Emily Marley, SHRHS
Moravian College, Education

Emma Warwinsky, SHRHS
Full Sail University, Performing Arts/TV Comm.

Gabriel Stephens, SHRHS
West Chester University, Music Education

Mallory Rotatori, SHRHS
Raritan Valley Community College, Art Education

Shana Dowd, SHRHS
Raritan Valley Community College, Fine Art

Skylar Hurwitz, NHSHS
Berklee College of Music, Music

William Tinsman, NHSHS
Alfred University, Fine Art

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thanks Everyone!

Thanks to all who came out to appreciate and win art posters. We had outstanding entries this year. Big names and little names...all equally important and valuable to the art scholarship fund.

If you are an artist who attended and would like to be included in next year's poster auction event, send your info to the Lambertville Area Chamber of Commerce Office or write to,  and ask to be informed when next year's posters are available. (Usually in January).

A big thanks to artists who contributed.


Award Winners this Year are:

Best in Show Award $500 Luiz Vilela
1st Place Award $500 Anne Kullaf
2nd Place Award $400 John Schmidtberger
3rd Place Award $300 Graham Preston
Shad Humor Award $250 John Costanzo
All about the 'Shad' Award $250 Christyl Cusworth
Outstanding Skill/Technique Award $250 Pat dipaula Klein
Best Original Painting (any Medium) $250 Tom Chesar

Thanks to our Volunteers:

Judy Henn

Jann Kniskern
Carol Cruikshanks
Tracey Costanzo
John Costanzo
Mary Lasko
Melanie McManus
Mark Kimble

Melanie Tinsman
Renee Kiriluk-Hill
Wendy Warren
Marcia Taylor

Amy Coss
Craig Rura

Our Auctioneers: Tom Martin and Chris Wise

River Signs LLC    

Cookies for the preview donated by DeAnna's Restaurant/Bar
Plants and Flowers provided by Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pat Martin of the Robert Beck Academy. Fantastic!

Artist: Pat Martin, Just Passing Through, Oil on board.

My paintings and drawings are about the process of creation and its endless possibilities. I try to merge or partner with a variety of materials and techniques to create my own visual language.

Born and educated in California, Pat Martin moved with her family to the New Hope area in the late 1960s. Since 1977, she has had many solo exhibitions and has participated in more than sixty group exhibitions, including the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Newark Museum, Ellerslie and the Noyes Museum.

Pat is a well loved local artist and is currently an instructor with the Robert Beck Academy here in Lambertville.  Thanks Pat! Look for her on the Buck's County Elephant's Eye Studio Tour in mid May.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Suzanne Douglass. It's arrived.

Famed Lambertville artist, friend, and good neighbor, Suzanne Douglass, has come through for the scholarship fund once again with perhaps one of her best works. Oil on board, 18 x 28" size.

Entitled: Woman. Thank you Suzanne. We love you.

Photo of Suzanne Douglass at work on her poster art, on her Lambertville garden patio (today).

A native of McDonald, Pennsylvania, Suzanne Douglass loved to draw as a child. Educated at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, she also studied with Frank Schoonover and Frank Delle Donne, both of the N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle school. Later, she studied with portrait painter, Margaret Yard Tyler at her school in Montclair, New Jersey and had an early, successful career as a commissioned portrait painter.

Suzanne Douglass
on artspan.

Artfull Eye Donates Vintage Print of New Hope.

Michael McClintock of Artfull Eye Fine Art and Antiques, and Frame Shop has donated another vintage collectible art piece to this year's auction. (Couldn't fit it on a poster blank so we'll auction it alone).

Artist: Robert Bruce Moyer (1913-1969) was a painter and printmaker in New Hope, PA.
This is a hand-colored print, looking toward the Delaware at the old Martine's building and Farley's book shop c. 1930's. Beautifully graphic in excellent condition. Image area 9 x 12".

Thanks Michael! We appreciate your continued support.

Carol Sanzalone.

Artist: Carol Sanzalone. "Lambertville Spring Color", 18 x 28", Acrylic and matted.

Carol is a member of the Artists' Gallery here in Lambertville and has been contributing poster art since the event began in the 1980's. She has exhibited and taught art throughout the Delaware Valley. A former art teacher at South Hunterdon Regional High School, she has also taught at Douglass College and Tyler School of Art.

Thanks Carol for another fine piece!