Saturday, December 7, 2013

"Faraway Places" at Newman Saunders Gallery

House on the Cliff   16 x 12  o/c  2010 NBMiller
Faraway Places
group show featuring the travel paintings of Valerie Whipple Craig, Elaine Moynihan Lisle, Nancy Bea Miller and Joseph Sweeney

12/8/13 thru 1/4/14
Opening Reception Sunday Dec 8, 4-7 pm
Newman Saunders Gallery
120 Bloomingdale Ave, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

Friday, September 6, 2013

Two new magazine articles..part 2

I have two articles in the current issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine! By chance, they are running back to back. The first is an exhibition preview which you can find in the previous post, and the second is a comprehensive guide to Philadelphia as an art destination.  Philadelphia: Art Mecca of the Mid-Atlantic Pages 103-107, Fine Art Connoisseur, October 2013.

Philadelphia is the U.S.A's eighth largest city and it is also well-known for its vibrant art scene, so this was a huge undertaking, but it was also a lot of fun doing the research. Many thanks to everyone who responded to my public and private cries for help requests for suggestions! I could not have done it without you. Many people responded to my Facebook queries and emails asking for information, and I am grateful to everyone. In particular I want to thank Margaret Hughes, Cara Schneider, Martha Kent Martin and Dr. Kevin Richards whose timely suggestions were immensely helpful.

NOTE: People's screen sizes and browser capabilities vary, so to read the pages it may be necessary to drag them to your desktop and then open them in Photoshop or Preview. Of course, the best way to read the article and see the full glory of the six spectacular color reproductions is to buy a copy of the magazine!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two new magazine articles..part 1

I have two articles in the current issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine! By chance, they are running back to back. The first is an exhibition preview of a show that's about to open soon, Women Painting Women: (R)evolution.   Pages 98-102, Fine Art Connoisseur, October 2013.

People's screen sizes and browser capabilities vary, so to read the pages it may be necessary to drag them to your desktop and then open them in Photoshop or Preview. Of course, the best way to read the review and see the full glory of the twelve glorious color reproductions is to buy a copy of the magazine! I also suggest heading to Principle Gallery to see the show, which looks pretty amazing! Here's the information:

WPW: (R)evolution
September 20th- October 18th, 2013
Opening Reception: 6:30 pm- 9pm, September 20th, 2013

208 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Last Picture Show

In front of my three paintings in this last Artists' House exhibition, July 2013

This month brings the final exhibition at Artists' House Gallery. The directors, Lorraine and Marv Riesenbach are retiring after twenty-two wonderful and successful years. I have been with this fine gallery since it began, a stroke of luck for which I am immensely grateful.  How did it come about? It was my good fortune to meet Lorraine when we were both studying in the certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lorraine is one of the most wonderful people anyone could ever happen to meet, and we became good friends. When I got married a few months after graduation Lorraine supported me through the ceremony as one of my bridesmaids. Within the year,  she and Marv started Artists' House Gallery and I was honored to be part of the original Artists' House gang.  I know how lucky I was, and I still feel honored today...nobody could ask for a better gallery than Artists' House or a better friend than Lorraine Riesenbach. Thank you Artists' House folks, Lorraine, Marv, Leigh and Rita, a million times over for all that this wonderful gallery has done for me personally and also, more importantly, for the arts community at large! ~♡♡♡~

July 5 to August 25
Reception: July 7, 1-4 pm.

Artists' House57 North Second Street  Philadelphia, PA 19106  (215) 923-8440    Wed - Sun 12-5 PM or by appointment 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Latest Article: Susan Hagen

My latest article for Fine Art Connoisseur magazine just came out! It's a four page spread on Philadelphia wood carver Susan Hagen.  Click on the individual photos, then drag to your desktop to bring them up to readable size (or just go out and buy the issue!) 


I have been following Susan's career with great interest ever since we met about a dozen years ago. We had both been selected as participants in a program generously sponsored by the Main Line Art Center to assist local emerging artists in their career trajectory by connecting them with a nationally-known art critic, and I guess, also each other. It was an intriguing concept.  It was a selective program and I was honored to be chosen, and did very much enjoy talking at length with the art critic, Gerrit Henry, but unfortunately he died unexpectedly about six months after this endeavor, which was extremely sad and also pretty much stymied what was probably one of the art center's main goals for the project. But it was indeed beneficial to meet a bunch of other artists at a similar stage in their careers and see their work.  Susan's aesthetic spoke to me very strongly, so it's been a real pleasure to have this opportunity to interview her and examine her work more in depth.

Susan's show at The Center for Art in Wood  entitled "Social Studies" runs through July 20. Go take a look!

Friday, April 5, 2013


I'm honored to be included in a group of twenty artists in the Year of the Woman exhibit opening tonight at Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia. I have three new pieces in the show:

Painting Girl 
Young Painter
Hijab Me

 ...and also a piece from a few years back borrowed back for the show from the collectors who bought it (that's a first for me!)

Hazel and Katie

paintings and sculpture of women by women

April 3 to 28, 2013 
First Friday: April 5, 5 to 8:30 PM
Sunday Reception: April 7, 1 to 4 PM

Artists' House Gallery  
57 N. Second Street  
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-8440 

Gallery hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, 
or by appointment.

Click here to read a great review of the Year of the Woman show in Fine Art Today!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Purr of Approval...

Sunny the Art Critic Approves of "Painting Girl"

I'm in my usual last minute mode of getting paintings ready to deliver to a show which opens next weekend. I took a piece outside to spray varnish, when I went out to bring it back in I found my cat sitting by it and purring lovingly...thanks dear little Sunny! Sometimes it's nice to get even just one purr of approval...

(Of course, maybe he was just getting high off the varnish fumes...LOL!)

Year of the Woman
April 3 to April 28, 2013
First Friday Reception: April 5,  5-8:30 pm
Artists' Reception: Sunday April 7,  1-4 pm

Artists' House Gallery
57 North Second Street Philadelphia PA 19106
Wed-Sun 12-5 pm or by appointment