A special tribute to the works of Morris Berman.
James lives in east stroudsburg and has been photographing for twenty years. i like to print a lot of my work on canvas to get it the feel of a painting, more of my work can also been seen currently at the Pocono community theatre and at carzwellco.com.
I am always inspired by other artists and am constantly evolving.
Joan was born and lived in the Bangor/Roseto area of Pennsylvania for the first part of her life. After graduating from Kutztown University she moved to Germany and was employed in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. Joan spent most of her teaching career in Germany. She was, at different times, a classroom teacher, an art teacher, and a Guidance Counselor. As an educator Joan emphasized art in many areas of her work with children.
After retiring, Joan and her husband moved to Saylorsburg and she has been spending more time painting and being involved in area Art activities. She belongs to Pocono Mountain Art Council, Pocono Arts Council, Paint Box Club in Nazareth, Pocono Watercolor Associates, and Pocono Mountain Art Group in Brodheadsville. She displays her art work in area businesses and local shows and, to a minor extent, internationally. Joan has won a number of awards for her watercolor, mixed media, and photography art work.
Since retiring, Joan has taken classes with a number of locally well known watercolor artists. She mainly enjoys watercolor painting because she can paint in a variety of ways using the flexible nature of that medium. Joan's art work and photographs reflect various subject matter which is a result of her living in both Europe and the United States. She paints what she likes and, usually, likes what she paints!
Clair Marcus & Jan Ward
Bio Claire Marcus:
CLAIRE MARCUS holds a BA in architecture, and BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. The latest exhibits of her work include Brooklyn Art Library’s 2013 Sketchbook Project Tour, New Arts Program in Kutztown, and Turn the Page artists’ book fair in Norwich, England.
Claire Marcus received a 2013 Lackawanna Arts and Culture grant in support of her book art and collages inspired by industrial history. The series was shown at Steamtown National Historic Site and the Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton. She was awarded first prize for mixed media in the Pocono Arts 2013 members’ exhibit.
Claire has conducted standards-based school and community residencies for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Celtic Cultural Alliance, Elder Hostel, and NEA/Art Works. Her students range from toddlers to senior citizens, including adjudicated and special needs students. Visit Claire at www.ClaireMarcusFineArts.com Claire Marcus received a 2013 Lackawanna Arts and Culture grant in support of her book art and collages inspired by industrial history. This series was shown at Steamtown National Historic Site and the Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton. She was awarded first prize for mixed media in the Pocono Arts 2013 members’ exhibit.
Claire has been a teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts since 1998, conducting standards-based school and community residencies for groups from toddlers to senior citizens, including adjudicated and special needs students.
Bio - Jan Ward:
Clarissa Jan Ward Using brush and palette knife I portray nature in my paintings, conveying the atmosphere and mood of each scene in watercolor or oil paint. Clarissa Jan Ward was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and studied drawing and painting at Bowling Green and Ohio State Universities. She lived in Atlanta for several years, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education at North Georgia College and State University and her Master’s in Art Education at Georgia State University in 2000. Ward was an art teacher for the Fulton County School System in Atlanta for 12 years, and moved to Tannersville, Pennsylvania in 2005. She teaches art in the East Stroudsburg Area School District, and completed a Master of Arts Degree in Painting in 2013 at Marywood University.
Ward’s paintings have been displayed at the Capitol Building in Atlanta, Georgia, and numerous juried exhibits. Her oil painting/collage Birch Forest was awarded the Purchase Price Award in the 2003 Juried Exhibit at the Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts in Atlanta and made part of their permanent collection. She has won several awards including 1st prize for her oil painting Swiftwater Creek in the 2009 Pocono Arts Members Show, 1st prize for watercolors for Let the Earth be Glad in the Pocono Mountain Arts Council 2010 Juried Exhibit, and 3rd prize in the North Fulton Regional Juried Exhibit in Atlanta. Ward has had solo shows at the Pocono Community Theater, Philip Hone Gallery, and Findings Jewelry and Art Gallery, and has been featured in Artscene magazine and The Weekender.
I paint landscapes using oil and watercolor media. My use of color, texture, and the illusion of light reflect the quiet world of nature, where I find myself most at peace. These works evolve from photographs I take while hiking and traveling, and some show the influence of paintings by Rothko and Cezanne.
In recent work, I use marbling techniques in ink, oil, and acrylic media as inspiration for ‘found’ landscapes I create from the shapes and lines that result from the marbling process. While my traditional landscapes are based on scenes I have experienced, these come from within. My interest in marbling was peaked by the works of Roland Flexner, and his use of Japanese floating ink (suminagashi) techniques. My ‘books’ made from small canvases and other new pieces reflect losses in my life, and my husband’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease. They act as an expression of and outlet for my grief.
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please send three photos of your art in jpg format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "ARTSPACE SUBMISSION". The photos should be named "YourName1", YourName2" and "YourName3". Include a short bio about yourself. A representitive from Artspace gallery will contact you within 1 week of receiving the photos. Please read all the information below before submitting any photos.
Artspace Gallery is the Premier Public Fine Art Gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing original fine art to established and emerging collectors. Founded in 1991 by a group of professional artists under the name of ARTSPACE 534 and operated as a co-op, it has since become part of and managed by the Pocono Arts Council.
Mediums include oil, photography, acrylics, watercolor, digital, pottery, batik, 3D and more. It is the oldest juried fine art gallery in the Poconos and raises funds for the exhibiting artists and the Pocono Arts Council.
Gallery representation is offered to talented artists who benefit from showing their work at our centrally located prestigious gallery. Acceptance is granted only to those whose work qualifies, on the basis of an artwork review, carried out by Artspace Gallery. We do not charge a fee for submissions. Only those accepted by our jury to exhibit pay a fee.
Opening Reception - We will organize an opening reception.
Promotional Web Page – We will place your bio and sample images of your art on our website www.artspacegallery.net
Invitations By Email - Invitations to our monthly exhibibition and reception will be sent to all our email contacts.
All artists have a presence in our front windows
A promotional listing of the gallery reception will be placed in our monthly PoconoArts online and hard copy newsletter.
We will coordinate the hanging of your artwork with your input.
Artspace does not require a fee for submissions. The artist only pays a fee for the wall space they choose if they are selected by the jury to exhibit for one month. Wall spaces are on a first come first serve basis. Spaces and their associated fees are shown below.