GALLERY U BOUTIQUE

GALLERY U BOUTIQUE
439 SOUTH AVE WEST, WESTFIELD NJ

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

GALLERY U BOUTIQUE HOSTS FIRST OF TWO
 EXHIBITIONS OF WORKS BY NEW JERSEY PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM

Gallery U Boutique in Westfield is proud to host the first of two exhibitions of work by members of the New Jersey Photography Forum. This first exhibition will highlight abstract photography. 

The New Jersey Photography Forum, started in 1995, is a group of professional fine art photography artists. The Forum provides exhibition opportunities and a chance for members to gather and talk about their work. The Forum has grown over the years to become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in New Jersey. 

Participating photographers include Thomas Hart (Hackensack), Parvathi Kumar (Bridgewater), Neil Larsen (old Bridge), Lane Lewis (Gladstone), Charlann Meluso (Berkeley Heights), Charles Miller (Ringoes), Kathleen Nademus (Fords), Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights), Lisa Redburn (Montclair), Phyllis Raffelson (Cliffside Park), Ken Roberts (Union), Tom Stillman (South Plainfield), and Heidi Sussman (West Orange).  An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 6-8 PM. All are welcome. The exhibition will be on display until March 2, 2015. 

Since their opening in September 2013, Gallery U Boutique has quickly positioned itself as an arts resource for the Westfield and surrounding communities by holding monthly art exhibits that focus on the talents of local artists, as well as showcasing original unique merchandise created by local artisans.

Additional information about New Jersey Photography Forum: http://www.njphotoforum.com


"Drifting" 
Lane Lewis
copyright Lane Lewis. 
Image may not be used without the permission of Lane Lewis


"Not All Blue" 
Lisa Redburn
copyright Lisa Redburn. 
Image may not be used without the permission of Lisa Redburn


"Ice Dancer"
Tom Stillman
copyright Tom Stillman. 
Image may not be used without the permission of Tom Stillman


"Emergence Of Endearment" 
Charlann Meluso
copyright Charlann Meluso. 
Image may not be used without the permission of Charlann Meluso




Sunday, January 18, 2015

Monday

January 19th 2015

Delayed Opening

10 A.M.

Universal Institute Rehab 

 
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CONTEMPORARY ART GROUP (CAG) exhibition

Gallery U is beginning 2015 with a  special exhibition of artwork by members of the Contemporary Art Group (CAG). Begun as a special interest group within the Westfield Art Association, the Contemporary Art Group re-defined “contemporary” to mean “alive and currently producing art.” The CAG is a collegial organization of working artists who meet on a regular basis to advance their art interests. They are a supportive group where there is mutual respect among members, where members share ideas, provide information about exhibit opportunities, and describe their own artistic development.

This exhibition includes 14 pieces of art of various mediums and styles and will be on display through February 2, 2015. 





Mel Holston
"Woman"
Pen & Ink
12" x 31"
image copyright Mel Holston


Avi Kiriakatis
"Pitcher, Book and Icon"
Oil on Canvas
17" x 13.5"
image copyright Avi Kiriakatis


Rosalia Tignini Verdun
"A Winter Day"
Acrylic on Canvas
11.5" x 15.5"
copyright Rosalia Tignini Verdun


Cynthia Walling
"Farm Stand"
Oil on Canvas
30" x 36"
copyright Cynthia Walling


Lane B. Lewis
"Winter's Finest Crystal"
Archival Digital print
13.5" x 20"
copyright Lane B. Lewis

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Start 2015 off by supporting local art!

Start 2015 off by supporting local art. Come see the exhibit "Primar(il)y Red: Artwork Celebrating the Color Red" which includes 23 local artists of various mediums and styles. This show will be exhibited through Monday, January 5. We also carry a wide selection of art prints, glasswork, pottery, purses, hats, pens, jewelry and other items by local artisans. Gallery U Boutique is the only place in Union County where you can find these unique items!



Primar(il)y Red: Artwork Celebrating the Color Red
on exhibit through january 5, 2015



"Music Staff" 
Neal Acito, Westfield, NJ
Reproduction print of watercolor and Sharpie original
image copyright Neal Acito


"Rainbow Trout"
Linnea W. Rhodes, Westfield 
Reproduction print of watercolor and pen original. 
Image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes


""Montalcino View #2""
Linnea W. Rhodes, Westfield 
Limited edition print of watercolor and pen original. 
Image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes


Donna Slevin & Ellen Oliveri of Verre Couture
Westfield, NJ



David Kother's Woodturning Garage
Scotch Plains, NJ



Marion Schwartz Millenary
Westfield, NJ


Purse and Pouch
Fanwood, NJ

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Available at Gallery U: Photographs of Venice by Nancy Ori

Are you, or someone you know, a lover of all things Venetian? We have the gift for this holiday season. 6 different original scenes of Venice's breathtaking canals by Berkeley Heights photographer Nancy Ori. Each image is matted to 8" x 10" and ready to frame. Pick one up while supplies last. Images copyright Nancy Ori. Images may not be used in any manner without the permission of the artist. 


"Morning Ride"
Image copyright Nancy Ori 
Image may not be used in any manner without the permission of the artist


"Venice From the Bridge"
Image copyright Nancy Ori 
Image may not be used in any manner without the permission of the artist



"Venice at Sunrise"
Image copyright Nancy Ori 
Image may not be used in any manner without the permission of the artist


"Trio"
Image copyright Nancy Ori 
Image may not be used in any manner without the permission of the artist


ABOUT NANCY ORI

The images were made in Venice while Ori was preparing to teach a workshop there.  In general, her style is straight forward and documentary while working with strong compositions of landscape and architecture. She is considered to be a representational artist with an emphasis on capturing light and its effects on the mood and atmosphere of a particular place and time.

 “I was inspired by the soft light revealing the textures and activities around me.   I strive to work with how the light is constantly changing. Positive and negative space and the simplicity of each statement is important in my black and white images,” said Ori.
Since 1970, Nancy Ori has traveled throughout the world working on various photographic and video projects which has given her the opportunity to explore many popular and cherished places with her cameras.  In 1980 and 1982, she was fortunate to study with Ansel Adams in Yosemite and then began teaching at his workshop for eight seasons.

She is respected for over three decades as a corporate photographer and video producer for New Jersey Media Center LLC in Berkeley Heights, NJ.  She enjoys teaching photography workshops in the US and Europe as well as tutoring privately throughout the year.  She is presently on the faculty of several museums in New Jersey.  In 1990, she established the New Jersey Heritage Workshop Series, which she holds annually in Cape May for photographers and other artists.  Ori’s work has been widely published and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah! We are carrying a nice selection of seasonal items created by our clients at Universal Institute, a rehab center for adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Stop in an pick up a decorative menorah, original design blank greeting cards, and other items.





NOW AVAILABLE: Reproduction prints of iconic Westfield, Cranford and Summit locations by artist Linnea W. Rhodes

We are now carrying prints by Westfield artist Linnea Rhodes. They are of various iconic Westfield, Cranford and Summit scenes. Each reproduction is from a watercolor, pen and ink original piece of art, doubled matted to 8" x 10" and ready to frame. These are limited edition prints and each is numbered. They make a wonderful gift for the Westfield resident in your life. Available while supplies last. Images copyright Linnea W. Rhodes. Images may not be used without the permission of the artist.



"Arcanum Hall - Winter"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes

"Early Morning Snow - Quimby and Elm"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes

"Quimby and Elm"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes

"Bandstand - Westfield"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes

"Broad and Elm II"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes

"Cranford Canoe Club"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes

"Summit Diner"
image copyright Linnea W. Rhodes