Monday, September 22, 2014

WILD GINGER opening reception

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening reception of WILD GINGER: RECENT WORK BY FRANCESCA AZZARA & GAIL WINBURY. The event is a big success. Artwork will be on exhibit until September 29. Photos by Ed Lara. 

Artists Francesca Azzara and Gail Winbury

Artist Gail Winbury

Artist Francesca Azzara

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WILD GINGER: Recent Work by Francesca Azzara and Gail Winbury

Gallery U Boutique is pleased to host Wild  Ginger, an exhibition of recent artwork— some being exhibited for the first time—by Westfield, NJ, abstract artists Francesca Azzara and Gail Winbury. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2014, from 6-8 PM. All are welcome. Wild Ginger will be exhibited through September 29, 2014. 

Francesca Azzara has been working in the medium of encaustic paint since 1998 and has had numerous solo exhibitions over the past decade. Francesca has also been the recipient of two HEART grants from the Union County Division of Cultural Affairs and featured “Artist of the Month” on the Discover New Jersey Arts web-site. Her work has been sighted in many publications including the New York Times and the Newark Star Ledger. She is a long standing member of the Contemporary Art Group (CAG) and the National Association of Women Artists (the oldest women’s art organization in the United States.)  Ms. Azzara has been teaching the techniques of encaustic painting for the past 15 years, most recently at the Newark Museum and the
New Jersey Center for Media.  Francesca holds a BFA in studio art from Kean University. Her imagined landscapes, represent an interior universe of the conscience.  She creates visual environments that evoke a visit to a distant memory…one that cannot be fully recalled but can be felt.  

Gail Winbury is a painter who regularly exhibits in solo and juried shows in the tri-state area. Her work is in collections through out the United States and Italy. Gail recently was awarded and completed an International Residency in Painting and Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan. In May of this years she had work in the Ellarslie Museum in Trenton, New Jersey. In the past she studied with internationally-acclaimed artist Dorothy Yung for nearly 15 years, and at SVA in Manhattan. Gail has received several awards including the Curtis Hilliard Memorial Award from the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. Her painting “Sarabande” has been chosen for inclusion in an up-coming book about Bach's Cello Suites. She is on the board of directors of the Contemporary Art Group (CAG)  and a member of the Feminist Art Group at Rutger's University. Ms. Winbury's paintings are influenced by her deep interest in psychology. She is concerned with how terror, speed and technology effect our sense of self and relationships. Using abstraction, she creates a visual record of our humanity; her work is an exploration of deep and primal emotions and connections.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Special exhibit, musical performance and fundraiser for Center for Hope & Palliative Care of Union County

Please join us this Friday, September 12, 2014 from 6-8PM for a very special events and fundraiser for the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Union County. New large scale works by artist Michael Kovacs will be exhibited. The works were made during a time of mourning and awaiting the news from a close friend across the country struggling with cancer. A performance by select members of the Fractal Ensemble will begin at 7:00. This event is free of charge, but donations to the Center for Hope are encouraged. Proceeds for the sale of Kovacs art will benefit the Center as well. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Gallery U in Westfield, NJ, is currently accepting submission for their annual exhibition "Something Wicked This Way Comes: Artwork Celebrating the Gothic & Beautifully Macabre" to be held in October. The exhibition is open to all mediums and styles by both established and emerging artists. Local artists are especially encouraged to submit artwork. Theme must be related to gothic or horror, however, depictions of guns, drugs, alcohol or extreme violence will not be accepted.  Artists may submit up to 5 jpgs to Robert Langdon at Please see our artist submission guidelines for specific instructions by clicking here. Submissions will be accepted through September 15, 2014. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL opening reception this Thursday, August 7

Join us at Gallery U in Westfield. NJ, on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00-8:00 for the opening reception of BACK TO SCHOOL: An Exhibition Celebrating the Talents of New Jersey Art Teachers

Far too often art teachers are so wrapped up in teaching that they neglect to promote their own personal artwork. Gallery U is pleased to host a special exhibition of works by art teachers, in both public and private practice, throughout New Jersey. Various mediums and styles are represented in BACK TO SCHOOL. Participating artists include Margaret Anderson, Cathleen McCoy Bristol, Joy Ann Cabanos, Virginia Carroll, Tracy dittos  Kathleen Heron, Robin Malik, Charlann Meluso, David Nicolato, Nancy Ori, Barri Rifkin, Brad Terhune, Marianne Trent, and Rosalia Tignini Verdun. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00-8:00. All are welcome. Artwork will be exhibited through September 8, 2014. 

Jo Ann Cabanos, "Repose"

Charlann Meluso, "Heartfelt"

Brad Terhune, "Precausal Reasoning"

Robin Malik, "Fence and Sand"

Friday, June 27, 2014

styled by Takenya

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 26 Poetry U event has been cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the Poetry U event scheduled for June 26 has been cancelled. We will resume the Poetry U series on July 24. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.