Thursday, January 29, 2015

Be My Valentine

Two new Valentines made by our clients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as part of Universal Institute's rehabilitation programs. Pick one up for the person you love this Valentine's Day. These and other unique designs are available while supplies last at Gallery U in Westfield. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Call for Art from Union, Essex and Somerset County High School Students

GALLERY U in Westfield, NJ, is celebrating the creativity of local high school students in March 2015. We are seeking artwork by Union, Essex & Somerset County, NJ, high school students to be included in the exhibit STUDENT LIFE

All mediums, sizes, styles and formats will be considered. Submission guidelines are available by clicking on the Student Life page link to your right. There is no fee to participate. Submission accepted December 2, 2014 -  February 9, 2015.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gallery U Boutique
Universal Institute Rehab

Will be closed due to the weather
 Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stay safe and warm!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


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 (Bayonne), 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:

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


January 19th 2015

Delayed Opening

10 A.M.

Universal Institute Rehab 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015


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
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