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10/9/2014 - The Movebale Feast - Paintings and prints by Helen Frank
Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings and prints by Helen Frank exploring food as subject and metaphor, in an exhibit opening Thursday, October 9th from 5- 8p.m. The show features memorable meals and the dishes, tables, and dining rooms they are presented in as well as the chefs and waiters who prepare them, even the markets where the food comes from. The gallery is open to the public and the exhibit will continue through November 26th. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com
Helen Frank is an American artist who resides in northern New Jersey. Frank’s educational experiences include Yale, Cooper Union, the New York School for Social Research, and the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University. She has studied with George Grosz, Abraham Rattner, and Seymour Lipton. She has been making art and attracting collectors over four decades. Through her signature expressive lines and brilliant uses of color, Frank pays homage to life and its day-to-day activities. By drawing on the preparation and presentation of a meal, from simple to complex, she shows us the marvelous in the everyday, which many of us are too busy or too preoccupied to appreciate. Rather than capturing a fleeting moment in time, her vision conveys the connections between people, places and feelings associated with food, and will endure as records of our culture and existence.


3/22/2003 - Jonathan Singer Photographs on Metal Botanica Magnifica
Westwood- An opening reception and book signing will be held at the Westwood Gallery, 10 Westwood Avenue, Westwood, N.J. Saturday, March 22nd. from 4- 7 p.m. The exhibit features exquisite floral images printed by dye sublimation into aluminum, a new process that results in exceptional clarity, depth of color and longevity. The artist will be present to sign copies of his new release by Abbeville Press of Spirit Stones, The Ancient Art of Scholar Rocks as well as Botanica Magnifica and Fine Bonsai-Art and Nature. The exhibition continues through May 4th, 2014.
First published in 2009, Botanica Magnifica, photographs of 250 of the world’s rarest and most beautiful plants, was bound in a five volume, double elephant folio and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Sixteen of these images are presented as large format prints on aluminum for the first time ever. The images reveal the detail captured with a Hasselblad H2D-39 in the exact color variations of nature. Using state of the art technology, these photographs do not require glass or traditional framing. The image is layered in the substrata of the panel and is protected by the exterior layer. The resulting image is archival, scratch resistant and cleanable with a micro fiber cloth. To achieve the highest color rendition, an opaque white base forms the bottom layer. When printed directly on the clear metal, the images reflect light from the brushed aluminum through the dyes to give an almost light box effect.
The exhibit also features images by Alan Blazer, photographer and owner of Blazing Editions, producing these stunning prints. He will be present to discuss his work and the process involved.
Westwood Gallery is located in Westwood, Bergen County, New Jersey, and 20 min. from the George Washington or Tappan Zee Bridges. Hours are 10-5 Monday through Saturday and 10 - 8p.m. on Thursday. For directions or more information call 201 666 1800 or visit westwoodartgallery.com.

1/26/2004 - Artist Framers Curators
Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings and unique hand crafted frames in an exhibit opening Sunday afternoon, January 26th from 1 to 4 PM. The show examines the collaboration between artist, framer and curator which results in a professional gallery exhibit. The gallery is open to the public and the exhibit will continue through February. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com
 
The focus of the show is the work of Gary Heise, Claire Liebowitz and Michael Fitzsimmons, artists, designers, and framers at the gallery, who bring their love of art and years of experience to work every day.
Their paintings have been selected and hung by guest curator Helen Frank whose work is in many museums and private collections.
Gary Heise holds a BFA from Rhode Island school of Design and is represented by several galleries and regularly shows in alumni exhibits and sales. Claire Liebowitz holds a BFA from The College of Architecture at Cornell University, with additional studies at the Art Students League in New York. She has exhibited at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton and has been a frame designer for over 40 years.  Michael Fitzsimmons studied at The New York Studio School and is the owner of Westwood Gallery.
 
Whether framing an original Andy Warhol drawing, a medal of honor, or a child's first creation, they all have in common the basic needs of preservation and aesthetic presentation. The most important first step is the identification of the work to be framed. Each piece is unique and the designers take the time to explain the techniques used to create the piece as well as the recommended methods of framing. The next step is the creative process involving the client and the intended location for the framed art and a conversation about styles, tastes and color helps determine the direction of the design. Through the use of samples and computer visualizations the client can see the art work framed and installed before the order is actually placed allowing for any revisions in size or budget. With over thirty years of experience, each of the designers has the knowledge to inform and guide the client through even the most technically challenging project. The result is framing of the highest standard in both design and craftsmanship as all of the work is done in house using the finest resources in the country. It is that combination of talent, education and experience that sets Westwood Gallery apart from any other framer or gallery.
 
 To prepare for this exhibit, the gallery has assembled frames from different periods and styles as well individual carvers and gilders in a unique display of the art of framing along with examples of the processes involved to create them. The opening will feature a rare demonstration and discussion of frame finishing exclusive to the gallery.


2/20/2004 - WWRSD has HeART

Westwood Gallery and Westwood Regional School District’s Art Department are proud to announce “WWRSD has heART,” a student art exhibit about the meaning of having heart.  Students were encouraged to reflect on the topic and create an original work of art in response.  About one hundred images were submitted by students in grades 1 through 12.  A committee of administrators and art educators selected 14 winning images. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 20th, from 6PM – 8 PM and the artists will be signing their prints. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit will continue through March1st.

 8” x 10” prints of the artwork are being sold to raise money for Shelter our Sisters.    They can be purchased for $5 at the Westwood Gallery or from Pamela Duffus
pamela.duffus@wwrsd.org.  100% of the profits will be donated to this worthy cause. 

 

The prints make an excellent gift!  Please support these students in using their talents to make a difference for our community.

For more information visit www.westwoodartgallery.com or call 201 666 1800


Helen Frank Opening Sunday October 20th

 Helen Frank - New York and France will feature paintings and prints from Provence and the south of France as well as iconic views of New York. Please join us as we celebrate the artist and her work, Sunday, October 20th from 1-5 P.M. at the gallery. The exhibit continues to December 31st, 2013.



11/24/2012 - The Last Ride - Our Carnival Life on the Jersey Shore
Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings and prints by Helen Frank in an exhibit opening Saturday, November 24th from 10– 5 PM. The show features scenes from the Jersey Shore. A percentage of all sales will be donated to Hurricane relief by the artist and the gallery. The gallery is open to the public and the exhibit will continue through December 29th. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com Helen Frank is the artist-laureate of New Jersey. Having drawn and painted the pier at Seaside Heights and life at the Jersey Shore throughout her career, she watched in disbelief as Sandy wreaked devastation on the homes, boardwalks, and the lives of countless families. Inspired by the images of the Jet Star roller coaster and the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen, new work emerged encompassing “our carnival life on the water” referencing the lyrics from 4th of July, Asbury Park, - subtitled “Sandy” with unintended irony. The skeletal image of the crumpled rollercoaster driven into the ocean is in stark contrast to the idyllic scenes of cousins frolicking in the surf, children napping under an umbrella, and the lovers on the beach that Helen Frank is known for and may not be seen again for a long time. Perhaps the most important asset of any artist is honesty, the ability to see the world truthfully. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Helen Frank has made art from the adversity of cancer, homelessness, and the gulf oil spill. It is by making tangible the emotions we all share that the artist leaves a record of our existence.

4/19/2012 - Vintage Posters
An exhibit and sale of original vintage advertising posters from 1890 through 1990 will be on view for three days only at Westwood Gallery, 10 Westwood Avenue, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20th thru 22nd, 2012. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Fri. & Sat. and 1-4 Sunday. There will be a special opening reception to celebrate Go Westwood to benefit St. Jude’s North Jersey Chapter Thursday April 19th from 3 - 9 p.m. Call 201 666 -1800 or visit www.westwoodartgallery.com for more information. Advertising posters have been collected and valued as art since the advent of color lithography. The "father of the poster" Jules Cheret, studied in England before revolutionizing advertising in Paris with his skillful use four colors looking more like twenty. His graceful women sold everything from bicycles to kerosene and continue to beguile us today. The art form gained new strength from movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Expressionism, even mid century modern and Pop art, and artists such as Mucha, Broders, Cappiello and Warhol. The exhibit and sale features over 150 posters ranging in size and price from 7" x 9" to 47” x 63” and from $150 to $15,000. Framing, shipping, delivery and hanging will be available.

Helen Frank Opening - Sunday, October 20th, 2013
New York - France

Paintings and Prints
by
Helen Frank

Westwood- Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings and prints by Helen Frank in an exhibit opening Sunday, October 20th from 1 to 5 PM. The show features scenes from Provence and the south of France as well as iconic New York. The gallery is open to the public and the exhibit will continue through December 31st. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com

WWRSD has HeART - Februeray 20th,2014
Westwood Gallery and Westwood Regional School District’s Art Department are proud to announce “WWRSD has heART,” a student art exhibit about the meaning of having heart. Students were encouraged to reflect on the topic and create an original work of art in response. About one hundred images were submitted by students in grades 1 through 12. A committee of administrators and art educators selected 14 winning images. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 20th, from 6PM – 8 PM and the artists will be signing their prints. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit will continue through March1st.
8” x 10” prints of the artwork are being sold to raise money for Shelter our Sisters. They can be purchased for $5 at the Westwood Gallery or from Pamela Duffus pamela.duffus@wwrsd.org. 100% of the profits will be donated to this worthy cause.

The prints make an excellent gift! Please support these students in using their talents to make a difference for our community.

For more information visit www.westwoodartgallery.com or call 201 666 1800

Helen Frank - The Road to Dublin - October 23rd - December 31,2011
Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings and prints by Helen Frank in an exhibit opening Sunday, October 23rd from 1 – 5 PM. The show features scenes from Ireland and other travels and includes poetry and prose written by her daughter Holly and her granddaughter, Ruby. The gallery is open to the public and the exhibit will continue through December 30th. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com

Helen Frank is a master of the narrative gesture. Her work recreates the specifics of time, place and subject with the essential line or brushstroke. Besides being a keen observer, she also tells the story of what captured her attention to begin with. It is in the exact and honest details of her observations that she portrays the universal truths of the human existence. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress as well as many other museums.

Holly and Ruby Ray Scalera are the second and third generations of this talented artist well known playwright and lyricist, Sid Frank. They have contributed poetry and prose to this multi media show and just published book, The Road to Dublin. This inspirational family makes art, music and writing part of the fabric of their travels though life.


Dream of America - August 25, 2011

The Dream of America
Photographs by
Melchior DiGiacomo

Westwood- Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original photographs in an exhibit opening Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 1 – 5 PM. The show features black and white prints from America in the 1980’s. The gallery is free and open to the public and the exhibit will continue through September 24th. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com


Diners Dives and Neon - March 1, 2011
Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings, and newly released prints, by Mark Oberndorf in an exhibit opening Sunday, March 20th with a reception for the artist from 1 – 5 PM. The gallery is free and open to the public and the exhibit will continue through April 20th. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com
Mark Oberndorf captures the disappearing American landscape that dates from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, the golden era of
Diners, Drive-ins and urban signage. While exact in their observation of light and reflection, from the glowing neon to the reflective chrome, his work is not photorealist. Rather, they are in the genre tradition of street scenes, first mastered by painters like Vermeer, whose own use of camera obscura pre dates photorealism by 300 years. The paintings document the effects of time and weather, but even through the rust and burnt out neon, his subjects still recall the optimism and spirit of Post war America. As a cultural icon, you really haven’t reached landmark status until painted by Oberndorf, and he has all the legends of New York and New Jersey, from White Manna to Katz’s, Hiram’s to Rutt’s Hut and Bendix Diner. In many cases, Mark’s paintings are all that remains of these icons of brick and mortar, as developers and local sign ordinances have taken their toll in the “mall-ification” of America.


A Summer Sail - June 13, 2011

Westwood Gallery is pleased to present A Summer Sail - selections from gallery artists on the theme of summer. Artists represented include Anne Packard, Helen Frank, Mark Oberndorf, Jeffery Terreson and Mark Whitney. July 5th - August 15th. 10 Westwood Avenue, Westwood New Jersey. Hours 10-5 Tues -Saturday. 201 666 1800 www.westwoodartgallery.com

Sica- paintings, Prints Ceramics and Sculpture - November 14th,2010
Westwood Gallery is pleased to present original paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures by Sica in an exhibit opening Sunday, November 14th with a reception and book-signing by the artist from 1 – 5 PM. The gallery is free and open to the public and the exhibit will continue through December 31st. Westwood Gallery is located at 10 Westwood Avenue and is open 10-6 Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 201 666 1800 or online at westwoodartgallery.com
From her studios in Chelsea and Montauk, to her travels through Greece, Spain, India and Vietnam, Sica combines the shapes, hues, textures, forms and light into a rich style all her own. It is her openness to these influences and her ability to incorporate them into the layers of her art that creates a finished work greater than the sum of its parts. She also has an ability shared with all the truly great artists, making chance a dynamic part of the creative process. It is her daily discipline in the studio and her willingness to sacrifice, that has refined her artistic spirit to be the perfect conduit, channeling the unknown, letting the work arrive before the thought.


Spirtis of the Serengeti - October, 26th, 2008
Westwood N.J. – The real world of the Lion King comes to life in an exhibit at the Westwood Gallery. Master photographer Chris Dei presents large format prints on canvas featuring portraits of the magnificent animals of the African Serengeti in their natural environment. The opening reception will be held from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday, October 26th at the Westwood Gallery, 10 Westwood Avenue, Westwood, New Jersey. Sales of artwork will benefit The African Rainforest Conservancy. Continuing through November 29th. Hours are 10 – 5 Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 201 666 1800 or visit westwoodartgallery.com.

The Serengeti region encompasses two world heritage sites and two Biosphere reserves in Tanzania and Kenya. It is one of the world’s oldest ecosystems and its essential features have barely changed over a million years. Humans are the newcomer, appearing some two million years ago in the Olduvai Gorge. Seen through the eye and lens of Ms. Dei, the wildlife and landscape of this region evoke distant collective and primeval memories. Perhaps more disarming is the unexplained sense of the familiar in images so far removed from our culture and environment.

Chris Dei is an award winning photographer whose wildlife images depict the beauty of a world most of us can only dream about. Originally trained as a classical pianist in the U.S. and Europe, she brings a lifetime of experience and creativity to her work. When she is not in her studio, she can be found in some of the most challenging and remote areas of the world. She is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association, and a passionate advocate of environmental and wildlife conservation. She has recently been elected a member of the Artists for Conservation – a highly selective and prestigious group of the most renowned wildlife and nature artists in the world. Her Fine Art wildlife work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is featured in collections of celebrities such as Ali MacGraw and James Gandolfini.

Singer on CBS - April 12,2009
To see a photograph by Jonathan Singer is to transcend the medium and see the subject itself. The subject is so intriguing to our imaginations that we forget we are looking at a photograph and begin a deeper journey into the botanical world.
Just as the finest classical painters attempted to make their brushstrokes (hence their presence) invisible, Jonathan photographs his subjects with clarity and humility, becoming an instrument serving a larger force.
One can easily make the assumption that his subject is the rare, exotic hothouse flower, and as such would be easy to dismiss. But Jonathan’s images don’t go away.
Many of the most unusual species we identify as alien life forms from a movie rather than the true treasures of our home planet that they are. Even the shock of the new does not explain our reaction to these images. They strike a deeper chord and resonate with unexpected emotion. As an artist he shows us the mystical energy that lies below the surface of the natural world. In the end, we see not the infinite diversity of life, but rather glimpse the common architect of the universe.


Posters For All - October 15th -17th 2009
River Edge. N.J.– Posters for All- An exhibit of original vintage advertising posters from 1890 through 1990 will be on view for three days only at Frame King
Gallery in the Decorating Exchange, October 15th,16th and 17th, 2009. Gallery hours are 10 - 5 Tuesday through Saturday with a special opening reception Thursday October 15th from 3 - 9 p.m.. Frame King is located at 3 New Bridge Road, River Edge, 1/4 mi. north of Riverside Square Mall in Bergen County N.J. call 201 947 0040 or visit framek.com for more information.
Advertising posters have been collected and valued as art since the advent of color lithography. The "father of the poster" Jules Cheret, studied in Amer ica before revolutionizing advertising with his skillful use four colors looking more like twenty. His graceful women sold everything from bicycles to kerosene and continue to beguile us today. The art form gained new strength from movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Expressionism, even mid century modern and Pop art, and artists such as Mucha, Broders, Cappiello and Warhol.
The exhibit and sale features over 150 posters ranging in size and price from 7" x 9" to 6' x 12' and from $150 to $15,000. A special wine and cheese preview for collectors and designers will begin at 1p.m. October 15th and will feature a lecture by Linda Tarasuk. Ms. Tarasuk is a noted authority on posters and will provide great insight into their history, charm and appreciation. Framing, shipping, delivery and hanging will be available. For more information call Tracey Taylor or Mike Fitzsimmons at NJDX 201 342 0110 or 201 947 0040


Book signing and Exhibit of New Work by Jonathan Singer -
Westwood- An opening reception and book signing will be held at the Westwood Gallery, 10 Westwood Avenue, Westwood, N.J. Sunday, November 1st from 1- 5 P M celebrating the release by Abbeville Press of Botanica Magnifica, making Jonathan Singer’s celebrated photography available to the public for the first time. The original edition of BOTANICA MAGNIFICA, consisting of five lavishly hand-bound volumes, was limited to just ten copies, the first of which was recently donated to the Smithsonian Institution’s Cullman Rare Book Room
Using novel digital camera techniques that did not exist ten years ago, Singer has created masterpieces of photographic art. Inspired by the work of the great botanical artists that came before him, Dr. Singer has developed a style of modern digital photography that possesses both the clarity and the artistry of traditional botanical illustration. Revealing the delicate structures of the plants at a level of detail unachievable with brush and paint, BOTANICA MAGNIFICA provides an entirely new appreciation of the complexity and individuality of these living beings.
The artist will be present to dedicate books and copies will be available for purchase. Joining him will be Marc Hachadourian of the New York Botanical Garden describing each plant’s botany, geography, history, and conservation. Its creators hope BOTANICA MAGNIFICA will foster a greater awareness of the plant kingdom, and of the pressing need to preserve vanishing plant species.
On display will be master prints from Photo-Nuage, Dr. Singers most abstract and painterly compositions to date, once again advancing the horizons of Photography. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will continue to November 19th. For more information or to reserve a signed copy call 201 666 1800 or visit westwoodartgallery.com



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