Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Abstract paintings by Mike Beckwith, Artist of the Month

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The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's July "Artist of the Month" exhibition features abstract acrylic and resin paintings by Branchburg, NJ-based artist Mike Beckwith. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of his work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. Join us!

 Mike’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main through July 31, 2019. 

 Image © Mike Beckwith, used with permission.

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Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Donna Gioia Volpe

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's June "Artist of the Month" exhibition, featuring photography by Somerville, New Jersey-based artist Donna Gioia Volpe. Meet this very talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

Donna’s intention is to capture awe-inspiring scenes in such a way that the photograph evokes the same feeling of wonder in those who view it as she experienced in the moment of capturing it. This exhibition focuses on photographs from Florida, Iceland, and some of her favorite local areas such as Ken Lockwood Gorge, Ricketts Glen State Park, Duke Farms, and more.

Donna’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main through June 30, 2019. 

Images © Donna Gioia Volpe, used with permission.

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Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Jan ten Broeke, "Ten's Art"

The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's April "Artist of the Month" exhibition, Ten’s Art, features paintings by East Millstone, New Jersey-based artist Jan ten Broeke, who is known by his “brush name,” Ten. Meet this extraordinary local artist, see a selection of his work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ten’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main from April 1 through 30, 2019.

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Image © Jan ten Broeke, used with permission.

 

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Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Casey Lynch

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The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's March "Artist of the Month" exhibition features paintings by New Jersey-based artist Casey Lynch. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of his work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

A self-taught artist, Casey Lynch has been painting for a few years now. Says Casey, “I use art to transcribe my anxieties about the world around me onto canvas, cardboard or whatever is around. I don’t finish a painting until it tells a story that I can understand. I mainly paint in acrylics but will use any methods or mediums to have each story be told.”

Casey’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main from March through 30, 2019. 

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 Image © Casey Lynch, used with permission.

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Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Art workshop: The Marvelous Mandala - Make and Take

Join us for a midday event of creative fun with artist Conny Jasper: Create and take home your own mandala drawing.

The mandala is a universal symbol representing centering and balancing. This workshop is for all levels of skill and ability. Materials will be provided, but you may also bring any of the following items: sketchbook, colored pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, colored markers, chalk pastels, and/or camera to photograph your process.

This 2-hour workshop is $45. Space is limited, so please call the Gallery to register at (908) 722-4234.

Conny Jasper is a life and business coach, professional writer, and artist. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and has studied visionary art with Alex and Allyson Grey.

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Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Debra Fedchin

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The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's February "Artist of the Month" exhibition features photography by Monroe, New Jersey-based artist Debra Fedchin. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

Debra Fedchin’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main from February 1 through 28, 2019. Read more…

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Image © Debra Fedchin, used with permission.

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Jan
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Adrian Collazo

The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" exhibition features paintings, photography, and mixed-media pieces by Bound Brook, NJ-based artist Adrian Collazo. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of his work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

Adrian Collazo’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main from January 2 through January 30, 2019.

To learn more, call 908-722-4234 or follow facebook.com/GalleryOnMainSomerville.

Images © Adrian Collazo, used with permission.

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Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Louise Reeves

The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's December "Artist of the Month" exhibition features photography by North Brunswick, New Jersey-based artist Louise Reeves. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

An award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New Jersey, Louise’s subjects of choice cover the various landscapes, architecture and rural vistas of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee, as well as classic cars and motorcycles. 

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Louise Reeve’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main throughout December 2018. Read more…

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

In town: Holiday Art Crawl

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It was so much fun last year – we’re doing it again! The Arts on Division Holiday Art Crawl returns!

Join us and follow the map to 5 downtown Somerville locations. An assortment of artists will be selling their work at: Gallery on Division, Gallery on Main, Country Squire Pottery and Verve. Stop for a coffee break along the way at our 5th location - Cheech’s Own. (Visit each location to be eligible for a free gift!) 

Participating artists: Les Floyd, Anne Choi, Susan Antin, Sien Lewis, Irrix Screen, Susan Amann, Deirdre Rosinski, Lindsey Knipe and Remy Letride St.Pierre.

Gallery on Division - 15 Division Street

Gallery on Main, Somerville, NJ - 30 West Main Street

Country Squire Pottery - 26 West High Street

Verve Restaurant - 18 East Main Street

Shop for one of a kind gifts: Jewelry, painted clothing, ornaments, small paintings & drawings, bags, scarves, ceramics, tapestries and other art gifts.

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

In town: Holiday Art Crawl

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It was so much fun last year – we’re doing it again! The Arts on Division Holiday Art Crawl returns Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2. 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

Join us and follow the map to 5 downtown Somerville locations. An assortment of artists will be selling their work at: Gallery on Division, Gallery on Main, Country Squire Pottery and Verve. Stop for a coffee break along the way at our 5th location - Cheech’s Own. (Visit each location to be eligible for a free gift!) 

Participating artists: Les Floyd, Anne Choi, Susan Antin, Sien Lewis, Irrix Screen, Susan Amann, Deirdre Rosinski, Lindsey Knipe and Remy Letride St.Pierre.

Gallery on Division - 15 Division Street

Gallery on Main, Somerville, NJ - 30 West Main Street

Country Squire Pottery - 26 West High Street

Verve Restaurant - 18 East Main Street

Shop for one of a kind gifts: Jewelry, painted clothing, ornaments, small paintings & drawings, bags, scarves, ceramics, tapestries and other art gifts.

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

In town: Sustainable Sunday

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Celebrate sustainability with some of your favorite resellers, consignment and second-hand stores in charming Downtown Somerville! Look out for special deals and savings by finding the perfect vintage gift for a loved one, or... yourself!! Support small business, and have a nice time strolling through Downtown Somerville, with its unique shops and great restaurants!

Some of our wonderful resale stores:
Revive
Good As New
Back Home Again
Gallery on Main, Somerville, NJ
Elysium Antiques
Thrifts & Gifts
New Start Consignments
Incogneeto Vintage
TNT Antiques & Collectibles
and @Livinginthepast Antiques & Collectibles

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

In town: Small Business Saturday & Holiday Jubilee

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Support Small Business — Support Downtown Somerville! 

Small Business Saturday is all about you: Your time, your experience, and making sure that the gifts you give to those you love are personal and one-of-a-kind. Downtown Somerville merchants and eateries are here to make your holiday shopping joyful and relaxing, with plenty of extra-special surprises and unique offers. With the Holiday Jubilee (5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) and Division Street tree lighting taking place in the early evening, Small Business Saturday in Downtown Somerville is the perfect place to ring in the season! To learn more, click here.

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Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Intro to Brush Calligraphy!

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Have you always wanted to learn calligraphy? Brush calligraphy is a great way to achieve those thick and thin strokes that make the lowercase letterforms so beautiful, but without the worry of nibs and ink. It’s also a great way to segue to pointed-pen calligraphy.

Given by the very talented Marjorie Politi, the workshop includes brush pen, tutorial and framed wreath that you’ll create. Beginners are welcome to this very chill and relaxed class that will jumpstart your calligraphy adventure! 

The three-hour workshop is $75 and includes all materials needed. Space is limited to 10 students only. Secure your place today by calling Gallery on Main at 908-722-4234.

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month Dana Edelson

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Our Artist of the Month exhibition series continues with photographs by Dana Edelson. Join us for a free opening reception with the artist, including refreshments. A selection of Dana’s work will be on view and available for purchase.

Dana Edelson graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Fine Arts. In her senior year, she landed an internship with the NBC-TV photography department, working with Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Upon graduation, she was offered a position as one of their still photographers. For the next sixteen years, Dana had the opportunity to offer her creativity in providing photography of hundreds of celebrities, and her portraits now line the walls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. These photographs have been showcased on the cover of The New York Times, projected in the background of a Bee Gees concert, and exhibited in the heart of New York City on 5th Avenue.

When time allows, Dana, who lives in New York City, travels extensively and takes scenic shots in exotic locations. Her true passion is wildlife and nature, and she has always enjoyed documenting the beauty of the outdoors. This exhibition will focus primarily on images from Peru, Iceland, Spain, and Portugal. These locations are all vastly visually different but equally stunning.

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Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

In town: Halloween Spooktacular!

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Back by popular demand! Somerville Recreation is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of this year's Downtown SPOOKTACULAR! They’ve been busy collaborating with merchants and other organizations to provide treats for the entire family. This isn't a trick! Stay tuned for further details about this sweet community event.

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Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibition Opening Reception: Janet Rockware

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Meet this talented Annandale, NJ-based artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served.

An accomplished artist, Rockware was inspired by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock’s drip method of painting. Her artistic talents are broad reaching in mediums, inclusive of watercolor, stencil work, acrylic, oil, ceramic, nature photography and, most recently, epoxy resin. Finding that the beauty in abstract art has a different meaning for each person appreciating it, Janet’s focus has currently been utilizing this form of composition as it is open to individual interpretation.

Admission is free and open to the public. The artist’s works will be available for purchase.

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May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month – Dion Hitchings, “Portraits on Recycled Trash”

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Join us for an opening reception celebrating our May 2018 "Artist of the Month" exhibition, featuring mixed-media portraiture by Milford, New Jersey-based artist Dion Hitchings. Meet this talented artist, see a selection of his work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. All of the works on view will be available for purchase.

Dion Hitchings creates artistically sophisticated works using what he calls “untraditional media” — various children’s art supplies including crayons, magic markers, highlighters and colored pens. He explains, “Using consumer boxes, discarded furniture and  ‘trash’ instead of traditional drawing surfaces has enabled me to break down pre-existing print, images and textures, while allowing the type and pictures from the recycled object to become organically part of the portrait. During the creative process, I discovered the need to deconstruct then reconstruct the face to fit within the shape of the surface.”

Dion's inspirations are “varied and vast, everything from dreams and Indians, nuns and demons, the Jerry Springer Show and chickens to sins and celebrities.” He describes his art as reflecting his world: “Guaranteed to be colorful, self-revealing, emotional, childlike and an ‘eyefull.’”

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Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

National Autism Awareness Month event: Performance by pianist Bob Hogarth, and sale of prints by artists James Hogarth and Simon Levers

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Gallery on Main presents a keyboard performance by pianist Bob Hogarth, a sale of prints and notecards by artists James Hogarth and Simon Levers, and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Bob Hogarth is a pianist with autism. He has been playing since the age of ten, and practices every day. Bob was taught by the late Connie Tarantino of Connie’s Music Center in Somerville. Connie’s patience and kindness helped Bob beyond what anyone thought was possible. Bob has perfect pitch and exceptional fine motor skills. He has performed at area nursing homes and at his church, Bridgewater United Methodist Church, where he also plays the bells. Bob attends the adult program at Princeton Child Development Institute. He works alongside a job coach three days a week at Sanofi in Bridgewater.

James Hogarth, Bob’s twin brother, is an artist with autism. He has been creating bright and cheerful pictures since the age of four, using pens and markers to render his intricately detailed pieces. His work has been featured on note cards and holiday card collections to benefit his school, Princeton Child Development Institute. He has illustrated numerous Toys ”R” Us cards and tote bags, and donated artwork to Autism New Jersey. James attends the adult program at Princeton Child Development Institute — a private, non-profit program offering a broad spectrum of science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism. He works alongside a job coach at PEAC Health & Fitness, an athletic club in Pennington, NJ.

When Simon Levers was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old he couldn’t speak, but boy could he sing! This was the first hint at just how much art could alleviate his communication deficits. In an effort to expand his socially acceptable activities, teachers at Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI) put a paintbrush in his hand and he was off. Now 14 years old, Simon has developed a beautiful impressionist style. PCDI has helped Simon greatly improve his social skills, communication and independence. As a thank-you, a percentage of the sales of his artwork will be donated by Simon and his mother to PCDI.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

In town: Shop 'Til You Drop Resale Extravaganza

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Don’t miss this one-day event loaded with discounts, prizes and fun! Shop each participating store for a chance to win! As part of this event, we'll be offering 25% to 50% off select items.

In addition to Gallery on Main, participating stores include:

  • Back Home Again
  • Elysium Antiques
  • Good As New
  • Incogneeto
  • New Start Consignment
  • Revive Consignments
  • Thrifts and Gifts
  • TNT Antiques and Collectibles

Download this printable flyer for further details and a map, and we’ll see you then!

You can scope out all the participating stores and the discounts that'll be offered here at SoVille.org.

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Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month – Luis Sanchez

The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's April "Artist of the Month" exhibition features photography by Princeton, New Jersey-based artist Luis Sanchez. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of his work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

Luis’s work is a reflection of personal situations experienced, or the observation of others’ experiences. He grew up in Queens, New York, where his inspirations came from the streets, with the city’s raw grittiness and graffiti art. When he moved to Princeton, it was a night-and-day change. His style continues to develop and evolve as he incorporates both worlds.

Luis’s work, including originals and prints, will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main through April 28, 2018.

To learn more, call 908-722-4234 or follow facebook.com/GalleryOnMainSomerville.

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Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Live Streaming Auction!

Join Gallery on Main for our first live streaming auction! You can watch and shop from the comfort of your home. It starts at 8:00 p.m. ET. To watch and / or bid:

  • Go to GO LIVE AUCTIONS on Facebook and click to join the page. It is FREE to join the group and watch and bid, but please be sure to join the group in advance so the moderators can approve you before the event starts.

There are NO BUYER PREMIUMS: What you bid is what you pay, plus the actual cost of shipping. Or you can save on shipping by picking your purchase up at the Gallery.

We'll be auctioning antique and vintage toys, advertising signs, petroliana, militaria, primitive tools, tins, artwork, and much, much more! We will ship to all of North America, and we accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Looking forward to seeing you online!

If you have any questions, please call us at 908-722-4234, stop in during regular business hours, or email us. You can also follow this event on our Facebook page.

Please note: This is an online-only auction, the Gallery will not be open to visitors during this event.

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Opening Reception: Artist of the Month – Beth Ferris Sale
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month – Beth Ferris Sale

The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's February "Artist of the Month" exhibition features photography by Berkeley Heights, New Jersey-based artist Beth Ferris Sale. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

A native New Yorker, Beth Ferris Sale explains her work by saying, “Visualizing life through a kaleidoscope has greatly contributed to my creative process. Forever-changing images, with each turn the colors and light present a unique quality, no two alike. Natural light significantly effects when and how I capture each image. The transformation of my work into digital art is one of the most gratifying aspects of my creative journey; transcending a vintage and nostalgic feel reminiscent of Kodachrome with deep saturated colors. My images are an extension of my whimsical approach to life — bringing more color, light, and humor into the world.”

Beth's work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main throughout February 2018. Read more...

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Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month Natalia Pas

Natalia Pas, "After the Solitude," acrylic and embroidery on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches.

Natalia Pas, "After the Solitude," acrylic and embroidery on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches.

The opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's January "Artist of the Month" exhibition features works by Roselle Park, New Jersey-based artist Natalia Pas. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public.

Natalia's work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main throughout the month of January. Read more...

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