Joanne Petuchovas studied Fine Arts Education, but began her career in commercial art when everything was still done by hand (pre-computers). She eventually switched careers to Special Education. In all aspects of her personal and working life, she utilized her creativity and artistic skills to enhance her lessons and student experiences.
Now retired, she has been able to concentrate on her love for photography and creating with paper. Iris paper folding, tea bag folding, and collage are some of the techniques used on her unique note cards. Use of color, pattern, texture, embellishments, vintage ephemera and other “found” materials enhance her designs. Her photography began with a focus on flowers, but has grown to include a variety of subjects.
Joanne Petuchovas, “Napier Fountain”, Photography.
Joanne Petuchovas, “Reflections”, Photography.
Joanne Petuchovas, “Yellow Cattleya”, Photography.
Joanne Petuchovas, “Leaf”, Iris paper folded card.
Joanne Petuchovas, Batik Card, mixed media.
Park Ave Club is organizing 16th Annual Juried Exhibit. This year’s theme is “Eat, Drink, Be Merry”. For all of you interested, either print the two files attached, or get in touch with the organizers (the e-mail is in the prospectus) to have an original prospectus sent to you.
Let us know if you were picked. We would like to feature your works on our blog!
Please join us for a group tour of the “Matisse and American Art” exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum on the afternoon of Friday, March 31. The docent-led tour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. You may view other exhibits at the museum before or after the tour. Participants pay for admission to the museum and the special exhibit: $18 for adults, and $16 for seniors. ALC will provide the tour fee.
Sally Abbott will show her works at the Lundt-Glover Gallery, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Twp., NJ in her upcoming solo show “On the Road and Home Again” hosted by Art League of the Chathams. The show is on view March 10 – June 13, 2017.
The opening reception on March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, will be accompanied by the live music of Joel Read and is open to public.
The solo show and reception coincide with the opening reception of the ALC Spring Group Show at the same location and time. Please stop by and check out both these exciting events.
The Somerville Library has several walls they like to fill with artists’ works. They display the works of one artist at a time for a minimum of one month. Works need to be ready to hang from the library’s suspended hooks.
If you are looking for display space or know someone who is, please contact Mona-Paulina Mahaga-Ajala, program coordinator of adult services of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, Somerville Library branch, 35 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ.
Email her at email@example.com or call 908-725-1336, ext. 16.
Take a look at the upcoming artist calls in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Please let us know if you decide to participate, we like to see you succeed! Read now, the deadlines are near.
Atlantic Health “Art Expressions”, Summit, NJ
Bucks County, PA; “PleinAir”
The Creativity Caravan “The Art of GoodBye”, Montclair, NJ
The Newark Museum will host a paint-and-sip event with a Harlem Renaissance theme on Friday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The art studio painting session will be paired with a private tour of the Harlem Renaissance exhibit now on view.
For more information and tickets, go to http://www.newarkmuseum.org/paint-and-sip.
Please join us for the upcoming Spring Group Show. In order to show your works, submit the registration form along with the payment and bring your works to the receiving on March 7th 1-2:30pm to the Chatham Municipal Building.