Sip. Snack. Laugh. Paint.

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Join Us in Newtown for a fun time out - sipping, snacking & painting!

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday evenings @ Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design

Thurs-Sat. 7:00pm - 9:30 pm Sun. 5:00-7:00pm | $35.00

BYOB - bring any drinks or snacks of your own to munch or sip on while we guide you step-by-step through creating your very own colorful masterpiece.

It's easy to register, just click on the featured painting of the party you want to attend and register online.


 The 2017 Summer Artist Schedule Is Here And We Are Proud To Announce The Upcoming Artist Receptions At Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design!



The First Annual Newtown Borough Art Walk --- June 16th through July 30th

The Historic Newtown Mercantile Group is proud to announce the First Annual Newtown Borough Art Walk. Artwork from local Bucks County artists will be on display in fourteen shops all along State Street and some adjoining streets. Visitors will be able to see a variety of artwork from many talented artists. Works will be on display in shop windows and indoors, with visitors encouraged to enjoy the shops and restaurants of Newtown. Artwork will be on display in select businesses beginning on Friday, June 9th and will remain up through Friday, July 30th. All sales benefit local artists as well as future events to be sponsered in Newtown by the Historic Newtown Mercantile Group. Please join us in celebrating the Art and Artists of Bucks County! Any questions can be directed to Richard & Michael at Please visit our Facebook Page for a list of participating stores:

Alternate Dimension Toys ---- Alexis Fish
Becky's Newtown Café ---- Don Robb & Judy LaTorre
Byer's Treasures Gifts Plus ---- Marv Kaplan
Clark's Flower Shop ---- Tom Brantley
Grapevine Health & Nutrition ---- Sarah Kaizar
Love Your Jeans ---- Smita Roa
Newtown Bike Shop ---- Amy DeLeo
Newtown Book & Record Exchange ---- George Gospodinov
Newtown First National Bank ---- Ilya Lerner & Craig Hackett
Newtown Hardware House ---- Deb Pellen
Newtown Pro Shop ---- Jean Stephens & Jacquelyn Kaizar
The Coffee Room ---- Marv Kaplan
The Newtown Jewelers ---- Guy Brudahl
Tubby Olive ---- Laurie DeMatteo & Mike Cuozzi



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Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the paintings of Alexis Milo Fish

Friday July 21st @ 6:00 PM!
2 South State Street Newtown
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served

We are so excited to have established an artistic relationship with this up and coming talent and proudly feature a full display of her original works in the front window of our State Street Gallery. Alexis' artwork can be found on permanent display at our Newtown Gallery as well as signed giclee and limited edition prints.

"For Alexis Fish, art is not always black and white-although looking at her current collection of work, it may appear that way. "It's rare that I use color, and if I do sometimes, it's the smallest amount," explained Fish. She says it's not necessarily that she doesn't like color, but more that color seems a challenge to work with, and it takes her longer to get pieces exactly the way she wants them to look. "Graphite feeds my OCD and my need for everything to be precise and clean," said Fish of her preferred medium. Her pencil-drawn collection currently ranges from surrealistic renditions of fairylike women and animal silhouettes to fan art portraits of characters from "Harry Potter" and "Stranger Things." All of them are rendered in black and white, sometimes with the slightest hint of color that's so subtle it's hard to notice. The 24-year-old artist resides in Doylestown with her husband, Ilya, and draws a lot of her inspiration from fairytales, both Disney versions and the original folk tales like those written by the Brothers Grimm. Fish is also inspired by contemporary fantasies and other works of fiction in books and film. In personal appearance, Fish resembles the fictional characters with whom she surrounds herself. In fact, her grandmother, the first of many artistic mentors, used to call her "Snow White" for her dark hair and fair skin when she was young. "When I was old enough to hold a pencil and a pen, my grandmother would let me draw with her," Fish recalled.

Much like her grandmother, who she says drew animals and sometimes geisha girls as a hobby, Fish loves to combine portraits, flowers and animals to create her own surrealistic works of art. "Usually my compositions are not something that would normally appear in nature," said Fish, who doesn't draw realistic portraits or still lifes. She likes adding an element of fantasy to much of her work. Although Fish loved art from a young age, spending extracurricular activities in the art room and enrolling in after-school art programs at Lafayette College while still in high school in New Jersey, she admits she needed a nudge from her husband to peruse her dreams of being an artist even further. "My husband for a while was like, 'You need to do something with it. You can keep drawing pictures all you want, but if you don't do anything with them, what's the point?'" said Fish. With his help, she enrolled in a mentorship program with an established artist that gave her the push she needed to set goals for herself. In 2015, she got her website up and running, and started selling prints. Around the same time, Fish signed up to be a vendor at the Doylestown Arts Festival to sell her initial batch of prints & became a resident artist at Countryside Gallery & Custom frame Design in Newtown. Since then, she has been focusing on selling her prints and originals on her website, and has done a couple shows, including a few tattoo conventions.


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Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the paintings of Linda "Lee" Manzo

Opening Reception June 16th @ 6:00 PM
Meet the Artist
Free Admission
Wine & Hors d'ouevres Served

“Linda Lee” Manzo was born and raised in Bucks County and has been a Langhorne borough resident since 1998 when she bought and restored the Queen Ann Victorian that was moved from Attleboro’s parking lot to its present location on Pine Street.

Interested in artistic pursuits since her earliest memories, Linda currently works in oil, combining her love of the outdoors and passion for gardening with her artistic skills to create canvasses of local landscapes, historic homes and loads of flowers.

A member of the Bucks Mont Art League and the Ivyland Art Studio, her paintings have been exhibited at various local banks and libraries as well as the Bucks County Visitor’s Center. Linda had her first one woman show in May of 2011 and was pleasantly surprised by the community’s response to her work. Her work can be seen on display until July 19th at Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design.


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Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present "Portraits Of Change"
Meet The Student Artists on Opening Night!
Saturday June 3rd @ 4:00PM 
Wine & Refreshments Served
Free Admission To All!

Several students from our community are promoting peace by using their paint brushes to pay tribute to individuals of tremendous character who were devoted to peace, tolerance, equality and helping others. The students age 9 – 17 are from Newtown, Yardley, and Holland and have invested a great deal of time and effort into creating a collection of 28 beautiful portraits painted in acrylic which will be on display for the public to enjoy. The educational and inspirational group art exhibit titled “Portraits of Change” is generously hosted by Countryside Gallery from June 3-11. The gallery is located at 2 South State Street in the heart of historic Newtown. Admission to the show is free, but if you feel moved or inspired by the students’ artwork, please consider showing them by contributing a donation in the amount of your choice made out to “The Peace Center” while you are attending their show. 100% of all donations collected at the student art show will benefit The Peace Center. The Peace Center, located at 102 West Maple Avenue in Langhorne, is a non-profit social services organization that works with local school districts to prevent and intervene in cases of bullying, cyberbullying, intolerance, racism and discrimination. They have been working on conflict resolution in schools and communities for over twenty years. To learn more about The Peace Center’s school programs visit

In today’s divided social climate now is the time to teach peace, and these students are certainly doing their part.
Please come out to support our local young artists who have worked so hard to create these portraits and make an effort to promote peace. For gallery hours call 215-968-2246.


Friday May 19th @ 6:00PM!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the pop paintings of George Gospodinov.
Meet The Artist on Opening Night!
Friday May 19th @ 6:00PM 
Wine & Refreshments Served
Free Admission To All!

Bucks County painter and portrait artist George Gospodinov was born in Eastern Europe and studied fine arts in Bulgaria under direct guidance of Rumen Nechev. George continues to work in the illustration field and is inspired by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, as well as classical Greek and Roman history. His original works can be seen on permanent display at Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design as well as signed and numbered giclee.. George is also currently accepting client commissions.



Friday April 21st @ 6:00PM!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the pop paintings of Perry Milou.
Meet The Artist on Opening Night!
Friday April 21st @ 6:00PM 
Wine & Refreshments Served
Free Admission To All!

Perry Milou is arguably one of the nation’s foremost recognized Pop artists. Critics and collectors have hailed his bold, vibrant palette over the past 20 years. Considered a talented forward-thinker with classic, iconic inspirations, Milou’s work has often been described as “alluring”, “brilliant”, “fresh”, and “glamorous”.

 Perry Milou creates a blend of pop culture contemporary art that is frequently a tribute to global icons, Americana, and celebrities. This past January Milou’s original painting was presented to Vice President Joe Biden upon returning home to Delaware after serving 8 years under President Obama.His 2017 roster includes blockbusters pieces include portraits of  Prince, Harambe, David Bowie, and Nelson Mandela.

     In 2016 Milou’s incredible portrait of Pope Francis recognized him as the official licensed portrait artist by The World Meeting Of Families for The pontiff’s visit to America.  Milou employs a rich palette to create vibrant representational works coined FINE- POP“. The artist paints in a hybrid style, fluidly combining illustration and Pop composition with technique; Milou draws on a wide range of masters for inspiration including: Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Wesselman. When paint dries on the canvas, be it a commission for tomato kings Cento, a Swarovski crystal studded Stallone or a PHILADELPHIA scene in Van Gough’s style, it is absolutely a Milou!

 "Bold color is the forefront of my work. My FINE-POP painting is highly stylized, exciting and graphic; the in-your-face imagery clearly defines the Milou brand."

 The personable Perry Milou began his career and life-long passion as a artist in first grade. Young Milou, crayons in hand, was asked to draw a mural of Huckleberry Finn on brown craft paper. He exhibited talent rare in a child so young and created something truly extraordinary and was asked to finish the project himself – Milou’s first “commission”!  This opportunity led to Perry Milou’s artistic epiphany and he decided to dedicate his life to being an artist – and boy has he done it! He followed an individualized path and earned a BFA from The University of Arizona in 1990, where he was the first student in the college’s history to virtually create his own “open studio major”. This strategy allowed Milou to experiment artistically and molded him into the prolific, diverse, outward thinking artist he is today.

 The Fine- Pop artist continues to refine his brand and remains inspired to create bold new projects, while accepting COMMISSIONS for both private and corporate clients, as well continually contributing to his ever-expanding, diverse roster of CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS around the country.



Friday March 3rd @ 6:00PM!


Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the photographic work of Marv Kaplan.
Meet The Artist on Opening Night!
Friday March 3rd @ 6:00PM 
Wine & Refreshments Served
Free Admission To All!

Newtown native Marv Kaplan has been photographing Bucks County for decades. Studio sittings or shooting on location has always been in a days work for Marv. Philadelphia, NYC, or Savanna, no site is to far for this photographer who loves architecture, people, nature, & animals. Marv is the events and press photographer for publications such as Upper Makefield Living, as well as locations such as Countryside Gallery & The Temperance House. When not spending time out on a shoot, Marv Kaplan can be seen photographing the locals of the borough of Newtown or visiting celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design hosts "Tuesdays with Marv" where clients can call ahead to schedule a Photography sitting or just walk in. Headshots, engagement photos, holiday pictures, or family portriats are some of the variety Marv sees on Tuesday afternoons. Marv Kaplan's original photographic works can be seen on permanent display at our 2 South State Street location as well as limited edition giclee and greeting cards.



Friday, December 2nd @ 6:00PM!


Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design welcomes you to our annual Small Works Showcase. 

20 resident artists & 15 guest artist will display for your viewing original works of art in the mediums of oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, gauche, photography, artisan glass, woodworking, fine jewelry, textile, ceramics, and other hand made wares.

Displayed artwork will be viewable at our 2 South Street location from November 23rd through January 1st for all your holiday gift giving needs.

Opening reception will be at 6:00PM on December 2nd.
Wine and H'oeuvres will be served.

Come to Countryside Gallery this evening and you will have the chance to meet the artists in person.
Stay and experience the Newtown Holiday Tree Lighting, & enjoy our State Street Moonlight Madness Event.



Saturday, November 12th @ 3:00PM!


November 14th 2016 Fall Youth Art Show.

In support of local youth art, Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is giving twenty-eight young artists from the Newtown - Yardley area the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents.

On November 12th from 3pm to 6pm the community is invited to an artist reception & student art show celebrating the creative talents of local selected youth. The group of art students age 8-16 has put together a collection of their special paintings featuring scenes of landscapes, portraits, still life, & abstracts. Reception will be at 3:00pm with light refreshments served.
Children love art, and supporting young artists ensures a future that is rich in culture. Please consider showing your support for all of the talented kids in this art show by coming out to see their work.

Friday, October 7th @ 6:00PM!


Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our October First Friday event!
Premier Plein-air oil painter Ilya Lerner's Fall Artist Reception:
October 7th @ 6:00 PM
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940
Resident Oil Painter and Russian-born artist Ilya Lerner is currently residing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Born in Moscow, Ilya has been involved in the fine arts since his early childhood, receiving in-depth training in the famed classical tradition of Russian art. Since the age of 20, Lerner has been a professional artist.
Currently, Lerner works primarily en plein air (outdoors) but also paints figurative work, portraits, still-lifes, and is a master draftsman and sculptor. His style is rooted in Impressionist/Realist tradition amalgamated with Modernist and contemporary influences.
Lerner was mentored by the leading contemporary realist painter George Nick, who included Lerner's work in the show, titled "Galvanized Truth: A Tribute to George Nick," at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass.
Lerner's work has been featured in more than 30 group exhibitions and was the subject of 10 solo shows, including a major retrospective in the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, N.Y. He received the Vasari Classic Oil Colors Grant in 2013 and has previously been the recipient of the annual El Paso Museum of Art Purchase Award, a Cultural Connections grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Arts Council of Houston and a Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Prior to teaching at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania and Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Lerner held positions at The Art School in Vestal, N.Y., Oregon State University, Chautauqua Institution School of Art and Lee College as well as painting workshops in Norman, Oklahoma, and the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain. He has also completed residencies at the Mill Atelier Gallery, Buffalo River National Park and the Vermont Studio Center.
Having a rigorous academic education in both Russia and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he provides students with the tools they need to develop their own artistic style. Ilya instructs painting workshops for Artists of Yardley and is the owner of Lerner Studio Art School, a private art school.
Lerner received a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Moscow Technical University of Communications, and his MFA in Studio Art from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Ilya Lerner's original oil paintings can be seen on permanent display at our gallery on 2 South State Street as well as assorted signed and numbered giclee and greeting cards.

Friday, August 5th @ 6:00PM!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design presents our 2016 Fall Show and Artist Reception for John Aydelotte.

When: August 5th @ 6:00pm
Where: 2 South State Street, Newtown Pennsylvania

Wine and Refreshments will be served.

John Aydelotte is a student of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, and his primary mediums include oil paint, ink, watercolor, and oil pastel. John is known for his portrait work and abstract technique, his striking imagery and use of color. His inspiration comes from both the works of masters in traditional art as well as the contemporary graphic design and tattoo world. This Pennsylvania native's original works are on permanent display in our State Street gallery as well as assorted signed & numbered giclee.



Sunday, July 10th @ 10:00AM!

 Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to announce the original artwork of three local Bucks County artists for this years Antique & Classic Automotive Show!

Newtown's 2016 Antique and Classic Automobile Show
July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pastel Artist Michael McAllister
Mr. McAllister has been painting and exhibiting his work for over 55 years beginning with watercolors and switching to the rich colors and textures of pastels about 30 years ago. His work is in many private collections in the US, Canada, Mexico and Southeast Asia. He is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Art at the High Museum. He has been a gallerist and teacher. He is currently represented by Ida Victoria Gallery in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Countryside Gallery and Custom Frame Design in Newtown, PA. He was a founding member of the Artists of Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico and a member of the Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA.

Photographer Marv Kaplan
Newtown native Marv Kaplan has been photographing Bucks County for decades. Studio sittings or shooting on location has always been in a days work for Marv. Philadelphia, NYC, or Savanna, no site is to far for this photographer who loves architecture, people, nature, & animals. Marv is the events and press photographer for publications such as Upper Makefield Living, as well as locations such as Countryside Gallery & The Temperance House. When not spending time out on a shoot, Marv Kaplan can be seen photographing the locals of the borough of Newtown or visiting celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design hosts "Tuesdays with Marv" where clients can call ahead to schedule a Photography sitting or just walk in. Headshots, engagement photos, holiday pictures, or family portriats are some of the variety Marv sees on Tuesday afternoons. Marv Kaplans's photographic works can be seen on permanent display at our 2 South State Street location as well as limited edition prints and greeting cards. So come and pay him a visit at his boutique The Shoe Cafe' or a call at 215 378-3048, or contact us at 215 968-2246 to schedule a photo shoot with this photographic master.

Textile Artist Buff McAllister
Ms. McAllister, who exhibits often and presently has a piece in the prestigious National Textile Gallery at George Washington University in Washington DC,, spent a great deal of time figuring out how to portray metal. Glass and rubber with fabrics from her vast collection. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a law degree from the New York Law School in New York City. She has been exhibiting and selling her work for many years including designing craft and art textile projects for such prestigious venues as Family Circle Magazine and Highlights for Children. She has written and illustrated a book for teaching young children to sew, as well. She is active in local and national weaving and quilting organizations, as well as, the Catskill Artists Gallery, a co-op "gallery without walls."

A yearly State Street event in Newtown featuring autos from 1900 to 1991. Trophies and prizes are awarded. Over 160 cars on exhibit, including Classics, Trucks, Modified/Custom, and Special Interest.
Free admission!
Rain date is July 17th
Cars from all decades (model years up to 1991) are welcome!
Special Gifts - Hourly Raffle Prize Drawings for show participants! Cost to enter a car is $15.00 until July 1st
$25.00 after July 1st (at the door, if space available)



Saturday July 2nd @ 6:00PM

Join us for an artist reception of international photographer Michael D. Becker.

Where: 2 South State Street
When: July 2nd @ 6:00PM

Wine and Refreshments will be served.

Michael D. Becker is an internationally published photographer specializing in lifestyle, portrait, and corporate photography. His work has appeared in dozens of fashion and beauty magazines such as Elléments Magazine, Fuse Magazine, VOLO Magazine,
and Dark Beauty Magazine to name a few. Michael lives in BucksCounty, PA, but was raised in the great city of Chicago and is a loyal Cubs baseball fan,which just goes to show that he's an eternal optimist!

Michael has an Associate of Science in Photography degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Passionate about environmental portraiture, he likes producing images that provide insight into a subject's life, surroundings, interests and unique character, rather than merely producing a likeness of their physical features. His photographic style can best be summarized as cinematic, colorful, high impact imagery
designed to provoke thought and evoke emotion from the viewer.

Michael uses photography to encounter new people, explore new places, and discover new opportunities. Some of his images offer familiar settings or relatable subjects, while others incorporate slightly abstract or surreal elements.
When he's not writing about himself in the third person, Michael likes spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing guitar during those rare moments of spare time, eating pizza, and enjoying red wine. Michael's photographic work can be seen on permanent display at our South State Street gallery as well as a one man show and artist reception July 2nd @ 6:00PM. Michael is currently accepting commission work and can be contacted at 215 310-5195 ext. 101,, or at 215 968-2246.



Friday June 3rd @ 6:00pm

Help Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design celebrate our 35th with a Summer Art Exhibit by premier artists Aren King & Summer Yates!

Friday June 3rd at 6:00pm

Live Jazz by Neil Podgurski

Wine and Refreshments will be served.

Aren King's work is full of flavorful colors of artistic imagery & Imagination. As an artist Aren's work begins with a thought. This thought processes in to many thoughts and images. Starting with a surface gives her the medium to create her foundation which ultimately results in hours of freedom to play. Play may be defined as the amusement of one's self, when this is recorded in a completed work of art that can be enjoyed Aren feels a sensation of completion, joy and satisfaction. Experimentation is very active in Aren's work, playing with colors and textures amuses the senses taking consciousness to a place your mind chooses to be. Aren's originality means creating her own colors and textures while using images and thoughts freely, uninhibitedly creating a truly unique design for the real art afficionado. Having such depth and broadness with the willingness to represent her vision has resulted in an appreciation that she is forever grateful.

Summer Yates paintings are an attempt to comprehend interior conflicts by reenacting them through a visceral task of painting. Ultimately, the work acts as a buffer, so that she can reconnect with her cosmic self. The imagery Summer creates is characterized by a celebration of dark and light, joy and sadness, or fear and fearlessness in the form of stories, bursting with bouts of tension and relief interpreted from dreams. The rythm of Summer's mark making is just as important as how a mark looks on the surface; a visual dance appears. To keep it from becoming motionless on a two dimentional surface, she allows her construction process to bleed through so that there is a sense of interpretave mobility, a door left ajar... Summer finds herself laboring like a surgeon, fiercely constructing and deconstructing layers of paint as if they were cells in the body dying and rebuilding... she treats the paintings like patients, each with specific wounds that need dressing. The pulse of a realized artwork surface amidst the remnants of effort and stillness at play during its creation.






215 968-2246
2 South State Street, Newtown, PA, 18940
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