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The 2019 Fall Artist Schedule Is Here And We Are Proud To Announce The Upcoming Artist Receptions At Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design!

 

 

Friday October 11th @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2019 Fall Exhibition!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our October Exhibition event featuring Bill Reynolds.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3340231035994729/

Opening Reception:
October 11th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

The Artwork of Bill Reynolds will be on Exhibit Throughout October

Bill Reynolds has been photographing for over 10 years. As a international photographer Bill has been published in multiple magazines around the world. Bill Reynolds know a thing or two about photography shoots. Not only does Bill's work reflect his skills and education, but it also shows his depth of experience in all aspects of photography and video services. Bill does not outsource his work, which in turn provides for the upmost personalized experience and attention to detail when it comes to all of your wants and needs in creating desired images. With an extensive resume of fashion photography, photo portraits, product photography, and event photography & videography this dynamic artist is prepared for any client request. Bill Reynolds is currently accepting commissions and photo sessions can be booked by contacting the studio at https://ebrstudio.com/contact-us. Bill featured photographic exhibition of original work on display at our South State Street gallery will be on display for the entire month of October.

 

 

Friday September 6th @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2019 Fall Exhibition!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our September Exhibition event featuring V Longo II.

https://www.facebook.com/events/382863232609900/

Opening Reception:
September 6th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

The Artwork of V Longo II will be on Exhibit Throughout September

V Longo II

A Virginia Commonwealth graduate with a minor in photography. V turned his energy in the packaging industry for over thirty years, with numerous awards through his journey.

Now with his influence of Roger Dean (of YES), Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, and Patrick Nagel, V has turned his energy to drawing the female form with a style that uses minimal lines to create a look and feel to his art.

His creative eye helps him to formulate his colors into bright high energy works full of color, pizzazz, and energy. His works are enticement for the artistic eye and brightness for the spirit. They are one of a kind.

 

 

 

Friday August 23rd @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2019 Summer Exhibition!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our August Exhibition event featuring Charles Acosta.

https://www.facebook.com/events/717894938652977/

Opening Reception:
August 23rd @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Pinball Photography of Charles Acosta will be on Exhibit Throughout August

The photographic work of Charles Acosta, owner of Pinball Photos, LLC, will be on display at the Country Side Gallery in Newtown, PA from Aug. 2-31, 2019. A meet-and-greet event with the artist will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, beginning at 5 p.m.

The gallery is located at 2 South State Street in Newtown. The unique exhibition of macro art featuring pinball machines is being sponsored by Jersey Jack Pinball that has one of the most photogenic machines in the business and artwork of their games will be in the exhibit. The show is also sponsored by PinSound that has been providing their new Multiballs as Acosta’s balls of choice when taking photos of the machines.

A highly-skilled photographic artist and pinball enthusiast, Acosta’s artwork captures the nostalgia, spirit and excitement of the pinball era. Pinball machines have played a major role in the history of modern gaming and even had a scandalous past. The games were so popular that they were once used as gambling devices. They were even banned in some cities as a badinfluence on the day’s youth.

Born in the Dominican Republic, the artist moved to the U.S. and was captivated by the interplay of flashing lights and shiny balls as they careened around the machines during game play. He utilized his photographic talents to highlight the machines in an entirely new way with pinball artwork that features macro images and emphasizes the elements of the game. His artwork encompasses photos from machines ranging from the 1940s to the present.

The upcoming exhibition by Acosta will be a feast to please the eyes of any pinball enthusiast and art lovers. The images provide a new and unique perspective on the classic games and his artwork is part of private collections gracing homes and offices around the world. The exhibition is an exceptional opportunity for pinball fans to relive their early experience with pinball and feed the resurgence of interest by younger generations.

 

 

 

Friday July 12th @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2019 Summer Exhibition!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our July Exhibition event featuring Davie Moore.

https://www.facebook.com/events/333781737544375/

Opening Reception:
July 12th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Davie Moore was born in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset, England. As a small boy he would sit on Quay, dreaming of sailing to America and beyond. He began sketching at a very young age, winning many local competitions for his drawings and paintings. Leaving school at age 15, he continued to paint while working odd jobs. In 1972, Davie joined the British Merchant Navy and went to sea. Recognizing his mechanical and creative talents, Cunard Cruise Lines sent him to college. After graduation, Davie served aboard many of Canard's ships as the Engineering Officer including the line' flagship vessel the QE2. After circumnavigating the globe seven or more times, he returned to England. In 1989, Davie bought Tean, a 25-foot wreck of a sailboat. Refitting the boat by hand, he added many of his own inventions, as well as ind and solar power.Finally he began living his dream that now included sailing to and linking all of the towns in the world named for his hometown Weymouth. Stopping temporarily in Weymouth, Massachusetts, he began drawing and painting again creating local scenes. Commissions for his original art and personalized work soon followed. In 1994, he sailed back to England, and then, without an engine set sail for Weymouth, New Zealand. This was the last voyage of the Tean. A tale filled with adventure too incredible to recount in this limited space. Sadly the story of the Tean ends when, after five months alone in the vast expanse of the South Pacific, blown off course, drifting, surviving on flying fish, Davie hit a reef in the night and Tean sink and was lost. Penniless, Davie returned to New England where he began sketching and painting once again. Once more, his art provided the oppertunity to fund and build a new boat - this time of steel. Launched at Plymouth, Massachusetts, the 28' SV Nantascot sailed south, then to Bermuda and Europe. After living aboard for several years the Nantascot was sold. Davie returned to the United States and recently he and his wife moved to Newtown. Davie has begun again drawing local scenes, as well as custom portraits of homes, automobiles, and pets. Davie's work can be seen on display at our South State Street gallery as well as a collection of his prints & greeting cards.

 

 

 

Friday June 7th @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


2019 Summer Exhibition!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our June Exhibition event featuring April Ann Bohmler.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2384412978503816/

Opening Reception:
June 7th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

April Ann Bohmler, although born in California in 1960, considers herself a native of Bucks County, growing up in Newtown Pennsylvania from the age of two. After moving to nearby Glenside, Montgomery County in her twenties and raising her two children she moved to Doylestown, PA, where she now resides with her partner Paul. April's paintings have shown in Philips’ Mill and Central Bucks Juried Exhibitions. Recently she participated in and received an award at the Absecon Art Alliance 2018 Plein Aire Art in the Park Paint-out in Absecon NJ. As a child and throughout her young adult life there was an itch to travel and visually experience the world. In her thirties, encouraged by a life change, she explored different parts of the world and has spent a good amount of time in Northern Spain and the Netherlands. Her artwork reflects the culture, color, surroundings and experiences from her travels. She enjoys exploring how to represent those elements in her artwork. It is an exploration of the world and bringing the inner visual image out on canvas. Early on she studied drawing at Temple University as a young woman and “picked up the brush” in earnest in her mid-thirties. She has study pastel with award winning artist Mary Padgett, and journaling with Mary’s husband and graphic design professor William Padgett, Syracuse University. In past years April has practiced botanical illustration with Philadelphia artist Eileen Rosen. She’s spends much of her time Plein Aire painting in Northern Spain where she has a second home. April has painted in Southern France, Morocco, northern New York, London, England, and Delft, Holland to name a few places. When at home she enjoys outdoor painting in bucolic Bucks County, Pa. and local New Jersey towns close to the Delaware River. Pastel is currently her medium of choice, selected for its rich color, texture and immediate results.April also sponsors the growth of fine art expression through art class workshops held at her local art studio in Wrightstown PA.

 

 

 

Sunday June 2nd @ 3:00 PM 
at Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design

2019 Youth Artist Showcase

https://www.facebook.com/events/2662192860475743/

Opening Reception:

June 2nd @ 3:00 PM

Meet The Artists

Free Admission

Refreshments Served

2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our June Student Exhibition 

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

On June 2nd 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 & architecture. 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 May 3rd @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2019 Spring Wildlife Exhibition 

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our May Exhibition event featuring Mary Liddle, Susan Liddle, & Tam Stuart!

https://www.facebook.com/events/428512217939961/

Opening Reception:
May 3rd @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Mary Liddle earned Certificates in Painting and Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has been included in numerous juried exhibitions and has received many awards for her work. Mary is now concentrating on nature and wildlife photography. Her background in fine art is evident in her strong compositions, her use of color and her fine sense of lighting. Mary is a member of Camera Naturalist Photo Club and also of Cranbury digital Camera Club. Mary has been recognized with many prizes from the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs, the Photographic Society of America, and has had numerous acceptances into the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography.

Susan Liddle has always enjoyed photography as well as birding. These interests merged when Susan switched from film to digital photography in 2003. The freedom to shoot hundreds of images ignited her passion to capture birds in flight as well as images showing behavior. Susan’s work has been used by Audubon and also by Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Susan has many awards from the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs and from the Photographic Society of America. Thirty-seven of Susan’s images have been accepted into the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography between 2011 and 2019. In 2017 Susan’s image “Heron with Catfish” was awarded PSA Gold - Best in Show, Large Color Print at the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. Susan is a member of Camera Naturalist Photo Club and of Cranbury digital Camera Club.

Tam Stuart educational and professional background is in engineering and science. Nature photography has been his hobby since his early teenage years. He is now retired and spends much of his time outdoors with his camera. While Tam specializes in bird and insect photography he is also fascinated by wild animals of all sizes and description. From time to time he is fortunate to witness a subject’s behavior which he attempts to capture in either in a single photograph or in a series of images which may be viewed as a video. Tam uses a digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses: macro for insects and telephoto for birds. His images have won numerous awards in local and international competitions, and have been exhibited in various galleries. In addition, his work has been used in scientific journals, and included in books and articles authored by others. While he does not actively pursue a commercial goal, prints are sold mounted or unmounted on request.

 

 

 

Friday April 5th @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Deb Pellen’s 2019 Spring Exhibition

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our April Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/382659675795630/

Opening Reception:
April 5th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Bucks Country native Deb Pellen uses her interpretive art is both an expression of today's social issues and her drive to live a life of purpose. Using both her talents and the years given, she works on original paintings in her Newtown studio. With both her mother and grandmother creating works of art as print makers, water colorist and oil painters, Deb grew up surrounded by talent. After several years as a Senior Designer and Creative Director for various ad agencies in New York, Philadelphia, and Princeton, New Jersey Deb now channels her creative energy into her large acrylic paintings. Deb's art can be seen in various galleries and exhibits in Lambertville, New Hope, Wrightstown and Newtown. Her business has grown to incorporate custom pieces for residential homes and corporate offices. Deb is available to create consignment pieces and is blessed to have expanded her operation in the past 5 years.

 

 

 

Friday March 1st @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Rae Chichilnitsky’s - Lucid Dreams - 2019 Exhibition

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our March Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/358256188232660/

Premier painter Rae Chichilnitsky's Spring exhibition!

Opening Reception:
March 1st @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Dreaming had always been a big part of my reality...

As a child I remember hurrying through my day in exciting anticipation
of night, when at last I could hit the pillow, close my eyes and
continue my adventure into the dreamland. Winter with its shorter
days and longer nights was my favorite season back then…
My dreams were vivid, colorful and magic and I could control them!
Yes, I was able to decide which dream to continue, which one to stop
and which to repeat watching it again and again. Compared to reality
of those times my dreams were awesome! I felt like that “kid in a
candy store”…
Dreaming had remained an integral part of my life’s journey. It had
spilled out of nightly domain into my days and into my art, fusing all
elements into beautifully magical world of colorful symbolism,
dreamed-up flowers and scapes, fairy creatures and biblical figures,
ornaments and abstractions.
That’s my world, which I’m happy to share with others…

Rae Chichilnitsky

 

 

 

Friday February 1st @ 6:00PM

Sherry Michelle Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

 

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our February Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/311003039546461/

Premier painter Sherry Michelle's Spring exhibition!

Opening Reception:
February 1st @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Sherry Michelle is a contemporary American artist residing in Bucks County, PA. Experimenting wildly with non-traditional mediums, surfaces and unique applications. Sherry is currently working with a self expression focus producing reactionary work addressing social issues and constructs, promoting unity, equality, women empowerment and mental health awareness. 

Sherry’s most recent series titled “The Biophilia Series” explores the convergent evolutionary theory that suggests there are positive impacts of nature on human flourishing. 

Sherry Michelle’s next Solo Exhibition with Countryside Gallery will be March 1st-31st, 2020 in celebration of International Women’s History Month. Exhibiting work focused on celebrating women, addressing women’s issues, promoting body positivity, equality, and unity. 

In the meantime, follow Sherry Michelle on Instagram: @sherrymichelleart or visit her website: sherrymichelle.com

 

 

 

4th Annual Small Works Showcase

November 21st thru January 31st

Opening Reception December 7th @ 6:00PM!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our 4th Annual Holiday Small Works Showcase.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1123101577848193/

Small scale works (16 x 20" or smaller) at a lower price point ($250.00 and under) for holiday gift giving needs will be on display until the end of January.

Join us December 7th for a opening reception and a chance to meet these talented artists.

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design 
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Our 25+ resident artist & 30+ guest artist will be exhibiting original artwork including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography, pen & inks, hand crafted jewelry, artisan textiles, art glass, giclee, prints, and more!

Don't miss out on the chance to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, & New Years celebration.

 

 

 

Saturday October 6th @ 10:00 AM to 4:00PM

Newtown Market Day

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to announce Keystone K9's Search & Rescue will be joining us for Newtown's Market Day celebration on October 6th! We will be hosting these proud pups and their handlers who's non-profit organization selflessly serve our community. We will be raising funds so Keystone K9's can continue their dedicated hard work. Come out and take part in our raffles for gift certificates, artwork, gift baskets, & a pet portrait. Please don't forget to meet the hounds of Keystone K9's!

Donations can be sent to:
Keystone K9's Search & Rescue
235 Broadway Avenue
Horsham PA 19044

 

 

 

Friday October 5th @ 6:00PM

Matiko Mamaladze Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

 

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our October Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/553825388382328/

Premier painter Matiko Mamaladze's Fall exhibition!

Opening Reception:
October 5th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Matiko Mamaladze, born in Tbilisi, Georgia of a rich artistic grounding is a fine artist with a unique style and mastery of her trade. Balancing her artistic and teaching endeavors, she has not only furthered her personal development, but also that of her many students who have progressed into successful and fulfilling careers themselves.

As international as she is local, Matiko's work has been exhibited and sold in Tbilisi, Mannheim, Lampertheim, Germany; Bern, and Zurich. She also exhibits in many distinguished regional events including the Rittenhouse Square, Daylesford Abbey, and Academy of Notre Dame art shows. Matiko's work has received such distinction as the Edgar A. Thronson Juror's Award at the Evening of Art event at the Goodstay Center, numerous first place awards at shows in her hometown, and she has been the featured artist at the Daylesford Abbey and Immaculata Art Shows.

Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Matiko has published the book "Where the Dream Begins," and is currently working to promote her new wine label "Lovers Wine," a unique interpretation of the very meaning of the spirit itself.
Matiko Mamaladze original works as well as signed giclee and greeting cards can be found on permanent display at our 2 South State Street gallery.

Matiko Mamaladze's solo exhibition will be on display until November 9th.

 

 

 

Friday September 14th @ 6:00PM

Elaine Wisler Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

 

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our September Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/950004198523585/

Premier painter Elaine Wisler Fall exhibition!

Opening Reception:
September 14th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940


Elaine Wisler has always loved to draw, paint to create colorful scenes and vibrant moods. Elaine is a self-taught artist focusing on the mediums of oil and pastel. She loves to people watch and her primary subjects are portraits. Elaine loves to capture pople in their natural habitat and has been a keen observer of people. Her focus has been on aging and the human form. For better or for worse she like to capture the "real" side of people saying "I hope that my whimsical portrayals brings a smile to your face as it does mine"

Elaine's Exhibition will be on display at our South State Street gallery until October 4th.

 

 

 

 

Friday August 17th @ 6:00PM

Tom "TAB" Brantley Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

 
Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our August Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/227403661443267/?ti=cl

Premier painter Tom "TAB" Brantley summer exhibition!

Opening Reception:
August 17th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Bucks County native and artist TAB work ranges from impressionistic to abstract expressionism. Multiple mediums can be found in his work covering many varied subjects. TAB tries to keep it simple and work from the heart. Inspiration can be found is the simplest of everyday encounters. To quote the artist himself "it’s only paint, charcoal, & crayon on canvas or paper... I am just along for this ride... if i took it too seriously, it would ruin it all for me. Stay Loose!"

Bucks County painter TAB's Solo Exhibition starts August 10th and runs until September 7th.

 

 

 

Sunday July 15th @ 10:00 AM - 3:00PM

Laura Brandt Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

https://www.facebook.com/events/923075714551547/

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design Presents:
Laura Brandt Cuban Automobile Photographic Exhibition 

https://www.facebook.com/events/923075714551547/

Sunday July 15th @ 10:00 AM - 3:00PM
2 South State Street
Newtown Pennsylvania 18940
Free Admission
Meet The Artist

Newtown Borough Annual Antique & Classic Automobile Show is an event that Countryside Gallery has embraced over the last four years as an opportunity to showcase Newtowns own painters, photographers, and artist who use their mediums to explore the automotive world. This year Laura Brandt will be exhibiting photographs from her recent visit to the country of Cuba. Steeped in a long tradition of conserving and restoring classic cars, these snapshots of devotees of the Cuban car culture & its aficionados are a perfect tie-in to kick off Sunday's Automotive event on State Street.

 

 

 

 

July 6th @ 6:00 PM

George Gospodinov Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our July Exhibition event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/878613622324146/

Premier painter George Gospodinov summer exhibition!

July 6th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

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. George is also currently accepting client commissions. His Solo Exhibition starts July 6th and runs until August 3rd.

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 15th @ 6:00 PM!

Ashley Bailey Exhibition Opening Artist Reception

https://www.facebook.com/events/249198719154967/

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our June Exhibition event!


Premier graphic artist & illustrator Ashley Bailey summer exhibition!

June 15th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Ashley Bailey is a New Jersey native who currently works in rural Ohio, teaching visual art to middle school students. Her primary medium is digital art, working from cartooning to realism, but has an expanded portfolio that includes printmaking, sculpture, and other traditional fine arts.

With a strong interest in cartooning and comics, she attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art for a year before changing her course to art education at Kent State University—looking to seamlessly blend her life as an artist with the drive to inspire future generations of artists in the process.

Her day job allows her to work alongside students to create a foundation in art that allows middle schoolers to work with all types of mediums. While working on artwork for studio models in the classroom, Ashley also creates her personal artwork on the side and has been mostly focused on digital paintings for commissions.

 

 

 

Saturday June 2nd @ 4:00 PM!

“One Planet, Wildlife Vulnerable To Climate Change”

https://www.facebook.com/events/221672155084708/

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our 4th annual Student Artist Exhibition event!

June 2nd @ 4:00 PM
Meet The Artists
Free Admission
Refreshments Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

“One Planet, Wildlife Vulnerable To Climate Change”

Local young artists age 9-17 from Newtown and Yardley have created 25 paintings of wildlife in order to raise awareness about climate change. Next to each of the 25 student paintings will be a tip on how we can all help reduce our carbon footprint. The show is free to the community and the students’ art will be on display from June 2-11 at Countryside Gallery, located at 2 South State Street, Newtown PA.

 

 

 

Friday May 11th @ 6:00 PM!

Guy Brudahl Exhibition Opening Reception - A Retrospective - Exhibition of Art Glass & Photography from artist's collection!

https://www.facebook.com/events/205542243374086/

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our May Exhibition event!

Premier glass artist Guy Brudahl's summer exhibition event!

May 11th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
2 South State Street, Newtown 18940

Guy Brudahl is a emerging Bucks County artist, who's primary mediums are blown glass, photography, and the written word. Raised on the banks of the Mississippi, and the bluffs of Wisconsin; the wonderment and spirit of nature quickly became a key element in the creative process. As a former board member of the Arts and Culture commission of Middletown, Director of Panasonic's Kid Witness News Program, and President of the Tyler Literary Society, Guy has worked to promote and create art whenever possible. Though not prolific, he is inspired by nature and the elements of man's creations that either harmonize or conflict in natural spaces. Working environmentally, or from the glass studio of the Hicks Arts Center in Newton Pennsylvania, he applies unorthodox techniques to create works that capture the emotion of humanity and the beauty of nature.

 

 

 

Friday April 6th @ 6:00PM!

Ilya Lerner Exhibition Opening Reception - Off My Walls - Exhibition of paintings from artist's collection

https://www.facebook.com/events/215411889011110/

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design would like to invite you to our April First Friday event!
 
Premier Plein-air oil painter Ilya Lerner's Spring Artist Reception:
 
April 6th @ 6:00 PM
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served
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 February 2nd @ 6:00PM!

Chuck Davis Exhibition Opening Reception

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Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the original photographic works of Chuck Davis
Friday February 2nd @ 6:00 PM!
2 South State Street Newtown
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served

Bucks County native Chuck Davis has been involved with photography for the past eight years. He photographic work almost exclusively includes landscape photos, with an occasional wildlife shoot in Yellowstone National Park. Chuck has been involved with the mountains and outdoors most of his adult life. Photography for Chuck started out as a hobby and has turned into a passion. The areas of Chuck's photographic interest include: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, Arches National Park, & Death Valley National Park. Chuck has also shot in Acadia (Maine) and the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon as well as the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. Chuck's original photographic work can be seen on display at our South State Street gallery & will be featured in a solo exhibition starting on February 2, 2018. Opening artist reception will begin 6:00 p.m. and run until March.

 

 

 

Friday November 17th @ 6:00PM!

2017 Small Works Showcase
 
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Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design welcomes you to our second annual Small Works Showcase. 
2 South State Street Newtown
Meet The Artists
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served

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 17th through January 31st for all your holiday gift giving needs.

Opening reception will be at 6:00PM on November 17th.
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.
 
 
 
 

Friday October 6th @ 6:00PM!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the original works of Craig Hackett
Friday October 6th @ 6:00 PM!
2 South State Street Newtown
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served

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Resident landscape painter and Newtown native Craig Hackett was born in New Jersey. During World War II, his family moved to Philadelphia and lived there until he joined the US Air Force in 1957 after high school. As a preteen and taught by his father, initial artistic efforts involved drawing American Indians and their colorful headdresses. During his early teens he progressed to sketching football players and airplanes. He studied photography with a fellow serviceman and gained a great appreciation for the varied expressions of weather and the beautiful earth tones that dominate scenery and landscapes. These memories, combined with years of waterfowl hunting in eastern Delaware marshes, would one day enable him to feature these dramatic values in his paintings. In the mid 70's, before Craig developed the courage to try his hand at watercolors, he became somewhat proficient at pastels and acrylics, producing a number of works for private collections. After a few years the urge to paint with watercolors became irresistible and he promptly became addicted after his initial attempt. Consequently, Craig has focused on this medium for the past thirty plus years and considers it essential to produce the results he desires for his paintings of historic homes, churches and Bucks County landscapes. Being mostly self-taught, Craig's distinct style incorporates bold color and contrast in his watercolors and acrylics which evoke a sense of energy and drama while offering the viewer a feeling of familiarity. His love of gardening and nature is evident in the whimsical landscaping found in many of his commissioned works. Craig's original watercolors can be seen on permanent display at our gallery on 2 South State Street as well as assorted signed & numbered giclee, limited edition prints, and greeting cards.

 

 

Friday August 18th @ 6:00PM!

Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design is proud to present the original works of Sasha Panasyuk

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Friday August 18th @ 6:00 PM!
2 South State Street Newtown
Meet The Artist
Free Admission
Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Served

 Bucks County native Sasha Panasyuk always dreamed of making a splash in the art world and those dreams materialized when he started as tattoo artist at the young age of 20. The owner of Seven Strike Studios is living the american dream. Sasha came to the States from Ukraine at the age of nine. His journey didn't stop there. A lover of arts, theater, dance, and performance, helped shape this entrepreneur into the man he is today. Shortly after opening a tattoo studio in the heart of Bucks County, Sasha also created a workplace and a studio for his blossoming fine arts career. Drawn early to urban art, graffiti, and graphic design, Sasha honed he skills learned on the streets painting murals into the gesso canvas works he creates for gallery exhibitions today. Sasha's talents don't stop there, he recently has dove head first into the modeling industry and has scored early success in magazine and print. This passion driven artist enjoys channeling his energy into endurance cycling, fire breathing, dance and performance art as well.

 

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

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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 countrysideframes@gmail.com. Please visit our Facebook Page for a list of participating stores:
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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

 

 

Friday July 21st @ 6:00PM!

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

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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.

 

Friday June 16th @ 6:00PM!

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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.

 

Saturday June 3rd @ 4:00PM!

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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 www.thepeacecenter.org.

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!

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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

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