Teen Artists Strut Their Stuff

Come out and support our teen artists. This exhibit is the annual Union County Teen Arts Festival Touring exhibit. Acrylics, Oils, collages, a wonderful collection by aspiring artists.

This is an annual event and the students look forward to creating works that could have a chance to be hung in a gallery. It’s a way for those teens who are interested in art to have a shot at exhibiting their works in real galleries across Union county.

After you’ve seen the show, take some time to leave your comments on this blog. I will make sure the students receive them.

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Meet Union’s Youngest Artists

Reception Saturday May 5  Noon – 2pm

Our current exhibit features artworks produced by students attending Hannah Caldwell, School in Union, NJ. Their works take over the gallery, it becomes more like an installation than an exhibit! Walk into the gallery and every inch of space is covered by the colorful paintings, drawings, and collages of these students. From the quality and quantity of the artworks, you are very aware of Leslie Jenkins’ love of teaching art to children. In this day when school budgets are so ready to cut the arts to save a penny, it’s nice to see these children given the opportunity to be actively engaged in the visual arts at these schools.

 

Explore the Wonders of Ireland

Youghal Lighthouse-Cork

March is the month of the Irish! Stop by on March 3 from 1-3pm, meet Carol Martin and view her wonderful photographs of current day Ireland. We also have showcases that house Irish musical instruments and other artifacts created in Ireland,Carol Martin,Irish,Ireland

Les Malamut Art Gallery would like to thank the following sponsors:

Maser Engineering

Connect 1 Bank

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Bayonne Community Bank

County of Union

Robbins Agency

Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Union County

Galloping Hill Caterers

Kaluystan Foods

Capturing the Truth Of Life

Rui’s photography is truly inspirational. The landscapes in this exhibit depict not only a physical space but also its soul. Here is what Rui says about his photography:

“I’m a photographer specializing in truthful images to inspire feelings. I have spent countless years reflecting on defining my style of photography. More important than style is to be aware of your surroundings. “Capturing the truth of life,” I guess you can say is my style, but what I enjoy the most is capturing what I feel. It builds on the context that can be inspired by the viewer’s connection with the photograph. External or internal context is the basis of what I feel is so crucial to connecting to a picture, it can be your emotional connection, the social nature of the photograph or the historical, either relationship allows the viewer to connect with what I’m trying to portray.”

Join us on Sat Jan 6, 2018  1- 3 pm to view these splendid images and to meet this inspirational photographer.

Meet the winners


Best in Show
Heidi Sandecki
“Cabbage Unfurled”

Pat and Richard Morgan Award
Jill Crouch
“Out for a Walk”

Award of Excelance
Rita Feeney
“Pink Ladies”

The New Jersey Watercolor Society, founded in 1938, is comprised of more than 250 talented professional and non-professional artists from all over the state of New Jersey, which includes elected and associate members. The Society aims to exhibit watercolor paintings of professional quality; to increase and expand opportunities for New

Jersey watercolor artists, and to promote public interest in watercolor paintings. Any New Jersey resident can become an Associate Member, thereby also receiving the newsletter, attend all functions, exhibit in the annual Associate Members Show, enter in the Annual Open Jurried Show, and may also serve on a committee. For information on joining NJWCS visit:www.njwcsorg/membership.htm

Artists on Art, Creativity, Life

Here are some cool quotes about art from artists and others:

“Fashion fades, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“The home should be the treasure chest of the living.” – Le Corbusier

“Think sideways.” – Edward De Sono

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” – Bill Blass

“Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.” – Charles Eames

“I’m always amazed how the application of color from tubes of paint can create something that allows the eyes to be a conduit to the heart and mind.” – Steve Taylor, oil painter of Western scenes

“Art and culture are the spirits that help elevate us to be better human beings, and that’s as vital as it gets.” – Angela Goding, contemporary art curator

“Without art…our world would have remained a jungle.” – Bernard Berenson, American historian

A “Skytacular Show” Comes to the Les Malamut Art Gallery!


“I have always been interested in astronomy, and would go to the Elizabeth Public Library to get books on the planets and the cosmos. Even though I owned telescopes, I never considered astronomy as a hobby until I went to Union County College to meet up with my wife who was taking night classes to finish her degree. One evening I discovered Union County College’s Sperry Observatory and found out that there was an astronomy club on campus and joined. I tried taking some images of the night sky but they turned out badly, so I embarked on a journey to learn as much as I could about astrophotography. In 2010 I took my first successful astro photo. My gear has changed as has my processing and media, and when the sky night calls on clear nights, I set up my telescopes and cameras to capture the unfolding cosmic spectacle.”