Jan Swift is a renowned water colorist known for her landscapes, still life, architectural settings and floral works. She says "I just love to paint anything and everything. Watercolor is so exciting especially when "happenings" involving line, color, shape, space and texture occur. I don't like to get locked into any one thing." A resident of Blairstown, Swift graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia with a B.S. in art education. She earned a master degree in education at Temple University and Tyler School of Fine Arts. Now retired, Swift taught art in N.J. public schools for 25 years after supervising the art programs in 11 elementary schools in Bucks County, PA, before moving to Blairstown. She holds the Governor's Award for excellence in teaching and has published articles in Arts and Activities, a leading art education magazine. Swift is a member of Pocono Arts and has captured 1st Place in watercolor for 3 consecutive years. Her paintings are represented in private and corporate collections. Contact information: 908-362-8001
Mostly a self-taught artist, Lisa Ehrich-Feidler has been creating all types of arts and crafts most of her life. Though she holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an A.A.S. in CADD, art is her true life's passion. Drawn strongly to the ethereal, mystical quality of glass and gems, Lisa seriously pursued her passion in the summer of 2008, finding herself enrolled in several glass workshops that would give her the basics to allow her creativity to blossom. Exquisite art-glass beads and her accompanying jewelry are the vehicles through which she chooses to express her artistic voice. Lisa's work is distinguished by her use of lively, whimsical bold colors, sparkling dichroic glasses, various semi-precious stones and metals, and vintage glass and crystal components. She also incorporates her own art glass beads in many of her pieces, creating designs that are a delightfully edgy departure from typical, and include a wide range of styles. Lisa is available to teach the art of strung or wire-wrapped jewelry in her home either privately or for groups of up to 5. One on one lessons are available for glass bead making. Contact Lisa for details.
At Gallery 23, all our gifts are hand crafted and American made. Our talented artisans present handmade treasures - with free gift wrapping. Popular categories include gifts for him and her, home décor, jewelry and apparel. We have a large selection of paintings, photographs, fine woodworking, pottery, stained glass, cards and more. Gallery 23 has the mission of promoting work of local artists as well as raising awareness and appreciation of the various art forms represented at the gallery. This jury-selected exhibit includes fine art by various artists of the cooperative.
Gallery 23 is located on 23 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Phone (908) 362-6865