Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ted Petrochko at Ironbound Unbound

Artist Ted Petrochko will be participating in the Newark Arts Council's annual Open Doors Studio Tour at a new gallery, Ironbound Unbound, at 142 Lafayette Street, corner of New Jersey Railroad Avenue, Newark. The show runs from September 23 through 26. Artists' reception on Thursday the 23rd from 7 PM to 10 PM. Free off-street parking is available for patrons. This is a must for anyone wanting to enjoy fall in New Jersey!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Crochet Pattern Line Launched

BOAS member Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten has officially launched her new crochet pattern line. It is now available on Patternfish!

These patterns include a prayer shawl, ear warmers, a child's hat, fashion belt, scarf and dish cloths! These patterns can be worked up quickly for yourself or as a quick gift.

A special note about one pattern - Lisa's Prayer Shawl. This shawl was created in honor of Andrea's friend Lisa. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor. For every purchase of Lisa's Prayer Shawl pattern, Andrea will donate $2 to Casting for Recovery.

Andrea met Lisa at a Casting for Recovery retreat where she was a volunteer. This wonderful organization provides free fly fishing retreats forbreast cancer survivors. Andrea and her husband Glenn and have been volunteering with this organization since 2003.

Friday, October 9, 2009

JERSEY FIX - An Addiction to Newark and the Art World

"Jersey Fix" is an exhibition of 10 artists from and around the Newark and New Jersey Area. The art work on display consists of a variety of pieces on canvas, works on paper and mixed media.

"Jersey Fix" deals with the idea of being addicted to New Jersey and also having an obsession with the Arts. The atmosphere of the exhibition surrounds the viewer with our artists' most inner compulsions to create art.

Artists such as Jack Anderson, Michelle D. Farrera, Amanda LaMarco, Anibal Padilla, & Angela Silleti display works that reveal emotions, thoughts, dreams, and nightmares. Their works try to solve the need to identify as artists, and at the same time express their desire to explain a particular thought.

"Jersey Fix" will be on display as a part of the Newark Arts Council's Open Doors Studio and Gallery Tours. Hosted at 33 Washington Street in Newark NJ, the event will run from October 23- 25, 2009.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Artist Ted Petrochko RUST Series in Montclair

BOAS member and NJ artist Ted Petrochko will be opening a new show at the BrassWorks Gallery on Grove Street in Montclair. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Ted's photographs from his RUST series will be on display.

You can view more of Ted's work at his website:

For more information about the BrassWorks Gallery, call (973) 744-5100.

This show is not to be missed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tour of Art in Newton, NJ

The Third Annual Tour of Art, sponsored by Main Street Newton, Inc., kicks off when merchants all along Spring St play host to area artists working in watercolor, traditional oil, acrylics, photography, fabrics, ceramics and more. This year's Tour of Art includes twice as many merchant venues as last year enabling the event to show the works of more than 30 artists. The artists will be “in Residence” from 5-8pm at the merchant venues where their work is being displayed. Tour of Art provides a unique opportunity to visit with the creators of the art on display during a lovely fall evening filled with music, special events and store specials.

BOAS member Jennie Traill Schaeffer-Goldberg of TrailWorks will be part of this wonderful event!

The Tour of Art will be held September 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and is a wonderful way to kick off the fall season!

For more information, go to:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Four Seasons in Fiber Arts

The 2009 International Freeform Exhibit is now available for your viewing pleasure! BOAS member Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten is a participant in the online display.

This year's theme is "the four seasons." A total of 52 artists from around the globe participated this year. The artists were given the choice of creating one or more freeform pieces interpreting the four seasons. Unlike other years, they were not restricted to scrumbles and many of the pieces are wearable art and sculptural as well. None of the artists saw each other's pieces until this online show.

Later this year, a professionally printed book will be available highlighting the entire project and all the artists who participated.

You can check out the online show at the official 2009 Four Seasons Show web site. You will definitely not be disappointed!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Launch Day for Renie Garlic

Today is a BIG Day — it’s Book Launch Day
for my BOAS member Renie Garlick
To Stand Under A Yellow Tree, Imagining.

This story is an invitation to you
from the mudpeople,
personal yet not personalized;
they know you, but not your name, not yet.
(Renie says when you join them the mudpeople give you a new name...!)

They speak to you through
your creative soul and call you to
“Come out and play!”
There will be magics and games,
prizes and surprises and fireworks!
Go to:

It’s a Story Telling Festival!
And it begins here, now:
To Stand Under A Yellow Tree, Imagining.
Imagine balloons and flags
and ribbons snaking in the winds above a sunny field!
And you! Yes, you, too!

Pick up the book today and be part of these festivities.
Put on your Artist Party Hat!
Bring your friends and family
and meet us by the river on the muddy banks!
We have saved a place for you there!