In September the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A N. Main Street in Cranbury, will be hosting a free "Winter Workshop Series Exhibit" featuring work by Workshop Artists.
The Winter Workshops at the Gourgaud Gallery, sponsored by the Cranbury Arts Council, has given local artists the opportunity to remain painting 12 months of the year. CAC has hosted Art in the Park sessions all around the area for the spring and summer months for plein air painting. Colleen Cahill started this program to supplement it so that even in the doldrums of winter we are able to assemble to learn, paint, and create together. The focus this year has been on watercolor, specializing on topics such as putting people in a landscape and creative collage and mixed media.
The Cranbury Arts Council employs working artists to facilitate these workshops and each year there is always a considerable turnout. All of the work created is celebrated, which includes collage, pastels, and watercolors, with a gallery showing. Work can be submitted late August from workshop participants that are reviewed and possibly juried, based on the response. A piece from each of the artists and instructors is usually hung.
The Winter Workshop gallery show will have a reception on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and all are invited to see these artistic efforts at the Gourgaud Gallery.
The artwork is for sale with 20 percent of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment.
The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 1 through 29 (closed on Labor Day) and the third and last Sunday of the month. You can meet the exhibiting Artists at the reception on Sept. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments are served at the Artist Reception.
The Gourgaud Gallery will also offer matted paintings for sale outside of the gallery, as part of Cranbury Day on Sept. 7.
Anyone wishing to exhibit at the Gourgaud Gallery can obtain an application at the Gallery or at www.cranbury.org. If you are interested in CAC membership or participating in any way, please email us at email@example.com.