2017  WILLIAM RIS GALLERY, Jamesport, NY  
          solo show,  fall of 2017  tba

2017  SOMA GALLERY, Cape May, NJ opening may 27
          May-June     Gallery Three
         "let the games begin"


2017  RED RAVEN ART COMPANY, Lancaster, Pa.
         February 3rd    Highlight  Artist

2017  TRENDZ, Stone Harbor, NJ

2017  CHORA LEONE GALLERY, Somers Point, NJ



2016  STANEK GALLERY, Philadelpia, Pa., 242 N. 3rd St.
         November    Opening: November 3rd
         "BRIDGES"  curated by ARTC & MARY CANTONE
         







2016  PICTURING THE GARDEN STATE, Bergen Gallery
 Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ
 Curated by Amy Lipton
 March 1-April 8    Opening March 1  6-8



     SOMA GALLERY, Cape May, NJ gallery one
      www.somagallery.net  
     "MERCURY AND THE LITTLE MYSTERIES/BONUS VERSION"
MERCURY AND THE LITTLE MYSTERIES  was inspired by weekly three hour seaside treks at a bird refuge.  Time and temperature combined to mark passages and discoveries.   MERCURY I  is a large oil painting which serves as a kind of base line for the small THE LITTLE MYSTERIES, small satellite egg tempera collages suspended in translucent bags as a temporal form of evidence of those fleeting moments. 
 
  OPENING ARIL 18TH

     CHORA LEONE GALLERY, Somers Point, NJ   
     ongoing
 
     TRENDZ GALLERY, Stone Habor, NJ  ongoing

 2015  DRAWINGROOMS  PROJECT ROOMS SHOW
     
      180 Grand St. Jersey City, NJ
      February 20-March 15
      Sunday,  February 22nd artist's reception 3-6
 
    
           

12.11.14-1.25.15   DRAWING ROOMS
     The Big Small Painting Show 2014                                           Drawing Rooms/180 Grand St. Jersey City, NJ
       The Big Small Show Fundraiser

Saturday, December 13, 6pm to 9pm

 180 Grand St. Jersey City 

www.drawingrooms.org

The BIG small Painting Show and BIG small works Show-
Featuring almost 100 talented painters, collage artists, print-makers and sculptors and from New Jersey and NYC.! 
Be a part of our special fundraiser event. The evening starts at 6pm with a view of the exhibition at Drawing Rooms 
and then moves to Victory Hall for light food, wine, live flamenco music and dance from Marc Sloan and Forever Moonlight !
TICKETS only 25$ each - 2 for 45$    order at   http://drawingrooms.org/events.html
Your donation helps keep us going bringing art, music and classes to our community all year long!
DRAWING ROOMS is operated by Victory Hall Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

Preview Sales Evening 4-8pm Friday, December 12th
 
                                                           

10.2014  TRENDZ
                   209 96th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ
                   609.368.3313
                   AND IT WAS GOOD 

 
   2014  GALLERY at BAYSHORE DISCOVERY PROJECT
                 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ
                 856.785.2060
                 OPENING  6/13   5-9 p.m.
                  WE SEA
                  My interest in mermaids  came about ten years ago with an email announcement for an exhibition of paintings about  Mami Wata, the African water goddess.  

Coupled with the fact I spent every summer at the beach,  and then mostly in the ocean, I spent many hours diving and imagining myself a dolphin.   When I was in delivery with my son,  I got over the fear and pain by imagining myself in a river of females of all time,  just floating and flowing with that river and all the pain passed by.   I  have no idea where that notion came from. Somehow reading about Mami Wata many years later, something connected.   She was known as the "originator, generatrix,   the mother, the mother of the gods,  the mateless one".     Through research of this small selection of images,  many of these are goddesses of fertility and motherhood.    I do have a hunch many of these goddesses were shifted to sirens,  or beautiful creatures used to lure men to their deaths, when a shift to patriarchal societies replaced goddess worship.

The research of Mami Wata led me not only to these other myths, a few of whom are later incarnations of Mami Wata herself,  as she was worshiped from Africa to Turkey and was perhaps the first incarnation of Isis in Egypt,  but also to searching for a scientific basis for these myths.  One of the books was a book suggesting an aquatic beginning  entitled  THE AQUATIC APE by Elaine  Morgan, writer and evolutionary anthropologist.   Her work and the work of her predecessors is still obviously controversial, but is heralded by the likes of Sir Richard Attenborough.

Investigating these world wide myths and seeing the similarites in stories  has me certain the search of these mysteries has just begun.




       2014  CHORA LEONE GALLERY                

                www.choraleonegallery.com
                419 Bethel Road, Somers Point, NJ
                609.927.9909

       2014  TRENDZ GALLERY
                209 96th St. Stone Harbor, NJ
                609.368.3313

       2014  THE QUIET LIFE GALLERY, Lambertville, NJ
                OPENING 3/8   3-6   609.397.0880
               "falling"   a  solo show,  3/7-4/12                                
                Falling
.
Falling's weightlessness is a troubled one
It's not like the airtime of up-drafting hawks
or homosapient gliders hung on wires under
silk billows out of their element
snubbing gravity putting on airs,
nor like the honking camaraderie
of southbound geese chasing solar flares

To know that speeding mass
in collusion with collision brings bereavement
in worlds of muscle blood and bone
is usually enough to keep most breathers
from dancing on edges or diving off ledges

By a wise prescience we understand
that freefall without orbit
must be a heavy weightlessness
no matter how long its freedom lasts
if gravity's die is cast

Bodies are more fragile than stone and steel.
In falling minds minutes are surreal
and time expands as down mind coasts

—as future shortens past grows richer
and now's edge is honed so fine
as to split the hairs of ghosts,
and life 's full-tipped to spill last hours out
which cling to sides of tissue pitchers

Past becomes a fuller world, more here,
which is why old fallers often go there more
than fresh fallers do, who, still green,
in exhilarated falling feel only wind in hair
the sheen of mornings crisp and new
being blessed to not fully grasp
that they are falling too
.
.
by Jim Culleny

    

       2013   KLEINERT JAMES ART CENTER, Woodstock, NY "THE                                               ANIMAL LOOKS BACK AT US" curated by Sara L Henry  
                THE QUIET LIFE GALLERY, Lambertville, NJ Winter Group Show
                 
                TRENDZ  GALLERY, Stone Harbor, NJ  ongoing NEW WORK
                              
                SOMA GALLERY, Cape May, NJ 7/20-8/18 solo show
                                                
                THE ANIMAL LOOKS BACK AT US, Williamsburg Art & Historical                                  Center, Brooklyn, NY  curated by Sara Lynn Henry
                            9/21-10/20    

                CHORA LEONE  GALLERY, 419  C Bethel Rd. Somers Point, NJ 
                            ongoing, NEW WORK www.choraleonegallery.com
                                                           
                  
       2012  TRENDZ GALLERY,  Stone Harbor, NJ  solo show  tba
            
                THE QUIET LIFE GALLERY, Lambertville, NJ solo show, 6/15-8/5
                opening reception tba
                www.thequietlifegallery.com
 
                SOMA GALLERY, Cape May, NJ, gallery one, 5/19-6-17 
                opening reception 5/19  6-9
                www.somagallery.net
 
 
       2011 TRENDZ GALLERY, Stone Harbor, NJ opening summer "Traveling 
               with Friends"
 
               THE QUIET LIFE GALLERY, Lambertville, NJ  "Speak to Me"  solo 
                show   6/4-7/18
 
               GALLERY 50, Bridgeton, NJ   "The Cat Will Mew and the Dog 
               Will Have His Day"  group show, Gallery 50, Bridgeton   
               10/5-28 
   
        
 
     2010  RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Millville, NJ
               "Herstory II"  invitational
 
               SLUICE CREEK GALLERY, Cape May Court House, NJ  group show
 
               THE QUIET LIFE GALLERY, Lambertville, NJ  solo show 5/20-7-8
 
               TRENDZ GALLERY, Stone Harbor, NJ
 
               SOMA GALLERY, Cape May, NJ
 
 
      2009  ARTS AT 510, Harrisburg, NJ  solo show  December
 
               SOMA GALLERY, Cape May, NJ solo show gallery one
               "Two Legged View of a Four Legged World"  with Lynne Lockhart
 
               TRENDZ GALLERY, Stone Harbor, NJ
 
               ELDER GALLERY, Charlotte, NC group show "Studio Selections I"  
 
               RAPHAEL NUOVO STUDIO, New Hope, Pa.
 
 
      2008  MIAMI BEACH ARTNOW FAIR, SOMA GALLERY, Miami, Fla.
 
               BUCKS GALLERY OF FINE ART,  Newtown, NJ group show
 
               TRENDZ GALLERY,  Stone Harbor, NJ solo show
 
               SOMA GALLERY,  Cape May, NJ group show
 
               GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN, invitational exhibit, NJ
 
 
      2007  GALLERY 50,  Bridgeton, NJ  3 person show
 
               ELDER GALLERY, Charlotte, NC  group show
 
               BUCKS GALLERY OF FINE ART, Newtown, NJ  group show
 
               TRENDZ GALLERY Stone Harbor, NJ
 
 
      2006  SIGHTLINES INVITATIONAL, POETRY AND PAINTING
 
               PETER MCPHEE GALLERY,  Stone Harbor, NJ group show
 
      
      2005  RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER OF ART, Millville, NJ 
               "eudamonia"
 
               HIGH STREET DESIGN, Millville, NJ  group show
 
               PETER MCPHEE GALLERY, Stone Harbor, NJ  group show
 
               THE GLOBE GALLERY, Md. group show
 
 
      2004  HIGH STREET DESIGN, Millville, NJ  solo show
 
               PETER MCPHEE GALLERY, Stone Harbor, NJ group show
 
               THE GLOBE GALLERY, Md. group show
 
               PRICKLY PEAR GALLERY, Cape May, NJ group show
 
              
      2003  RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER OF ART, Millville, NJ, group 
               show
 
               PRICKLY PEAR GALLERY, Cape May, NJ group show
 
               ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DREAMS, international virtual 
               dream show
 
               MARK COTTON "Fifty by Fifty" virtual group show
 
 
      2002  THE GLOBE GALLERY, Md.  solo show "The Midsummer Series"
 
               PRICKLY PEAR GALLERY, Cape May,  group show
 
               RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER OF ART, Millville, NJ, group 
               show
 
 
      2001 RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER OF ART, Millville, NJ group
              show
 
              HIGH STREET DESIGN, Millville, NJ group show
 
 
     2000  RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER OF ART, Millville, NJ group
              show
 
 
     1999  WILLIAM RIS GALLERY, Camp Hill, Pa two person show
 
 
     1997  OCEAN CITY ART CENTER, Ocean City, NJ group show
 
     
     1993-1996  JANE LAW GALLERY, Long Beach Island, NJ
 
     1992  GALLERY 50, Bridgeton, NJ solo show
 
     1978  WILLIAM PENN MUSUEM, Harrisburg, Pa. "Women in the Arts"
 
     1974  THE CORCORAN MUSEUM, Washington, DC
 
 
 
 
INTERACTIVE WORK
 
"Now You See It" curated, produced and exhibited in a traveling show
focusing on the environment.  The show consisted of noted painters, photographers, sculptors, writers and musicians.   Partial funding with a NJ State Arts Grant.   1990-1994
 
"The Midsummer Series"  a series of nine paintings depicting a nocturnal 
arboretum based on Shakespeare's play.  The show was a multimedia interactive with actors and musicians arranged with Kate Patton from the Globe.  2002
 
PARTIAL LIST OF COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
 
The Philadelphia Zoological Society
Waterford/Wedgwood, USA
The Borough of Stone Harbor
The County of Cape May
Cape Savings and Loan Corporation
Thieme Medical Publishers, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
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