January 2020 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford continues to offer Nancy Graham’s magnificent exhibit in our salon, and Roy Musitelli will occupy the feature wall for the month of January. Third Friday will be on January 17, 5-8 pm. Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for any further updates. Guest Artist Nancy Graham exhibit Nancy Graham paints… Read more →

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Loose yet accurate

Mark Tennant, 20 x 16. That’s all I know about this painting by an artist who has turned a bit of a corner in the past year or two–the simplicity of his execution has become extraordinary given how convincingly he puts one perfect tone alongside another. These chunks of color do exactly the job he […]

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Inka Essenhigh

The artist’s individual struggle, individuation as Jung would have put it, as it worked itself out in her own career:  I wanted to paint what today looked like or felt like. But as I just grew older it didn’t seem as important to make paintings that were necessarily as contemporary as possible. I wanted to […]

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Loss to Legacy Book Event this Friday!

A word from the author: I’m looking forward to sharing stories and discussing my recently published book with you at Art Presence in Jacksonville this Friday evening, December 13. It’s a meaningful time of year to share this path, as the holiday season brings bittersweet memories of loved ones who are no longer here. I […]

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Fine, Call Me Pop

I’m beginning to realize it’s entirely fair to classify some of my work as Pop, and I’m comfortable with the idea. It doesn’t clarify anything—categorizations and schools and movements just obscure what’s actually going on in a painting—but I’ve begun to warm up to what Pop was doing, historically. It made me uncomfortable in the […]

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Making marks

My most recently finished still life makes me uneasy. If I look at it in a dim light, before going to bed, I’m gratified that I did almost exactly what I set out to do—capture a glowingly illuminated kitchen in the middle of a bright, summer day. But during the daylight hours, if the surface […]

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Angel Show

Art Presence Art Center will present its annual Angel Show opening on December 6th, Friday, with a Reception of December 7th from 1 to 3 P.M.  At least 40 artists will share their artistic version of angels.  What a wonderful way to start the Christmas Season.  The gallery is open from 11 to 5 every […]

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Window to the future

One of the treasures from my visit to the Detroit Institute for Arts Museum, and displayed near two equally excellent paintings. Historically speaking, it’s only a short walk from this painting (hanging with two equally beautiful pieces by Matisse) to the work of Richard Diebenkorn.  Yet this was painted half a century before Diebenkorn’s Ocean […]

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December 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will continue it’s seasonal exhibit with a transition to winter.  For Third Friday (December 20th, 5pm-8pm) we are planning a special Christmas event presented by harpist Kathy Yeoman. Guest Artist Nancy Graham Returns to Help Art du Jour Usher in a New Year Nancy Graham has always been passionate about… Read more →

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