THIS SATURDAY! Arts in Bloom at the West End

April 22, 2014
Michael Barr at Work-- Photo by Kathleen Richardson

Michael Barr at Work– Photo by Kathleen Richardson

This Saturday, April 26th, we here at the West End Gallery will be participating in the 2nd annual Arts in Bloom: The Steuben County Art Trail.  Starting at noon and going to 6 PM, we will have six of our highly talented artists putting on painting demonstrations in our Market Street gallery  It should be an exciting and informative afternoon with demonstrations from Michael Barr, Tom Gardner, Joseph C. Daily, Anne Bialke, Judy Soprano and Trish Coonrod.  There will be  a whole lot of talent on display so put it on your schedule now and make sure to make it down to our Corning gallery this coming Saturday.


Joseph Daily at work in his studo

A Demonstration in Watercolor by Judy Soprano

A Demonstration in Watercolor by Judy Soprano

Tom Gardner showing his process

Tom Gardner showing his process

“In the Spotlight” Opens Tonight!

March 14, 2014
David Higgins- Conway (Winter ND)

David Higgins- Conway (Winter ND)

We are really excited here at the West End Gallery because tonight marks the opening of a new exhibit, In the Spotlight,  that is a real stunner.  This show features new work from ten of our favorite artists, working in all mediums and styles.  There is something wonderful to be seen for everyone in every nook and cranny  of the main gallery.

This exciting show, which hangs in our Market Street gallery until April 25th, kicks off with an artists’ reception tonight, Friday March 14th, that runs from 5- 7:30 PM here in the gallery.  It is, as always, open to everyone.

So take a break from the last days of winter’s hold and spend the evening with a glass of wine and some beautiful and thought-provoking art because you don’t want to miss this group of work from this group of ten and extraordinarily talented artists:

Michael Barr             Dana Hawk

Bruce Baxter             David Higgins

Joseph Q. Daily        Valorie Rohver       

Ross Delano              Bob Santandrea

Jennifer Fais             Judy Soprano

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Dana Hawk- Supergirl

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Jennifer Fais- Profile Heron

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Michael Barr- The Cleaner

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Bruce Baxter- Misty November

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Valorie Rohver- Signs of Spring

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Ross Delano- You’re a Crystal Ball

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Joseph Q. Daily- Harvest Song

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Bob Santandrea- Indian Gardens

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Judy Soprano- On the Way Home

Joseph Q. Daily Hits the Cover!

March 1, 2014

Mountain Home Cover Jos DailyWe here at the West End Gallery are so pleased top be able to congratulate one of our wonderful artists, Joseph Q. Daily, for being the subject of a cover story on the recent February edition of Mountain Home Magazine.  It’s a wonderfully written story from Brendan O’Meara that gives a detailed account of Joseph’s career thus far.  The cover features the strikingly beautiful painting, “Artist’s Fiancee“, that we are currently showing here at the gallery.

It’s a great read and will get you up to speed on the work of Joseph Q. Daily before the opening of our next gallery show, In the Spotlight, in which he is a featured artist and will be showing new work.  That show opens on March 14 and also features new and exciting work from Michael Barr, Bruce Baxter, Ross Delano, Jennifer Fais, Dana Hawk, David Higgins, Valorie Rohver, Bob Santandrea and Judy Soprano.

Joseph-Daily-in-Studio-1You can read this marvellous article by clicking here or can download the article by clicking here.  Enjoy the story and note the date for the In the Spotlight show to see even more of this talented artist and meet and chat with him as well.


20 Years of Little Gems

February 7, 2014
Nicora Gangi- Maxfield Evening Egg

Nicora Gangi- Maxfield Evening Egg

Tonight is the opening of our annual Little Gems exhibition here at the West End Gallery, one of our most popular shows every year.  It is a show filled with new small works from our talented artists and there are always lots of great work at very affordable prices.  It’s a great opportunity to fill out your collection or pick up a gift for your Valentine.  The show hangs in the gallery until March 7 and there is an opening reception tonight, Friday February 7th, that runs from 5-7:30 PM.  There are refreshments and music is provided by guitarist William Groome.

Tonightis also a celebration of sorts as this opening reception marks the twentieth year that it has been sponsored by our great friend JoAnn Bonady and her son Joseph P. Bonady.  They have been supporters of the gallery for many more years than that but have made the Little Gems show possible since the very first such show.

Everyone here at the West End Gallery– staff and artists– would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to JoAnn and Joseph.  Your support has meant so much to this gallery and to so many artists throughout the years.  We are all so grateful for your help and your friendship.  You’re the best!

So stop in tonight at the West End Gallery for a dynamite show.  Have a bite to eat, drink a little wine and listen to some beautiful music as you take in some exceptional artwork.  We look forward to seeing you!

Jennifer Fais- Cat in Snow

Jennifer Fais- Cat in Snow

Rebecca Finch- Awfully Fond of You

Rebecca Finch- Awfully Fond of You

Bin Zhang- Concerto in a Hazy Day

Bin Zhang- Concerto in a Hazy Day

Wilson Ong- Hip Hop

Wilson Ong- Hip Hop

Get Rid of Your Black Friday Blues

November 29, 2013
Nicora Gangi- Balladeer

Nicora Gangi- Balladeer

Looking for a little calm on this Black Friday, a little oasis away from standing in long lines and dodging shopping carts at the local mall?  Here’s a suggestion that might be just the cure for your Black Friday Blues.  Why not take a break and head down to the West End Gallery?

Picture this:  Wonderful artwork of all shapes and sizes in glorious colors.  A glass of flavorful wine and a selection of hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyment.  Beautiful  music wafting through the gallery from musicians Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge.  Great conversation with old and new friends.

Sounds pretty good, huh?

Paul Willsea & Carol O'Brien - Jade Crackle Bowl

Paul Willsea & Carol O’Brien – Jade Crackle Bowl

This evening from 5-7:30 PM we will be holding our reception for our annual Director’s Choice exhibit.  Director Linda Gardner has chosen her favorite work for this show and has filled the main gallery with paintings, sculpture and art glass of all manner of color.  It is, simply put, a beautiful show and is, as always, open to the public.

So, we invite you to put on your comfortable clothes and come down to the West End this evening.   Maybe you’ll even find a gift for someone on your list ( or yourself) while relaxing.  Hope to see you here!

Dana Hawk -Take It Off

Dana Hawk -Take It Off

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2013
 Trish Coonrod- 2 Pears and 2 Green Bottles

Trish Coonrod- 2 Pears and 2 Green Bottles

Everybody here at the West End Gallery would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  We know that we are thankful for all the people– the artists, collectors ,friends and family– who have made this gallery a Market Street mainstay for the last 30 years.  We hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with peace and calm.

PS–Please join us tomorrow evening for the opening of our annual Director’s Choice show, from 5- 7:30 PM.  Instead of fighting Black Friday crowds, enjoy  a lovely glass of wine, a tasty lite snack and listen to some relaxing music from Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge as you take in some of the finest artwork to be found anywhere. Included in this year’s show is work (shown here on the left) from an artist new to us, Trish Coonrod.  She has had an extensive career in art and her beautiful oils are a wonderful addition  to the West End Gallery.  Hope to see you here!

Introducing Joseph Q. Daily

November 27, 2013
Joseph Q. Daily- Preparations For Spring

Joseph Q. Daily- Preparations For Spring

We are very excited here at the West End Gallery about the newest additions to our talented roster of artists.  In the last post we showed a sampling of the work of Joseph Q. Daily, if you can call a painting  that is over six feet tall a sampling!  Joseph comes to us from Vestal where he has crafted quite a strong career, gaining much renown in his relatively short life.  He was trained in classical drawing and painting and his masterful works  are now at the peak of representational oil painting.  His beautifully rendered commissioned portraiture has been much sought here and abroad.  We are very pleased to be able to show his work to our friends here in Corning.

Joseph Q. Daily- Portrait of the Artist’s Fiancée in her Maidenhood

Joseph Q. Daily- Portrait of the Artist’s Fiancée in her Maidenhood

We have two epic, museum-quality pieces from Joseph Q. Daily on hand for this show that you won’t want to miss. The first is Portrait of the Artist’s Fiancée in her Maidenhood that was featured in the previous blog entry and the second is the beautiful Preparations For Spring, shown at the top here.  They will certainly capture your eye as will his other work that is on hand for  this year’s  Director’s Choice exhibit.

Director’s Choice begins with an opening reception on Friday, November 29, that runs from 5-7:30 PM.  Please stop in for a glass of wine,  hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments while taking in this wonderful work.  There will also be music provided by Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge.  It should be a wonderful night of music and art so come on out!

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Joseph Q. daily- Old Friends

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Joseph Q. Daily- At the Pond

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Joseph Q. Daily- Hands With Flower





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