March 1, 2014
We 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.
You 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.
February 7, 2014
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
Rebecca Finch- Awfully Fond of You
Bin Zhang- Concerto in a Hazy Day
Wilson Ong- Hip Hop
November 29, 2013
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
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
November 28, 2013
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!
November 27, 2013
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
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!
Joseph Q. daily- Old Friends
Joseph Q. Daily- At the Pond
Joseph Q. Daily- Hands With Flower
November 25, 2013
Nicora Gangi- Promise With a Bite
We here at the West End Gallery are truly excited about this year’s Director’s Choice exhibit which opens this Friday, November 29. This is one of our more popular shows every year as Gallery Director Linda Gardner chooses her favorite works from the extraordinary talented gallery artists she has assembled over the past three decades. It is always a striking and beautiful show and this year promises to be perhaps the best ever. There is a tremendous array of diverse art in many mediums throughout the gallery, with too many highlights to capture with one glimpse.
Joseph Q. Daily- Artist’s Fiancee
Our regular longtime artists have a strong showing here and are joined by several new artists whose work is world-class. We are really excited about these new artists and can’t wait to have you see their work. Among the new additions are Joseph Q. Daily, Nicora Gangi and Trish Coonrod. We will introduce them in posts throughout the week to give you a better look into their wonderful work. Joseph Q. Daily has delivered several epic paintings that you will not want to miss, including the piece shown here on the left. Titled Artist’s Fiancee, it is a real show-stopper, measuring 75″ by 48″. It is worth a visit just to see the work from these new West End artists.
Trish Coonrod- 2 Pears a Fig And Raspberries
Director’s Choice opens Friday, November 29, with a reception that runs from 5-7:30 PM. The reception will feature wine and other refreshments along with live music from Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge. The show will be on display through December and comes to an end on January 18, 2014.
So, on the 30th, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to fill your Black Friday with a little color and a relaxing glass of wine. Looking forward to seeing you at the West End Gallery!