Martin Poole Show Opening Friday

June 10, 2014
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Martin Poole- Rush

Just a reminder that one of the highlights of our year here at the West End Gallery is coming up this coming Friday, June 13,  with our annual exhibit of new work from Martin Poole.   The main gallery is filled with luminous grand seascapes and landscapes and exquisite figurative pieces, all filled with glowing layers of colors that fill the space with a warm light.  Not a show to be missed.

And to add even more of an incentive, we are also showcasing the distinctive and renowned works of Treacy Ziegler in our Upstairs Gallery.  So mark your calendar and get down to the West End Gallery this Friday.  You can talk to both artists, drink a bit of wine, see world-class art and hear the guitar styling of William Groome.

Sounds like a perfect evening, doesn’t it?

Hope to see you there Friday.

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Martin Poole- Big World

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Martin Poole- Red Line

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Martin Poole- Lesson


Tom Gardner Show TONIGHT!

May 2, 2014
Tom Gardner- Low Tide St. Lucia

Tom Gardner- Low Tide St. Lucia

Just a reminder that tonight is the opening for the annual show of new work from Tom Gardner here at the West End Gallery.  This year’s show is titled Plein Air and kicks off with an opening reception beginning at 5 PM and running to 7:30 PM with food, refreshments and music from William Groome.  The gallery looks great and it looks like it will be a perfect spring evening to hit Market Street to join in the festivities.  Have a glass of wine, listen to some beautiful guitar playing and chat with the always entertaining Tom Gardner.As always, everyone is welcome here at the West End Gallery.

Hope to see you tonight!

Tom Gardner- River Fog

Tom Gardner- River Fog


Tom Gardner in “Plein Air”

April 30, 2014

GardnerFastDogLThere is a reception at the West End Gallery this Friday evening , May 2,  for the opening of a show of  exciting new works from one of our most popular artists and one of the longtime stalwarts of the Corning art scene , Tom Gardner.  The show, titled Plein Air, is a mix of works depicting the landscapes of the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes as well as vistas from Tom’s many travels.  It also puts Tom’s sense of humor on display, as seen in the piece shown here on the right, Fast Dog.  It’s a fun and colorful show that you will not want to miss.

The show runs from May 2 – June 6.  The opening reception is on Friday from 5-7:30 PM and is, as always, open to the public.  There wine and other refreshments as well as music from guitarist William Groome.  It should be a great time so mark your calendar for this coming Friday!

Here is a short bio of artist Tom Gardner:

Born in Upstate New York, in the Finger Lakes Region, Tom Gardner has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember. He has won awards from the National Academy of the Arts, Arnot Art Museum, Roberson Museum and American Artist Magazine among many others. Gardner has been featured in both group and solo exhibits across the nation – mainly in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Wyoming and Massachusetts. He has traveled broadly and paints wherever he goes. He has visited Italy, Chile, Mexico, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands and extensively across the United States, Alaska included.

Gardner will just pick up his paint box and go. He says, “I just paint.” Unpretentious, in fact, anti-pretentious, Tom Gardner is an artist full of both feeling and thought who believes that art should be accessible to everyone without explanation. Like many artists, he paints because he must. He is compelled and finds that some part of him seems broken when he cannot create daily.

In more recent years, Gardner has become an established sculptor with many public works of art. He has done projects for the Federal Government (I-86 Horseheads bypass project), The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Elmira College, The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes as well as for private collectors.  Gardner describes himself as largely self-taught and he is an avid learner. After college he continued to seek opportunities to grow and he painted regularly for many years with Thomas S. Buechner and Martin Poole in Corning, New York. He has also found workshops and classes elsewhere on specific techniques to be helpful; but largely he visits galleries and museums, reads and listens to the voice within him, more and more finding his own artistic vocabulary and vision.

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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.

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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
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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


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