April 30, 2015
Tom Gardner- Frenchman’s Bluff
Spring is in the air finally here at the West End Gallery and with that comes the annual show of new work from Tom Gardner, the well known painter of subjects of the Finger Lakes, as well as many from far beyond this area. Tom Gardner has been one of the foundations of the local art scene for decades , as a painter, sculptor and teacher and this show represents the best of his recent work.
This color-filled show opens Friday, May 1, with an opening reception with Tom from 5-7:30 PM and hangs until June 5 in the main gallery of our Market Street location in the historic Gaffer District of Corning. William Groome will be providing music with his wonderful guitar playing and there will be light refreshments and wine. Everyone is welcome as always and we hope to see you here at the gallery this Friday.
Tom Gardner- Fountain Flowers
Tom Gardner- Tom Beecher Wisner Park
March 6, 2015
Jennifer Fais- Duet
Our new exhibit here at the West End Gallery features six of our finest and long established talents in an exciting mix of styles that gives the gallery a spring-like feeling of color and positivity– the perfect remedy for the winter hangover we have all been feeling as of late! It’s a wonderful show featuring the oils and watercolors from artists Bruce Baxter, Ileen Kaplan, Brian Hart, Jennifer Fais and Judy Soprano along with gorgeous jewelry from Becky Congdon. Each has their newest works created just for this show on display.
The show opens tonight, Friday, March 6, with an opening reception that runs from 5-7:30 PM and is open, as always, to one and all. Music will be provided by Matrix Flute & Guitar Duo. There will also be a variety of refreshments and snacks to enjoy as you take in the beautiful art and music. The show hangs in our gallery until April 24.
So, if you feel like breaking free from winter’s clutches tonight, stop into the West End Gallery for great art, music, and so much more. The artists will be in attendance and would love to speak with you about their latest works. Hope to see you there!
Brian Hart- Autumn Daybreak
Ileen Kaplan- Sunlight on the Yellow Shed
Bruce Baxter- Cocktail Dress
Becky Congdon– Snowflake Hollow Necklace
Judy Soprano, Stone Bridge
February 6, 2015
Martin Poole- “Shine”
One of the most popular shows of our year open tonight here at the West End Gallery and we are excited for it. It is, of course, the Little Gems show which showcases our gallery artists work in a much smaller form with prices that are more affordable for most folks. It’s a great opportunity to find a wonderful work of art from a favorite artist that fits into any budget and any space in any home. There is an abundance of beauty and imagination on the gallery walls and we hope you will join us tonight for the opening reception so that you might share it with us.
The Little Gems exhibit opens tonight, Friday, February 6, with an opening reception that runs from 5-7:30 PM and is, as always, open to the public. The show hangs in our Market Street gallery until February 27. Tonight’s reception is graciously sponsored by our good friend JoAnn Bonady and son, Joseph P. Bonady. Music will be performed by guitarist William Groome.
Great art, wine and music— it’s a great way to get out of the cold! Hope to see you tonight!
Don Sottile- “Helena”
Aleta Yarrow- “Old Silk”
GC Myers- “Trailblazer”
Anne Bialke – “Tulips Singin”
Bob Santandrea- “Holding Up the Bar”
Bruce Baxter – “Morning Surprise”
Caleb Harrington- “Flood Waters”
Ileen Kaplan- ” Cup, Saucer, and Spoon”
Jennifer Fais- ” Times Past: Overcast”
Sheila Keefe Ortiz – “Hydrangea”
Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo- “Two Pink Roses”
Valerie Rohver- ” Tiny Double Daffodils”
November 21, 2014
Trish Coonrod – Still Life with Blue Plate and Blue Egg
One of our most popular exhibits here at the West End Gallery is the annual Director’s Choice show where Gallery Director Linda Gardner chooses her personal favorites from among the gallery’s new and existing work. It’s always a beautifully coordinated show that reflects Linda’s own personal connection to the work and one that resonates with our collectors as well. This year’s show has an incredible mix of work with some fabulous new work from gallery veterans such as Tom Gardner and Aleta Wynn Yarrow and newer additions to the roster such as painter Trish Coonrod and sculptor Don Sottile. These names are just scratching the surface of all the great work on hand so make sure to come into the gallery to see for yourself.
The Director’s Choice show begins with an opening reception tonight , Friday, November 21, from 5-7:30 PM at our Market Street gallery. The exhibit hangs from now until January 16, 2015, making it the perfect way to end up a great year at the West End Gallery. Come in to have sip of wine and a bite, take in the great art, meet the artists and listen to the beautiful music provided tonight by Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge. It will warm up your evening– we promise!
Aleta Wynn Yarrow- Land Meets Water: Both Are Changed
Don Sottile- Sundew
Tom Gardner- Sky High Over Dundee
Valerie Rohver- Summer Blossom
October 17, 2014
Tonight is the opening for a showing of paintings from the late Thomas S. Buechner here at the West End Gallery. There is a great group of work, some unseen, that you won’t want to miss by the late master painter as well as exciting new work from many of our gallery artists. Hope to see you tonight!
Thomas S. Buechner- Eldridge Park Casino
Thomas S. Buechner- Sonia Reigle
Thomas S. Buechner- Cow, Can and Onion
September 20, 2014
Congratulations are in order for our own Jennifer Fais who was commissioned to create the artwork for the commemorative poster for the 33rd annual Wineglass Marathon, which takes place October 5th. She created a wonderful watercolor painting, A Perfect Day to Run, that captures a scene over the Chemung River that takes in some of Corning’s iconic images. “This view of Corning is one of my favorites,” Jennifer said in a release. “It sums up Corning for me — the ‘Little Joe’ Tower, the Corning Inc. headquarters, and the beautifully renovated walking bridge. I bet it is a happy sight for our Wineglass Marathon runners, as well!”
On October 4th, the West End Gallery will be hosting an event with Jennifer Fais from noon until 5 PM. Posters will be available for purchase and Jennifer will be there to personally sign yours! It should be a great day to stroll down Market Street to meet the artist and take in some of the scenery that inspired her.
Congratulations, Jennifer, on a great painting and poster for a great event.
September 11, 2014
Bridget Bossart van Otterloo- Windblown Milkweed
The current exhibit here at the West End Gallery featuring new work from Bridget Bossart van Otterloo and Brian Keeler has been a big hit. Many of the paintings have found new homes and the show itself has drawn in large numbers of fans of each artist who love their warm and accessible styles.
This Saturday beginning at 1 PM you have a chance to sit down and hear the inside stories behind this wonderful group of artworks as both artists will be participating in a Gallery Talk here at the gallery. It’s a great opportunity to ask a question about how Bridget or Brian achieved certain parts of a favorite piece or what the influence was that drove them. It’s always an interesting and learning experience and we hope you will join us on Saturday for this Gallery Talk.
Book Signing with Brian Keeler!
Plus, immediately following the regular Gallery Talk, there will be a book signing for Brian Keeler’s new book, Dramatic Color in the Landscape. Brian is a nationally known painting instructor with a number of instructional books and DVDs widely available. There are copies of the new book available at the gallery and Brian will gladly inscribe your book as well as answer questions about the work within it.
It should be a great Gallery Talk and we hope you will stop in and spend a short time getting to know more about these artists’ works and thoughts with us. Hope to see you at the West End Gallery!
Brian Keeler- Night of the Peepers