“In The Spotlight” Opens Tonight!

March 6, 2015
Jennifer Fais- Duet

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

Brian Hart- Autumn Daybreak

In the Spot IleenKaplanSunlightontheYellowShedL

Ileen Kaplan- Sunlight on the Yellow Shed

In the Spot BruceBaxterCocktailDressL

Bruce Baxter- Cocktail Dress

In the Spot CongdonSnowflakeHollowNecklaceL

Becky Congdon– Snowflake Hollow Necklace


Judy Soprano, Stone Bridge

Judy Soprano, Stone Bridge


TONIGHT! Little Gems Opens!

February 6, 2015
Martin Poole- "Shine"

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"

Don Sottile- “Helena”

Aleta Yarrow- "Old Silk"

Aleta Yarrow- “Old Silk”

GC Myers- "Trailblazer"

GC Myers- “Trailblazer”

Anne Bialke - "Tulips Singin"

Anne Bialke – “Tulips Singin”


WE Little Gems 2015 Bob Santandrea Holding Up the Bar

Bob Santandrea- “Holding Up the Bar”

WE Little Gems 2015 Bruce Baxter Morning Surprise

Bruce Baxter – “Morning Surprise”

WE Little Gems 2015 Caleb Harrington Flood Waters

Caleb Harrington- “Flood Waters”

WE Little Gems 2015 Ileen Kaplan Cup Saucer and Spoon

Ileen Kaplan- ” Cup, Saucer, and Spoon”

WE Little Gems 2015 Jennifer Fais Times Past- Overcast

Jennifer Fais- ” Times Past: Overcast”

WE Little Gems 2015 Sheila Keefe Ortiz Hydrangea

Sheila Keefe Ortiz – “Hydrangea”

WE Little Gems 2015BBVO Two Pink Roses

Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo- “Two Pink Roses”


Valerie Rohver- " Tiny Double Daffodils"

Valerie Rohver- ” Tiny Double Daffodils”


Director’s Choice Exhibit Opens TONIGHT!

November 21, 2014
Trish Coonrod - Still Life with Blue Plate and Blue Egg

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!

WE Aleta Wynn Yarrow Land Meets Water- Both Are Changed

Aleta Wynn Yarrow- Land Meets Water: Both Are Changed

WE Don Sottile- Sundew

Don Sottile- Sundew

WE Tom Gardner- Sky High Over Dundee

Tom Gardner- Sky High Over Dundee

WE RohverSummerBlossomTigerLil

Valerie Rohver- Summer Blossom



Thomas S. Buechner Show Opening!

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!Buechner WEG 2014

Thomas S. Buechner- Eldridge Park Casino

Thomas S. Buechner- Eldridge Park Casino


Thomas S. Buechner- Sonia Reigle


Thomas S. Buechner- Cow, Can and Onion

Congratulations, Jennifer Fais!

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.

Gallery Talk Saturday!

September 11, 2014
Bridget Bossart van Otterloo- Windblown Milkweed

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

Brian Keeler- Night of the Peepers

Big Show Tonight!

September 5, 2014
Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo- Renewal

Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo- Renewal

Just a quick reminder that you should be heading to the West End Gallery tonight to attend the  reception for the opening of our new exhibit of new paintings from Bridget Bossart van Otterloo and Brian Keeler.  It starts at 5 PM this evening and runs until 7:30 PM with both artists scheduled to be in attendance.  It’s a perfect opportunity for you to get to ask a question or get the background on your favorite pieces from this wonderful show.  There will also be music from Matrix and food and beverage, all sponsored by our friend Christopher G. Quinn, Attorney at Law.

It should be a great evening and we hope you’ll take the time to spend an enjoyable hour or two with our artists and us tonight.  See you there!

Luminous Nocturne- Brian Keeler

Luminous Nocturne- Brian Keeler