Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Solo show at Fischbach Gallery, Nov. 14 - Dec. 14 2013

"Unspoken Beauty" at Fischbach Gallery, Nov. 14 - Dec. 14, 2013

I'm pleased to say I will be having a show of 14 egg tempera paintings at the Fischbach Gallery in the Chelsea district of New York City.  Opening reception is from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, November 14 and I'll be happy to see you there! The show will be up until December 14.

"Farm near Oley", 2013, 16" x 20", egg tempera on panel

Here's the Press Release from the gallery:

The Fischbach Gallery is pleased to present Unspoken Beauty, the recent paintings of Jeff Gola in his first New York Solo Exhibition, opening 14 November and continuing through 14 December 2013. The Reception for the artist is Thursday, November 14, 5-7PM.

Unspoken Beauty is that moment that does not have words to explain the present feeling when you encounter love, peace, tranquility, simplicity, color, contrast of light, strength, vitality, roughness, age, and life + death. Nature provides this unspoken beauty that sometimes cannot be explained or defined through words. Beauty is everywhere but one must have the eyes to see it and appreciate it.

“Tempera is not the medium for swiftness” – Andrew Wyeth

Jeff Gola is a highly accomplished painter and staunch devotee of the craft of egg tempera; a medium that predates oil painting and uses a raw egg yolk as a binder. Jeff combines dry pigment, egg yolk and water to make paint, which is carefully applied to a panel in multiple layers. Egg tempera is very fast drying, cannot be applied thickly, and is almost impossible to overwork. Gola’s signature is the depth and luminosity shown; a result of his temperament that enables him to be able to keep putting down more layers with precision of effect and clarity of color.

Jeff Gola grew up on a farm and believes this is why he is so strongly drawn to landscapes. He has always been interested in the cycle of the seasons, but admits to loving the fall and winter best. Jeff Gola received his B.A. from Allegheny College, spent his junior year in Temple University’s program in Rome, Italy, and continued his art education with courses at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He currently resides in Moorestown, New Jersey.

The Fischbach Gallery is located between 24th and 25th Streets at 210 Eleventh Avenue. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 6:00. Subways: C, E to 23rd Street; A, C, E to 14th Street; L to Eighth Avenue; 1, 9 to 18th, 23rd, 28th Streets. Bus: 23rd Street cross-town bus to 11th Avenue. For further information please contact the Gallery or visit www.fischbachgallery.com.


Monday, August 26, 2013

"New Jersey Impressions" at Drumthwacket, Princeton NJ

I've been invited to show 2 of my "Sourlands Series" paintings at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey.  The show is called "New Jersey Impressions: an exhibit of landscape paintings by contemporary New Jersey artist" and it runs from September 18, 2013 to July 31, 2014.

Drumthwacket is open to the public on most Wednesdays.  Reservations are required. Click here to register.

"Sourlands Series I: #1"
26" x 26"
Egg Tempera on Panel
My two pieces in the Library of Drumthwacket

Me and First Lady Mary Pat Christie at the Reception

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Just In Time" at the Fischbach Gallery, NY

I have two paintings in the group show "Just In Time" at the Fischbach Gallery in the Chelsea district of New York, NY.  The show runs from July 2 to August 16, 2013 with Summer hours of Monday to Friday, 10-5pm.  The gallery is located at 210 Eleventh Avenue at 25th Street, (212) 759-2345.

"House on Buddtown Road", 10" x 10", egg tempera on panel

 "Cadillac Mt Summit #17", 12" x 16", egg tempera on panel

Monday, May 6, 2013

“The Shore: Paintings of the Southern NJ Coast”: June 29 to July 13, 2013

"Oyster Creek", 11" x 14", egg tempera on panel
I'll have new paintings at the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, NJ from June 29 to July 13, 2013.  My show is titled “The Shore: Paintings of the Southern NJ Coast” and will consist of approximately 10 egg tempera paintings of various aspects of the Southern New Jersey ocean and bay shores.  A reception will be held on Saturday June 29 from 5 – 9 pm.  Check back for more images of the show!  Click here for more information on the William Ris Gallery

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Philadelphia Sketch Club Members Show: May 10-26, 2013

 "Pidcock Tree" 12" x 12", egg tempera on panel

My painting "Pidcock Tree" will be on display at the 2013 Members Exhibition of the Philadelphia Sketch Club.  The exhibition runs from May 10 - 26th.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and  Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club is located at 235 S Camac Street,Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Art Renewal Center's 2012/2013 International Salon Competition

 "Upper Black Eddy" 18" x 24", Egg Tempera on Panel

My painting "Upper Black Eddy" was selected as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's 2012/2013 International Salon Competition.  The results of this competition can be seen at The Art Renewal Website.

Friday, April 26, 2013

30th Annual Ellarslie Open: April 26 to June 9, 2013

"Liquors", 11" x 14", egg tempera on panel

My painting "Liquors" was accepted into the 30th Annual Ellarslie Open Juried Exhibit, held at the Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Mansion located in Cadwalder Park of Trenton, NJ.  The Exhibition is on display from April 26 to June 9, 2013.     Museum Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 AM to 3 PM, and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM.  Click here for more information on the Ellarslie Open XXX.