Saturday, June 29, 2013


"Meadowhawk" Limited Edition (of 20) Giclee © Beatrice Bork
Subject: Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly. Image size: 5 x 8.5"

I'm pleased to present a new giclee print, Meadowhawk.  The inspiration for this piece came to me while I was teaching a workshop at the beautifully landscaped, Leonard J. Buck Garden (part of Somerset County Park Commission, NJ.)  a couple of years ago. There were many of these Dragonflies (Autumn Meadowhawks) about on this particular summer's day and I just loved how their red bodies stood out among the various greens, and the plant it perched on made the whole image a bit other-worldly.  (The original painting is sold).

I will again be leading this one-day class on October 17th, this time with an autumn backdrop. I'm looking forward to the changes in color and how it influences the students. For more information check out the Somerset County Parks Calendar, (scroll down to the heading "Art in the Garden –Watercolors in the Garden").

Friday, June 21, 2013

Clifton Arts Center, "In Their Eyes" Art Exhibit

It was a beautiful day to have an opening at the Clifton Arts Center yesterday. The sun was shining and the climate was comfortable, the Art Center is located on lovely grounds which also has some sculpture. The opening was 5- 8pm with refreshments and we even had a pianist playing music. All four of the artists were there for a meet and greet, and as all shows before you know it, the time ended and we made our way home.  If you didn't get a chance to swing by, the show is up until July 20th, where we'll also have a closing (info. to come).

I also found out the building we are showing our work in, a nice open space, was also at one time The U.S. Animal Quarantine Station and built in the early 1900s, so our animal art seems to be fitting. I also found a nice little archived article about Clifton in the NYTimes, dated back to 1991, which includes some interesting historical facts, click here for the link.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer into Fall Events

RUN! Grey Squirrel, watercolor © Beatrice Bork, on display "In Their Eye's"

This past Monday I transported my art, and met up with the other artists in "In Their Eye's" animal art show at the Clifton Art Center. We hung around 15 paintings each, the room is now full of a wide variety of species and we're ready for the reception next week, June 20, 5-8pm. There are four artists exhibiting, Laurie Harden, Maureen Casey, and friend and colleague, Linda Rossin, who is also a member of the Society of Animal Artists. It's been quite some time since I exhibited nearby in Wayne, NJ, and am happy to be in exhibiting in the area again. Receptions are always a nice way of meeting new people, and maybe even seeing some people I haven't seen in awhile. The show will run until July 20th.

Those of you with long range schedules, please also note that I have a piece "Waylay in the Mango Tree" juried into a great group exhibit at Grouse Mountain, in Vancouver Canada (Sept. 28-Oct. 6). I'm also very excited for my upcoming duo feature show at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ in October, and have a special one day solo exhibit coming in November. I'll be working on some newer pieces for those, and will post more information as the time approaches.

My work is continuously shown at Artists' Gallery and this month I'm showing "Through the Shoals" for the first time, along with "Lovie Dovie" (mourning doves) —June with all it's weddings seemed like a fine time to show these two "love" birds ;)

After a long year, it feels good to be back.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Artists for Conservation

"Waylay in the Mango Tree" © Beatrice Bork
I was excited to find out yesterday, that my watercolor painting "Waylay in the Mango Tree" was selected by jury for the Artists for Conservation 2013 exhibit in Vancouver Canada. The AFC's festival will be September 28 – October 6, 2013 at Grouse Mountain Resort. Art selected will have a portion of its sale go to a conservation group of the artists choice. I'm hoping the show has many sales, as there are many great groups that will benefit! My group of choice is the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad (West Indies). This is a place that has grown very dear to me since I first visited in 2005, through being a recipient of the Don Eckelberry Award. I have been several times since. The subject here is a bananaquit, which is fairly common on the islands, but still fascinating to watch.