Thursday, December 31, 2015

Visit to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

"Through the Shoals" American/Caribbean Flamingoes, painting © Beatrice Bork

ORADELL NJ— A trip to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum was on my list of things to do this year ever since I found out that my painting "Through the Shoals" was among the works on tour with the Society of Animal Artists' "55th Art and the Animal" Exhibit. I also had another nice surprise when I found out that my work was selected to be part of the promotion for the show at the Blauvelt.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

'Tis the Season

We're already well into the Holiday Season and it's been busy! I wrapped up a nice little pop event on December 5th with D&R's Open House in Princeton, NJ. They were gracious to have some artists on location for that event.

My "Individual wall" at Artists' Gallery

The the following week was active as well with the "Small Works in a Small Town/20th Anniversary" of Artists' Gallery opening on December 10th with an Open House on Saturday December 12th. Notably, "Brr" in his first time show, found a new home. I have four paintings in the small works portion of the gallery, as well as a nice display area with several more paintings, drawings and prints until January 4th. I'm also showing "Fall Flurries" and "Looking at Ewe" for the first time.

I'm also pleased to be part of two more group exhibits currently running: "55th Annual Art of the Animal" Tour (currently at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ) and "Animal Nature" at Art Times Two Gallery, Princeton Brain Spine.

I hope to see you at an upcoming art exhibit. (Please see my schedule page on my web-site for updated information).

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pop-up Event Dec 5th

D&R Greenway is holding an Open House on Saturday, December 5th, 1pm - 4pm! I will bring a selection of my limited edition giclée prints and my new greeting cards. A portion of sales will benefit this great organization.

D&R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ

(Greeting cards are now also available at Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Next Exhibit: "Small Works in a Small Town"

Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ will be hosting a small works exhibit in the feature Salon (in addition to the normal gallery exhibition spaces).

One of the small paintings I will have on display is one of my favorites, "Lovie Dovie".  Framed with a soft silver and white dimensional conservation matting, with museum glass, the size including frame is 12" x 11.5".  I'll also be presenting a few new watercolor paintings and a charcoal portrait throughout the gallery, as well as limited edition giclee prints and greeting cards.

"Small Works in a Small Town"

All are welcome for an open house
  Saturday, December 12th, 1pm to 7pm

The exhibit will run December 10 through January 31.

Artists' Gallery is located in the heart of historic
Lambertville, NJ on 18 Bridge Street.

www.LambertvilleArts. com


Continuing Group Exhibits:
"55th Annual Art of the Animal" Exhibit is now on display at Hiram Blauvelt Museum in Oradell, NJ until January 3, 2016


"Animal Nature" at Art Times Two, the gallery at
Princeton Brain and Spine until March 2016, located on Alexander Rd, in Princeton NJ. (please call 609 203-4622 for more info.)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Painting on exhibit at Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

"Through the Shoals" Watercolor © Beatrice Bork

ORADELL NJ— November 15 marks the start of the first leg of the Society of Animal Artists 55th Annual Art and the Animal exhibit tour at the beautiful Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum. I was pleased to see that my "Through the Shoals" flamingo image was used as part of the promotion of this prestigious presentation of some of the best animal artists in the world. The exhibit runs until January 3, 2016.

More on the exhibit:

My schedule of events can be found on my website:

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November at Artists' Gallery"

My space at Artists' Gallery this month in Lambertville, NJ 
Lambertville, NJ— Each month is a new show and new wall location at Artists' Gallery (18 Bridge St.). This month I have a nice selection of original paintings, limited edition giclee prints, and, newly, I'm also offering a few greeting cards. This months exhibit will be up until December 6th.

Paintings on exhibit: "Surveyor" (recent winner of the 2015 New Hope Arts Member Salon "Works on Paper" Award), "Summer Days", "Seeker", "Stalk Walk", "House Hunter", "Feathered", and "Run!". I also brought in my show catalogs from recent international exhibits my work was included in. And, I also have my painting "Steady" in Artists' Gallery entry hall.

Friday, October 30, 2015


"Seeker" Watercolor/Gouache Painting © Beatrice Bork

TRINIDAD— I have traveled to Trinidad and Tobago islands frequently and have a mountain of inspiration accumulated that may last forever. "Seeker" is a Purple Honeycreeper (Male) on his way deeper into the lush neotropical rainforest, and is currently on display at Artists' Gallery through the end of the month.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Looking ahead: Artists' Gallery

LAMBERTVILLE NJ— Artists' Gallery is a unique gallery that is artist-run, and therefore we chose which art to show our "own" wall space.  Different work is on display every month, as well as our special featured and group shows in our largest exhibit area.

After a successful September feature with Carol Sanzalone ("Watermarks"), we moved on to different areas of the gallery to show our work. My work is currently in "Salon D" right now and next month I will be in "Salon B". This change makes the gallery constantly new.

"The Raven" © Beatrice Bork, found a new home during our September exhibit.

Artists' Gallery will present "Small Works in a Small Town" exhibit on December 10 celebrating 20 years, with a group show. All are invited to our OPEN HOUSE scheduled for Saturday December 12, 1pm to 7pm!

I am also excited to be paired with Michael Schweigart for the gallery's first duo featured show of 2016, in April. Plans are already underway!

Beatrice Bork & Michael Schweigart
April 7 — May 1, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday April 9
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

Friday, October 16, 2015

NYC and Far Hills, NJ

October 14, NYC— Wednesday was an enjoyable day, New Hope Arts graciously organized a bus trip to the Whitney Museum that I was quite happy to join. What a great trip to see a museum with 40 or so artist colleagues! I enjoyed the Whitney's collection as well as the highlighted exhibit of Archibald Motley's work. I confess I did not know much about him, but there is nothing quite like a large body of work to get a great feel for an artist! I came away wanting to know more and was intrigued by his color, composition and subject.

October 15, FAR HIILS, NJ — What a fantastic day to teach a workshop outdoors in the beautiful setting of Leonard J. Buck Gardens! The group (including myself) was only 6 people, but we had a great time. The nature center supplied us with coffee and snacks  along with wonderful vistas.

I observed a couple of ruby-crownded kinglets, which only added to the great day—and possibly inspired a future painting.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Week, New Show

Some of my art on display at Princeton Brain & Spine Care
PRINCETON NJ—Only a few days after "Watermarks" exhibit ended, I was on to the next exhibit. "Animal Nature" a group show at Princeton Brain & Spine Care had their opening reception on Thurs. October 8th. This is a group show and I'm in great company. The curator did a wonderful job of getting a diverse group of animal art together and I really enjoyed seeing and speaking with the other artists on exhibit. I hope the patients seeing all these works will get something from them as well.

I am exhibiting 8 pieces— 4 original watercolors; Reality Check, Ah Go Ketch She Eye, Clique, and The Attendant, as well as 4 limited giclee fine art prints; I Spy, Little Prince, The Roost, and Siesta. These pieces represent a lot of my travels over the years—Maine, New York, France, Trinidad as well as close to home.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Last Weekend of "Watermarks"

"House Hunter" © Beatrice Bork
LAMBERTVILLE NJ— It's hard for me to believe, but "Watermarks" at Artists' Gallery  is in its last weekend already! The show has been well received and quite a few paintings have found new homes. We will be having a "Coffee and Conversation" closing celebration on Sunday Oct. 4th, 2-4pm, all are welcome to stop by!

Another new painting I've featured in the show is "House Hunter", a carolina wren seeking out a new home, and has landed on a particularly interesting tree with possible potential? I enjoy our local birds as much as any birds I've seen in my travels. Wrens are cute, loud—in a melodious way, and quick. 

I've chosen a frame that echoes the tones in the painting and the bird. It has a nice contemporary feel with a rustic finish that I find suits the painting well. Conservation framing with UV protective museum glass.

Friday, September 18, 2015


"Steady" Watercolor/Gouache Painting by Beatrice Bork

LAMBERTVILLE NJ— "Watermarks" enters it's second week at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville NJ. I'm pleased that the show has been well received!

One of the paintings in the show is "Steady" a green heron. I have seen these small herons around the pond by my home frequently this summer. They are still, patient, and quiet in their pursuit of fish, frogs, insects etc. Which is one of two reasons why I chose the title "Steady". As with most all my paintings there is another level, a personal reflection within the piece—"Steady" also reflects a way of life, I enjoy being still and quiet and reflective. While it is a wonderfully patterned and colorful bird, it camouflages itself within its environment very well—quiet and still, is not boring.

I had this framed in a nice deep silver toned wood frame and created depth with some creative matting so that the viewer is looking into the painting. The framing is conservation quality with UV protective museum glass. The museum glass adds clarity and reduces glare.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Watermarks" up and running!

Part of the "Watermarks" exhibit room

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ— "Watermarks," a duo exhibit I'm having at Artists' Gallery with artist Carol Sanzalone, is up and running. This show features new watercolor paintings by both of us.

The exhibit started on September 10, and our opening reception on September 12th was rainy, but we had a great turn out. Some paintings have already been purchased! The show will remain on view until October 4th, where we will host a "coffee and conversation" end of show event.

For more info.:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge St
Lambertville, NJ

The gallery is open Thur. through Sun. 11am to 6pm.

Friday, September 11, 2015

On Tour!

NEWS: My painting, "Through the Shoals"  has been also been selected to go on the 55th Annual Art and the Animal Tour of the Society of Animal Artists.

The Schedule:

Premier Exhibit:
August 28 – October 25, 2015
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Jamestown, NY

and Tour:

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Oradell, NJ
November 14, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ
January 20 - April 3, 2016

Canton Art Museum
Canton, OH
April 23 - July 17, 2016

Friday, August 28, 2015

55th Annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibit begins today!

"Through the Shoals" © Beatrice Bork

August 28: The Grand Opening and Premiere of the Society of Animal Artists Exhibit begins today at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, NY. 

I am, unfortunately, not able to attend the opening of what is always a wonderful event! But am most pleased to have my painting "Through the Shoals" selected for inclusion among this prestigious group of international animal artists' work in such a wonderful venue.

This piece represents so much of the last ten years of my life; starting with the Don Eckelberry Award, from the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), sponsoring my first of many visits to Trinidad & Tobago (home and inspiration of these lovely flamingos), to years later, when these same birds took on additional symbolism for me after successful breast cancer treatment — with their pink ribbon-like necks — to the present, having this painting exhibiting with group that started off this emotional, wonderful, crazy, life affirming, ten year roller coaster ride.

Monday, August 24, 2015

New Hope Arts Member Exhibit

New Hope Arts Opening Reception. Photo by Beatrice Bork.
August 22: Opening reception at New Hope Arts in PA, and it seemed fun was had by all. I think there were about 100 different paintings, sculptures, digital and photographic works of all kinds—something for everyone. I had a nice time talking to fellow artists and collectors alike, and had the nice surprise of winning the award for "Works on Paper" for my painting "Surveyor".  The juror for the exhibit was Rodger LaPelle of Rodger LaPelle Gallery in Philadelphia's Old City. 

"Surveyor" Watercolor Painting © Beatrice Bork

Now my focus is back on my "Watermarks" a duo exhibit across the river  in Lambertville, NJ opening September 10... which will showcase quite a few new works. Please click here for details.

Monday, August 17, 2015


After the disappointment of our "Art Melange" show being canceled, I've refocused and have been busy getting paintings ready for "Watermarks" a show that opens September 10 at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville. This will be the first showing for quite a bit of new work which I'm looking forward to showing.

I've also shipped two paintings to two different international juried shows which I'm proud of, one for the Artists for Conservation exhibit in Vancouver Canada ("Twist")— the other for the Society of Animal Artists in Jamestown NY ("Through the Shoals").

Beyond that I'm participating in the New Hope Arts member show in New Hope PA, starting August 22nd. A small group exhibit at Princeton Brain Spine, in Princeton, NJ, as well as giving a workshop in October. Then getting ready for the Artists' Gallery Winter exhibit! I have to say I love being this busy and involved with all these wonderful activities. I hope to see you at one or more of these venues. I will be posting more images and information on these and other events soon!

Please see my schedule for details: Beatrice Bork Website Schedule

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

News: August "art melange" Exhibit Canceled

With less than two weeks to go, we received notification that our exhibit space has been shut down and the show has been canceled. As you can imagine, all involved are extremely disappointed! We hope that there will be an opportunity to regroup in the future, but there was simply not enough time to find a new location.

Please keep in mind that I do have another exhibit in September which I'm looking forward to, and hope to see you then. Please click here for information.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Art Melange in August

I'm looking forward to my upcoming two weekend long group exhibit, "Art Melange", which was conceived and created by five artists from Bucks and Hunterdon Counties.

"art melange"

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 7: 6 to 9 pm

Saturday, August 8, 11 am to 7 pm /  Sunday, August 9, 11 am to 5 pm 
Saturday, August 15, 11 am to 7 pm /  Sunday, August 16, 11 am to 5 pm

Rolling Green Farm,
202 & Aquetong Rd, New Hope, PA 

Art Melange focuses on how the elements of abstraction and reality in the natural world merge as conceived by five nationally collected artists who live and work in the Bucks and Hunterdon County area. Artists Beatrice Bork, Paul Grecian and Materese Roche all work in highly realistic styles, yet abstract elements play a vital role in their interpretations; taking their work beyond mere physical representation into a realm that engages the viewer on more intimate and compelling levels. Florence Moonan is a purely abstract artist and provides a dynamic counterpoint. Guenter Bork works in metal jewelry design and his work is influenced by the abstract elements of tribal cultures.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Artists' Gallery in June

I'm working on framing a couple of charcoal gesture drawings for June at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville NJ. (June 4 through July 5).

Gesture drawings are very quick drawings to get a sense of the subject's character. My subjects don't pose for long, so these can be valuable resources for me when creating a painting.

"Hawk" charcoal gesture drawing © Beatrice Bork

Monday, May 11, 2015

May at Artists' Gallery

"Hi There" Military, Blue and Yellow, and Red and Green Macaws
watercolor paintings © Beatrice Bork

Each month brings new wall spaces to fill with art at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, and this month I'm showing 10 paintings, three of which are my close up watercolor paintings of Macaws, "Hi There". It's an in your face perspective, that I believe really brings you closer to the character of the subject.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April at Artists' Gallery

I have several paintings that I'm exhibiting at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ this month. 

"The Attendant" watercolor and gouache painting © Beatrice Bork

Several pieces center around the farm and/or locally. One of the paintings, The Attendant, is a piece that was inspired from two different locations, a trip to Florida where cattle egret are plentiful and the cattle are local hereford steer. This painting was also selected to appear on the cover of: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), Vol 237, No. 1, Jul. 1, 2010.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Turn, Turn, Turn

"Turn, Turn, Turn" © Beatrice Bork

Ruddy Turnstone
Limited Edition Giclée Print (20)
Signed and Numbered
©Beatrice Bork

This piece was inspired by one of my favorite places to visit in NJ, The Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

As I was sketching this piece, I kept on thinking of the song "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Byrds, but not only from the connection with the species name, but also seasons, time of day and it's symbolism to changes in life. The original was created in watercolor and gouache.

To see more of my work, please visit my website

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Crocodile, Completed Painting

"Perilous" watercolor/gouache painting © Beatrice Bork

Earlier this year, I posted the starting steps of a commissioned painting I was working on of a Crocodile (click here to see post), and I'm happy to say it's finished and the painting was very well received by the new owner! This was an enjoyable painting to do, because of the flexibility I was given by the commissioner of the piece. It measures about 40" wide. (At this point the title is still tentative.)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sounds of Summer

"Sounds of Summer"
Laughing Gulls
Limited Edition Giclée Print (20)
Signed and Numbered
©Beatrice Bork

There are a number of things that seem to continuously inspire me, and here again, is a memory of my youth. My family would head to the Jersey Shore each summer on vacation. I remember mornings waking up to the sound of gulls—I was eager to jump out of bed and race to the beach for another day of sun, swimming and building and digging in the sand—and of course bird watching.

To see more of my work, please visit my website

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"I'll Fly Away"

"I'll Fly Away"
Black-capped Chickadee
Limited Edition Giclée Print (20)
Signed and Numbered
©Beatrice Bork

One reason birds inspire me is my fascination with flight, to be able to just fly away when trouble is near, represents freedom to me. This piece was done after successful treatments for breast cancer—it would have been nice to fly away from everything occasionally during that time, but I must say it did give me a new, more positive perspective on life and that is what I wanted to portray in this piece. The original painting was done in watercolor and gouache.

Go to my website to see more work, or to purchase click here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"I Spy" Limited Edition

"I Spy"
Eastern Box Turtle
Limited Edition Giclée Print (20)
Signed and Numbered
©Beatrice Bork

As children, Box Turtles were one of those "exotic" animals that we could regularly find during our outdoor adventures in the summer. If you spend a little (hands-off) time with an animal, they reveal their own specific characteristics—which is something that I enjoy exploring in my work.  "I Spy" is a bit of a nostalgic piece to me—reminding me of how they would raise their heads up when spotting some delectable fruit. The original painting was done in watercolor and gouache.

Go to my website to see more work, or to purchase click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


"Expectations" © Beatrice Bork
There's a new exhibit coming to Artists' Gallery in March, "Mostly Monochrome"where I plan on showing some old favorites including "Expectations". This is an unusual watercolor/gouache painting for me—as I usually don't create still life work with my animal subjects, but this was an image that kept re-occurring in my mind and after many sketches, I finally painted it. In 2003, I saw an opportunity to enter it in the 12th National Juried show, at the Art Center of Northern NJ in New Milford—and to my delight it won Best in Show. This is a painting that I don't exhibit often, and has a nice spot in my own home.

"Mostly Monochrome"
Gallery Members Group Show
March 5 to April 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 5-8pm
Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Crocodile painting, the early stages.

I'm working on a commission that was given to me last year, I have free range on what to do, which is great! I've been able to put thought, research and had some time to think about it and came up with doing this guy under water.

I began with "a gazillion" sketches and when I was happy with one, I worked on a more detailed rendering and brought it up to scale. (This piece is 40" wide). I taped my hot-press watercolor board to the wall in my studio and began the background and then transferred the drawing.

Once I had the drawing transferred I then began to lightly paint—negative areas first.

I then begin the long process of layering in the details. It will be a few weeks before the next post, but I'm already pleased with the progress.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Schedule

Happy New Year! As you can see the year ahead has already taken shape (schedule is subject to change). Looking forward to seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new people!

Lyrical III
Group Exhibit celebrating fine art paired with poem or song lyrics.
February 4 – March 1, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, February 7, 4 – 7pm
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

An Enchanted Evening with WildlifeGroup Exhibit
February 22, 2015
Information TBA
Newton, PA

Mostly MonochromeGroup Exhibit.
March 5 – April 5, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, March 6, 5-9pm
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

Menage ART TroisTrio Exhibit featuring Beatrice Bork, Paul Grecian & Materese Roche
August 7, 8, 9 and August 15, 16, 2015
Details to come
Rolling Green Farm, 202 and Aqueton Road, New Hope, PA

Featurined exhibit: Beatrice Bork & Carol Sanzalone
September 10 – October 4, 2015
Reception Saturday, September 12
Details to come
Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ