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.