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THANK YOU The Barron Arts Center Staff wishes to thank the following Woodbridge Township Departments and everyone for their help in making this year’s BarronFest a success: Department of Public Safety The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission Township Administration

Department of Parks & Public Works Department of Buildings and Grounds Department of Recreation

Participating Artists Barron Arts Center Volunteers and Friends and thanks to our public guests for attending BarronFest 2023.

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission was established in 1977 to foster cultural activities in Woodbridge Township. The Commission supports a varied program, from concerts to art exhibits to poetry readings to lectures. Arts classes for children and adults are also offered. The Center has been fortunate to receive grant monies from a variety of sources—the County, the State, the Freeholders and business supporters. The additional funding has allowed for continued programming as well as maintenance and restoration of the Barron building. Along with the staff and the Commission, the Friends of the Arts, a volunteer group, assists in many ways. In addition to acting as hosts and hostesses for regular programs and receptions, the Friends help with mailings, fund raising and other areas where their help is needed. With the help of the Friends, the Barron Arts Center will continue to provide excellent cultural programs for the Woodbridge township community as well as for people from around the County and the State.

Commission Members Dr. Dolores Capraro Gioffre, Chair Jeffrey Cohen Constance A. Elek-Treasurer Carlo Fazio Sonal Gadhavi Swathi Gundapuneedi Amy Krysienski Antonia A. Pancel-Cipric

Carol Rebovich Bernadette M. Sohler-Secretary Fr. William Smith Ron Wyatt Sonya Zarestky-Vice Chair Raymond Zirpolo

Staff Cynthia Knight, Director Brandon Powell, Program Coordinator George Birchak, Administrative Assistant

About the Barron Arts Center Woodbridge is proud to have a building listed on the national Register of Historic Places. The Barron Library building, built in 1877 and located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge Proper, now serves as a center for the arts for residents of Woodbridge Township and Central New Jersey. The beautiful Richardsonian Revival style building, with its stained-glass windows and clock tower, provides an intimate setting for a variety of arts activities. Musical performances in a variety of styles, a forum for poets, readers and audience alike known as PoetsWednesday, and art exhibitions by nationally renowned artists and craftsmen in addition to the work of notable New Jersey artists have graced the gallery of the Barron Arts Center. Recently, the building was made disabled accessible so now everyone can enjoy the programs, including the special exhibitions such as the annual model train display which serve to provide something of interest to all community members. With the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and under the direction of Cynthia Knight, the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public, free of

charge. Patrons seeking opportunities to volunteer time and services can get involved with our "Friends of the Arts" volunteers, a support group for the Barron Arts Center. For further information or to be on the mailing list for upcoming events, please call the staff of the center, weekdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm at 732-634-0413. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat 2:00pm-4:00pm, Sun 2:00pm-4:00pm Closed Holidays.

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Barron Fest 2023 Meet Our Artists! The following pages are our BarronFest artists for 2023. Some of our artists chose to participate at our Physical In-Person Event

Saturday Oct 14, 2023 ~ 12:00-4:30pm at Parker Press Park Woodbridge, NJ 07095 while others chose to Participate Virtually in our

VIRTUAL CATALOGUE This is indicated on the top of each artist page.

Each page will feature samples of their work along with a short bio of the artist.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece from an artist, contact Information is on each page. There is also a clickable link if the artist has an online shop. Many of our artists are also available for commission if you have a custom piece in mind. Availability for commission is also indicated on each page.

Diana Alban

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

Artist Contact Information

About the Artist

Artist Name: Diana Alban

As a New Jersey artist, my artistic expression is defined by a diverse range of mediums, including oils, watercolors, graphite, and charcoal. Each medium allows me to explore different aspects of my creative vision and brings unique qualities to my artwork. Through my art, I invite viewers to engage in a visual dialogue that transcends spiritual boundaries and resonates on a universal level.

Artist’s Medium: Painting- Oils/Acrylics, Watercolors Email: Website: Prices Available Upon Request Available for Commissions

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Connie Bracci-McIndoe Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

Jomon Vessel $750.00

Parrot $350.00

Exhibited at the State Museum from June ‘22 –May ‘23 $3500.0 0

Momentum $1250.00

Fish $750.00

About the Artist Connie Bracci-McIndoe has exhibited extensively during the last fifty years. As a professor at Queensborough Community College for 25 years and a teacher in her Hopewell studio for 45 years, she has made a significant contribution to many students. Her collections are owned by Warner Lambert, Inc. Morris Plains, N.J.; NASDAQ, New York, N.Y.; Hewlett Packard, Artist Contact Information Chesterbrook, Pa. and PermaArtist Name: Connie Bracci-McIndoe nent Collection, Queensborough Artist’s Medium: Ceramic Sculpture Community College, Bayside, N.Y. And among other awards, Email: she has received an award from Phone: 609 466-9048 the Barron Arts Center. Brain Washed Atom $1000.00

Bobey Lou—Baking It Forward!

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About Bobey Lou My New Year's resolution for the year of 2020 was to start sending cookies to my Grandma in Ohio and my husband's Grandpa in Oregon. Neither of us call our grandparents as often as we would like and this allowed us to show them that we're thinking of them (and it actually started weekly communication!). My grandma is in an assisted living home and she would tell us about residents who didn't get many (or any) visitors or letters and packages. Quite a few times my grandma takes her weekly treats out to share with her friends after dinner. As the year went on, my shipping group grew to include my adopted grandma and grandpa in Pennsylvania. Adding my PA grandparents really made my love for this new venture grow. I get weekly calls from Grandma Linsley and she's always so grateful and amazed by the cookies. It's such a good weekly call to get and it always brightens my day! At the beginning of 2021, I quit my 9-5 to follow my dreams of being self-employed. As I navigated what that meant, I had quite a few people push me towards baking. It also made me think about not just baking but paying it forward too. By selling cookies, I could also gift cookies locally to various nursing homes and first responders. We'd love to hear from you! Do you have someone or a group that we could make smile? Please fill out the contact page! As this business started to take shape, a friend and mentor suggested that I name it in honor of the grandparents who inspired it; "BOB" in honor of my Grandma Bobbie, "EY" in honor of my husband's Grandpa Aubrey and "LOU" for my adopted grandparents Frank and Marilou.

Contact Information Website: Email: FB & Instagram @bobeylou Phone: 848-218-9687

Brooke Beyfuss Author of “After we Were Stolen” & “Before You Found Me “ Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About the Author Brooke Beyfuss is a freelance writer who lives in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, with her husband, daughter, an incredibly hyperactive dog, and three cats. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in psychology and comparative literature and has written extensively on some wonderfully wild topics. Her debut novel After We Were Stolen, was featured in Bustle magazine, presented at the 2022 Kansas Book Festival, and selected as a Fall ’22 Hoopla Book Club pick. Her sophomore novel, Before You Found Me is available now!

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Brooke Beyfuss Website: Instagram: brookebeyfuss

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Gary Bulwicz

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About the Artist:: Photography offers an ability to record a moment as proof that this event happened. We can create our moments and record them to recharge, in us, these feelings the image creates in a quick glance. As a young man I had the pleasure of seeing images created by artist photographers like Man Ray and Vivian Maier. It became clear how moments in time can be even more than just a record for the photographer; but a record that can move, inspire, or entertain many more people you may never have even met before. This is the goal to reach every time I take my camera with me. Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Gary Bulwicz Carriage Trade Violin Repair Artist’s Medium: Photography & String Instrument Repair Email:

Phone: 732-596-7252

Gary Bulwicz Carriage Trade Violin Repair

Appearing at BarronFest 2022

Monica Campbell

Lift and Glow Yoga

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

Prices on Request About the Artist All jewelry is handmade with Love by Lift and Glow Yoga's Founder and are Infused with Artist Contact Information Reiki. Crystals are Natural Artist Name: Monica Campbell Stones. No two look the same Artist’s Medium: Gemstone Jewelry and have variations and natuEmail: ral imperfections. Website: Available for Commissions

Jeff Cohen

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

About the Artist Jeff Cohen is an award-winning sculptor and painter. He earned a BA at Upsala College and did Masters work at New York University. As Art Director for a number of New Jersey newspapers, he received over thirty awards for illustration, design and layout from the New Jersey Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the North Jersey Press Club. He maintains a studio in Sewaren, NJ, where he creates fine art that has been displayed in a number of New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts galleries and exhibitions. Artist Contact Information A number of his pieces are owned by Artist Name: Jeff Cohen private collectors throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He teaches art clasArtist’s Medium: Mixed Media—Collage ses at the Osher Lifelong Learning InstiEmail: tute at Rutgers University and he is a commissioner at the Barron Art Center Available for Commissions in Woodbridge NJ.

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Lauren Curtis

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Artist Name: Lauren Curtis Artist’s Medium: Painting Email: Phone: 732-501-0467 Online Stores:

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Lauren Curtis was graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), in 1988. She has remained in the New Brunswick/Franklin Park, NJ area ever since and has been creating as a full-time artist. She enjoys working in a variety of media, including oils, collage, pen & ink, watercolor and photography. The artist is happiest when creating pieces that represent her love of nature, wildlife, travel and spiritual subject matter. The symbolism and mythology of ancient cultures are fused with the symbols from modern -day , natural spiritual practices, to form a unique and eclectic style. These images are often portrayed through the woman’s perspective, showing the importance of “The Feminine” , which is sometimes over-looked. Travel is another major influence in Lauren’s work and the pieces, usually photographs, created from these journeys helps the artist to convey the beauty found in diversity, as well as in the similarities, that run through various cultural belief-systems. As someone who believes in Earth centered spirituality and the importance of mythology, Lauren has & continues to study the myths of various ancient and modern cultures and religions, which ties together her love of travel, nature and symbolism. This is evident in her photography and digital mixed media work, which includes her current series, "X-RAYted", which began in 2010 & continues today. In this body of work, Lauren incorporates photos she has taken of human and animal xrays, which are combined with other original photos, ss well as various collaged elements. Another series, "Mystics & Mourners", which is composed of oil paintings and watercolor with collage pieces, also portrays our connection to nature and touches on our mortality as well. These works represent the more Gothic style of the artist's work as well as more examples of how spirituality play an important roll in Lauren's pieces. Lauren has had artwork and poetry published by greeting card and crafter companies, magazines, children’s books and historical organizations, including the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission (New Jersey) One of her pieces was selected for the permanent collection of the Joyce Kilmer Library in central NJ. Her work has been displayed in private collections, healthcare centers and galleries and was selected for a solo exhibit at Johnson &Johnson World Headquarters, July-August, 2009. She was a featured artist on the Science Channel‘s TV show Oddities (2011-2012), was also featured on Germany’s TAFF TV (2015), several New Jersey/New York City cable /YouTube TV shows and has done radio interviews as well. Lauren has participated in over 150 solo, group & juried exhibitions throughout the US, won multiple awards and is a member of NJ Arts organizations. Her artwork has been sold throughout the US and abroad and she exhibits her work monthly in gallery shows, art fests and cultural events. About 10 years ago, Lauren ventured into becoming an art teacher, giving private one on one or small group lessons to beginners and intermediates of all ages. She then expanded to becoming a marketing coach for a wide variety of creatives who want to expand their own artistic careers. This has been very rewarding and she continues to expand her classes and student base. Being that she can teach both in person and virtually, she has students both locally in Central NJ as well as several other states and has had students as far away as Greece! Lauren finds this work very rewarding as well as a great way to supplement her income in between commissions and freelance illustration work, which includes children's book and other publication illustration, book cover design, logo and marketing material design and more. Prices range from $135-$500 depending on size and framing options

Paul DeSaro

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

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About the Artist I've been a woodworker for over 40 years building hobby horses, exotic bird houses, refinishing wood furniture, etc. Over the past 10 years I've been involved in creating exotic wood pens selected from wood all over the globe. Wood is obtained from Israel, Africa, South and Central America, India, Indonesia, as well as domestic wood such as Maple, Oak, Cherry, Walnut, etc.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Paul DeSaro Artist’s Medium: Exotic Wood Pens Email: Phone: 732-957-0283

All pens are individually shaped on a wood lathe, and sanded to a fine finish. 6 coats of acrylic finish is applied to each pen to protect the wood from discoloration and damage. Finally, the pen is buffed with a jeweler's blue rouge to give it an extra sheen. My signature pens are wood from the original deck of the Battleship NJ, the most decorated ship in U S Naval history. The ship is still afloat and is currently being restored in Camden , NJ.

Michael Dimura

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About the Artist

My name is Michael Dimura. Born and raised in Middlesex County, I currently live with my wife and daughter in Carteret. I’m a self taught artist and woodworker, and have now been exclusively putting a new spin on the old art form of Pyrography for 4 years. I combine comArtist Contact Information ic book art and classic covers and wood burning. Each Artist Name: Michael Dimura Dark Dimensions piece is transferred to the wood by hand through the use of carbon paper, i then hand burn it in using Artist’s Medium: Pyrography - Wood Burning different shape and thickness wire tips to show texEmail: ture and direction. After that I use oil based colored Available for Commissions (on case by case basis) pencils to add the color before staining it and giving it Websites: Dark Dimensions/Facebook a Satin clear coat for protection. I use oil based pencils Instagram- @signsandseams so the stain doesn’t push out any of the color.

Donna Donovan

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Donna Donovan Artist’s Medium: Hand Knitted Blankets


Appearing at BarronFest 2023

Prices Available Upon Request About the Artist I am a lifelong resident of Woodbridge Township that enjoys working with yarn. I hand craft blankets, scarves, pumpkins, etc. using large chunky yarn. All items are made using only my hands and I demonstrate this technique throughout all shows. The art of hand knitting is relaxing and I encourage others to learn this relatively new craft. All items are available for purchase - cash, Venmo or card. Follow me on Instagram - thelittleshoppeofblankets

Kristie Drake

View From Red Rocks

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

Arches National Park

Seven Sisters in England

About the Artist

Tree in Colorado

Outer Banks, NC

Sea of Galilee in Israel

Kristie Drake lives in Westwood, NJ. She is a Teacher's Aide at a local elementary school. She has earned an Associate's Degree in Fine Art. She teaches her students to draw what they are interested in. Kristie is influenced to paint pictures of places she's seen in her travels and pictures she likes of animals and landscapes. She transforms what she sees in a picture to make it more captivating bringing the most joy to a viewer. Admire the beauty of God's creation.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Kristie Drake Artist’s Medium: Painting Email: Instagram: kristie.drake.7 Available for Commissions

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Carol Duffy

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

About the Artist Carol Duffy was born and raised at the New Jersey shore. She grew up loving the outdoors, spending much of her free time outside in nature: boating, swimming, hiking, and working on the family farm. As a girl, she caught the photo bug and became the family photographer. Carol graduated from Brick Township High School and attended Ocean County College. She married her soul mate, Jim Duffy, in 1983 and moved to Linden, NJ. Their son Michael was born in Artist Contact Information 1986 and their daughter Maureen Artist Name: Carol Duffy in 1991. The whole family loves nature and taking photos so this is Artist’s Medium: Photography now a family tradition. While Email: working full time at the Linden Public Library as a clerk and phoPhone: 908-862-3850 or 908-217-3676 tographer, Carol is now also purWebsites: suing her true vision: love of the outdoors and documenting these experiences with photography. She believes that capturing behavAvailable for Commissions iors and observing the lives of birds & animals is a most rewarding experience. Prices Available Upon Request

Jim Duffy

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About the Artist Jim Duffy lives in Linden, NJ and graduated from Linden High School. He attended Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN, where he bought his first camera in 1971. He started photographing the wildlife in the nearby National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, first in black and white, then switching to color. He began taking wildlife and landscape photos, concentrating on images that would show people the wonders of the natural world and motivate them to get more involved in wildlife conservation. In 2009 he retired Artist Contact Information from the Bayway Refinery/Chemical Plant and Artist Name: Jim Duffy switched to digital photography. He currently travels Artist’s Medium: Photography to National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks and SeaEmail: shores from Cape Cod to the Everglades. He regularPhone: 908-862-3850 or 908-217-3676 ly donates photos to Mass. Audubon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the National Park Service. Websites: JimandCarolDuffyPhotography

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Maureen Duffy

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About the Artist Maureen developed her love of nature very early. At 6 months old she adored the water, when you tried to take her out of the ocean she would cry. This would turn out to be very prophetic, now she is a Marine Biologist and is happiest in, on, or around the water

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Maureen Duffy Artist’s Medium: Photography Email: Websites: JimandCarolDuffyPhotography Phone: 908-862-3850 or 908-217-3676 Available for Commissions

Maureen has had many amazing opportunities. She was a people to people student ambassador and went to Australia for 21 days when she was a sophomore in high school. During the summer of her junior year of high school she spent 21 days in the British Virgin Islands with Actionquest, living on a sailboat and achieving many SCUBA diving certifications. She even caught a sea turtle and helped tag it! While attending Richard Stockton College of NJ she took a Tropical Marine Biology class in Florida and also did an independent study class on underwater digital photography. Maureen interned at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor NJ. She worked with Diamond Backed Terrapins. The next summer she was awarded a National Science Foundation internship studying post larval fish in the Puerto Rican rainforest. She was awarded the Stacy Moore Hagen Scholarship to work on ghost traps (abandoned traps killing sea life) in the Barnegat Bay. She graduated from Richard Stockton College with a double major: Marine Science and Environmental Science. In 2013 she interned at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Steward Alaska. Maureen worked on the Stellar Sea Lion research program. The next summer she got a job at the Alaska Sea Life Center as a Technician on the same project. Then she went to San Diego to do Bottlenose Dolphin research with the U.S. Navy. Maureen Graduated from Graduate School in December 2014 with a Masters in Professional Marine Biology from the University of Miami’s, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. In 2015 Maureen went to Australia for an internship to photo Identify Snubbed Nose and Humpback Dolphins. In her free time she dove on the Great Barrier Reef. In 2016 Maureen worked on a remote uninhabited island in Hawaii, Kure Atoll. She studied, tagged and helped Monk Seals. Later that year found her in Massachusetts where she interned at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution working in the lab on Right Whale data. In 2017 Maureen moved to Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod to work with Diamondback Terrapins (turtles). She stayed for the winter working with cold stunned sea turtles. 5 years latter she is worked at Sandy Neck on Cape Cod with Diamondback Terrapins. Now she is a Medical Scribe for a world renowned cataract surgeon.

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Mike Duffy

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

About the Artist Born in 1986 in Linden, I spent my summers on the Jersey Shore where I fell in love with the water and developed an interest in waterscapes. A graduate of Linden High School in 2004, I went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Communication from William Paterson University in 2008. From there I took a job as a sports reporter with a local weekly newspaper on the Jersey Shore. Then I became a Zookeeper at the Turtleback Zoo. Now I am working at our local Library. My first passion is sports. I grew up playing baseball and soccer, playing both through high school. One of my first forays into photography was Yankee games, taking photos from my seat of pitchers as they were delivering a pitch, base runners stealing and infielders making plays. Given the distance from the subject these photos were an exercise in futility for the most part, but I enjoyed the challenge of getting the timArtist Contact Information ing down to know when to press the shutter. Over time my passion for photography blossomed into what it is now, traveling to photograph Artist Name: Mike Duffy certain locations and subjects. I've spent extended time in South FloriArtist’s Medium: Photography da, Cape Cod, Tennessee and North Carolina photographing wildlife and Email: the landscape. I've hiked eight miles hauling 15 pounds of camera gear to photograph a waterfall and I've done the easier stop your car on the Phone: 908-862-3850 or 908-217-3676 side of the road and hop out. I've even dabbled in underwater photogWebsites: raphy in the Florida Keys after earning my SCUBA certification. I don't necessarily have a favorite subject to shoot; whatever is in front of me and catches my eye I won't hesitate to set up a tripod and give the shutter a work out. Available for Commissions Prices Available Upon Request

Constance A. Elek

Saggar Fired Vase

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

Saggar Fired Vase

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About the Artist Connie Elek is a studio artist who splits her time between New Jersey and the Florida Keys. She creates ceramic art. Her love of nature transforms clay into beautiful functional works spanning teapots, bowls, mugs, plates, soup tureens, goblets, and birdbaths. Her portfolio of non-functional and decorative pieces illustrates a unique display of handcrafted sculptures and urns. Nonfunctional work is created using various methods and materials. The colors and designs are formed by horsehair, feathers, seaweed, "found objects" metal shavings, pine cones and whatever else may be in the area. She also creates unique fruit and cheese plates from recycled glass bottles which are "slumped" in her kiln. In the last few years, she has painted on glassware and canvas. Her canvas work features vibrant underwater scenes from nature.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Constance A. Elek Artist’s Medium: Ceramics Websites:

Mary Ellinger

About the Artist I am a senior who has wanted to paint for many years but have only had the time since I retired. I have tried several mediums. I especially enjoy all kinds of painting but do charcoal and pastels also. I especially like to do landscapes but do portraits in charcoal too. Prices on Request

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Robin Freeman

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Robin Freeman (Crafts by Robin) Artist’s Medium: Crafts / Wreaths & Glass Cylinders & Towers Email:

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About the Artist Robin Freeman is a resident of Woodbridge Township and has been doing crafting for over 25 years. She was a fine arts major in college and had been making unique wreaths, glass cylinders and towers based on holiday themes.

Jon Gabry Jr.

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

note cards, pack of 5 @ $8 5" x 7" print, 8" x 10" mat, $10 each framed print, 11" x 14" barnwood frame, POR

Surround Yourself: 5" x 7" print, 8" x 10" mat, $10 each; framed print, POR

Tactile Peace, tactile print on 8" x 8" floater frame, $50

My Native American Self: 5" x 7" print; 8" x 10" mat, $10 each; framed print, POR

About the Artist I'm a fine artist specializing in painting and tactile art. I’ve been deafblind since I was born. I create my art by touching/feeling objects, looking at them enlarged on my computer (I can see a little in one eye), and using tools and materials to make textures. Making art gives me a sense of calm and peace. I hope people find a lot of details to look at and to touch in my work; and that they appreciate the feelings and emotions in all my art. My art has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and galleries/shows throughout New Jersey. Five of my tactile arts are on display at the Helen Keller National Center Technology Center. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art degree (2019) and my master’s in studio art from NJCU (2022).

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Jon Gabry Jr. Artist’s Medium: painting, cards (note, holiday, special occasion), matted/ framed prints Website: Email: Available for Commissions

Pat Gallo

About the Artist: Pat Gallo is an 85-year-old artist from Avenel, NJ and has been creating handcrafted holiday ornaments in 2023. She also enjoys painting, crocheting and creating these beautiful ornaments. In 2022, she entered three paintings in the Barron Art Center local artist exhibit. She also has won multiple blue and red ribbons in 2022 and 2023 on her paintings, blankets, crocheted animals and ornaments at the Middlesex County Fair. Each original ornament is handmade with a variety of crystals, pearls, lace and velvet. As Pat would say "A special ornament for that special someone".

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All ornaments shown $25.00* *Ornament Holder Not Included Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Pat Gallo Artist’s Medium: Fine Hand Made Crafts /Holiday Ornaments Email: Phone: 908-380-1025 Available for Commissions

Suzi Hoffman

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

About the Artist Suzi Hoffman is a professional artist working primarily in watercolor/ink mixed media and acrylics. Her artwork is in corporate and private collections across the nation. She juried into the 2023 NJ Arts Annual “Mother Nature vs Human Nature” Noyse Museum exhibit, was included in the 2023 “Heart of South Jersey” invitational exhibit, and she was awarded 2nd place in LBI Foundation’s 2021 national “Plein Air Plus” competition. Suzi is currently Gallery Director for Artist Contact Information Pine Shores Art Association in Ocean County, NJ, and she authored “Guide to the Artist Name: Suzi Hoffman Jersey Shore”, a 2021 book illustrated by Pine Shores Art Association. Artist’s Medium: Mixed Media All these works are signed and matted, 11”x14” limited edition giclee prints made by me from my new original paintings that are part of an Endangered SpeEmail: cies collection I have been expanding annually for several years, and which is Phone: 240-462-8963 regularly exhibited. The price for each is $75, including shipping.

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Tracy Jamar

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

About the Artist Tracy has had over 30 years experience as a restorer and conservator working primarily with American antique textiles. In 2006 she returned to college to complete an undergraduate degree, graduating in 2009 from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Following graduation, Tracy committed her time to creating contemporary fiber works. She explores various textile techniques using a combination of new, old, repurposed and nontraditional materials. Tracy’s works have been shown in juried and invitational exhibits, receiving numerous awards. She authored Coils, Folds, Twist and Turns: Contemporary Techniques in Fiber (2017), inspired by working with antiques textile dealer Jan Whitlock on their book, American Sewn Rugs: Their History with Exceptional Examples (2012). Tracy has also appeared on HGTV with Mary Emmerling and twice as a guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show.

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Tracy Jamar Artist’s Medium: Fiber and Mixed Media Email: Website: Facebook Artist Page: TracyJamar Fiberworks Instagram: TracyJamar.Fiberworks Phone: 516-426-4322 (text only)

Destiny Jure

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About the Artist Hello, my name is Destiny Jure! I am a fine art education major at Kean University. My dream has always been to become an art educator and artist. I love creating art through different mediums such as painting, sculpting, crocheting, weaving, Artist Contact Information and drawing. When I am not Artist Name: Destiny Jure making my own art, I am educating students on different Artist’s Medium: Painting in Acrylic & Watercolor, ways of expressing themselves Sculpture, Crochet, and Drawing through new and exciting Email: crafts! Through my art, I hope to bring joy to others’ lives, as much as art has brought joy to mine. With my art, Website: I am never afraid to try new things. I always love exploring new artistic methods, media, and techniques. The reason why I love art so much is because of the feelPrices Available Upon Request ing it gives me. Every time I create something I feel free. It allows me to express Available for Commissions myself through my work and make anything I envision become a reality .

Deepmala Kardam

Elephant Art and Craft Creations

Prices Available on Request Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Deepmala Kardam Artist’s Medium: Clay & Paper Crafts, Paper Quilling, Personalized Cards & Paintings, Indian Folk Art (Warli & Madhubani Painting) Email: Phone: 848-203-5705 Website:

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Amel Kholaif

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About the Artist Amel Kholaif is an Egyptian-American artist from Woodbridge, New Jersey. She has a BFA in Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts, with a concentration in printmaking. Her main areas of focus include printmaking, painting, and drawing. Before college, she had worked to teach herself how to draw, working with limited materials. Because of this, she appreciates the connections and conversations she can have with other artists about the work that they’re making. Her practice is currently focused on two broad themes: horror and humor. In some works, they interact with one another, though she also considers them separate bodies of thought from one another. For her, humor—or an echo of it—is a way to trick the viewer in order to reveal a hardhitting narrative in the work

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Amel Kholaif Artist’s Medium: digital & traditional painting and drawing, oil painting, and printmaking Email:

Brett Klaproth

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About the Artist Brett Klaproth Wildlife Photography presents over 200 engaging close-up portraits of familiar and surprising New Jersey species. Brett specializes in complimentarily framed 11 x 14" prints and also offers matted and bagged 8 x 10 and 11 x 14" prints and 16 x 20" and larger framed and unframed canvases. Brett's images have been requested for use by The National Geographic Society, The National Wildlife Federation, the American Birding Association, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The Nature Conservancy, Associated Humane Societies, Humane Society of the United States, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, The New Jersey State Forest Service, The New Jersey Pinelands Commission, New Jersey Audubon, The Raptor Trust, The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, The Wetlands Institute, several state parks, and a number of smaller organizations' publications and websites.

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Elizabeth Kozub

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Elizabeth Kozub

Artist’s Medium: Cross Stitch & Knitting Email:

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Martha Landy

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Martha Landy Artist’s Medium: Fabric Art Email: Phone: 732-208-7342 Online Stores:

About the Artist

Martha Landy has been sewing since she was old enough to hold a needle. She learned from her grandmother, mother, and aunts. In the spirit of original recycling Martha uses scraps of fabrics to create her designs. She bases her designs on traditional patch work patterns and adds her own modifications. She works exclusively in 100% cotton fabric. Although her items are useful, they are also decorative. A quilt that can be on the lap of someone in a wheelchair can also be wall hanging or a sofa throw. It brings Martha joy to see someone appreciating and using her work.

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Karole Lechowski

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About the Artist My name is Karole Lechowski. I have been a teacher for 28 years. After I retired as a teacher I worked for a very exclusive Travel Agency and was fortunate enough to travel throughout the world. During my travels I was inspired to the nature around me, and through my inspirations all over the world I created a hobby of making crafts of nature that all can enjoy. Since I am now fully retired I took my experiences to expand my talents and share with other in classes and online.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Karole Lechowski

Artist’s Medium: Mixed Media / Fine Handmade Crafts yard art floral arrangements yard signs plaques Wall Hangings Email:

“Ceramic Cellar & Crafts” Mary Madison-Guttridge & Leslie Madison Appearing at BarronFest 2023

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Artist Name: Mary Madison-Guttridge

My mother (Mary) has been doing ceramics since the 1960’s. When I was born I was constantly by her side playing with the clay. As I got older I realized I enjoy not only ceramics but all types of mediums such as wood, glass, fabric anything that will keep me busy. We continue to concentrate on ceramics as our main medium but still incorporate many other things into our shows.

& Leslie Madison Artist’s Medium: Ceramics, Jewelry, Sea Glass, Wood. Email:

Ken McIndoe

Hardware Delancy and Eldridge 18 x 26 $2200

Broom and Ludlow 18 x 24

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1st Papaya 18 x 24 $2000

tz's Delancy St (Katz's) 20 x 28 $2500

BQE Overpass 18 x 28 $2400

About the Artist Ken McIndoe was born in London, England and came to the United States in 1957. He taught a studio class at the Art Students League in New York City for 36 years from 1981 to 2017. and has given landscape paintings workshops in Alaska, New Jersey, New York and Ireland. He has had 30 solo shows and numerous group exhibits. Ken McIndoe New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 1987 and 2000. His works are in pri- Casa Havana 16 x 20 $1600 vate collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan. These Artist Contact Information paintings were completed on location in the streets of New York City. I enjoy that direct contact with the subject. Artist Name: Ken McIndoe In the works I express feelings and thoughts by means of Artist’s Medium: Painting space, color and rhythm. Email:

Karishma Mehrotra

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About the Artist My name is Karishma Mehrotra. I craft products by hand and also personalize them as desired. Some of my crafts include decoupage trays, boxes, and coasters. My personalized products incorporate transferred images on wood and ceramic products including plaques, boxes, and ornaments to mention a few. I feel very passionately about crafting and personalizing products as they reflect one's personality and speak to their own needs. It allows me to explore my creativity and gives me immense joy in serving others.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Karishma Mehrotra Artist’s Medium: Personalized Crafts Website: craftsandbeyond Email:

Edgewood Studio

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Side Table - $650 20" high Walnut/ Powdercoated Black Steel

42" Round Table - $3200 Cherry./ Black Resin top with maple/ Cherry curved legs.

Hall Table - $2350 Walnut / Powdercoated Brass Fleck

Joe Messick

Tea Lights $25- $65 currently available in Ash, Maple, Walnut, and Cherry, and come with Soy Candles.

Lazy Suzans - 10"- 20" $42- $300 Many wood types/ resin color combinations available.

About the Artist I’m a furniture designer and maker creating contemporary live edge pieces. I first started working with live edge lumber in New England about 20 years ago: I was an architectural graduate of the University at Buffalo’s 3-1/2 yr Masters program, looking for a more hands-on approach to designing and building: where designers were directly involved with the construction of their ideas. There, I worked with designers and artisans in the region who specialized in timberframe-constructed buildings with a unique feature: live edge, and whole trees incorporated into the structure. We built everything--doors, windows, sinks, beds- from millwork to furniture, everything was custom made by us. After years of work, I mastered the techniques, and started running the Cleaver Cutting Board $42 - $55 Available in Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Siberian Elm projects, training carpenters in our methods, and developing new ones. After my time there, I moved to NYC, and pursued a more common role in Architecture, and worked for several firms. While working at these firms, I designed and built custom pieces “on the side” for select patrons, as my time allowed. My professional career prior to the pandemic culminated in the corporate world, managing office designs across the country for a fortune 200 insurance company--but designing and building has always been my core passion. My process is fairly straight forward: I start with creating a design- it could be to solve a problem for a patron, or something that they would want, or sometimes I am shown pictures Artist Contact Information of a type of piece that is liked by them. I never copy, there is no need to. Artist Name: Joseph Messick / Edgewood Studio What I do is reimagine what they are looking for, and find new ways to meet their needs. I then create a detailed design. From there, however Artist’s Medium: Wood / Fine Furniture/ Housewares the design process is not finished: With live edge, the uniqueness of each slab can influence the design. Sometimes this is subtle. Sometimes, Website: it might be quite radical, and even offering its own new ideas to the Phone: 732-306-7616 design. I always work closely with my patron, thru meetings and discusEmail: sions during this process. But one thing is for certain: both my patrons, and myself are always thrilled about the finished piece.

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Sandra Meisner

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About the Artist I was always interested in recycling and protecting the environment as a little girl. I remember the campaign from the 1960’s “DON’T BE A LITTER BUG”. I didn’t want to be a Litter Bug. It was during a midlife crisis that I started to make jewelry from aluminum cans and plastic bottles. I then went into working with other recyclable items such as: buttons, fly swatters, CD’s and yogurt jars.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Sandra Meisner Artist’s Medium: Handmade Jewelry from Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles & Assorted Household Decorations Available for Commissions Email: Phone: 732-690-7424

Maria Morel

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About the Artist Hello my name is Maria Morel; I'm an avid mompreneur. I enjoy creating memorable items ideal for thoughtful gifting celebrating every special occasion. I craft with passion. I specialize in laser, sublimation and embroidery items. Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Maria Morel Artist’s Medium: Laser / Sublimation / Embroidery Website: Instagram@Valdezcraftyvibez Emails:

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David Morhaim

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Price on Request (Range from $50-$250. depending on size of piece)

About the Artist I’ve been drawing and doing photography for over 50 years. Along the way I’ve attended multiple art schools (Montserrat School of Art-Beverly MA, Boston Univ.-School of Fine Arts, Mass College of Art-Boston MA., School of Visual Arts-NYC)...held varied art-related positions, filled 60+sketch pads with musicians and NYC subway people, had art shows at local libraries and restaurants, written and illustrated four children’s books and Artist Contact Information painted large scale Artist Name: David Morhaim murals. I'm currently working as a Photo- Artist’s Medium: Photography Retoucher for a NY Websites: based Ad agency.


Lorraine J. Mraz

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Artist Name: Lorraine J. Mraz

I make crochet hanging towels for all seasons. Hang them on doorknobs, frig, oven door, or a belt hung from your waist. They can be given as gifts for Christmas, Anniversary's, Birthday's, House Warming, etc.

Artist’s Medium: Crochet Towel Toppers & Neck Warmers Email:

I also make handmade neck warmers for children and adults. Prices Available Upon Request

Andy Nagy

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About the Artist I am a local photographer from Edison who has been capturing landscape, nature and fine art images in the Northeastern US for the last 30 years. I have shot most of my work on film, but have moved on to digital for the most part. I especially enjoy photographing the many colors of spring and fall. Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Andy Nagy Artist’s Medium: Photography Email: Phone: 732-762-9386 Available for Commissions

Margarete Naperski

“Angel Box” 10”x12” Acrylic Painting on Wood Box

“Vase and Flowers” 9”x12” Print

“Garden Waterfall” 12”x24” Gallery wrapped Acrylic Painting

“Angel” 12”x12” Acrylic Painting on Wood

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“Steampunk Box” 12” h x 12” d Acrylic Collage on Wood Box

“Flora the Cow” 12”x12” Acrylic Collage on Wood

About the Artist Born into an immigrant family from Austria, Margarete spent time learning from her father’s commercial art business in New Jersey, learning to be a sign artist at his side, helping prep substrates, assisting in layouts and in later years working at the family’s Central Art & Engineering in New Egypt, NJ.

Margarete spent years perfecting pottery skills pursuing a Fine Arts degree at Mercer County College. She began painting and collaging later in life, benefiting from instruction via many teaching artists and art organizations. Her education still includes ongoing workshops and personal study, while teachArtist Contact Information ing collage, assemblage and clay classes. Now, she juggles time as a Artist Name: Marge Naperski mixed-media artist creating from recycled materials and is also active in Artist’s Medium: Mixed media paintings and collages the dance community teaching and performing with her students as on canvas, wood and slate; sculptural and functional Tehani MidEast and Polynesian Dance Co. pottery; decoupaged wood boxes; altered and handmade books Email: Available for Commissions

“Everything has a story, and collage is a favorite way to visually tell stories. My work asks the viewer to look past the obvious surface, to scratch beneath layers and let the accumulated bits speak.”

Jessica Natal

Jass Soaps-Soap Bars different fragrances 1 for $8 or 3 for $22

Jass Soaps-Bar Lotion $10

Jass Soaps

Jass Soaps-Whipped Body Butter $12

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

Jass Soaps-Room Spray $12

Jass Soaps-wax melts $10 the cup

About the Artist

My name is Jessica Natal and i’m the owner of Jass Soaps LLC. I handmade soap, whipped body butter, bar lotion, body lotion, lip balm, wax melts and room spray. Specifically I handmade Body care natural products since Artist Contact Information 9-2021. It’s been two wonderful years doing Artist Name: Jessica Natal Jass Soaps what I love to do, particiArtist’s Medium: Handmade Crafts / Body care pating on craft fairs. Website: Jass Soaps-Oatmeal & Honey Body Lotion $15

Julie Nemetz Peace and Restoration

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About the Artist As a 25+ year resident of Woodbridge and creative person at heart, I found myself (like many others) suddenly working from home, and along with being an emptynester, I was looking for something to fill my time and feed my artistic soul. I tried sketching, photography and other avenues but nothing "stuck" like the art of macrame. I was surprised at the many uses way beyond plant hangers and the 70s belt that can be accomplished using macrame. One of my first pieces was for my adorable grandson's nursery. I look forward to upgrading that wall hanging as he gets older. I also enjoy designing custom pieces to fit my vision such as the Glass Lanterns. The process of going from mind to paper to workspace to finished product is completely satisfying. Please reach out and follow me on

IG: @ peaceandrestoration for more information.

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Artist Name: Julie Nemetz Peace and Restoration Artist’s Medium: Fiber/Textile/Macrame Instagram: peaceandrestoration Email: Available for Commissions

Tyler Nunnally-Duck T Photos Boutique

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*Prices range between $32 - $700 (based on size and material)

About the Artist

Tyler was born and raised in a small town in Kansas. She fled to the east coast where she earned two master's degrees and Artist Contact Information continues to teach high school full time while she pursues her greatest love: photo- Artist Name: Tyler Nunnally-Duck T Photos Boutique graphing the ocean. She has been published Artist’s Medium: Photography by local magazines, as well as National Geo- Websites: graphic, and has public art that is on display in Terminal A in Newark Liberty International Airport. Tyler aims to create art that evokes feelings of serenity. Email: Phone: 1-844-4TPhoto

Nancy Ori


About the Artist “Species”

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

“Good as Gold”



Nancy J. Ori worked for 25 years as a corporate photographer and is now the owner of New Jersey Media Center, LLC in Berkeley Heights, NJ where she continues to do product, portrait, and food photography. She also enjoys teaching photography globally as well as exhibiting her fine art photographs. Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in CA as a teaching assistant. She ran a workshop series in Cape May for 28 years and now enjoys teaching local workshops and photography tours globally since 2006. In 1994, she founded the NJ Photography Forum, which has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. Her work has been widely collected and exhibited in museums & galleries throughout the globe. She has curated and juried hundreds of exhibits for a wide variety of venues internationally.

All works are $295

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Nancy Ori Artist’s Medium: Mixed Media Email: Phone: 908-790-8820 Available for Commissions “Imprints”

Members of People & Painting Gallery

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artists

Melancholy by K. Gasztonyi (Hungary)

Lovely Places by Evgenia Klimenko (Ukraine) “Coffee Time” by Ramy Alfy

“Elephant Building” by Vitaliy Gonikman

Creation by Bors (Hungary)

“Ferry Nocturne” by Patrick DeCicco

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Mary Anne Picca

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Mary Anne Picca Artist’s Medium: Crafts Email:

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About the Artist Mary Anne Picca has carried on the artistic creations her mother, Julianna of Julianna's Joys who started creative recycling 20 years ago. As a skilled seamstress remnants of vintage laces, ribbons and jewelry were used to design one of a kind jewelry boxes, Christmas ornaments and other artifacts. Mary Anne has added a new touch by making miniature shell flowers and incorporating them into her new pieces. These items have been shown through NJ at many juried shows.

Gina Petrecca

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About the Artist My name is Gina Petrecca. I loved photography when I was growing up. I became fascinated with preserving memories. I have tons of photo albums of my family, friends, and pets. I always make sure I take photos at certain events and especially parties. There are other moments I just love when they are not at special events and it’s a normal day. As I grew up, I knew I wanted to do it for a living.

All photographs shown are available for sale $300.00 framed

I love taking pictures of still life, architecture, landscapes, nature, and animals. Anything in those categories I just love. I pretty much get inspired by colors, shapes, or anything different. My inspiration changes depending on the situations I find myself in. Sometimes an idea just pops in my head and I just do it. I feel every artist is unique and their tastes are different. I can’t fit myself in a category. I just do what I want and enjoy the uniqueness that each moment presents.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Gina Petrecca Artist’s Medium: Photography Email: Website:

I like doing art exhibits with other artists so I can meet new people. If the opportunity came along where I could do a solo show then I would. I like nightlife scenes so I can be where people are. I want everyone to see what I can do and for my photography to be part of the environment, on the walls and enjoyed by people. One goal of mine is to have my own photography shop and sell my prints. I also don’t mind having a regular job too. As long as I can still do my photography I’ll be ok no matter what I end up doing.

Marli Poisler

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Marli Poisler Artist’s Medium: Jewelry Email:

Patrick & Erica Reedy Reedy Décor and More

About the Artist

Just a happily married couple who decided to take on a wood hobby together amidst having a toddler, newborn and never ending home renovation projects. Patrick grew up in South Plainfield, has enjoyed working on his many mustangs, and now works on construction equipment as a diesel mechanic. Erica has worked in retail for over 10 years, worked in the veterinary field as a practice manager, and has been enjoying being a stay at home mom for the last year. This hobby started out as making things for home, and with their toddler just starting preschool wanting him to have a place he could proudly display his artwork for all to see.

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Patrick and Erica Reedy Artist’s Medium: Fine Hand Made Crafts Website: ReedyDecorandMore/ Emails: Available for commissions

Elaine Rosenberg

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“Wild Thing”


“Girl on Fire”

“Loving Purple”



About the Artist Elaine Rosenberg, a resident of North Brunswick, NJ, began art studies at Kean University, and has further developed her skills with instruction at the Visual Arts Center of NJ, the Arts Council of Princeton, the Center for Contemporary Art, Artworks and various educational art retreats. Ms. Rosenberg describes her art: “My mixed media collages incorporate materials from nature, as well as household items and articles found in antique shops and flea markets. When combined, they create a low dimensional relief. For texture, I enjoy using a Artist Contact Information variety of fibrous papers and textiles.” Artist Name: Elaine Rosenberg Artist’s Medium: Collage & Mixed Media; Acrylic Painting Email: Prices Available on Request

Dario “KIKO” Rospigliosi

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About the Artist Born in Peru South America. Resident of Woodbridge for 23 years. Will show part of my collection of paintings on rock and acrylic on canvas, showing meticulous attention to detail, specially in paintings of animals, landscapes, as well as reproductions of great masters particularly Monet.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Dario “KIKO” Rospigliosi Artist’s Medium: Mixed Media Email: Phone: 732-925-0638 Available for commissions Prices on Request

Wendy Sheridan

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Wendy Sheridan About the Artist Artist’s Medium: Mixed Media, Painting Wendy Sheridan is an (Watercolor, Acrylics), Fine Handmade Crafts: artist, graphic design- Prints and greeting cards, hand-painted wooden nesting dolls, soft sculpture animals er, and fiber artist Website: who lives in Union Email: County, New Jersey. Available for Commissions

The Work of Harold Shull Presented by Kevin Shull

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About the Artist Listed in Who's Who in the national register at the Library Of Congress as a lifetime member, Harold Shull has had a very diversified career. Beginning as a Political and Sports Cartoonist for the Baltimore News American, he has made his mark in many different fields. Shull moved from Baltimore, MD. to New Jersey to make it as an illustrator in New York City, but as luck would have it, he found a steady income in the toy field designing packages and toys for such companies as: Knickerbocker, Mego, and HG Toy Companies. While designing hundreds of toy packages, Shull was also developing his painting style by illustrating these packages. Major corporations started to take notice of these package designs and Shull started receiving commissions to do illustrations for The New York Yankees, NBC TV, Warner Bros. and many others. Throughout his career, Shull has always enjoyed painting portraits of people and animals and as a result of his popular realistic style he has paintings in the private collections of: Bob Hope, Johnny Unitas, Steve Allen, J. Randolph Hearst, Sharon Himes, Blaze Starr, Eddie Arnold, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, John Crowther, Julie Adams, Basil Gogos, Brooks Robinson and many others of equal prominence.

Contact Information Artist Name: Harold Shull represented by Kevin Shull Artist’s Medium: Painting / Drawing Email: Website:

Rosie Singalewitch

Single Witch Designs

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About the Artist Rosie Singalewitch has been drawing and painting since the age of 9, taught by a great-uncle with a love of art and a passion for Picasso. Her preferred media for expression are painting, ceramics and fibers/textiles. She earned a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Fine Art Education from Kean University. Her master's thesis, Challenges and Fulfillment: Determining the Factors that Contribute to the Successful Classroom Experiences of Students with Learning Disabilities in the Fine Arts, was published in 2010 by VDM Verlag Publishers, Saarbracken, Germany and her work received the Graduate Research Award from Kean University in 2010. Rosie has traveled to various Artist Contact Information parts of the U.S. as a seminar teacher for the ceram- Artist Name: Rosie Singalewitch Single Witch Designs ic industry including CeArtist’s Medium: Fine Handmade Crafts (decorative painting), Acrylic Painting, Drawing ramic Arts Teaching Seminars (CATS) and Colors for Websites: Earth, and she is currently Facebook: designing and teaching in Instagram: @singlewitchdesigns the decorative painting industry for DecoArt Email: Americana and Artful Webinars Online Seminars.

Jennifer Salerno

Jetta Sky

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About the Artist

Jennifer Salerno / Jetta Sky is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in graphic design in the year 2000. She Artist Contact Information also obtained her Master of Arts Teach- Artist Name: Jetta Sky ing Degree in the year Artist’s Medium: Fine Arts and 2014. From her early Hand Crafted Jewelry Email: years of study there were many facets of Phone: 917-519-2199 “The Arts” that captured her interest, but her true Website: passion was creative jewelry design. JS desires that Available for Commissions her designs will continue to enhance and illuminate Prices on Request today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

JoAnn Telemdschinow—Imagined Past

“Landscape in Purple”

“Café Floreal”

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

“Gazebo with Roses”

“Kingston Mill”

“The Sisters”

About the Artist JoAnn Telemdschinow has always loved and been fascinated by visual art. She received an M.A. in Art History from Rutgers University in 1998, but kept searching for a medium to express her imaginative inclinations. In 2014, she discovered Photoshop Elements and started to create digital collages. Her collages are influenced by her love of the art and architecture of the past, as well as travel, history and mythology. She seeks to make them both visually appealing and expressive of a specific mood or atmosphere. JoAnn has also started taking her own photographs, often of nature and travel scenes. She has displayed her work in galleries and exhibitions in Artist Contact Information New Jersey and other states, and Artist Name: JoAnn Telemdschinow has won awards in juried shows. Artist’s Medium: Digital Collage & Photography

“Thought of Things Past”



Phone: 732-213-6100

Gail Thompson

Virtual Catalogue Exclusive Artist

Child’s Alphabet Quilt

Crochet Pillows

Disney World Child’s Quilt

Hawaiian Floral Pillows and Runner

Holiday Diamond Design Table Runner

Origami Floral Wall Décor

About the Artist

Artist Contact Information

I am a professional sewer and quilter for over 25 years. I enjoy creating original designs, including origami, quilt designs and embroidery. I’ve taught girls and adults beginner sewing and quilting classes. I want to increase the popularity of this artform and show people how wonderful it is to make something with their own hands. I am a speaker and have presented two programs for over 10 years. One program is called The History of Quilting and Modern Quilts. I have a website and sell a large variety of things I’ve sewn for people of all ages and their home.

Artist Name: Gail Thompson Artist’s Medium: Sewing & Quilting Email: Website: Phone: 732-234-6194 Prices Available on Request

Erin Tiburcio

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About the Artist My name is Erin Tiburcio. I've been crocheting since high school and I continue to do so for my enjoyment and mental health. My tiny business, Jersey Craft Life, is the platform where I share my work from social media and in-person events. I also branched out as an event coordinator for events such as the St. James Street Fair. As a mom, I started to get my sons involved with creating and now they see the thrill of completing a project and even appreciate my more intricate projects.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Erin Tiburcio Artist’s Medium: Hand Made Crafts Email: Website: Available for commissions

Mario Torres

Appearing at BarronFest 2023

About the Artist

My name is Mario Torres I have been involved in carpentry work and projects for years. I have taken carpentry classes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I enjoy all processes of creating and producing wood creations. Customer satisfaction is most important to me. I look forward to participating in this year's Barronfest.

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Mario Torres Artist’s Medium: Fine Hand Made Crafts Email: Prices Available Upon Request

Shawn Tortoriello

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About the Artist

Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Shawn Tortoriello Artist’s Medium: Genealogy / Family Trees Email: Phone: 732-841-4432 Available for Commissions Website:

I research and provide you with a handwritten journal with sourced information about your family tree. I also provide you with a printed family tree. I also can research your historical family home and provide you with a list of owners, maps of area, old deeds.

Cara Voutsas

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Artist Contact Information Artist Name: Cara Voutsas Artist’s Medium: Mixed Media

About the Artist I am an independent artist, who would like to share my art with the world.

(Acrylic & Modeling Paste) Websites: Available for commissions

Prices on Request

Members of the Westfield Art Association Appearing at BarronFest 2023








Joe Manzella, “Droeschers Mill in Autumn,” Color photograph


Sung Gross, “68th Street in NYC,” Oil


Barbara Uhr, “Harvest Meadow,” Pastel


Arlene Carallo, “One Fine Day (Puccini),” oil


Joy Ann Lara, “Summer Landscape,” Watercolor on handmade paper


Leina'ala Schwarz, “Whales,” Collage

About the Artist

Artist Contact Information

Since 1922, the Westfield Art AssociaArtist Name: Westfield Art Association tion, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, completely volunteer organization, has provided art Artist’s Medium: All mediums (including oil, acrylic, education and public exhibitions, and watercolor, photography, drawing, pastels and continues today to actively encourage its mixed media.) many members in the pursuit of individual artistic goals and growth. All mediums. Website: All experience levels. All welcome. Email: Phone: 646-408-3643 Many of our artists are available for commissions Prices on Request

Phyllis Wilkinson

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Prices Available on Request.

About the Artist Kiln-formed glass is the process of heating glass in a kiln to the point where two pieces of glass are fused as one without losing their individual color. Taking that basic process, I like to explore and create pieces that force one to look deeper into the colors and textures of glass. My ideas are influenced by everything I see. And transforming the Artist Contact Information idea into glass is exciting and challenging. The glass Artist Name: Phyllis Wilkinson pieces are created using a myriad of intensely colArtist’s Medium: Kiln Formed Glass ored glass. Some designs are enhanced with copper, Email: various metals, glass inks, gold or silver leaf. Using Phone: 732-283-3224 or 732-742-9474 this process I have created framed pictures, suncatchers, pendants, seasonal decorations. Each Online Stores: piece is a unique, one of a kind design.

Konstantin Zingerman

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About the Artist New Jersey based figurative sculptor, Konstantin Zingerman, has been sculpting professionally in clay, cement, bronze, and other media since 2012. Konstantin’s interest in the natural beauty of the world and its inhabitants has helped in his exploration of sculpture. He uses both classical and contemporary sculpting techniques to explore human and animal character, compassion and memory. Konstantin Zingerman was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with his family in his teens. He graduated from Florence Academy of Art, Italy in 2012. He also studied and worked under different professional master sculptors. His classical and contemporary education enriched his Artist Contact Information knowledge and mastery of Sculpture, Artist Name: Konstantin Zingerman Drawing and Painting. Konstantin Zingerman draws inspiration from Na- Artist’s Medium: Sculpture ture, from History, and from Literature. Website: His dedication to sculpture also inspires Konstantin to work on making learning Email: sculpture accessible to more people. Prices on Request

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