Do you Know… …The Art Factory’s “Official Greeters”!

  • September 7, 2018
Do you Know… …The Art Factory’s “Official Greeters”!

Do you Know... ... The Art Factory's "Official Greeters"? Come in and say hi to our official greeters... Leo, Duke and Daisy! We purchased Leonardo D'Avis, lovingly known as Leo when he was just a pup, 11 short years ago.  He was always warm, friendly and super smart!  He was the perfect addition to our Shih tzu family; our beloved Max was getting older.  He needed "young blood" in his life.  Leo fit right in!  He gave Max a dash of spunk.  He kept him active! They were sweet together - best buds of sorts! Over the years, we hoped to be able to sire Leo and in return, choose the pick...

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Did you Know… … The Art Factory of White Mills?

  • September 6, 2018
Did you Know… … The Art Factory of White Mills?

Did you know... ...The Art Factory of White Mills Celebrated Its 2nd Anniversary!   Two years ago, The Art Factory of White Mills opened its doors as a small town art gallery featuring 22 artists. Today, the beautifully renovated 10,000 square foot building is home to over 65 incredibly talented, local artists, hosting over 1,000 unique, one-of-a-kind pieces!   The Art Factory continues to strive to be a "community art center", a place "where talent and appreciation meet". The gallery offers free events throughout the year...   In their short tenure, they have hosted...

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Do You Know… …Rick Weber?

  • August 1, 2018
Do You Know… …Rick Weber?

Do you know... ... Rick Weber? By day, Rick Weber sells office furniture. After hours, he always has a paint brush in his hand! With an old wooden box filled with oil paints, a mason jar of turpentine and a portable easel; Rick paints anywhere and everywhere! Two years ago, Rick taught himself to paint by watching Bob Ross on television. He learned to paint "happy trees"!   Taking a little of this and a little of that, Rick combines it all into his own personalized style! He paints in a technique called "wet-on-wet". Having started with colored pencils and moving on to acrylics,...

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Do You Know… …Carol Mainardi?

  • July 1, 2018
Do You Know… …Carol Mainardi?

  Do you know... ...Carol Maindardi? I was always ambivalent of Mermaids. For me, they were just a child's fantasy. That is, until I had a conversation with Carol! She shared the story of her personal connection to Mermaids and why she calls herself "the Mermaid lady"... She totally changed my perspective! Carol had a recurring dream of seeing herself drowning. She struggled to catch her breath and break free. Never giving up, Carol would continue to try. In the dream, she eventually grew a tail which helped her to swim and survive. After a long struggle and toughened by the experience,...

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Do you Know… …Toni Chaplin?

  • June 1, 2018
Do you Know… …Toni Chaplin?

Do you know... ...Toni Chaplin? Toni Chaplin is a Sparta, NJ native. While still in high school, Toni was recognized with her first art award. By 14, she had her first sale. Toni was hooked on becoming an artist! Toni's mediums of choice are watercolor and acrylic. She enjoys experimenting in a variety of techniques. The beauty of nature and our surroundings is what influences her. Paintings of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, floral, still life are painted as Toni sees them; making them as realistic as she can. Toni has been lucky enough to had studied with artists: Janet Walsh,...

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Do you Know… … Arielle Sekula?

  • May 1, 2018
Do you Know… … Arielle Sekula?

Do you know... ... Arielle Sekula? Arielle Sekula grew up in NEPA. She began creating art at an early age. Arielle attended Edinboro University in western PA.   With a degree in traditional, hand-drawn animation, Arielle discovered her love for oil painting. She was inspired by the designs of animated characters. She began to create silhouetted pieces. After a few years in the field and deciding that the animation industry wasn't for her, she picked up a palette knife! Having an extreme amount of oil paint left over from her college courses, Arielle began working primarily in oils....

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Do you Know… … Ann Marie Netti?

  • April 1, 2018

Do you know... ...Ann Marie Netti? Ann Marie Netti is a very talented artist! Whether it's a close up of a flower in one of her paintings or a pastel drawing of a frog, all her work is extremely realistic! Ann Marie once shared with me that she gets her inspirations when she can't sleep, in the dark of night. With low light, she tacks a piece of paper onto her refrigerator and lets the image speak to her. She gets so caught up in the process, she looses all sense of time. Ann Marie is so entrenched in these creations that they become a part of her. The process is so deeply personal, that...

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Do you Know… …Richard Larsen?

  • March 1, 2018
Do you Know… …Richard Larsen?

Do you know... ... Richard Larsen? Richard Larsen is a multi-talented artist. He is self-taught; working in the genres of still-life, surrealism, modern art, landscapes and impressionism. He prefers water-oils and acrylics. With no formal training, Richard is a student of such artists as Monet, Dali, Pollock and other greats. Richard is also a very accomplished pianist! Featured in many high-end juried shows including; Allied Artists at Gramercy Park, NYC, Salma Gundi Art Club, NYC, Richard has been reviewed by Sotheby's and the Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art. Richard...

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Do you Know… …Cathy Arvonio?

  • February 1, 2018
Do you Know… …Cathy Arvonio?

Do you know... ... Cathy Arvonio? Cathy Arvonio loves to create and re-create a picture or scene into art. "When I put oil paint onto canvas, it is my desire to create this beauty as I see it, which moves me to paint in a realistic way. I always find beauty in everything that I paint. There is beauty all around us and in every one of us and it is my inspiration to see it, feel it and to paint it!" From that I take and put it all onto my canvas." One of Cathy's favorite artist's quotes is, "Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see!" -Paul Klee. Cathy has been oil painting...

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Do you Know… …Guy D’Alessandro?

  • January 1, 2018
Do you Know… …Guy D’Alessandro?

Do you know... ... Guy D'Alessandro? Guy D'Alessandro works primarily with acrylics; capturing moments in time! He shows us his view; perception and interpretation of nature and wildlife. Guy finds peace in nature and shares that with his viewers. His paintings are extremely realistic. You feel as if you can touch the fauna. The animals appear alert to your presence. Their eyes follow you! They are really quite beautiful! Guy learned to improve his techniques while attending college (Keystone College, The School of Visual Arts and Montclair University). Exhibiting his art since 1997, Guy has been...

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