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Hamilton Street Gallery
P.O. Box 710
Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
Phone: 732-748-2092
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Welcome. Hamilton Street Gallery, located in downtown Bound Brook, New Jersey, is an exhibition space for contemporary visual art. We welcome both emerging and established artists residing in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. All media is considered and we encourage work that is new and experimental. There will be 6 or 7 annual group exhibits, some of which will be juried and curated by our gallery staff, and others by guest curators. Shows will run between 6 and 8 weeks. They will be thematic and versatile in nature, ranging from whimsical to the audacious, providing artists with the means to articulate their ideas about the world. Also, we hope to stimulate the creative pulse of the community by conveying an atmosphere in which to experience a focused, personal and enriching engagement with art.
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Open Call for Artists of Bound Brook

The New Scroll - March 2nd to April 10th, 2014

Featured Aritsts
Harriet Finck, Tamara Gonzales, Aimee Lee, Haley Nagy,
Leslie Nobler, Joo Hyun Pyune, Suzanne Stokes

Curatorial statement by Leslie Nobler -
Associate Professor of Art, William Paterson University

It is ancient and dusty, yet it is totally modern!

We - writers, painters, storytellers, readers - discarded the scroll,the first form of information technology, in the first century, in favor of the codex - A bound book. It was far more compact, since its pages were written on both sides. With a codex, one can simply turn to the appropriate page, rather than having to scroll through the entire document. Before that, the scroll was the format of choice, a long rolled piece of parchment, paper, silk, etc. One gradually unrolled it, exposing a section at a time. It was coiled into a round tube when closed; it worked "in-the-round," not unlike our vinyl records, Cds, Dvds and spinning hard drives.In today's world of I-pads, e-readers, e-books and portable computers, it seems like we've returned to yesteryear. We read on only one side of our screens. We scroll through everything digital. Authoring, designing, illustrating, editing, and publishing software all work on the premise of streams of information ~ upon which pages are IMPOSED, rectangles forced onto a flowing continuum (pagination).
The first such technology that enabled home printers to reproduce our writing and pictures was invented in the late 1970s - so for well over a generation much of our creative "flow" has been mechanically paginated. Reading, writing, picture-making, and viewing is crammed into the rectangle of the screen or the ubiquitous 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. But what about the tactile experience of holding the object - or of encountering the genuine article? And when artists create this "real" (not virtual) pictorial or textual story, what is its purpose? I found artists using more recent technologies to re-present purposes of the scroll that existed in the 1st century. FInck and Nagy use the scroll spiritually, for re-telling stories and directives of their religions. Stokes depicts and I narrate aspects of interpersonal communication and personal journaling. Pyune, Gonzalez, and Stokes also use this format for self expression, both with conscious intention, and unconscious, serendipitous creativity. And dramatically, Lee examines the act of making private stories public, using techniques tying her work to ancient methods and materials - which bring us "full circle." All the artists beautifully blend the old with new mass-produced substrates or technological techniques. We see all manner of printing on silk, embossed papers, and (even within) knitted panels. There is scribing into foil and spraying through or collaging lace doilies with plastic films. All of this to bring the oldest information technology into the 21st century.We usually associate digital technology with nonlinearity - those forking paths of Web- surfing as we click from link to link. But it turns out that e-books are quite scroll-like, unlike the codex; they are in fact largely flat and linear, while paradoxically, they conjure circular three dimensional attributes (rolling into cylinders). So, as we ride this wave of revisiting classical technology (albeit in a weird way), with terms like SCROLL, tablet, and stylus, these seven printmakers, book artists, digital collagists, and painters investigate the new scroll - giving us a "hands-on" experience, the pleasure of the "original" and much "information to process."

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Aimee Lee “Sweetest”
Knitted ramie thread, dye, and gouache on hanji (Above)

Leslie Nobler “Sweetest”
Digital monoprint on polystyrene
foam, acrylic and collage

Suzanne Stokes “Encircle” Monotype, oil based, partial digital print on Arches
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see detail of image)

Harriet Finck “Yom Ivaled Bo” (Only two) Foil on board
See detail-1 - See detail-2

Aimee Lee “Repair” Pen and natural dye on felted hanji Harriet Finck “Proverbs Scroll”
Paper installation
Tamara Gonzales “Pink/Purple”
Spray paint on vinyl
Suzanne Stokes “Soar” Monotype, oil based ink on Arches- larger view
Leslie Nobler “Dutch Lace on Sabbath” Found vintage fabric, digital monoprint and mixed media

Joo Hyun Pyune “Five Seasons” Dye sublimation, digital printing with heat transfer

Haley Nagy “Illuminations” Flag book with encaustic and handmade cotton paper laminates Leslie Nobler “Flow” Mixed media

Leslie Nobler “Caves and Flickers” Digital monoprint on polystyrene foam, acrylic and collage

Haley Nagy “Thou Shalt/Not” Hand knitted wool, sound installation
Detail-1 Detail-2

Suzanne Stokes “Flight” Embossed monotype, oil based
ink on Arches
Harriet Finck “Ka’A Fik Nechalim ” (Parting of the streams) Foil on board

Joo Hyun Pyune “Birth of Spring”
Dye sublimation, digital printing
with heat transfer

Harriet Finck “Lo Esater”
(I will not hide) Foil on board
Harriet Finck “Job Scroll”
Foil, wood - detail
Suzanne Stokes “Ascend ” Monotype, oil based, partial digital
print on Arches
Tamara Gonzales “Pink/Purple”
Spray paint on vinyl
Aimee Lee “Tree House” Intaglio
on knit linen paper yarn

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Bill Giacalone and Ellen Rebarber (a two person exhibition)
January 12th to February 13th


Hamilton Street Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting the works of two highly creative artists with established and very distinct individual styles. Both Ellen Rebarber and Bill Giacalone are residents of Highland Park, New Jersey and have studios there.

Ellen is a sculptor, working with a variety of materials, including metal, wood, stone, cement, plaster, clay, glass and most recently acrylite. She welds, solders, enjoys making clay raku sculpture and loves to design fused glass jewelry and platters. Ellen is a risk taker reaching as far as she can, so to create beautiful objects that are pleasing to her and to others through sharing and exhibiting her work.

Throughout her adult life, Ellen’s eagerness to learn inspired her to continue her art education so to enhance her development as an artist. She studied under George Segal, the sculptor, who made a profound impression on her and influenced her work. There, she learned about form, texture, composition, painting, drawing, art and music. “He really taught me how to see and comprehend our surroundings, for which I am grateful.” After retirement from teaching in Highland Park, Ellen enrolled in sculpture classes at Middlesex County College as well as Mason Gross School of Visual Arts at Rutgers University. She also studied with Rudy Serra, who was very inspirational and encouraging to her. Ellen works diligently in her home studio where she spends much of her time. She recently completed a commission for an indoor water fountain for the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in New Brunswick, NJ, and most recently is a participating artist in City Without Walls 2013 Metro 30 traveling exhibition. Ellen has works in private collections throughout the metropolitan area and is available for commissions.

For more information about Ellen visit: http://ellenrebarber.wordpress.com

Bill Giacalone is a painter, illustrator and sculptor. He is extremely prolific and has created hundreds of works and has exhibited in galleries throughout U.S. and abroad. His ever evolving style ranges from the avant garde to bold expressive imagery, often using the female figure as a favored subject. He has been inspired by such artists as Max Beckman, Modigliani, and Henri Matisse. “I work in vivid colors, the object is to create movement, vibration by juxtaposition of color. The interplay at the color boundaries is as important to my work, as the flow of the design itself. My intention in my work is to create a painting that exudes sensuality, voluptuousness and sexuality, not explicitly, but not subtly either. No matter how much I distort and abstract the figure, is should still feel erotic and seductive.”

As a child, Bill was raised on an anarchist colony in Stelton, New Jersey. There, he experienced educational and intellectual freedom and was exposed to the writings of Hippolyte Haval, Emma Goldman, Harry Kelly and others. He developed an artistic aptitude early on, which set the stage for his life as an artist. Later, his experiences in the U.S. Navy during WWII, along with his renewed faith in Judaism and raising a family also influenced his work. He attended the Art Students League and studied under Harry Sternberg, Will Barnet, Eugene Karlin amongst others. Bill has also had his artwork published in numerous books and magazines, including “The Art of Making Love” (1992 Prometheus Books.) Forever creative and progressive, Bill’s art continues to unfold.

For more information about Bill Giacalone please visit: http://net-arts.com/gallery/giacalone/


Cat Nap - Oil on Canvas by Bill Giacalone Moon over maine - glass art by Ellen Rebarber The Bathers - oil on board  Bill Giacalone
  Bill Giacalone “Cat Nap”
Oil on canvas
Ellen Rebarber “Moon over Maine”
Fused glass in blues and greens
Bill Giacalone “The Bathers”
Oil on board
Ellen Rebarber “Tranquility”
Fused blue irridescent
glass with dichroic glass

Ellen Rebarber Copper Sculptures “Lyrical” (bottom)
“Slight Division” (top right)
“Jubilant” (top left)

Bill Giacalone “More Checkers”
Oil and pastel on board
Ellen Rebarber “Asian Influence”
Fused transparent glass with dichroic glas

Bill Giacalone “Fruit on Stand”
Pastel on board

Ellen Rebarber “Flowing Energy”
Fused/all dichroic glass (top left)
“Draped Vessel” Slumped glass in red, yellow, white and clear (bottom right)

Bill Giacalone
“Woman in Plaster”
Plaster relief sculpture
Bill Giacalone “The Open Book”
Oil on canvas
Ellen Rebarber “I Am Woman”
Copper sculpture
Ellen Rebarber “Blowin’ in the Wind”
Fused glass black/white
Bill Giacalone “Choose”
Oil on board
Ellen Rebarber “Landscape” Fused glass/and transparent red and orange
Bill Giacalone “Resting ”
Oil on board
Ellen Rebarber “Sensuous Flow”
Copper sculpture
Ellen Rebarber “Swirl Vessel” Slumped glass in blue orange and cream Bill Giacalone “Lady with a
Checkered Past” Oil on canvas

Ellen Rebarber “Stormy Love” Copper sculpture Ellen Rebarber “Sunrise ”
Fused glass in many colors

Ellen Rebarber (left to right)
“Waves” Fused glass with black
waves on yellow
“Moon Over Maine” Fused glass with yellow on transparent blue
“Sunrise ” Fused glass in many colors
“Draped Vessel” Fused and slumped glass in iridescent violet with dichoic glass
“Secret Message” Fused yellow glass with red, orange, white and black

Bill Giacalone “Blue Vase on a Black Table” Oil on board

Artist talk with Ellen Rebarber

Ellen Rebarber “Graceful Rhythm” Fused glass with dichroic on black
  Adorn the female figure in folklore and myth new exhibit at Hamlton street gallery
Adorn (The female figure in folklore and myth)

November 17 to December 19

From the tiny “Venus of Willendorf” statuette, carved out of mammoth ivory, to Sandro Botticelli’s dreamlike “Primavera” to Willem de Kooning’s tumultuous “Women” series, the female figure has had a long, continuous, and developmental union with the art world. In most cultures, the female figure has been historically depicted in religion, folklore and myth as a symbol of fertility, protection, nourishment, sexuality, beauty and love, as well as evil, power and destruction. For this exhibit artists submited work that explores this long established and innate relationship connecting art, the artist, and the female figure.

Featured Artists:
Ola Aldous
Christine Anderson
Peter Arakawa
Vivian Bedoya
Luis Alves Collage
Fred Cole
Jane Dell
Theresa DeSalvio
Vince DiOrio
Sarah Allen Eagen
Steven Epstein
Donna Faranda
Irvin J. Fuchs
Richard Gessner
Bill Giacalone
Susan Evans Grove
Bruce Gundersen
Adrienne Hecker
Rita Herzfeld
Alison Hooper
Lora Hudicka
Judith Hugentobler
Ruth F. Jansyn
Kathleen Kirchner
Parvathi Kumar
Kristina Lloyd
Maria Lupo
Brian McCormack
Caitlin McCormack
Pat Feeney Murrell
Naomi Nierenberg
Ellen Rebarber
Renee Samuels
Joseph Schembri
Tatiana Sougakova
Lisa Turngren
Karen Weintraub
1_Parvathi_Kumar_Devi_photograph 2_Ruth_Jansyn_Joy_photograph 3_Renee_Samuels_Madonna_of_the_Hands_oil_on_cardboard 4_Susan_Evans_Grove_Distressed_Barbie_C_print 5_Ola_Aldous_Mother_and_Child_No-2_oil_on_canvas
Parvathi Kumar “Devi” photograph Ruth Jansyn “Joy” photograph Renee Samuels “Madonna of the Hands Susan Evans Grove
“Distressed Barbie” C print
Ola Aldous “Mother and
Child No. 2” oil on canvas
6_Lora_Hudicka_One_Whimsical-Dance_sculpture Bill_Giacalone_Leda_and_the_Swan_oil_on_canvas 8_Bruce_Gundersen_The_Dream_dyejet_print_on_fabric 9_Naomi_Nierenberg_Lady_Awaiting_ceramic_stoneware_with_copper_trim 10_Luis_Alves_Collage_Womens_World_hand_made_collage
Lora Hudicka “One Whimsical Dance” sculpture - hollowed tree trunk, silk ribbon, dried moss, flowers, fabric Bill Giacalone “Leda and the Swan” oil on canvas Bruce Gundersen “The Dream” dyejet print on fabric Naomi Nierenberg “Lady Awaiting” ceramic stoneware with copper trim Luis Alves: Collage
“Womens World”
framed hand made collage
11_Judith_Hugentobler_Sentimental_Lady_with_a_Small_Bear_stoneware_tile_glass_and_grout 12_Adrienne_Hecker_The_Princess_and_the_Pea_ceramic-1 Adrienne Hecker    “The Princess and the Pea”  ceramic Maria_Lupo_Healing_Woman_mixed_media 14_Lisa_Turngren_On-Un_Making_a_Model_3_mixed_media
Judith Hugentobler “Sentimental Lady with a Small Bear” stoneware, tile, glass and grout Adrienne Hecker “The Princess and the Pea” ceramic

Maria Lupo
“Healing Woman”
mixed media

Lisa Turngren “On/Unmaking a Model #3 ” mixed media
15_Lisa_Turngren_On_Unmaking_a_Model_11_mixed_media Donna_Faranda_The_Birth_of_Aphrodite_micro_pointillism_in_Corel_Painter 17_Irvin_J_Fuchs_The_Glass_Lady-stained_glass_sculpture 18_Kathleen_Kirchner_Modern_Myth_1_digital_photograph 19_Ellen_Rebarber_I_Am_Woman_fused_glass_with_dichroic_glass
Lisa Turngren “On/Unmaking a Model #11 ” mixed media Donna Faranda “The Birth of Aphrodite” micro pointillism in Corel Painter Irvin J. Fuchs “The Glass Lady” stained glass sculpture Kathleen Kirchner
“Modern Myth 1”
digital photograph
Ellen Rebarber “I Am Woman” fused glass with dichroic glass
  Vince DiOrio “The Gourd Family Series - The Story of Life” black and white prints colored in photoshop
20_Christine_Anderson_Concrete_time_warp-white_photography Photo_1_Gourd_mom_Beautiful_and_adorned Photo_2_Gourd_Dad_Handsome_bold_magnificent Photo_3_The_birth_of_Gourd_Baby Photo_4_Gourd_Baby_is_gently_but_firmly_slapped
Christine Anderson “Concrete time warp (white) ” photography Photo 1- Gourd mom- Beautiful and adorned, pulsing with fecundity. Photo 2- Gourd Dad-Handsome, bold, magnificent to behold with a good sense of humor. Photo 3- The birth of Gourd Baby with the assistance of greenhouse worker/mid-husband Vince. Photo 4-Gourd Baby is gently but firmly slapped by greenhouse worker/mid-husband Vince to help clear the pipes of pumpkin seeds and takes its first breath
22_Caitlin_T_McCormack_Ascent_of_the_carnivorous_milky_bar_hand_sewn_dress_atex_paint_light_source Photo_6_Gourd_Baby_has_its_first_meal_at_the_breast_of_Gourd_mom Photo_7_Happy_Gourd_Mom_with_Gourd_Baby Photo_8_Proud_Gourd_Dad_with_Gourd_Baby
Caitlin T. McCormack “Ascent of the carnivorous milky bar” hand sewn dress, latex paint, light source - This work appears courtesy of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA Photo 5-Gourd Baby-frontal view (umbilical attached). Photo 6- Gourd Baby has its first meal at the breast
of Gourd mom.
Photo-7- Happy Gourd Mom with Gourd Baby. Photo 8- Proud Gourd
Dad with Gourd Baby.
23_Jane_Dell_Fat_Girls_Dream_watercolor 24_Sarah_Allen_Eagen_I_Wish-This_Scar_digital_photo_printed_on_silk 25_Tatiana_L_Sougakova_Guardian_acrylic_and_permanent_pen_on_canvas 26_Alison_Hooper_Lady_plaster_sculpture 27_Richard_Gessner_Surf_Goddess_colored_pencil_and_watercolor
Jane Dell “Fat Girl’s Dream” watercolor, ink/collage
on mylar
Sarah Allen Eagen “I Wish This Scar to Have Been Given With All of the Love That Never Occurred Between Us” Tatiana L. Sougakova “Guardian” acrylic and permanent pen on canvas Alison Hooper “Lady” plaster sculpture Richard Gessner “Surf Goddess ” colored pencil and watercolor on paper
28_Fred_Cole_See_Through_Bra_sculpture 29_Rita_Herzfeld_Committment_acrylic_on_canvas 30_Karen_Weintraub_Artist_and_her_Muse_Wall_hanging Peter_Arakawa_Playtex_pc_print 32_Joseph_Schembri_At_the_Bar-1_canvas_giclee
Fred Cole “See Through Bra” sculpture, mannequin, toys, springs, glass shapes Rita Herzfeld “Committment” acrylic on canvas KarenWeintraub “Artist and her Muse” Wall hanging - high fired, glazed white clay ceramic, acrylic, telephone wire, keys and beads Peter Arakawa “Playtex” pc print Joseph Schembri “At the Bar-1” canvas giclee
33_Brian_McCormack_Rock_and_Roll_Hootchie_Coo 34_Vivian_Bedoya_Hint_of_a_Smile_photograph 35_Theresa_DeSalvio_Pompeii_graphite_gouache_on_Yupo_paper 36_Pat_Feeney_Murrell_Remains_II_flax_hand-made_paper_body_wrapping 37_Steven_Epstein_Gypsy_Fortune_Teller_mixed_media_on_hardboard
Brian McCormack “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo” found object, fiberglass, electric guitar parts, paint, thong Vivian Bedoya “Hint of a Smile” photograph Theresa DeSalvio “Pompeii” graphite, gouache on Yupo paper Pat Feeney Murrell “Remains II” flax hand-made paper body wrapping, hand-colored pulp, mounted on handmade fragmented paper sprayed signboard, bamboo Steven Epstein “Gypsy Fortune Teller” mixed media on hardboard
Kristina Lloyd “Two Goddess Statuettes” hand painted ceramics, beads        
Courier review of Adorn Show at Hamilton street Gallery
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Welcome. Hamilton Street Gallery, located in downtown Bound Brook, New Jersey, is an exhibition space for contemporary visual art.
We welcome both emerging and established artists residing in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. All media is considered and we encourage work that is new and experimental. There will be 6 annual group exhibits, some of which will be juried and curated by our gallery staff, and others by guest curators. Shows will run between 6 and 8 weeks. They will be thematic and versatile in nature, ranging from whimsical to the audacious, providing artists with the means to articulate their ideas about the world. Also, we hope to stimulate the creative pulse of the community by conveying an atmosphere in which to experience a focused, personal and enriching engagement with art.

One Person and group exhibitions:  -To be considered for future one person exhibitions as well as group shows, please follow the instructions under "Submission Guidelines" at the end of this prospectus, and send 5 JPEGS for group exhibitions or 10 to 20 to be considered for one person exhibitions.They will be included in our slide registry.

Eligibility –Artists must be 18 years or older to apply. We prefer that artwork be hand delivered, but will accept prepaid shipment of work, through the Post Office with return packaging to and from the gallery. All artwork must be original by the artist and ready for hanging and/or installation. Two dimensional works on paper and other fragile surfaces must be framed with glass or plexiglass. Wall hung work must not exceed 48” in any direction and size limitations for sculptural and video pieces will be considered individually. Indicate any special instructions for setting up work. All accepted art work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. Upon delivery, the gallery has the right to inspect or reject work that is not consistant with submitted digital images.

Fees – There is no entry fee to enter exhibitions. Accepted artists for group shows pay a nominal fee of $25, by cash, check or money order payable to Hamilton Street Gallery to cover costs for promotional mailing, hanging, lighting and installation. Accepted artists for one person exhibits will pay $150.00. Hamilton Street Gallery charges 25% commission on art work sold. Sales will be finalized at the end of each exhibition.

Insurance – Hamilton Street Gallery will provide insurance for work upon receiving art, during exhibition and up until work is picked up. We are not responsible for artwork while in transit to and from the gallery.

Submission Guidelines
There are two ways to submit work:
A. Up to 5 digital file submissions will be accepted via email to info@hamiltonstreetgallery.com or
B. Up to 5 images on a CD rom can be mailed through the Post Office
1.   All submissions must be in JPEG format in the order you would like them viewed with artist name and title of work. Images cannot be larger than 800 x 800 pixels at 72 DPI.
2.   An image list on paper, numbered in the order in which they appear on the CD, including title of work, media, dimensions, date, and price.
3.   One page resume (please include phone number and email address)
4.   An artist statement (optional but encouraged)
5.   An SASE for return of materials if requested
6.   Video and performance artists should submit a full length DVD labeled with name, title, date and price.

*(All submissions should be received, not post marked, by the deadline date.)

Return of Materials – Artists must include an SASE if they want their materials sent back to them. Otherwise, submissions will not be returned. Accepted artists materials will remain in our active file.


Please mail completed submission package in an envelope no larger than
9” x 12” to:
Hamilton Street Gallery

P.O. Box 710
Bound Brook, New Jersey

or email submissions to info@hamiltonstreetgallery.com

*Please specify on the envelope which exhibit you are entering.

Phone: 732-748-2092

Hours of operation:
Thursday 12 pm to 5 pm
Friday 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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