Earth, Air, Fire, Water

2 opening receptions at Artworks Trenton this Saturday, May 10th 2014, 6 to 8pm.


A forest of large painted and individually collaged prisms will be literally hanging throughout ARTWORKS in Trenton May 10 to June 7.

This massive interactive installation is the centerpiece of a one man show featuring local artist Alan Goldstein. The show features work relating to 4 natural elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Goldstein has based much of his life’s work on nature’s inventions and processes.

The forest was inspired by the trees the artist has studied for over 30 years walking to his Bucks County studio. “ My trees are a part of my life and I see them age and die like my friends, like myself.  Slowly they loose twigs, branches, leaves and bark until they stand like ghosts waiting to fall.”

Goldstein spent most of the 1960s in New Jersey.  He taught at St Bernard’s School for Boys, the Summit Art Center and the Morris County Art Association in Morristown.  An invited artist to the International Summer Seminar at Fairleigh Dickenson, Goldstein has been shown at the NJ Visual Arts Center and the Newark Museum.

His work was regularly shown at the Lacework Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey and he has many works in the permanent collection of the Michener Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania.

“Alpha Genesis” will be the first official exhibition for Allegory Lab Art Collective.

Allegory Lab Art Collective is comprised of four, self-representing artists: Melody Saccone, John A. Saccone, Bobby Bates, and Addison Vincent. The four artists decided to collaborate and form the collective in March of 2013.

“Alpha Genesis” is the first exhibition in a four year, four part series of works which will culminate into a massive body of works by 2017.
“Alpha Genesis” will showcase 5 works by each artist, and their personal styles for the 2014 season.
“Beta Genesis”, 2015 season, will showcase collaborative works as the artists pair off to create 8 works per pair.
“Omega Genesis”, 2016 season, will showcase 8 collaborative, large scale works of all four artists.
“The Genesis Series”, 2017 season, will be the culmination of the past three years, and will showcase a total of 36 works, ranging from personal works, to full collaborative works.

The purpose of working in yearly segments is to foster growth as artists through both personal and collaborative exploration and experimentation. Since each of the artist’s work in their own style and medium, the outcome of the collaborative works should be nothing short of spectacular.


Help Artworks Trenton

Artworks Trenton, the amazing place where I work, has a matching fund challenge. Can you help us reach our goal of $5,000 by donating WHATEVER you are able using this link? Then message me to let me know (we've got some Board member and Staff competition going on here and you know how competitive I am). In return you will get the comfort of knowing that you're helping an incredible small roots arts organization and possibly a foot massage from me.

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Young Galaxy: Fresh Works from the College of New Jersey

Opening reception at Artworks Trenton this Friday, April 11th, 2014!


Artworks Trenton presents an exhibition of fresh work by advanced students from The College of New Jersey.  Entitled, “young galaxy,” this show will run from April 11 to May 3, 2014.  Meet the artists at the reception on April 11th, 6-8pm.

“young galaxy” is a free-wheeling, jostling, exuberant, compelling, and wild collection of fresh works.  As this cohort of advanced visual arts students at The College of New Jersey moves into artistic maturity, the results are a cocktail of newfound creative independence stirred with technical acumen. ‘young galaxy’ asks questions of how a young artist perceives the world around him/her and how do those perceptions become art.
The exhibition is a mash-up of drawing, painting, video, installation, sculpture and large-scale murals.  In each work, the young artist has taken on the task of creating something ‘new’, often by excavating the past or by exposing personal experience to the world.  To witness this point of creation is like witnessing the birth of a galaxy; it is explosive, and rapidly expands to fill the space around it.

The False Mirror – Surrealism Forward and Back


The False Mirror – Surrealism Forward and Back
Curated by Frances Heinrich

Exhibiting in the Artworks Main Gallery from January 11, 2013 through February 22, 2014
An opening reception will be held on January 11, 2014  6-8pm (Snowdate Jan 18)

Almost a hundred years have passed since classical Surrealist works were first shown, and their irrational “snapshots” of the impossible were surely quite shocking back then.  Today, however, we appear increasingly attracted to similar oddities:  computer-altered talking babies, life-sized combative tacos, and flying cars probably now seem both plausible and trendy.

The False Mirror will present a wide variety of top works by a group of highly professional artists; Tom Bendtsen, John Goodyear, Benjamin S. Jones, Alan Kesselhaut, Paul Leibow, Jim and Lynn Lemyre, Adam Niklewicz, Sarah Petruziello, Frank Rivera, Anita Thacher, and Andrew Wilkinson.

Drawing, painting, sculpture, video, and installation will all be on display.  Some of these artists might deny being Surrealists, but their work demonstrates, for curator Frances Heinrich, the ideas, sensibilities, and visual freedoms originally granted by historical Surrealists and Dadaists.

At 6pm on the night of the opening reception, curator Frances Heinrich will also present a short Powerpoint talk which relates famous historical works to the current “special effects” now surrounding us in film, tv, advertising, and fashion. This will truly be an engaging event for anyone interested in their media environment.


10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale


Artworks Announces the Third Annual

10×10 Red Dot Benefit
Art Exhibit & Sale
December 7 – 28, 2013

Reception and Benefit, Saturday, December 7, 2013  5 – 8pm

Red Dot + Artwork = Support. The Red Dot shows support of Community Arts in Trenton. Come to the Artworks Red Dot Fundraiser and put your red dot on the art that you love.
Over 100 Trenton area artists created artworks on 10″ x 10″ canvas. The work is dynamic, diverse and all created especially for Artworks. Professional, teacher and student artists created works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, pastel, watercolor and more.
Each artwork sells for $100 with the funds raised going to support Artworks.
It is a chance for the novice to test the waters of the world of original art and an opportunity for the collector to build their art collection.

Art All Day 2013


Art All Day 
November 9, 2013  Noon – 5pm
Art lovers from around the region are invited to take a self-guided tour of the capital city’s artist studios, gallery spaces, grass roots art collectives, workshops, public art, and a host of breathtaking creative spaces largely unknown to the public. Special Art All Day trolley and guided bicycle tours will also take place.
Over 65 artists will participate, at open studios and creative venues throughout the city. This is an opportunity to not only see art, but to also talk to the artist about his or her creative process, watch them work, and see their workspace. Artworks is proud to offer an event that showcases the remarkable creative diversity of Trenton.”
How does it all work? Art All Day is FREE to attend and open to the public. The self-guided tour begins at
Artworks Trenton (19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ), where guests can pick up a map/brochure and view a group exhibit featuring participating artists on the tour. Following the self-guided tour attendees are invited back to Artworks’ expansive gallery space for a celebratory reception.
Interested in participating as an artist, group studio or community partner ? 
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Art All Day schedule on Nov. 9
Noon  to 8 p.m. – Exhibits (FREE)
Artworks Main Gallery: Participating Artists Show,
Community Gallery : To be announced
ARTLab: “Just For Kicks: Sneaker Art Exhibit”
Noon to 5 p.m. – Trenton self-guided open studios/public art tour (free)
All Day – Trenton Art Trolley Rides ($10 suggested donation)
12 noon and 3 p.m. – Special edition OnaRoll BikeCarts bicycle tour (free)
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Artworks Exhibits Reception (free)
Free parking is available all day and evening at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton (off South Stockton Street, across from NJ Motor Vehicle Commission building)
Public Art is accessible in Trenton all year round!
2012 Map (2013 will be available on November 9)
Download the Art All Day Public Art Map! or pick one up Free at Artworks.
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Monster's Ball 2013


Monsters Ball – October 26, 2013
8pm – ’til the wolves howl
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“Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
Quoth the Raven “Party On!”"

Art of Darkness Art Exhibit: 
Everything from the spooky to the spoofy, scary to hairy, funny to ghastly, humorous to ‘dead’ serious (you get the idea).

Live Music & Entertainment
Charles Laurita & the Mischief and Ghost Box Orchestra

Costume Contest with cash prizes:
(Come As You Aren’t!)

Creepy Creation Station:
foul frippery, repulsive and unfortunate baubles. Handmade stuff, using real hands in some cases. Monsters, join us as we have fun for the feebleminded…..and take home an extra body part or two…

Silent Horror Flicks
Portrait Photographs
Beer, Wine and Hors D’Oeuvres
Monsters Ball – Ticketing
Tier 1 (Premium):  Includes food, free drinks*, activities and special Poe CD**.  Costume optional but encouraged.
$75  Non-member, $65 Artworks Members
Tier 2: Includes food, free drinks*, one activity ticket. Costume optional but encouraged
$45 Non-members, $35  Artworks Members
Tier 3:  $10 – Includes food and one free drink*.  Costume Required.
One entrance per ticket.   * ID required
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** For Tier 1 ticket holders only.  Poe! A two disc CD of Poe’s creepy classic tales read by renown actors, including: “The Masque of the Red Death,” performed by Fionnula Flanagan (Transamerica); “The Pit and the Pendulum,”, performed by Stephen Lang (Avatar); “The Black Cat,” performed by Tony winner Rene Auberjonois (Boston Legal). Plus haunting readings of Poe’s best-loved poems, “The Bells,” “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”


THIS Saturday, August 10th, 6 to 8 at Artworks Trenton. nOgWorks CAST OF CHARACTERS.


nOgWorks CAST OF CHARACTERS opens at Artworks Trenton
AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective presents a group sculpture show
From August 6 – September 21, 2013 the gallery at Artworks Trenton will be filled with the cast iron sculptures of an international group of allied artists who make up AbOmInOg Intl. Arts Collective. Featuring work made over the course of their 14 year history, the show represents the range of art created as the men and women of the collective have contributed to the monumental task of executing iron pours. The exhibition features an opening reception on August 10 from 6 – 8 pm, a panel discussion on September 6 from 8 – 9 pm, a closing reception on September 20, and a 3-part workshop series on metal casting taught by artists from the collective. Please contact Artworks Trenton for more information and to register.
Originally the collective came into being when artists affiliated with the Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, NJ pursued the vision of creating cast iron sculpture outside of the traditional foundry setting. It was a technical challenge to produce complex work requiring a melting point of 2800 degrees fahrenheit, but with the help of other dedicated and skilled artists, Matt Reiley, a founder of the collective, built the furnace or cupola. Affectionately named the AbOmInOg, and nicknamed the nOg, the furnace has served the group well, and can cast over a ton of iron artwork during an event with 250 lbs being poured at each tapping. Over the years these artists have reached out to their networks in an effort to maintain energy and keep the flame alive, enabling the group to run pop-up iron pours at both public and private events throughout Trenton and the region.
The show at Artworks represents the first time all the members of the collective have been invited to show the finished results created from AbOmInOg iron together.  Co-curator and artist, Aylin Green, states, “We are very excited by this opportunity to share  the fruits of our labor with the Trenton community. They may have seen us pour at events such as Art All Night, and now they will see what comes out of it. This exhibition brings accomplished artists from as far as Czech republic, Japan, and as close as Pearl Street in Trenton together for a really exceptional show of cast iron sculpture.”
For more information about the workshop and to register, click

Artworks Select and Artists & Buyers Reception

THIS Saturday, June 22, 6 to 9 at Artworks Trenton. Artworks Selects and Artists & Buyers Reception.


Artworks Selects and the Artists and Buyers Reception
Exhibit Dates: June 22 – July 27
Reception Date:  Saturday, June 22, 2013  6-9pm

A selection of some of the exceptional work submitted for Art All Night 2013 curated by the Artworks Board of Directors.

Buyers and artists, and all Art All Night art lovers, can mingle and meet at the June 22nd opening.

Add to our interactive sculpture in the ARTLab.  Begun at Art Making Day in May, continued at Art All Night, come add your piece!  All materials provided.

Art All Night 2013

Art All Night 2013, New Jersey’s EPIC 24 hour arts event, will be THIS weekend. It’s amazing!!! Over 1,000 pieces of art, over 2 dozen musical performers, interactive events, food, master classes, a kids zone, even a film festival AND MORE!!!! All squeezed into 24 hours. It’s so amazing. I will be there the entire 24 hours. Hope to see you all there! Watch their FACEBOOK page for the latest updates and fun stuff!!!


Unchained: The Art of the Bicycle

This Saturday, May 11th in “Unchained: The Art of the Bicycle” at Artworks!!!


Unchained – The Art of the Bicycle
Exhibit Dates: May 11 – June 13, 2013
Reception Date: May 11, 2013  6-8pm
Artworks is kick’n up the RPM’s with a bicycle themed art exhibit celebrating Trenton Cycling Revolution’s 17th Annual Bike Tour.   An exploration into the intersection of Art and Bike Culture, from depictions of bicycles and bike culture to objects made of bicycles.

The annual
Trenton Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Artworks will be the location for the rest stop and an after party later in the afternoon.  Last year more than 200 bicycle enthusiasts, families, kids, local residents and out-of-towners started the 15-mile leisurely ride in Trenton’s Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park, and continued on to tour the city’s historic streets and sights, diverse neighborhoods and community gardens. If you are not familiar with the Trenton Bike Tour, consider these words from a local rider, “I love the Trenton Bike Tour! If you are unfamiliar with Trenton, or even if you know it well, the Trenton Bike Tour is the coolest way to see the city.”  This year the tour will focus on public art in Trenton.

Artworks Trenton, Trenton Cycling Revolution (TCR), and SAGE Coalition are hosting a BBQ following the 2013 TCR Trenton Bike Tour!
Please join us for traditional barbeque fare, beverages, music by DJ Ahmad, and BMX bike tricks by SAGE Coalition.

Art Making Day 2013

Don’t forget! This weekend is Art Making Day at Artworks Trenton!


Don’t have any art to submit for Art All Night?
Create something at Art Making Day!
Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 11am to 3pm.

19 Everett Alley
Trenton, NJ

This year’s theme is The Big Draw!
Each venue will host workshops and activities for children and families, to experiment, play, communicate and collaborate through drawing, bringing the community together in a common purpose.   Everyone can join in, regardless of age or ability.
All ages and skill levels welcome! Free materials provided!

Art All Night Trenton 2013 Wants You!

Volunteer Art All Night

Art All Night Trenton 2013, the 24-hour arts extravaganza returning June 15th & 16th, is looking for volunteers! Volunteering is exciting, fun, and essential to the success of the event! Please consider working one of the 3 hours shifts this year, we would love to have your help!

When: Saturday, June 15th & Sunday, June 16th

Training: Sunday, June 9th: 1-3pm

Where: the Historic Roebling Wire Works, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611

For more information and to sign up online please visit:

or email

Thank you!


EdE Sinkovics: The rest of...


EdE Sinkovics
“The rest of…”
Paintings and Drawings

Exhibit Dates: April 9 – May 4, 2013
Artist Reception: April 13th 6-8pm
Music by the David Adolf Quartet
Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center and TerraCycle, Inc., the Trenton-based global leader in recycling the non-recyclable, are excited to announce “EdE Sinkovics: The rest of…”, a show by Hungarian artist EdE Sinkovics that captures the artist’s unique and respectfully irreverent style.

Warning: This exhibit contains mature subject matter and some graphic imagery. Parent/adult discretion is advised.  Parents should preview the exhibit before bringing children.

Control Alt Delete

New exhibit coming up at Artworks! Opening reception next Friday, March 1st. See you there!


March 1 – March 31, 2013
Reception: March 1, 4 – 7pm

An exhibition of new student paintings entitled Control, Alt, Delete is being presented at Artworks Trenton from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 31, 2013.  The exhibition will include paintings and sculptures produced by the twenty-eight students currently enrolled in Advanced Painting at TCNJ. In conjunction with the opening, there will be an artist reception and discussion of the works by the students and faculty on March 1, from 4-7:00PM.  Music will be provided by AMP’d, TCNJ’s student electronic music group.

Control, Alt, Delete takes its theme from the new and varied ways that contemporary painting is influenced by digital media. Led by Professor Greg Thielker, students in the Advanced Painting classes at the College of New Jersey use this theme to create paintings that are based on digital sources, filters, and tools along with traditional techniques. Rather than spelling the irrelevance of painting as contemporary art medium, these influences have served to reinvigorate the paintings in this exhibition with new colors, techniques, and sources.  Students have used the flexibility of paint to make reference to the blur of photography, pixilation of low-res imagery, and even the colors of infrared cameras.  Paintings in the exhibition function as exploration of the digital sources and reinterpretation by the artists. The title of the exhibit is a reference to the ability to interrupt processes on the computer, effectively freezing a way of looking.  Painting can be this interrupted moment, allowing us to consider the complex visual dynamics at work in the digital realm.

For more information on TCNJ’s Department of Art and Art History or Professor Thielker, please visit

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

World Sampler

Opening reception is TONIGHT! (1/19)


World Sampler
A group exhibit curated by Frances Heinrich

January 15 – February 23, 2013

Artist Presentation & Reception:  January 19, 2013 (Snow Date January 26)
5-6pm   Curator Frances Heinrich will present a short Powerpoint talk, “Toward a Globalized Aesthetic.” followed by a gallery tour with exhibiting artists.
6-8pm  Reception

“We now live in a world that is constantly changing and becoming conceptually smaller and more connected. Most of us no longer believe or expect that everything is best when it appears Western and White. Instead, a savvy public enjoys and understands a kaleidoscopic blend of world-wide imagery, with all patterns, colors, and appearances equally valid. “World Sampler” seeks to include adventurous and culture-aware works which explore the idea of an increasingly globalized aesthetic.

Participating artists will include Tom Bendtsen, Carl Gombert, Eve Ingalls, Benjamin Jones, Monica Kane, Alan Kesselhaut, Frances Heinrich, and George Shortess. These artists all share a strong global/cultural consciousness and all “sample” some aspect of a global awakening. Issues of ethnicity, environment, information overload, and the search for a better quality of life are undertaken. The installations, sculptures, and wall works have been selected both for their high artistic merit and for their sensitivity to current concerns.”   – Curator, Frances Heinrich
Participating Artists:
Tom Bendtsen
Carl Gombert
Eve Ingalls
Benjamin Jones
Monica Kane
Alan Kesselhaut
Frances Heinrich
George Shortess

10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale


Artworks Announces the Second Annual

10×10 Red Dot Benefit
Art Exhibit & Sale

Saturday, December 1, 2012  
4 – 7pm reception

Red Dot + Artwork = Support. The Red Dot shows support of Community Arts in Trenton. Come to the Artworks Red Dot Fundraiser and put your red dot on the art that you love.

Over 100 Trenton area artists created artworks on 10″ x 10″ canvas. The work is dynamic, diverse and all created especially for Artworks. Professional, teacher and student artists created works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, pastel, watercolor and more.
Each artwork sells for $100 with the funds raised going to support Artworks.

It is a chance for the novice to test the waters of the world of original art and an opportunity for the collector to build their art collection.

Art All Day - Artworks/Trenton


Artworks Announces Inaugural  Art All Day
Showcasing Creativity Throughout the City of Trenton!

Art All Day will take place
Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., followed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. by the Art All Day reception and exhibition, sponsored by Bank of America, at Artworks’ 19 Everett Alley space.
You’ve experienced the magic of Art All Night, Artworks’ round-the-clock art extravaganza in June. Now mark November 10th on your calendars, when Artworks’ latest event aimed at bringing Trenton’s diverse creative community together — Art All Day — will take place.
Art All Day will showcase creativity within the borders of Trenton, in all its myriad forms, with artist studios, creative community spaces, non-profits, businesses and other venues throughout the city opening their doors to participating attendees all day.
Come see Trenton spaces where art, music, dance, theater, literature, crafts, and much more is created and presented. Speak with artists and engaged members of the Trenton community, and witness the exciting potential our city offers. Then, after a day out, be Artworks’ guest at our expansive gallery space for a reception and Art All Day exhibition, featuring work by Art All Day participants.
How does it all work? Art All Day is FREE to attend and open to the public. The self-guided tour begins at
Artworks Trenton (19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ), where guests can pick up a map/brochure and view a group exhibit featuring participating artists on the tour. Following the self-guided tour attendees are invited back to Artworks’ expansive gallery space for a celebratory reception sponsored by Bank of America.
Art All Day schedule on Nov. 10
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Artworks main gallery, participating artists show (free)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Trenton self-guided open studios/public art tour (free)
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Trenton art trolley tour ($10 suggested donation)
12 noon and 3 p.m. – Special edition OnaRoll BikeCarts bicycle tour (free-bring your own bike)
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Artworks main gallery reception (free)
Free parking is available all day and evening at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton (off South Stockton Street, across from NJ Motor Vehicle Commission building)

Monster's Ball - Artworks/Trenton

Come to the Monster’s Ball at Artworks - Trenton THIS Saturday, October 27th. Here’s the flyer:


Get your collective monster-mashing asses out there and enjoy two bands, food, oracle/tarot readings, beer/wine, silent films, Tahitian-style belly dancing and the incredible “Art of Darkness” Halloween themed art show!

Tickets are available at the door but you can also purchase them online at!

Artworks Trenton needs your talent!!!

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T-Shirt Design Contest - Apply. Win. Wear.

Design the official T-Shirt for the funky downtown visual arts center that produces Art All Night and Art All Day in Trenton. We are looking for an original T-Shirt design for a new line of membership merchandise.

$100 cash, a free Artworks membership, recognition on our website, and the joy of watching everyone look stellar in the T-Shirt you designed!

October 26th, 2012

Suggested Theme & Style
Your T-Shirt should be an original illustration: distinctive and edgy, just like the Trenton arts scene.

Things You Need To Include
• Required Text: Artworks Trenton

Things You Should Avoid
• Limit design to two colors.
• Do not use photos.
• Do not use stock images or clip art.
• Respect copyright. Do not submit copyrighted work.

Create your design
• Your file must be at least 300 dpi
• Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS

Submit your design
• When you have the files ready, and know what you want the title of your design to be, email them to We will notify the winner on November 1. If your design is selected, we reserve the right to use your design in any manner, including but not limited to: reproducing the design, selling items bearing the design, changing or reworking the design by making color or size changes, making derivative works of the design, using the design on the Artworks Trenton website and on promotional materials.

Artworks - Trenton Beer & BBQ

Artworks Trenton Beer & BBQ

When: Saturday, September 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley across from the DMV
What: Beer, BBQ, music, & more!

Join your favorite arts organization for a friendly and relaxed BBQ featuring traditional barbecue fare, Trenton's famous porkroll, vegetarian selections, seasonal brew, and live music. If you're interested in volunteering for Art All Day, come to Artworks after 1pm to decorate T-Shirts and learn more about Trenton's newest showcase for creativity, culture, and community.

Please RSVP using this form:
Artworks BBQ RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP by email/phone, call Artworks at
609-394-9436 or email