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UPCOMING SHOW 

Sept 1 - Sept. 27, 2014
Tony Consentino
Photographs
Reception and Sale:
Sat. Sept. 6, 4 - 6pm

 

CALL TO ARTISTS!
Oct. 4 - Oct 31, 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Project VI
Opening Reception and Sale:
Sat. Oct. 4 6 - 8pm

Prospectus posted soon.

 

Nov. 2014
Celebrating the artists of the Gallery
Special show and sale!
Meet the artists Sat.
Nov 29th, 2 - 4pm

 

Dec. 2014

Holiday Exhibit

 

Saunders Gallery of Fine Art @ bjsartworks 
is honored to present

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Paintings and Poetry by Frank Vurraro
August 2 - 29, 2014

Opening Reception and Poetry Reading
Saturday, August 2, 4 - 6pm

Frank Vurraro began his artistic and education career in the 60's in Syracuse, NY after graduating with a BFA from Syracuse University. His long career as a successful art educator has landed him with many awards for his outstanding abilities in art education.  

As with many artists/teachers, his passion for his art through teaching and creating has also awarded him recognition for his drawing and paintings in many national and regional venues through out central New York and the Southern Vermont Arts Center, as well as solo and group exhibitions throughout the region.

Frank has retired from  the teaching profession, where for 23 years he was the District Director of Art Education for the Niskayuna Central School District. 

His art has spanned periods of abstract expressionism, figurative realism, minimalism and more recently landscapes and nature, inspired by the American Impressionists, especially the Long Island School Painters.

The newer work reflects bits and pieces of all his previous artistic adventures. The Heaven and Earth series of drawings and paintings were originally inspired by the Hubble telescope and the indescribable wonder of God's Universe.This exhibition explores the spiritual connectedness of outer space and earth through paintings, drawings and poetry.

"My work has become a reflection of my connection with nature and my relationship with its' creator." ...." I have completely abandoned any reference to man made objects in the work."....Frank Vurraro

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech, and night unto
night reveals knowledge. Psalms 19: 1-3

Frank and his wife Claire reside in Greenwich, NY where he has his studio and continues to paint and draw in the mediums of acrylic and graphite.

"I encountered Frank's paintings many years ago at a village gallery in Greenwich. I was taken back at the beauty and depth of the landscapes I was viewing. They had a European style that led you deep into the painting. A depiction of a vast and open space on a small or large canvas....A sense of beauty and peace came over me as I experienced Frank's paintings."

                                                  -- Bev Saunders (Gallery Owner)

Now the opportunity will be yours to experience, for your self, a peace that transcends through art by one of our best, in the region of visual artists! 

elen Ruddock, xxx

 

Mountain Light by Frank Vurraro
Praise by Frank Vurraro
Orchard Nebula by Frank Vuvarro

INTRODUCING

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This Gallery is intended to distinguish the Fine Art Gallery at bjsartworks from the Framing Gallery and Studio that everyone has come to know and enjoy! 

The Saunders Gallery of Fine Art is proud to represent a collection of national, award winning artists and artisans creating beautiful works in the Glens Falls and Adirondack Region of New York

 Stop by and purchase an original piece today! 

 Artists interested in being considered for exhibiting please contact the gallery for details.

bjsartworks is a diverse art, framing and design business, located at “The Shirt Factory” in Glens Falls, New York (the Adirondack region of New York State).We specialize in art consulting, offering custom framing, original art, posters and prints for any interior, business, office and home, with an abundance of resources to choose from. 

The Gallery hosts artwork by Beverly Saunders, as well as well-known regional and local artists, in a variety of mediums.

The studio offers original work, primarily in pastel, creating portraits, landscapes and still life. Commissions are a specialty with many satisfied clients in our portfolio.

An art marketing and design service is also available to artists, businesses, groups or organizations.
 

Summer Garden by Beverly SaundersOwner/Artist Bev Saunders of bjsartworks  has owned and operated the Framing Gallery and Studio for 5 years now. She started out in 2006 in a small unit on 152 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY.  It wasn't too long that an opportunity arose for her to quit her day job, move to Glens Falls, NY and try out her business at a cool place called "The Shirt Factory" where a whole community of artists, artisans and healing arts established themselves in the historical 100 year old factory.  The business is growing and the gallery continues to represent regional artists, serve the community with professional picture framing and offer original work in pastel which include portraits of people, families, homes and animals along with landscapes and still life.

Bev is co-founder of the Adirondack Pastel Society and is now president of this well respected group of pastel artists. You can find this group on facebook for the latest news and postings.

Bev has been working in the medium of soft pastel for 20 years and continues to work the medium, challenging the limitless possibilities in painting in pastel. September, Bev is highlighting her own work in her Foyer Gallery. You will find some of her latest work featured. Check out her page here on this web site. Then visit the gallery to see the works for yourself. Bev's style is serene with the emphasis on comfort and ease in a world that is set on high, her works bring you back to a peaceful place you can relax in. Stop by and visit.....you will be glad you did!