Special Summer Feature: The Ridge
Benefit Exhibition for the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy



Exhibition:
Saturday, May 30, 2015-Saturday, July 18, 2015


The beauty of Chestnut Ridge Park, a local gem of the Erie County Parks system, located in Orchard Park NY has long been a beloved retreat for generations of Western New Yorkers as well as a source of inspiration and creativity for local artists. A group advocating for the park’s restoration and preservation, the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy or CRC was approached in 2014 by local artist Charles Houseman and gallery owner Grace Meibohm to host an exhibition and sale of art to raise awareness of the park and benefit the conservancy.

Over recent months select local artists have been creating work depicting or inspired by the park for this invitational event. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork, including oil paintings, watercolors, photography and mixed media pieces will benefit the conservancy’s ongoing plans, including restoration of murals in the park casino, signage, plantings and other projects. A feature article in the summer issue of WNY Heritage Magazine will highlight the park’s history, the CRC and the exhibition.

Meibohm Fine Arts is pleased to present “The Ridge” a group exhibition including 23 noted Western New York artists which will benefit the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy. The exhibition at the gallery in East Aurora will open with an “open house” style artists’ reception Saturday, May 30th 10am – 5pm and continue through July 18th. The gallery’s summer hours during June, July and August are Tuesday – Friday 9:30-4pm and Saturday 9:30-2pm

For additional information about the CRC: ChestnutRidgeConservancy.org.



Participating artists:

Monica Angle
Rita Argen Auerbach
Sandra Bartz
Raymond Bonilla
Priscilla Bowen
John Brach
Judson Brown
Todd Chalk
Nancy Treherne Craig
Kateri Ewing
Jane Foley Ferraro
Angela Occhino-Ginnitti
Irene Haupt
Karl Heerdt
Charles Houseman
John S. Hughes
Thomas Kegler
Nancy Miller
Coni Minneci
Fran Noonan
James Sedwick
Norine Spurling
Sara Zak


Catalog of Exhibition:

Please contact the gallery concerning current availability and pricing of works from past exhibits.

1. John Brach
Stone Bridge I
9 x 12, oil on linen panel, 2014
900.00 (sold)

2. John Brach
Troll House
11 x 14, oil on linen panel, 2014
950.00

3. Fran Noonan
Through the Glory Filtered
13 x 26, oil on linen panel, 2014
1500.00

4. Thomas Kegler
Pumphouse, Hebrews 6:7
8 x 10, oil on linen panel, 2014
1100.00 (sold)

5. Angela Occhino-Ginnitti
Beyond Clarity
8 x 25-1/2 (Triptych), chromogenic
photographic prints on board, 2014
175.00 (sold)

6. Coni Minneci
Summer at Chestnut Ridge
6 x 8, oil on masonite, 2014
390.00

7. Coni Minneci
Chestnut Trompe
8 x 10, acrylic on masonite, 2014
610.00

8. John S. Hughes
Path to the Eternal Flame
14 x 11, oil on panel, 2015
950.00

9. Charles Houseman
Ridgefall
24 x 30, oil on linen board, 2015
2300.00 (sold)

10. Irene Haupt
The Ridge II
13 x 19-1/2, digital photo, 2014
600.00 (sold)

11. Irene Haupt
The Ridge III
13 x 19-1/2, digital photo, 2014
600.00

12. Irene Haupt
The Ridge I
27-1/2 x 13-1/2, digital photo, 2014
725.00 (sold)

13. Charles Houseman
Two Above (Triptych)
12 x 18 and (2) 6 x 8, oil on linen panels, 2015
1400.00 (sold)

14. Raymond Bonilla
Last Light at the Ridge
24 x 18, oil on panel
1250.00

15. Fran Noonan
Gilded Edges
14 x 11, oil on linen panel, 2015
950.00 (sold)

16. Thomas Kegler
Summer Rain, Acts 14:17
8 x 10, oil on linen panel, 2014
1100.00

17. Fran Noonan
Withdrawn Oak
9-1/4 x 15, oil on panel, 2014
850.00 (sold)

18. Todd Chalk
Lone Pine
13-1/2 x 13-1/2, watercolor on yupo paper, 2015
600.00

19. Todd Chalk
Spring
21 x 15, acrylic & mixed media on paper, undated
1200.00 (sold)

20. Angela Occhino-Ginnitti
Reflections
12 x 36, digital photo on watercolor paper, 2014
600.00

21. Sandra Bartz
Chestnut Ridge Swing
30 x 40, oil on canvas, 2014
2000.00 (S&N Ltd. Ed. of 100, Giclée Print $130-)

22. Sandra Bartz
View from the Ridge
16 x 20, oil on canvas, 2014
950.00 (sold)

23. Judson Brown
Still Running
14-1/2 x 10-1/2, oil on board, 2014
425.00 (sold)

24. Judson Brown
A Certain Slant of Light
14 x 22, oil on canvas, 2014
545.00 (sold)

25. James Sedwick
The Reaches of Trees off Newton Road
6-1/2 x 14, palladium print on paper,
(S&N Ltd. Ed. of 2), 2015
450.00 (sold)

26. Karl Heerdt
On the Edge
11 x 14, oil on linen panel, 2015
1400.00

27. Norine Spurling
Shelter II
7-1/2 x 10-1/2, watercolor and pencil on paper, 2015
600.00

28. Monica Angle
Finding Its Course
16 x 40, oil on canvas, 2014
1100.00

29. Priscilla Bowen
Rebirth - Ridgeline
8-1/2 x 11, pastel & charcoal on
handmade paper, 2015
375.00 (sold)

30. Priscilla Bowen
New Seed
8 x 8, pastel & charcoal on handmade
paper, 2015
275.00 (sold)

31. Jane Foley Ferraro
Autumn - Chestnut Ridge
26-1/2 x 19, monoprint on paper, 2014
1300.00

32. Kateri Ewing
Mushrooms - Amanita Muscaria
7 x 7-1/2, watercolor, 2015
410.00

33. Kateri Ewing
Sycamore, Chestnut Ridge
9-1/2 x 9-1/2, watercolor, 2015
410.00 (sold)

34. Sara Zak
Scenes from the Ridge
12 x 30, oil on canvas, 2015
950.00

35. Karl Heerdt
After the Storm
20 x 16, oil on linen panel, 2015
1950.00

36. Nancy Treherne Craig
Gorge Edge
12-1/4 x 9-3/4, oil pastel on paper, 2014
475.00 (2015 CRC gala donation)

37. Rita Argen Auerbach
Along the Pond
10-1/2 x 13-1/2, watercolor, 2014
425.00 (2015 CRC gala donation)

38. Rita Argen Auerbach
Mauve Light
10-1/2 x 13-1/2, watercolor, 2014
425.00 (sold)

39. Nancy Miller
Cold and Quiet
13 x 10, watercolor, 2015
450.00


• All dimensions are in inches, height precedes width.
• All works are signed and titled by the artists.
• CRC website: chestnutridgeconservancy.org
• Biographical information & artist statements available at meibohmfinearts.com
• Additional works by participating artists are available through Meibohm Fine Arts.
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