Art Exhibitions

Red Bank voted Favorite Downtown Art District

Along the interior of The Oyster Point Hotel hang the photographs, paintings, and stories of some of our favorite local artists. Every two months someone new will have the chance to showcase their work on our walls. Each new artist will be introduced to the public with an Artist’s Opening Reception; the details of which will also be posted right here! We encourage fellow artists, enthusiasts, and collectors to pay us a visit, as the exhibits will be available to view at your leisure. You may access information on past exhibits HERE – ARTIST ARCHIVES.


THEN AND NOW

A Creative Journey of Four Contemporary Artists of Monmouth County

 

Kevin Barry, operations manager for The Oyster Point Hotel is pleased to welcome back four local artists, Annette Margulies, Tyrrell Masse, Edy Ottesen, and Leona Tenebruso-Shultes for the eighth consecutive year. In July and August, their original works of art will be on exhibit in the lobby, lounge and mezzanine of the hotel. Some 40 abstract and contemporary paintings are being featured as part of the hotel’s ongoing showcase of local artists’ works. These award-winning artists are active members of the arts and cultural community in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Their works are sold internationally, nationally and in particular throughout the tri-state area.

THEN AND NOW was selected as the theme for this art exhibit as it reflects a creative evolution and experience of the four select artists represented in the show. The paintings are an example of artistic growth, transition of style, and a mixture of mediums, over the past eight years that the hotel has showcased their artwork.  “The paintings of these four artists range significantly in style,” stated the show’s curator Gerda Liebmann, “The distinctive paths of their lives and their individual creative inspirations lend vibrancy to the overall viewing experience.”

Mr. Barry commented “We are delighted to host this eighth annual exhibit of contemporary works by these gifted artists. Their eclectic mix of art perfectly represents the creative spirit of central New Jersey. It is our pleasure to share these works with visitors to the hotel, with the Red Bank community and surrounding areas.”

The Oyster Point Hotel will sponsor a free “Meet the Artists” reception of wines and light fare, Wednesday, July 19, from 7 to 9 PM.

Annette Margulies describes her paintings as a journey full of adventure and surprises.  Her artwork is inspired by nature, music, and of course life events.  “I love the challenge and spontaneity that abstract art allows. As I paint, emotions and thoughts are revealed, transformed into shapes, colors, marks and lines. Even though the result is an intense personal journey, the viewer is encouraged to react to, interpret, and experience what is on the canvas in his or her own way,” states Margulies.  Many of her paintings have won awards, and are in private and corporate collections throughout the US and Canada and the UK.  Margulies is an exhibiting member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ and the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida.  Visit her website: www.annettemargulies.com/.

Annette Margulies describes her paintings as a journey full of adventure and surprises. Her artwork is inspired by nature, music, and of course life events.  “I love the challenge and spontaneity that abstract art allows. As I paint, emotions and thoughts are revealed, transformed into shapes, colors, marks and lines. Even though the result is an intense personal journey, the viewer is encouraged to react to, interpret, and experience what is on the canvas in his or her own way,” states Margulies.  Many of her paintings have won awards, and are in private and corporate collections throughout the US and Canada and the UK.  Margulies is an exhibiting member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ and the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida.  Visit her website: www.annettemargulies.com/.

Tyrrell Masse is a Chicago “girl” and resident of Monmouth County for many years, who is inspired by the past and present. She works in multiple mediums, acrylics, water colors, and mixed materials. Masse has exhibited throughout New Jersey and Arizona, and her paintings are in private collections particularly in the tri-state area. Her venue Move n Art is on Amazon Instant Video. She describes this product as a beautiful way to enjoy art. For information visit www.tyrrellmasse.com and www.movenart.com.

Edy Ottesen is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and now divides her painting time between

Boca Raton, FL, and Monmouth County, NJ. Ottesen, largely a self-taught artist, states, “Looking back over the years I can see how I have evolved and grown as an artist.  While landscape, representational art and color form the foundation of my art; the addition of plastic materials into my work (what I laughingly refer to as the detritus of advanced society) opened up other avenues of exploration for me and allowed me to develop a new dimension to my art.”  For information visit www.edyottesen.comwww.saatchiart.com/edyottesen , and www.edy-ottesen.fineartamerica.com.

Leona Tenebruso-Shultes is a native New Yorker who has lived in New Jersey for over 20 years. She works in acrylics and mixed media, and her lyrical abstract paintings have been featured in juried shows and galleries in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.  An award-winning artist, Tenebruso-Shultes states, “As someone who has divided her life between city and shore, my artwork is generally inspired by the energy of urban life and the essence of nature.” She focuses primarily on color, texture and line work to convey mood and emotion in her works. The artist’s paintings are in private and corporate collections. She is an exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ and a member of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ.  For additional information visit

www.leonatenebruso-shultes.com.

 The Artist’s Opening Reception will be held
Wednesday, July 19th from 7-9 pm
146 Bodman Place, Red Bank
732-530-8200


 

Gerda Liebmann will be curating exclusively for The Oyster Point’s exhibitions.

“I am excited to be part of The Oyster Point Hotel and it’s contemporary approach to art. It is a rare delight to have a hotel reach out to the art community in a serious way.”

Gerda Liebmann attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in St.Gallen, Switzerland, where she studied graphic design. She came to the United States in 1981 and founded International Print and Design, a studio specializing in design services for global high technology companies. After retiring from the company to raise her two sons, she shifted to the fine arts.

Gerda works primarily in encaustics, but also in large scale acrylics. She specializes in installation pieces that invite viewers to consider scriptural themes in new ways. Her work has been exhibited internationally in China, Austria and Germany and Switzerland. Recently, she has been working in digital photography and video as well, winning an award for her short video “A Line in the Sand” at the FilmOneFest.

She has curated exhibits in Red Bank at Gallery135 and in Hong Kong at the Culture Center.

To see more of her work, visit www.GerdaLiebmannArts.com
You can contact Gerda at liebmanng@yahoo.com.