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.
Art Auction Benefit to Make Gerda’s Mission Possible
The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Silent Auction from 12 noon- 2pm
Live Auction 2pm – 3pm
Internationally known artist and curator Gerda Liebmann will offer her artwork at an auction at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank on Sunday, December 10, noon – 3 pm.
Ms. Liebmann who has been curating the art exhibits at The Oyster Point Hotel for the past three years, is moving to Thailand to build a Christian Visual Arts Ministry.
To help raise funds for this endeavor Liebmann is selling her own artwork with a silent auction from 12noon – 2pm, and a live auction from 2pm – 3pm.
Complimentary beverages and refreshments will be served.
Liebmann’s Visual Arts Mission International will initially serve refugees in Thailand. In February 2017, Liebmann made an award winning documentary film about persecuted Christians who had to flee Pakistan. Eight thousand of them landed in Thailand. They are waiting to receive official refugee status from the UNHCR (United National High Commission for Refugees). They are not allowed to work in Thailand and fear detention and deportation..
Meeting these refugees moved Liebmann’s heart. “God uses beauty to touch people in the deepest places. I want to bring hope and relief to these refugees through art classes and art events.” Liebmann says.Liebmann herself has been a minister, ordained seventeen years ago. She served as a pastor at the former Red Bank Community Church and has ministered on mission trips on three continents. The artwork being sold at the auction range in size from small (12”x12”) to big (48”x72”). Most are acrylic or encaustic wax paintings, some are photographs. The artwork is affordable and makes great Christmas gifts as well as support Visual Arts Mission International.
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.