EXHIBITS & EVENTS: BLOW OFF STEAM! with this Steampunk/pirate themed, super-fun virtual art exhibit hosted by the Vermillion Arts Council, So. Dakota!! Go to the link to view artwork from all over & from all ages of artists! I have a digital photo collage in the show. https://www.vermillionareaartscouncil.com/blowoffsteam
I have a mixed media watercolor in theexhibition Unique Minds: Creative Voices, November 1-13, 2021 at the Princeton University Mental Health Building. Additional information will be on the Princeton University Mental Health website, mentalhealth.princeton.edu
LOCAL IN PERSON VENDING EVENT!! I will be vending my art & jewelry at the NIGHT OWLS Holiday Market in downtown Highland Park, NJ on Raritan Ave. on Saturday 11/27, 4pm-8pm. Shop local & support NJ artists crafters! FREE to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/390303729167181
FAVORITES is an online art event hosted by Personaland Gallery! My painting, "Omen", is the one I chose for this show so it's included in this exciting virtual exhibit along with the favorite works of many artists from across the globe (including some of my art students!) Which will be your favorite? Check out the show here:https://personaland.com/hut/exhibition/favorites
HERITAGE is a new, virtual exhibit focusing on what our culture, background, family & history mean to us as artists and community members. I have the above digital collage, "Necropolis", along with other works in this online show. View it here in this virtual gallery: https://www.westerhoffschoolofmusicandart.com/galerie.html
I was selected to create a new piece for this year's Windows of Understanding public art project in Central NJ so stay tuned!
LATEST NEWS: I was asked to write an article for HiLowBROW online zine for a project called Project: Objectionable. It's One in a series of 25 first-person narratives of offense, outrage, innocent transgression or principled affront, in attire, display, speech or spectacle. Have a read.... https://www.hilobrow.com/2021/11/06/projectobjectionable-11/
I GIVE PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP ART LESSONS AS WELL AS CREATIVE MARKETING LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES! SKYPE & FACEBOOK VIDEO CHAT AVAILABLE!! REASONABLE RATES & FLEXIBLE HOURS. CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS: firstname.lastname@example.org LESSONS CUSTOMIZED TO EACH STUDENT'S INTERESTS & SKILL LEVEL. DURING COVID-19 ALL LESSONS DONE VIRTUALLY FOR SAFETY & COMFORT! Got the news that I'm a top art teacher on Lessons.com! Cool! Thanks to all my awesome students for their great work! I have a featured artist video & art page on Personaland Gallery's website: https://personaland.com/hut/artist/lauren-curtis
BIG NEWS!! I was interviewed/filmed for a major, cultural entertainment TV show which airs in Germany & other parts of Europe! Here's where you can watch it...even if you don't speak German you'll get the gist: https://vimeo.com/133715051
Gallery Representation Inspire Art Gallery, 2018-present, Dunellen, NJ, USA Atelier Rosal, 2017-present, Rahway, NJ, USA Gallery U, 2012-2018, Westfield, NJ, USA Nails in the Wall Gallery, 2012-present, Metuchen, NJ, USA Caladan Gallery, Sept. 2005- 2013, (awarded solo shows), Cambridge, MA, USA Through the Moongate, 2004-2019, Highland Park, NJ, USA
Selected Solo & Two Artist Exhibits Artist of the Month, Gallery On Main, July 2020, Somerville, NJ Artist of the Month, Inspire Art Gallery, Oct. 2018, Dunellen, NJ Solo Photography Show, OQ Gallery, 2015-2016, Highland Park, NJ Two artist show, Mayor's Office, City Hall, 2015, New Brunswick, NJ Solo Show, Photo & Digital Collages, 2014, Ruthie's Cafe, Highland Park, NJ Solo Show, X-RAYted CurioCities, Digital Photo Collages, 2013, Caladan Gallery, Online Exhibit Solo Photography Show, Journeys, 2011, Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury, NJ Two-Artist Exhibit, Journeys, 2011, Gallery @ the Rotunda, Metuchen, NJ Solo Show, Passing On: Autumn Requiem, 2010-2011, Schwenkfelder Museum,Pennsburg, PA Solo Photography Exhibit, Journeys in B&W, 2010, Haven, Highland Park, NJ Solo & 2 Artist Photo & Mixed Media Exhibits, 2009-2013, Artisanal Gallery, Somerville, NJ Solo Photography & Painting Exhibit,Structures & Silhouettes, 2009, Johnson & Johnson WorldHeadquarters, New Brunswick, NJ Awarded several solo shows, Caladan Gallery, 2006-2011, Cambridge, MA Artist-of-the-Month Solo Exhibits, 2006 & 2007, No. Brunswick Municipal Bldg. Gallery, North Brunswick, NJ Featured Artist (paintings) at the 15th Annual Women’s Festival, 2005, Morristown, NJ Solo Painting Show, Goddess Art, 2005, Art Academy & Gallery of Highland Park, NJ Solo Painting/Mixed Media Show, 2004, Historic Library of New Brunswick, NJ Solo Mixed Media Show, Good Friday the 13th, 2001, Zabba Zu Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ Solo Mixed Media Show, Venus Productions, 1998, CBGB’s Downstairs Gallery, NYC, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions Various Virtual Exhibits, Personaland, Galerie Westerhoff, Alfa Art Gallery, & others, 2021. Packard Group National Exhibition, 2021, No. 7 Arts Center & virtual show, So. Dakota, USA Windows of Understanding, Public Art Exhibit, 2021, Metuchen Library Gallery, Metuchen, NJ, USA Mixed Media Art Salons and Sightings, Group Exhibits, 2019-2021, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Reflections and Phenomenal Women, Group Exhibits, 2019-2020, Above Art Studios, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Small Works, Samhain, Tattooed, Group Exhibits, 2018-2020, Atelier Rosal Gallery, Rahway, NJ, USA Doors and Hope, Juried Group Exhibits, 2018-2020, Transformations Gallery, Metuchen, NJ, USA Monthly Group Exhibits, 2018-2019, Inspire Art Gallery, Dunellen, NJ, USA Art for a Wintry Season, 2018, 4 artist exhibit, Millstone River Gallery, Plainsboro, NJ, USA Spring Blooms, Group Exhibit, 2017, South Avenue Arts Gallery, Garwood, NJ, USA Raritan River; Our Landscape & Legacy, Photo Show, 2017, J&J World Hdqtrs., New Bruns., NJ, USA FINALE, Everyday; People & Things and LIGHT, Group Shows, 2017-2018, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ, US Trees & Plants & Nature's Beauty, Group Exhibits, 2017-2018, Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury, NJ, USA Ephemeral Visions 2019, Summer Show, 2018 & Autumn Art Salon Group Show, 2016, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Rooted, Group Show, 2016, Tulpehaking Nature Center Gallery, Hamilton, NJ, USA Ebu Arts Exhibit, Group Show, 2016, Straube Center, Pennington, NJ, USA NOYES Museum Fine Arts Annual, Juried Group Exhibit, 2016, Noyes Museum, Atlantic City, NJ, USA Iconic, Community & Photography, Group Shows, 2016-2017, WAG Gallery, Woodbridge, NJ, USA Naked In New Hope, Group Exhibit, 2015, Sidetracks Gallery, New Hope, PA, USA Group Exhibits; 5 month shows, 2014-present, Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ, USA NJ Isn't Boring!, Group Exhibition, 2015, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ, USA Drastic Skies, Group Exhibit, 2015, Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury, NJ, USA Spirit of the Human Family, Group Exhibit, 2015, Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery, Morristown, NJ, USA Art & Science 2014 International Photo Contest, Group Exhibit, AI.I.Cuza University, Iasi, Romania Palette, Group Exhibition, 2014, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ Artist Invitationals & Monthly Shows, 2014-present, So. Brunswick Municipal Gallery, Monmouth Jct., NJ Friends & Neighbors, 2014, Pierro Gallery, So. Orange, NJ In Bloom, Invitational Group Exhibition, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ Strong Women, Group Exhibition, 2014, Ahavas Shalom Gallery, Newark, NJ Old School, Group Exhibition, 2014, Transformations Gallery, Metuchen, NJ Winter Photography Salon,Juried Show, 2014, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, Fall Art Exhibit., 2013-2014 UMDNJ Newark Medical School Gallery, Newark, NJ Holiday Art Exhibit, Group Show, 2013-2014, Art on A Gallery, NYC, NY Dia de los Muertos, Group Show, 2013, LITM Gallery, Jersey City, NJ Spirituality of the Mandala, 2013-2014, Group Show, Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ Small Works, 3 Artist Show, 2013, McCall Gallery, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ, Infinite Layers, 2013, Group Show, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ RAYS, traveling group exhibit, 2013, Somerset & Morris Counties, NJ Rites of Spring, Juried Show, 2013, Gallery @ 14 Maple, Morris Arts Council, Morristown, NJ Fantastic Tales,Juried Show, 2013, So. Brunswick Municipal Gallery (art selected for promo materials), Monmouth Jct., NJ Fall Art Exhibit, 2012-2013, UMDNJ Newark Medical School Gallery, Newark, NJ Monthly Group Exhibitions, 2012-present, Gallery U, Red Bank & Westfield, NJ Strange Glue, Collage Art Exhibit, 2012-2013, Thompson Gallery, Catalog & Online, Weston, MA Corpus Illuminata II, Group Show, 2012, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, Michigan In the Good Old Summertime, Invitational Show, 2012, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ Green Acres: It’s All Yours!, 2011-2012, NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection Hdqtrs., Trenton, NJ 200 Below, Group Show, 2011-2012, Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook, NJ New Brunswick Unique, Juried Show, 2011, The Heldrich Corporate Hotel, New Bruns., NJ HPAC Exhibits, 2011, Municipal Gallery & Brook Art Center, Piscataway & Bound Brook, NJ Freeze, Juried Group Exhibit, 2011, Arthouse Production Gallery, Jersey City, NJ See All the People, Juried Group Show, 2011, So. Brunswick Municipal Gallery, Monmouth Junction, NJ Art Auction for the Gulf of Mexico, Group Art Auction, 2010, Brigham Galleries, Louisiana Enlightenment Through Experience, Group Exhibits, 2010, Art Salon, Santa Fe, NM Get Your Freak On!, Group Show, 2010, Space 242 Gallery, Boston, MA Winter Exhibit, Group Show, 2010, Straube Center Galleries, Pennington, NJ Faces Group Exhibit, 2009-2010, MH Art Gallery, (artwork selected for postcards) NYC, NY NJ Group Exhibit, 2009-2010, NJN TV/Radio Station Headquarters Gallery, Trenton, NJ Female Expressions Group Show, 2009, Newark Arts Council Gallery, Newark, NJ West Windsor Arts Council Juried (by Michael Graves) Show, 2009, Princeton, NJ Mysterious & Real, featured artist, 2009, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ Human History, Juried Exhibit, 2008, The Brennan Gallery, Hudson Co. Cultural & Heritage Affairs Statewide Arts Annual, Jersey City, NJ Beauty of Earth ,Group Photo Show, 2008, Schwenkfelder Museum, Pennsburg, PA Landscapes of the Coastal Plains Juried Exhibit, 2008, Adkins Arboretum Gallery, MD Between Heaven & Earth Juried Exhibit, 2008, College of NJ Gallery, Ewing, NJ Bridging Heaven & Earth, 2007-2010, traveling TV & gallery exhibits, Santa Barbara, CA Invitational Small Works Annual Exhibit, 2007, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA Gail Whitter Mail-Art International Group Exhibits, 2006-2010, Trail Art Center, BC, Canada Seekers & Visions & 100 Under 100 Exhibits, 2006-2008, Gallery 181, Lawrence, MA REAL Hot 100 Women Group Exhibit, 2006, KFMK Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, NY Highland Park Juried Arts Fests, 2005- 2010, (Honorable Mention in Photography, 2005), Highland Park, NJ Dios De Los Muertos Juried Exhibit, 2005, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR Peace Works Juried Exhibit, 2004, Times Square Lobby Gallery, NYC, NY Pipe Dreams Traveling Exhibit, 2003, The Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, NYC, NY Symbology Juried Exhibit, 2002, Times Square Lobby Gallery, NYC, NY Nudes Group Exhibit, 2002, Asbury Art Center, Asbury Park, NJ Johnny Has 3 Arms Three Artist Exhibit, 2002, The Fringe Gallery, Newark, NJ Zeek Magazine Artist Exhibit, 2005, Makor Gallery, NYC, NY 4 Artist Exhibit, 2005, Through the Moongate Gallery, Highland Park, NJ Women’s Juried Group Exhibit, 2004, Solaris Gallery, Califon, NJ Halloween, Four Artist Exhibit, 2001, Dusks Gallery, Jersey City, NJ Impressions of Winter Juried Exhibit, 2000, Art Alliance Gallery, Red Bank, NJ All My Children Juried Exhibit, 1999, Art Alliance Gallery, Red Bank, NJ Thesis Exhibit, 1988, Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), New Brunswick, NJ
Awards & Recognition Hon. Mention, Story Monster LLC's Purple Dragonfly Award, Children's Book Illustration, July, 2019 2nd Place Award, Photography Competition, New Brunswick Library & Alfa Art Gallery, June, 2017, NJ. Art repros. & artist info. on display at Lundbeck Research Corp. Gallery, March, 2014, Paramus, NJ. Artist of the Month, ArtPrideNJ Website, February, 2013, NJ, USA & Online. Honorable Mention Cash Award, East Brunswick Juried Art Fest, June, 2012., East Brunswick, NJ. Hon. Mention, Green Acres: It’s All Yours! NJDEP Photo Contest, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012, Trenton, NJ 1st Prize Photography Award, 9th Annual East Brunswick Juried Art Fest, June, 2011, East Brunswick, NJ Photo won "Benjamin Franklin Award", 5th Annual Juried Art Fest, Franklin Park, NJ and Photo in month-long exhibit, Franklin Twnp. Library, July-Aug. 2010, Somerset, NJ 1st Prize Winner, 26th Annual Ray Bradbury Art Contest, Waukegan Public Library, April, 2010, Waukegan, IL Historical painting selected for permanent collection, Joyce Kilmer Library, August, 2007, Edison, NJ Judge’s Honorable Mention Award, July,2007, Franklin Township NJ Art Fest, Juried Exhibit, NJ Selected as Artist-of-the-Month, Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Community Services; awarded solo exhibits; April, 2006 & March, 2007, North Brunswick, NJ Finalist in the Art.com Fall 2006 Call for Art Competition, October, 2006, Online internationally. Honorable Mention in Photography, Positive Focus, “The Experimentals” photography competition, Dec. 2005, NYC, NY Winner of The Pauper art group’s national online artist’s design competition, Nov., 2005. Honorable Mention in Photography, Sept. 24, 2005, Highland Park Juried Arts Fest , NJ 2nd Place Award in Morbid Outlook Magazine art contest, 2004, NYC, NY Artwork featured on several on-line galleries; awarded solo exhibits, 2001-present. Certificate from honors design course, Parsons School of Design, 1984 NYC, NY
MEDIA FEATURES:Publications & Blog Reviews Featured Artist, Arts Illustrated Magazine, Feb. 2021. Featured Artist, Sanctuary Magazine, Jan. 2021 Featured artist for November 2019, Personaland art website/gallery. Artwork selected for the cover of Inner Realm health magazine, April, 2015, NJ, USA. NJ.com, Oct., 2013, Patch.com & GourgaudGallery.blogspot.com, April, 2011 Time Off, Jan., 2011 The Home News, Nov., 2008 The Home News, July, 2007 The Sentinel, March 2007 The Home News, June 2005 The Princeton Packet, Feb.,2005 The Star Ledger, Oct., 2001
DVD, TV, YouTube, Radio & Magazine Artist Interviews Artist Interview for Above Art Studios YouTube Channel, January, 2021. Artist Interview on DaiJonae Clemons's Virtual Artist Interview Series, June 12, 2020. Artist video interview for Alfa Art Gallery exhibit, Oct.-Dec., 2019. Artist interview for Butterflies of Wisdom podcast, May, 2017. Artist Interview with AEABIA ARTS RADIO SHOW, Sept., 2014. Artist Interview in We Serve No Master Blogzine, premier issue, Aug., 2014. TV film shoot for new Style Network pre-pilot show with 20 West Productions, Feb., 2013. Featured Artist on CHURN Arts Magazine/Blog, Feb. - April, 2013. Featured Artist on Artpromotivate Online Arts Magazine, January, 2013. Quoted in article by renown art marketing expert, Renee Phillips, Professional Artist Magazine, Nov. 2012. Featured Artist on Science Channel’s Oddities TV show, Leftfield Pictures., NYC,NY, Dec. 2011-2012. Interviewed by Susun Weed on her renown holistic & arts radio show, Nov., 2012. Interviewed by art coach Mari-Lyn Harris for her online art magazine & radio show, 2011. Interviewed for My 15 Minutes You Tube & Central NJ cable TV show, June, 2010. Artwork & letter published in Art Calendar Magazine, Nov., 2009. Artwork featured & reviewed on Bridging Heaven & Earth cable TV/YouTube show, Nov. 2007 & Sept. 2009, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Art published in their book, April, 2009. Featured Artist Interview, Carpe Nocturne Magazine, 2007, East Coast, USA & online. Interviewed for Axis Video’s Arts & Culture DVD, 2004, NJ/NYC/PA area.
Associations Member of the Highland Park Artist Collective, 2010-present, Highland Park, NJ Member of the Arts Council of Princeton, Oct. 2007-2011, Princeton, NJ Member of the Arts Council of the Morris Area, 2004-2007, Morris Township, NJ Elected as Board Member (2003-2005) & member of The Visual Arts League of NJ, 2002-2007, East Brunswick, NJ Member & Exhibitor of The Red Bank Art Alliance, 1998 -2000, Red Bank, NJ
Education ”SmART Business Coaching” art & fine art-business courses, 2003-2006, NYC, NY Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, BFA, 1984-1988 New Brunswick, NJ Majored in painting and drawing. Photography & Graphic Design courses. Parsons School of Design,1984, NYC, NY. Received certificate for honors design course. DuCret School of the Arts, 1983, Plainfield, NJ. Drawing and color theory courses.
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