Spring Art Tour in Hunterdon

The Hunterdon Art Tour is set for April 30/May 1!

Great news! The last weekend of April is a self-driving art tour, called  “The Hunterdon Art Tour” and 90 area artists in 40 locations are opening up their studios to welcome visitors and I am one of those artists.  You are invited to come see my art and working space!

I am so excited to be in my space and working on many projects, including the small works in my 100 Day Project. The landlord has repaired the building and tenants are moving back in.

The Hunterdon Art Tour

Dates: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2022

Address: Green Cottage Studios

“Canal Center”

278 N. Union Street, Suite 108

Lambertville, NJ 08530

 My Open Hours:

11 am to 5 pm – Saturday

Noon to 5 pm – Sunday

There will be an exhibit of all the artists’ work and an opening reception on Friday evening at Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. There will be opportunities to purchase art which supports the tour.

For more information see www.thehunterdonarttour.com

Maps are coming soon for the full roster of artists.

You can get directions to my studio at Google Maps.

Looking forward to seeing you in person!

Update: Green Cottage Studios Space

Coming Back!

What is the most powerful force on Earth? Water! Hurricane Ida caused much damage in New Jersey (and around the country) in September 2021. The massive rain resulted in horrible flash flooding in Lambertville, which devastated Green Cottage Studios creative studio space.

Approximately four feet of water swept through the studio, turning everything upside down and inside out, literally. The flooring and walls came up and all the contents seemed to have swirled around and settled in odd places, and everything was covered in mud. Mud, mud, mud everywhere.

My partner Rich and I were able to save some things, most importantly canvases, wood panel items and some works on watercolor paper, and a few sturdy items like a shelf and rolling cart from IKEA. But the remaining contents — equipment, furniture, art supplies — was a total loss. And it was not safe to even try to retrieve such items, and many were beyond saving anyway.

Below are the photos after the flood. If you want to see my post of how the GCS looked before the flood, you can go over to this post. I encourage you to scroll down so you can see the photos of the interior before the flood.

Luckily, I was able to keep creating this fall and winter in my home space. It’s tiny but I still was able to work on some projects. I sold works at ArtJam 2021 – which supports homeless families at HomeFront.

So January 2022, as the calendar turned to a new year, the building had been renovated and it was safe to return.

Just like Spring, Green Cottage Studios is now re-emerging. The space has been evolving as each day I bring a furniture, storage and art supplies, as well as working on creating new art. Many thanks to Rich Miller who has been assembling and hauling big things!

Here’s some photos of the new set up. These images include my Inspiration wall, my window and view to the outside, some things on the work table and the new display grids. There’s still more to be done. But stay tuned as we add more!!

Day 30 – The Hundred Day Project

The 2022 Hundred Day Project started last month, on February 13. I have done thirty artworks since then! I am using a word list, and then randomly selecting a word, and that serves as inspiration for the daily work.

The mediums are acrylic paints, inks, Posca pens and some pencils. I have kept the size to 4 inches by 4 inches on wood panels.

I am also looking for a quote, a lyric, a line of a poem that relates to the day’s theme.

I am having fun with the botanical themes. Below are some examples. If you’d like to see how the project evolves each day, you can find me on Instagram at cmillerartist.

Lambertville Sunshine

An early spring day in Lambertville! I took a walk towards the path along the canal. Note I said towards…the path is still full of craters from the fall floods.

Craters on the canal.

Avoiding the potential ankle twists, I used a parallel path and got further down the walkway. I was able to get a great sunlit photo of the abandoned rail car. It’s sort of a local celeb.