In celebration of the first anniversary of River Towns Magazine and the 18th anniversary of the Bucks County Herald, The Art of the River Towns, a juried art show and sale, will be on view at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J., Oct. 1 to 4.
The Art of the River Towns can be previewed online now at rivertownsmagazine.com, where there is an online catalogue with links to artist websites.
Serving as judges for the show are: Laura Turner Igoe, Ph.D., curator of American Art, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown; Jill Kearney, founder and executive director, ArtYard, Frenchtown, N.J.; and Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, executive director, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, N.J.
There will be three cash prizes awarded on opening night, during an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 1: First place: $500; Second place: $250; Third place: $150. Show winners will be featured in River Towns Magazine and the Bucks County Herald – in print, online, and in social media.
Each week the Herald has featured an Artist of the Week, and will continue doing so through the end of the year.
The mission of the show is to support local artists, which is especially important now, when so many shows have been canceled, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and foot traffic is down at galleries where artists would otherwise be selling their work. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to the Prallsville Mills fund for local artists.
Those who purchase a painting will receive a free one-year subscription to River Towns Magazine. The magazine is a publication of Herald Publishing, about the fascinating people, arts and culture, and abundant natural resources of the River Towns.
The historic Prallsville Mills complex sits on the banks of the Delaware River, along the tow path, at 33 Risler St., Stockton, N.J.
On opening night, and throughout the exhibition, masks and social distancing will be required. Prallsville Mills is a spacious venue; however, the number of people allowed inside at any given time will be limited.
Serving as co-chairs of the show, Pearl and Chuck Mintzer with the help of a committee of volunteers have helped to launch the Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery at rivertownsmagazine.com.
New work will continue to be added to the online sales gallery through the end of December and the online sales gallery will be available until the end of 2020.