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N.J. art fellowship winner exhibits at SFA Gallery


A solo exhibit by Lambertville, N.J., resident Sean Mount opens March 2, at Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery, 10 Bridge St., Suite 7, Frenchtown, N.J.

Mount is one of nine artists selected statewide to receive a triennial award grant. An anonymous panel of judges reviewed hundreds of applicants before handing out the strictly merit-based awards.

A Solebury native, Mount spent 10 years in New York City working in film and television as a scenic artist, winning an Art Director’s Guild Award for his work on “Mr. Robot.”

Mount came home to Lambertville to paint his intricate works with the hope of following his dream of being a full-time artist.

A self-taught oil and watercolor painter, Mount is a naturalist who is concerned with the story of the local landscape. Known for his paintings of woodlands and creeks, his work is recognized as pushing the rich tradition of New Hope School Impressionism in a new direction.

His exhibition, “Wild Ciphers,” runs through the month of March. A celebration is planned for the artist on opening night, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday March 2. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the gallery online for information, or call 908-268-1700.

Examples of Mount’s work can be seen on his website or by appointment at his Prallsville Mills studio.