MASTERPIECE MADNESS Paint & Sip event! Thurs., 3/28/19 by Kim Schmitt Thomas

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Thanks to Friends of River Edge Public Library, I will be hosting a MASTERPIECE MADNESS Paint & Sip night at Monsun Indian Restaurant on Thursday 3/28! I was asked by Kathleen M. Murphy of Friends of the Library to take on this project, and of course I jumped at the chance! This is going to be a lot of fun, with wine, appetizers, and of course, PAINT! A portion of the proceeds will be going to the library. The painting on the flyer (SEE MASTERPIECE MADNESS events) will be our painting of the night! 🍷🎨🍷🎨🍷🎨

Limited seats-reserve early! Call Monsun by 3/21. BYOB! Parking in lot behind and also across the street. Wear your painting clothes! PLEASE share and bring your friends, spouses, others! Any further questions- email-

Thank you! 😘

CINQ GALLERY, Dallas, TX by Kim Schmitt Thomas

Catch CINQ Gallery's end of the year group show, Ember and Smoke, which will include many works by the gallery's very talented stable of represented artists.  Opening reception will be Saturday, November 18, 6-9PM.  Unfortunately, I personally won't be able to fly back out to attend this one, but some of my work will be there!  Stop by if you're near the Dallas Design District!  905 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX. 

Cinq GALLERY, Dallas, TX by Kim Schmitt Thomas

Little late posting this, but we had a huge turnout for the opening of our Gallery Artists' Fall Group Show, Autumnation, on October 28, which I flew out to Dallas to attend.  Great time with my Cinq Gallery family, as always!!  (I'm terrible at keeping up with this blogging stuff.) 

Upcoming Exhibit, May 4- August 12, 2016, Montclair, NJ by Kim Schmitt Thomas

I'm very happy to announce that 2 of my paintings, The Body Shop and But I Love You..., were chosen to hang in the "Back Story" group exhibit at the SMI Galleries @ Academy Square, located at 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair, NJ.  The exhibition runs from May 4- August 12, 2016.  The opening reception (which is open to the public) will be on Friday, May 20, from 7PM-9PM.  Hope to see you there!!  

Van Saun Park Art Show, TOMORROW! Sunday October, 11. 10:30AM-3:30PM. by Kim Schmitt Thomas

Stop by VAN SAUN PARK in Paramus, NJ tomorrow (Sunday) to see me and 99 other artists in Bergen County's 51st Annual Group Juried Show!  I will be showing/selling most of my abstract paintings (from Gallery ll) and many new small abstract mixed media pieces!  There will also be a jazz quartet concert to make what should be a beautiful day even lovelier!!  Hope to see you there!  

Thank You Studio Montclair and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Arts! by Kim Schmitt Thomas

I had a wonderful time last night at the opening reception of Viewpoints!  I was very honored that my painting The Body Shop was chosen to hang in such a fantastic exhibit of works from many talented artists.  A big thank you to family and friends who came to the opening!  You helped make the event that much more special and memorable...and fun!  Happy to report that I made some cool new friends, too!  The exhibit runs through July 1st, if you'd like to catch it!

Show at Aljira, coming right up! Opening reception Saturday, June 6, 2015. 6-9PM. All are invited!! by Kim Schmitt Thomas

Studio Montclair's 18th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, ViewPoints 2015, features the work of 100 artists from New Jersey and other states
Studio Montclair Presents Viewpoints 2015      Juror: Jeffrey Wechsler

An opening reception and award ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 6-9pm.

The following artists were selected for inclusion in this exhibition: 

Cary Africk, Linda Aldrich, Laura Alexander, Sono Arima, Danielle Austen, Zeren Badar, Lisa Bagwell, Susanna Baker, Stephen Barnwell, Alex Bigatti, Clifford Blanchard, Janet Boltax, Michael Calabro, Sarah Canfield, Kathy Cantwell, Valen Choi, John Cleary, Sara Conklin, Robert Conway, Ronnie Cramer, Nancy Crasco, galina dargery, Larry Dell, Dawn DiCicco, Susan Dreifuss, Kurt Dyrhaug, Thomas Francisco, Debra Friedkin, Alexa Garbarino, Ruth Geneslaw, janice gewirtz, Randy Globus, Allan Gorman, Tom Herbert, Linda Brooks Hirschman, Linda Jacobs, Paul Jervis, Gina Kingsley, Kerry Kolenut, Seunghwui Koo, Susanna Kopchains, Sassoon Kosian, Ming-Jer Kuo, Wendy Letven, Alicia Eaton Lewis, Marlene Lipinski, Susan Lisbin, Yvette Lucas, Dave Magyar, Frank Manzo, Natalya Tali Margolin, john marron, Ryota Matsumoto, Claire McConaughy, Betty McGeehan, Bud McNichol, Betsy Meyer-Donadio, James Mullen, MOLLIE MURPHY, Howard Nathenson, Nedra Newby, Yari Ostovany, James Parlin, Gary Paul, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Jean-Paul Picard, chris plaisted, Harriet Power, Wen Redmond, William Dean Reynolds, Bob Ricciotti, Erin Rice, Markus Riebe, Matt Roberts, Harvey Rogosin, Jack Rosenberg, Marian Rubin, Håkon Røisland, Tina Salvesen, Claudia Samper, Edwin Santiago, Kim Schmitt Thomas, Sylvia Schwartz, david sheskin, Pamela Shipley, Perdita Sinclair, Marilyn Stevenson, ceaphas stubbs, Jamie Studebaker, Brian Stymest, Tanya Synar, Kenneth Szmagaj, Sandy Taylor, Karen Terry, Michael Teters, Amy Thompson-Hill, Peter Tilgner, Katie Truk, andrew verhoeckx, Phil Welsher, Diane Whitebay, jenny wiener, Eric Williams, xiong xuan, and qionghui zou.

Studio Montclair is a nonprofit member organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts that promotes culture and education in the visual arts and encourages emerging artists.

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Wednesday-Friday, 12-6 pm,  Saturday, 11 am-4 pm 
Aljira's operations and programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust, The Kenneth Aidekman Family Foundation, Bank of America, Brick City Development Corporation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Greater Newark Conservancy, Hyde and Watson Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Lambent Foundation, MCJ Amelior Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, PNC Bank, Prudential, The Prudential Foundation, PSE&G Foundation, RBH Group, Spire Group, State Farm Insurance, Telebrands, Tides Foundation, The Turrell Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and many generous individual contributors.