Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Cool Beans...Bernie awarded prize for Surf City Plein Air painting... Onslow Art Society "Images 2009" Art Show Winners!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
They graciously opened the farm to the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS) one Sunday in August for our monthly Paint Out... one of the BEST places we have painted to date. Benny dropped by and spent most of the afternoon with us and gave us an awesome tour of the buildings and shared the personal history behind the farm.... Southern hospitality at its best... thank you sincerely Benny!
Click HERE to read all about the farm, including bus tours, school groups, history, hiking trails, directions and much more.
OOPS members present... LtoR: Bernie, Jeff, Eileen, Earl, Donna, Olivia (my lil' painting buddy and daughter), Mitchell, Kit, Benny Fountain (owner), Pat, and Dean.
The site offered an array of vintage buildings as subjects to paint...
The crowning jewel was this old house which dated back to 1830 and was even occupied after the Civil War by Hosea Goodman Lanier a corporal in Company B, 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops, Confederate States of America.
Friday, September 25, 2009
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Down East Tobacco Barn... 9x12" Oil on canvas, alla prima, Bernie Rosage Jr., 9-2009.
Another tobacco barn... I never tire of painting them. They are such willing subjects... their character lines are as impressive as any "Old Salt" or "Mountaineer". Old tobacco barns like this one are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Their replacements... the bulk barn... just doesn't have the personality these old giants have. I spent many summers as a youth working around barns just like this one.
All my paintings are signed originals using artist grade oils and archival surfaces. "Certificate of Authenticity" included.
Free Art Marketing Seminar Thursday, October 1st at Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC
What a joy to speak with you this morning and thanks so much forspreading the word about this free seminar! It really is alife-changer for artists who want to share their art more widely andeven create a handsome living from it!
I made a quick flyer last night, attached--Please forward on toeveryone in your network. The free seminar is next Thurs, Oct. 1st,6-9 pm and they need to register NOW to reserve their spot. All infois on the flyer below...
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
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Waterfront Docks, Downtown New Bern, NC... 9x12" Oil on canvas, painted en plein aire for the IPAP's 7th annual WWPO, Bernie Rosage Jr., September 12, 2009.
This plein air work was done for the 7th annual Worldwide Paint Out sponsored by the International Plein Air Painters.... read all about it HERE.
Bernie and wife, Tami...
Vickie and I discuss the Enchanting Ireland works...
Tami and George....
A special thanks to everyone who attended and a special thanks to all the collectors who purchased paintings that night. Please leave me a comment if you attended... I'd love to hear from you. The exhibit runs throughout the rest of the month just in case you missed it.
September 1 - 30, 2009
New Bern ArtWorks & Company Gallery and Studio
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Plein Air Painters and Cyclists converge on the historic town of New Bern. NC for great causes...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Eastern NC Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced over 2,400 cyclists and 300 volunteers participated in last weekend’s Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride. Cyclists left from Union Point Park in New Bern for the successful 21st annual Bike MS September 12-13. Over $1.34 million has been counted to date, and officials project that they are on target to meet their $1.7 million goal.
Also converging on the historic town were plein air artists from Eastern North Carolina participating in the International Plein Air Painter's (IPAP) 7th annual Worldwide Paint Out (WWPO). The paint out is designed to bring recognition to the tradition of painting "en plein air"... the French term for "in the open air". The event brings plein air artists from all over the world who agree to paint outdoors on the same date by organizing events in their local area. Plein air painters from Onslow, Craven, Beaufort, Carteret, Wayne, Pamlico, and Pender counties were present for the special 2 day event.
The following artists participated in the 7th WWPO:
Susan Cheatham (organizer)
Bernie Rosage Jr (organizer)
Apologies to any artist not mentioned.
Hope you enjoy these photos from the paint out and make plans to join us for the 8th annual WWPO next September... see ya!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
September 1 - 30, 2009
323B Middle Street (rear)
New Bern, North Carolina 28560
Take an artistic journey to the Emerald Isle as seen through the eyes and palette of American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. Selected works from the "Enchanting Ireland" collection is on exhibit at ArtWorks and Company, New Bern, NC. This collection was inspired by a trip Bernie and his wife, Tami, took to Ireland in celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary and their family heritage. These works are the culmination of 11 months of arduous work… “I thoroughly enjoyed painting this series… with each stroke it felt as if I was still in that special place” states Rosage. He goes on to say, “It is my wish that you (the viewer) get a sense of the beauty and magical quality of the Irish landscape, culture, and her people as you view these works… in short… I hope you too are Enchanted.”
Bernie Rosage Jr. is a native of Onslow County, North Carolina, where he resides with his wife, Tami, their children and grandchildren. Bernie’s passion for art started at an early age and continues as a self taught artist. He likes the term "self motivated to be taught" as he works hard to fuel his passion of oil painting. His painterly approach to color and texture adds to his unique sense of style, best defined as Impressionistic Realism. His subjects are often personal and convey feelings of peace, serenity, and nostalgia. "I am drawn to country roads, marshlands, cottages, barns, trees, open fields, flowing rivers, etc... anything that eludes to a peaceful, calming feeling when viewed," states Rosage. His paintings are a wonderful culmination of sensitivity and skill and are collected throughout the United States, Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Go to Bernie’s web page and click on his “Enchanting Ireland” blog to read more about these paintings and their experiences in Ireland.
My "Enchanting Ireland" Exhibit tour continues with stop #2 in New Bern. NC...
Bernie Rosage Jr, and Jonathan Grauel, Featured Artists for September at New Bern ArtWorks and Company Gallery located in the heart of New Bern, North Carolina.
Selected works from Bernie's "Enchanting Ireland" collection will be on exhibit at ArtWorks and Company Gallery and Studio throughout the month of September.
Meet Bernie at the Gallery artist's reception on Friday, September 11th from 5-8pm. Take a walking tour of all the galleries in historic downtown New Bern at that time since the reception is in conjunction with the New Bern Artwalk Evening.
My family lends a hand to help move the Enchanting Ireland collection from the Council for the Arts, Jacksonville, NC to ArtWorks and Company Gallery in New Bern, NC last Saturday. Picture LtoR: My daughter, Olivia, my wife, Tami, my mom, Maggie, and my dad, Bernie Sr.
Artist and gallery partner, George Hunter, helps on the New Bern side of the move.