Rita Baragona
St. Clair Sullivan

Opening Reception: Friday, August 16, 7:00 to 9:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays, August 17th toSeptember 1,
1:00 to 5:00 PM

 

Rita Baragona

Rita Baragona searches out rhythmic and luminous cadences in her ocean, landscape, and flower paintings and drawings. Her paintings are filled with melodic harmonies and colorful light. John Goodrich states, Even Baragona’s smallest subjects feel large. Incisive marks and notes of color impart a remarkable presence—volume, depth, height, buoyancy and weight. ...One doesn’t think through such responses—one senses them, and absorbs the artist’s intense grasp of living nature.

 

Rita Baragona
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Rita Baragona has exhibited her paintings in one-person and group shows throughout the USA. She has had multiple one-person shows at the Bowery Gallery, NYC most recently in 2018. Selected one-person shows include exhibitions at Dutot Museum, PA; Washington Art Association, CT; Well Street Gallery, AK; Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ; and Rider University, NJ. She has shown with her husband, St. Clair at Rider University and Dutot Museum and in 2015 with her husband, St. Clair and son, Tim. Highlighted recent group shows include at Westbeth, NYC; with Zeuxis, at the Mississippi Museum, MS; Southwestern Illinois College, IL, Anderson University, IN; The Painting Center and First Street Gallery, NYC.

 

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Baragona has been positively reviewed in the NY Fine Arts Examiner.com, Art in America, the New Criterion, Art and Antiques, The New Republic. Jed Perl wrote in Art in America, What a nature painter must do is to impose some human logic or private poetry on the natural world. By this measure Baragona is a very interesting painter.

Rita Baragona, born in NYC in 1945, received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1967, and attended the NY Studio School from 1968 to 1970. She taught painting and drawing at Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ until 2013. She resides in rural NJ with her husband St. Clair Sullivan. They met at the NY Studio School and have been painting together in adjoining studios ever since.

 


 

St. Clair Sullivan

St. Clair Sullivan lives and works in Columbia, New Jersey. Born in 1938 in Baltimore, he received an A.B. degree in English from Princeton in 1960, and attended the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from 1967 to 1970.

He has had one-person shows in New York City; New Orleans; Kent, Connecticut; and in Wyckoff, Newton and Blairstown, all in New Jersey. He has had two-person shows with his wife, Rita Baragona, at Rider University in 2008 and at the Dutot Museum in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania in 2009. In 2015, he showed with his son Tim and wife, Rita at the Dutot Museum.

 

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St. Clair has twice received New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Grants, in 1980 and 2002.

 

 

The museum and gallery are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
The museum is located behind the Trails End Cafe on rte 611 in the beautiful town of Delaware Water Gap .
For directions and more information call 570-476-4240.




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