BCAGBurlington County Art Guild, Inc.



All programs will take place immediately following Burlington County Art Guild membership meeting, which will take place the third Tuesday of each month designated by the guild. Venue: Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Dr., Westampton, N.J.


Past Presenters

(Botanical Illustration)
Scott Rawlins is a scientific illustrator, naturalist and museum educator who has been teaching scientific illustration at Arcadia University since 1994. Scott has traveled to five continents collecting specimens to draw and study. He has served on the board of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Scott’s illustrations have appeared in numerous books, including Your Inner Fish and Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Journals that have published his illustrations are Acta Zoologica, Records of the Australian Museum, Harvard’s Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Geobios and Zootaxa.

Scott Rawlins Website

Maureen Peters is a graphic artist, for the last 40 years specializing in calligraphy and pen and ink renderings. At the school of Sacred Arts NYC among others, she learned the process of the medieval illuminators palette, color derived from animal, vegetables and minerals using medieval techniques along with the structure of the letter and Manuscript restoration. Pen and ink is Maureen’s passion.

Maureen Peters Website

(Oil Landscape Painting)
Stefanie Lieberman is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and continues to hone her skills through experimentation painting technique and the practice of painting most every day. Ms. Lieberman strikes a balance between the expressive and technical aspects of painting. In her latest demonstration, she had presented oil landscape painting, focusing on sky and water.

Stefanie Lieberman Website

(Oil Demo)
Michael Budden is a nationally known award winning landscape artist, and demonstrated some of his techniques on beginning a landscape oil painting. His passion for art has garnered numerous awards throughout his painting career.

Michael Budden Website

(Charcoal Demo)
Colleen Rudolf, a multi-media artist, presented her demonstration using charcoal. Her work is installed publicly throughout the region and she has worked with several organizations to raise awareness and funding for wildlife conservation efforts. She enjoys working collaboratively and believes art to be an essential part of life.

Colleen Rudolf Website

(Sculptural Textiles)
In the demonstration by Master Artisan Lian Sawires, we saw examples of techniques, materials and results of the sculptural textile art form. Textures and effects can be watery and diffuse, soft/flowy, ragged, pebbly or structurally robust. The method lends itself well to both large and small work and has a fun, industrial feel to it.

Lian Sawires Website

(Fabric Painting)
Nona Dolan instructed participants on the technique of "Painting on Fabric".


Printing )
Artist Hanneke De Neve demonstrated Monotype Printing, a whimsical way of creating art. Reverse drawing and printing without the press. Monotype is a free form of printing which leaves room for experimenting with creative end results by using different papers and materials.

Hanneke De Neve Website

(Watercolor on Yupo paper)
Artist Lisa Budd is a well known watercolor artist, exhibiting her art in galleries across New Jersey. Her art has won numerous awards throughout the United States in coveted competition. Lisa will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques on Yupo paper, giving it an abstract quality.

Lisa Budd Website

(Acrylic Paints)
Joseph Gyurcsak, is the Resident Artist for Blick/Utrecht Art Supplies.
Joe demonstrated how to paint a portrait using acrylic paints.

Joseph Gyurcsak Website

Marie currently teaches watercolor privately at her home studio as well as at the Ocean City Art Center in Ocean City, in Gloucester County, Cape May and at community centers and art guilds throughout the East Coast and abroad. Sharing knowledge of art theory and design as well as techniques in this exciting medium brings Marie full circle to her early training with a Master Degree in Art Education.

Marie Natale Website

(Felt Pen & Watercolor)
If you haven't tried the medium of felt pen and watercolor before now, you're going to enjoy this! This medium has been used throughout the years by illustrators and fine artists alike. It is versatile, forgiving, and a lot of fun. I will bring in some of my own work and discuss my methods and materials. Then we can work on a piece together. The medium can be used to create your own holiday or greeting cards, house portraits, pet portraits, etc. It has endless possibilities.

David Watson Website

MICK McANDREWS (Watercolor, Plein Air) Mick's paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity.

Mick McAndrews Website

SANDY SANDY (Watercolor, Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper) Sandy offers watercolors on Yupo paper, alcohol ink art and services to collectors, art enthusiasts, serious students and casual hobbyists. Her teaching appeals to people who want to learn new approaches that free them from limiting thoughts, fear of failure and anxiety.

Sandy Sandy Website

GWYNN DI PILLA (Colored Pencil) Gwynn is an active artist and art teacher, focusing on drawing and teaching in colored pencil.

Gwynn Di Pilla Website

JUDY GANGEMI (Stained Glass) Judy showed her process of making stained glass items from the start of the project including the planning, tools, cutting and grinding the glass to a finished work of art. A medium that lends itself to two and three dimensions.

Judy Gangemi Website

KEN DAVIS (Framing) Ken Davis, of East Street Art, presented a program titled, "Saving Money" on Framing.

Ken Davis Article

NONA DOLAN (Reverse Painting On Glass) Long time member of the guild Nona studied art by attending numerous workshops and classes throughout the tri state area. She presented a short demonstration and examples of completed art, followed by a mini workshop.  

RUTH FORMICA (Gouache Abstract) Philadelphia artist, Ruth Formica paints improvisational paintings using real objects and imagination. She demonstrated "How to Get Started when Creating Abstract Art."

Ruth Formica Website

TED XARAS (Portrait Demo) Ted has had numerous public and private commissions and a Time Magazine cover. He currently teaches portrait and figure painting in the continuing education program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Ted Xaras Website

NEAL HUGHES (Plein Air Painting) Neal shared his approach to Plein Air Painting and the materials and techniques that he uses. Discussed the fundamentals needed to create good paintings, with an emphasis on applying these fundamentals to painting on location. Neal did demonstrations and talked about his process, from sketches to finished paintings.

Neal Hughes Website

PATRICK CONNORS (Lecture on Linear Perspective) Among his many talents, he is a master in linear perspective for architectural and landscape painting, still life, portraiture, and artistic anatomy. Patrick has produced two online courses and a DVD on the topic of Perspective.

Patrick Connors Website

OLGA NIELSEN (Drawing Techniques) Olga attended the Moscow School of Fine Arts, where she studied art history and figure painting and drawing in the classical realistic tradition, with anatomy studies, and drawing and painting from life models.

Olga Nielsen Website

LEA WIGHT (Pastel Painting) Lea Wight is a teacher at the prestigious Studio Incomminatti in Philadelphia. She is an award winning artist whose work is represented in public as well as private collections through the word. Lea enjoys teaching oil painting, pastel, and drawing classes at the Studio Incomminatti. She is represented in three different galleries nationwide and has taught alongside Nelson Shanks at both the Studio Incomminati as well as The Artists' League in Manhattan.

Lea Wight Website

KAREN TITUS SMITH (Glazing Technique) Karen has a 30 year career creating, designing and painting paintings (often mural sized) for a Major New York design firm. This collaboration placed her work in exclusive four and five star hotels and corporate spaces throughout the United States. Spaces as prestigious as the Presidential suite of the historic Willard hotel in Washington, DC contain paintings by Karen Smith.

Karen Smith Website

JOHN GIANNOTTI (Sculpture Presentation) John Giannotti, a retired professor and Head of the Art Department at Rutgers University, presented to us a wonderful power point where he stopped and expounded on each individual slide. John enjoyed teaching for many years. He was instrumental in building the art department to a higher level where he instituted international studies abroad as well as devising the first and only art department to house and use computers in the tri state area. After many years of teaching, John made the decision to devote all his time to his sculpture.

John Giannotti Website

(Watercolor and Pastel)
Jill focuses on both portraiture and landscape, working in drawing, pastel and oil painting techniques. She has woven a narrative content into her portraiture and landscape imagery. Once she obtains her idea she works from drawings, oil sketches, memory, photographs, and imagination using traditional compositional devices and materials. Among her numerous awards she is a 1997 recipient of the Percy Owens Memorial Award for a Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist, from the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a 1976 William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship from PAFA. Her work is represented by Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio in Philadelphia, PA.

Jill Rupinski Website