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“Fool the Eye”

“Fool the Eye”

If you love art, you’ve surely come across the term trompe l’oeil. It’s often defined simply by the   French words for “fool the eye”  but that doesn’t really tell the whole story. River Art Gallery is pleased to introduce our newest Resident Artist, trompe l’oeil...
Woodturning

Woodturning

David Day began woodturning in 2000 by making bowls, candlesticks, vases and bracelets. “I had little experience working on a lathe, so that my first attempts at producing a bowl or a plate were pretty uninspiring” revealed David. He spent a couple of days, working...
A Touch of Nostalgia

A Touch of Nostalgia

River Art Gallery’s September 2021 “Solo Exhibition” featuring Jerry Glaser, represents the return of collectables, songs, icons and colors of the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and more. The lifestyle of this era is well loved by many. One couldn’t help but notice how guests at his...
Molding the Future of Education

Molding the Future of Education

“The mission of our business is to exceed customers’ expectations by creating jewelry of high quality, timelessness and permanence” states Dawn DiGesare, as she talks about her early inroads into the professional PMC Clay business. She began teaching online one-on-one...
Art of Invention

Art of Invention

Coni Minneci artwork titled Dr Carmen Hijosa – Pinatex. This 10” x 10” painting is created with mixed media. “This series is meant to inspire young girls and young women to be curious on how things work, to solve problems, to stand up for themselves, to not give...
Let’s Paint

Let’s Paint

It’s time for River Art Gallery to introduce our new member Nikki Milley award-winning portrait artist, teacher, animal lover and mentor dedicated to making our world a little bit prettier! Learn to Watercolor www.brushbabies.com Most of us understood the power of art...
What is Art Therapy?

What is Art Therapy?

7 Common Myths About Art Therapy by Lisa Horlein, LCAT, ATR-BC I have been an artist and a professional art therapist for over 30 years.  Frequently I am asked  what is art therapy?  The best way to answer this question is to identify common misconceptions about art...

River Art Gallery and Gifts

Founded in 2009, we are an Art Gallery and Gift Store. Located in the heart of North Tonawanda, NY’s historical and cultural district we exhibit original artwork by artists from the Buffalo, Western New York, and the Southern Ontario region. Our store carries original...

The Devil is in the Details Exhibit Opening

It was a nice turnout for E. Jane Stoddard’s “The Devil is in the Details” Exhibit, which was held on April 18th, 2015. Originally an oil painter, Jane’s detailed watercolors captivated the audience. If you are boat enthusiast, Jane’s...

Deanna Weinholtz Exhibit Opening

It was a great turnout for Deanna’s “Northern Reflections” exhibit opening, which was held on March 7th, 2015! It was wall-to-wall people here at River Art Gallery and we couldn’t be happier for her. Painting in the mediums of acrylic and...

Installing Deanna Weinholtz Exhibit

It’s always interesting watching an exhibit come together. From when the artist drops off their work, to where it hangs on the wall is an experience all in itself. When Deanna dropped off work for her exhibit, she and our Gallery Manager, Cindi, had gone through...

Members Meeting 2-28-15 Highlights

Thank you to all who came to the Members Meeting on Saturday (2/28/15).  It’s always great having our artists together! During the meeting our Gallery Manager, Cindi, discussed the upcoming exhibits this year, including our next exhibit featuring Deanna...

New Outdoor Displays for River

River Art Gallery and Gifts is located in the historic old Evening News building. Even though being located in such a historic building is great it’s not a typical storefront building, with display windows. Most pedestrians pass by our building and not even...

Lil’ bit of Remodeling in the Store

Recently, we’ve begun creating a better atmosphere in our Store. Why stop at a new website, right? The River Gift Store is getting some much-needed attention this year too. We are reorganizing the walk through areas, so it’s easy to move through, and...

Welcome to our NEW Site!

We are pleased to welcome you to our newly redesigned site! Our new site features: easier navigation, an event calendar, simpler shopping, an integrated blog, mobile device responsive, and of course features our artists and members! Take a look around and let us know...

Canal Fest – 2014

River Art Gallery and Gifts Participates in the Canal Fest, located in North Tonawanda, NY. We have tents on Webster and Main Street, July 19th and 20th.   [printfriendly]