The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2013 Preview Exhibition
|May 9 – May 23, 2013
Preview the art on the block in Aljira’s annual, festive fine art auction, which features original works of art by leading established and emerging artists of our time and attracts a diverse audience from throughout New Jersey and New York.
Artists with work in this year’s auction include: John Ahearn, David Ambrose, Keith O. Anderson, Benny Andrews, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Eddie Arning, Will Barnet, Hugo Xaviera Bastidas, Romare Bearden, Barbara Beirne, Julian Bell, Dawoud Bey, Per Billgren, Bob Blackburn, Terry Boddie, Frank Bowling, Juan Boza, Michael Paul Britto, Thomas Broadbent, Cecile Chong, Amanda Church, Cicely Cottingham, Jordan Eagles, Allan Edmunds, Melvin Edwards, Howard Finster, David Fludd, Gerard H. Gaskin, Linda Hiwot, Lauren Alyssa Howard, George Hughes, Margo Humphrey, Barbara Klein, Dame Laura Knight, Julian Kreimer, Estella Lackey, Jo Lamb, Greg Leshé, Alvin Loving, Jennifer D. Mack, William Majors, Jen Mazza, Justin McCarthy, Joan Miro, Keith Morrison, Carrie Moyer, Wangechi Mutu, Tom Nussbaum, Pépon Osorio, Amy Park, Sheila Pepe, Howardena Pindell, Jorge Rojas, Ernestine Ruben, Tara Raye Russo, Kevin Blythe Sampson, Jamel Shabazz, Alec Soth, Helen M. Stummer, James Bruce Vanderpuije, June Wayne, Rachel Perry Welty, Saya Woolfalk, Rachael Wren, Lisa Yuskavage, and Bryan Zanisnik
Proceeds help Aljira sustain programs that offer career development opportunities for emerging and underrepresented artists, and foster transformative experiences for local youth.
Click here to learn more about The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2013.
Special Exhibition in Gallery 3:Erica Barton Haba, Jazz Stripe Series
Born in New York City, Erica Barton Haba studied painting (for four years) at the Art Students League in Manhattan and (for two years) at the Academia di Belli Arte in Venice, from which she was awarded the degree Professoressa di Piturra.
Inspired by her first experience of painted tiles, on the floor of a church on the island of Capri, she began to experiment with ceramic tiles soon after moving to Carmel, California. From her studio/gallery Stoneglaze she sold tile murals, often framed, to visitors from throughout the U.S.
In 1956 the city of Monterey commissioned her to create the city’s original 88 Christmas Angels. She was subsequently asked to create 40 more. Displayed every year, these angels have become signature emblems of the city.
She returned to the east coast in the middle 1960s (settling in Hillsborough, NJ) where she reconstituted her work with painted tile murals under the name The Painted Tile. Her work, sold in galleries in Boston and New York, has been installed from Maine to Florida, and beyond.
By training and inclination, she has always been committed to drawing from life. The series of Jazz Stripe paintings, also on paper, represent another life-long interest in abstract design and pure color.