Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery
Welcome to the Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery. The art gallery is located upstairs inside the Historic Smithville Mansion. The gallery is home to many exhibits, including Annual Teen Arts Exhibit, Senior Art Show, and Juried Art Exhibit. While visiting the gallery, you may also enjoy a stroll around the crown jewel of the County Parks System, Historic Smithville Park. Be sure to visit the Workers House Gallery as well. At this time, each exhibit is available to view in the gallery or online. There is no fee to visit the gallery.
MAY 16 – JULY 7- MONOCHROMATIC, Annex Gallery
This show is not as black and white as you may think. Monochromatic and monotone is so much more than black & white or grayscale. Monochrome simply means ‘of one color’ ‘what color’ is, is entirely up to the artists. Color can change the feel and flow of an image to evoke a unique mood. Color can be bright and vibrant, or dark and deep even if it is only one scale or tone.
DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED: A RETROSPECTIVE BY DENISE MCDANIEL
Denise McDaniel is an oil painter best known for her plein air and landscape paintings. Her art reflects a lifetime of study and practice that began with a love of children’s book illustrations and is informed by academic training and museum scholarship. At heart, she sees herself as a social painter, doing her best work en plein air, or in workshops and studios with other artists.
“Days of Future Passed” is to be a retrospective of the artist’s paintings and drawings. The show will feature plein air and landscape paintings created from locations all over Burlington County, still life, and portrait in a variety of media. The exhibition will also debut many new and unreleased pieces.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 28 – AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE EXHIBIT: A RETROSPECTIVE: JOE L. SPEIGHT
In this retrospective exhibit, the artist employs the visual philosophies and graphic methodologies from a vast collection of lithography, photography, woodcut, screen printing and drawings. In doing so, a balance is expressed between social commentary and Afroaesthetics to explore images of the black experience and representation. Joe L. Speight is a distinguished scientist, educator and artist. He hold many degrees including Chemistry from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Analytical Chemistry at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA. Graduate studies in Archaeology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Studio Art at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. Printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and the Art Students' League of NY. Post-Baccalaureate in art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia PA. He has exhibited widely in NY, NJ, PA and Seoul, Korea. Joe has also won numerous awards, prizes and special recognition for artistic achievement in the field of lithography.
January 24 - WINTER ART SHOW
The Holiday season at Smithville is wondrous and the Winter Art Exhibit is one of the highlights of the season! This free exhibit exposes the works of the artists to the broadest audience.
Art is available for purchase during the Smithville Mansion Tours or by contacting the Division of Parks. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mansion, a non profit organization.
The exhibit can be viewed in person on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from Noon - 4 PM or view the exhibit online!
The most anticipated art show of the year welcomes a plethora of outstanding artists that are featured at the Annex Gallery throughout the fall. Typically, this exhibit is very competitive and draws thousands of visitors. This year, due to COVID-19 closures, the show will be displayed in preparation of opening and also be displayed online in digital format. View the exhibit now!
2020 BURLINGTON COUNTY SELECT TEEN ARTS EXHIBIT
We welcome you to enjoy this spectacular exhibit brought to you by the exceptional student artists from the Burlington County 2020 Teen Arts Festival which was held on March 4th and 5th at the RCBC Mt. Laurel campus. For this exhibit, professional adjudicators selected works of art from over thirty schools and thousands of students. Painting, drawing, mixed media, three dimensional, photography and digital art were all accepted disciplines at the festival. This show which was scheduled to be on display at the Annex Gallery in Smithville Park has been entirely digitized and for the first time put online for your viewing pleasure. Selections also include works chosen to move on to the NJ State Teen Arts Festival which will now be digital, and the the NJ Teen Arts traveling showcase! Traveling showcase may also be digital, but we will update you as soon as we know. Thanks to all of the teachers, parents and students! Without all of you, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Rowan College at Burlington County for their continued support and partnership. We look forward to seeing you all again next year! An online view of this exhibit is now available!