Katherine Yvinskas & Sharon Pontier featured artists for May




Katherine Yvinskas has been part of the Gallery 23 cooperative since 2006 and currently serves as Gallery Director.  Her work encompasses a personal vision of nature as seen through her drawings, watercolors, hand-colored prints and mixed media collages. “The fun begins when you choose to interpret the subject or idea in your own way, using your creative skills and resulting in a piece like no other. It is your gift to share with the world.”  She earned her MFA at Northern Illinois University and has been in numerous group and individual exhibitions.  Her work has graced the covers of several publications and is included in the Anne Steele Marsh Print Collection of the Hunterdon Museum of Art and in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

An avid gardener and herbalist, Katherine’s garden was included in a private garden tour for the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, New Jersey.  Her garden was "the Artist's Garden" where plants grow in an unstructured chemical-free format, encouraging bees, butterflies and birds, a mosaic of colors and textures  Contact: kyvinskas@yahoo.com 


Sharon Pontier is a retired Teacher, who devotes much time to art. Currently, she is the curator of a small gallery housed at the UU Fellowship Building in Newton, NJ. There, she invites local artists to participate according to the gallery themes. Sharon’s interests in art expression are varied. She uses mixed media and collage to express different subjects such as abstract expression. Sharon continues to expand her experience and knowledge through travel and classes with professional artists and ongoing peer critiques. These activities contribute to her growth of ideas and excellence. She has exhibited her work through the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Gallery in Newton, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, The Barryville Arts Alliance, The Main Street Gallery in Branchville, the Art Muse Exhibitions, and other expanded exhibits such as the Genesis Farm Earth Day celebration. Sussex County has been Sharon’s home for over forty years. During this time, she has been involved in many organizations and community activities. “I love the time I can spend creating art, working with artists and helping to develop a community that appreciates and loves art.”  Contact: sbp224@icloud.com


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Gallery 23 has the mission of promoting work of local artists as well as raising awareness and appreciation of the various art forms represented at the gallery.  

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