Art Gallery

The David R. Neumann Gallery

David Neumann was the founder of The Creative Oasis, a Not-For-Profit Art Center that occupied this space before Webster’s opened here in 2012. David was a strong advocate of the arts and worked tirelessly to provide studio space and classes for adults and children year round. A survivor of childhood Leukemia and various cancers throughout his dedicated life, he finally succumbed in 2002 at age 32. This gallery space honors his life and commitment to the Arts. 

Every month, we welcome a new gallery artist from our community to share their work. Typically on the First Friday of the month, we host a reception for the artist to meet and greet friends with delicious food and beverage to celebrate their show!

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May's Artist:

In Celebration of Mental health awareness month

This month's exhibit by artist William Snyder III is brought to you by Jana Marie Foundation. Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of creative expression and dialogue to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental wellness among young people and their communities.

PORTRAITS by William Snyder III

These are each an individual, someone with passion, heart, pain, struggle and desire...life. We have these common threads in our humanity. Throughout my life, I've always returned to portraiture, drawing people that are in my life, placing us in history as contemporaries. There is something profound about capturing the essence of another human, the thrill and risk of putting marks on a page that represent another, swirling among social battles of beauty and identity. It's such an honor for someone to sit for me, that I may take time with them, and get a sense of their being. I push each portrait until I feel I've captured what I sense from them-the essence in their eye, the corner of their mouth, the quirks and nuance that is "them." 

Each charcoal portrait was drawn in about an hour during a live sitting. 

 

 Jim Colbert, a great artist, poet, and musician himself, chairs the committee that books the cafe, bringing art to the community while highlighting artists that may not show their work as often as others can.

Jim Colbert, a great artist, poet, and musician himself, chairs the committee that books the cafe, bringing art to the community while highlighting artists that may not show their work as often as others can.

Inquire about showing your work

A great committee schedules the upcoming artists for the gallery. Typically, we can be booked as far out as a year in advance, but it never hurts to ask. You can send an email with samples of your work and a short bio/artist statement to the committee for consideration:

 jimcolbert@aol.com