Blue Mountain Gallery & Friends: An Exhibit in Brooklyn

A passionate group of accomplished mid-career artists have joined together for an exhibit  in Brooklyn Heights to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. The exhibit and sale will be held at The First Unitarian Congregational Society April 2 – 28, 2019.  It will be in McKinney Chapel at 115 Pierrepont Street between Clinton and Monroe.

The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to preserve family unity.  The grass roots organization has grown from a half-dozen congregations to a City-wide Movement in only a few years.

Opening reception – Sunday April 7,   4-6 PM

Closing reception – Sunday April 28,   3-5 PM.

Many of the artists will be present at the receptions.

Gallery Hours:

 Tues and Thurs: 10AM – 2PM     / Sunday: 3PM – 6PM.   /    And by appointment.


50% of  the sales  goes to New Sanctuary Coalition.

The Zebra Leg (2015) oil on panel
Owen Gray, The Zebra Leg, Oil on panel, 14″(h) x 13.5″(w), 2015
carol heft 9x12collage2018
Carol Heft, Collage, 9 x 12″
Richard Castellana, Striped Square, 14 x 18″
ALIRIZA-GULGUN- Quiescent-oil canvas-12 5 x 9 5 in
Gulgun Aliriza, Quiescent, oil on canvas, 12.5 x 9.5 in




jane beckwith_pink sweater
Jane Beckwith, “Sweater Weather” Childhood Series, 16×20″, Monoprint with Stencil
Elizabeth Bisbing, “Good Housekeeping”, 8 x 5 1/2”, Collage: gouache, paper




jim weidl
Jim Weidle, “Ara/with Duct Tape”, 6 x 6 inches


Mother and Child-2
Alakananda Mukerji, Mother and Child, Acrylic on Canvas, 24×24




La Jolla Scramble Jamble
Jenny Toth, “La Jolla Tree Scramble Jamble” , 20”x 20”, oil on canvas


Leslie Brill, Boy With Scarf, Acrylic on board, 16 1/2 ” X 12 1/2 ” with frame
Linda Smith,Parting Branches_14_x10__pastel_
Linda Smith, “Parting Branches”, 14″ x 10″, Pastel
Anne Diggory, Transformations (Barnum Brook Series) acrylic on digital print, 16 x 16
ken ecker
Ken Ecker, “3/18/19 MD. 1/2, 12 x 9 inches, various pencils on Bristol paper “
faces_ nancy P_adjusted
Nancy Prusinowski Faces, 6 x 6″, ink and acrylic on paper


Nemtzow, Fishkill Farms...#2
Naomi Nemtzow, Fishkill Farms at Greenmarket #2 , 16 x 20 inches,   oil on paper


Rita Baragana, Summer Luminance, 9 .25 x 6″, acrylic on paper


Little Cosmos, West 18x20 2008
Nancy Beal, Little Cosmos, West acrylic on linen, 18 x 24



Helene Manzo, “Meander Series”  monotype
jeanie wing
Jeanie Wing, Sunset over the Harbor, 24 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas
Sam Thurston 2013 Peonies 6 1_4 x 7 1_2_ oil on board
Sam Thurston Peonies, 6 1/4 x 7 1/2″, oil on board



Marcia Clark, Tiger, 6 x 6 “, oil on masonite
Gael Mooney, Suger’s Choir, Saint-Denis Basilica, Oil on linen,      14 1/2″ x 10 1/4

Kamini, Mudra VI, 8 x 10 inches
levinson_green glade_adj
Margaret Leveson,  Green Glade, Oil on panel, 14” x 18”
M Kramer, Irasburg VT fields with Hedgerow,8_x10_, 2001,o_panel, $275(1)
Marjorie Kramer, Irasburg Vermont Fields with Hedgerow, 8 x 10 inches, oil on panel
kaiman_final adj.
Charles Kaiman, “Neccos and Cheezits” 9 x 12″ oil on canvas

Sam Jungkurth_Pink Rose_24_x18__acrylic

Sam Jungkurth, “Pink Rose”, 24″ x 18″, acrylic on canvas


Berkeley_Mist on the Housatonic
Pamela Berkeley, Mist on the Housatonic, oil on canvas, 12 x 24
franks drawing
Stefanie L. Franks, After Botticelli,      6 x 8 inches, ink on paper,
high line abstract_4_21_19_3

Diane Drescher, High Line Abstract, 12 x 16 ” Oil on canvas



Lynn Kotula,   Pattypan and Delicata Squash on Checkered Blue Cloth, oil on panel, 7″x10″

Bernier_Summer-1_3545_web Monica Bernier, “Summer I”, 15 x 12 inches, Gouache, cut paper



The artists in this exhibit are members of Blue Mountain, Bowery Gallery, Prince Street and Soho20 four long established and highly regarded artist-run galleries in NYC.   Exhibitions at these galleries have received notice in The New York Times, Arts, Art in America, Modern Painters, ARTnews,, Vogue, The New Criterion, The New York Sun, The Observer and The New Republic, and Brooklyn Rail.    This is the second time the artists are mounting a show to benefit the New Sanctuary Coalition.  All works are original, and affordably priced.  This is a unique opportunity to see fine art in Brooklyn Heights and help a worth-while cause.


Contact:  Blue Mountain Gallery

telephone: 646 486 4730


This blog was posted by Diane Drescher



  1. What a great little blog. !! I am pleased to be part of this political project. I see beckoning works from artists I know well sometimes showing a side I don’t know. Should be some good deals as well.


    1. Marjorie, the momentum is building! Blue Mountain and Friends is going to be a great show!! Thanks for your comment. It is the first comment for the first Blue Mountain Gallery blog post ever!


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