NJ Artist Herb Stern to Exhibit Watercolors
Teaneck, NJ (January 30, 2006) — “The Road Well-Traveled,” an exhibit of the watercolors of Teaneck artist Herb Stern, will open at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Weiner Library on February 19, 2006. The exhibit will run through March 30, 2006.
“I’ve been fond of watercolor ever since I discovered the pleasure of seeing one color wandering into another making for unpredictable effects,” Stern said. “I work on large sheets with brushes that are loaded with watery paint and wait for the paints to do their own thing before proceeding to detail.”
Stern’s subjects are most often landscape and he looks for buildings, structures, and other architectural forms that make for strong compositions. “I find my scenes on the highway, in the gritty urban streets, and at the shore on Cape Cod,” he added.
A professional graphic artist and marketing director, Herb Stern worked for Ziff-Davis, a media conglomerate specializing in computer information. While with the company he first was the art director for corporate communications and later vice president/director of creative services. He retired from the company in 1999.
His personal interests led him to painting and printmaking, which he studied and practiced over many years of association with the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
He paints in various media including collage and acrylics, oils, and watercolors. His printmaking work is in photo-etching and lithography.
Stern’s solo shows include Edward Williams College, Teaneck and Tenafly Libraries, the Cottage Place Gallery of Ridgewood, The Interchurch Center in New York City, and the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. He has participated in numerous group shows including Pratt Graphics Center, Ringwood Manor, and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
FDU’s Weiner Library is on River Road, Teaneck, and the free exhibit is open during library hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m. For further information, call 201 692 2608.