Meinhart's Gallery & Curio, Inc. is a contemporary, representational/esoteric fine art and crafts gallery, as well as a curiosity shop, known as Curio93. The gallery caters to emerging and professional artists showcasing skill in 2D art and handmade crafts. The gallery largely encompasses art with a deeper meaning, mystical and spiritual in nature to create a healing atmosphere. Business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm, and closed on Monday and Sunday.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Exhibit
Tuesday, August 5th thru September 20th - 2014

Opening:August 5th (Tues.- 12p)
Fourth Friday Opening: 29th - 6p to 9p
Reception: 30th – 1p to 4p

Entry Fee/Process: Submit 1 representational/realist painting expressing the phrase “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, an artist statement, resume with a $10 entry fee to info@meinhartsgallery.com through paypal or through postal: 6 East Holly Ave, Pitman NJ, 08071. The painting must be at least 12” x 16”, maximum size is 60” x 80”. Open to any painting medium. Photographs must be high quality with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and must include a frame if painting is to be sold in a frame. Frame can’t exceed 3 inches. *Submissions with unprofessional, low quality pictures will be discarded. All Artwork must be ready to hang, signed and available for sale. Gallery takes 45% commission.

Submission Deadline: July 5th, Midnight.

Notification of Acceptance: July 8th

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Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of acceptance. Accepted images will be posted on the Gallery’s website.

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The Artist’s name is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Meinhart’s Gallery & Curio, Inc. the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting the Gallery’s programs, promoting the artist and subsequent display on the Gallery’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Gallery with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Gallery.

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Now On Extended Display Thru Saturday, September 6th 2014
Wolfgang Finger: Voyage Through Space on Glass

Fourth Friday: June 27th, 6-9pm
Artist Reception: June 28th, 1-4pm

"Wolfgang Finger, whose friends call him Wolf, was born in East Germany in 1946. At the age of Four, he and his family escaped to West Germany. He later immigrated to the United States in 1957.

Wolf is a man skilled in many things. He is a stone mason, artist, stained glass designer and finally, a wood carver. Although he is an expert in each of these endeavors, in this treatise we are primarily interested in his skill as a woodcarver.

He chose bird carving because he always felt close to nature and lived in the country most of his life. He has spent a great deal of time in the woods studying birds, observing them close up to become familiar with their feathering and coloring.

His miniature birds have been described as exquisite. A recent Banded King Fischer took a first place and a grey Falcon took second place in the prestigious Ward Foundation World Competition Show at Ocean City, Maryland. His latest project is two miniature whooping cranes executing their mating dance. Although he has accomplished many things, Wolf's nature is not to get into a rut but to accept new challenges.

Wolf has appeared with Edie Huggins on Channel 10 Philadelphia and has been featured in newspapers, articles, and in national woodcarving magazines. He has directed and produced two carving videos, one on a Chikadee, the other on a Baltimore Oriole.

Many of his pieces of art are in private collections, Two reside with Paul Stankerd, World renown Glass Artist (Paper weight flame-worker). He recently illustrated a book for Bruce Daniels, a world renown horse shoe farrier. The book is called, 'Just Another Day on the Farm'.

'My new challenge is to take you through space via reverse glass painting. I have always enjoyed working with glass and to be able to use this medium to experience the magnitude of the universe and its cosmos is truly humbling. My intent is not so much authenticity, but an artistic expression of the endless beauty that is to be seen in the multitude of galaxies. The beauty of planets, nebulae, suns, stars, supernovas, and the vast pictures that are created by their movement, collisions, birth, and death. This is an artistic adventure that I will be on for the rest of my life', says Wolf.

Wolf also worked at the Philadelphia Zoo as a zookeeper and then in the exhibits department, one of the jobs he enjoyed the most. Wolf states, 'art has always been natural for me where time is lost in the experience of creating joy and contentment is found within the finished projects. I try not to put too much intellectual meaning into my art by allowing the beauty and natural forms and paintings to do the talking. I hope that those who see this work will enjoy the creations as much as I have enjoyed creating them.'"