Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Plein Air Burlington 2014 is Right Around the Corner

New Jersey's only week long plein air celebration featuring workshops, contests, exhibits, and a reception open to the public.

Our Workshops:

Neilson Carlin Workshop – $40.00
Monday September 8th
Workshop Prep. 9am–9:45am
10am–1pm Demo. and Instruction
1pm–2pm Lunch
2pm-5pm Instruction

Mike Manley Workshops – $70.00
Tuesday and Wednesday September 9th & 10th
Tuesday September 9th 2014
Workshop Prep. 9am–9:45am
10am–1pm Demo. and Instruction
1pm–2pm Lunch
2pm-5pm Demo. and Instruction
Wednesday September 10th
Workshop Prep. 9am–9:45am
10am–1pm Demo. and Instruction
1pm–2pm LuncH
2pm-5pm Demo. and Instruction

Alina Osipov and William Sentman Workshop – Free
Thursday September 11th
Workshop Prep. 9am–9:45am
10am–1pm Demo. and Instruction
1pm–2pm Lunch

2pm-5pm Demo. and Instruction

Want to know more click here for the PDF!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

$1000.00 COULD BE YOURS!

2013 Grand Prize Winner - Alina Osipov

Join Us for Plein Air Burlington

Long Session Paint Out Awards
Four days to create your enthralling grand landscape, culminating in one exciting exhibit with your fellow contestants.

 City of Burlington, NJ Award – $1,000.00
ArtPride NJ Award – $500.00
TBS Salon And Spa Award – $250.00
The Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce Award – $100.00

Long Session Registration Times
August 22nd - Early bird registration ends
September 5th  9 am–3 pm
Welcoming reception and registration at the Lyceum Hall
September 6th  9 am–3 pm
Continued registration at the Lyceum Hall
September 5th–8th
Long session painting days

Long Session Art Intake
September 5th, 6th, & 8th 12 pm–5 pm
Long session artwork intake

Exhibit and Reception
September 13th 6 pm–9 pm
Exhibition Opening, Reception, and Long Session Awards Ceremony at The Lyceum Hall

Art Pickup
November 25th & 26th 10 am–5 pm
The Lyceum Hall
432 High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016

Click here to view the prospectus and learn about our other events!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Poetry at The Burlington Meeting House

Start –730PM
Date –2/22/14, 03/29/2014, 04/26/2014
Tickets –$20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

So What Happens Now?

What happens now?

A good question, but first I have a few things to say.  I would like to sincerely thank John Ennis and Neilson Carlin for the incredible commitment they made over the last six months.  The ARTIST Workshop Series was a resounding success that resulted in guests visiting from as far away as Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Toronto Canada and many other locales.  Each session was filled to capacity and we had the best guests I have ever had for any event. The simple fact that people would drive and fly so far is a huge testament to the quality of the instructors.

Which brings me to the guests.  Whom without their overwhelmingly positive support the ARTIST Workshop Series would never have been possible.  Having you visit our beautiful city was a pleasure and it was my sincere joy to welcome and help you.  Thank you so very much for choosing our workshops and making Burlington, NJ an international destination. Thank you again for everything.

 It seems that the Reilly classes are in great demand and your comments, thoughts, suggestions, and enthusiasm have not been ignored...by all means let's do this again!

After the Plein Air Exhibition closes at the end of this month the Lyceum will have a few scattered events, but mostly we will be in a phase of planning, development, cleaning, repairs, and preparation for the 2014-2015 seasons.  What exactly does this mean?  It means that while you a waiting for the next list of events, exhibitions, and art opportunities, I will be plugging away in the background making sure the Lyceum is freshly painted, equipment is repaired and like new, new equipment is built, the building is cleaned from top to bottom (every nook and cranny), fundraising, seeking out new partnerships and sponsors, and most important of all the creation of more incredible low cost workshops.  It's a monumental job for just one person in such a big building, hence the slight down time at the end of the year.

Just hang in there as I promise this new batch of events, exhibitions, and art opportunities are going to blow you way!  I can't wait (okay maybe I'm not looking forward to the cleaning part) to show what I have in store for you.

Once again thank you, thank you, thank you, and I will see you soon!

S. S.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

...and first prize goes to!

Alina Osipov
Curtains Wharf on a Sunny Day #2
Oil on Panel

Join the Art Pride NJ Foundation, the Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce, the TBA Salon and Spa, and the Lyceum Hall as we announce the winners of Plein Air Burlington 2013

Tonight at 630pm.

1st place
Alina Osipov
Drexel Hill, PA

Award- $500.00

Curtain's Warf Light House on a Sunny Day 2
oil on panel

2nd Place
Larry Chestnut
Hamilton, NJ

Award -$250.00

Wood St. Shadows
oil on canvas

3rd Place
Jeanne Kirby Bruneau
Media, PA


Watkins Lane
Pastel on Sanded Board

4th Place
William Sentman
Drexel Hill, PA


Windy Water Way
Oil on Panel

Honorable Mention
Thomas Kimball

Saint Mary's and Pearl St.

Ink and Watercolor

We would like to thank everyone who participated.  The quality of work was very high and made for a competitive plein air event.  

I would also like to thank the judges Michael Cagno, Neilson Carlin, and Robin Jess for volunteering their time.  Their participating gave our event credibility as their choices were guided by years of world class professional experience.

THanks again to everyone and we are looking forward to doing this again next year!

Friday, August 23, 2013

We're Going Live Tomorrow!

That's right!  The Lyceum Hall and the City of Burlington, NJ are going to broadcast live, on ustream the first half of the High Chroma Simple Still Life with Neilson Carlin.  We would love to see you there, in person or online.

Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
Where: 432 high St., Burlington, NJ 08016 or on ustream.tv

Here's the link:


See you soon.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Juror's for En Plein Air Burlington, NJ 2013

Announcing the Juror's for En Plein Air Burlington, NJ 2013

Michael Cagno

Robin A. Jess

Neilson Carlin