January of 2005, Brion Galleries shed it's
bricks-and-mortar presence in Lambertville/W.Amwell,
NJ and has gone completely virtual. We are still in the process
of renovating our site to be a destination in and of itself.
IT ALL BEGAN
began as The Artists Showcase in Chester, NJ. This gallery was
started by public relations professional/artist Donna Brion in 1994
to sell the beautiful oil paintings of her mother Lois Brion
and originals of illustrations by her, already well-known cartoonist
brother, David Brion.
Galleries moved to Lambertville in 1998 where we had seven galleries
plus a gift shop and a glass sculpture studio. This huge space
allowed us the luxury of carrying a wide variety of styles and media
of art. Over the years, the number of artists working with Brion
Galleries grew to almost thirty. And, the variety grew to include
everything from Realism, Surrealism & Impressionism on to Expressionism, Abstracts,
Emotionalism and Folk Art. An overview of exhibitions at both
past locations will be on view in our HISTORY section.
GLASS SCULPTURE STUDIO
1998, award-winning glass sculptor Rex Cravat moved his flame-worked
glass sculpting studio to Brion Galleries in Lambertville. His
sculptures soon became best-sellers and his flame-working demonstrations
delighted visitors. Click on MUSEUM for a biography
and memorial tribute honoring Rex Cravat. Photos of the Memorial
Mural will be included.
ARTISTS, NO. MORE
we remain totally virtual, we will not take on any new artists. We
will, however, continue to work with most of the artists who have already
exhibited at our galleries. Not all of these artists were ever
added to our website. We will do so now. Even Donna
Brion, who now has time once again to indulge her own creative
impulses, will get her own artist’s pages. While
she has sold her artwork since the 1980s, when she was a free-lance
calligrapher, she never promoted her own work in the press.
© Lois Brion
The Bloomingrove River, The Poconos,
24”, oil on canvas, NFS
Eagle Landing, frosted hard glass,
sculpted by Rex
None of his work is currently
for sale through our gallery.
© 2006 David Brion
Butterfly Hunt, detail from a
Still a working illustrator, David Brion has now also become a sculptor, working
in both clay and bronze. We hope to have new artists pages for David Brion
soon, reflecting his newest work. Only his sculptures will be for