About

A VIRTUAL GALLERY

 

In 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.

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

 

We 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.

 

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.

 

ON-SITE GLASS SCULPTURE STUDIO

Rex Cravat (1947-2001)

 

In 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.

 

NEW ARTISTS, NO. MORE ARTISTS, YES!

 

While 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.

 

blooming cove
© Lois Brion
The Bloomingrove River, The Poconos,
30” x 24”, oil on canvas, NFS


eagle landing
Eagle Landing, frosted hard glass,
sculpted by Rex B. Cravat.
None of his work is currently
for sale through our gallery.

butterfly hunt
© 2006 David Brion
Butterfly Hunt,  detail  from a  
self-promotional postcard..
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 sale.

prices may change without notice