NEWS & EVENTS

Willliam’s Recent Live Commissioned Paintings for Corporations & Foundations in AZ, FL & TX

We hope you enjoy the above live commissioned paintings William created for corporations and foundations in AZ, FL & TX in the past two months. We were honored to partner with these organizations with William’s art and talents and for these finished paintings to now be installed in their corporate offices and public spaces.
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We are grateful to each person and organization who has commissioned William to create a custom work of art. We are thrilled to partner with incredible organizations and individuals with William’s live, commissioned, and studio art.
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We are thankful for the support and for being connected to wonderful communities in and near Camden and throughout the nation. We enjoy promoting and supporting the creative arts which we believe are vital to us all.

Art Exhibits & Live Music – Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl – Thurs, June 16th

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl - Special Events for Thursday, June 16th, 4-9pm

Experience Camden’s creative arts community located in the historic & beautiful Cooper-Grant Neighborhood & University/Downtown District near the Camden Waterfront every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Please view the participating venues & complete details at: www.art11one.com
Also, Follow, Like & Join Camden’s 3rd Thursday Community: FACEBOOK

Recent Volunteer Work in the Arts in Camden & Throughout the Region

We are honored as William was selected as the juror for the Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s First Congressional District by Congressman Donald Norcross. It was a joy for William to view and select the art of so many talented student artists in Camden and throughout the district.

Special thanks to Karl Parker, the District Director & Communications Director for Congressman Donald Norcross. For more information, please view:norcross.house.gov
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Also, William was selected as a co-juror for the Art Blooms Juried Arts Exhibit at the Croft Farm Art Center in Cherry Hill, NJ. He enjoyed viewing and selecting the art of so many incredibly talented artists throughout Cherry Hill and the region.
Special thanks to Ericha Farrington, Special Events Coordinator at Cherry Hill Township, and Marcy Golub, Cherry Hill Township Arts Board Member.
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In addition, we were honored to help promote Camden to the Urban Land Institute as volunteers. Cooper’s Ferry Partnership helped organize a city-wide tour of Camden for the National Urban Land Institute Meeting in Philadelphia. 50 real estate developers, investors, and professionals from around the country did a bus/walking tour of Camden, learning about ongoing development and investment opportunities.
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William’s art was exhibited in the Camden ArtBox for the tour, and we enjoyed speaking to the group and promoting the creative arts in our city as well as Camden overall. We hope you enjoy the photos above. 
Special thanks to Sha Rana, Enrique Rivera, and Tori Gilbert of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership.

Celebrating 5 Years of Living & Working in Camden!

Thank you for reading through all of this special update on celebrating five years in Camden as well as our upcoming move….
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We are thrilled to share with you we are celebrating five years of living and working in Camden! It is amazing to us how quickly this time has gone. Yet we know it has been this many years when we look at Carson and Kaden who have grown so much; they are both taller than William now. Carson and Kaden are now completing their sophomore years. We are blessed to be the parents of these great young men. This summer, we look forward to more family time together.
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We love our city, and we believe we are so blessed to be a part (even a small part) of Camden’s transformation. We are especially thankful for the incredible people and organizations doing great work to help all those in the city. We are all celebrating Camden’s rising as well as being the City Invincible. However, we all know too we have more work to do reaching every youth and family in Camden with love, opportunity, and hope. We believe God has mighty plans for each person.
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As we reflect on these past five years, we are filled with thanksgiving. We are truly thankful to God as He loves, guides, and sustains us. Also, we are thankful for each of you. Without your love, support, and prayers, we would not be celebrating these five years. We sincerely appreciate your love & friendship and your support of our small business here in Camden including William’s live art, commissioned art, studio art, and design.   

We Are Moving! – Studio Eleven One in Camden

In regard to our work, we are grateful William has had many opportunities to create live art for organizations helping them to raise great provision for their work helping others. He also has very much enjoyed creating commissioned paintings for individuals and organizations. We are blessed with this work.  
In addition to this, we have exhibits and openings at the gallery, other work obligations, volunteer work in Camden and in the arts, community meetings, school activities, and the list goes on. As family time and time of rest is so important, we have known for a while we need to stop having 12+ hour days of work and obligations.

Therefore, we have decided to no longer have a gallery space in Camden. We instead will continue to have a studio space for William in Camden. Gallery Eleven One will now be Studio Eleven One. We are excited about this transition, and please know we are still open for business and will continue to help promote the arts in Camden as well as Camden overall.

We are thankful to remain in the same historic and lovely firehouse building at 339 North Front Street in Camden. Yet we will be in Suite D now, a space that will be William’s studio (it is about the same space as his studio has been in our current location). This is located on the first floor behind our current gallery space. The new owners of the firehouse building will use our current space (Suite B) for their own business as offices for their employees.

We have enjoyed our time in the gallery space – every opening and exhibit, every Camden 3rd Thursday Art Crawl event, every tour (especially the Camden youth), scheduled appointment, private event, and the list goes on. We love welcoming each person and group to the gallery space. It is a joy experiencing those from Camden or those visiting be excited and inspired by the creative arts in the city.

We are especially grateful to all the tremendously talented people who performed at the gallery and to all who have supported and promoted the gallery. We have been blessed by your love and support.

Please know we will continue to be open by appointment, and we will have open studio events as well. Please come visit us in Camden. We love our city, and our support and work to help those in Camden and to promote the creative arts will not waiver. 

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl – Upcoming Transition to a New Leadership Team

With this change in location, it is also time to transition leadership of the Camden 3rd Thursday Art Crawl. We will have our last opening (featuring William’s art and live music) in our current gallery space on Thursday, June 16th, from 4-8pm, in collaboration with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl. We invite you to attend and celebrate with us!

Even though we will not be participating as a venue in the 3rd Thursday Art Crawl events in July and August, we will continue to lead the event. Then, an incredible group of talented creative artists in our community already participating in Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl will lead the event moving forward.
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We have enjoyed as volunteers launching and leading Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl for the past 4.5 years. We love meeting people and promoting the arts and Camden overall. Yet we have no doubt these fabulous leaders will take the event to an even higher level.

We look forward to continuing to support and attend Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl. To remain connected to know all the great venues and events happening for each 3rd Thursday Art Crawl, please like the following Facebook page: 

 

Willliam’s Commissioned Painting for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Charter Class of 2016

William created a commissioned painting for the class gift of the Cooper Medical School Rowan University (CMSRU) Charter Class of 2016. William was honored to partner with the leadership of the class and to create this painting for the Charter Class of 2016.

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The commissioned painting is titled “Sodzo – Compassionate Promise”, and “Sodzo – Compassionate Promise” commemorates the CMSRU’s Charter Class of 2016′s commitment to compassion and healing and their important and tremendous work and service to those in Camden and throughout this region. This painting includes many detailed layers specific to this class of new MD’s and to CMSRU. Enjoy the photos above.
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We were incredibly honored to be included in the Commencement Dinner and Graduation for the Cooper Medical School Rowan University (CMSRU) Charter Class of 2016. At the Commencement Dinner, William spoke and the painting was unveiled to the graduates as well as the CMSRU administrators, faculty, and staff. The art is now installed in the CMSRU’s main entry area.
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This historical graduation is a huge celebration for all of us in Camden. Many committed and visionary leaders worked tirelessly to make CMSRU the reality and success it is today. This charter class of graduates is a brilliant group, and we are thankful to have worked with and seen their servant hearts in action throughout Camden.
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We are honored to partner with all at CMSRU. Special thanks to Michelle Breda and Daniel Lefler as well as Dean Paul Katz, Amy McLeer, and all their fabulous CMSRU team. For more information on CMSRU: www.rowan.edu/coopermed

Recent Live Art Experience – Blessman Ministries Gala

William’s Live Art Experience – Blessman Ministries Gala – Tuscany Ballroom – Des Moines, IA – Thursday, April 28th:

We are honored as William painted live at the Blessman Ministries Gala on Thursday, April 28th, at the Tuscany Event Center in Des Moines, IA. William created the above painting live at the event. We are tremendously thankful as William’s live painting that evening was purchased at auction for $10,000 (with all the funds raised going directly to the incredible work of Blessman Ministries).

 

We are thankful to be partnered with the wonderful leadership and all those at Blessman Ministries. This incredible organization provides immediate relief as well as education and training to those suffering from HIV/AIDS and to those in other vulnerable communities in South Africa. For more information on Blessman Ministries: 

Special thanks to the talented Justin Rogers for the beautiful photographs of William painting live at the gala above.
Please view: rogersphotography.com

Art, Music & Poetry – 3rd Thursday Art Crawl – May 19th

“Ascension” – Exhibit & Reception

Please join us at Gallery Eleven One to view William’s abstract painting series entitled “Ascension”. This exhibit of ten large format, geometric, abstract paintings are a visual expression of the contrasting steps which shape & guide our life journey. Vibrant colors, rich textures, and fluid as well as contrasting lines reveal the varied array of the steps in our lives.

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Come experience these multi-dimensional and colorfully layered paintings at Gallery Eleven One. Please visit on Thursday, May 19th (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl) from 4-8pm.
If you are not able to attend on the dates listed above, please schedule a time to visit the gallery that is best for you. We look forward to welcoming you. 

 

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Thursday, May 19th, 4-9pm

Experience Camden’s creative arts community located in the historic & beautiful Cooper-Grant Neighborhood & University/Downtown District near the Camden Waterfront every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

Please view the PARTICIPATING VENUES & COMPLETE DETAILS at: www.art11one.com

Upcoming Live Art & Clique Art Exhibit

William’s Live Art Experience – Healing House Gala at the Camelot Ballroom – Kansas City, MO – Saturday, June 11th:William will be painting live at the Healing House Gala on Saturday, June 11th, at the Camelot Ballroom located at 6635 West 151st Street in Overland Park, KS  66223. That evening, William’s finished live art painting will be available for purchase with all the money raised going to Healing House.
We are honored to partner with the tremendous leadership and all those at Healing House. This incredible organization is a non-profit, faith-based substance abuse recovery organization, working in the Kansas City metropolitan area to provide safe and stable homes along with purposeful guidance and support, for men and women who are committed to overcoming their addiction and becoming responsible, productive, drug and alcohol free members of community.For more information on Healing House and to purchase tickets for the event: healinghousekc.org

 

Clique Photography Art Exhibit – Sept. 16th thru Oct. 18th – Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts – Millville, NJ

William is honored to be featured as an artist for the Clique Photography Art Exhibit (partnering South Jersey artists with South Jersey photographers). William was partnered with the incredibly talented photographer, Frank Weiss, and together, they captured a dynamic and colorful image (above) of William painting the cityscape of Camden while crossing over the Delaware River on the PATCO Speedline on the Ben Franklin Bridge.Please view the 30 second video: www.facebook.com/ArtCnow/videosView their art as well as the art of other very gifted South Jersey photographers and artists at the Clique Photography Art Exhibit at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ, from Sept. 16th – Oct. 18th.

For more information, please view: www.cliquesj.org/artist-subjects

Also, we are grateful for the wonderful media coverage of the fabulous Clique exhibit:
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Courier-Post: 
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Special thanks to all those at ArtPride, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Perkins Center for the Arts, and Frank Weiss, Bill Horin & all their team at ArtC.

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