Saturday, November 13, 2010

Welcome Paula

Stones by Paula
Local artist Paula Murchison is now a member of the Philip Hone Gallery.
Her work has been chosen for the meticulous & unusual wiring technique applied.
Quality, craftsmanship and wow!
Five original works include this stunning ~ Shell & Turquoise Necklace, (shown) a show stopping stunner for only $90.00. Close to 30 pieces of shell including six large turquoise stones and four small ones.
Her work is unique and for those who want that statement piece.
Welcome aboard Paula, I can't wait to wear mine!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Ms. Suzannah Hadorn!

Another woman of Substance:
Suzannah Rhea Hadorn!
Whose birthday is today…

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. ~Author Unknown

As most artists paint what they are familiar with like their surroundings.
Suzannah is a unique artist with a secure sense of self. As a friend once wrote… “she is not about producing measurable recognizable results.” She draws from the inside… her soul.
More commonly known as shamanic drawings; she paints the spirits of that which are on her journey. The journey is seen relating to the 7-non physical senses, energy and the power of transcendence. Either personal or communal the drawings reflect the imagery the artist experiences.
This type of creating has been described as extremely hard.
As previously written:
This takes a lot of contemplation and courage to move beyond the restrictions of what we have been conditioned to think something objectively is. She passes through many veils in order to expose her uniqueness. Ms. Hadorn has an extraordinary artistic gift and with it she exercises the freedom needed to bring that gift from deep inside herself into the body of her works on paper. Her art is about soul searching, and connecting to the energetic pulse of what is going on around her.

Although she has shown her work in NYC, Brooklyn and various Pennsylvanian Art galleries, and two documentaries have been made about her…
I am proud and honored to have her here, at the Philip Hone Gallery, and above all to call her my friend.
I hope you all enjoy her works, Au Revoir! Caroline

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nancy Wells Shadow Trees

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Henry David Thoreau
Some more photos from our show; “Four Women of Substance”

The work is titled; Shadow Trees an original design written and illustrated by Nancy Wells.

First I would like to write a little about each artist. I always find that when I am reviewing a work of art; it is helpful to know about the artist themselves. The artist’s direction and vision have always been a lingering factor to reviewing a work of art.
After doing a community show together last year, we all found out that our mutual friend was suffering with a tragic disease, Alzheimers. We talked about how horrible it was because this artist is so talented and to top that off; she was a strong, creative force within our community. She volunteered many of hours promoting the arts.
So as women of substance…
We wanted to do something, thus began our road... “the one less traveled”
The simple decision to do something for a wonderful friend, as a way we could honor, cherish, and show her our gratitude for all she is.
The woman we honor with this show is our dear friend; Gabriel Feldman.

So, the first woman that I thought of, whom I would love to work with was Nancy Wells. She is an extremely talented and gifted artist with a heart of gold. I see her as my mentor and friend, the artist I strive to be. When I asked her, without any hesitation she agreed to help me. She organized and gathered these fabulous women together for our first meeting. Worked tirelessly on promoting the show and did the invitations…
Thank you! Nancy
Again, your hardwork, determination and friendship mean so much me.

The piece photographed is called: Shadow Trees
A combination of poetry and visuals which are both done by Nancy.

a little sampling of her words…

Shadow trees living
Hurting inside
Hearts seeing
Wrestling with why?

Granny knots
Inwardly loving
Outwardly aware

Dream activators

Shadow trees
Dream activators
Precious moon blossoms
Slip into the night
Waiting for your definition

Well for the rest of the poem...
you will need to come in and read the whole book!
and sip some tea with us.

Unlike the sentiment of the poem at the top of the page by Thoreau;
Nancy truly lives a life of passion and creativity.
I hope to share the tidbits of her work here; along with the rest of the work in the show!
until tomorrow keep creating!
au revoir, Caroline

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New artist Scott Matern

I am proud to announce our new artist Scott Matern, whose style and meticulous attention to detail are a true treasure to our gallery. These two paintings are for sale and available at the gallery. I am looking forward to watching this phenomenal artist work.

Oil Paintings by Scott Matern
Snowplow 40x50 $4800.
Untitled Street Scene 30x42 $3700.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nancy Wells and Gabriel Feldman

Nancy Wells & Gabriel Feldman...
A magical night, a stunning exhibit!
A little peak…
Into the women and works I admire!
A treasure chest of Art on Exhibit through October 21st!

These women inspire me to continue,
to live passionately
to have patience and enjoy the little things...
To be the best, and to do what I LOVE!
To keep creating and be original...
To Live in the Magic of Life and follow your passion!
Keep Creating!
Stay tuned for more images/pictures from the show!
or stop by and visit me!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Four Women of Substance

Posting this month's show, classes and our events:

Four Women of Substance:
Gabrielle Feldman
Suzannah Rhea Hadorn
Joan Hill
Nancy Wells

Artist Reception
Thursday, September 16, 6-8pm
Exhibit continues through October 21st, 2010
742 Main Street
Honesdale, PA 18431 570-253-5577

The excitement continues at the Philip Hone Gallery
with new additions to our monthly line up.
Scroll down to find out more about our classes and events!

Announcing our new classes:
(Paper cutting)
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sept 15th, 22nd & 29th
Teacher: Pat Baker Smith
Originating in Germany around the 17th Century, Scherenscnitte was an
economical form of decorating birth records, marriages, and special milestones in
their lives. Each piece is meticulously hand cut from paper, samples of this traditional art form can be scene in museums throughout the country.

(Tole painting)
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00pm
Sept. 16th, 23rd & 30th
Teacher: Pat Baker Smith
Rosemaling is another traditional European art form
dating back to the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Traveling artists would create these treasures from farm house to
farm house, and paint in trade for room and board.
Today’s more modern forms are called “Tole painting.”
Which are normally done on tin ware.
$25.00 for 1 class & $15.00 material fee or save on all 3 classes $60.00
& $15.00 material fee.

Drawing Class:
Teacher: Caroline Denaro
Starting September 23rd Thursday’s 4-6pm
The first hour will be working on principles and concepts of drawing; the second
hour will be spent on a finished piece of their choosing. The cost of the group
session will be $10.00.

September EVENTS

The Artist’s Lounge:
September 15th, 5-7pm.
The Wayne County Arts Alliance and the Philip Hone Gallery
would like to welcome all artists from the novice to the professional.
A gathering of artists sharing information and supporting the art community.
Each month, we will have a new “free” demonstration.
Come join us and bring your current work for discussion.
The artist lounge provides an opportunity for artists
to network and share their ideas.
Refreshments will be served.

The Drum Circle
September 24th, 6:30-8pm
Come join us for an enjoyable evening of music and community!
Our Drum Circle is lead by musician and artist; Thomas Deerheart.
Thomas's beautiful drums are pictured here.
This event is open to all!
Visual artists!
Come, sketch the musicians!
Bring your sketch pad, camera, your choice!
We’ve had more than one artist sketching away
during our events and it is always
welcome and encouraged!
Refreshments Served

Evening of the Arts:
September 25th, 6-9pm.
Music ~ Stephen Faubel
Scheduled writer: Glenn of Trees
A monthly gathering of the Arts!
Music, Poetry and Art!

We are also looking for new artists for the next rotation! Please call and schedule and appointment.
742 Main Street
Honesdale, PA 18431 570-253-5577

If any further information is needed please call the gallery or email me directly

Friday, August 6, 2010

About Town in Honesdale: Table Talk

Our local businesses and artists are joining together for the annual Summer Art Project called “Table Talk!” The Wayne County Arts Alliance has been doing the event for seven years, each year with a new fun project the artists can creatively paint & decorate, sponsored by a local business. Each business sponsors an Artist and the “table-project” is presented in front of each business for a month, and then put up for auction. Benches, Deer, Clocks and this year with our thoughts on recycling and reusing,each table has been revived into a one of a kind, “masterpiece!” This is the WCAA’s major fund raiser of the year. It’s a fun and festive event with something for everyone.
First let me tell you a little about the Wayne County Arts Alliance. The WCAA is an artist founded, non-profit organization dedicated to “enriching our community through the arts. They have programs and events geared to promoting the “arts awareness.” Some examples are: the public art project “Table Talk”, the open studio tour (last weekend), student & community art classes, the Sunday night cinema, scholarships, arts camp, tune and tales, writer’s workshops, the artist’s lounge, music program, roots & rhythm music and art festival, so many great programs.

I hope I didn’t forget anything! I am sure you will all write and let me know.
Over 45 tables will be auctioned off on Saturday, August 28th at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley PA. The event opens at 6:00pm for the public preview and the bidding starts at 7:00pm punctually.
This is a great way to support the arts and grab yourself and original work of art. The pictures are from the other day, in the Honesdale Park; hope you enjoyed a little peak!
Keep creating! Caroline
Photograph: Linda Cobb (Zentangle fame)
Table by Kathy Morawski
We have her LOVE ROCKS here!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A behind the scenes peek! John DiGiorgio's Stunning Photograph of Eagles

A behind the scenes peek! John DiGiorgio's Stunning Photograph of Eagles
Just a sneak peek at our recent commission for a very special client!

John DiGiorgio’s photograph enlarged and being installed, I was totally impressed by the professionalism and quality of work, done by Bob Lizza.
A huge kudos to the team!
His assistant Betsy was a sweetheart, completely perfect!
He did a fabulous job enlarging and installing this stunning work of art!
More of John DiGiorgio’s work can be found here
And at our gallery!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The images are of Estandies Gomez a talented painter and friend.

some words of wisdom...
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~T.S. Eliot

Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~Author Unknown

Keep Creating!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mourning Our Loss

The art is from my dear friend Charles Woods, whom without his support and encouragement I wouldn’t be here. Thank you.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

A human life is a story told by God. ~Hans Christian Andersen

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
~Author Unknown

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

For some moments in life there are no words. ~David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

As the night falls so does my heart, I miss you dear Stephanie.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Persistence, Determination, and Preserverance

Recent artwork by Charles G. Woods

Quotes to live by:
Persistence, Determination, and perseverance…

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

All artwork is available.
Wishing you all a creative and inspiring day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Connections Magazine's Artscene Show!

Featured original artwork by Eileen Williams, Moonlight Passage
Available at the show!

The Philip Hone Gallery proudly presents

The Connections Magazine
9th Artscene Gallery
Opening Reception - Cocktail Party!
TONIGHT - May 6th 5-7pm
Featured Artists:
Eileen Williams, Andrea Rimberg, Diana Lesser
And Director: Lucille Norella

Be sure to add this month’s events to your calendar!
The Drawing Circle May 11th 5-8pm,
The Drum Circle May 16th 4-6pm,
The Artist’s Lounge May 19th, 5-7pm,
The Evening of the Arts May 29th 6-9pm!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~Author Unknown

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." ~Dan Rather

The images are from the talented Nancy Wells, retired teacher from the School of Visual Arts, my alma mater!
The images are from a book she has done.

A shout to all the Honesdale High School Students who participated in the Connecting Community Show! Wow!! The work is fantastic! The show was a fabulous success! You even made the local news! Channel 13!
Bravo students!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More photos by Debra Fedchin!

Here are some incredible pictures that our own photographer; Debra Fedchin shot of our friend Thomas Deerheart (Drum Circle) and his gorgeous drum collection!
Just to let you know…
Thomas created all the drums you see in these photos!
Obviously, another incredible art form onto itself, those beautiful drums!
Thomas explains so eloquently his merging of the essences of the earth, animals, and man topped off with the magic of music into each drum!
And his tender belief that after he is gone…
Each piece would be shared,
used and even handed down for generations to come.
This just signifies the depth of his passion...
Dear Thomas; I wish to thank for always bringing it!
The fun and above all your friendship!
Best Wishes and continued blessings with Maya's new shop!
"The Sanctuary of Oils"
Open House
Saturday - May 1
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Come visit the Sanctuary and sample a blend!
followed by spontaneous Beltane (May 1) Drum Circle
Bring your own drum or percussion instrument
if you have one?
Open House is free.
Donations for the Drum Circle are welcome.

I had a great time! Again!
Thank you!
For more of Debra Fedchin’s Photos,
her work can be purchase here at the PHGallery, and check out other work at Flickr:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Debra Fedchin - Photo Journalist!

A photo journalist, Debra Fedchin!

I am so excited to introduce her to you;
She is an effervescent lady whom I am happy to have with us!
I just love her color combinations and vibrancy!
And I am so envious of her dedication;
I will share with you her flickr account until you get here!
Take some time to drop in and see her work in person!
Keep Creating!

Pass on this month’s children’s contest topic is “April Showers –Spring!”
Hope to see fresh new faces handing in their work!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Announcing "The Artist's Lounge"

"After Party" - Charles Woods

“The Artist’s Lounge”
April 14th 5-7pm
The Wayne County Arts Alliance and the Philip Hone Gallery
Would like to welcome all artists from the novice to the professional!
A gathering of artists sharing information and supporting the art community!
Come join us and bring your current work for discussion!
The artist lounge provides an opportunity for artists
to network and share their ideas !
Each month we will have a new artist demonstrate something new!
April’s Topic:
“ATC’s - Artist Trading Cards”
Our guest artist will be
Michelle Doty Erbach
Demonstrating ATC’s
A small original piece of art created with the
intention of swapping!
Find out about this new craze!
Refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Georgia Chambers

Georgia Chambers:

Not just one of my artists but also a friend, Georgia Chambers.
She is crazy intelligent & talented to boot.
A lady whose kindness and artistic drive are envious to say the least!
Her imaginative works are inspiring for all;
from the magical children’s designs
to the passionate cityscapes and rural landscapes!
Her work is a gift to me!
Thank you!

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, March 29, 2010

Interns Wanted

Applications are now being accepted for Interns:

Our dear intern Bryan has moved on to greener pastures:
Studying in Japan!
Congratulations Bryan, We wish you all the best in life!

This brings me to our announcement:
We are now taking applications for an intern position.
The PH Gallery is looking for talented students to work on
Events & Shows, Internet and Marketing.
Please send resume with samples of your work to: or

A little sneak peak at our vintage jewelry collection!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring – Robert Sepanak

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Bringing you only the best: Robert Sepanak original works…
My first real supporter, with whom I owe a great deal of gratitude for his continued support and trust in me!
I am personally amazed by the detail in his work!
And he is absolutely the kindest, down to earth, of any artist I’ve ever encountered!
Wishing you nothing but the best…

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crystle Slavy

Welcome photographer Crystal Slavy,
a fellow student from the School of Visual Arts!
a link to her website:

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~Terri Guillemets