Sidetracks Art Gallery proudly announces its Ninth Annual Naked in New Hope exhibition, a major group show celebrating the facts and foibles of the human body; beginning with an Opening Reception on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015, and extending through October 31, 2015.  On that Saturday evening, from 6 to 9 PM, as in previous years, the portion of Stockton Avenue directly in front of the Gallery’s new location will be closed to traffic for the safety of the opening night crowd, and to provide space for outdoor refreshments and conversation


Other Special Events during the run of Naked in New Hope 2015 include a Gallery Talk and Live Body Painting.  Classic painter and teacher Patrick Connors of Philadelphia will be on hand Saturday evening, September 19, at 7:00 PM, to share his approach to painting, with examples taken from the six of his recent works, some of them studies, accepted for this exhibit.  New York City painter Fred Hatt will visit Sidetracks for First Friday, October 2, beginning at 8:00 PM, continuing his association with model Neil Fleischer for live body painting.


One hundred and eight artists will participate in this ninth year for NiNH – twenty Sidetracks Resident Gallery Artists, as well as guest artists both from Bucks County and from other parts of the nation.  Forty-six artists are showing at Sidetracks for the first time this year.


A stellar sculpture collection – in limestone, stainless steel, bronze, copper, terra cotta, stoneware, ceramic, polyclay and wood – will be on display.  Other media on view at Naked in New Hope will range from oil and acrylic to pastel and watercolor, charcoal to pen-and-ink and pencil, photography to etchings, collage to embossed paper, woodcut to linoleum cut, and that all-time favorite – mixed media.                        .


Sidetracks Resident Gallery Artists exhibiting in Naked in New Hope include: From Pennsylvania: Dave Hoke of Furlong, Aaron Kreydt of New Hope (NiNH featured artist in 2010);  Robert Steven Koffler of Cheltenham and Larry Wood of Wyalusing (NiNH featured artist in 2012); from New Jersey: Adam Capone (NiNH featured artist in 2014), Gary Bykowsky of Roebling (NiNH featured artist in 2010), Tai Lin of Linden, and Richard Stabbert of Red Bank;  from New York: Charles Devigne, Jane Henry and Patrick Webb (NINH featured artist in 2013) of Manhattan, Gay Malin of Delmar (NiNH featured artist in 2013), and McWillie Chambers of Catskill (NiNH featured artist in 2007); from Ohio, Campbell G. Paxton (NiNH featured artist in 2010 and 2013);from Colorado, G Thornton Hunter of Manitou Springs; from Florida, Tyrus Clutter of Ocala; from Massachusetts, Robert Henry (NINH featured artist in 2008) of Wellfleet; from Kentucky, Marsha Karagheusian of Ft. Mitchell (NiNH featured artist in 2014); and the estates of the late Norma Holt and Inge Klimpt.


Local Guest Artists from Pennsylvania include: Anthony Ortiz of Carversville; Joe Canto of Bethlehem; Mary Ann Dunwoodie of Catasaqua; William Earle of Coatesville; Robin Crowley, Tom Foral, Rich Grote, Steve Lease and Kathleen McSherry of Doylestown; Alexei Birykoff of East Vandergrift; Helena Domenic of Exton; Robert Noonan of Ferndale; husband and wife Betz and Jim Green of Flourtown; Michael Lee of Fountainville; husband and wife Charles and Nancy H. Schmidt of Ft. Washington; Frank Burd of Glenside; Kelly Vetter of Hillsboro; Stacie Speer Scott of Holicong; Warren Keyser and Phillip McLaughlin of Jamison; Paul McGinn of Kintnersville; Jan Wyatt of Lahaska; Krzysztof J. Bratun of Lansdowne; William Donlen III of Levittown; Eric Avery, G. F. Morgan. Gilberto Pereira and Barbara Zietchick of New Hope; Dan Comisky and David Rivera of Newtown; Kat Deiner of Pipersville; Hanna Aufschauer, Patrick Connors, Gerard DiFalco, Gina Gruenberg  and HannMartha Knox of Philadelphia; John Kreuzer of Quakertown; Felix Concepcion of Richboro; Steve Fabian of Sinking Spring; Reinhold Schwenk of Ube; and John Ennis and Michael V. Pascucci of Yardley.


From New Jersey: Yevette Hendler of Bloomsbury; Bill Wolak of Bogota, Rick Huff of Clementon; Sean Carney and Joy Kreves of Ewing; Susan Colbert of Fair Haven; Dorothy Fine of Flemington; Freddie Colon IV of Hamilton; Cathy Begg. Johanna Furst. Bill Jersey, Ramón Robledo (NINH featured artist in 2011)  and Annelies van Dommelen of Lambertville; Elizabeth Sowell-Zak of Lincroft; Steve Flom of Maple Shade; Sandy Klein  of Medford; Laurie Rubinetti of Milford; John Marcinkiewicz of New Brunswick; Joseph H. Dougherty and Steve Smith of Pennington; Simon Laufer and Judy Tobie of Princeton; Margery Cohen of Red Bank; Guy Ciarcia and John B. Visceglia of Ringoes; Lauren Curtis of Somerset; Luis Alves of South Orange; Iris Bachman of South Plains; Pat Feeney Murrell of South Plainfield; and Valerie Ziegler of Whitehouse Station. 


From New York: Dan McCormack of Accord; Stephanie Fuller, Samir Sobhy and Carolyn Weltman of Manhattan; and Anita Chimino of Staten Island.


Additional Guest Artists include: from Connecticut, Gina Ryan of Fairfield and David Schulz of Middletown; from Delaware, husband and wife Shoshana Pofelis and Raymond Brown of Wilmington; from Florida, Gregory Little of Oakland Park; from Georgia, Robert Sherer of Marietta; from Maryland, C. Robert Little of Baltimore; from Massachusetts, Jeanette Griffith of West Newbury; and from Virginia, Kelly Doyle Oakes of Charlottsville.


From 2007 now through 2015, Naked in New Hope has been privileged to exhibit the artworks of 411 individual artists.