November 20, 2020, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Studio B Art Gallery, Boyertown will host its sixth “Friday Night LIVE at the B” and will feature Gallery Director Susan Biebuyck and fine artist Gregory Didyoung.
Biebuyck will offer a time-lapsed demonstration of her painting process and tips and techniques on presentation of art for a gallery exhibit. “Artists—especially artists just getting started—are sometimes confused about a gallery’s protocol for preparing work for hanging in an exhibit,” she explained.
“For example, they are sometimes uncertain about which mediums require a frame, which mediums need to be presented behind glass, what ‘gallery-wrapped’ canvas is, and why sawtooth hangers are discouraged,” she continued. “Plus, I’m often asked about framing. I will share a technique that I think will be helpful,” she concluded.
Biebuyck established Studio B Art Gallery in 2008 and has curated and hung over one-hundred exhibits at Studio B and published seven books of poetry and prose and one artist members’ coloring book over the course of twelve years along with exhibits at alternate locations as part of the gallery’s “Members on the Road” initiative and at the request of other local art organizations. She is well-known for her artistry in creating a cohesive presentation of work that is diverse in style and medium.
Didyoung has received acclaim for his unique process of printing photographs on wood. Didyoung will be LIVE at the studio to present a video he created of his process.
Gregory Didyoung is constantly exploring new ways to create and display artwork. This desire for uniqueness led him to create Photograins, a process in which photographs and complex composite imagery are applied directly onto wood resulting in high-contrast prints against a subtle wood grain with beveled edges that seem to float off the wall.
Completing a 2,179-mi thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2010, Didyoung looked for a creative way to display the images he took along his journey directly onto wood.
He achieved success by modifying wide-format printers so images print directly onto the substrate. The prints are then UV sealed for protection. His works have won numerous awards and is an exhibiting artist at Studio B Gallery in Boyertown, and Art Plus Gallery in West Reading.
Susan Biebuyck is a highly-skilled painter who works in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pastels. She’s an artist who truly enjoys the journey of art. Currently working on theme-based exhibits with a common idea that knits them together, Biebuyck explains, “My art is about the pleasure of making art. When the end result is a good piece, it’s exciting. I truly feel art should be fun. However, being an artist is a full-time job.”
Biebuyck is a full time working artist who has prospered in her studio at The Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA, since its inception. She notes, “I could just as easily work from my studio at home, but I find a great deal of inspiration networking and connecting with other artists.” Susan has taught drawing and painting classes, served on the marketing and exhibition committees at Goggleworks, along with serving as Gallery Director at Studio B.
Trained at Kutztown University and after working as a commercial artist with years of design and illustration experience, she returned to her true passion: fine art. Her work has been sold to several national and international collections, received numerous awards, and is exhibited throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Studio B Art Gallery, located in the heart of historic Boyertown, is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to revitalizing small towns.
Studio B Art Gallery celebrates lifelong learning, creativity and personal involvement in the visual and communication arts and seeks to be a dynamic part of Boyertown community, a “go to” destination for learning, fun and friendship. The studio seeks to showcase the work of fine artists in themed exhibits—some juried, some open to all—and welcomes art in diverse media. In addition to art exhibits, workshops, and classes, Studio B also hosts activities and informal gatherings on assorted topics for small groups or meetings, gallery talks, and “Getting to Know You” opportunities.
Visitors are always welcome to view the changing exhibits; take lessons in the visual, literary, and communication arts offered by highly-trained local artists and teachers; and schedule small events or parties in its elegant facility. The studio proudly collaborates with the many unique businesses in the Boyertown community.