Picking the Brush Up: Jeanne Andrzejewski

By Amanda Cirocco / May 1, 2018

Jeanne Andrzejewski first heard of One River School of Art + Design in Frisco, TX during the fall of 2017. Andrzejewski’s background has always been art, in fact, her parents recognized her need to create at an early age. However, she was hesitant to start painting again. “I have been taking art classes since I…

One River School Spotlight: Jonathan Stafford

By Amanda Cirocco / April 27, 2018

Jonathan Stafford joined the One River School corporate team back in August 2017 as the Marketing Coordinator in Englewood, NJ. Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Jonathan had an interest in art from a young age, taking multiple photography classes and having his work featured in the US Capitol as part of the Congressional Art Competition. This…

The Art of the Studio Visit

By Catherine Haggarty / April 25, 2018

I know studio visits are very important – being an artist and a curator this is a huge part of my schedule and my life. Getting a studio visit can be tough, particularly from a gallery you like or an art dealer you want to work with. It is possible to get your art heroes…

One River Spotlight: Kristin Stazzone

By Amanda Cirocco / April 11, 2018

Kristin Stazzone grew up in Tewksbury, a small town in central New Jersey. She graduated from High Point University in North Carolina in 2016 with a B.A in Studio Art and minor in Events Management. In late January of 2018, she started working at One River as an Assistant Director for our new Millburn location which…

Hot Mud Arts and Music Festival

By Jesse Greenberg / April 7, 2018

In April of 2017 I closed my gallery, 247365 in the Lower East Side. High rent and a falling art market pushed our modest operation to an end. This story was common and happening to many of our peers galleries all over the city, so I didn’t feel alone. Though there was an upset feeling…

One River Spotlight: Claire Widman

By Amanda Cirocco / March 31, 2018

As far back as Claire Widman can remember, drawing was her passion. Growing up in Mohegan Lake, NY, drawing was her way of “opening doors into friendships”. As a child, art was part of her “identity,” both inside and outside of the classroom. Widman went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree from Sacred…

Creating What is Missing

By Catherine Haggarty / March 27, 2018

I don’t believe in waiting for opportunities. I think in many ways creating what is missing from your respective world is the best way to navigate personally and professionally. For me, it drives my paintings and also my professional life as a curator and lecturer. In many ways, One River School is the perfect model…

One River School Spotlight: Zoe DeJesus

By Amanda Cirocco / March 16, 2018

Zoe DeJesus joined One River School of Art + Design team in May of 2017 as an Assistant Director at the Englewood, NJ location. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she received her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and communications. As an Assistant Director, one of her main responsibilities is membership coordination,…

One River Spotlight: Leela Prendergast

By Amanda Cirocco / March 10, 2018

Leela Prendergast joined the One River School team in Englewood, NJ back in September 2017 as an Assistant Director. She grew up in Freehold, New Jersey and later attended Rutgers University where she graduated from the Mason Gross School in 2016. At One River, she is responsible for marketing, reporting, event planning, and assisting with…

Behind The Canvas: Isabella Pineda

By Amanda Cirocco / March 6, 2018

Isabella Pineda is an Art Effect, Teen Art Shuffle Plus student and a teaching assistant at One River School in Englewood, New Jersey. She is seventeen and grew up in Palisades Park, NJ. She began taking classes at One River over a year and a half ago. “I would always see One River on my…