By Matt Ross / January 7, 2013

Things are starting to get fun.  Don’t get me wrong, over the last few months, as with any new business, there have been moments where I have scratched my head.  But, as I move into the New Year, it is amazing how many people have acknowledged how One River is helping to change the cultural…

New Year = New Inspiration

By Matt Ross / January 3, 2013

It’s so simple for me to talk about new inspiration.  I really believe in the power of reinventing yourself and fortunately I have had the ability to put my belief to work.   I don’t mean you need to do something radical like start a new art school or gallery.  Take a little bite out of…


By Matt Ross / December 17, 2012

I can’t seem to shake what occurred last week and I couldn’t write today without reflecting a bit.  Tragedy comes in many colors but rarely have we seen a shade so horrific.  Every day I get older I seem to be more grateful for the basic beauty of life and at the same time, I…

Art Fairs. It’s All About The Art

By Matt Ross / December 10, 2012

Art Fairs. It’s about the art.  Maybe I’m a purist and perhaps sometimes a little idealistic.  If you know anything about Art Basel week in Miami, most of what people talk about is the partying, the beautiful people, the great weather and a whole lot of fun.  But, after spending four days looking at hundreds,…

The Art Of A Home

By Matt Ross / December 3, 2012

Art exhibits are not all made equal.  Sounds simple, right?  Picasso at the Met is very different than going to a little gallery in Cape Cod. Last week we hosted an amazing fundraiser that I was so proud to have been part of.  The United Way of Bergen County is in the middle of a…


By Matt Ross / November 21, 2012

Gratitude.  Thanksgiving.  They obviously go together and I want to start this by thanking our new community of friends and advocates for supporting us and helping us get the word out.  I also want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Every year that ticks by I try harder and harder to consciously think…

Art Inspired

By Matt Ross / November 11, 2012

I’m art inspired.  Don’t know how I got there but I look at art now and hear music.  When I was younger like a lot of us I would obsessively listen to music for hours on end.  What I didn’t know is that what seemed so basic…this love for sound…was something that was really rooted…

Trenton Doyle Hancock Exhibition Opens Thursday At James Cohan

By Matt Ross / November 5, 2012

We have been following him for years and recently saw his work at Frieze in May.  Hancock is one of the most interesting artists out there…his colors, narrative and stories suck you.  in Check it out. http://t.co/02Z3x5BK His Art 21piece: http://t.co/6gGqhjTI James Cohan Gallery jamescohan.com Monday, November 5, 2012

Storm Thoughts

By Matt Ross / November 5, 2012

Not sure I had to look the definition for the term “storm”, but given what we went through I thought I would see what Mr. Wikipedia had to say: “A storm (Proto-Germanic *sturmaz “noise, tumult”) is any disturbed state of an astronomical body’s atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather.”  Well, not exactly how I would…

ART EFFECT… What’s This All About???

By Matt Ross / November 3, 2012

Our first student exhibition is going to happen at the end of the year and we are calling it Art Effect.    For the first time at One River, our students begin the task of creating art with the goal in mind of sharing it publicly with others. It is my belief that we should periodically…