Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tis the Season! Bringing you the Joy of snow covered trees at the Artful Deposit Gallery.

We are getting the gallery ready for the Holiday Season which means extended hours, gorgeous Winterscapes, and a Holiday Open House!

Please join us on Saturday, 12/15/18 from noon-7pm at
142 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City, NJ for some fine art and Holiday Cheer!

The artists of the Artful D are delivering and shipping  amazing works suited to be the perfect gift or addition to your collection.

Appointments available at most convenient times. Contact the gallery at 609 298 6970 or

On left: "Joy!" 14x12 oil/linen by Alan Fetterman, Bucks County Artist in Residence
Upper Right: "Hiding Behind the Snowy Juniper," 12x16 oil/board by Barbara Courtney Jaenicke, OPA, PSA

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Nearing the end of Summer, 2018.....

The Artful Deposit Gallery is fortunate to represent some of the strongest talent in the country, with many of the artists enjoying national and international acclaim as well.  It was not always this way. I opened the doors of the first Artful D in the Spring of 1986 in a bank building in a small town in Monmouth County, NJ.

I am humbled by the artists who believed in me and brought their extraordinary talent to my new gallery. They stood by me as I navigated through the growing pains of owning and operating a small business. I am forever grateful to the late Marge Levine, Hanneke deNeve, the late Stefan Martin, and Ken McIndoe for entrusting their artworks with me. This initial group of artists were key to the gallery's foundation and reputation.  Through perseverance and a whole lotta' luck I was then able to recruit painters like the late Joseph William Dawley, and the long list of talent goes on from there.

The painting above is from Ken McIndoe's archives. I love hearing Ken's stories as he described painting, "Sweet Emily," 41x72 on hand-stretched canvas, with his infamous lattice wood frame. He said he dragged two easels outside and painted this magnificent New Jersey landscape over the course of three days. Ken said," the forecast promised perfect weather, but that Sweet Emily did move around a little bit." This was painted in 1976.

We hope to see you soon in one-square mile, Historic Bordentown City, NJ. Our pocket gallery with the gold walls has gallery hours Wednesday through Sunday and appointments are available.

Happy rest of Summer, 2018 and Have an Artful Day!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Spring and Summer Series, 2018


The Spring season has finally arrived and with it comes beautiful blossoms and the promise of new beginnings. The Artful Deposit Gallery and The Inn at Fernbrook Farms have collaborated to bring you four very special evenings to join us for, "Dinner With the Gallery at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms."

The evening will begin with a Gallery Walk and Talk, hosted by CJ Mugavero, owner of the Artful D. The original works of art will be provided by the gallery represented artists, and will be held both inside the Inn and out on the grounds, depending on the month and the conditions.

Handcrafted seasonal meals inspired by the original works of art will follow, artfully created by Chef Christine Wendland of the Inn at Fernbrook Farms. The price is $45.00 per person, BYOB.

Blossom Dinner - Saturday, April 28, 2018
Garden Party - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Moonlight & Fireflies - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Endless Summer - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

These special evenings begin at 6pm

For tickets and reservations please contact the Inn at Fernbrook Farms at 609 298 3868 and

Looking forward to seeing you soon and Have an Artful Day!

*"In the Light of June," 24x31 pastel by Maria Marino, PSA

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Beauty of Winter at the Artful D.....

As we head into the 32nd year of the Artful Deposit Gallery, I continue to be in awe of the caliber of artists that I am honored to represent. I am surrounded by works that amaze and move me and know that art is a powerful force in this world.

For those of you that patronized the gallery in 2017 and prior years, thank you always! And for beginning art lovers and collectors, please consider becoming new patrons of the Artful D.....

Wishing you Peace and Beauty in this magical Winter season, and for a very Artful 2018!

*"A Winter's Passage," 24x31 original pastel by Maria Marino , Maryland
*"December, New Fallen Snow," 36x40 original oil by Alan Fetterman, Bucks County, Pa.
*"Snow Laden Juniper," 14x18 original pastel by Barbara Jaenicke, Oregon

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Extraordinary Talent in Pastel at the Artful D.....

The artists and the Artful Deposit Gallery are committed to offering the highest quality of original fine art with a price range that affords collectors to both begin and continue their collections.

The above works represent three of the six extraordinary talents that are Masters in Pastel....The Artful Deposit Gallery is proud to offer continual representation to Richard McKinley, Mike Beeman, AJ Wainright, Maria Marino, Barbara Courtney Jaenicke, and the late Marge Levine.

We look forward to your visit to our pocket gallery on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City, NJ.
Gallery Days are Wednesday through Sunday, and appointments are available for your convenience.

See you soon, and Have an Artful Day!

* "Serendipitous Light," 12x12 pastel by Maria Marino
* "View in the Distance," 12x24 pastel by AJ Wainright
* "Faded Glory," 12x18 pastel by Barbara Courtney Jaenicke

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Vibrant Colors of Summer....On View at the Artful D!

The Artful Deposit will be operating with extended gallery hours for the Summer Season!  The artists have been busy painting and many new works have been shipped or delivered from our plein air painters from around the country. If you are already a patron of the gallery, we look forward to your Summer visits, and welcome our new collectors to Historic Bordentown City, NJ or at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, NJ.

Remember to make reservations at one of our many award winning and signature eateries. It is easy to visit our Downtown Bordentown Association website at

See you soon at the Artful D., and as always we wish you an Artful Day!

*"Tangerine," 12x12 pastel by AJ Wainright, PSA, IAPS (MC)
*"Orange & Happy," 11x14 oil/glass by Alan Fetterman, Bucks County Impressionist
*"Summer Nocturne," 8x15 oil/board by Eleinne Basa, OPA

Sunday, March 5, 2017

"The Season of New Beginnings....".

Looking forward to this Spring, 2017 more than I ever remember before. I wonder if it is the freshness of Spring rain, young greens and buds, and the promise of new growth and new beginnings.

The Artful Deposit Gallery is filled with original works by artists that have continual representation. We pride ourselves with offering some of the strongest talent in the nation, and have acquired several artists that enjoy international acclaim. The gallery is committed to assisting the seasoned collector and we welcome the beginning collector to our pocket gallery with the stunning walls of gold. Appointments are available to explore your art interests and make your first art selection an exciting and informed one.

Make Spring, 2017 the Season of New Beginnings for yourself and for the Arts! Make an "art date" to a museum or gallery. Support live theater and dance. Make it a point to hear live music, and see if you can incorporate artists into your next event.

We look forward to your visit at 142 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City, New Jersey! and as always, I wish you a very Artful day!!!


*"Evening Moonlight,"  6x8 oil/board by Michael Budden
*"Grand Canyon," 20x24 oil/canvas by Ken McIndoe
*"The Chest," 36x36 oil/canvas by Louis Russomanno