Where does ART go after we create it? Sometimes it goes to a family member or friend. Sometimes it goes to a Museum. Hopefully it goes to someone who loves and appreciates it. But what about the art that doesn’t go anywhere? Art that is still with the Artist. Waiting for a home?
That is the question that took me in a new direction. Or another side direction.
Our family friend has a very talented Grandmother. So talented that she has won awards and her work has been in multiple Art Shows and Galleries during the 70s and 80s. But fast forward a few decades later and a large portion of her art is stacked neatly in her home. .
Toni Jauch has been an artist her entire life. She has had quite the prolific career spanning decades primarily focusing on landscape oil paintings, watercolors and sculpture. Toni was born in Illinois and educated in Europe. She first studied painting and sculpture with artist Peter Galioto, and pursued those interests at William Paterson College, the Montclair Museum Art School, the Summit Art Center and the Art Students League.
She exhibited as one of "20 Contemporary Women Artists of New Jersey" at Bernard Abelew Art Gallery in Fairfield, NJ and in 1983 displayed 50 of her paintings at a solo show at the Willowbrook Ministries Art Gallery in Wayne, NJ.
Toni is now in her 90’s and unfortunately not in great health. With the help of her grandson, we are slowly unearthing her art studio and showcasing her paintings and sculptures. Along the way we found her plethora of vintage art history books, instructional workbooks and art supplies, all preserved from the 70’s and 80’s.
Toni's award winning work of over 300 pieces is currently being catalogued and preparing for future Gallery Show and Sale.
So the question what does one do with an artist’s legacy?
Share it with the world.
Toni’s work is for sale on Basemeant WRX as well has her Etsy shop.
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