Craft House Gallery
Our salon doubles as an art gallery. We love and thrive off the arts, and selfishly use our house to play host for our inspirational fuel. Our gallery is a not-for-profit space, simply offering our walls to display the art of others. We use our gallery openings as a way to connect with our neighors, make new friends, and support the artistic community. You are always welcome to stop by and view the current art!
Are you and artist? Are you looking to display your work? We love working with established or up and coming artists. Our gallery rotates every 6-8 weeks, and we’re constantly adding people to our future gallery space. Please drop us a love note below with your info so we can get your art out there for people to enjoy!
Current Hanging Artist
“Calm the Mind ... Satisfy the Soul ... Warm the Heart ... CREATE!
We put together unique workshops to awaken that ”creative spirit” within you. Art and creativity in any form is inspiring, it allows you to de-stress and unwind. We have been blessed with a passion to create, and want to share that passion with you. Our workshops, private parties, and fundraisers are the total package. It’s an experience, not just a project.
”Working with paints and mixing agents tests my ability to let go of expectations. I surrender to fluidity, allow the paint to effortlessly metamorphoses. My art simulates as a mirror. It manifests into creation and desire. When my thoughts are too abstruse to interpret, I create stories in the layers, like pages of a book. It is an honor to allow my passions evoke something within the spirit.” -Sara Tomasulo
Theresa Smith-Gjertsen, New Jersey native, born in 1979, is the youngest of eight multi-talented children. She grew up in East Brunswick in a farm house built by her father's family in 1890 and now resides in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Being surrounded and inspired by nature and visions that veer from the norm her entire life, Theresa pulls textures, patterns, and ideas that trigger familiar emotions. She matriculated at Mason Gross School of the Arts majoring in printmaking. A summer long internship in the fiber studio at Peter's Valley in Lincroft, New Jersey, also, inspired a love for paper-making. The lack of proper studio equipment for these two interests and strong need to create pushed her to paint, something she could do wherever and whenever with easily accessible tools. Additional computer training opened up opportunities in the fashion and home industry doing accessory and textile design for over ten years.
Within the past nine years, Theresa has acquired many local clients. In 2012, she created her own business, Identity Lab, to help other small businesses define a visual identity for their brand. These projects include logos, websites, interiors, advertising, buying, and merchandising.
A graduate of Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, Brandi Grooms Johnson began her career as a fine art photographer, and strives to capture the inner radiance and allure of her subjects. The New Orleans native’s photography exudes sensuality and romance. Blending her sultry, fine art style with an editorial lifestyle influence, Brandi’s work is elegant, spontaneous, and rich with beauty and emotion.
Brandi approaches her sessions with a romantic eye, playful charm, and an artistic edge, creating images that surpass the traditional. Her commitment to building a relationship with her clients, and connecting with them on a personal level, is what allows her to create such timeless imagery.
“Art. Apparel. Original. Paintings, prints, stickers, clothing, skateboards, mugs, murals, functional art and anything I can get my hands on.” -Skull Boy
Growing up with artists as parents, creative expression was encouraged in Calla's home. From this supportive atmosphere, Calla doesn't place parameters on how she creates. The materials she uses ranges from dying fabrics to the more traditional oil on canvas. Her artwork evolves with every stage of life she encounters. She has traveled throughout the United States for many years exploring this nation's hidden beauties. Her itch for travel brought her back home to New Jersey where she focuses on bringing her experiences to life. When looking at Calla's work it becomes apparent she uses art as an unfiltered mirror allowing us a glimpse into her ever-evolving perspective. "My artwork guides the subconscious mind, allowing it to expand. Thus, giving the overworked the freedom to feel unsurfaced emotion. I want the viewer to allow themselves to open up emotions that have been locked away." -Calla Breniak
Gabrielle Fazio is a self taught mixed media artist. Creating from a young age, she received “The Highest Academic Art Achievement Award” for her quirky, outlandish artistic style, while still in High School. When Gabrielle isn’t armed with a paint brush and canvas, she is known for taking her abilities to create some of the areas most flawless faces. Graduating at the top of her class, as a Master Makeup Artist/Special Effects Designer at Makeup Designory, NYC, whether it be an unblemished bride or the bride of Frankenstein, Gabrielle’s passion and talents always shine through. She is currently working on a multitude of large scale art projects while also diving into prom and wedding season.