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Freedom! LES Arts Festival June 2012

May 16th, 2012 5 comments

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
group art show
May 23 – June 30, 2012
@ Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave – Lobby
NYC 10003
(between 9/10 Sts)

Here’s a link to the Press Release for this show

This painting will be shown full size on canvas, as a triptych. This is a first!

“Early tulips @ TSq Park” ©2012 Lauren Edmond
showing as a triptych: 17X27″ on canvas
also available 16X12″ on canvas

The tulips were especially early this Spring, starting in mid February. Early for NYC! This is from mid March 2012.

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“Crocuses @ 6BC Botanical Garden” © 2011 Lauren Edmond
16×12″ on canvas

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“Flowerhenge @ 6BC Botanical Garden” © 2012 Lauren Edmond
16×12″ on canvas

Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the show.


November 3rd, 2011 1 comment

Join the

Group Art show @ Theater for the New City
November 4 – December 31, 2011
Opening Reception: November 9, 2011
@ Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave – Lobby
(bet 9th & 10th Sts)
New York, NY 10003

I have 3 paintings in the show to PROTEST the general lack of environmental awareness, and the imbalance between masculine and feminine values in our culture.

“Red Wall @ 6BC, fall 2010” © 2011 Lauren Edmond

“Red Tree @ Tompkins Square DogRun, fall 2010” © 2011 Lauren Edmond

“Red Maple @ 6BC, fall 2010” © 2011 Lauren Edmond

PROTEST Artist Statement:


iPROTEST the imbalanced value judgment
of beautiful Mother Nature as lightweight
iPROTEST the immediate dismissal of flowers,
trees, parks, and gardens as “not meaningful art”
iPROTEST disenfranchised artists who do not
have the credentials to impress the power elite
clients of gallerists.
iPROTEST separative judgments based on
self-serving lies
iPROTEST the ongoing threat to NYC’s community
gardens from parasitic developers
iPROTEST by showing my 3 reddest paintings,
red being the color of life
and, i am PRO parks and gardens and art and artists!


Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents
a visual arts exhibit curated by CAROLYN RATCLIFFE
featuring the works of Artists:
Amy Cohen Banker , David Barish, Elliot Berke, Lois Carlo , Kathy
Creutzburg, Peter Cramer, Carla Cubit, Dennis Edge, Lauren
Edmond, Haim Elisha, Galante, Alan Gastelum, Susann Ferris-Jones,
Randy Jones, Hieke Krebs, Charles Krezell, Kathleen McDermott,
Jerry Pagane, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Mike Rimbaud, Gene Reynolds,
Bonnie Rosenstock, Morena Saenz, Suki Weston, Suzanne Wilde,
Laura Zelasnic
The exhibit explores concepts and issues of Protest! in painting,
photography, sculpture, mixed media and text. Demonstrations have
spread across the globe as people demand changes – a refusal to
accept the status quo of dictatorships, corporate greed and laying
waste to the environment. Join us for our
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30-8pm
Dates: November 3-December 31, 2011
Gallery: M-S. 4-8 PM, Sun. 3-5pm (& is wheelchair accessible)
Address: 155 First Ave, New York, NY 10003
Public Transportation: Bus-M 8 &15; Subway: R, 6, F, & L
This program is made possible in part by public funds from The NYC Dept. of
Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the New York City Council-(Many thanks
to Rosie Mendez, NYC Councilperson)

Festival of the Arts: May-June 2011

May 15th, 2011 2 comments

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
May 25 – June 19, 2011
Opening Reception: May 25 from 5:30-8PM
Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave (9/10)

Click for Press Release and more info

Here are my 3 paintings for this show. They will be shown stretched on canvas.

Lena’s Red Rose at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Purple Iris at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Ruffled Iris at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Preservation: Preserve or Forget

November 24th, 2010 No comments

This show was at the Theater for the New City from December 2010 – January 2011 as part of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative.

5 of my paintings were selected for this show by its curator, Carolyn Ratcliffe.

These paintings were all fully “renovated” for this show. By that I mean I repainted them, creating very different paintings.

All 5 paintings are of landmark buildings in the East Village, NYC. 3 of them are on this blog. I’ll try to post the other 2, but I get busy!

The street scene is Avenue B & 10th St, which includes the Charlie Parker House (white when i made the painting) and the Cristadora on the right.

Next is St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on 10th St and Avenue A, which is inspired by the sunset.

And there’s the famous St Marks Church (located on 2nd Avenue & E 10th St, NYC), with a strong presence in any season, this is early fall as the leaves begin to change.

They are all here (in low res) so you can see them long after the show is over.

Fall on 10th & B © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Greek Church at sunset © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

St Marks Church in early Fall © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

**these are low res versions. visit Lauren Edmond’s online gallery or email for prices and purchasing.

LES Festival of the Arts

May 17th, 2010 No comments

LES Festival of the Arts show at Theater for the New City
May 26 – August 31, 2010

Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave
in the Lobby

This show has been extended through August 31, 2010

Art Party!! Monday evening, August 16, 2010 in the Lobby of the Theater for the New City. Art&Refreshments! 6-9pm.

The party was such a success, we may have one every Monday night. Thanks to Davidof for the wonderful music, as always;-)

I’ve shown this painting before, but some paintings just want to be seen!

“new year’s day” © 2005 by lauren edmond

This one looks best printed, and it was lost in a haze of glare at the last show, so here it is again with better lighting

“south at sunset” © 2007 by lauren edmond

And something I’m showing to everyone for the first time: Bowery fall 2009:

Yellow Bowery © 2010 by lauren

Tompkins Square: Here and Beyond

January 27th, 2010 2 comments

“Here & Beyond” The Artistas de Loisaida show at the Tompkins Square Library Gallery

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Artistas de Loisaida presents: Tompkins Square: “Here & Beyond”
February 1 – 27, 2010 at the Tompkins Square Library Gallery

Here are my 4 paintings from Here and Beyond, February 2010

“Park2B” © 2007 by Lauren Edmond


“South at sunset” © 2007 by Lauren Edmond


“Tompkins Square Library, spring” © 2009-2010 by Lauren Edmond
Since I painted and posted this painting, proposed NYC Library cuts are threatening to close to the doors on Tompkins Square Library. This is one of the largest Libraries in NYC and can host the largest groups; closing the Tompkins Sq Library also closes programs for children and learning and artistic facilities for the entire community.


“Tompkins Square Goddess, Fall Sunset” © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the show! Seeing them printed in person still rocks:-!!!

The Bowery: Then and Now

November 9th, 2009 No comments

If you didn’t get to see the art show at the Bowery Mission 100 Year Anniversary in October 2009, you’re in for a treat! Here’s a show of photographs dating back to the 1800s, and continuing through… NOW! The show includes photographs and paintings by local NYC artists. Enjoy! The slideshow is in TimeOut New York

TimeOut New York: the Bowery: photos-of-the-bowery-now-then

Here are my 2 paintings from this show:

“rising rooftops” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond


“hollyhocks in the park” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

Hope you enjoy the show!

Howlin’ Trees…. they’re back!

October 27th, 2009 No comments

Since so many people enjoyed my Howlin’ Trees…

They’re emerging from the vault to haunt & howl at Planet One for the next few weeks.

There will also be new NIGHT paintings of Tompkins Square park.


Planet One
Halloween eve, Friday October 30, 2009 from 5:30-8PM
76 E 7 St (between 1st &2nd Sts) NYC
212 475-0112 (planet one); 212 979-1996 (lauren’s cell)

The old trees of the parks continue to dwindle, they fall and leave;-) Some have fallen due to disease, others to storms, others just to old age. This ancient tree stands on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B, across from St Brigid.

Here’s Howlin’ Tree fall_from_b

“Howlin’ Tree” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

St Brigid is an 1850s Irish famine church saved from destruction by the people of the East Village in 2007. Ochre yellow, it sits on the southeast corner of Tompkins Square. When it was scheduled to be torn down, the people took action. What finally saved the church was an anonymous donor. Renovation is supposed to begin, meanwhile it is still closed, and still standing!


“Full Moon over St Brigid” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

The night had me enchanted! Walking through Tompkins Square can feel like walking through a forest, a journey that takes you through the maze of paths and howlin’ trees, and finally back out onto the city streets. But when you resurface, you have the distinct impression you’ve been someplace else.

This night scene is the view (southwest) from the dog run in Tompkins Square, with the Crescent Moon rising.

“Crescent Moon over the dogrun” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Fall night in Tompkins Square is magical. Changes happen you aren’t fully aware are happening! You walk into the park in one mood, and come out in another place. This is the middle of the park, those old tree limbs have seen a lot of history.

“Fall twilight in the park” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

Hope you can come to the show! There’s a magical transformation that happens when they’re printed in high resolution on beautiful cotton rag– and framed! And hanging in a gallery;-)

The show will be on view starting Friday, October 30 for a few weeks only!
Please email me to receive an invitations

Enjoy the colors!



October 6th, 2009 No comments

There’s an interesting ‘salon’ style show hanging at the Tompkins Square Library called MENAGERIE: Creative ExPression of the Lower East Side 2009. It was curated by Shell Sheddy and will be hanging through October 30.

With 40 prolific artists participating, there is art everywhere! And– there are scheduled performance, poetry, and films every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Info will be on facebook.

Here are my 3 paintings in MENGERIE: Creative ExPressions of the Lower East Side 2009


6th St Botanical Garden, in spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


The WIllow at La Plaza, early spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


“Peachtree at La Plaza” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond