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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.

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

Recent paintings: fall 2010

January 22nd, 2011 No comments

Tompkins Square, November view south © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Bittersweet Sunday, Tompkins Square Park © 2010 by Lauren Edmond
This painting is from the edge where summer meets fall, yellow leaves are starting to be everywhere, lit by the late afternoon sun coming across the park lawn.

Recent paintings: fall 2009/winter 2010

January 21st, 2011 No comments

Tompkins Square bluetime view of Empire State © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Tompkins Square Christmas Tree in the snow © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Goddess of Tompkins Square, fall sunset © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

3rd Street and the Full Moon © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Yellow Bowery © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Red barn on 82 © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

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!


Veronica’s house

October 25th, 2009 No comments

Welcome to Veronica’s house, “Spring water”.

Actually, Spring Water is the home of Veonica and Andrey, and their dog Gracie.

It’s a log cabin they recently built in North Carolina. In building their deck, Veronica refused to remove a tree that was “in the way” and instead opted to build the deck around the tree, thereby honoring the tree and making her home even more unique. It was inspiring! So when she asked me if she could commission a painting of her home, the answer was YES!

Veronica and I met online about 10 years ago. And although we live in different parts of the country, we continue to stay in touch. Using the internet, I was able to send her sketches of her painting in progress, and we both thought it would be fun to share this on the blog. So here is the painting-in-progress, and there will be more posts as it progresses. Meanwhile, here are the first 3 versions of “Spring Water: Veronica’s house” ….

This is the initial sketch,

The first version:

How it looks today, Sunday, October 25, 2009:

“Spring water” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Latest installment: Monday, November 16, 2009:

“Spring water” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

More to come…. !

Visit Lauren’s online gallery and see more paintings….


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

And one more makes 4

September 3rd, 2009 No comments

Carolyn and the Artistas liked my 3 Howlin’ Trees and asked for one more. Now there are 4 hanging in the gallery at Theater for the New City. The show runs through September 30. The reception is September 9 from 5:30-8pm. It’s festive!

Here’s the 4th in the series of Howlin’ Trees.

Fall twilight in Tompkins Square Park © 2006 by Lauren Edmond