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Auction Previews & News

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  • Press Release
    Gratz Gallery to Host Online Art Auction

    “THE STREAM”: This painting by Daniel Garber is one of more than 130 works of art to be featured in the Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio Modern Art and Fine American Paintings online auction on March 17. A special preview day is Saturday, March 16, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the gallery in Doylestown, Pa. On March 17, at 11 a.m., Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio is again partnering with for its second Modern Art and Fine American Paintings Auction. The online auction will include more than 130 lots of works by American and international artists. Included are a selection of fine American paintings and an array of impressionist, realist, modern art, abstract and surreal, and decorative art as well as small, unknown treasures and gems. The online catalog is available for viewing at, where there is also a direct link to the live auction site at Works included in the auction reflect a selection from a wide spectrum of art genres, from the 19th to 21st century. The gallery offers a varied selection of paintings, etchings, drawings, sculptures, and frames. Featured are American artists such as Walter Emerson Baum, Paulette Van Roekens, John Pierce Barnes, Henry Snell, Frederick Harer, Emile Gruppe, Arthur Meltzer, Harry Bertoia, and Clarence Carter, as well international artists such as Peter Howell, Thomas Sherwood LaFontaine, and Raymond Douillet-Chevoleau. It is an online exclusive auction, held in cooperation with the auction platform Interested bidders must register and place bids with their online auction collaborators. allows for both absentee and live real-time online bidding. Gratz Gallery is able to extend a low buyer’s premium to its clients, offering very competitive estimates on this inventory of fine American and modern paintings. A special preview day is Saturday, March 16, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio, 5230 Silo Hill Road, Doylestown.

  • Press Release
    Trisha Vergis Exhibit at Gratz Gallery

    “PANSIES”: Works by local artist Trisha Vergis are now on view at the Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio in Doylestown, Pa. The exhibit runs through the end of the year. Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio in Doylestown, Pa., now presents a special summer exhibition of works by local artist Trisha Vergis. Vergis, born in 1962, is an American painter, master woodcarver, and conservator based in Hunterdon County and Bucks County, Pa. Having studied her craftsmanship and painting skills at institutions including Ursinus College, PAFA, Moore College of Art, and Philadelphia College of Art, as well as in her apprenticeships with master carvers, painters, and conservators, her talent was awarded with the 2017 Best of Show at Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum; Best of Show and First Place awards at Tinicum Arts Festival; and numerous inclusions at Phillips Mill Exhibitions. In addition, she has exhibited in solo shows throughout her career. As a realist painter, she paints her surroundings; local landscapes; activities; people; and seasonal fruits, flowers, and vegetables. This realist approach to painting ranges from Fauvism, heightened colors with aggressive brush work, to trompe-l’oeil (trick of the eye), realistic imagery creating the optical illusion of three dimensions. “I feel my job as an artist is to bring joy,” said Vergis. “I try to become very close with my subject, creating an intimate and parallel presence for the viewer. Painting, like dreaming, becomes about making personal connections to observations, memories, and impressions. My intention is to engage the viewer to experience the nuances of the subject.” To create color harmony in her paintings, Vergis paints with a very limited palette and sculptural brushstrokes.  As a plein air and studio painter, she prefers to paint alla prima (wet on wet). Trisha Vergis’ special exhibition will be on view through the remainder of the year at Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio, 5230 Silo Hill Road, Doylestown, Pa.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 – 6 p.m., and by appointment.