tenebruso shultes1IMAGE:  Leona Tenebruso-Shultes, “Early Harvest,” acrylic on canvas, 36x36”.

RED BANK, NJ - As leaves turn to new colors, the Art Alliance will be changing its windows and gallery show for October.

Colorful, lyrical abstract paintings by Leona Tenebruso-Shultes will be showcased. Inside the gallery, the walls will be hung with members’ works selected by the featured artist, who will award $100 for the best work in the show.

Leona Tenebruso-Shultes, a native of New York and a media professional, has lived in Monmouth County for over 20 years. Her work is inspired by the rhythms and energies of both the city and the countryside. An award-winning painter, her abstract work conveys depth and movement, with fresh, sophisticated color. She says, “I create the kind of paintings I like to live with, focusing mostly on color, texture and line work to express mood and emotion.”  The artist’s paintings are in private and corporate collections. A gallery of her works and more information is available at www.leonatenebruso-shultes.com.  

The show opens on Saturday, October 1 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition continues through October 27, and can be viewed during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the website at www.artallianceofmonmouth.org, or visit or call the gallery during operating hours, (732) 842-9403.

Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged.

Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year, $25 for students with i.d. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page.

Programming at the Art Alliance is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the arts.