canterbury black skimmer joe bergholm

canterbury black skimmer joe bergholm


PHOTO: Black Skimmer by Joe Bergholm

Canterbury Art Show
Labor Day weekend, September 2-4

RUMSON, NJ – St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church, is having the Fifth Anniversary of its annual Canterbury Art Show … a Tapestry of the Arts, and is highlighting one of the treasured artists who has participated in the art show every year.


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Joe Bergholm is a gallery-represented, award-winning artist from Red Bank. His paintings are held in private, municipal, and corporate collections, and have been published in North Books Light, “Acrylic Works – the Bet of Acrylic Painting”; Golden Paint New Product publications in Japan; and Studio Visit magazine, Volume 17.

Joe is also known for being “Artist in Residence” for the Red Bank Public Library’s monthly Artists’ Workshops, Past President of the Plein Air Painters/Jersey Coast, and is a registered teacher with the School of Color USA.

Joe Bergholm grew up in a family of artists, painting and sculpting as a child. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in engineering and to have a distinguished technical career with Bell Laboratories and AT&T. However, upon retirement he returned to his artistic roots, creating art to celebrate the beauty of our world and to appreciate the infinite variety in color and design.

He has studied with numerous local and national teachers and for the last six years, particularly with Scott Nickerson, specializing in painting the figure and portrait. On his own, he has specialized in understanding color, controlling drying times and creating texture on the painted surface with both representational and abstract art.

canterbury oceanic bridge joe bergholmPHOTO: Oceanic Bridge by Joe Bergholm

Come to the Canterbury Art Show over the Labor Day weekend, September 2-4 to see Joe’s artwork on exhibit for purchase. The artwork pieces shown are Joe’s submissions for the Juried Gallery for the 2016 art show.

Tickets to the Canterbury Art Show … a Tapestry of the Arts can be purchased in advance on the event web site or at the door each day. Daytime show tickets are $10 each and are good for all days of the show. Tickets to the Thursday, September 1st Meet the Artists reception are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The reception includes wine and hors d’doeuvres.   The purchase of a reception ticket provides the purchaser with free entry to the show every day.

For more information on the 2016 Canterbury Art show go to or email [email protected].


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