Art at Straube Center

The Straube Center is Proud to Announce:


This two artist show features the beautiful works by:PD Swelt and Joy Sacalis

PD Swelt Her primary medium is watercolor, though she enjoys working in collage, pastels, colored pencil as well as pen and ink. She was introduced to multiple techniques and media when receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College allowing her to explore a wide range of subjects.
PD is a Signature Member of the Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS) and served on the GSWS Board. Her work has been shown throughout New Jersey and has received awards and acknowledgements from the Garden State Watercolor Society. “Garden Fantasia” (watercolor) won “Gardens of the Garden State” Poster Image Award and was used in all of the promotional materials for Edison Arts Society’s Fourth Annual Juried Art & Photography Exhibition in 2005.

Joy Sacalis received a degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design. She has worked as a landscape architect, a fabric designer, a magazine illustrator, and a freelance artist. Much of her work is influenced by her love of Byzantine and Sanskrit chanting and her travels to Ecuador and India.

Her abstract paintings are fueled by her desire to explore mystery and spirituality—a fleeting thought, a dream fragment, a contemplative space, an emotion, a question. All are grounds to spark the impulse into action to create.

Opening Reception for ” MYSTERY” By Pd Swelt and Joy Sacalis will be held on April 13th from 7-9pm

MYSTERY will be exhibited from April 13th- July 6th . Gallery Hours: M-F from 8am – 4pm, Weekends from 11am – 5pm.

The public is invited to attend all events at no charge. Meeting with the artists offers the public an opportunity to learn how to view and evaluate art from the artists’ perspective and is especially helpful to the new collector.

Straube Center features and supports local artists
For more than 30 years, Straube Center exhibition rooms have displayed local and international artists’ works in regularly rotating shows. Straube Center does not charge a commission, 100% of the sales goes to the individual artist. As part of the office complex’s work environment, Straube’s art exhibits have proven extremely successful. Over the years, large numbers of celebrated artists have participated in Straube’s unique shows, and many more are ready to set up future shows.

Steve, the man who stood model over 30 years ago for Seward Johnson, came to visit the Straube Center after seeing the article in the Trenton Times.

Steve, the man who stood model over 30 years ago for Seward Johnson, came to visit the Straube Center after seeing an article in the Trenton Times.

Outdoor exhibit with local sculpture artists at Straube Center

In 2009,  the a sculpture  garden with “Art You Can Touch”, including large bronze, wood, metal, marble  and other stone carvings by a variety of locally as well as globally well-known  artists was added to the Straube Center Office Park.  Some of the three-dimensional art is on permanent display while some of it will be on exhibition temporarily. Most sculptures are for sale. The sculpture gardens is adding to the nurturing  environment and is giving more exposure not only to the seekers of enjoyment in art,  but to many visitors that may not normally visit a gallery. The high  number of sold art to date shows how much Straube Center tenants and visitors  enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.