Joined May 28 2012
New Hope Art League
Christina M. Poruczynski, BA., MA. Ed.Adm. Artist - Designer Former New Jersey Art Educator Studio- CP- Natural Design Mediums: Oils and Acrylics, Watercolors, Ceramics, Stained Glass, Dry-point and Monotype prints, Mixed Media, Metals. Digital Photography, Art and animation. Current Residence - 88 Uhlerstown Hill Road, Erwinna, PA Telephone- 610-294-0112 Website- www.cp-naturaldesign.com; Linked In Associations Online.
Had been an art educator for over 40 years. I enjoy the company of my peers, educators and artists alike. My studios are at the present within in my new home. Plans are in the making to construct another studio space in the near future. I continue to be involved in the area art galleries, artists and associations as I had done previously in New Jersey. Current non-profit Associations and memberships I have recently joined are: New Hope Art League, Artsbridge and The Allied Artists of America. Past associations and Memberships: NJEA, Art Educators of NJ, Bayonne Teachers Association and Principal in non-profit Artist Association- WESA - We Support the Arts; Hudson Artists; Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY., Bayonne Woman’s Club, Founder of The Bayonne Art Association. I have been married to Peter S. Poruczynski for 41 years. Our son Peter and his wife Jennifer have blessed us with two granddaughters, Emily and Avery. Current and Various Past Exhibitions; Art Communities: 2012 - TBD 2011 - 62nd Annual Tinicum Arts Festival, Tinicum Township, Erwinna, PA. 2004 - April-May: Members Invitational - Gallery 193 2003 - April-May: Members Invitational -Gallery 193 2002 - April-May: Members Invitational - Gallery 193 2002 - June: Trinity Church Outdoor Art show- Bayonne, NJ 2001- 2004- Work represented by Gallery 193 Principal, graphic designer, gallery curator and art educator for non-profit art gallery “Gallery 193”, Bayonne NJ. 2001 - May-June- “Midsummer Night’s Dream”- Gallery 193 2001 - April- “Art Touching Spirit” Wallenberg Monastery, Elizabeth , NJ 2001 - April-May - “The Nature of Art” - Gallery 193 2001 - Feb-March- “We Support the Arts”, Anniversary Members Invitational 2000 - Nov. - Dec. - “Images of Bayonne” - Gallery 193 - Juried 2000 - Sept. - Oct. - “Second members Invitational, Gala Event” - Gallery 193. Appeared as the Featured Artist, photo on cover of “Weekend in Bayonne” News Magazine with artwork - “The Circle Game”. 2000 - June- Curated and entry in “Midsummer Night’s Dream”- Gallery 193 2000 - April-May - “The Nature of Art” - Gallery 193 2000 - Feb.-March - “Members Invitational” - Opening of Gallery 193, Bayonne, NJ 1999 - Oct. - Hudson Artists of NJ, 46th Annual Regional Juried Exhibit - Hon. Mention- Watercolor-“The Enrapturer”. 1999 - April - WESA Library Show, Bayonne Public Library 1998 - Oct. Hudson Artists 45th Annual Regional Exhibit 1998 - April - WESA Library Show, Bayonne Public Library 1997 - Dec. - “The Spirit of Art” - First Federated Church - Bayonne, NJ 1997 - Sept. - “1st Annual Bayonne Fall Arts Festival”, County Park 1997 - June - “1st Annual Bayonne Spring Arts Festival”, Sidewalk-Horace Mann School. 1994 - Oct. - Hudson Artists of NJ - 41st Regional Juried Show- 2nd Pl. Sculpture - “Amazing Grace”. 1991 - 2009 - March Dates - “Faculty-Student-Alumni-Community Art Show”. Fundraiser for Scholarships to Graduating Art Students, I Originated, Chaired, Curated, Displayed, Graphic Designer, Cataloged and Exhibited - Bayonne High School Gallery, Bayonne, NJ **post note- Many earlier art shows from 1974-1990 have not been listed here as well as juried Honors in painting and private collections/sales etc. Education: Bayonne Public School System-Theodore Roosevelt; Bayonne High School-1953-1966 New Jersey City University - State Scholar: B.A. Art Education K-12- 1966-1970 Kean University: M.A. Ed. Admin. 1980-1985 Pratt Institute, Manhattan: 2007 *Numerous certification programs and Teacher in-service certifications in Education practice and theory and art processes. Professional Background: Retired from Education in 2009 Art Educator Bayonne Board of Education, Bayonne, NJ Art Educator Long Branch, NJ 13 Years Elementary level, 26 Years Secondary Fine Art Educator Served as a Substitute Administrator Bayonne High School District Teen Arts Representative - Visual Arts Component - Hudson County -24 years Visual and Fine Art, Advanced Placement Teacher Studio Art and APH Art History Trustee and Executive Officer for WESA non-profit Artist Group and Gallery 193 Principal 2000-2004.