Wildlife art is focus of two-man Cardinal exhibition

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:04

    Vernon, N.J. — The Cardinal Art Gallery in Vernon is presenting a two-man exhibition and sale of wildlife art by Mark Mueller and landscape photographer Randall FitzGerald from Nov. 11 to Nov. 26 with an artist reception on Saturday Nov. 18 from 1 - 5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 19, from 12-4 p.m.. The first 50 people to stop by the reception will receive a free show poster signed by both artists. Artist Mark Mueller is a local resident from Ogdensburg. A self taught artist, he began painting at a very early age. In 1990 he graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelors degree in illustration. In 1994 Mueller won the Nevada Duck Stamp competition and he has also placed numerous times in the Federal Duck Stamp competition. This is his second show appearance at the galley. His favorite subjects to paint are songbirds, waterfowl, fish and wolves. A long time gallery customer Jody Dehner had this to say, “I feel he’s one of the best wildlife artists I’ve seen and I will treasure every print or original artwork I have been fortunate enough to have purchased.” Randall FitzGerald who is also a Sussex County resident, is making his first Cardinal Art Gallery appearance. He is a biologist, behavioral ecologist, environmental educator and photographer. He has pursued photography for over 35 years. Natural and rural landscapes comprise the bulk of his work, but he also enjoys shooting architecture and people. For more information call 973-764-5050. The Cardinal Art Gallery is located on the corner of route 94 and Vernon Crossing Road in Vernon.