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June 2022

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Sharon Sprung’s portrait of Representative Patsy Mink unveiled at the US Capitol


A posthumous portrait of Hawaiian Representative Patsy Mink was unveiled June 24, 2022, in the National Statuary Hall on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The portrait was painted by Gallery Henoch artist Sharon Sprung and will hang in the US Capitol after its presentation by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Representative Mink started serving in the House of Representatives in 1965, being the first woman of color and first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Mink was a driving force behind legislation fighting for women’s rights, social justice, and Asian Americans, but is most celebrated for her half-century fight against sexual discrimination with Title IX, which made it illegal for federally funded programs to discriminate on the basis of sex.





Sharon Sprung, Representative Patsy Mink, Oil on Panel, 40 x 36 in (101.6 x 91.4 cm)

Representing such an impactful figure is no small feat, and Sprung created Patsy Mink’s portrait with great care. The artist said, “I was honored to be selected to paint this portrait of Representative Patsy Mink. I immersed myself in who she was when she started in Congress through collections of videos, photos, personal writings, and personal experiences. The painting reveals a woman committed to hard work which she executed with enthusiasm and an overwhelming sense of optimism to make changes in Congress. Her work benefited her constituents in Hawaii and changed women’s ability to participate in education and sport throughout the entire country.”

Growing up during WWII in Hawaii as a third-generation Japanese American was difficult for Mink, as Japanese Americans were being put in internment camps and were nationally discriminated against, two fights she would pursue throughout her career. In 1951, she was the first Hawaiian Nisei woman to graduate with a JD from the University of Chicago Law school. Facing prejudice along the way, she began private law practice while teaching law at the University of Hawaii and was elected to the territorial house of representatives in Hawaii in 1956. Patsy Mink went on to serve in 13 congresses during her political career. Her unwavering commitment to what she thought was right remained resilient in the face of adversity. Her fight against sexual discrimination culminated with the signing of Title IX, which, along with much of Patsy Mink’s legislative work, continues to have an impact on the country today.

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February 2021

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Gallery Henoch is pleased to announce Unleashed: The Art of Robert C. Jackson at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT. The exhibition focuses on his body of still life works with his signature balloon dogs. The exhibition will open on February 28 and run thorugh April 18.

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January 2021

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Congratulations to Richard Combes, whose painting Early Morning in the City is featured on the February 2021 cover of American Art Collector. Also featured in a Winter Show Preview are paintings by Eric Zener, Janet Rickus, Steve Smullka, and Kevin Palme.

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September 2020

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Gallery Henoch is pleased to announce CLEAR VISION curated by John Cino at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island (MOCA LI) featuring gallery artists Alexandra Averbach, Richard Combes, Robert Jackson, Sharon Sprung and Eric Zener, among others. MOCA LI is located at 20 Terry St Suite 116, Patchogue, NY 11772.

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May 2020

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Congratulations to Eric Wert, whose painting Nimbus is featured on the May cover of American Art Collector. Wert's upcoming fall exhibition, Other Life, is previewed in a 6-page article by Rochelle Belsito.

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August 2019

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Robert C. Jackson, Fine Dining, Oil on Linen, 24" x 54"

This is a big year for Robert C. Jackson. His solo show at Gallery Henoch (opening Thursday, October 24th), will follow a solo show at the Evansville Museum in Indiana called Still Life Rebel, running August 25 - November 3, 2019.

Read the press release here.

Still Life Rebel will kick off with Jackson as an Artist in Residence at the Evansville Museum.

Congratulations, Bob!

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July 2019

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Mel certainly is a busy guy. While his show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art is in full swing, his work is on display at The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in an exhibition called Our Town.

Trenton legend and retired professor of art at Mercer County Community College shares his unique view of colleagues, students and dozens of people he has known in his adopted city.

Our Town will be on display July 13 – September 8, 2019.

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June 2019

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Congratulations to Mel Leipzig, who will exhibiting his work with his fellow artists and friends at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Leipzig has painted members of his family, friends, students, writers and artists. He has focused on his portraits of artists, a number of whom are known for their connection to Provincetown.

Plan your visit to the show here!

Picturing His World will be on view May 30 - August 4, 2019, at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Congratulations Mel!

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May 2019

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We're excited to particiate in the 2019 Art New York Fair!

Gallery Henoch will exhibit paintings by your favorite artists including a preview for Eric Zener's solo show Breaking Through and an encore viewing from Alexandra Pacula's dazzling exhibit Megacity. The booth will also showcase noteworthy paintings by important artists including John Evans, Susan Goldsmith, Robert Jackson, Janet Rickus, Gary Ruddell, Steve Smulka, Sharon Sprung, Eric Wert, Will Wilson, among others.

Visit us in Booth ANY400.

Art Fair Hours:

Thursday, May 2
5 pm - 8 pm

Friday, May 3
12 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, May 4
12 pm - 8 pm

Sunday, May 5
12 pm - 6 pm

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April 2019

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We're excited to particiate in the 2019 Dallas Art Fair!

Visit us in Booth G15 to view paintings by the rockstars of realism, like Janet Rickus, Eric Wert, Gary Ruddell, Steve Smulka, Olga Antonova, Will Wilson, Eric Zener, Steve Mills, Susan Goldsmith, and many more.

Art Fair Hours:

Thursday, April 11
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Invitation Only)

Friday, April 12
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 13
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 14
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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March 2019

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Congratulations to Sharon Sprung, whose painting The Screenwriter's Daughter is featured on the March cover of American Art Collector. In this month's article "12 Contemporary Women Artists," Veronica Winters writes that Sprung's paintings "convey sensuality coming from personal strength, confidence and resilience."

Alexandra Pacula's solo show Megacity is also previewed in the March issue of American Art Collector. The editors note that "the play of abstraction and realism [in Pacula's new work] creates its own dynamic energy along with the light and color."

Congratulations Sharon and Alexandra!

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February 2019

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Gallery Henoch is proud to congratulate Mel Leipzig, who was recently honored by The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Museum Foundation at the 50th Anniversary Gala, "Legacy of Giving," for his lasting impact through his work as both an artist and educator. With U.S. Senator Cory Booker as the Honorary Gala Chair, Leipzig received an award for Excellence in Arts & Education.

"With a national reputation, Trenton-based artist Mel Leipzig is known for a distinguished and prolific career as a painter and professor of fine art and art history," notes Nicole Jannotte, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Museum Foundation. "A Fulbright Scholar and member of the National Academy, Mel's paintings are in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the White House, the National Academy Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City, and of course the New Jersey State Museum. His contributions to the American Realism movement are immeasurable."

Congratulations Mel!

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