Happy New Year to All.
As you most likely know by now, “New Bern Art Exhibit” has changed its name into “Modderman Biblical Art”. The exhibiting part has been taken over by the “Museum of the Bible” (MOTB) in Washington DC.
The MOTB currently displays “The Good Samaritan,” “Ruth and Boaz” and “Simon of Cyrene.” At a later date a solo exhibit is planned, showing a larger collection of Modderman’s paintings which will include some of his work currently in Europe.
The following framed, original Modderman paintings are for sale:
If interested in purchasing an original Modderman, call Grace Smit, at 252-259-4848.
Our updated website includes Modderman’s latest paintings: "The Paralytic" and "The Widow of Nain"
Both paintings are on permanent display at the Martinikerk (St. Martin Church) in Groningen the Netherlands.
The Widow of Nain
Unframed canvas prints of these paintings can be ordered online in two formats: 40”x20” @ $203 and 48”x24” @ $297. (Shipping and tax are included.)
Other canvas prints listed online can also be ordered.
Payments can be made by personal check to:
Modderman Biblical Art
1218 Pelican Drive
New Bern NC 28560
With kind regards and prayers for an exceptional 2019,
Ger and Grace Smit
A Follow-Up to the October Newsletter
Things are moving along much faster here at New Bern Art Exhibit than anticipated. Our lease was up come the new year. A couple of businesses have been flooded out by Hurricane Florence and are now looking for a new location. We have decided since Egbert Modderman’s paintings will gradually be moving to the Museum of the Bible that we should release our space to a gallery that wishes to move in the first week of November. We are marking all inventory and all notecards down 50%! We have already sold out Simon of Cyrene and The Man Born Blind canvases, but we have many others available. Call or text Grace at 252-259-4848 if interested. Remember, for additional cost we can ship. Or stop by the store Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 the rest of October. And keep in mind this coming weekend, the 13th and the 14th downtown New Bern hosts the Mum Festival which is always a lot of fun! Fondly, Ger and Grace Smit
After the devastation of Florence, Good Samaritans (Disaster Relief Teams) came from all over the US to hold up our arms as we rebuild our lovely towns.
We have designed a T-shirt with a picture of “The Good Samaritan” on the back (Picture below), with the words “BE A GOOD SAMARITAN” underneath.
They can be pre-ordered by texting Grace Smit at 252-259-4848. Indicate size (S-M-L-XL and XXL). The price is $25 (plus $5 for shipping, if required). Grace will contact you for further instructions. All proceeds will be donated to Disaster Relief Teams.
New Bern Art Exhibit was graciously spared of any damage. All Modderman’s paintings survived unscathed. In July, Egbert created in our store his latest painting, “Simon of Cyrene” (picture below) with a New Bern model.
It has had a great response from our community. Even the Museum of the Bible (MotB) in Washington DC showed interest.
In fact, the MotB will display this painting along with “The Good Samaritan” and “Ruth and Boaz” for their one year anniversary exhibit starting November 17th. At a later date a solo exhibit is planned, showing all our Modderman paintings as well as some of the Modderman originals from European collectors.
This Friday, Oct. 5th is ArtWalk in New Bern (from 5-8PM). After the Mumfest (Oct 13th and 14th), the paintings will be crated and shipped to Washington DC.
We encourage you to enjoy the restaurants and businesses and other art galleries that have reopened since Florence!
We look forward to seeing you during this ArtWalk and the Mumfest.
With kind regards,
Ger and Grace Smit
New Bern Art Exhibit,
309 Middle Street, New Bern
The Martinikerk in Groningen, the Netherlands, commissioned Egbert Modderman to create a series of seven paintings depicting “Compassion”.
Recently he completed the first painting (left) showing four men carrying their paralyzed friend to Jesus to be healed (Matthew 9:1-8). The painting (10’x5’) will be on permanent display in the Martinikerk.
The picture to the right shows the Dutch Royal family, King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and the three princesses in the Martinikerk in front of the “Paralytic”.
New Bern Art Exhibit has high quality canvas prints of the “Paralytic” available in two formats”:
40”x20” ($190 unframed)
60”x30” ($320 unframed)
Recently, we received “Eli the High Priest” from Egbert Modderman, a large painting (150x200cm), depicting Eli sitting upright in his bed.
Eli is worried; he was earlier warned by a man of God: “Why do you honor your sons more than me..?“ “..those who dispise me will be disdained.” (1 Samuel 2:29-30)
In 1 Samuel 3, we read that God calls Samuel three times. Every time Samuel rushes to Eli. “Hineni (Here I am), you called me!” The third time, Eli realized that it was God calling Samuel and said, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from Ger and Grace Smit and from
the artist himself, Egbert Modderman.
Our Holiday feature is a 30” x 40” print, originally $212.00, reduced to $175.00. A wonderful gift anytime of year, yet especially now. Browse all available paintings on our website.
Purchase 6 notecards, or the entire collection of 11, and be eligible to win a
30” x 40” print of your choice.