Samuel Oak Tippett


This piece hosted by: Chamber Office


Statement: This river that is such an important part of our lives, whether we realize it or not, has a life of its own. Below the surface, it teams with life. The hellgrammite, like a tiny mythical beast, lives and hunts the riverbed. Dependent on clean water, their presence is a welcome sign. Then a transformation occurs and the great megalopterous dobsonfly takes wing.

Samuel Oak Tippett Bio

Samuel Oak Tippett is a life-long craftsman, self-taught artist, and grower of squash and beans. His collection is an eclectic and wide range of figurative imagery from nature and rural culture. Currently painting in acrylic on board and maps, he has dabbled in inks, oils, metals and other media. Finding inspiration in the oddest of places and sounds, he is influenced by the beauty in mundane details. He was born in Croton, NJ, a slice of misplaced Appalachia, where he grew up with his artistic family of outsiders. Ingenuity was a way of life and eccentricity pervaded every space. His work is both surreal and uncanny but honest, and unpretentious, conveying a generosity of spirit. His reticence belies a gift for raw humor and openness that surfaces in his work. Sam loves long-haired kitties and lives with his family in Frenchtown, NJ.

Samuel Oak Tippett CV

November 2018 Solo exhibition, A-Space gallery (forthcoming), New Hope PA
2017 Collective Arts exhibition, New Hope, PA
2017 Group show, Mansion Inn, New Hope, PA
2017 Tippett Crooks Tippett exhibition, New Hope, PA
2006/2016 Procreation and practical arts.
2005 “The Tippett’s Explain” exhibition, Malcolm Bray gallery, Lambertville, NJ
2003-2005 Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

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Shad’Toberfest Canceled

As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
We decided to cancel Shad’Toberfest. This decision was not made lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now.
The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding.
There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.