Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market December 7-8, 2019

December 6, 2019

Nick Golebiewski is participating in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market where he’ll pack up artwork from his studio and set up at a booth Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 from 12 noon-6 pm. Archival prints from the Chinatown and Coney Island series, watercolor paintings and prints from the “Nick’s Lunchbox Service” daily drawing project will be available. 

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OHNY Open Studio: October 19, 2019

September 27, 2019

Nick Golebiewski at his studio during Open House New York – October 13th, 2018 – Photo: Kolin Mendez

Open Studio | Open House New York
Saturday, October 19 | 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Nick Golebiewski Studio | Building 280 | Suite 610
Brooklyn Navy Yard*
*Access the Navy Yard via: BLDG 92, Building 77, Dock 72 (NYC Ferry), or the Sands Street Gate
Brooklyn, NY 11205

RSVP and view a full list of participants here.

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‘It was absolutely beautiful’: NYC artist sketches iconic Cape Breton scenes

July 18, 2019

Nick Golebiewski has been doing a daily sketch, wherever he is, for 6 years

Wendy Martin · CBC News · Posted: Jul 18, 2019 2:03 PM AT | Last Updated: July 18

A sketch of a fishing boat spotted by Nick Golebiewski in Sydney, N.S. (Nick Golebiewski)

A New York artist has sketched some iconic scenes of Cape Breton, sometimes in scarcely more time than it takes to snap a photo.

Nick Golebiewski has been doing one sketch a day, every day, since January 1, 2014, as part of a New Year’s resolution.

Usually, they show spots near where he lives and works in New York City. But for 10 days this July, it was scenes from a family trip to Cape Breton.

“Every day I’ll make a drawing on site, somewhere,” Golebiewski said in an interview with CBC Cape Breton’s Mainstreet. “Whether it’s in front of a skyscraper, or in front of a rolling mountain and beautiful horizon where you see the sea.”

The view from the Skyline Trail of Cape Breton Island and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, sketched by Golebiewski during his Nova Scotia trip. (Nick Golebiewski)

Golebiewski made time for the sketches while camping and hiking in Cape Breton with his wife and two children, ages two and four.

He said they typically take between five and 15 minutes to draw, although sometimes it’s “just 30 seconds”.

He said after taking months, sometimes years, to complete a painting, it’s a “breath of relief” to have something he can finish every day.

Golebiewski found a bounty of material in Cape Breton. 

“It was absolutely beautiful,” he said. “I didn’t want to stop drawing or painting ever there.”

His sketches include a waterfall, a rocky coastline, a fishing boat, the Skyline Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and the bell tower at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

On July 12, Golebiewski posted this sketch to his Twitter account, writing: ‘The bell tower at the King’s Bastion Barracks in the Fortress of Louisbourg, reconstructed to match its 18th century heyday before it was destroyed in 1760.’ (Nick Golebiewski)

“That drawing is the most appropriate way of reproducing what you’re seeing there,” Golebiewski said of the fortress sketch, “since photographs didn’t exist in the 1700s. It’s very accurate for the period.”

Golebiewski has posted the sketches on various social media sites, including his Twitter feed.

One of his insights from doing a daily sketch?

“It’s good to just pause for a moment every day and just really look at what’s around you.”

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market December 1-2, 2018

November 28, 2018

Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Chinatown), Archival Print (Gouache and carbon transfer on paper), 8″ x 8″, 2014

Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market
Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 12-6 pm
Building 77 (141 Flushing Avenue at Vanderbilt Avenue)
Brooklyn Navy Yard

You’re invited to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market, where I’ll pack up artwork from my studio and set up at a booth Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 from 12-6pm. I’ll have framed archival prints from my Chinatown series, like the Nom Wah Tea Parlor gouache painting pictured above, new watercolor paintings, and prints from my “Nick’s Lunchbox Service” series available.

Please stop by and say hi in Building 77, and check out the other three dozen artists and local small businesses based in and around the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will be at the holiday market.

By the way, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is home to over 400 manufacturing and creative businesses representing over two dozen different industries. From woodworking and metal fabrication to fashion and electronics, the Yard is a diverse ecosystem where thousands of products are designed, built, crafted and constructed each year.

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Open Studio | October 13, 2018

October 10, 2018

Open Studio
Saturday, October 13 | 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Nick Golebiewski Studio | Building 280 | Suite 610
Brooklyn Navy Yard for Open House New York
Enter yard via BLDG 92 or the Sands Street Gate
Brooklyn, NY 11205
More info about the 41 participating artists and studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Open Studio | October 14, 2017

October 10, 2017

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is usually off-limits to the public, but for one day this weekend, more than 40 artists, designers and workshops are opening their doors as part of Open House New York, including me. 

You’re welcome to visit my Brooklyn Navy Yard studio on Saturday, October 14 from 12 to 5 pm to see current gouache paintings in progress, photo prints from the “Nick’s Lunchbox Service” daily-drawing series, and finished pieces from my archive. Open House New York is free and no advanced registration is required. 

The Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 is the entry point for the event, which includes many other participants. BLDG 92 is located at the intersection of Carlton and Flushing Avenues at 63 Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. I’m in Building 280 on the sixth floor, just a short walk to the west from the starting point. A shuttle bus will be running throughout the day between locations.

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Off the Grid: “A Sketchy Greenwich Village”

April 26, 2017

An interview in the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s blog, Off the Grid, on 1/2/2017.

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Nicks Lunchbox Service featured on Twitter Moments

June 24, 2016

Nick’s Lunchbox Service daily drawing project featured on Twitter Moments on May 20, 2016.

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Jane Jacobs turns 100!

May 4, 2016

Jane Jacobs turns 100 today! Her ideas about the strength of neighborhoods are relevant to my work today. Now over 850 consecutive daily drawings into my Nick’s Lunchbox Service project, many of those are in historic Greenwich Village, part of what Jacobs fought to save. Thank you Jane!

Also, thank you to everyone on Twitter appreciating the drawing of her building on Hudson Street that was exhibited in my Literary Greenwich Village show earlier this year at the NYPL’s Hudson Park Library, within the neighborhood.

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Inwood Drawings — Exhibition Reception June 26

April 24, 2016

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“Inwood Drawings” by Nick Golebiewski
cornerstone STUDIOS L-Gallery
178 Bennett Ave, Fl 3rd, New York, New York 10040

Artist’s open house on Sunday, June 26, from 1pm to 6pm.
RSVP appreciated but not required.

On view June 18 – July 16 by appointment

“Inwood Drawings” features photographed ink drawings of historic sites and public parks in and around Inwood. In his distinctive style of pen-and-ink sketches situated precisely within a photograph’s frame, Golebiewski’s exhibition captures architectural moments in the neighborhood to be exhibited in the neighborhood.

The work in this exhibition is part of his “Nick’s Lunchbox Service” daily drawing project, initiated in 2014 and now with over 800 consecutive daily sketches. Drawings are posted online daily on Instagram.

“Inwood Drawings,” presented as part of NoMAA’s 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll, runs from June 18 through July 16, and is open by appointment. Please email for an appointment.

Little Red Lighthouse

Dyckman Farmhouse and Museum

Seaman-Drake Arch

West 215th Street Stairs

William H. Hurst House

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