Patrick Schiavino

Patrick is a self-taught artist, and owner/founder of art629.  A native of New Jersey, he is a graduate of Montclair State College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts and Design. He has spent most of his life working in the arts and music businesses.

In year 2000, he purchased the building at 629 Cookman Avenue which is now art629 Gallery.  The building serves as both a gallery, studio, and home where he lives and works with his artist/partner Brittany James.

Patrick is also the founder of Asbury Underground which he started in 2013.  Asbury Underground is a major festival held in the downtown business district of Asbury Park every October and January.  The Underground is an art and music “crawl” that includes some 30 venues hosting over 100 shows featuring performances by singer-songwriters, spoken word artists and comics.  Other than the many galleries on the tour, most of the venues feature visual art for sale as well. The event attracts thousands of people each year and has become the premier event of the downtown business district.

For More information about Patrick Schiavino and his Art, visit www.patrickschiavino.com


Brittany James 

Brittany an artist, art teacher, and curator at art629. She graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA degree concentrated in oil painting in 2009 and has been a full-time artist ever since. As a Jersey Shore native, James began painting in Island Heights with mentor Elaine Sgambati in 1994. She currently lives and works in Asbury Park with her partner Patrick Schiavino. Her paintings are of mostly surreal images, inspired by the relationships between women in nature, society, and astrology. 

Brittany teaches painting and life drawing classes for adults at art629 Gallery and runs an open studio for local artists. She also teaches art classes for children and teens at Inspired Minds Fine Art School in Lincroft. She is experienced in oil painting, acrylic murals, performance art, charcoal drawing, pastel, life drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.

For More Information about Brittany James and her art, visit www.brittanyjamesart.com