Monday, December 27, 2010

David Skora update

David had Art work published in the book: Mail Me Something
Publisher: Art house LLC., Brooklyn New York 2010.

He was in a Group Exhibition: Small Wonders / Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) in Annapolis, Maryland from November 30-December 28 2010.

David has two sculptures on loan for two years in the newly created sculpture park in New Buffalo, Michigan for 2011-2013.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ival Stratford Kovner MFA '02

Ival writes, "Just returned from VSC after a marvelous residency - Ed Smith said my drawings brought to mind Daumier - thank you for that compliment, Mr. Ed, and my Blue Mountain Gallery show, a solo, is scheduled for August for three weeks." (Details will be posted on wcsu.edu/artalumni/calendar)

She adds, "PS. my renovated studio in Bethel is coming along well - and I may be selected for a workshop in Stowe - on location too"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Marilyn Lindner MFA '02

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. juried in 25 New Members on September 23, 2010. Marilyn Murray Lindner - Waxhaw, NC was one of 7 accepted for works on canvas.

Marilyn was pleased to be able make the induction ceremony in New York City. More information about NAWA can be found at http://www.thenawa.org

Michael Liebhaber MFA '08

Michael was recently interviewed on "A Travel Painting Blog"

A Question and Answer with Michael Liebhaber
http://greggfretheim.blogspot.com/


and asks that you stop by his personal blog at
http://michaels-travels.com/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Alan Picard '97 2011 workshops

Have you determined to develop your artistic skill in 2011? The new year is just around the corner, so why not join me in the studio and take your paintings to new heights.

I'm offering shorter classes to fit your schedule while fostering your creativity. Have a Merry Christmas, and see you in the new year!

Be inspired,
Alain
Tuesday Night Class Four Week Studio Class
February 1 - 22
Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:30pm
Location: Picard Studio
Cost: $200

Held at Alain's studio in Southbury, this class gives you the unique opportunity to bring your own photographic references, and work on the subject that most inspires you. Personalized instruction at the easel will be provided to each student as they develop their paintings.

All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome.
This class is limited to six students.

Medium: Oil and Pastels
Thursday Night Class Four Week Studio Class
March 24 & 31 and April 7 & 14
Thursday 7:00 - 9:30pm
Location: Picard Studio
Cost: $200

Held at Alain's studio in Southbury, this class gives you the unique opportunity to bring your own photographic references, and work on the subject that most inspires you. Personalized instruction at the easel will be provided to each student as they develop their paintings.

All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome.
This class is limited to six students.

Medium: Oil and Pastels
Painting the Portrait in Pastel
One-Day Portrait Workshop
Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
April 23
Location: Picard Studio
Cost: $125

Working from the live model, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to pastel. Students will then work from the model with individual instruction at their easels throughout the afternoon. This workshop will promote a simple approach to portrait painting using the principles of shape, value, edge, color, and composition.

All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome.

12 Hillside Road | Southbury CT 06488 | 203.297.1399
www.picardstudio.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gulgun Aliriza MFA '07


The opening of Exhibition: Evolution of a Gallery GREEN MOUNTAIN TO BLUE MOUNTAIN took place December 2.

A landmark exhibition which includes works by many illustrious artists including Margaret Grimes and Gulgun Aliriza.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pamela Czajka Holick '93

Pamela writes: I recently created a personal fundraising page on the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund website. Please take a moment to look at my page and consider donating to a cause that I care about deeply. As most of you know, our daughter Skylar was diagnosed w/ Hepatoblastoma this summer and after 6 months of chemotherapy, surgery, complimentary healing, prayer & lots of love, the mass is completely gone & Skylar is fully recovered with a new head of hair growing in.

I am currently training for my first Sprint Triathlon to take place next Spring 2011 location tbd in CT to help raise $$$. Please enjoy Skylar's fundraiser page, her story & some pictures of her journey to help inspire you to donate. The money raised will be given to Skye's Oncologist to help find a cure for Pediatric Cancers. This is our chance to give back to all those who helped us through this challenge!!!

Your gift will help support children with cancer and their families during their treatment at the Herbert Irving Child & Adolescent Oncology Center at Columbia University Medical Center.

Please help support me by contributing as generously as you can - it’s fast and easy to make a tax-deductible donation online using this link: To make a donation online, visit our personal fundraising center.

Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
Sincerely,
Pamela Holick (Trever & Skylar too!!!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jamison Odone MFA '10

I'll be signing copies of Honey Badgers and Stickfiguratively Speaking: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the annual Holiday Facuty and Student Art Sale at Silvermine Guild Art Center in New Canaan this coming Sunday, December 5th. All of us faculty members will have original art and prints for sale at the event.

The hours on Sunday are from 1-5pm, hope to see you out!

Also, starting in January I will be all around New England running several workshops on Illustrating Children's books. I'll post the dates soon! So, if you are a library, art center, school, etc...write me back to book a date!

All the best,

Jamison
www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Silvermine Guild Art Center

Silvermine Guild Art Center begins winter semester registration on December 6th with classes beginning January 17.

Carmen Lund MFA '06 and Jamison Odone MFA '10 are teaching this semester.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Studio Sale continues through the weekend

Maryann Meken Silvestri, award winning glass artist, has a studio sale through the weekend. Great Christmas gifts available for those you love. Contact Maryann with questions, mrms1@comcast.net.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Helen Anne MFA '06

Helen juried into the Workhouse at Lorton Arts Foundation, Lorton, Virginia, where she has a studio. Helen explains that the building is a national historic site and was formerly a prison. It is more than one hundred years old. The suffragettes were imprisoned here at the turn of the 20th century, Norman Mailer in the 1960s. It was basically the prison for Washington, D.C. It is now the home to over 120 artists. She says, "The public is welcome to visit our studios and watch us work. You can see my work on our site www.workhousearts.org/helenanne.

She adds, "I recently did a series of paintings called "BP-Changing the Landscape". Along with that I am in a traveling show, "Response to the Gulf Oil Diaster" which originated in Chicago, Illinois, and is now in Huntsville, Alabama. In October, one of my landscapes was accepted in the juried members' show at International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gulgun Aliriza MFA '07

Exhibition: Evolution of a Gallery GREEN MOUNTAIN TO BLUE MOUNTAIN

A landmark exhibition which includes works by many illustrious artists including Gretna Campbell, Paul Georges, Lois Dodd, Robert De Niro, Sr, Rudy Burckhardt, and Robert Henry. Altogether 80 artists are represented who at one time were affiliated with Green Mountain Gallery, Blue Mountain Gallery, or both. Among the artists are Margaret Grimes and Gulgun Aliriza.

Lucien Day opened Green Mountain Gallery on Perry Street in 1968 and it evolved into an artist's cooperative as the Blue Mountain Gallery, now at its home in Chelsea.

The full color catalogue is available on line at www.bluemountaingallery.org. or directly at http://bluemountaingallery.org/assets/2010_BMG_Catalogue.pdf

In it, the artists write very personally about their memories of the people and events in this gallery's long and lively history.

To celebrate this special event, there is a panel discussion , The Power of the Co-Op Model, on Thursday, December 9, 7 -8:30, and a concert by the First Street Woodwind Quintet, Saturday December 18, 2-4 pm.

Also available at the gallery, documentation of forty years of exhibitions, announcements, and photographs as well as papers from Lucien Day's memoirs and from the formation of Blue Mountain Gallery.

November 30 - December 30, 2010
RECEPTION: Thursday December 2, 5-8 pm
Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25th St. 4th Floor
Chelsea, NY

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ival Stratford Kovner MFA '02 sends an update

I have a fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center in December - and this will be my fourth fellowship !! I hope to find a gallery while up in Vermont to show some of my new work.

I am still doing horse guard images. My show at Blue Mt. has not date yet - but will be in August - when I have word from Marcia, I shall let you know. I am excited.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Maryann Meken Silvestri '76



Award winning artist, Maryann writes, "My studio is set up for a holiday sale.

It will be open on Fri. Sat. & Sun. after Thanksgiving. Also, by apt. in Dec.

All glass work will be sold at wholesale prices."

For great Christmas gifts or to enhance your home, Email Maryann at mrms1@comcast.net

The above set is called a Penannular, a type of ancient Roman and Celtic clothing fastener. They were widely used in Britain around 200 AD and is thought to be the origin of later style medieval brooches and pins, such as closed ring and heart shaped brooches.

Based on the ancient style, this penannular can be used as a decorative fastener for shawls, scarves, capes and a coat embellishment.

WestConn artists featured online

http://danbury.patch.com/articles/surprises-and-drama-found-at-juried-art-show#c

Patch online features Richter Juried Show with Maryann Meken Silvestri '76 and Kevin Dunn MFA '11

Monday, November 15, 2010

Aline Marie '01


Aline writes, "
Hey Hey Folks! This is your official invite to my art show on Saturday November 27th from 6-9pm in California. So all of our CA friends, the show will be hosted at Carlsbad Wellness and Yoga. 50% of the proceeds of the mats will go to the Shakti Rising foundation, we will have live music and a photographer! Please feel free to bring family, children and friends, all are welcome!!

Carlsbad Wellness and Yoga in downtown Carlsbad Village.

date: November 27th

time: 6-9pm

2801 N.Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, Ca 92008
* located across from the post office in the alley way between the Dutch bakery & the hair salon. If you pass Hennessy's restaurant you went too far! There is an arching green sign with the studio name on it over the walkway.


This exhibit will be my art in a fusion with Mind Body Alliance, a conscious company dedicated to wellness and being in harmony with Nature.

The art will be my hand painted yoga mats with surfing and yoga themes depicted on them. There will be live music, refreshments and lots of hugs! Come celebrate with me this wonderful fusion of art, yoga and health!"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ShawnaLee Kwashnak '96


In addition to being a room mom for Kindergarten & third grade, and an active Junior Girl Scout leader for my 5th grader,I am involved in Charcoal portraiture, teaching art to gifted young students, have recently consigned Artisan Quality Grapevine Baskets & Bowls with New Morning Organics in Woodbury, Ct. see photo.

Call for Photographs - ShawnaLee recently joined up with the Danbury Animal Welfare Society to create a mural for their boardroom. She adds, "DAWS & I are making a call for photographs of rescued pets enjoying their new lives for consideration for the mural. We would like all pictures to include name & contact and a brief story of the pet and sent to us by December 3rd, 2010 (DAWS@shawnalee.com or to my home address)."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Joan Polzin MFA '05


I'm so excited to have won a first place prize in Oil Painting at the Richter Art Association Juried show for my small self portrait, "Sighting".

You are invited to the reception and award ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6th at 3PM. The doors open at 2PM. The address is, Richter Art Association, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone is 203-798-2245. The directions are available on their website, at
http://www.danbury.org/richter/directions.htm
There is a large parking lot just beyond the buildings next to the art association.

Other news: I've been working on improving my landscape painting skills, studying with a wonderful local teacher and brilliant landscape painter, Anda Skyler. We have been painting outdoors, which is key to bringing life into the painting.
Above is a recent landscape.

I've also been busy teaching a drawing class, which runs on Thursday mornings here in Brookfield, CT, and hope to launch a second class for Monday nights, starting in January. I truly believe that people can learn to draw if they are taught the concepts that artists use in order to capture reality on paper. Also, I think that basic drawing is the first step in becoming an accomplished artist, and the foundation for all representational work in all mediums. I love teaching art, and hope to continue with it. Please pass the word on, if you know anyone who would like to learn to draw and paint.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

David Boyajian mid show reception

David Boyajian is part of a group show at the SCULPTURE BARN 7TH ATELIER EXHIBITION "ART IN THE LANDSCAPE"
October 16 - November 28, 2010
(free to the public) mid show reception November 13 at 2 pm

David writes,"Don't let the November chill keep you from seeing some really wonderful art. Our 3,000 sq.ft. Gallery is nice and warm, packed full of sculptures and painting from 17 very talented artist.

Hope to see you on the 13th
David Boyajian
Master Sculpture"

Maryann Meken Silvestri '76

I attended Maryann's show at the White Silo in Sherman, CT and loved Maryann's new ideas and techniques. Maryann won 1st place in Mixed Media for her glass hanging "Kimona" at the Richter Association for the Arts Juried Show. The Awards reception will be Nov 6, 2010.

http://wcsu.edu/artalumni/80s/silvestrim.asp

Chris Van Jura

Chris Van Jura writes, 2010 continues to be fantastic year, below I have attached a link to my latest work, a webisode for Campbell's Chunky Soup starring Deion Sanders, "The Prime Time Problem Solver" ... just follow the link and view 'Solution #4' titled 'Lawn Care' ...

Prime Time Problem Solver

I'd also like to invite you to the Graduation show for my PIT Improv class! Their is plenty of talent in my class and we would love to have you in the audience!!

Date: Monday 11/8/2010
Show Time: 9:30
Location: PIT Studio Theater 154 W. 29th Street

Thanks so much for all of your continued support and hope to see you soon!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Carmen Lund MFA '05

Carmen is having a solo exhibit at Convent of the Sacred Heart School,
1177 King St
Greenwich, CT 06831-2998
(203) 531-6500
The exhibit runs from 11/1-12/10, 9 a.m. to 4 weekdays.

Meet the Artist reception is on Wednesday, November 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For additional information and to visit with Carmen, www.leapwithcarmenlund.com

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Perry Obee MFA '09 and Tom Reilly MFA '09


Tom writes, "a few of us West Conn alumni are having a show. We had the opening the other day but the show is still up until November 2nd, 2010.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Teachers for hire

Music teachers are needed at The Little Red School of Art & Music.
Located at 2979 Main Street in Stratford, CT -they need piano and vocal instructors at this time, call 203.375.0692 and ask for Carolyn West, Owner

Garry Camp Burdick

Garry Burdick, an adjunct photography professor at WestConn for 14 years, retiring just last semester has a show of Norman Rockwell portraits in Woodbury,CT at the Good News Cafe through the end of November. Enjoy pictures from the opening at www.garrycampburdick.com.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

David Boyajian invites you to Art in the Landscape

THEME OF SCULPTURE BARN’S 7TH ATELIER SHOW
Sculpture Barn, a private multi-use art facility located at 3 Milltown Road, will hold its 7th annual Atelier exhibition, “Art in the Landscape,” from Oct 16 through Nov 28.

David Boyajian, the renowned sculptor and teacher who operates Sculpture Barn, said: “The 7th Atelier showcases new sculpture and installations by developing regional artists who participate in my workshops and classes, as well as a good deal of art by working professionals -- a distinct change from past shows.”

A reception, free to the public, will open the show on Sat, Oct 16, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with many artists expected to attend. Regular gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m., Wed. through Sun., and by appointment on other days. Contact David Boyajian at 203.746.6102 or mrboyajian@gmail.com
Show Features sculpture and installations by Atelier students and working professionals.
Web Site www.sculpturebarn.com

Friday, October 1, 2010

Workshop: Collage and More with Bob and Mary Lou Alberetti

Please join us for a three-day workshop of collage and mixed media, and bees- wax finishes for all skill levels, at the Alberetti Studios in New Fairfield, CT on October 9, 10, 11. Sessions are from 10 am - 4 pm, with lunch included. Choose 1, 2 or 3 days.

In this workshop taught by both Bob and Mary Lou Alberetti, we will explore some new and exciting techniques using transfer methods and photograph-alteration, as well as exploring the "cut, tear and paste-collage" - fumage-montage traditions used by Schwitters, Picasso, Max Ernst, Romaire Beardon, Honelore Barron, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Using a variety of cast-off papers, new printed and plain papers, cloth, string, receipts, maps - the detritus of everyday life - that can be cut and pasted, each student will create finished collages which may also be used as a starting point for works in other media. Tear and repair, photomontage, sliced typography, transfer, abrading, puncturing, distressing and suturing are many of the techniques that will be demonstrated and employed in this workshop. We will experiment with bees- wax finishes. We will explore subject matter ranging from landscape, to still life, to cityscape, or create a portrait, or an abstract piece, or any subject of your choosing.

Emphasis will be given to technique, composition, contrast, and color relationships. An investigation of collage through a series of exercises will develop the artist's awareness and potential of this unique art form. We will provide the basic materials but encourage you to bring your favorite tools or materials. You are encouraged to bring, or send ahead, some digital photos you might like to include in your work.

The three-day workshop fee is $90 per person per day. Please note we are limiting the class size to 12. Please call 203-746-1321to register

Margaret Grimes: New Work

Opening Reception October 7th, 5-8pm

In her latest show at Blue Mountain Gallery, which opens on October 5th with a reception for the artist October 7th from 5-8, Margaret Grimes shows three large canvases and a series of small ones all depicting woods and thickets.
Blue Mountain Gallery 530 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001

www.bluemountaingallery.org

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Carmen Lund says to Set Sail aboard the Queen Mary 2
May 17, 2011 - May 24, 2011
For the first time ever, Carmen Lund’s ground breaking LEAP! Workshop will be presented aboard the magnificent Queen Mary 2 over six full days at sea!

Carmen has developed a unique and creative approach which enables you to to "Re-discover Your Magic©", in order to LEAP! into the future you desire for yourself. She brings over twenty years experience with hundreds of individuals as a mentor, teacher and Creative Catalyst.

David Boyajian

David Boyajian is part of a group show at the SCULPTURE BARN 7TH ATELIER EXHIBITION
"ART IN THE LANDSCAPE"
October 16 - November 28, 2010
Opening Reception - Sat. October 16, 2-6 pm (free to the public)
203-746-6101 - www.sculpturebarn.com,
3 Miltown Rd at 39, New Fairfield, CT 06812

Monroe Arts Council Annual Membership Show

Patricia Corcoran '85 writes that The Monroe Arts Council (MAC) is hosting their annual membership show with an opening to celebrate on October 1st, 7-9pm in the downstairs gallery of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe, CT. Show runs until Nov 1st which is pickup day. The Monroe Arts Council is a non-profit organization engaged in the encouragement of participation in creative & artistic endeavors in and around the Monroe community. Please come join our group and expand our minds! For further information or to join MAC, email: artscouncil@monroect.org, or barbara@haeger.net. Find us on Facebook, search “Monroe Arts Council”, “like”!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alan Picard '97

Choose Your Own Subject
Six Week Studio Class
November 2 - December 7
Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:30pm

Location: Picard Studio
Cost: $300 Click on webpage to register

Held at Alain's studio in Southbury, this class gives you the unique opportunity to bring your own photographic references, and work on the subject that most inspires you. Personalized instruction at the easel will be provided to each student as they develop their paintings.

All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome.
This class is limited to six students.

Medium: Oil and Pastels

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

STEVE BEAN '96

CITY PLACES/COUNTRY SPACES SUSANNE CHALLINOR AND STEVE BEAN

A new exhibition of acrylics and oils by Suzanne Challinor and Steve Bean
"City Places/Country Spaces" poses a humanistic vision of a city's human landscape alongside a naturalistic perspective of a country landscape full of texture.
October 1 - November 20
Opening Reception:Friday, October 1
6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public
Rockwell Art & Framing
470 Main Street
Ridgefield
203-894-8000
info@rockwellartandframing.com

Garry Camp Burdick

Sunday September 26th from 3pm to 5pm.

Garry writes, "Oh, things are exciting around here… Please come by the Good News Cafe in Woodbury Connecticut, to see my images of Norman Rockwell on display. The show will be up for a month or more. I am showing 25 framed portraits of the man himself. Thanks to Bethel Photoworks and Ray Flanigan for helping me with framing. The Norman Rockwell prints were made by Mark Savoia over at Still River Editions."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Patty Corcoran '85

Monroe Arts Council Annual Membership Show
House at Far Horizon, Oil on Gessoed Paper by Patricia Corcoran '85.

The Monroe Arts Council (MAC) is hosting their annual membership show with an opening to celebrate on October 1st, 7-9pm in the downstairs gallery of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe, CT. Dropoff and setup will be on Saturday, September 25th between 1 and 4pm.
$15 to submit work, unless dues paid in April. Please limit to 2 pieces with artwork wired & ready to hang. Show runs until Nov 1st which is pickup day. The Monroe Arts Council is a non-profit organization engaged in the encouragement of participation in creative & artistic endeavors in and around the Monroe community. Please come join our group and expand our minds! For further information or to join MAC, email: artscouncil@monroect.org, or barbara@haeger.net. Find us on Facebook, search “Monroe Arts Council”, “like”!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WestConn MFA Lecture Series Fall 2010

Visiting artists will again visit the WestConn campus. All lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in viewing room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus, unless otherwise noted. The schedule can be fount at the Art Alumni calendar. Please contact Eileen if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marcella Kurowski '05


The Gallery at Black Rock will open its 2010 season: Improvised Miscreation, featuring the work of Marcella Kurowski. The show opens September 17th with an Artist Reception from 6 until 9 pm.

Ms Kurowski, a Bridgeport native has been part of the Connecticut art scene for over 10 years and has often worked under the pseudonym “Looketha”. Marcella will be working under her given name signaling a new phase in her artistic work.

The show is grouped together by Kurowski’s processes in which she begins painting freely letting the paint hit the canvass in an uncalculated but intuitive way. The organic elements are then dissolved and amplified creating a dominant central image juxtaposed with the more vague and emotional elements of the painting.

The work cumulates forms with human figurative qualities that draw the viewer into an alternate reality evoking both an original unique being as well as communicating an unseen and emotive visual message.

Kurowski’s canvasses are visually rich and filled with movement and emotion. Her figures can be lovable and approachable or otherworldly and dissonant. The show will seek to transport the viewer to a world where things are not always as they seem and emotion and movement create a space alive with possibility for the participants imagination to delve into.

Marcella often paints as part of a duo with her husband Christopher Cavaliere. Mr Cavaliere, recently voted Best instrumental musician by the Fairfield County Weekly readers will be composing an original piece titled, Adaption To Improvised Miscreation for the shows opening.

The show opens at The Gallery at Black Rock on September 17th and will run through October 22nd for more information Please call the gallery at 203.814.6856

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dan Bishop '96


Dan writes that he is working on his site, check it out:

http://acornhat.carbonmade.com

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Reminder-Ginger Hanrahan 8/31 in Farmington


Ginger writes, "Please join me at my solo show at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery on the campus of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. The event will go from 5-7 on Tuesday August 31st."

Barnes-Franklin Gallery
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06031

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Margaret Grimes

Recent Work : Paintings

Oct 05, 2010 - Oct 30, 2010
Blue Mountain Gallery 530 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001

www.bluemountaingallery.org

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CALL FOR ARTISTS : Northeast Region

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2010

CALL FOR ARTISTS : Northeast Region

Artists residing in: Connecticut , Delaware , Massachusetts , Maine , New Hampshire ,
New Jersey , New York , Pennsylvania , Rhode Island and Vermont

Juror: Laura Hoptman
Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum, New York , New York


Online Submission Deadline: August 31, 2010 (midnight EST)

To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $40. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

Click here to register and submit your entries to the Northeast competition:

www.newamericanpaintings.net/submission/

Apply online now to take advantage of our special offer! Subscribe to New American Paintings for $89/1-yr and your $40 entry will be free. This option is available to you when you register to pay for your competition.

Questions? Visit our FAQ pages: General or Technical
You may still apply by sending printouts. Please click here to find out how.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07


Ginger writes, "Please join me at my solo show at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery on the campus of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. The event will go from 5-7 on Tuesday August 31st."

Barnes-Franklin Gallery
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06031

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Summer Camp session

August 9th thru August 20th
Tony De Matteo '74 says, "Please pass the word."

The Little Red School of Art & Music, Stratford, CT !Little Red School of Art & Music

Jill Sarver MFA '10 first place award



Jill Sarver MFA '10 won first place at The Silo Gallery 2010 Juried Still Life Exhibition

The still life exhibition is a juried competition organized by The Silo Gallery Director, Valerie Culbertson with guest juror, painter Bob Lenz. The show continues at The Silo Gallery at 44 Upland Road in New Milford until September 12.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LEAP with Carmen Lund

Treat Yourself, You Deserve a Break! Cruise to Canada with Carmen in October

Treat Yourself, You Deserve a Break After a Long, Hot Summer

Beat the heat and enjoy yourself on an all-inclusive, spectacular fall foliage cruise to New England and Canada. Best Cruises and Travel Now welcomes you aboard to join the creative and stress-free 8 day/7 night cruise on the elegant and luxurious Caribbean Princess leaving NY on Oct 2, visiting Newport, RI; Boston, Bar Harbor, Maine; St. John, Halifax and a relaxing day at sea.
Details at:

http://www.leapwithcarmenlund.com/events/cruises-with-carmen/

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ed Little, Adjunct Instructor Drawing & Art History

Thirty of my paintings will be on exhibition at the Cartus Corporation Headquarters in Danbury from August 14 through September 17

Monday, August 2, 2010

Joe DiGuiseppi '02

Joe DiGuiseppi is preparing a large brick wall on the side of an Omaha Beef building along Crosby Street to be transformed in coming weeks with a mural that depicts urban life in Danbury.

Joe was commissioned to do the work by local developer Dan Bertram, who owns the building on Crosby Street across from the front of Omaha Beef.

The mural will include 12 separate panels depicting downtown shopping, nightlife and the dance studio.

He added that, as a city native, it is great to see all the positive changes in Danbury in recent years and to be a part of them.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Carmen Lund MFA '05

ENVISION IT! ~ Cut and Paste the Future of Your Dreams, Sunday, September 12, 2010

Want to see your future and hidden passions revealed in living color? Create your very own Envision It! www.leapwithcarmenlund.com/leap-events/

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Silo Gallery 2010

Nancy Cassidy MFA '05, Brie McDonald MFA '10 and Jill Sarver MFA '10

August 7 - September 12
Juried Still Life Exhibition Prospectus

The still life exhibition is a juried competition organized by The Silo Gallery Director, Valerie Culbertson with guest juror, painter Bob Lenz.
Show opens August 7 from 3 - 5 pm
Hunt Hill Farm Trust, 44 Upland Road, New Milford CT 06776-2199; T 860.355.0300

http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/index.php?/gallery/#jury

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fran Patnaude

AUGUST 8, 2010 CREATIVITY NETWORKING: The "Don’t Know" of Creativity ... with artist and educator Fran Patnaude; and Steven Dahlberg, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination. We have become a culture obsessed with measuring everything under the sun. Why then wouldn't we need to find some standard or measurement to gauge the creative process? We'll investigate and focus on the aspects that are beyond measure and beyond formula that are critical to clarifying and cultivating the natural accord of creativity. The workshop includes hands-on activities, silence and meditation as tools to experience the important space of stillness within a person's creative process. Creativity Networking is Sunday, August 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm,44 Upland Road, New Milford CT, 06776-2199,T 860.355.0300

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vincent Baldassano

"A Season of Renewal" at Artifacts Lanier, Darien, CT is extended through the summer - It features old masters, indian miniatures, & contemporary artists - Joseph Beuys & Ellsworth Kelly most recognizable with Vincent Baldassano.
Vincent says, "Good Show"

Artifacts Lanier
979 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 202-7665

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ed Little

Ed Little has a selection of his work on exhibit at the Burnham Library in Bridgewater, CT, through July. Please stop by.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gulgun Aliriza MFA '07 and Chris Durante '82

Artist As Curator, an exhibition curated by Kehler Liddell Gallery’s artists, who live and work in New Haven and surrounding areas, including Gulgun Aliriza MFA '07 and Chris Durante '82 among others.

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 11, 3-6pm; Artist Conversation, 3pm.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Friday, 10-4pm; Saturday - Sunday, 11-4pm; Also open by appointment. 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515, Tel: 203.389.9555, Email: kehlerliddell@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vincent Baldassano, Juror for HVCA show and sale

CALL TO ARTISTS
ART EXHIBIT& SALE
September 9-23 2010
Danbury Fair – Center Court
Details and prospectus can be found at

http://wcsu.edu/artalumni/calendar.asp

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Metropolitan Museum of Art photo contest

It's Time We Met


There are 17 days left to enter the It's Time We Met photo contest.

Share photographs of moments you've spent with friends and family at the Met's Main Building and The Cloisters Museum and Gardens for a chance to win a framed poster signed by American artists Doug and Mike Starn, whose new work, Big BambĂș: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop, is currently installed on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.

Browse the terrific images our visitors have shared in the Museum's Flickr group pool.

The contest runs through July 6. Please visit our Met Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/metmuseum/discuss/72157624107485807/ for complete rules.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bridget Grady MFA '04

Bridget writes, "Hey everyone! I'm still in Singapore but my paintings are in New York.I'm a finalist at the Nabi Gallery. Who knows maybe Robert Redford will be there:):)So check it out if your in the hood.The opening is this Thursday, June 10 at the Nabi Gallery.The show's up for a month.Peace,Bridget

Environmental Art Awards Exhibition
Winning entries in the Natural Resource Defense Council's environmental art prize go on view Thursday, June 10, at the Nabi Gallery in New York City. The show includes six paintings by the prizewinner, Saundra McPherson, along with a selection of work by other finalists. The Nabi is at 137 West 25th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, and hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 6.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees have been asked to RSVP by e-mailing members@nrdc.org or calling (212) 727-4510. The show will remain on view through July 21.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Exhibit of Pamela Hochstetter's '80 recent paintings

"In Light of the Feminine"

June 1 - July 3, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 5, 5-7pm
Everyone is invited to attend
Burnham Library
62 Main Street South, Bridgewater, CT

Regular library hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 9-6, Thursday 9-5, Saturday 9-1
Additional information: 860-354-8687

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Creative Clusters - All Artists Networking Forum

Friday, June 4, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
at the Danbury Music Centre
256 Main Street
Danbury, CT

A cross-disciplinary and informal networking forum for the free and open exchange of information and ideas. Looking to connect, share your work, problem solve, new opportunities, don’t miss this!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

June 21 deadline for local Call to Artists

CALL FOR ENTRIES
WESTY'S ART SHOW - CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

SEE PDF FLYER

Dates & Deadlines
June 21 Deadline for Registrations or when full
June 25 1-3PM Drop Off Artwork
June 25 6:30PM Opening Reception
June 25 – June 28 Art Exhibit
June 28 5-7PM Pick up Artwork

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Call for Artists KAA

Kent, CT - The Kent Art Association located at 21 South Main Street, Kent CT (Rte. 7, south of the monument) continues its season with a call for artists for Member Show II. This is a non–juried show and both representational and non representational work may be entered.

Receiving is on Saturday, June 12th from 11am to 2pm and up to 2 original artworks and sculptures will be accepted. Five $100 Awards will be presented for outstanding work in any medium. One award is for CT 375th anniversary subject matter. Judges for this show are: Leslie Levy, Paul Gould and Betty Christensen. Artists can become members at receiving. For a prospectus or more information on this show please visit the web site at www.kentart.org or call The Gallery at the Kent Association at 860.927.3989. The Gallery is open throughout the show from Thursday thru Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

Friday, May 21, 2010

2010 MFA in New York City

MFA 2010 at Blue Mountain Gallery
Blue Mountain Gallery 530 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001

June 22 - July 10, 2010

Reception: Thursday, June 24, 5-8 pm

For more information about the artists go to: The WCSU graduate studies website : http://www.wcsu.edu/graduate/degrees/moabiomsa.asp and click on the link on the far right side.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Carmen Lund MFA '05

Big Brush Workshop – Play with Paint and Free up your Creativity!
Course Code: CLUNDSUN10AM052310
Spring 2010
Sunday, 05/23/2010
Time: 10am - 2pm
Duration: One-Day
Can you remember when, as a child, you had no fear, no judgmental voice? You could paint anything you saw. Your possibilities were limitless and you had no fears or angst. This workshop will transport you to a time when you felt sheer joy and freedom in express yourself. You will play with paint, as you once did before you learned that you needed to get serious, get it right or forget about painting. There is no right or wrong in this workshop, anything goes. You will be surprised and amazed at the results!
Silvermine Guild Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
P. 203-966-9700

Jamison Odone MFA '10

Jamison gave an author talk and signing at the Boston Public Library at 2pm on Sunday 5/16

www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com
www.twitter.com/jamisonodone

http://bpl.org Come and celebrate Children's Book Week with Jamison Odone, who will visit the Boston Public Library for an author presentation and drawing demostration suitable for ages 5 and up. Odone will read from sections of his new book and demonstrate how to draw the characters from his deconstructed version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The children will be invited to draw along with Mr. Odone.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Joan Polzin MFA '05


Just a reminder that Joan Polzin MFA '05 will be on the Rabbi Rock show this Monday night on local Carter Cable, channel 21, at 8PM.

She writes. "I've done a couple of new paintings too, but they won't be on my web site until after the opening... Here is a preview of one.

I hope to see you on May 29th, 12-2:30, to celebrate the opening of the show. Come and enjoy some kosher noshes with me." Joan

--
Website with Israel paintings
http://www.joanpolzinart.com

Friday, April 30, 2010

Karen Bartone MFA '09

Connecticut Women Artist, Inc., 81st Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Juror Alyssa Monks.
Ms. Bartone has received an Honorable Mention Award for her painting Hole, from the series, Hot Sexy Fruit. She has also been accepted as a juried member of the CWA. This exhibition is at the John Slade Ely House, in New Haven, CT. The exhibition is from May 9 - June 6 with an opening reception on May 9 from 2-5pm.

Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT, 5th Crossing Exhibition Annual Juried, Juror Sharon L. Butler.
Ms. Bartone's painting, White Trash, from the series, Americana, was juried into the Hygienic Art Gallery and on exhibition from April 24-May 22. Opening Reception April 24th 7-10pm.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fran Patnaude

Francis T. Patnaude Jr is showing collages and sculpture at the Johnson Art Center, Foreman School, 12 Norfolk Road, Litchfield CT Monday through Friday 9 - 3, Saturday 9:30 - noon from May 3 through May 15. Opening reception May 8 from 4 - 7 pm. For information Fran45@aol.com

Silo Gallery features WestConn artists

Bob Alberetti, Mounira Stott MFA '04 and Tony Zatzick MFA '04 at The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm opening May 15 from 3 - 5 pm. The exhibit runs through June 20.

Workshop retreats at The Millay Colony

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers four-day workshop retreats on the Colony's sylvan setting. Each class includes twelve hours of workshop time, all meals, and ample time to work, ruminate and explore our lush surroundings. Private bedrooms and spacious private studios are provided.

June 30 - July 3: Family: Artmaking with Nina Katchadourian
July 30 - August 2: Archives and Ephemera: Poetry with Ronaldo Wilson
Sept 30 - Oct 3: Weather as Muse: Video with Bernadine Mellis
Oct 30 - Nov 2: After Copenhagen: Ecopoetics with Jonathan Skinner
please visit www.millaycolony.org/workshops or call 518-392-4144.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jamison Odone MFA'10


This Friday 4/24 I'll be at the Barnes and Noble in Enfield CT at 7pm for an author reading and book signing.
25 Harzard Street, 860-745-7315
Any folks out Boston way I'll be giving a presentation and book signing at The Boston Public Library on Sunday May 16th at 2pm...more to come on this.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chris Durante '82

Chris Durante '82 in the Durante-Fucigno Exhibition at 22 Haviland Street Gallery in South Norwalk, CT. April 16 - May 30, with an opening reception April 16 from 6 - 9 pm. There is alo an artist's talk on May 2 at 2 pm. For more information 203852-6727

Polly Messer '98

Grayson Hugh with Polly Messer
Saturday, April 24th , 9:00pm - opening act 8:00pm
Palace Theater, Main St. Danbury
Tickets at door, $15 adults, $12.50 students & seniors

Polly says, "If you told me in 1965 that someday in the year 2010 I would be performing at "The Palace" - i would say you're crazy.....This could be a career highpoint!

I hope to see some of you on the 24th to hear Grayson & me - if you've never seen us, Grayson is a powerhouse piano player and brilliant songwriter - our vocal harmonies are like another instrument.....we will be performing songs from our new release "An American Record" as well as his other hits & movie songs!"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Graphic Design suggestions

I've had a request to add more graphic design opportunites. http://cadc.org/ CT Art Director's Club posts jobs for graphic designers. Check it out for suggestions. CADC offers member benefits from networking events and programs featuring America’s most inspiring creatives to the Annual Awards Show that recognizes Connecticut’s best work.

AIGA, the professional association for design, has been advancing the value of designers since 1914 through member resources and as the collective voice of the profession. Membership in AIGA offers great value, including tangible and intangible benefits. Membership runs from September through August and ends on August 31 regardless of when you join. Both memberships are based on your level.

Check out Linked In and Facebook for fellow graphic designers. I am on both and try to tell the world about all of you :)

Additional Sources: ICC - independent creative club and check out design competitions in Print Magazines, HOW magazines. If find a competition you want posted, let me know and I will add to blog and calendar.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CAMERAWORKS

3rd annual CameraWorks exhibition will be juried by Harvey Stein of International center of Photography, School of Visual Arts and Umbrella Arts Gallery. Call for Entries is currently underway – Click here to download CameraWorks prospectus (http://rgoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/OnePageProspectus11.pdf). Deadline is April 30. Exhibition will be held June 6 – June 27 with an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday, June 6.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

CameraWorks is designed as an exploration of all the photographic arts from the most traditional to the least conventional. We welcome all formats – b/w or color, film or digital, photo collage, montage and videos. More information found at www.rgoa.org.

Monday, March 29, 2010

another online venue for your art

Lisa Scails Executive Director of HVCA says, "We have enhanced our member's listings under the "Arts-Culture Directory". Now we offer our members more space to develop a portfolio and promote their work! Here is what this means to you!:If you're a member and a professional in the creative community or an entrepreneur that provides creative services, we can offer you more to promote your work with photographs sampling your work. Go to the page and see for yourself! If you don't have a website, you can use the URL from your HVCA portfolio so people can find you. If you have a website or blog, we still add a link to your website that will drive even more traffic your way. Don't see your listing or you want to make some revisions? Email me directly at lscails@snet.net."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

John Kane '76

John Kane's photos helped the Pilobolus Dance Theater web site become
one of five finalist out of hundreds of web site for a 2009 Webby
award for Best use of Photography. Presented this year by David
Bowie, the Webbys are "the internet's highest honor" according to the
New York Times. The Webbys are the Oscars of the internet
I was incredibly happy just to be a finalist" said Kane who works out
of his farm in New Milford where he also hosts the New England
Photographic Workshop. Kane has also, on occasion, taught at WCSU as an adjunct faculty.

From the London Daily Mail, Easy as ABC: Dance group members contort into all 26 letters of the alphabet http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1258281/Easy-ABC-Dance-group-members-contort-26-letters-alphabet.html Visit the website to see the article.

John is having the inaugural show at a new gallery in Kent,
CT. It is the annex to the Morrison, so it is important. It is
getting hung now and we will do a hard opening in the near future. Details will follow.

Another publication including his work http://www.ruralintelligence.com/index.php/style_section/style_articles_house/

Friday, March 26, 2010

Call for Artists -Annual Kent Art Association Spring Juried Show

The Gallery at the Kent Art Association invites all representational artists to enter the annual KAA Spring Juried Show, which runs from April 18 until Sunday, June 6. Receiving will take place at The Gallery at the Kent Art Association on Route 7, just south of the monument, Friday, April 16 from 1 pm to 4 pm and Saturday, April 17 from 10 am to 1 pm. All work must be original and for sale. A copy of the prospectus can be found at www.kentart.org. For more information call the Gallery at 860.927.3989.

$1100 in prizes will be awarded. The judges for the show are Thomas Atkins, Janice Baragwanath and Joel Spector.

The Opening Reception will be on Friday evening April 23 from 5 to 7 pm and the Awards Reception is scheduled for Saturday afternoon April 24 from 2 to 4 pm with awards presented at 3 pm.

Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Alain Picard '97

3 Week Special Offer
My current Portrait Class will begin a new pose on Tuesday, March 30. There is space available if you'd like to join us for the last three sessions.

Be inspired,
Alain
Portraits From Life
Three Week Studio Class
Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm
March 30, April 6 & 13
alain@picardstudio.com or call Picard Studio at 203.297.1399

Location: Picard Studio
Cost: $175

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Eileen Coladarci '96

I'm updating all artist information. Email me! or add comments here.

Galgun Aliriza MFA '07

Eight VIEWS
APRIL 3 - MAY 2, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 3, 4-6 PM
Meet the artist and chat with them about their unique views on capturing the essence of landscape as well as how they approach their work in general. Free and open to the public.

Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Plaza / PO BOX 173
Washington Depot, CT 06794
860. 868. 2878
www.washingtonartassociation.org

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

NANCY WHITE CASSIDY '96

I want to let you all know about an 8-week class I have upcoming at Washington Art Association in Washington Depot, CT.
Soft Pastels in Spring
8 Mondays, April 19th - June 14th (NO class on Memorial Day!)
Last class on June 14th will be held off-site, location TBD
$140 mbr $185 non-mbr

To register, call WAA at 860-868-2878 or visit their website: www.washingtonartassociation.org/education/artclasses/drawing (Winter classes are still on their site. The spring semester classes will be posted online soon.) Registration for the spring semester begins on Tuesday, March 30th.

I want everyone to know that I can tailor this class to meet your needs for the following media: oil & acrylic painting, pastels, drawing in graphite or charcoal, illustration, perspective or composition.
Nancy White Cassidy
House on the Hill Studio Illustration & Design
860-350-3423
www.nancycassidy.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

Marcella Kurowski '05

Saturday March 20 Marcella Kurowski '05 opens Looketha's Exploding Head as part of a 10 event show at 83 Bank Street, New London from 7 - 10 pm. The show is through April 17. Hygienic Art

Monday, March 8, 2010

Silvermine Guild of Artists - Art of the Northeast

Silvermine Guild Arts Center sent a reminder - Last chance to submit your work for Art of the Northeast! Deadline is Wednesday March 10th!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Marjorie Portnow and Christine Hartman Exhibition

Marjorie Portnow "Three years of Plein Air Landscape Painting" in the front room) with
Christine Hartman, drawings and paintings (in the back room)

March 1- March 28, 2010 at Oxbow Gallery
275 Pleasant St. Northampton, MA 01060
413 586 6300
Opening Reception March 12, Friday 4-8 PM
Gallery hours Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jamison Odone MFA '10 Tuesday, March 9

Jamison Odone MFA '10 will be in Warner Hall on Tuesday, March 9 from 4 - 5 pm to sign copies of his just released book, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," part of his "Stickfiguratively Speaking" series from Publishing Works Inc. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Call for Artists KAA Receiving

Saturday MARCH 13 Call for Artists at The Kent Art Association begins its Member Show.  Accepts representational and non objective original work in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, acrylics, small sculpture and artistic collage. Entry fee is $20 for members for up to two pieces and artwork must be hand delivered. Artists can become members at receiving which will take place at The Gallery on Saturday, March 13th from 11 am to 2 pm.  Five cash awards will be given. The judges for this show are Edward DeVoe, Marija McCarthy, and Adele Moros. The chairperson is Murielle Duchesne. The show runs from March 14th – April 11th. For a prospectus or more information on this show please visit the web site at www.kentart.org or call at 860.927.3989. The Gallery is open throughout the show from Friday thru Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm and is located at 21 South Main Street, Kent CT (Rte. 7, south of the monument).


A free presentation will be offered to members on Saturday, March 13th from 10am – 11am. The topic is “How to Get the Digital Image” presented by Will Kefauver.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Picard Studio Portrait Classes Space Available

Alain Picard '97 writes, "There's still space available in my upcoming Portrait Studio Class beginning in March. I'd love to see you there!

Also, be sure to check out the portrait demonstration link to view the recent pastel demonstration pictured at the Foxboro Art Association.
http://www.alainjpicard.com/www.alainjpicard.com/Portrait_Demo.html

Shapes, Values and Edges- a simple approach to portrait painting. I've devoted my spring teaching schedule to this clear and empowering approach. If you've ever dreamed of painting a lifelike portrait, come and join us! All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome.

Be inspired,
Alain
12 Hillside Road | Southbury CT 06488 | 203.297.1399
details and registration form: www.picardstudio.com or email: alain@picardstudio.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07

Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07 writes to invite you to Camelot Development, 51 Crescent Ave. Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, February 27, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the opening of "Industrial Strength," a juried show that includes several of my recent pieces.

The show is sponsored by The Gallery at Black Rock, but will take place at Camelot Development. The opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 27, from 3-8pm. The show will be open for viewing the following four Saturdays from noon until 4pm. I hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Hey Everybody,
With my new book series (and first graphic novel chapter book) about to be released, I figured I'd send off an email about it before my life becomes too hectic to email. The series is called Stickfiguratively Speaking, and the first book that has been retold and illustrated(in stick figures) by the pen of Jamison Odone is, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. A quick note about this project and specifically a illustrating text as beloved as Alice:

This all happened so fast and the drawings and writing became a marathon of work within a three month span of sleepless nights, gallons of coffee and plenty of re-runs of House. I'm quite proud of this book and the series as a whole. Everybody knows the story of Alice and the perfect drawings of John Tenniel, my goal with the first book in the series was to do something completely different from the Victorian eloquence of the Tenniel drawings, and make the story my own. I have done this book with an extreme amount respect for Carroll and Tenniel and I am proud to say that this version of Alice, truly looks like no other.

With the release of the book I will also be hopping around from place to place with what is already quite a full list of signings and events. I'm going to do my very best to keep all of these updated and posted on my blog(www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com) so please keep checking in.

The book is available for pre-order now but the official release date is March 5th. All of the usual book sellers in stores and online will have it--Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders as well as getting it directly through the publisher(which I suggest), at www.publishingworks.com. The staff at this publishing house has been so great to work with. Their enthusiasm and love of this book has really kept a smile on my face. They are a promotions MACHINE and have been lining up some really cool events--

Very soon, the party store chain Iparty, will announce a contest where I will come to one school in each of the New England states, Iparty and I will have what is being called, "An Art Class In Wonderland". The schools will win copies of the book as well as a completely decked out Wonderland themed party for a class of kiddies. Sound cool? It will be!

I've attached an image of the book cover so feel free to send it around to your friends and TELL THE UNIVERSE about it!


My blog: www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com
My Twitter: www.twitter.com/jamisonodone

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pastel - Invitational February 20

Gregory James Gallery Promotes Pastel Artists Inaugural Pastel - Invitational February 20 - March 27, 2010 - Opening Reception Sat, Feb. 20 5-7 - including Alain Picard '97 and Joel Spector, former adjunct professor. 860-354-3436 - 13 Main Street, New Milford, CT - www.gregoryjamesgallery.com

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Selections from the WCSU Collection

An exhibition of artworks from the collection of Western Connecticut State University will be on view at the Higgins Hall Gallery in Danbury, CT from February 24th through March 16th.

The works are assembled from various collections at the midtown campus, most notably the Truman Warner Anthropological Collection from the archives at the Haas Library. This stunning, unique collection consists primarily of ceremonial masks and hand-carved musical instruments from Africa, Asia and New Guinea . During his travels in the 1960s through the 1980s, Truman Warner collected many of the pieces for use in his anthropology classes.

Other selections in this exhibition include a diverse group of paintings dating from the early Twentieth Century to the present, along with a collection of Twentieth Century prints. In various methods of etching, woodblock, silkscreen and lithography, artists such as Robert Natkin, Leonard Baskin and Will Barnett are represented.

The Higgins Hall Gallery is located on the first floor, room 101, in Higgins Hall on the White Street campus in Danbury , Connecticut . It is open to the public during this show, February 24 – March 16, Mondays through Thursdays, 12 – 4 pm.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Missy Hatch Sheldrake '00, muralist

I’d like to invite you to visit my website and have a look at my newest galleries. 2010 started out with a bang, allowing me to add four distinctly different murals to my portfolio!

An ordinary white bedroom was transformed into a modern, elegant, pink-striped girls room in South Riding: http://muralsbymissy.com/pink1.html

Drama was added to a personal dance studio in Fairfax Station: http://muralsbymissy.com/broadway.html

A magical forest was created for a little girl in Fairfax: http://www.muralsbymissy.com/unicorn_fairies.html

Finally, I hand-painted a simple, modern embellishment for a baby boy’s nursery in Fairfax: http://www.muralsbymissy.com/boy_tree.html

To all of you who have encouraged and supported me, especially my clients, you have my heartfelt gratitude. As always, I love to hear your suggestions and feedback, so please feel free to reply and let me know what you think. If you’ve been considering a mural or have a friend who may be interested, don’t forget that my consultations are always free.

Thanks again, and here’s to a fantastic year!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Eva Kulak Weymouth '86

E.K. Weymouth Design notecards in a tin entitled "connected" are now available at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art gift shop in Hartford, CT.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Art a la Carte at Silvermine

Meet the Artists Friday, February 5 at 6:30 pm for Art a la Carte, an informal art discussion led by Jeffery Mueller, Gallery Director at Silvermine Guild of Artists, along with the 2010 new members, including Chris Durante '82.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Workshop: Collage - Expanding the Boundaries

Bob and Mary Lou Alberetti write, "Please join us for a two-day workshop of collage and mixed media, for all skill levels, at the Alberetti Studios in New Fairfield, CT on April 10 and 11. Sessions are from 10 am - 4 pm, with lunch included.

In this workshop taught by both Bob and Mary Lou Alberetti, we will explore some new and exciting techniques with collage using transfer methods and photograph-alteration, as well as exploring the "cut, tear and paste-collage - fumage-montage” traditions used by Schwitters, Picasso, Max Ernst, Romaire Bearden, Honelore Barron, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Using a variety of cast-off papers, new printed and plain papers, cloth, string, receipts, maps - the detritus of everyday life - that can be cut and pasted, each student will create finished collages which may also be used as a starting point for works in other media. Tear and repair, photomontage, sliced typography, transfer, abrading, puncturing, distressing and suturing are many of the techniques that will be demonstrated and employed in this workshop. We will explore subject matter ranging from landscape, to still life, to cityscape, or create a portrait, or an abstract piece, or any subject of your choosing.

Emphasis will be given to technique, composition, contrast, and color relationships. An investigation of collage through a series of exercises will develop the artist's awareness and potential of this unique art form. We will provide the basic materials but encourage you to bring your favorite tools or materials. You are encouraged to bring, or send ahead, some digital photos you might like to include in your work.

The two-day workshop fee is $180 per person. Please note we are limiting the class size to 10.
We are very excited about this April workshop and look forward to your interest.
Please call 203-746-1321 or
Thanks"

Exciting new Websites

Karen Bartone MFA '09 has a new website, view her work, see upcoming events and/or contact her at www.karenbartone.com.


Missy Hatch Sheldrake '00 - m u r a l i s t says, "I
went back to my true love, painting. I have a new mural website up http://www.muralsbymissy.com.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Patricia Corcoran, '85

I have applied for the State of Ct. Artists Grant and will be notified in April. Let you know how it goes and what I will be doing.Also, my artwork can be see on Saatchi at
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/Patte+Corcoran/92109.html

2009 Webby Award finalist

John Kane is a 2009 Webby award finalist in the Best use of
Photography For a Web Site. One of three finalist from thousands of
nominations, the images were shot for the 2010 Pilobolus Dance Theater
calendar and were integrated into the companies web site. The Webby
Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the
Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are
presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences,
which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts,
business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities,
and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees
and other Internet professionals. The Academy is an intellectually
diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and
David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf and political columnist
Arianna Huffington.

John is a 1976 WCSU grad, an occasional adjunct professor and also a
past winner of a silver medal form the New York Art Director's Club.

News Times Article featuring Odone

Jamison Odone, (M.F.A. illustration 2010) is initiating a series of children’s books written and illustrated by him, entitled Stickfiguratively Speaking. The series, to be published by Publishing Works, Inc. of Exeter, New Hampshire, will be introduced on March 5th with the first book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Although still a student, Jamison is already highly recognized in the children’s publishing field through his earlier books "Honey Badgers" and "Bedtime Train".

Jamison was featured in the News Times on January 24, 2010. A copy of this article has been included on the website: http://wcsu.edu/artalumni/OdoneDNT12410.html

Scan Art Show

Alain Picard '97 will demonstrate the technique of painting a landscape in pastel at Lexington Gardens on Saturday, January 30 at 12:30 pm.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Introduction

I have been asked to create a venue to allow our Western Connecticut State University Artists to share their news, their shows and their needs. I would like your comments and suggestions and if necessary your assistance in creating a valuable tool to be utilized by our art alumni, the students and our professors.