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 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.

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,
12 Hillside Road | Southbury CT 06488 | 203.297.1399
details and registration form: or email:

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( 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 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!

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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 -

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:

Drama was added to a personal dance studio in Fairfax Station:

A magical forest was created for a little girl in Fairfax:

Finally, I hand-painted a simple, modern embellishment for a baby boy’s nursery in Fairfax:

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

Exciting new Websites

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

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