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

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 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. 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.