Friday, November 30, 2012

Catherine Vanaria posted on FB: Focus page

Get your work seen. Be a Flak Photo contributor. is an online photography channel that presents the work of artists, curators and bookmakers to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. Submissions are open to the public and accepted on a rolling basis. Contributors retain all copyright on submitted materials and are credited with a published biography + website links. The site provides a variety of unique opportunities for collaborative publication + exhibition, including:

Call to student photographers

With the fall school semester quickly coming to a close, it's an ideal time to select your best images for entry in PDNedu's tenth annual student photo contest. We've got an incredible prize package for winning entries in our seven contest categories and a great line up of judges reviewing the work.

Students can submit a single photo or a series of up to six images per entry, with no limit to the number of entries submitted; however, all submissions must be made by students currently enrolled in college or high school. Online entries only.

All submissions received by Friday, December 21 cost just $12 an entry. If you're an educator looking to submit on behalf of your class, contact John Gimenez at for special group-rate deals.

Call to Artists - ESCAPE to the Arts, Danbury

ESCAPE to the Arts, Danbury

Big or Small: Creativity Comes in All Sizes

The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts invites artists working in all media to submit artwork in the upcoming exhibition Big or Small: Creativity Comes in All Sizes. Works of art should either be considered small (less than 12 inches in size) or big (more than 36 inches).
This show will run from December 10, 2012 through January 18, 2013 in the Art Gallery at ESCAPE to the Arts, Danbury, CT. Delivery of work is December 4-5 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Entry fees: $10 for one entry, $15 for two, $20 for three. For more information visit

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Call to artists - RGA

Resolution 2013 Prospectus- CALL TO ARTISTS
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield

Important Dates:
Receiving: Friday, Jan. 11–Sun., Jan. 13, 12–4pm
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 19, 4–6pm; snow date: Sun., Jan 20, 4–6pm
Pick Up of All Art Work: Sun., Feb. 17, 4pm, Mon. & Tues., Feb 18 & 19, 12–4pm.

Resolution isn't just a word for the effort we might make at the beginning of the year to lose weight or recycle more. Resolution can also refer to a conflict, for example, within the artistic process, which has been brought to conclusion-or not! Our art-making presents us with many challenges, and this members-only show seeks art that reflects the ways the concept of resolution applies.

Up to three entries in any media may be submitted. Wall-hung art must be wired and ready for hanging; sculptors must supply their own pedestals if necessary. Work cannot weigh more than 150 lbs., or be larger than 60 inches in any direction. Artists might be asked to set up unusual installations.

For each entry, please write a description of the resolution referred to in the work. You can write one sentence, or a paragraph, but not more than 150 words. The writings will be displayed along with your art. We have found that visitors to the Guild actually do read the written pieces, so please take the time to explain your work and draw your viewer in.

Please download the entry form from the web site (when available) and bring it to the guild. Also, email and attach a separate Word file for each work you submit to: Name each file as follows: last name firstinitial short title.doc. Each document must include your name, the title of the work, the medium, and the price typed on separate lines, followed by your statement. Please do not use any special formatting within the document.

For example, the text for a single entry would look like this:
Maggie Smith
Breaking the Barrier
The description of wind and water in the medium of paint has been an ongoing challenge in my work in the last 25years. Finally, I figured out how to represent these elements so that….etc, etc….up to 150 words!

The title of this document would be: smith m breaking.doc. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Guild.

The entry fee is $10 per piece. The standard Guild commission rate is 40/60% for all sales of art exhibited in the show.

Jerrial Young


WCSU concert choir performs with New Haven Symphony

The Western Connecticut State University concert choir will travel to New Haven on Thursday night (tonight) to perform with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The groups will perform “Carmina Burana” as part of School Night at The Symphony.

The students will work with music director William Boughton, who has guest-conducted orchestras around the world, according to a WestConn statement. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra won the Adventurous Programming Award in 2011 and has been featured in several films, radio broadcasts and concerts.

The show begins at 7 p.m. in Woosley Hall, 500 College St., New Haven. Tickets range from $15 to $69 and are available through the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

* Gulgun Aliriza * Margaret Grimes *

Gulgun Aliriza & Margaret Grimes are part of a group show Points of View at the Blue Mountain Gallery Artists

Points of View
Group Exhibition, Gallery Artists
December 1 – 22, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION : Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 – 6pm

• Standpoint • Position • Approach • Stance • Opinion • Vantage Point • • Angle • Survey • Scrutiny • Perspective • Belief • Attitude • Judgment •

Blue Mountain Gallery showcases the gallery artists in “Points of View” December 1-22 with a reception Saturday, December 1st from 3 to 6 pm. While any work of art is an artist’s point of view, the works in this exhibition focus on that quality. The pieces include interpretations of microscopic forms, expressive manipulations of unusual angles of vision, playful placements of figures whose points of view contrast with that of the artist and more abstract presentations of a visual experience. Reflecting the broad range of artistic approaches, the literal positions taken include a range from precarious to stable, and the kind of details varies from carefully detailed to highly abstracted and expressive. The exhibition includes sculpture, prints, drawings, mixed media and paintings.

Images of over 22 works from this large group show can be previewed at

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pop Up Art Bethel’s holiday show

Fine Arts and Crafts at Pop Up Art Bethel’s Second Run By Pop Up Art Productions

More than sixteen local artists are on display at Pop Up Art Bethel’s holiday show, hosted by local residents Frank Kara and Michael Seri from November 24 through January 6.

The first Pop Up Art Bethel show in June, 2012 was a huge success, said Kara, and convinced him and Seri to do it again in December.

“Lots of people are unaware just how much really good art is being made in the area,” said Kara. “This show gives everyone a chance to see the kind of creativity that goes on in Bethel. Plus, people who come to the gallery might find the perfect, locally made holiday gift. Can I say that art is the gift that keeps on giving?”

Pop Up Art Bethel is housed in a building that was formerly a sign shop. The wide, open space with its white walls and lots of natural light lends itself perfectly for displaying a variety of artistic mediums.

Pop Up Art Bethel is located at 161 Greenwood Avenue, across from Bethel Cinema. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 24 from 5-8 pm. Regular gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 2-9pm and Sunday noon-7pm. For more information, call (203)994-2756.

Bryan Bielefeldt

dreamscapes design group wrote, "We LOVE having our studio in beautiful Essex, CT! So it was our honor to donate this artwork for the ESSEX HOLIDAY STROLL this Saturday, December 1st from noon to 5PM. We hope to see you there!"

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Job opportunity - ARTS!

Westport Arts Center JOB OPPORTUNITY:

Westport Arts Center seeks a skilled and innovative part-time art educator to deliver art classes and therapeutic arts experiences to a wide range of special populations, including children with special needs, seniors, military veterans and hospital patients. This teaching artist will report to the Director of Education, and collaborate with the Westport Arts Center's education department to design, manage, and implement a variety of dynamic art programs and workshops in various settings.


Undergraduate or master’s degree in art education or art therapy. Excellent artistic and professional skills, attention to detail, ability to initiate, implement, and deliver innovative education programs as part of a creative and collaborative team. Must have the ability to interact effectively with all age levels, need levels, and cultural backgrounds.

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Buckholtz

Crown of Clowns at The Mercurial Gallery

11/7/12 – 12/14 Featuring illustrative paintings by Jeff Buckholz and Andrew Werner.

Artist talk Wednesday, November 21, 6pm.

Music performance by Ben Simon Saturday, December 8, 7pm.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nancy White Cassidy MFA '05

Nancy writes, "Just when I thought life couldn't get much more hectic, a great opportunity presented itself: a fabulous space opened up at The Snowflake Inn in Jackson Village. On Dec. 1st, I'll be opening Cassidy Gallery at Jackson Village, featuring my work along with about a dozen other fine artists, jewelers and artisans. More info to come!!"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07

Ginger writes, "Merging two distinctly different disciplines (public health and art) takes finesse. Thank you Editor Michael Greenwood! I am very excited about the quarterly issue of The Yale School of Public Health Magazine.
Please see page #25

Nick Molle Productions

Nick writes, "Don't miss our live broadcast of Estes Park's Catch the Glow Parade on Baja Broadband Channel 8 this Friday, Nov. 23rd starting at 5:30 pm with your hosts Nick Mollé and Kirby Nelson. You can also watch it on our live stream at - then click on watch EPTV!"

Caroline Harman

Caroline Harman and Marc Chabot will be showing drawings at our Field Projects Space. The Reception will be in conjunction with the Lecture and book signing with Tracey O' Shaughnessy. Her book "Every Little Thing" is a collection of handpicked essays, many from her widely admired weekly column featured in the Waterbury Republican American.

Saturday, December 8th from 1-4.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Barbara Mansilla MFA '10


by barbaramansilla
My new piece "Christmas Morning" is going to be featured in the 3rd Annual Holiday Art Celebration  "Illumination of Imagination"  at the  SIX SUMMIT GALLERY!  


 6 Summit St Ivoryton, CT 06442.  Friday  November 30th, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Saturday  December 1st , 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The show will be up from Dec 1st to  Jan 5th , 2013
Gallery hours :    Wed-Thu: 11:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.   Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.     Sun: 12:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m
 Gallery Hours are subject to change so please call for  updates  860.581.8332 

Friday, November 16, 2012

WCSU Theatre Arts present....

December 4 at 7:00pm
December 5 at 7:00 pm
December 7 at 7:00 pm
December 7 at 9:00 pm Reimhold Theatre in Berkshire Hall
WCSU 181 White Street Danbury CT

A night of one act drama's directed by Sal Trapani's Directing 1 Class.

Tuesday 12/4 Group A: 7pm-9pm

Wednesday 12/5 Group B: 7pm-9pm

Friday 12/7 Groups A: 7pm Group B: 9pm

Group A:

"Traveler in the Dark" Directed by: Katie Armstrong

"Smoke Scenes" Directed by: Rachel Fournier

"Rosens Son" Directed by: Tyler McCombe

"The Room Inside the Room I'm In" Directed by: Anna Giordano

"Tongue Tied" Directed by Michelle O'Konis

Group B:

"Beer Girl" Directed by: Zak Klvana

"Yesterday's Window" Directed by: Suzzie Immergerion

"First Impressions" Directed by: Bri Bowman

"Tape" Directed by: Eric Steiner

"Misreadings" Directed by: Kayla Iorio

"Murder by Midnight" Directed by: Vincent McCoy

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Call for Artists - Art & Frame

Saturday, December 8, 2012.5:00pm until 7:00pm.. Art & Frame will be hosting its annual Small Works Show!  We are looking for artists of all ages, all styles, and all mediums!
Get your submissions in by December 4

Limit 3 entries per artist

Max size 13"x13" including frame (or 13" in all directions for 3-D works)

A $15 submission fee will be collected at time of drop-off

all works must be framed and/or ready to hang

Opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 5-7pm, We are excited to have Seth Lefferts as our musical guest for this evening!

this event is free and open to the public

any questions? call Art&Frame anytime during regular business hours at (203)748-0197 or send us an email at

Call for Artists - Silvermine School of Art

Annual Holiday Show and Sale Fundraiser - Call for Art!
Here is your opportunity to help support the Silvermine School of Art Children's Scholarship Fund - By selling your artwork or crafts at the Holiday Sale!!

Sale dates: Saturday, December 1st 10am - 4pm

Sunday, December 2nd 1pm - 5pm

What: Ceramics, Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, Jewelry, Drawings, Photographs, Fiber Arts, Cards, Ornaments, and Wearable Arts. Participants: Silvermine School of Art Students and Faculty Members

Size: Paintings and drawings should not be larger than 16"x20" (ready to hang)Small paintings and drawings are encouraged Price: Artwork should not exceed $1,000

Drop off: Wednesday, November 28th 1-5pm
Thursday, November 29th 10-5pm

Where: Main School Building
Setup: Friday, November 30th 10-5pm

Pickup: Sunday, December 2nd 5-7pm

Did you know? Last year Silvermine School of Art awarded a total of 60 scholarships to children ages 5-17, on the basis of financial need, giving young artists an opportunity to further their creative talents. We hope to be able to do the same this year, if not better! Volunteers Needed!
Please contact the school office if you'd like to help. 203 966 6668 x 13

Robert Crawford

Robert writes, "This weekend my painting "Barn on a Snowy Hill" will be offered for sale at the Safe Haven Art Show and sale. The proceeds going to help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Alan Picard '97

Alan sends a holiday invitation, "Come and join us for a festive evening of art making at this year's Holiday Workshop, taking place December 4th from 7:00 - 10:00pm, here at Picard Studio!

Check one gift off your list this holiday season by creating an original painting, a perfectly thoughtful gift for a loved one or friend. Alternatively, put it under your own tree this Christmas and enjoy it! Create a small oil or pastel painting in just one session. Cost: $50.

Be inspired,

Registration : Click here to download a registration form

Phyllis Boger MFA '02

Phyllis writes, We will have our wares for sale at the Memphis College of Art Bazaar this Friday and Saturday. Admission is free unless you want to pay $20 a person the first our for a sneak at all the great works of art for sale. Portion of sales benefit the collage of art."

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Casting Call invite from Cint Nejame

If you are interested after reading this, contact Michelle (address below) Send her a head shot and resume or just list your experience however brief....This is a very reputable source and could result in some great opportunities...

We are looking for local talent to cast for our staged reading of the screenplay. The movie will film this summer and any actors cast in the reading will have the opportunity to audition for the movie. We are located in Danbury, CT.
What is truly unique about this story is the opportunity to see the power of an educational program taught by a dynamic teacher and how the scope of those important lessons can ultimately shape and sometimes change lives. In this story we see the manifestation of those lessons through the eyes of our main character and how the impact of those lessons change decisions and impact other lives over the course of the film. The character education lessons utilized in this film were developed by Tim Salem, our screenwriter, and subsequently shared with colleagues in the Greater Danbury area.

We are also looking for some adult roles. If you should know of any adult, or student that you feel would be interested in any of the parts please contact me ASAP at:
Casting a staged reading of a new screenplay.
The film is a coming of age journey for a teenager who is struggling to find his identity. This inner turmoil puts him into direct conflict both at home and in school. His journey intersects with five other lives that are also dramatically altered as a result of their relationship with him. The character of the teacher is the inspiration for the main character to truly follow his heart and make the decisions that are right for him, despite being pulled in different directions by loved ones and friends.
Character descriptions:
Ty: (male) African American, Attractive, Athletic 16-18 yrs. Ty is bright, insightful, seemingly confident on the outside but struggling to find himself; conflicted initially caught in the web of popularity but slowly that is peeled away as he begins sees the world differently.
Kory: (female) Caucasian, 16-18 years. Extremely intelligent but not always confident enough to show it, somewhat withdrawn from the "in" crowd and still struggling to cope w/ Mom's untimely death and her Dad's issues.
Tiffany: (female) African American, 16-18 years. Beautiful, above average intellectually, but her intelligence is lost in her own narrow-minded view of the world in her eyes it is the "have's vs the have nots" she also relishes in her own popularity and enjoys being cruel.
Cal: (male) Caucasian, mid 40’s/early 50’s Struggling to cope with the loss of his wife and his responsibilities to his daughter; genius doctor who cannot seem to get back into a "normal" routine. His uncanny instincts as a doctor made him revered by colleagues.
Trevor: (male) African American mid 40’s-early 50’s. Ty’s father. Rose out of the depths of poverty to become an extremely successful businessman; however, he has forgotten his roots in the process as well as the empathy that accompanied that progression. Puts him in conflict with Ty.
Mrs. Laws: (female) mid 40’s-early 50’s. Deeply caring teacher who's singular goal is to make her students more empathetic, compassionate and widen perspectives she cares for the personal success of all students, putting their needs ahead of her own. Internally she struggles with the loss of her husband and is still ashamed about how she treated him initially; which fuels her desire to "do right" by kids even more.
Adele: (female) African American. 40s. Doting housewife and Mother who follows her husband's lead out of loyalty; but is conflicted as she sees her son growing/changing unfortunately, she waits too long to make her voice heard.
Emory: Ty's trusted best friend. Loyal, strong personality recognizes the unbelievable talent Ty posesses (perhaps more so than Ty!) the type of friend most would want in their corner. Good athlete but not in the caliber of Ty; and he is ok with that.
Braden: AA Lanky, Attractive. Outstanding athlete Very trendy. Needs to center of attention and trying to "make a name" for himself. Arrogant, cocky, unfriendly. He is conflicted between allowing himself to become a super-star athlete vs the brazen and bold lifestyle of the gang. Attracted to Tiffany.
Caitlin: Caucasian. 16-18. Kory’s best friend. Supportive friend. Caitlin is gay and bullied about her sexuality.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Carmen Lund MFA '06

Carmen invites you to The Big Brush Workshop™ for Children and AdultsSunday, November 18 at 11:00am at Silvermine Arts Center .

She writes, "The world is but a canvas to our imaginations." Henry Thoreau
I am taking time out from the busyness of the week to let my thoughts wander. I love having time to just dream. Hopefully, I will discover some interesting new ideas to use as the foundation for my next project.
What about you, what bold strokes are you putting on your canvas this weekend?"

Friday, November 9, 2012

MFA Visiting Artists Program at WCSU

Tuesday, November 13 at 11:00am at WCSU Department of Art in Viewing Room 1

Robert Crawford

Bob writes, "This weekend my painting "Barn on a Snowy Hill" will be offered for sale at the Safe Haven Art Show and sale. The proceeds going to help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Call to Artists

December 8 through January 20

We are very excited to announce the return of the Art & Frame Small Works Show!
Last year we had over 80 artists who participated with over 200 pieces of art on the walls. We had artists of all ages, all mediums, and all subjects, with both 2- and 3-dimensional works, and we hope to do the same again this year!
Are you interested in submitting your work? Here are the guidelines:
-Submission deadline is December 3
-An entry fee of $15 per artist will be collected at time of drop-off
-Limit 3 pieces per artist
-Maximum size 13"x13" including frame (13" in all directions for 3-dimensional works)
-All works must be frame and/or ready to hang
-Submission forms are available at Art & Frame of Danbury
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 5-7pm
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served
This event is free and open to the public
Live music TBA

Joen Spector, MFA '05


November 17, 2012 to January 5, 2013

SILVERPOINT Works by Joel Spector

Joel writes, "Here is my invitation for my upcoming show at the Silo (Hunt Hill Farm Trust). It will run from November 17, 2012-January 5, 2013.

Would love to see you all."

Artist’s Reception Saturday, December 15, 3 to 5 p.m.
Light appetizers from The Silo Cooking School
Wine from Hopkins Vineyard

Free to the public

“Fragments #6,

Watercolor, BodyColor and Pastel

Comic and Graphic Festival in Brooklyn

Click here to download the complete festival program.

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 12-7 pm, and is free and open to the public. It is based in two primary locations just blocks from each other in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as well as multiple satellite spaces across the city.

The exhibitors space, located at  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (275 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY) features nearly 100 publishers and artists displaying and selling their books, comics, zines, prints and other wares. Here is where you can also attend signings by our featured guests.

The other primary space, The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY), hosts a full day of exciting discussions and presentations by some of the most important artists in the medium.
The days before and after the 10th feature a host of  exhibitions, film screenings, receptions, and theatrical events all around city. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted.
We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WCSU opening at Reimold Theatre

CHARM SCHOOL, A Reformed Caberet
Opening Night November 8th • 7 p.m.

November 9th • 8 p.m.

November 10th • 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

$10 general admission   Reimold Theatre, Berkshire Hall,WCSU, 181 White St., Danbury, CT
Musical Direction: Tom Cuffari

Stage Manager: Leroy Walton

Assistant to the Director: Vincent McCoy

Lighting Design: Rachel Fournier

Costume Co-ordinator: Melissa Ottaviano

Call for Dancers!

Casting Call for Dancers!!

Mohegan Sun &  Entertainment is casting dancers for multiple nightlife spots at Mohegan Sun.

Female dancers 18 years or older!


November 29, 2012

Time: 8:00-10:00pm

Location: The Cabaret Theater- Mohegan Sun

Jerrial Young

Jerrial, writes, "On my way to nyc to start rehearsing for "Dust and Shadows" a 29 hour equity stage reading! I am excited to work with some broadway names...even if its for a week!"

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vincent Baldassano

Vincent writes, "I am exhibiting a series of recent works made in July at the American Academy in Rome, while a Visiting Artist. These will be on display at the National Academy in New York City October 2012 through January 2013
Please join me at the  
Opening on Thursday Evening, Nov. 8, 6 - 8:00 P.M.
or  they can be viewed Mondays thru Saturdays from 9AM to 9PM (except for Saturday 9AM to 4PM)."

Friday, November 2, 2012

Galleries in Chelsea hit by storm

Where Creations Faced Destruction

Published: October 31, 2012

The first thing you noticed walking through the streets lined with art galleries between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea, on Wednesday, was the constant, undulating roar of generators, and the hoses, in clumps of three or four, snaking out of just about every gallery, from which cold water that had come flooding in from the Hudson River now gushed into the street. But if you peeked into the darkened galleries — no one here had electricity — you got a sense of the toll Hurricane Sandy has taken on the district, an important part of the arts economy.

article continues at link

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vincent Baldassano

Vincent writes, "Hi

Tomorrow's opening at the National Academy Museum School is canceled until further notice.