Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ed Little

Ed writes, I've just added some new pieces and student work from 2012 - when you have a second go visit."

Phyllis Boger MFA '02

Phyllis writes, "I  had the great pleasure of being one of the judges for the 4th, 5th and 6th grade art at the Agricenter Delta Fair today. Let me tell you there are some really talented kids out there, and this was harder than judging an adult competition. "

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Westport Arts Center is lookig for Education Interns


WAC is looking for Fall/Spring season Education Interns.

Interns assist in developing, designing, and delivering art workshops to children ages 5-12. If you have experience working with children and are interested in a career in art and/or education, then this is the internship for you!

For more details, visit our website or contact Director of Education, Danielle Ogden at

Call for Artists! RGOA

35th Annual Juried Exhibition (Sept 22 – Oct 26, 2012)
Awards: $2,000 in cash awards: Best in Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Media: All media accepted but must be fully set up for on-site jurying. Any work previously exhibited in any exhibition at the Guild is not eligible for submission to this competition. All wall-hung pieces must be submitted securely wired for hanging. Sculpture must be fully assembled with its own secure, stable base; no component over 150 lbs. The Guild reserves the right to reject any entry that does not comply with guidelines.
Entry Fees: Open to all artists in Northeast U.S. Up to 3 works per artist. Fees: Guild members $20 per entry; nonmembers $30 per entry; seniors/student members (65+ or under 18) $15 per entry, payable by cash, check, money order, Visa/MasterCard. Fees are nonrefundable and payable to RGA. Artists joining the Guild with entries pay the lower member’s fee.
Delivery: Hand deliver works for jurying to the Guild: Thurs & Fri, Sept 6-7, 12-4pm; Sat & Sun, Sept 8-9, 12-5pm.
Sales & Indemnity: Works must be for sale. The Guild retains a 40% commission on all sales. The Guild will take the greatest possible care of all submitted works but will not be responsible for any damage to or loss of work submitted, exhibited or left unclaimed

Please click here to download Juried Show Entry Form.

Accepted Work: Accepted artists will be posted on our website RGOA.ORG no later than 9pm, Fri., Sept. 14. All accepted work must remain in the show until Oct. 26.


20 brilliant Pinterest boards every designer should follow

Creative Bloq

As Pinterest becomes ever more popular, we've picked the best boards for graphic designers including logos and print design.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Call for plein air painters in New London

2012 Visiting Artists at WCSU Schedule

The full Visiting Artists Schedule for Fall 2012 is now posted on the art alumni web site. Hope you get a chance to see these artists speak about their work.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Call to Artists - Peter Lawrence Holiday

They will continue to accept submissions through October 7.

Accepted artists will be notified no later than Sunday, October 14, at which time artists will also be provided with an exhibition contract, and finalized schedule.

Accepted work can be delivered to the gallery on Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 pm or on Friday,  November 16 at 12:00 pm.

The show will run from November 16 - January 6. Artists must pick-up all unsold work at 5:00 on Sunday, January 6, 2013.

The gallery will host an opening reception on Sunday, November 18 from 1-5 pm.

email all inquiries to

Nick Molle Productions

Today and tomorrow is the National Geographic BioBlitz at Stanley Fairgrounds in Estes Park. Nick Mollé will have a booth set up both days and will feature some great hands-on activities. Hope to see you there!

WCSU Facebook changes

Please note that the facebook page now is called WCSU art alumni - the big question is, should we have separate for MFA alumni and art alumni? My thoughts are the MFA need the web design/graphic skills of the arts, and everyone benefits from the calls, opportunities and notes.  Comments? 

Lori Robeau will be starting an art department page and I will steal any information that will be useful to the alumni - :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wendy Pinko Cahill '95

Wendy needs your help!
She asks, "Anyone have any video production talents and could help make a three minute video about Molten Java?"
DaVinci Gourmet and Coffee Fest welcomes you to The NEW America's Best Coffeehouse Competition. We are confident that you will find this to be the most unique coffee competition produced at any coffee event anywhere.

Jamison Odone MFA '10

Jamison writes, "Hey folks-
Just wanted to send out an end of the summer email and a new blog post with a few current projects. I'll be updating my blog quite regularly this semester so if you can take a moment to follow me--it would be much appreciated. I'll soon be happily back into full professorial mode at Frostburg State University so to those of you who are not out in western MD to say should visit:)

And as always, copies of my latest book "Mole Had Everything" can be found at your local bookstore or online (Here) at Amazon.

Best to all!"



reminder Pop Up Art Productions in Bethel

262 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel CT, 06801
(across from Bethel Cinema)

Michael Seri
PUA P (Pop Up Art Productions)

6 -10 PM
Saturdays & Sundays
2:30 - 10:00 PM
and by private appointment

Erin Nazzaro,    Frank Post,    Tarol Samuelson,    Katie Bassett,   
Eric Camiel,     Leslie Pelino,    Bibiana Matheis,    Nicole Cudzilo,   
Juan Andreu,    Michael Morris,    Joseph Farris,    Tara Burgess,     
Ival Stratford-Kovner,     Judith Wyer,    Suzanne Ross,   
Tanya Kukucka,    Kathleen Benton,     Keith Dube,    FranK Kara,   
Chris Durante,    Kenny Hess,     Justin Buto,     F. Henry-Meehan,    Jim Felice
through Friday, 31 August, 2012 6:00 PM  -10:00 PM

Call for Artists: Northeast Region

New American Paintings, Boston

Calling all artists residing in: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. 

Nina Gara Bozicnik | Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art. Learn more about Nina on the NAP/Blog 

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 $50. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

Apply online now to take advantage of our special offer! Subscribe to New American Paintings for $99/1-yr and your $50 entry will be free. This option is available to you when you register to pay for your competition.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Reminder for Elected Artists at KAA

Elected Artist Invitational Art Show is right around the corner. Receiving is Friday, 9/7 from 1-4 and Saturday 9/8 from 10-1pm. Submit up to 3 works for this show.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Carmen Lund MFA '06

Carmen writes, "Something magical happens when you allow children to "play"with paint when there are "no mistakes and no rules." ? Discover for yourself, book The Big Brush Workshop™ . ."

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cathy Vanaria
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Nancy White Cassidy MFA '05

Nancy writes, "Set up at the Jackson Arts & Artisans Festival...if you're in Jackson, NH this weekend, stop by! I'm in the big tent in the town park."

Friday, August 17, 2012

Karen Bartone MFA '09

Karen Bartone exhibits a new series of paintings in this 6 person exhibition
August 14 through October 5, 2012

join her for the opening party next Friday August 24, 2012 at Gallery One,
665 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT. 1 (860) 388-0907

Michael Liebhaber MFA 2006

Michael writes, "Four of my travel sketches are in the Artothek Program at the Landstuhl Public Library. It’s part of their Artothek program. The program allows library patrons to check out artwork, just like books. There is a borrowing fee and other restrictions. I like the program because it’s a way to get original artwork into people’s homes. Three of my paintings were borrowed the first day they were in the program. Sorry to my friends living elsewhere. We’ll have to create an Artothek-like program where you are living!"

My page on the Artothek website:

The Artothek Program:

Address: Landstuhl Public Library (in the Community Center), Hauptstrasse 3a, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jill Sarver MFA '10

Jill writes, "Please join us Friday, 8/17/12 from 6-7pm for ArtCafé HAPPY HOUR on the deck! More happy than hour, bring your own beverage and mingle with art enthusiasts. Light refreshments will be served an the even is free and open to anyone!"

Call for Artists

2012 London International Creative CompetitionAccepting entries now!
LICC invites all visual artists to submit their creative work for inclusion in the LONDON CREATIVE AWARDS.  The artwork is juried by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the visual arts. There is no limit to creativity. LICC has no boundaries and encourages you to push the envelope of your creativity. All disciplines are accepted.

EXTENDED Deadline: September 8, 2012
Entry Fee: Professional: £20, Student: £15
Prize: £2,000 cash prize, selected work published in LICC's annual Book of Creative Designs,
a feature in the LICC newsletter,
and the much sought after LICC Trophy at the London
Creative Awards in September of 2012.

Ryan Edgley '09

Ryan of Dreamscape Design Group sent an email offering 10% off services before Sept 1st.
Talk: 860.581.8133
Mail: 11-A Main Street, Essex, CT 06426

Full graphic arts, social media, web design

Opening Aug 23

Come join us on Thursday, August 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm for an evening reception to celebrate the opening of this year’s Faculty Art Show! Featuring the current works of the distinguished artists/teachers of the Silvermine School of Art, you will find every style and medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. A night not to be missed!

Bryan Bielefeldt '11

Bryan writes, "We made the list...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bryn Gillette MFA '09

Bryn writes "I just posted all the current show work from the Walnut Hill "Painting in the Spirit" show. You can see all the work and a spreadsheet of prices for currently available originals and prints. If you are interested in placing an order for something not already on my estore, just contact me directly. I've updated the Haiti Doors series images too!"

Friday, August 10, 2012

Shannon Dodd '12

Now showing at the Studio Around the Corner: the Photographs of Shannon Dodd.

The Cultural Arts Coalition is proud to host the photographs of Shannon Dodd. Stop by the Studio to see the exciting works of this young photographer.

Opening Reception, Friday August 10, 2012

Fridays August 10th and 17th from 7-9PM

Saturdays August 11th and 18th from 12-2PM
See you there!

The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition
The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall
67 Main Street, Suite 101
Brewster, NY 10509

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tracy Powers MFA '09

Tracy Powers
September 4 – September 29, 2012
Storm, oil on linen, 36"x48", 2011
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6 - 8 pm

Utopia, a solo exhibition of the works by Tracy Powers, explores our fascination with the amusement park experience.

First Street Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 209
New York, New York 10001, p: 646-336-8053

11AM - 6PM, Tuesday - Saturday

web developer opportunity

Thin Blue Link is accepting applications for website developers. If you are interested, or know someone who is, send a message to us on Facebook. Or you can comment with your email address and we will reach out to you.

from Eileen

I know I've missed a few days, but I've been on our Facebook page. I'm trying to get all, and I mean everyone of you, artists and non artists, to post your web site on Facebook. 

I've also decided to re-post them so they will come up twice !!!! PR always....

Now send me your links

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nancy White Cassidy '96, MFA '05

Nancy writes, "I and seven other artists from the Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire and western Maine have teamed up to open "Group 8 Gallery" in Jackson, NH. We opened yesterday with nearly 90 works of art in many genres and media.
If anyone is in this area next weekend, please attend out Artists' Reception from 5-7 pm.

Group 8 Gallery is located at the northern junction of Rts. 16 & 16a in beautiful Jackson, NH. We have no phone (yet) at the gallery, but I'll be happy to give you more information if you call me at: 603-452-5319 or 860-830-7282.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Joan Polzin MFA '05

Joan opens at an art show at the Harborview Market , 218 Harborview Ave in Bridgeport on August 3rd with an reception from 5 - 7 pm. The show continues through August.

Joel Spector MFA '05

Joel will be demonstrating a Pastel Portrait

August 8, 7:30pm at The Meeting House at the Flagpole on Main Street in Newtown.  

Joel will also be teaching a 4 class workshop on portraiture: Thursdays, Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4 and Oct 11 from 9 am until 12 pm.  The objective of the class is to improve painting skills in either oil or pastel by working from life an specific techniques for painting a portrait.  For more information call Ruth Newquist. Cost $135.

Call for Artists: Newtown Arts Festival

Calling all artists and artisans for a Celebration of the Arts:
If you are interested in exhibiting and/or selling your works, please contact 
Stacey Olszewski, Piper Promotions,
at or 203-270-9461.

For arts news and information, visit:    

Unpaid Internship

Captured Time Productions runs an unpaid internship program that provides skills and experience to aspiring filmmakers. Interns participate in many aspects of filmmaking. Their responsibilities include research, tape logging, digitizing video, basic editing, Avid software maintenance, running errands, and a wide range of skills required in a production office. Interns may also have opportunities to shoot video and assist editors. This program emphasizes skills that are needed in the industry.

Even more than particular skills, the program provides a basic orientation to working in production -- what we refer to as "production thought" and "set etiquette". Captured Time assists its former interns to find Production Assistant and other entry level jobs in the industry.

A high proportion of former Captured Time interns now work professionally in TV, news, movies, industrials, commercials, and other media.

No previous film or video experience is necessary (but it doesn't hurt). Interns must be self-motivated, hard working, and self-disciplined. It helps if they have a sense of fun, love the movies, and really want to do this kind of work.

Interns must commit to a minimum of 2 or 3 days a week for three months. Interns must have reliable transportation. If you are interested in this unpaid position, e-mail ( us your resume and let us know a little about yourself, your experience, your interests, and your availability.

Captured Time Productions, LLC • 51 Hutchinson Parkway • Litchfield, Connecticut 06759 USA,
Phone & Fax: 860-567-0675 • Email:

Visiting Artist Series resumes in September:

September 5: Painter Robert Berlind will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

September 18: Painter Alan Feltus will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series.

Phyllis Boger MFA '02

Phyllis writes, "I'm hanging some painting at the new Mexican restaurant in her neighborhood. Las Delicias on Quince. Fun place to hang batiks. I will post pictures later."

Thursday, August 2, 2012


This week if you're in NYC swing by the New Museum and check out the 'cabinet of curiosities' that is Ghosts in the Machine, an examination of our fascination with technology. Londoners, duck into The Tanks at Tate Modern for the Art in Action festival showcase, and for all you story-tellers out there, you still have time to submit your work to the One Life international call for photography! 
ONE LIFE 2012 : International Call for Photographers
The standard deadline has passed but you still have time to participate.

Featured photographers are being selected every day. Click Here to Join >>

Be considered for a feature on our Facebook, Tumblr + Newsletter and have a chance at
over $75,000 in awards, including Your Own Gallery Exhibition in NYC, plus:

Send us news & tips!

Robert Crawford

Robert writes, "I'm putting together a painting workshop for next summer in beautiful Provence, France. The setting is unbelievably spectacular. If anyone one is interested please email me privately. It's in the beginning stages right now so we are just beginning our to plan. I'll keep you up to date with emails-"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kevin Dunn MFA '11

You're Invited

This is a juried group show that showcases some of Western Connecticut's up and coming artists.
Fri, August 3, 6pm – 9pm
Fernando Lois Alvarez Gallery, 96 Bedford St, Stamford, CT