Saturday, December 28, 2013

Eileen Tavolacci

Eileen writes, "On Tuesday 12/31/13 at 1:30, I will be having an Open Studio at Weir Farm (where I have been an honorary Artist In Residence for the last half of December). If anyone wants to stop by for a visit, let me know!"

Friday, December 27, 2013


CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT ARTISTS OPEN CALL FOR PORTRAITS: FACES OF WINTER 2014 ~ BUILDING ON CLASSICS. CSOPA’s 7th Biennial PORTRAIT EXHIBITION Jurors: Robert Anderson & Stephen Early. Valentine Awards Reception Feb 6. (Wear red!) Exhibit ends Feb 28. Submission Deadline JANUARY 3. Join us Feb 7 & 8 for an historic Portrait SYMPOSIUM: with Robert Alexander Anderson, Igor Babailov, Laurel Stern-Boeck, Michael Del Priore, Stephen Early, Max Ginsburg, Will Nathans, John Howard Sanden, Joel Spector, Fred Ross, Nelson Shanks, Jesus Villarreal. Demonstrations, critiques, presentations, premier art supply vendors. Details/Prospectus/Registration:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Joe DiGuiseppi

Joe DiGuiseppi Professional Fine Artist, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Muralist, Art Instructor. A Connecticut Local Artist, that specializes in Cartooning, Fantasy and Science fiction. to buy his learn to draw books.

If you always wanted to learn to draw and create Warriors, Wizards, Dragons, Faeries, and more then this is the book for you! All original artwork by Connecticut artist Joe DiGuiseppi

Silo Gallery Hunt Hill Farm

Guidelines for Submission
The Silo Gallery continues to follow the vision of Ruth and Skitch Henderson by
nurturing young talent, emerging, and
more established visual artists. 
The Silo Gallery will begin reviewing submissions for Gallery exhibits annually in
Artists should submit:
- 10 digital images in jpeg format
- A title list with date, dimension and media, numerically coinciding 
with all images
- A resume and bio
- An artist’s statement
- A self addressed stamped envelopefor return of all materials
Mail Submissions To:
Silo Gallery Hunt Hill Farm
Gallery Director
44 Upland Rd
New Milford, CT 06776

Thursday, December 19, 2013

MFA grads at WAA

Washington Art Association presents Young Talent 2014

WAA will kick-off the 2014 Exhibition Season with a young talent show. These are emerging artists who are under 30.

Come meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, January 11, from 4 - 6pm. This exhibition will run through February 1, 2014.

washington art association, 4 bryan memorial plaza in washington depot, P.O. Box 173, ct 06794 • 860.868.2878, Gallery Hours:
Tues. - Sat. 10am - 5pm

Featuring our MFA grads: 
Amy Almeida, 
Brie McDonald, 
Christina Ciacci, 
Megan Marden, 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MFA Visiting Artists at WCSU - Spring 2014

The Spring Visiting Artist schedule is out. Bios will be posted as each date approaches. Add these dates to your 2014 calendar:

Tuesday, 1/21/14 Ken Kewley, painter

Monday, 2/3/14 David Cohen, critic

Tuesday, 2/18/14 Zina Saunders, illustrator

Tuesday, 3/4/14 Kyle Staver, painter

Thursday, 3/13/14 Riley Brewster, painter

Tuesday, 4/1/14 Lee Tribe, sculptor

Thursday, 4/17/14 Selina Trieff, painter

Betsy Davidson

Betsy Davidson opens at the Bowery Galley with recent work in Oil, Collage and Assemblage Dec. 24. The opening reception is Saturday Dec. 28 from 4 - 6 pm and the show continues through Jan. 25.

to see more of Betsy's work, visit

Shown here: Galaxies Behind, 2013, mixed media collage 16x11.5

Vertical with Wing, 2011, mixed media assemblage, 22.5x8x4

Bright Island, 2013, oil on canvas, 12x8

Bowery Galley
530 WEST 25TH ST, 4TH FL
NEW YORK, NY 10001 • 646.230.6655

Francis Patnaude

Monday, December 16, 2013

Marlena Semenza also has cards for sale

Marlana Semenza, LLC specializes in portrait and fine art photography. They offer interior styling and design for photography, video and private homes. Please visit official website for more information, additional photos and blog.

Christine Lombardi

Christine is selling her cards at Silver Touch located in the Dolan Plaza on Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, CT, The cards are $4 each or 6 for $20. Her spring note cards are also on sale at You can also contact Christine if you are interested in purchasing cards.

Alain Picard

Picard Studio

Available - workshops, DVDs and more. 

Michael Whelan


from Michael Whelan: we
have had a busy year—because of you!

Thank you for your continued encouragement
and support for Whelan art.

Best wishes for happiness this wonderful season
and peace in the coming year.


Jeanine Molnar

Wed. 12/18 is the last day I will be shipping orders that will be sure to arrive by Christmas. Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

call for artists...

Absence of Color

On display January 11 - February 22

Art & Frame of Danbury will be hosting a group black & white show. This show is open to all styles and mediums, both 2 and 3-Dimensional. All works must be black, white, and/or gray scale values only.

Submission deadline January 6
Pick-up for non-selected works January 10
Entry fee of $20 per artist will be collected at time of drop-off
Limit 3 pieces per artist
Max size 24"x36"
All works must be framed and/or ready to hang
60 Newtown Rd
Rte 6 Plaza
Danbury CT 06810

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Catherine Vanaria

Catherine is a professional printer in both traditional and digital media. She also teaches photography at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Michael Whelan

Artist Opportunity

Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP)
Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) offers emerging and established artists an opportunity to pursue their printmaking projects by providing time, privacy, equipment, and a creative environment.

Learn more at:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Every artist needs to manage their images

MAKE.ART.WORK. Season 2 Workshops:
Websites & Managing Your Images

Participating artists will receive crucial tips on what to consider when creating a professional website. A basic review of what’s required to properly size, send and store your images will also be covered. Taught in Fairfield by Marcella Kovac and Jordan Rabidou of marketing and media development company The Bananaland.
You’ll learn about:
• What makes a good website, both aesthetically and technically
• Why ease of navigation is so important
• How to drive traffic to your website
• The benefits of using social media to promote your artwork
• Images–sizing and free editing tools if you don’t have photoshop
• The power of Google analytics to better understand your online audience
Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Fairfield University, Bellarmine Museum
Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:00pm-8:30pm
The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford
Monday, December 9th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
University of New Haven, Saw Mill Campus
Click HERE to Register for this Workshop for $28  or visit
Click HERE to register for the remaining 7 workshops as a COHORT member, paid-in-full $197–or to take advantage of our split-pay option (2 payments by check of $98.50 each), please contact our project manager via email:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Rose Mary DiPalo

Rose Mary DiPalo shared Rembrandt's photo and writes, "On the left is my winning color Rose's Lilac from Rembrandt's Create Your Colour competition!
Also, congratulations to the two other winners!"

can you distinguish?

Try this - I only got 9 correct.

Helen Anne

Helen writes, "Thought I would share The Art League's blog post regarding my triptych titled "Wetlands" selected as best in show ... What an honor! Thank you WSCU MFA professors and program for supporting my journey. I will continue to carry you with me!"

Last night for TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present a Ten-Minute Play Festival, featuring plays directed by students at  7 and 9 p.m. tonight, on Friday, Nov. 22, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. The performances will be free; donations to support the Department of Theatre Arts will be accepted. For more information, go to or call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at (203) 837-8732.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tips for hanging art:

AS artists you know the general rules of hanging, but an important rule worth repeating...

In general, artwork should be hung so that the center point of the painting is at about eye level for the ‘average’ height person.  Of course there are exceptions and breaking the rules in art can be allowed – but, only once you know the ‘rules’ of course.   Make sure your artwork is ready to hang with appropriate wire for the weight of your artwork or with D-rings for heavier works.

Read more:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Is a Performance Art Center needed in Newtown?

I received a link for a survey to complete concerning the 1214 Foundation and the prospect of a new Performance Art Center in Newtown.  If interested here is the link to share your views.

If you believe the survey does not apply to you, then please share it with someone you think can provide some perspective.
My very best always!

WCSU Saxophone Ensembles in NYC

WCSU Saxophone Ensembles will perform Nov. 16 at the Classical Saxophone Project "Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax" celebration at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St. at 10th Avenue in New York. The event will begin at 4 p.m., as the 199th birthday of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, is celebrated. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit or call (212) 245-2779.

Bridget Grady

Bridget Grady is speaking Tuesday November 19th, she is giving a lecture on her work and projects at Post University The lecture is free and open to the public. Check out the post for more information at

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Congratulations to Helen Anne MFA '06

Helen Anne MFA '06 writes, "I am happy to report that I won Best in Show, Cora Rupp Award, Large Works with my painting "Silver Lake, Haymarket, Va." (60X144).  at The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Va.  The exhibit is up for the month of November, 2013.

I also juried into "Mid-Atlantic New Paintings" exhibit in Fredricksburg, Va. which will be shown January to February, 2014, at Mary Washington University."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alain Picard

Come and join us for a festive evening of art making at this year's Holiday Workshop, taking place Tuesday, December 3rd from 7:00 - 9:30pm, 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

For the portrait enthusiast, be sure to make plans to attend
the new "Painterly Portrait Techniques" weekend workshop, the perfect weekend skill-builder for those who want to take their portraits to the next level.  

To register and check out workshops, visit

Job opportunity

Art Instructor (Harbor Point- Stamford)

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IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY! Seeking an Art Instructor / Entertainer for a position at our Pinot's Palette franchise in Stamford.
Pinot's Palette-Stamford, Fairfield County's most exciting entertainment destination, is looking for fun and charismatic art instructors to help us grow! Our customers will follow your guidance and instruction as they produce a Pinot's Palette painting on their own individual stretched canvas that they can take home at the end of the evening. They get to: Paint. Drink. Have Fun with us -- it's all about the experience! You, the instructor, will be pivotal to everyone in attendance having a good time.
The ideal candidate for this job must have an outgoing personality, strong work ethic, eagerness to learn, positive attitude and the ability to work quickly and energetically with our team of artists.
Responsibilities include:
• Instructing customers during class in an energetic, clear and well-paced manner while encouraging creativity and creating a relaxed, fun atmosphere
• Creating & Developing paintings to be taught in classes and used as promotional items.
• Developing & executing detailed teaching methods
• Assisting customers and staff member(s) to ensure smooth class flow and promote customer painting success through teamwork and positive attitude.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• Ability to design and execute quality, acrylic paintings in various painting styles
• Public Speaking or performance skills (comfortable speaking on a microphone)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word (PC or Mac)
• Basic computer skills and internet knowledge
• Time management and communication skills

Preferred Education/Experience:
• College Degree in Art or Design related field.
• Some experience leading a group of people (classroom or otherwise)
• Some experience in customer service

To apply, please respond with:
• Your resume
• Three images of your original paintings
Location: Harbor Point, Stamford, CT

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests. Please visit and to find out more about us.
  • Location: Harbor Point- Stamford
  • Compensation: Compensation: Starting at $17.50/hour with bonuses, royalties and room for advan
  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is a contract job.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pat Barkman

Lieber: Newtown.
Pat writes, "I will host a "Meet the Author" reading a book signing in Newtown's C. H. Booth Library on December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.. Please come.  There will be catered food, wine and cheese and a reading and available books for sale and signing.
I will be ordering copies of the book this next week.  There are two versions as well as ebooks available at Amazon.  The paperback black and white version is $15.00 and the paperback colored version is $50.00. let me know which one you would like."
About the Book:
Lieber, by Newtown author and artist Patty Barkman, weaves the story of her long marriage to Leon Barkman with her own autobiography and fascinating memories of the couple’s travels and travails, as well as their richly colored friendships. The book also reveals Patty’s wrenching experience of the Sandy Hook massacre, which followed Leon’s death by 83 dark days. As two young adventurers and iconoclasts come together in Salzburg in 1965, a story of love and loss unfolds with wit, joy, piercing grief, and moving accounts of Patty’s highly attuned perceptions of natural phenomena and beauty. As Newtown seeks to heal itself so, too, does the author. Lieber is her gift to all those who suffer loss, as well as a poignant expression of hope and spirit. All profits from the sale of this book will go to the Newtown Caregiver Cause, as a tribute to those who have given selflessly to help others.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chicago at Berkshire Theatre

The WCSU departments of Theatre Arts and Music will present the musical "Chicago" in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information or visit To purchase tickets, go to or call (203) 837-TIXX.

Monday, November 4, 2013

MFA speaker series

Painter Vincent Arcilesi will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 2 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. For more information, visit

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Call for artists

Plonia Nixon

Retrospective show features work of WCSU art professor Plonia Nixon, artist lecture set for Oct. 29. Join Plonia Nixon as she is the featured speaker at an artist’s lecture in the Higgins Gallery at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, offering personal insights into her life and artistic work.

Admission to the reception and lecture will be free and the public is invited. The gallery will be open for viewing of the exhibition through Nov. 21 on Mondays through Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Barbara Mansilla

Barbara writes that prints are available!

Barbara Mansilla is a paper sculpture artist that received her MFA degree in Illustration from WCSU and her BFA from Paier College of Art.
She adds, "Like me on facebook:"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ShawnaLee Waterbury

You’re Invited!   I have several works of art in Oxford CSOPA Showcase-including my charcoal of Wayne & the MCC Cherub choir!!!!!
Please come To a closing Reception @ the Oxford Town Hall, Oxford CT.
Tuesday, October 29th from 7-9pm
Come see top amazing art by 15 artists, enjoy tasty yummies, see a portrait demonstration, and vote for your favorite work of art!

Can’t make it? Please visit during the week from 9-5pm and vote for *your* favorite work of art!!!!!
I hope all of you can make it!

ShawnaLee & Family

Monday, October 14, 2013

Call for Artists - Koenigs


97 South Main Street (Route 25)
Newtown, CT 06470 CT
Telephone (203) 270-1887

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ron Lawlor

Hello Friends

We are producing 45,000 Place-Mats for the Blue Colony and have 3 opening.  $290

If you are interested or would like more information please reply or give us a call.

Thank You for your time... Have a great weekend!

Rick and Ron

R.E. LAWLOR Graphics & Printing
Design • Print • Direct Mail • Marketing • Advertising
 • Web Services  
233 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Connecticut
Phone: 203-748-4144

Fax: 203-748-1522

A Family Business Since 1988

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ed Little

Ed Little will be giving a talk on October 19th at 1:00 at the Sloane Museum, Kent CT, on the work of Eric Sloane and Lawrence Nelson, Fine Art vs Commercial Art.

Monday, October 7, 2013

call for artists - KAA

Painting The Town Fund-Raiser

We hope you will consider joining us for our Annual Paint-out & Auction Saturday, October 12 for a day devoted to painting outside in the cool fresh Autumn air.  
    Forms may be downloaded on our Web site: or may be picked up at Kent Art Association during gallery hours.  This is an important fund-raiser event to help Kent Art Association keep the gallery open and we encourage members and non-members to participate.  Tell your friends to join us!  Bring a second painting of your choice from your studio for the auction.
     You do not have to wait until Saturday to do your painting if there is a problem fitting this into your busy schedule. If you are uncomfortable painting outside, it is possible for you to submit artwork that you have in your studio. People coming to the auction are looking for all kinds of art.  Please bring two pieces of artwork. Everything submitted must be framed, wired, and ready to be hung.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event.  Some of the jobs are receiving during sign-in and morning refreshments. Later when paintings are completed, putting up screens, hanging completed art work , runners during the auction, recording information on bids, passing out paddles, organize and sort art after bid, check out purchased art, and host the pre-auction reception. 
    To volunteer please e-mail or leave a voice mail message at 860-355-0334.       Leave your name, number, and how you can help. Thank you in advance for your help with this event.  
    Let your buyers know that you will be taking part in this Kent Art Association fund-raiser.  
    Let's make this event a success!
Register, leave studio art, and enjoy refreshments at 9:00 AM.  
Bring back completed plein-air work to be hung for preview at 3:00 PM.  
Auction begins at 4:00 PM.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sheri Kobus Schwartz

Sheri writes, "I just got selected to exhibit work in First Street Gallery's Pop Up series in Jan." Congratulations Sheri!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SCAN - fall art member show and sale - call for artists

October 18 - 20, 2013
   10:00am - 5:00pm
   Newtown Meeting House
   Thursday, Oct 17, 3 - 6pm
   Friday, Oct 18, 6 - 8pm
   Sunday, Oct 20, 5 - 5:30pm

Richter Arts winners, many from WCSU

And I am pleased to present the winners of the Juried Art Show now on display at Richter House!
Thank you Heather Lawless for your great choices!
Stop by 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury as the show continues this Saturday Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2 to 3 & 4 to 5 pm; to enjoy more than 90 works of art featuring the winning art listed below.

Best in Show: 23 Summer Solitude – Stephen Gunn

1st Place 34 The Red Crew – Larry Louis Morse
2nd Place 22 Me With Glasses – Harry Burman
3rd Place 15 Morning Fog – Arline Corcoran
Honorable Mention 60 Something Traveling Thru Space #2 – Peter Parzuchowski

1st Place 87 On Land and Sea – Vincent Albano
2nd Place 85 Hide and Seek – Jane Luongo
3rd Place 41 White Peonies – Anna Meynadasy
Honorable Mention 25 A Secluded Delight – Susan Holden Sagono

1st Place 81 From Golden's Pond – M. Meken Silvestri
2nd place 40 Catch of the Day – Patrick Purcell

1st Place 88 Inhabited – Tara Tomaselli
2nd Place 78 Corrosion – James Jeffrey
3rd Place 1 Day – Dominick Tomanelli
Honorable Mention 31 Tweet's – Christine Lombardi

1st Place 36 Live Long, Laugh Often – Adele Moros
2nd Place 46 Indiana Sunset – Charlene F. Thomas
3rd Place 20 Post It People – Bob Neidhardt
Honorable Mention 9 Black and Blue – Mary Lou Costa

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Opening at Richter Arts

Opening today, Saturday, Sept. 28 – 2:00 to 5 p.m.

See this great Juried Art Show and Sale. Awards and reception at 3 p.m.

Music by pianist Jim Russell.

Show continues on Sundays, Sept. 29 & Oct. 6 from 2 to 3 & 4 to 5 pm; Saturday Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 pm. Over 90 entries!

100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury