Friday, August 30, 2013

Job Opportunity

Manager of Education Programs and School Initiatives at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum The Manager of Education Programs and School Initiatives (Manager) reports to and works closely with the Director of Public Programs and Audience Engagement (Director) to research, develop, implement and assess The Aldrich’s pioneering programs for schools, educators, and the Museum’s adult volunteer docent team. The Manager will develop innovative strategies for increased service to schools and educators, as well as an annual plan for assessing the short- and long-term impact of The Aldrich’s education programs on students and teachers served. The Manager will be knowledgeable about trends and approaches in the field of museum education and will make recommendations for program change and/or growth to the Director, Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Board Committees as appropriate.

job opportunity

Employment Art Therapist/Teaching Artist Westport Arts Center seeks a skilled and innovative part-time art educator to deliver art classes and, specifically, 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.

Qualifications: 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:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Alain Picard

Alain writes,
"Glimmer" is the finished portrait that I began on my Painterly Portraits instructional DVD. 12 x 18" pastel

Monday, August 26, 2013

opportunity for all alumni - tell your friends

Attention WCSU Alumni Business Owners: Are you a WCSU alumnus who owns your own business? Let the WCSU Alumni Association help you showcase your business to the thousands of alumni, students, parents, families and friends who attend homecoming festivities. The Alumni Business Showcase will take place on: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 2 to 5 p.m. Westside Campus (across from Athletic Stadium) You will be allocated space near the Alumni Hospitality Tent. There is no charge to participate in this event. It is an excellent opportunity for us to learn what our alumni business owners are up to and for you to advertise your business. If you would like to participate, call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 or e-mail

art opportunity

Instructors (Fine & Performing Arts)needed Job Description Arts & Humanities branch of the Regional YMCA of Western CT is seeking professional artists/performing artists/arts educators to teach youth 1 or 2 afternoons per week during the school year. Instructors are needed in our After School Program for middle school students. Instructors may also be needed to teach outreach art programs in local schools or other community based organizations. Areas of instruction needed: pottery, sculpture, wood working, cartooning, drawing & painting, dance and chorus. For more information and to apply, click here: .....

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Blue Mountain Gallery Call!

The deadline for the 2013 Juried Exhibition is October 1st! Juror: Andrea Wells, Director of Tibor de Nagy Gallery Apply here:

Gulgun Aliriza

Gulgun writes, "Getting ready for my solo exhibition at the Blue Mountain Gallery. Hope to see you at the opening." Gulgun Aliriza: The Poetics of Excess September 3-28, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, from 5 - 8 pm Blue Mountain Gallery 530 West 25th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 646-486-4730 Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm — Gulgun Aliriza: The Poetics of Excess (3 photos)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kent Art Association - Call for Elected Artists

Kent Art Association "Elected Artist" is a prestigious membership status that you can apply for if you have been juried into 2 shows. Applications are due Aug 22! Check out the website for prospectus:

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tracy Powers

CT ArtList Check out our new CT ArtList blog post: a profile interview with artist Tracy Powers! Enjoy!

Friday, August 16, 2013

David Macharelli

David Macharelli, Class of 1997, is appearing in a local production of William Shakespeare's, "Much Ado About Nothing," at McLaughlin Vineyards in Sandy Hook on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. In addition to his first time as performer, David also handled the scenic and prop art for the show. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under the age of 12, or a family four pack for $40. Wine tastings and food are offered at the vineyard. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Call for Artists! Art & Frame

Harvest Moon To welcome the upcoming fall season, we are having a group show to celebrate the harvest. Works should be autumn themed, involving seasonal traditions, colors in the family of reds, oranges, and yellows, farming and agriculture, or anything else reminiscent of the fall season. Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 16 Limit 2 works per artist Submission fee of $20 per artist Max size 24x36 All mediums welcome, both 2D and 3D All works must be framed and/or ready to hang Opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 5-7pm Musical guest Phoenix Tree

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Elizabeth L. Popiel

We arrived back from EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL safely to Berkshire Hall at Western Connecticut State University last night. Our trip was a delight and a success. Sal Trapani's LYSISTRATA was well noted and awarded. The students worked hard and enjoyed the trip. (Lots of pictures to follow, after a little more "catch up" sleep) Lots of paperwork and unpacking to do!!!!. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO MADE THE TRIP POSSIBLE!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Joel Spector

Joel writes, My work is being shown at the Easton Public Library, in the Community Room and in the Conference Room. It would be wonderful if you could stop by when you get a chance and look at the work and let me know what you think of it. The show has works in oils, pastels and silverpoint drawings. for a virtual tour of his extensive works of art, from portraits to nudes to still life. To view this award-winning work, visit the Community Room and Conference Room of the Easton Public Library all summer.
In the Garden, Pastel on Canvas     

CALL for Portrait Artists & Art Lovers!

Call for Portrait Artists in CT
We are very pleased to announce that the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) will be featured in the exhibition space of the Oxford Cultural Arts Commission (OCAC) located @ the Oxford Town Hall for the month of October, 2013. We encourage regional CSOPA members to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to exhibit your work prominently in your local Connecticut community.
Original portrait paintings and drawings in all media, completed within the past three years, are eligible. Works will be juried by a CSOPA selection committee, but not judged for awards. Submission is open to all members of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists able to deliver and pick-up selected entries to Oxford Town Hall during specified dates and times.
Deadline for submission consideration is August 31st, 2013.
To become a member of CSOPA please visit: New members are encouraged to submit.
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the classic art of portraiture through education. A variety of CSOPA’s sponsored exhibitions, symposia and workshops are scheduled each year to promote its mission. CSOPA conducts monthly meetings offering local portrait artists the opportunity to participate in the business of the organization, as well as to share current work in a supportive and caring critique setting.
It is the mission of OCAC to enhance the quality of life of Oxford citizens and surrounding communities through the support of the arts.
To learn more about us, or to submit to the CSOPA Showcase at the OCAC, please visit:

CSOPA Members Showcase
October, 2013
Oxford Cultural Arts Commission
486 Oxford Road
Oxford, CT 06478

FRINGE REVIEW – Lysistrata: The Disco Vaudeville Rock’n'Roll Musical

By Veronika Kallus
Ancient Greece meets the modern world in this classical tale of men and women, of war and peace. Men go to war, and will keep going, women stay at home, longing for their husbands and fearing for their sons. Will they keep putting up with it?

Not if Lysistrata gets her way. She comes up with a radical solution: the old women will seize the city’s citadel and guard the treasury: no money, no war. And the young women will deny their men what they most want when they return home from war – their gentleness and, ultimately, sex. It takes some convincing, and a lot of stamina to keep up. The question remains – will it be worth it in the end?

‘War – what is it good for? Absolutely nothing’ is the shout-it-out line with which this kaleidoscopic musical begins. Cleverly choreographed, rhythmical, colourful and constantly varied, it does its title – The Disco Vaudeville Rock’n’Roll Musical – justice. Cabaret-like style singing, dancing, puppetry, slow motion battle scenes, slapstick, tap-dance, it’s all there. The voices are impressively casted, strong and clear, sound in general is very good. Even if all actors are singing, most of the lyrics are still graspable and the message clear.

Costume designer Lisa Jordan has done an outstanding job in combining modern dress with a classical appearance. Colourful, floating robes for the young ladies and kilts replacing loincloths on the warriors – the kilts also work their part for illustrating certain hard conditions as the strike goes on.

Throughout the play the female actors leave a stronger and more vivid impression than the male ones – but that is probably owed to the fact that this battle of the sexes is fought with women’s weapons. The musical might be a bit too saucy in places for the time it’s performed at, 11:30am. But other than that, it couldn’t be suggestive enough.

Showing in the Gilded Balloon Teviot August 6th – 11th (not 8th) at 11:30am.

Monday, August 5, 2013

MFA Visiting Artists Series begins Sept. 9

MFA Lecture Series begins Monday, Sept 9 with Painter Ying Li
Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2 in the basement of White Hall, midtown campus.
Ying Li, a painter, works in the zone where abstraction and representation meet. Her training in Chinese painting and calligraphy has developed a brushwork both free and disciplined. New York art critic and curator David Cohen wrote: “She has a touch to die for in terms of bravura paint handling and innate good taste.”
Born in Beijing, China, Ying Li immigrated to the U.S. in 1983 and received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor at Haverford College where she was Chair of the Fine Arts Department from 2003-2007.
Represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery in NY, she has had numerous exhibitions, with reviews in the New York Times, Art Forum, and Art in America, among others. In 2004, she was awarded the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for painting from the National Academy in NY. One year ago, a solo show of Ying Li’s work was held at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, accompanied by a 36-page catalogue. No Middle Way, the title of the show, “reflects her working attitude, in which she enters full-force into unfamiliar territory, literal and artistic, employing observations, memories, art historical knowledge, and pure instinct . . . ” (Franklin Einspruch)
Scott Bakal, an Illustrator comes to WCSU Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Friday, August 2, 2013

and for the holidays - call to artists - Art & Frame

Open Call to Artist...

Small Works Show

On display November 9- January 4

To bring in the holiday season, we will be once again having our Small Works Show! Last year we had over 50 artists who participated with over 130 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! 

Submission deadline is November 4
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

David Skora

"Meteor" is now installed in front of the Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD! They did a great job!

Call for Artists

Call for submissions! All are welcome Still River Editions Call for submissions for Still River Editions' next exhibition, so please spread the word. We're going to be accepting unframed prints of photographs and artwork 8"x10" or smaller. As many as we can fit in the gallery. The more the merrier!
Photographs may be traditionally or digitally printed. Professional, amateur and student work is welcome.