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.

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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