Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WCSU Higgins Gallery


Photo Students Steal the WestConn Senior Thesis Show April 30, 2013 By Amanda Bloom

Installation by Robbie Siemon.

Ghostly, heavenly self-portraits, abandoned buildings captured at night, stop motion projection, an installation of transparencies: True talent and innovation is showcased in the photography room at the Department of Art’s Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition at Western Connecticut State University (WestConn), on display through May 6 at the Higgins Gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 4pm, Monday through Thursday, and also features the work of graphic design, studio art, and illustration graduates.

Pop up exhibition at the mill

A Crew in Interest (Accruing Interest) Pop-Up Art Exhibtion. — with Sarah Sandbach and 6 others at A Crew In Interest (Accruing Interest) -CT ArtList Pop-Up Show at The Mill.
Megan Marden
Tiffany Johnson
Stacy Kolbig
Christina Ciacci

Monday, April 29, 2013

HamletHub is Hiring Interns


Detailed job description:
As a rapidly growing Internet company, we are always looking for new ways to expand and add features to our website. We want to give highly motivated students and young professionals the opportunity to be a part of our growth. The position requires taking a great deal of initiative, and being comfortable working independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Writing copy and conducting interviews 
  • Engaging in marketing research and analysis
  • Work independently to locate and utilize necessary resources
  • Work alongside the intern supervisor 
Qualifications include:
• Basic competency with technology
• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
• Team-player attitude
• Entrepreneurial spirit with ability to be creative and innovative
• Excellent organizational skills

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Joan Kelly and Mounira Stott

Joan Marie Kelly writes, "Tomorrow Rosie & I will be in Istanbul. Rosie, Samsung gave me a tablet to take on the trip to make art with to show-off the use of their new stylus! Then to Izmir, where I exhibit in the Biennale and 4 May give a talk.

Then to Moscow where I meet Mounira & we participate in an international woman's exhibition."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WCSU Senior Thesis opens Wednesday, April 24 at 6 pm

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art will host the annual Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition from April 24 through May 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., in The Gallery at Higgins Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. A reception for the artists will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mixed Media & Mosaic Art by Jeanine Molnar

 Jeanine writes, "GeminiMoonMosaics.etsy.com

Good morning! I am getting ready to paint my new studio space today. So excited to get in my new space and start working!"

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Another Call!

You are invited to register:

Call to Artists!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Village Center for the Arts

Paint The People an Outdoor Interactive Art Happening!
in partnership with the 
Cultural Alliance of Western ConnecticutNorthwest CT Arts Council
Villiage Center for the Arts is very excited to once again offer artists the opportunity to show their abilities!  Let the public see your work and encourage art lovers to understand the process of creating the art they enjoy!!
We invite artists who do it all!!
Many different disciplines
Show your talent
Give demonstrations 
Enjoy the outdoors & have fun!!  
This is an all day event, 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm.
Free to Participate
Paint the People outdoor festival is free and open to all artists that wish to participate. However, artists’ participation may be limited based on types of art and space, so not all artists will be accepted.  All participating artists are asked to sign a letter of agreement. Sample images of art work by artist must accompany the letter of agreement. We look forward to seeing you as an artist or as a guest on June 8th! VCA
Sponsored in part by:
The Department of Economic and Community Development also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency 
Youngs Field
Youngfield Rd
New Milford, CT 06776

Friday, April 12, 2013

Patte Corcoran '00

City Lights
37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT 06604

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Janice Bielawa, Tom Brenner, Patte Corcoran, Christy Gallagher, Steve Gerber, Bob Gregson, Carol Heft,Suzanne Kachmar,  Inna Linnov, Valerie Richardson, Rebecca Schwartz, Joel Spector, David Teti, Greg Van Antwerp, Charlie Walsh, Mary Witkowski

The exhibit presents sketches and drawings from raw and rough to refined. Techniques include a broad range of possibilities simple cartoon drawings inscribed into shale stones collected on the Finger Lakes to figure studies, working sketches for murals and sculpture to studies for oil paintings done on an iPad using the ArtRage app. Even a series of traditional drawings in silverpoint have a refined yet rough quality.

Why “Sketch”

The first manifestation of a good idea is usually a quick sketch. The synthesis of thought or observation transposed to paper through immediate marks made with simple tools is a sublime marvel. This exhibit will consider the creative thinking process through drawing, featuring sketches, drawings, renderings and artists’ working sketches.
Contemporary works on view represent some the oldest to the newest methods of drawing and sketching, from petroglyphs of Greg Van Antwerp on shale, to working sketches by Valerie Richardson for oil paintings executed on an iPad. Another historical point of interest will be the working cartoon from a large painting by late mural artists Bernard Riley, whose works include the mural at the Burroughs Saden Library in downtown Bridgeport. (We are planning an exhibit of his work this year.)
See some of the works.

Regional Calls

Receiving for RAA Members’ art show, April 16  3-7 pm    Richter Association for the Arts 2013 Members Art Show & Sale will receive work on Tuesday, April 16 from 3 pm - 7 pm. The show opens on Saturday, April 20 from 2-5 pm. Cash prizes of first, second, and third place will be awarded at the reception which will start at 3 pm. The exhibit will continue on Sunday, April 21 from 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm. Enjoy the music by Sandra Boucher from 3-4 pm in the salon. The show will continue on Sunday, April 28 from 2-3 pm and 4 pm until pickup time which starts at 4:30.   Call 203 744-0427 or 203 792-5606 for further details.       

Call for Artists, April 19 1-4 pm
The Gallery at the Kent Art Association invites artists to enter the annual KAA Spring Juried Show, which runs from Sunday, April 21 to Monday, May 27. Receiving will take place at The Gallery at the Kent Art Association on Route 7, just south of the monument, Friday, April 19 from 1 to 4 pm and Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 1 pm.  The Judges for this exhibition are Marc Chabot, Diane Dubreuil, and Rick Daskam and $1000 in prizes will be awarded.  All work must be original and for sale.  A copy of the prospectus can be found at www.kentart.org. For more information call the Gallery at 860.927.3989.The Awards Reception is scheduled for Saturday afternoon April 27 from 2 to 4 pm with awards presented at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013



Trailer Box Gallery

Featuring Artists:
Mike Cerullo
Stalin Estevez

Gallery Exhibition: Trailer Box Gallery, “Street to Canvas & Beyond”
Jim Felice Studios is presenting Trailer Box Gallery, a project space, encouraging a further dialogue between artists, non-artists, and the community.

Exhibition dates: April 13, 2013 - May 18

Reception: Saturday, April 13 5-7pm

Visiting hours will be April 13 - May 18, Thursday and Fridays from 11am-6pm, or call (203)797.0230 to make an appointment.

Jim Felice Studios
15 Great Pasture Rd Unit 15
Danbury, CT 06810

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity Show at The Met

There is a bus trip going to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Wed., May 8 to see the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity Show. This show focuses on Impressionist Artists and the fashion of their time. Some of the actual clothes worn in these paintings are on display along with the paintings in which they are depicted. The bus leaves from the Bethel Municipal Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns about 5 p.m. Parking is available behind the center.The cost is $45 and includes the bus ride, admission to the museum and a headset. If interested, contact Adele Moros at adelemoros@yahoo.com or 203 744-7690. Payment is due by April 22. You can also contact Betty Clark at bettomclark@comcast.net or 203 744-0427.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bryn Gillette

Bryn writes, "I'm excited to announce that all 16 of my Holy Week paintings with their accompanying songs by Graham Kendrick and scripture references are now viewable on my website. There is a page dedicated to the entire series titled "Holy Week", and individual blog posts for each painting. Thank you Brian Henderson for these great photos!"


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Barbara Mansilla

by barbaramansilla

My new piece will be featured on the   "6th Annual Taste of P.L.A.C.E./ Artist Supporting Community Art Show "Barbara Mansilla opening Reception:

The Spaceland Ballroom  295 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT.Thursday April 4th,  6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 
This is a fundraising event, Tickets are $25.00 in advance & $ 30.00 at the door.  There will be live music, international hors doeuves, silent auction, photo booth & cash bar.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Job Opportunity - Marketing Manager Westport Arts Center

The Westport Arts Center (WAC) wants more people to know who we are and what we do. We are looking for a new marketing manager to help us build our brand, engage our audience, and attract new patrons.

You will work closely with WAC’s directors to develop marketing materials that grab attention, encourage participation, and enhance WAC’s brand and image in the community. You will be responsible for:

• Implementing a marketing and communications plan that increases WAC’s reach to new members, sponsors, community partners and press

• Creating and managing a communications strategy and calendar

• Designing and executing the production of all WAC materials, e-blasts, and social media updates, and ensuring consistency in branding and mission

• Managing content on the website

• Building and maintaining positive relationships with all relevant media outlets

• Evaluating the marketing, communications, and pubic relations goals and suggesting improvements

To be qualified you must have a B.A. in a related field, 3 years of marketing experience, and be able to describe how you’ve worked both independently and as a collaborative team member.

To be successful, you must:

• Be Skilled in Graphic design and have command of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Social Media, Joomla, Mac and PC platforms

• Be able to execute creative design tasks under strict deadlines

• Have excellent knowledge of graphic arts print procedures and standards

• Have excellent organizational skills

• Be able to write compelling copy and clearly describe your need for information

• Demonstrate good judgment when solving problems and making decisions independently

About The Westport Arts Center:

The Westport Arts Center (WAC) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with a forty-three year history of serving the community of Westport and Greater Fairfield County. Reaching 11,000 people annually, WAC connects the community through the arts with 200 outstanding offerings in visual arts, arts education, and the performing arts of Chamber music, Jazz, and film. Through an extensive integrated program schedule, thematically connected to its exhibitions, WAC offers a forum for discussion, education, and interaction of diverse groups of people.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to employment@westportartscenter.org. In the title of your mail please write your last name followed by Marketing Manager.


• No relocation

• Full time position with some evening and weekend work

Joel Spector MFA '05

Joel writes, "Artist's Reception rescheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2013. I hope you could stop in for a few minutes and view the the show. Refreshments will be served."