Tuesday, December 30, 2014



The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut , based @287 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. We promote and advocate for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. We understand and believe that the arts sector is a critical engine for growth through creativity, innovation and collaboration. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the only regional service organization in the Housatonic Valley region working to ensure better access and availability to arts and culture for all residents and visitors. We are supported by public funding, corporate and private contributions, and by our members.


The mission of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is to support and strengthen the arts, historical and cultural organizations and individuals through collaboration and coordination to further economic development in the ten-town Housatonic Valley region.


- Assists in the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using appealing graphics that are well organized
- Responsible to incorporate current design trends into each unique layout to produce an up-to-date style for custom ads
- Ability to exercise good judgment when interpreting instructions and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
- Utilize strong written skills and bring effective visual ideas from concept through to completion


- Working towards a BA or certificate from a Fine Arts program/Graphic Design school
- Experience with Adobe InDesign, and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
- Knowledge of Mac OS and software upgrades and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
- Open to constructive criticism and customer feedback


Required - Close Attention to Detail, Communication Skills Listening, Active Team Player, Graphic Design
Preferred - Graphic Design Software

How To Apply

Login or Sign Up to apply, or contact Lisa Scails at CAWC.

Monday, December 29, 2014

David Boyajian


The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with WHEELpassion, Inc. invited sculptors to a Creative Challenge: to design an original, one-of-a-kind award to be presented to title sponsor Josh Weeks, Dealer Principal for Danbury Audi for sponsorship of the inaugural Danbury Audi - Race4Scholars Criterium, held this summer in downtown Danbury.

Local contemporary artist David Boyajian who’s works depicts the marriage between industrial material and organic forms of sculptures in steel, bronze, and wood, won the Creative Challenge. The result is a sleek work of art that portrays a look of speed and elegance. Two traits synonymous and complementary of title sponsor Danbury Audi.

WHEELpassion is implementing a grassroots cycling development program to get underrepresented populations and young girls on bicycles beginning in middle school. One aspect of the program will help students learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines apply to physical exercise and to the cycling industry. Students can then make connections to real-life situations and increase their academic performance.

The program’s desired outcome will award need and merit-based scholarships to college-bound high school graduates that intend to enroll in college as STEM or allied health majors.

Barbara Mansilla


Time to dress up your new devices !

15% off smartphone cases & laptop skins .Use code DEVICE15 at checkout. 

Reminder - Open Auditions: Arsenic & Old Lace

Contact: Jeffrey Dunn, Executive Director
Administrative Office: (860) 283-8558
Box Office: (860) 283-6250
Event Dates: Open Auditions
Sunday January 4th 2014 from 3-6pm
Tuesday January 6th 2014 from 7-10pm

Landmark Community Theatre
PO Box 158, Thomaston, Connecticut 06787

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Eric Holzman

Eric Holzman: Small Paintings

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:00pm
January 8 - February 7
Lori Bookstein Fine Art
138 10th Ave, New York, New York 10011

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The 2015 WCSU Visiting Artist program begins Jan 26 with Stanley Lewis

Painter Stanley Lewis will discuss his work at 11 a.m. on Jan. 26 in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Call for Artists to Support Alzheimer's Association

Call for Submissions!
Alzheimer’s Association
and the
Stamford Art Association
present the 1st annual
Art for Alzheimer’s
“Hope” Exhibition and Sale Fundraiser
March 27 – April 26, 2015
We are inviting artists to an inaugural exhibition at the Stamford Art Association at 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT. This show is open to all SAA members and non-members and is a juried show. The exhibit is designed to raise funds for the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The theme of the show is “Hope.” Artists who have been affected by or know someone who has been affected by the disease are encouraged to share their stories along with submitting artwork. All artists who are selected to exhibit will be required to donate a portion of their sales to the Alzheimer’s Association. 50% is recommended but more is welcomed. No entry fee will be charged.
The opening reception will be Friday, March 27th, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stamford Art Association. There may also be a closing reception.
If you are interested in being considered for the show, please submit up to three digital images to: Entries@ArtForAlz.org no later than Monday, February 23rd, 2015. JPG images can be up to 8 inches, 300 dpi or 4.7 MB.
Images should be identified by title, artist, medium.
Please include in your email: title, size, medium, price and contact information: name, email, phone, address.
Entries not properly labeled with all information will not be considered.
Accepted artists will be notified by email by March 6th, 2015.
If you have an Alzheimer’s related story to tell please submit it as a word document attached to the email.
Work must be framed, wired for hanging, and be not larger than 48” x 60” framed.
Further information on exhibit requirements or changes to dates, etc. will be posted on the Stamford Art Association’s website: www.StamfordArtAssociation.org or supplied with acceptance notification.
The receiving dates for the show are Thursday, March 19th and Saturday, March 21st from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Receiving is at the Stamford Art Association, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT (just north of Broad Street near UCONN).
Pick up for work not sold is Thursday April 24 and Friday, April 25, 2015 at 12 noon – 3 pm at the SAA.

Stamford Art Association  -  39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901  -  203-325-1139

Friday, December 19, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

art sales for the holidays

News from an artist:

Just letting you know that once again for your holiday shopping the following galleries are having small art pieces for sale including original paintings in various media, photography, and small sculptures.  The galleries are Art and Frame of Danbury, Route 6 Plaza, 60 Newtown Rd., Danbury and Koenig's Frameworks, 97 So. Main St., Newtown, CT.

In addition, the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) is holding a sale of small paintings tomorrow, Saturday 12/13/14, downstairs at the Meeting House at the flagpole in Newtown from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brie McDonald

Photo by N.F. Ambery Artist Brie McDonald, 30, is pictured with one of her paintings. Her painting and collage show "Colorful Observations" runs through Jan. 10 at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington.

Plainville resident McDonald will show her paintings and collages through Jan. 10 at the exhibit “Colorful Observations” at Gunn Memorial Library at 5 Wykeham Road in Washington.

“It’s a new space for me,” said Brie McDonald of her new exhibit. “I wasn’t familiar with the Washington area, but it’s a beautiful library and area.”

McDonald was selected for the Gunn Library exhibit show when a local resident was struck by a painting of hers in a group show for artists under 30 (McDonald was 29 at the time) at the Washington Art Association in Roxbury last January. Her unexpected advocate suggested the library invite McDonald to do a show there. The Gunn Library has a history of putting on exhibits of photographers and landscape artists.
Full article from the Litchfield County times By N.F. Ambery :

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

call for artists

a group fiber art show
on display January 17 - February 28

Submission Guidelines:
Drop-Off Days January 12, 13, & 14
Pick-Up for non-selected works January 16
Submission fee of $20 per artist
Limit 6 pieces per artist
No Maximum Size

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 17, from 5-7pm
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served

Art & Frame of Danbury
60 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 748-0197
Hours: M-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pamela Hochstetter reminder

SOLO show at the Norfolk Library in Norfolk, CT, from December 6-January 7, 2015. 

The exhibit will include paintings, woodcuts, and bas reliefs. (The library is not set up to accommodate sculptures.)  

OPENING Reception is this Sunday, December 7, from 4:00-6:00pm.

The library is open 7 days a week.  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jessica Bartlet and Tracy Collamore

Jessica Bartlet and Tracy Collamore at First Street Gallery with a reception,
Thursday, December 11, from 6 - 8 pm

45 Years Later
Work by Gallery Artists

December 2, 2014 -January 3, 2015
Holiday Closure: December 24 through January 1
Gallery hours: 11 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, NY, NY 10001 646-336-8053

Ival Kovner

New Exhibition: Bethel Library, Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT - my "Horse Drawn" drawings that remain after sales - some five foot long drawings now on the walls of the library where I first bicycled to meet my dearest friend - the library was less than 1/4 that size it is now. We would meet, breathe in the musty smell of the old books - and after selecting our reading materials, head to the toy store and purchase a candy bar for the trip home. Very special exhibiting in the small town where my family moved from NYC in 1952 - and although I've been elsewhere living and painting for many decades, I have always spent time in my hometown -and now have renovated the house/barn where I grew up - and the full studio attached to the main house. My husband, Ron, hung the show with me - and always is a good help - at least we were not driving the artwork into NYC as we had earlier - or renting a van - it worked out well - I am happy !! IvalK

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


First auditions of the 2015 season! Arsenic & Old Lace on Jan 4th & 6th in the Arts Center Theatre...join now:https://www.facebook.com/events/353520648151364/

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson writes:"Exposition of Place" my solo show is up at Danbury City Hall through January 5."

Danbury City Hall
155 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT