Thursday, December 31, 2015

Karen Bonanno art exhibit

 writes about her opening 
at 7 PM - 8 PM
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    101 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford, CT 06776
My recent figure paintings will be exhibited at the Duffy Art Gallery at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT.

The opening reception is 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The exhibit runs through February 2, 2016.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Local Works at Still River Editions

LOCALworks January 9 – March 25, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, January 9, 2015 2 pm – 4 pm (snow date January 16, 2 pm – 4 pm) Featuring work in a variety of media by: Katie Bassett, Paul Berger, Karen Bonanno, Shona Curtis, Chris Durante, David Haislip, Jim Felice, Stacey Kolbig, Karin Mansberg, Michael Victor Pasquale, Alegre Poniros, Lori Robeau, Elyse Shapiro, Dayna Wenzel

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WAA - Call to Artists

Call to Artists
Washington Art Association is proud to announce Hugh O'Donnell as the juror for our 2016 member's exhibition. Monetary awards in painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture and a new award for portrait painting!

Hugh O'Donnell is an internationally recognized artist who has been exhibiting professionally since 1975. His work has been including in group and solo exhibitions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. He has been a faculty member at Boston University College of Fine Arts since 1996.

We're so proud to have Hugh O'Donnell as our 2016 juror and member of our community. Our 2016 member's exhibition will run from February 6th-February 27th.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Job opportunity!

Any Art Alumni looking for a job?
PART TIME PRINT Assistant-- Inc. 5000 growing diploma frame manufacturer in N. Monroe seeks PT Assistant to help with printing needs. Position involves management of day to day print jobs on our Xerox color printer including: file set up, oversight of quality standards and management of supply levels. Must have strong attention to detail, working knowledge of Adobe software, be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 20 lbs. 25+ hours per week, more flexibility in summer, if desired. Email resumes to

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Call for Artists - No Pop from Phil Lique

Guidelines:  Submit a 250-500 word artist statement, 100 word bio, one-page CV, and up to 5 images of current work.

[LIGHTBOX] is a back-lit, 48 in x 48 in, curated public art opportunity. This rotating solo moment encapsulates our mission of transforming the ordinary and mundane into the illuminated and unexpected. It’s location is at street level. We’re in a high foot traffic area near the Yale Art Gallery, Yale School of Art; coffee shops, retail spaces, and restaurants. Artwork rotates on a 5-week schedule and is publicized through various social media and publications.
We welcome artists who consider light sources, community engagement, and neighborhood spaces part of their process.  
This opportunity was made possible with support from Artspace.

Philip Lique




Join us Saturday for the Opening of Conversation II: 7-9 p.m.

No Pop: 130 Park Street, 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT, 06511

Above Bubble & Squeak



As mixed media artists, we explore content that relates to the transformation of everyday materials from the funky to the subtle. For this exhibition, No Pop invites 15 artists to be in dialogue about salability as it relates to their individual art practices. We sell affordable work between $30-$1000. Buying art is an investment into a studio practice. We encourage first time as well as seasoned collectors to join us in this dialogue. This month's topic has two primary aims: to contextualize the scope of each artists ' work, and to sell art that relates to artist ethics. New Haven has enormous potential to grow culturally; you make it happen.

 Participating Artist includes Phil Lique
with Guest Chef:

Elise Dunphe (The Illusive Goat)


No Pop fosters the arching relationship between artist and patron, and we reassert value of the artists work in intellectual and monetary terms. The studio will proudly display a stock of works for sale: our aim is to sell books, sketches, prints, photographs, small models and sculptures, etc. that can inform viewers and establish relationships. As artists, Laura Marsh and Phil Lique, inform the community about creative needs by integrating the boundaries between exhibiting, living, producing, and teaching. Our philosophy embraces interdisciplinary artists who reference popular culture and provide social commentary. Much like our Pop ancestors, the studio provides the climate for production and collaboration. Also influenced by the Fluxus, we believe in the daily performance of making and experimenting. We've merged our Yale New Haven roots to form an intersection that's picking up traction to steadily overcome class and social boundaries.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Call for Artists!

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is seeking art entries for the Accessible Art Project 2016. We will celebrate 8 years of showcasing artists who live and work in Western Connecticut in a year-long, multi-site series of exhibitions.

what is it? Both wall space for two dimensional work and storefront windows for art installations will be made available by various venues who will host more than 25 exhibitions in Danbury and Bethel throughout the year.

how to apply? Artists may apply by submitting samples of their work. Online entries only. Deadline for entries is Friday, January 8th. Any submissions after that will be put on file for future review.

Submit Entries

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Alain Picard

Alain Picard will judge Mark Twain Library's highly esteemed art show this year. A preview gala event will open the 43rd annual Mark Twain Library Art Exhibition and Sale on Friday, Dec. 4. The juried Art Show will be open to the public during extended library hours through Sunday, Dec. 13. Alain says, "Judging is the fine balance between identifying technical skill and unique artistry. I tend to have a little criteria that I try to develop that combines the technical competence and excellence of execution on the basis of some definable skills, and the artist's unique vision, artistic style and ability to convey a specific mood or idea."

Alain will be presenting an artist's demonstration, Inside the Studio, at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. He went to Cambodia as part of a relief trip with the Walnut Hill Community Church. He will be doing a whole collections of paintings based on that project. Cambodia survived a genocide, and this is part of a broader story he will tell of the people and places, and beauty revealed in the midst of brokenness. To view more of Alain's work, visit

Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford Studios
Robert writes, "Hey everyone...I'm having an open studio this weekend
Dec 5th 1-4 all invited!
550 Main st. Bethlehem , CT
Painting Demo
Photoshop Demo...
and just plain fun!"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Carmen Lund

Recent Paintings by Carmen Lund

Reception on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
The Grove, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. 
Show continues through January 8, 2016, M - F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Paintings can be seen on the website:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tracy Collamore

Tracy Collamore opens at Open Studio Hartford this weekend. She is at the Arbor Art Center, 3rd floor, 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106 This Saturday and Sunday, (Nov. 14-15 from 11-5). 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Katie Bassett

Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 10-7 are the last days for submitting to "Small Works!"

Opening reception is this Saturday, November 14th from 5-7pm Live music by the Edukated Fleas, hors-d'oeuvres, wine & beer, and a gathering of our amazing art community.
‪#‎LocalArt‬ ‪#‎DanburyArt‬ ‪#‎ArtCommunity‬ ‪#‎ArtPassion‬ ‪#‎OpenCall‬ ‪#‎ArtSubmission‬

Phil Lique

Phil Lique invites you to join the dialogue with Michael Queenland, Phil Lique, Aude Jomini, and Laura Marsh to keep our first conversation rolling: immersive sculpture and installation challenges our everyday spatial perceptions.
Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:00pm - 9:00pm
130 Park St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511
(203) 824-6078;
We explore relationships between the wall, floor, and ceiling by protruding, expanding, and suspending forms. We utilize media to engage with new audiences. No Pop believes that artist talks can be candid and exploratory. Join us as we shed light on how artists make and present their work, or watch it live on your phone via periscope:
News: No Pop is accepting submissions for our street level exhibition opportunity, henceforth known as [Lightbox]. Please have a look and feel free to share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested in having their work illuminated in a high traffic area:

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jill Caprio-Scalera

Jill writes, "Join us for our Christmas Craft and Art Auction in the Barn at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

Delight in the atmosphere of the charming and cozy barn as you consider your favorite Christmas craft. Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you browse for that perfect piece of art.

Most of the art is original and one-of-a-kind and will start at a bid price of $50 --no reserve. Winners may take the art home that afternoon. If not present, you will be notified by Tuesday, November 17.

All proceeds go to His Vineyard Christian Fellowship to help with the completion of the service kitchen."

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

2 Vail Rd, Bethel, Connecticut 06801

Pamela Hochstetter

"I hope you'll stop by to check out the SALE and sip some hot cider with us."

November 14 &15 

(snow dates Nov 21 & 22)
~10am-4pm on Saturday, the 14th 
~12-4 on Sunday, the 15th
31 Keeler Road, Bridgewater, CT 
(SALE will be in the blue-gray studio behind the driveway.)
ALL ART will be at least 40% OFF the current prices.

Everything from small drawings and maquettes, to large paintings and finished sculptures will be up for grabs - well, for sale anyway. Discounted Prices will range from $20 - $3,000. ALL reasonable offers for quantity purchases will be considered.    

Visit my website to see some of the items for sale. Pamela's websiteGot questions?

call to Artists - Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC

2 Days Left to Enter -THE DEADLINE for the Blue Mountain Gallery "2016 JURIED EXHIBITION" has been EXTENDED to NOVEMBER 10th.
More information visit:

Alternative link:

Download prospectus:
INQUIRIES CONTACT: 646.486.4730 –

Friday, November 6, 2015

Barbara Mansilla

Barbara's work will be on display at the New Haven Mitchell Branch public library (37 Harrison St.New Haven, CT 06515), from November 2nd - 30th. She adds, "If you are in the neighborhood come check it out." Gallery hours: Mon 12-8 | Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Sat 10-5 | Holiday Closings.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ival Stratford Kovner

Anyone or group want to paint or decorate a Caribou for the Scotty Fund? Nov 13th must be done - great cause for very ill children.




Call me 617 640-1294

Pick one up!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Call toArtists - Art & Frame

Art & Frame Call to Artists
November 7 - November 11
Nov 7 at 10:00am to Nov 11 at 7:00pm
Art & Frame Of Danbury LLC.
60 Newtown Rd, Route 6 Plaza, Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Open call to artist working in any medium.
All works MUST be no larger than 13" in all directions.
Drop off: Saturday: 11/7 from 10-6pm
Monday - Wednesday: 11/9 - 11/11 from 10-7pm
$20 for up to 3 pieces.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Call for auditions

Audition Notice
 Musicals at Richter’s 2nd Annual Holiday Show!
This year Musicals at Richter will be bringing the classic television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas to life, live on the Palace stage!

We are looking for actors 
between the ages of 20-35 
for the Peanuts characters 

and a Youth Ensemble
 ages 5-15 who will also lead the caroling and portray the elves from Santa’s Workshop.

Directed by Mensah Robinson 
 Musical Direction by Bill D'Andrea

 Saturday, October 24th 
10:00AM– 2:00PM 
at the Richter House 
100 Aunt Hack Road, 
Danbury, CT 06811 

Please prepare 16-bars from a Christmas song, 
and be prepared to read from the script if asked to.

For more information or questions about auditions, please go to our website, or email us at

Character Descriptions
Charlie Brown: 
A lovable guy who is dominated by insecurities. He feels depressed by the holiday season and seeks to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Linus Van Pelt: 
Charlie Brown’s blanket-toting best friend. 
He is innocent and smart and has a 
matter-of fact manner about him. He is a bit intimidated by his older sister Lucy.
Lucy Van Pelt: 
Linus’s older sister who is bossy and often self-centered. She has a crush on Schroeder.
Sally Brown: 
Charlie Brown’s younger sister. She is sweet and comical in the way her big ideas are often verbalized. She is smitten with Linus.
Usually immersed in his piano-playing music. 
He is an admirer of Beethoven 
and Lucy’s love interest.
(can be played by a male or female) 
Charlie Brown’s fun-loving, confident, energetic dog. The comic counterpoint to the show. 
Snoopy’s thoughts and feelings are expressed via movement and sound effects.
Lucy’s friend, a little opinionated
Sweet little girl who is obsessed 
with her naturally curly hair
Has little faith in Charlie Brown as the director of the Christmas play
A casual, normal kid
Pig Pen: 
Always messy, but also well-spoken. A cloud of dust follows him where he goes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Maryann Meken-Silvestri

Maryann writes, " If you could, please help me get the word out about my annual winery art glass show and sale.  The weather this weekend doesn't look too promising so, if you find yourself indoors you might consider this:

The White Silo Winery, Rte. 37 E , Sherman, CT will host a glass art show and sale by artist Maryann Meken-Silvestri.  Artists reception Saturday is October 3, 2-4pm.  The show will be open from October 2-31 weekends only during winery hours of 11am-5pm.  Contact information: (203) 778-3982.

I would love to see you there or at anytime during the weekend in the month of October.  I will be there on Saturdays and Sundays 11:30-5:00."{


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Call to artists - Richter

We invite all artists to submit entries for cash awards in the categories of Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts, Pastel, Photography, Drawings, Graphics, Sculpture to the 37th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale.

 Receiving day is Tues. Sept. 29, from 3-7 pm. at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. 

Awards will be presented at the reception on  Saturday, October 3, 2015,  3 p.m. at Richter House. The show continues on Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m. (Concert at 3 p.m.),
October 10, 2 – 4 p.m. and October 11, 2 – 5 p.m. 
(Concert at 3 p.m.)

For further information, call 203-744-0427
or visit the Richter Arts web site 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson MFA '12 invites you to her show at The Miss Porters School August 24-October 4.
An exhibition of new and some old works at Gilbert Gallery Dining Hall.
To view by appointment please contact the Visual Arts Department at: 860-409-3701 and ask for Grier Torrence

Sheri Schwartz

Sheri writes, "
I'm instructing monthly figure drawing sessions at the Mattatuck Museum beginning this Sunday from 2-5 PM. Other dates are 10/11 &11/22. Hope you can join me!"

Call for artists - Kent Art Association

last Members' Show of the season! Bring your best work in on Saturday to participate.
The show will run from September 13th to October 12th. Our great judges are past KAA President, Paul Gould, and painters Trudy Walter and Pamela Reese. Don't forget, five Awards of Excellence at $100 a piece will be given out!
Program/Receiving - Sept. 12, 11am-2pm
Opens - Sept. 13, 1-5pm
Awards Reception - Sept. 19, 2-4pm
Closes - Oct. 12, 5pm
Pick-up - Monday Oct. 12 at 5pm, or Tuesday Oct. 13, 1-4pm

Carmen Lund

Make plans to escape the cold and snow this winter. . .

Paint & Play on the stunning island of Vieques!

A 6-Day Creative Getaway -- Feb. 22 - Feb. 27, 2016

From the very first time I set foot on Vieques, a small sea-washed island in the Caribbean, I knew this beautiful and serene tropical paradise would be the perfect setting for a painting workshop and vacation.

I would love you to join us this February, 2016 for a memorable, creative experience. Relax, paint and play on the Enchanted Isle of Vieques!
Click to learn the details of this creative getaway and to see photos of this spectacular, unspoiled island in the Caribbean.. 

What are you waiting for?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Call to Artists! Richter Arts

The Richter Association for The Arts
proudly presents its 37th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale

October 3 & 4   2-5 p.m.

Oct. 4   (Concert at 3 p.m.)

October 10   2 – 4 p.m.

October 11   2 – 5 p.m.  (Concert at 3 p.m.)

Receiving: Tuesday September 29, 2015 - 3-7 p.m.

AWARDS: Over $1000 in cash prizes (No artist can win more than one award)
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts,
Pastel, Photography, Drawings, Graphics, Sculpture

Reception and Awards - Saturday, October 3, 2015   3 p.m.

Richter Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT

Pamela Hochstetter

Pamela Hochstetter '80 is partnering with a wellness/healing center in Ridgefield, CT, "Turning Point Reiki, LLC" with JoAnn Duncan who is a Reiki Master Teacher and Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner.Pamela will be offering workshops and classes at the center and in her studio. To see the schedules visit

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Marcella Kovac

Marcella Kovac '04 created a project for herself: to take one photograph every day of Seaside Park, "The Seasides," for one year in order to document the park's importance to the city and its "everyday beauty" throughout the four seasons. The result is a treasury of all that is beautiful, evocative, moody and surprising about the park, whose founding was spurred in the 1860s by a donation of land from entrepreneur P.T. Barnum and other city pillars. Primarily designed by noted architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Seaside Park was listed in 1982 on the National Register of Historic Places .

Now that the project is completed, Kovac said, she intends to create a coffee-table book, postcards and prints from the collection - all of which she wants ready for the annual Bridgeport Art Trail and "open studios" Nov. 12-15. (The collection will be on view at her Elm Street studio during a reception on Friday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Friends of Seaside Park.)

Marcella is the founder, partner and creative director at The Bananaland , on the third floor of the old Schwerdle Stamp Factory at 162 Elm St. in downtown Bridgeport. Described as a "creative agency," the company specializes in graphic design, marketing, website development, social media and product branding.

Tom Dowell

Tom writes, "Exploring more of the pastels these days. I will be showing some of my work at the Newtown Art Festival! I'll have a tent with a few works. September 19-20th at the Fairfield Hills. Check it out and bring people! "

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Richter Association for the Arts receiving for Juried Art Show 9/29

The 2015 Juried Art Show will open on Saturday, Oct. 3. It will continue on Oct. 4, 10, and 11. Receiving will be on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 3 - 7 p.m. Pick up is on Sat., Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon or artists can leave their work up until the end of the season, Oct. 25.

Please remember that artwork cannot exceed 32"x40" unless only one piece is submitted. Also, on Sundays, there will be performances in the salon between 3 &4 p.m. Artwork can be viewed before and after that time.

Call 203 744-0427 for further info. 

Alain Picard

Alain will be at SCAN on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. for a demonstration pastel portrait. His newest book, "Mastering Pastels" was released in April 2015.

Ival Stratford-Kovner '86, '92

Ival Stratford-Kovner '86, '02 and Alumni Association Board member has received a request to speak at Harvard University this Fall - discussing her artwork and career - she adds, "looking forward to visiting with friends while in the area!"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

David Skora

David writes, "A big Thank you to The New England Sculptors Assocation for the honor of awarding me with the "The Gibbons Prize for New England Sculptors" for "Black and Red" which is showing at the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center in South Berwick, Maine. This is the first time they have awarded the prize!"
New England Sculptors Association (NESA)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

art teacher at Wooster School needed

David Skora writes, "To all former Graphic Design Students: I have a teaching opportunity in the Danbury area.The gig is at the Wooster School in Danbury. It is a graphic design class taught on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3-5pm. If you are interested let me know."

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Photographer Opportunity

Freelance opportunity at Hearst for photographers:
Work for the News Times and other local Hearst papers as a freelance photographer shooting fun local events. Check out the "SEEN" page to seen examples of past gigs:
We are looking for photographers with minimal experience and their own camera. You must have some examples of past work and be willing to mingle with crowds!
Anyone interested in learning more should email with the subject "SEEN photographer inquiry."

Feel free to pass on to your friends too!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Susan Lang

Susan Lang of My Dad's Truck writes, "We are thrilled to return to the Newtown Arts Festival on Saturday, September 19. We play at noon straight up and will have plenty of family fun to get everybody singing and smiling...and maybe even dancing a step or two! Cost of admission is $5 at the entrance to the festival; all proceeds benefit arts programs in Newtown. Other details in the link below, including the schedule of performers. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a wonderful afternoon of art, music, and beautiful weather!"

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ginger Hanrahan

To honor the passing of Jim Hanrahan and his powerful support for the arts there will be a Memorial /Benefit at Edmond Town Hall in the Alexandria Room, Newtown, Connecticut on August 15th from 3-5.Proceeds will support various art programs in the area.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Marsha Doran

Marsha Doran presents 'Fragmented Symbols' at Chelsea gallery show   


"Lotus" by Marsha Doran (2014, mixed media)
Marsha Doran
The Blue Mountain Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a series of works by Marsha Doran for an exhibition titled Fragmented Symbols. For this show, Doran unveils mixed media abstract pieces consisting of materials such as dress patterns, tissue paper, glue, acrylic paint, pencil, paper, marker, and ink. Doran’s subjects touch on religion and mythology by depicting various symbols like crosses, stars, or flowers. She starts out by creating sketches of these symbols which she dismantles, and then rearranges them so that they’re presented in a new manner that still honors their underlying meaning.
For instance, one piece titled Crosses features several images of the iconic symbol of Catholicism arranged haphazardly with red, gold, and white paint resembling fire to illustrate the notion of crosses being burned. Snippets of text are blended in reading messages such as “We all have our crosses to bear, we carry them heavily out of love for our brothers in arms.” Similarly, Star of David includes images of the iconic symbol of Judaism that overlap and covered primarily in white paint with touches of blue and gold. In the center of the painting is a small, clearly outlined navy blue box with a clear image of the star. In addition, there are snippets of text embedded in the piece including a dictionary definition of the Star of David.
Another work titled Lotus depicts the legendary plant which can be found in many corners of the globe with in numerous forms, but the classic Lotus flowers have pink and white leaves that are shaped like a bowl with a yellow center. Those lotuses are native to Asia and serves as a symbol to Hindu and Buddhist religions to represent reincarnation and divine beauty.
Marsha Doran studied at Western Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Studio art and Painting before earning her Master’s degree of Fine Arts in Painting from Boston University. She has also studied at SUNY Purchase in New York as well as at the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Connecticut and has exhibited her work throughout the New England and New York area. Many of her paintings have been purchased into private collections, both nationally and internationally.
At The Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., through Aug. 18. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.