Friday, January 30, 2015

Heather White Rogers

Heather is now finalizing the details to this year's free Southbury Bridal Show, to be held at the Heritage Sunday March 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Pre-registration is open.

It’s a fun-filled day of local experts and professionals in photography, wedding attire, invitations, confections, transportation, jewelry, makeup and more. There also will be gourmet appetizer sampling and a cash bar. Best of all? It’s free! And everyone who pre-registers will receive a copy of “The Little Blue Book,” to help plan your wedding day.

Heather owns Respond if you please, a STOREFRONT BOUTIQUE & STATIONERY STUDIO in Bennett Square in Southbury, Connecticut.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jessica McGarry Bartlet

Perception  of  Initial  Conditions at the First Street Gallery in NYC

FEBRUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 28  Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 5, 6-8pm 

The work is about the perception of reality during moments of chaos and disorder. The work is about feeling and experiencing, and then recording that experience through the action of painting. The funny thing is; chaos and disorder are never truly far. All one has to do is open their eyes. Chaos is closer than you can imagine, closer even, then your hometown or backyard. 

To see more work by Jessica Bartlet please visit First Street Gallery website.

526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, New York; 646-336-8053 · 646-336-8054 (fax)  Gallery Hours: 11 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
 First Street Gallery is located in the heart of Chelsea, NYC between 10th & 11th Avenues. [Nearest Subways: C,E,R,1,F,V to 23rd St. - crosstown bus to 10th Ave.  Nearest Buses:  9th Avenue (#11), 8th Avenue (#10)

Contookook Downriver View 01 (triptych), 14 x 28 inches each, oil on panel

Friday, January 23, 2015

Call for Artists!

Call for Entries

The Westport Downtown Merchants Association is excited to once again sponsor the following Art Festivals and invites submissions for the following events:


The Westport DMA invites submissions in the following media categories for the 42nd Annual WESTPORT FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, which is set along the picturesque Saugatuck River in quaint downtown Westport, CT and attracts thousands of visitors each year:
Painting (oils & acrylics), Watercolor, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing (pastels, pencil, ink), Printmaking, Mixed Media, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry, Wood,  Digital Art.
Entry Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015
FESTIVAL Dates:  Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 2015
FESTIVAL Location: Parker Harding Plaza & Gorham Island, Westport, CT
For further information:
Applications must be submitted online through:

The Westport DMA invites submissions in any media for ART ABOUT TOWN, a month-long event that provides artist exhibition opportunities in the businesses throughout Westport, CT's vibrant downtown shopping district.
All art must be for sale, no crafts, juried.
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015
Opening Night Street Party:  Thursday, May 21, 2015
 (rain date Thursday, May 28, 2015)
Main Street, Westport, CT
The Opening Night Street Party will feature music, live performances, art demonstrations and refreshments.
Art remains on display until Sunday, June 21, 2015 
For further information and to apply: 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Katie Bassett

Art & Frame

Join us from 5-7pm for our opening reception of 'Woven'. Live music by Edukated Fleas, food, drinks and fabulous art!

Friday, January 16, 2015


Selina Trieff, age 81, passed away peacefully in her Wellfleet MA studio. She studied painting with, among others, Hans Hoffman, Marc Rothko, Ad Reinhardt and Morris Kantor, and exhibited at the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown MA and many other galleries in the US and Europe. She was a pioneering artist who inspired generations of others with her unique and powerful images and her tenacity and generosity. Her work is in many public and private collections. She will be missed by her husband Robert Henry, her daughters Sarah Henry and Jane Henry, their husbands Michael Gorin and Tobin Harshaw, grandchildren Emma and Molly Gorin and Truitt and Etta Harshaw, as well as countless friends, students and colleagues. Gifts in her memory can be made to the Provincetown Art Association. Memorial services in both New York and Provincetown will be  scheduled for later this year.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 16, 2015

Selina was the guest artist for the WCSU MFA Visiting Artist Series on many occasions.
Three Graces - 2005
From the Berta Walker Gallery, Berta Walker, President & Curator: Called "an American original" by New York Times art critic John Russell, Trieff's somewhat autobiographical classical gold-leaf and oil portraits of human figures read paradoxically like characters on a modern stage wherein the artist, the painted archetypical figures ("neither male nor female...(but rather) the face of the soul") and the viewer, are engaged in a riveting dialogue. For Trieff, her animal subjects (pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, her dog Louie) are both "hilariously funny and at the same time very sad, and reflect symbolically the human condition, "like my dog Louie, my alter ego. Re-creating the spirit of animals...has allowed for a kind of explosion of paint," she adds. Trieff's exquisite drawing ability shines through in these fantastic portraits. Whether of human or animal, Trieff's portraits are allegories for our time, or any other. Said art historian and art critic Eileen Kennedy: "If Shakespeare had had a sister, she would probably have been Selina Trieff."

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Assistant Art Professor

Art Education - Assistant Professor

Institution:Southern Connecticut State University
Location:New Haven, CT
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Posted: 01/13/2015
Type:Full Time
Department: Art
Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Art Education
Search #: 14-117E
Position Posted: January 13, 2015

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:
One-year position. Direct undergraduate and graduate programs in Art Education in multi-dimensional Art Department at comprehensive state university. Teach courses in Art Education at all levels; advise students, coordinate student teaching, supervise adjunct faculty, participate in department and university committees, liaise with relevant university offices, promote program.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Art Education at time of appointment; experience teaching Art Education on university level; demonstrated ability in program and personnel management; excellent oral and written communication skills; leadership ability.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in Art Education program coordination, program assessment, student-teaching coordination, student advisement, navigating state certification programs, teaching art K-12 in public school system.

Application Process: Send cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample publications and/or examples of creative work, and names and contact information of three professional references to:
Mr. Thuan Vu, Art Education Search Committee Chair, Earl Hall, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515. For full consideration, please postmark applications by February 28, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

Application Information

Postal Address:Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Friday, January 9, 2015

Arts Providers needed in Hartford

Hartford Performs is seeking new arts providers across the region to join our arts education collaborative for the 2015 - 2016 school year in Hartford, CT. 
We are currently accepting applications for new arts integrated workshops, short-term residences, in-school performances, offsite performances and museum visits appropriate for students in grades PK -8. 
To learn more about Hartford Performs and becoming a Hartford Performs arts provider please consider joining us for an upcoming information session and/or our application workshops. To access Hartford Performs application go to: Performs/Application Information Session, January 21st from 9:30 – 11:00am OR 5:00 – 6:30pm 
These information sessions are for those new to Hartford Performs. Arts providers will gain understanding of Hartford Performs and what it means to be listed in the Hartford Performs Program Database and answer any questions about the application process. 
Getting to Know the New National Arts Standards Workshop, Monday, February 2, 9:30 – 11:30am 
This past summer the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards released its first draft of core art standards. The new standards are intended to be an updated, unified framework for those 
delivering arts education that includes grade-by-grade benchmarks across the art forms in creating, performing, responding and connecting. The workshop will include: 
• Philosophy behind the new arts standards 
• Introduction to understanding the new art standards 
• How you can make the strongest connections to the art standards. 
Exploring Intersections Between the Common Core State Standards and the Arts, Wednesday, February 11, 9:30 – 11:30am 
This workshop is designed for applicants who are interested in deepening their understanding of how to bridge core curriculum subjects to the arts. This workshop will explore the needs of the 
district and how to take a backwards-design approach to developing an arts integration program. The workshop will include: 
• Uncovering how you can support learning in curriculum subjects and the arts 
• How to assess students’ understanding and comprehension during an arts integration program 
• Understanding identified areas of need and interest when designing new programs. 
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for any of the sessions above please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Join us in bringing the joy back to learning! 
Best wishes, 
Jaclynn Hart 
Programming Director, Hartford Performs 
City Arts on Pearl 
233 Pearl Street 
Hartford, CT 06103 
(p) 860.249.8672 
(f) 860.856.6600 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Part time opportunity in art environment

Small Art School looking for office assistant to work 3-4 half days a week.
Mac, CS6, Word, Excel experiance needed. Marketing and knowledge of social media needed.

Must be comfortable with data bases and website editing. Familiarity with drawing and art mediums must.

Ability to multi task and follow detailed instructions Please send resume'.
Full year part time job.
25 Old Mill Road in West Redding, CT

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Call to Artists

Color in Winter
Receiving : January 22 from 3 - 5 pm in Municipal Building, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown
Reception: January 28 from1 - 3 pm for website and prospectus

SCAN: As part of Color in Winter, members small donated works will be sold for $25 each and all proceeds will go to a scholarship fund.

Easton Arts Council:
Entry deadline January 10, download entry forms at

Friday, January 2, 2015

Call for Artists - City Lights

City Lights is extending a call to all artists of the Baby Boomer generation and to artists of all ages who have reinvented themselves due to changes in work situations, economy and any developments or realizations that have occurred during the course of one’s life journey. Artists are welcome to submit works based on their own interpretation of this theme which may include issues about aging or the reflection of the words of the iconic song by Bob Dylan, “Forever Young.”

Content may include but is not limited to the following:

Reflection on the concept of age and one’s personal evolution; how ideas and expectations of youth and been transformed by life experiences.
Any expression about aging: Age discrimination, the breakdown of the body and mind, the social pressures to maintain a youthful appearance and performance.

Sharing life experiences or insights with others of different ages.

The “Sandwich Generation”, a Baby Boomer phenomena, caregivers who tend to their children and parents simultaneously.

The beauty and nobility in youthful, fresh ideas and attitudes that are unspoiled by negativity and the struggles that life presents.

A nostalgic look back from decades ago: how the American image, zeitgeist has evolved… from Baby Boomers to Millennials.

A reflection on the he lyrics of the iconic song “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan, see full lyrics below.
City Lights is a nonprofit, community based art organization located in downtown Bridgeport CT., easily accessible by Metro-North, Port Jeff Ferry, I-95 and the Merrit Parkway via the Route 25 Connector. There is no size limit to the dimension of art submitted, however larger works, over 60" will be subject to space limitations.

SEND SUBMISSIONS IN JPEG FORMAT, (no more than 8 images), 72 DPI, DUE BY March 3, 2015 TO:

Brief artists statement, itemized list of art submitted should include: title, size, medium, price of work, Works not for sale should include a value rather than a price. Also include artist's contact info: name, email, phone, mailing address and website if available.

Artists will be notified by March 9, 2015. Work must be ready to mount and dropped off on Thursday -Saturday March 19 -21, 2015. Exhibit opens Thursday March 26 and runs to May 1, 2015.

For more info please email us at: our website:

City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT. 06604 (203) 334-7748