Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Mountain Gallery Announcement and Exhibition

New Members 2015

August 18 29th

Reception August 20th, 5-8 pm

An exhibition by six new and returning members of Blue Mountain Gallery:
MaryLou Alberetti  MaryLou Alberetti, Andaluz, 30x36 mixed media
Robert Alberetti      Robert Alberetti, Past Present, 36x42" oil
Pamela Boily             boily
Michael Chelminski
Joan Marie Kelly      kelly for new members
Gina Sawin                sawin for new members 600 px

Monday, July 27, 2015

Betsy Davidson

art of painting 2015: National Juried Exhibition

art of painting 2015: National Juried Exhibition
We are delighted to present in this exhibition the works selected by William Bailey, our juror.

This show is an exciting collection of unique artistic voices that are expressed in a variety of styles of diverse subjects. 

This exhibition will run through August 1. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

For more information, please contact us either by telephone at 860.868.2878 or by email at

Friday, July 24, 2015

Paola Andrea Goren

Paola writes, "It's official - accepted the position of Graphic Design Manager at Victorinox Swiss Army and starting next week!"

Heather Braxton

Heather writes, "
Wooot! I got a research development grant from MICA to use for a workshop at the George Eastman House [in Rochester with Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth] on albumen printing in August!!!! So excited!!!!"

Thursday, July 23, 2015


 The Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Michael’s Art Challenge is seeking submissions from new, emerging and professional artists for their first-ever fine art competition. The winning artist will be selected to display their work in a gallery show at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Additional prizes include a monetary award, Michael’s gift card and much more! Find out about the Art Challenge and how to submit your work at

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Grant Opportunity!

Localized support for small arts-based projects
Download Grant Application Guidelines:…/FY2016_Regional_Initiative_Guidelines.p…
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) developed this project grant in partnership with its nine Designated Regional Service Organizations which make up a valuable statewide service network. The Regional Initiative grant program (REGI) is a good fit for applicants primarily interested in small projects that support access to t...he creative process and/or creative experience, especially those projects that experiment with new ways to apply the arts within community. Grant projects can take many varied forms: engage in a specific community matter, reflect on personal experience, bring neighbors together, etc.
We strongly encourage representatives in Western Connecticut to apply, including arts organizations, municipal art departments, artists, arts programs of 501c-3 non-arts organizations, Pre K-12 schools and PTO's. See complete list of eligible applicants below.
Eligible Applicants: •Artists
•Arts Organization with 501(c)(3) status with annual operating income under $300,000
•Arts Programs of a 501(c)(3) non-arts organization
•Municipal Arts Departments - all levels (A,B,C)
•Pre-K through 12 schools
•Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO)

For more information or assistance with the application process, please:
EMAIL Tara Tomaselli
Call 203.798.0760.
Visit Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Website
Go to REGI facebook group page for regional peer support, share information, and network!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Gulgun Aliriza

Gulgun Aliriza shared pictures from the opening of Small Works 2015 at the Blue Mountain Gallery. Great Show, sorry I missed the opening.

Call for artists - Kent Art Association

Kent Art Association Call for Artists!
President's Show - July 19 to September 7
Download the prospectus:
The President's Show is the premiere show of the KAA calendar. An open show, it has the most generous prize list of any show offered.

•Receiving - Friday, 7/17, 1 - 4pm and Sat., 7/18, 10am - 1pm
•Opening - Sunday, 7/19, 1-5pm
•Opening Reception - Friday, 7/24, 5 - 7 pm
•Awards Reception - Saturday, 7/25, 1-5pm
•Closes - Monday, 9/7, 5pm
•Pickup - Saturday, 9/12, 10am-1pm

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cathy Vanaria

Cathy Vanaria, Chair of the Art Dept. is owner and photographer at The Gallery at Still River Editions and Connecticut Photograpics, 128 E. Liberty Street in Danbury. They offer archival, fine art digital giclee printing in color and black & white. The current exhibition is Mobile Pics CT 2015, a Connecticut-themed cellphone photo exhibition from June 13 - September 25, 2015. Photographers include: Catherine Vanaria, Chair of the Art Department; Dan Bishop '96; Eric Bloomquist ; Dave Bonan '15; Wendy Cahill '95, '09; Jeff Cedrone '98; Chris Durante '82; Mark Estrada '05; Renato Ghio '93; Jen Haislip '05; Stacey Kolbig '08, '15; Karin Mansberg '11, '13; Samantha Mauro '10; Samantha Yamin '10

The Gallery at Still River Editions is open during normal business hours 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, and during posted hours for special events. The Gallery does not accept unsolicited submissions at this time.

Tarrywile Park by Renato Ghio

Dan Bishop

Dan Bishop '96 writes "I'm still painting, capturing images, illustrating and making sculpture." Shown is his latest outdoor sculpture
interpretive meditation on Leonardo Da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WCSU artists exhibit at Blue Mountain Gallery in NYC!

July 7 - 25, 2015
Reception: Thursday July 9, 5-8 pm

In this summer’s Small Works Invitational 2015, Blue Mountain Gallery will present small paintings by artists who have been invited by our own gallery artists to exhibit. The reception for the artists is Thursday July 9th from 5 to 8 pm.

As one of New York’s longest running and best known artist run galleries, Blue Mountain always presents exciting discoveries in its invitational exhibitions, and this year’s show will be a welcome addition to the many attractions in the area this summer. The gallery is Located steps from the High Line and close to the new Whitney in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district at 530 West 25th St.reet.

Participating artists include Vincent Baldassano, Phyllis Boger, David Cerne, Christina Ciacci, Betsy Davidson, Marsha Doran, Bridget Eileen Grady, Stacey Kolbig, Perry Obee, Peri Pfenninger, Marjorie Portnow, Abbie Rabinowitz, Lori Robeau, Jill Sarver, Sheri Schwartz, Corinne K Speidel, Mounira Stott and Eileen Tavolacci.,, 646-486-4730(646) 486 4730contact:
(646) 486 4730contact: