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!"