Monday, December 5, 2016

Ival Stratford Kovner

Ival writes, "My drawing for the show was hung in a great spot in the Mark Twain Library in Redding. You can also see my watercolors at Lauretano's Restaurant in Bethel."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Graphic Designer opportunity

Sara Pinto Woods (2011) works at a company called Neoperl, Inc in Waterbury, CT. We currently have a Full-time Graphic Design/Marketing position open with normal office hours. I wanted to reach out to you to see if you have any graduates looking for full-time graphic design work. If anyone is interested they can apply through The Hire Source in Waterbury,
The position isn't currently posted, applicants can put Sara Woods down under "how did you hear about us?"

We are looking for someone who is really energetic and upbeat. There is a lot of work and we need someone who can handle a fast pace. They will be working with me directly in the Marketing Dept. Hours would be around 8:30am-5:00pm, but a lot of the time we need someone who can stay later to meet deadlines. Hours are able to be somewhat flexible. They would be able to start immediately.

Our main company is based in Germany. We have branches all over the world. We design books, ads, posters, packaging, flyers, etc. We do a lot of printing. You can find our products at Home Depot, Walmart, and plumbing wholesalers across the US. Our most popular magazine we publish in is The Family Handyman.

The job requires an excellent knowledge of InDesign. We use it frequently and everyday. Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator is also required. We make a lot of clipping paths and illustrated instructions.
Photography, video, Flash and Dreamweaver experience would be a plus. Must be able to lift 25lbs as we do a lot of trade show preparation- we assemble and breakdown booth sets.
Must be able to pay attention to small details. Our products are tiny and very similar to one another.
Organization and time management skills are important, we have multiple projects going on at once at all times.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Carmen Lund

"The Art of Seeing,” will enhance your life and work in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. Learn how to develop the skill of “Seeing.” Carmen’s presentation will focus on how developing this essential skill of Seeing will open doors into new opportunities and possibilities for YOU! 
Join artist/teacher/certified creative catalyst/, Carmen Lund, on Thursday, October 20 at 12 p.m. noon at The Grove, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven. 
Bring yourself and any of your friends who are curious to learn how to SEE more to enrich their world! 
To learn more about Carmen Lund check out her website
 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

Friday, October 7, 2016

Call for Artists

Westport Arts Center now accepting submissions for 
MORE Than Words/#iammore
Submissions are due by October 14, 2016 
Juried by Gerry Snyder, Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Art and Curator of MORE Than Words; Pamela Hovland, Designer and Senior Critic in Design, Yale University School of Art; and Ward Shelley, Performance and Sculptor Artist (Pierogi Gallery). 

The Westport Arts Center announces a community Call For Entries in support of the theme of its current exhibition MORE Than Words - courage, resilience and empowerment in the face of bullying. 
Entries for the second phase of the MORE Than Words exhibition, entitled "MORE Than Words/#iammore", can be submitted now through October 14, 2016. This Call For Entries is open to the general public.
Extending the conversation launched with MORE Than Words, the Westport Arts Center invites artists to submit work that examines the idea of bullying within a broad cultural context that considers how the imbalance of social, physical, or political power can marginalize those who are perceived as weaker.  Artists have long responded to these inequities through their work, able to speak truth to power in a way not available to others.  

For this special community exhibition, we are also making a special invitation to young artists, ages 10-17, in a separate, new Junior Submissions Category.  Student artists can submit new or previous artwork on the subject of stereotypes, personal identity, or other subjects that address both the struggle and strength required to face all aspects of bullying and power disparities in our lives and in our world.  The imagery does not need to depict bullying specifically. 


Artwork Requirements
  • Each artist may submit up to 2 pieces of artwork.
  • 2-D work, including frame, may not exceed 72".
  • 3-D work may not exceed 72" in any direction.
  • No works may exceed 200 lbs.
  • Images should be 1MB - 4 MB and be uploaded as .jpg or .png.
  • Videos may be up to 500 MB and submitted as .mov, .mp4, or .wmv.
  • Artists may submit their resume, artist statement, and a brief description of submitted works.
  • WAC may edit artist selection based on space limitations.

Entry Fee & Payment
  • Non-Members: $50
  • Members: $35
  • Junior Category (ages 10-17): $10
  • All payments are securely processed with PayPal.

  • WAC will notify all artists by email on Wednesday, Oct 21st at 5pm. No phone calls, please.
  • Accepted artists' names will be posted online at

Publication Rights
  • Your submission to the MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition signifies your grant of permission to WAC to reproduce work for promotional materials and your acceptance of all conditions stated in this prospectus.

Sales & Insurance
  • All works are insured by WAC while on site through the pick-up date.  
  • All proceeds from art sales go directly to the artist after processing fees.
Submission Deadline: Oct 14
Notification: October 21
Selected Artwork Drop Off: November 4
Opening Reception: November 11
Exhibition Closes: January 7

Heather Braxton

Heather writes, "My work will be up on LED Baltimore

The Baltimore LED Art Billboard is an advertising billboard, but it is also a digital art display. We have taken a technology typically used for advertising and created a one of a kind digital art gallery. providing local artists incredible exposure to the public…absolutely FREE. Rotated in among the advertising are submitted images of every form of art, from painting, drawing, and illustration, to sculpture, photography, and game design. We welcome submissions from all local artists, student, amateur, and professional alike. After every few ads we will display a piece of art.

Heather Braxton is a Baltimore-based media artist. She earned her Bachelor’s of Art in Photography, Graphic Design, and Fine Arts from Western Connecticut State University. In 2016, she received her Masters of Fine Arts for Photographic and Electronic Media at Maryland Institute College of Art. Braxton has exhibited throughout the North Eastern and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the United States and Spain. Braxton currently teaches a graduate course at Maryland Institute College of Art as well as working part time in their undergraduate photography department.
Photography, Video, Electronic Media, Design, Curation

Friday, September 30, 2016

Gulgon Aliriza

January 3 - 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday January 5, 5-8 pm  

ENTRY DEADLINE: October 17, 2016

BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY, founded in 1980, is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art district, and is sponsoring its fourth Annual Juried Exhibition in 2017. The gallery’s exhibitions are frequently reviewed in both the New York and national press. 
JUROR: PRICILLA VAIL CALDWELL is an independent curator, advisor, writer and former Director at DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea. Having written extensively on modern and contemporary American painting and sculpture her contributions include catalogs and essays for both gallery and museum publications. Caldwell has curated hundreds of solo and group exhibitions including Claire Sherman: Sempervirens, (DC Moore, 2014); Duane Michals: Empty New York, (DC Moore, 2014); Woods, Lovely, Dark and Deep, (DC Moore, 2013); Paved Paradise (DC Moore, 2012); Kimber Smith: The Winged Life, (Graham Gallery, 2011); Joe Fyfe: Wood/Cloth/Color (Graham Gallery, 2011). Formerly a partner at Graham Gallery, New York, Caldwell serves on the board at SculptureCenter in Long Island City and is a member of the Parents Executive Committee at Oberlin College.  Caldwell received a B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College. She is a recipient of a Kress Foundation Grant. 

ELIGIBILITY: Submit: Two-dimensional media only, including painting, drawing, printmaking, pastel and mixed Media.

FEE: $35 for 1-3 works, $5 for additional works up to 6 entries

Additional submission requirements are available at

Jurg Lanzrein

Ceramics Workshopwith Jurg Lanzrein
Registration Fee: $150.00 (includes all materials)
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
WCSU, midtown campus, White Hall, room 012

A one day workshop open to all levels of experience! Learn to produce three functional ceramic pieces using pigmented colored clays to inlay a design on a white background. (A process similar to Henry Matisse and his paper cutouts!) All materials are included. 

Great gift idea! Just in time for holiday season!
Don't miss this workshop! Only 8 seats available. Secure yours today!

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016


MARY LOU ALBERETTI '64, invites you to...
The Twain Shall Meet...East Meets West
October 1, 2016, opening
Second reception, Saturday October 1; Meet the artist
Wine and conversation... 4:00pm videotaping and discussion of the work
Mixed media, oils, and ceramic reliefs comprise the thirty new works in Mary Lou Alberetti’s current show entitled The Twain Shall Meet. The artist uses architecture and architectural fragments - inspired by her travels and studies in Italy, Spain, France, Turkey and Morocco - as metaphors for the cultures as a whole. The distinct colors and motifs from these living, breathing cultures influence her works. From these often-ancient places, tradition, beauty, and the patina accrued by time become distilled as layered vignettes, delving into aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings of older civilizations and times.
For further information and visuals please contact. or and visit the artist’s website at or email
Crossing 2016, oil on paper. 23” x 29”

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Michael Whelan

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Group show

At the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport with art work for a group show  with 3 amazing ladies.... Marnie Uliasz and Wendy Pinko Cahill and Marsha Doran

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jill Nichols

Tuesday, September 6th Art Reception — at 5520 Park Ave.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Jill Harrington Nichols

"Full Moon and Fireflies, Weir Farm", one of two paintings @ WCSU Alumni Exhibition, August 29 - September 18. Reception: September, 1st, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Nichols' paintings chosen, Yale Health Art Collection, 5520 Park Avenue, Trumbull, CT. Reception, open to public, September 6, 7PM to 9PM — at 5520 Park Ave.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gabrielle Guðbjörg Waterman

After 18 months of of research and sketching Gabrielle Guðbjörg Waterman ’12, writes, “I have finally put a close on one of my biggest projects., [the athletic logo for Kingswood Oxford in West Hartford]. I feel lucky to have been a designer behind an athletic mascot. I can't wait to see the new logo, the wyvern on athletic uniforms. This photo is a building which hung banners to announce their new branding.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Vincent Baldassano

Karin Mansberg

Fine artist Karin Mansberg and her daughter Sofia painted a mural at the Barkery Boo'tique located 38 Bank Street , New Milford. 

From the article, "The New Milford Art Walk team is feeling so grateful to be working with such talented art folks. It is so inspiring to watch a mother and daughter work together on a creative project; feeding off each other's progress as they go."
Check out Karin’s art Facebook page to see more of her unique pieces.

Saturday August 27th from 1-6pm at the New Milford Art Walk.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ival Stratford Kovner

Horse Drawn featuring Ival Stratfor Kovner
Reception 8/22/16 4-6 PM

Ival adds, "One large oil portrait has been added featuring a huge cavalry styled hat - since Danbury is "hat city".  The hat is nearly four feet wide!"

The drawings are figurative expressionist style.  Ival seeks to capture the moment in time distilling the essence of both horse and rider in her drawings.

Ival with Taylor O'Brien, from the Danbury Mayor's Office

Friday, July 29, 2016

ShawnaLee Kwashnak '96

ShawnaLee will greet guest in the Town Hall lobby, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to discuss her work and current exhibit on display at the Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.

ShawnaLee is a pet portrait artist, a member of the Richter Association for the Arts and Nutmeg Collective. She served as Youth Art Director for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and created a youth program during the ...1990's.

She will soon be publishing a book about a Danbury Animal Welfare Society's mural she painted in 2015.

She participated in Catherine's Butterfly Party by invitation of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown CT.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Marsha Doran

Marsha writes, "Group show I am NYC!"
Blue Mountain Gallery
Upcoming Exhibition: Small Works Invitational work on paper
August 2-20, 2016
Opening Reception: August 4th, 5-8 pm

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Alain Picard

Alain writes, "I just returned from a refreshing and inspiring family vacation to Europe. We visited family in Germany, and managed to make lasting memories there as well as in Holland, Belgium, and France. I also hosted my first European art workshop in Duesseldorf, Germany. This is the city where my wife was born, attended University and my father-in-law worked his entire professional life. It was a very meaningful experience for us!"

Monday, July 11, 2016

Chris Durante

Artist Chris Durante to Exhibit at Trailer Box Project
“Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” 

Opening Reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th

Trailer Box Project will unveil a new solo exhibition by local artist Chris Durante. The “Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” will feature Durante’s drawings as well as his work in process -- a series of numerous mixed media and wood blocks that viewers are encouraged to stack and sort as they see fit. The exhibition opens to the public at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th and will run through August 13th. 15 Great Pasture Road, unit 15, Danbury, CT

Mary Lou Alberetti and Robert Alberetti

Berber's Dream, mixed media 12x9", 2015 by Mary Lou Alberetti,and Swift Currents, oil 24x22" by Robert Alberetti in upcoming Blue Mountain Exhibit , Oranges No Oranges, July 12-30, opening reception July 14, 5-8pm
Robert Alberetti
Mary Lou Alberetti

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Art & Frame - Call to Artists

Escape to the Landscape - Open Call - Please join us for our second submission exhibition of 2016! Celebrate our local art community through the landscape. 

We will be considering all works 36" and under. All mediums. 
$20 for 3 submissions. Drop off: 7/30 - 8/4 from 10-6pm

Opening reception: 
Saturday, August 13th / 5-7pm
Free hors d'oeuvres, wine & beer.
Live music by: Katherine & Victoria Atkin-Dahm

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Linda Lyons

MarbleHead Festival of Arts Painting Exhibition  through July 4th, at Abbot Hall, in Old Marblehead (Shown: Gerry's Poppies, 12" x 12," oil on board, by Linda R. Lyons Price: $975. Honorable Mention: 2016 Festival)

Judges Commentary: "This piece is an eye-catcher, one that stands alone amidst the muted browns, grays, and blues of ocean scenes and distant landscapes. There is a bold use of paint, a specific point of view, and an everyday subject matter handled in a fresh and carefree way. It almost seems too easy at first, small and hurried, until upon further inspection you see the push and pull of translucence and opacity, the power of the cool, opaque greenery in the background, the fiery burn of flowers in the fore."

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jill Sarver

Jill Sarver ’10 was able to visit “The Floating Piers” while in Italy. She writes, “Christo himself even made an appearance! Pictures do it little justice. Absolutely magical beyond belief.”

About “The Floating Piers” : For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 (weather permitting) – Italy’s Lake Iseo is being reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water. The Floating Piers is the latest and last work of artist duo Christo and Jean-Claude. The floating yellow roads extend from the pedestrian streets of Sulzano, connecting the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola.

Perhi Fenninger

Perhi writes, "My demonstration for Warhol inspired POP art lesson for 8th grade..they chose their own subject..but since Warhol would have made portaits of our dearly beloved parted Prince..I enjoyed expressing him for this fun Color Theory project..I call it Pop Art Prince prints."

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Eileen Tavolacci

Eileen Tavolacci writes, "Weir Farm through October 2016 @ the Visitors Center
(my painting is above the mantle)"

Artistic inspiration continues today with the Artist-in-Residence and Take Part in Art programs, Impressionist Painting Workshops, and informal artistic expression by individuals or groups.

The exhibition is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through October 2016 in the park’s visitor center at 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thomas Taylor

Tom writes, "Hi friends, if your downtown near Washington Square Park next Wednesday evening the 29th stop into the Stovall Gallery in the Kimmel Center @ NYU. 6-8pm where I'll be showing some small paintings from my recent Tile Series. It's a group show with the Organization of Independent Artists, (OIA). It should be a fun opening, and the view of the Arch in the Park is Stunning."

Monday, June 20, 2016

Missy Sheldrake

Missy writes, "I wanted to share an exciting milestone in my writing adventure. On Amazon, authors can enroll their books in the Kindle Unlimited program. This program allows readers who subscribe to KU for $10/month to read enrolled books for free. Authors get paid by the number of pages read (usually a little less than half a penny per page). We even get a little graph that shows us how many pages have been read. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I hit 10,000 pages read for the month so far! Ten thousand! I can't believe it! I'm doing a happy dance!"

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Joe Shaboo

The Ulbs are at it again! A show not to be missed! Ives Concert Park July 15-16. 7:00 p.m (Fri.), 11 a.m.(Sat.) and 4 p.m. (Sat.) Come seeJoe Shaboo's  "Shalamazoo: The Musical!" with your own e are $15 and $10 for 12 and under

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rachel Toussaint

Rachel Toussaint represented Albania in Dawn's Pizzazz charity event, Beauty around the World, ‪#‎beauty‬ ‪#‎aroundtheworld‬ ‪#‎30yearsofpizzazz‬.  Rachel also did the makeup for the evening.

Rachel's work can be seen at Rachel Toussaint Makeup Artistry (on FB