June 19, 2015

 Congrats to the Balkun Brothers!
DJ M.E., Steve and Nick Balkun of the Balkun Brothers
CTNow Music Awards
Best Blues Band (3rd yr. in a row!)
& Best Overall Band
see them this weekend:

Hygienic Art News

In the galleries through June 27
Katie Fogg & Elisha Schauer
Join us for a closing party with the artists
Friday, June 26  from 7 to 10pm

Taking our cultural environment and transforming it to spectacle, Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer have joined together to provide a bright, spastic, visual, and musical experience. They strive to display the inner qualities of people, animals, or places; including a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed by traditional portraiture.   More Info
Saturday, June 20 | 1 - 8 PM
Celebrate Parkville is a free, day-long celebration of culture, creativity and community for kids and adults all it's all happening right here in our very own Parkville neighborhood! Read more

To help us keep getting to know our neighbors, Real Art Ways is throwing another free, outdoor celebration of community pride!
This summer also marks the 25th year of our Arts in the (Day) Park program, offered to kids in our surrounding neighborhood. So from 1 PM to 4 PM, George Day Park will kick off with art and music workshops for kids. Expect plenty of art making workshops taught by local teachers, funky instrument and jewelry creation with Hartford Hot Several and Arbor Street Potters, gardening, basketball, face painting and food trucks galore!
Then from 5 PM to 8 PM, come by the rear of Real Art Ways for more food trucks and a free concert, featuring Rebellum, the new-ten piece avant funk & roll splinter cell of one of our favorite groups Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber and then the seven-piece Afro Puerto Rican jazz combo, Papo Va’zquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours!
Pretty much, you don’t want to miss this day-long Parkville block party!

"The Magic Touch"
   Paintings by Dana Naumann  

Artist Reception: Saturday June 20, 2 to 4 PM.   Refreshments.

    New Haven Free Public Library Gallery
      (in the Business/Periodicals Room) 
    133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Please join us in welcoming ( and celebrating ) our Artist in Residence, Angeles Martinez. In her titled show:

DaSilva Gallery
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 27th
Full exhibit from June 26th-July 11th 
899-897 Whalley Ave
New Haven Ct. 

Visit our website for more information:

Purchase tickets at:


Artist Opportunities:


Local and regional artists working in all media invited to join
2015 Annual Outdoor Arts Festival Weekend

Columbus Day Weekend October 10-11
Madison Connecticut Town Green
  • 100 exhibition spaces available
  • Spaces limited by medium
  • $70 participation fee per artist
  • Group rates for 2-3 per space
Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11. Rain Date Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline is September 10, 2015. Early registration is highly recommended.
Seeking artists in all media to exhibit on the Madison Town Green,
Boston Post Rd/Copse Rd, Madison, CT
- See more at: http://artscenterkillingworth.org/call-for-art/#sthash.2Jq9vvzh.dpuf
(860) 663-5593  Spectrum Gallery and Store
61 Main Street
Essex, CT 06409
Festival Participants may also submit work for a 6-week show at Spectrum Art Gallery and Store Centerbrook, CT
(September 25 - November 8)

Spectrum Gallery, a contemporary space with cool grey exteriors, movable walls and warm lights, is filled with work by the region’s most compelling artists. The Gallery presents paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media, and includes a Store that offers fine crafts in fabric, glass, ceramics, pottery, paper, jewelry and more.
Additional Spectrum Gallery events and programs include:
  • Open Receptions
  • Artist Discussions/Demos
  • Family Activities
  • Art Classes/Workshops

Call for Artists
Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11. Rain Date Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline is September 10, 2015. Early registration is highly recommended.
Seeking artists in all media to exhibit on the Madison Town Green,
Boston Post Rd/Copse Rd, Madison, CT
- See more at: http://artscenterkillingworth.org/call-for-art/#sthash.5DT4cv5m.dpuf
Call for Artists
Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11. Rain Date Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline is September 10, 2015. Early registration is highly recommended.
Seeking artists in all media to exhibit on the Madison Town Green,
Boston Post Rd/Copse Rd, Madison, CT
- See more at: http://artscenterkillingworth.org/call-for-art/#sthash.5DT4cv5m.dpuf

Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival - See more at: http://artscenterkillingworth.org/call-for-art/#sthash.5DT4cv5m.dpu
Call for Artists
Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11. Rain Date Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline is September 10, 2015. Early registration is highly recommended.
Seeking artists in all media to exhibit on the Madison Town Green,
Boston Post Rd/Copse Rd, Madison, CT
- See more at: http://artscenterkillingworth.org/call-for-art/#sthash.5DT4cv5m.dpuf

Call for Artists
Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11. Rain Date Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline is September 10, 2015. Early registration is highly recommended.
Seeking artists in all media to exhibit on the Madison Town Green,
Boston Post Rd/Copse Rd, Madison, CT
- See more at: http://artscenterkillingworth.org/call-for-art/#sthash.5DT4cv5m.dpuf

June 11, 2015

Saturday June 13th  from 1.00PM - 4.00PM.
The Hempsted Houses in New London!
Storytelling, drumming, gospel music and dance – along with a dash of history – will highlight New London’s cross-cultural celebration of Juneteenth at the Hempsted Houses!

The celebration will feature a variety of family activities, including an opportunity to  paint a 15-foot mural with New London Artist Guido Garaycochea on a canvas provided by New London’s expressiones cultural center. Kids also can get their faces painted, learn to write with a quill pen, play colonial games, try on period clothing and color pictures of local scenes.

New London storyteller McKinley Winston is organizing a range of local performers to tell stories of freedom and emancipation. Some will perform on stage and others will roam the crowd, telling their tales to visitors. New London historian Lonnie Braxton will also speak during the day.

Performers include the Community Choir, a gospel choir organized by local churches; drummer Dwight Baldwin; Lillian Cook’s The Lion's Den Dance Company; and Adowa Bandele Asante, portraying Harriet Tubman in the years after the Civil War. Food vendors are a Taste of New Orleans and Sweetie's Bakery and Cafe.

Juneteenth began as a commemoration of abolition in Texas in 1865, but now celebrates the end of slavery across the U.S. South. The Hempsted Houses are at the heart of the city’s first African-American neighborhood.

Meet the artists, and join us this Friday, June 12 from 5-8 PM for the Art For Sale reception featuring a variety of original, contemporary art pieces from over 21 local artists! 

This is a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the artists and to purchase artwork that YOU connect with. 

Free and open to the public.

"Art for Sale"
June 12 - August 23, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5-8pm.

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, Ct 06106

Gallery Hours: 2-9pm, Monday thru Sunday

Featured Artists: Stella Maria Baer, Cat Balco, Matt Best, Michael Borders,
George Chaplin, Geoffrey Detrani, Laurie Flaherty, Amy Genser, Barbara Hocker, Janet Lage, Terrence Lavin, Roxann Leibenhaut, Linda Lindroth, James Montford, Adam Niklewicz, Victor Pacheco, Kathi Packer, Ronnie Rysz, Mike Ulrich,
Kevin Van Aeist, Peter Waite, Tim Wengertsman and Mark Williams.  

Opening this Friday! 

Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art
June 12 - July 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 5 to 7 pm

What does it mean for a sculpture to be nervous? What does it mean for a wall to breathe? Find out this Friday at the opening of our 2015 National Juried Show, Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art! 
Juried by George Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts, Intelligent Objects explores artwork at the intersection of analog and digital. During the opening, we'll announce the Prizewinners, and Mr. Fifield will speak about the exhibition.

Creative Arts Workshop  |  80 Audubon Street  |  New Haven, Connecticut 06510

203.562.4927  |  www.creativeartsworkshop.org

This Weekend with Reynolds Fine Art: Live Art Mural on Chapel and Opening Reception at 360 State

This weekend, Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present a live art mural painted by Barry Svigals and Robert Reynolds. Svigals, FAIA, artist and architect, and Reynolds, artist and gallery owner will create a collaborative mural June 12th-14th. The mural be hung at 832 Chapel Street (Foot Locker building wall facing Kresge parking lot, pictured below on right) and created on site between the hours of 3pm-7pm each day. This collaborative mural project will give community members a look into the chemistry between the two artists while they
 create side by side. This event coincided with the opening weekend of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and is visible from the green near the corner of Church and Chapel.

The collaboration between Svigals and Reynolds began in the studio as an exercise between the two artists. Over the course of multiple studio visits Svigals and Reynolds created a series of mixed-media abstract works that have been reproduced onto metal and are now on display at Reynolds Fine Art, 96 Orange St.

Together, Svigals and Reynolds were able to explore the most fundamental acts of creating.

In addition to the live art mural, Reynolds Fine Art is also hosting the opening reception of paintings by Zbigniew Grzyb and photographs by Grant Frost at 360 State Street. Join artist Zbigniew Grzyb and Reynolds Fine Art staff for the opening reception from 6pm-8pm in the gallery at 360 State. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Collaboration Mural: Live Art by Barry Svigals and Robert Reynolds
Friday, June 12th  – Sunday, June 14th
Live Art from 3pm-7pm each day
832 Chapel St. (Foot Locker building wall facing Kresge parking lot)

Zbigniew Grzyb and Grant Frost at 360 State
Opening reception:

Friday, June 12th  from 6pm-8pm
This event is free and open to the public.

Peter and Carol Ganick: 100 Plus
An exhibit of drawings, paintings and collage

Opening Reception:  Sunday, June 14th, 1-3 p.m.

Saltbox Gallery37 Buena Vista Road.

Our exhibits are always free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday by apointment.

www.westhartfordart.org  |  (860) 231-8019

Founded in 1934
Artist Opportunity:

Noank, CT, April 21, 2014:  The Noank Foundry is looking for artisans to exhibit their work during their annual Summer Solstice Celebration art sale. This well-attended event is now able to offer additional booth space for Saturday, June 21. Artisans are asked to submit 3 photographs of their work and one of their display space to foundrynoank@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend show is $35.
The event will take place in the historic Noank Foundry, known for its turn of the century architectural significance. It is located across the street from the popular Seahorse Restaurant.
Contact the Noank Foundry at 860-572-2799 or Facebookhttps:/ /www.facebook.com/pages/Noank-Foundry-Artist-Studios.

Open Call for Carpenters/Designer/Makers


Artspace seeks proposals from carpenters/designers/furniture-makers/sculptors to build a display shelf on wheels that would be rolled out to our front portico each day the gallery is open. The winning design will receive $500 PLUS the budget to cover materials 

Learn more

Attention Artists:

City-Wide Open Studios

Registration opens July 1, 2015

Join 350 artists for Connecticut’s most exciting visual arts festival, and share your work with 10,000+ visitors.

 2015 dates:
Opening Reception - October 2
Alternative Space Weekend - October 10 & 11
Transported Weekend - October 17 & 18
Erector Square Weekend - October 24 & 25

This year’s funded opportunities
will explore the theme of “Dwelling” in its multiple senses – asking artists to respond to the comforts, challenges, and plights of what it means to create and reside in a safe space.  Deadlines start August 1. Registration opens July 1 

Artspace New Haven

50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510

June 6, 2015

I will be exhibiting at this expansive art show (space #118), come by and check it out!! Steve Balkun will be there too with his woodcarvings (space #78). 

more Balkun news:

Saturday June 6, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge Street
Collinsvile, CT 06022
(860) 693-9762


Featuring original abstract Mixed Media, Surreal paintings, assemblage art, woodcuts, found object art.
Bill Healy 
DAVID Holzman

Artwork will be on exhibit at Bodytalk June 4 through June 20th, 2015  

STREET CHIC IS  TOTALLY COOL !  What do Bill Healy, David Holzman and C. Dianne Zweig have in common? They are three area artists who are bringing their offbeat art to Bodytalk Boutique for a sizzling summer show  which features an evening of quirky, edgy, spontaneous original art along with a playful and stylish summer collection of contemporary fashion. This exciting and off the wall  indoor and outdoor event takes place at Bodytalk Boutique, 21 East Main St., Avon 860-678-7855

Opening Reception for Finding Urpflanze


Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Finding Urpflanze
Drawings by Fritz Horstman, Martha Lewis, and Solange Roberdeau
The Institute Library
847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
June 6 – July 12, 2015
Opening Reception June 6 from 12 – 2pm. Free.

Finding Urpflanze, an exhibition of drawings made in collaborations between Fritz Horstman, Martha Lewis, and Solange Roberdeau, consists of two bodies of work: Horstman and Roberedeau’s To Find and Horstman, Lewis and Roberdeau’s Urpflanze Drawings.  All of the work revolves around the artists’ interest in their local plant life.  In each drawing the morphology of plants plays as important a part as the artist’s hand. 

65th Annual Art of the Northeast - Opening Reception
Saturday, June 6th, 6-8pm 

Begun in 1949 as the "New England Exhibition," the competition was founded by Silvermine Guild Members Miriam Brody and Revington Arthur to showcase the art of the region. Over the years, the exhibit has presented works by emerging and mid-career artists, giving them a platform to reach a much larger audience than ever before. The winner receives a top prize of $3,000 and a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center.

All the galleries at the Silvermine Arts Center are utilized for this prestigious exhibition.

Silvermine Arts Center | 1037 Silvermine Road | New Canaan | CT | 06840


Join us for a 2+ mile "Art and Nature Walk." Spend an afternoon exploring
I-Park's 26 trails and experiencing the exceptional natural beauty that they reveal.
You'll also have the opportunity to get up close to several examples of
"environmental art," site-specific installations that have been created over
the years in conjunction with I-Park's international artists-in-residence program.

As part of your visit, you are also invited to meet I-Park's current artists-in-residence.
They will be in their studios from 2 until 3:30pm so you can see what
they've been working on during their stay with us. There will also be a
select number of artists' presentations from 3:30 until 4pm, followed by a
trail walk, led by our Founder, to one or more new site installations.
Of course, you are free to explore the trails on your own at any point between 2 and 6pm.

Palette to Palate

FUNDRAISER June 9, 2015

Tickets on Sale here:
$45 for Adults
$15 for Children

Come and join the Farmington Valley Arts Center Studio Artists on the evening of June 9th for our "Dine as you Stroll" fundraising event. Enjoy delicious appetizers in each studio provided by some of the areas best restaurants and premium food providers including Abigail's, Avery's Beverage, Avon Prime Meats, Deepwater Seafood, Dom's Coffee, Dzistinctively-Gourmet Cookies, Fabiola's, First and Last Tavern, Flaggstead Smokehouse, Joy of Food-Kosher Catering, Little City Pizza, Max-A-Mia, New England Pasta, Taste by Spellbound, Treva, and Urban Oaks Organic Farm, At our cash bar "Two Pour Guys", bartending services include beer, wine and soft drinks.

Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo | Prints

Selected work from the Chilean artist's "Angry People" Project

on view: June 8 - June 21, 2015
art reception  Saturday, June 13th  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Friday, June 12, 2015
​Save The Date 
for the opening reception of

Z b i g n i e w  G r z y b  a n d  G r a n t  F r o s t

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present paintings by Zbigniew Grzyb and photographs by Grant Frost on display in the gallery at 360 State Street.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 12th
from 6pm-8pm in the gallery at 360 State
This event is free and open to the public. 
Wine and light refreshments will be served. 

Please contact the gallery with any questions. 

Exhibition on display at:

360 State Street

New Haven, CT 06510



 EBK Gallery and Real Art Ways are presenting "Art For Sale"

An exhibition featuring the work of 23 artists at
Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, in Hartford, CT.
Meet artists at the reception.
All of the work is available for purchase. 

Friday evening June 12th from 5-8:00 pm

Show Runs From:
June 12, 2015 - August 23, 2015

Located at:
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St
Hartford, CT 06106

Gallery Hours are:
2pm to 9pm, 7 days a week

For more information visit,  realartways.org or call 860-232-1006 

Artist Opportunities:

The Real People 2015 Call for Artists is now open.

Real People is a national juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures. Real People is open to all artists and media; submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner. The show is held each year at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois.
The exhibit will run during the months of August and September and include a gala Artists' Reception (see important dates below for exact dates). Please visit www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com for more information on this historic gallery and building.  To view previous shows, please visit RealPeople.naac4art.org.

APPLYING: To apply for the show, please visit www.CallForEntry.org, and click on 'View All Shows' from the main page; the show is listed there and artists can view more information and apply to the show.

AWARDS: Cash prizes totaling more than a $1,000.00 will be awarded for First, Second, Third Place; and others.

SUBMITTING TO THE SHOW: Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for jurying. All artwork must be original. Each piece should be represented by ONLY one image. Each image is evaluated by the jurors as a separate piece of art. If you would like to submit a detailed shot or shots from multiple angles, please create a single composite image composed of the various angles or detailed shots.  Artwork that is made up of multiple pieces (i.e. diptychs, triptychs etc.) should be represented by only one picture. Up to two pieces may be chosen for the show.

JURYING FEE: $30.00 for one image; $35 for two; $40 for three images. Payment can be made through CAFE, or by check (please make check out to 'NAAC' and mail to Old Court House Arts Center, ATTN: Real People. 101 N. Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098). Discounts are available for current naac Members ($10), and for artists who previously applied to Women's Works 2015 ($10). (Multiple discounts are not allowed.) Please contact us at RealPeople2015@naac4art.org if you are eligible for a discount and we will send you the appropriate code. There is no additional Entry Fee upon Acceptance.

ENTRY DEADLINE & JURY DATES: Final entry deadline is Sunday, June 30, 11:59pm CST. Jury Notifications will be emailed to artists by July 11th using the CAFE system. Accepted artists will receive shipping and drop-off instructions soon after they are notified.

IMPORTANT DATES for Real People 2015: 
·         Sunday June 28: Application Deadline
·         July 11: Jury notification will be emailed.
·         Thursday August 13: Real People 2015 opens.
·         Saturday August 22, 7p CST: Opening Reception
·         Saturday, September 26: Exhibition Closes.

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
104th Annual Exhibition
June 19 ­ August 2, 2015
Hosted at the Mystic Arts Center

June 14 & 15 are receiving days for

Carry-in entries!!

This is just a reminder that there is still time to enter the 104th Annual (Juried) Exhibition!!

Join us on Sunday, June 14 & Monday 15, from 11AM ­ 5PM at the Mystic Arts Center (MAC) located on: 9 Water Street, Mystic CT 06355.  
Bring with your artwork and filled prospectus plus your entry fee.

You can find a digital copy of the prospectus here.

Remember: If you are a member and you entered two artworks online but did not get accepted, you may enter a third artwork at Carry-in.

Jury results will be posted online on June 17, by 5PM.  For more detailed information please visit our website www.ctacademy.org

We hope to see you there!! 
*Keep your unique CAFA ID, 112501, handy to expedite our service to you.*

Strange Figurations


SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, Strange Figurations. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery in September 2015. This exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Included are all forms of unique and unusual art, from the realist to the surreal and visionary. All artist interpretations of the theme Strange Figurations, will be reviewed and considered.

Entry form and details at:

Yale New Haven Hospital
Art Corridor @ Saint Raphael campus
Chapel Street-New Haven
Sponsored by Yale New Haven Auxiliary

Yale New Haven Hospital’s Auxiliary seeks Connecticut artists to exhibit their work in 2016 in the “The Art Corridor” at Saint Raphael campus. The exhibit changes monthly. Accepted media includes: painting, photography, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, pastel, framed textile, wall hung sculpture, and stained glass. Artists may submit via email 2-5 jpg images (72 dpi with a maximum of 900 pixels on the long side) of their work for committee selection. 

Artwork Requirements: All art must be prepared with wire to hang securely on the hospital’s picture hanging system. Pricing should not exceed $1,000 but higher priced works will be considered.

Sales will be managed by Yale New Haven Hospital’s Auxiliary. A commission of 25% will be retained by the YNHH to help fund Auxiliary programs, which support patients, families and the community. Examples are: Toy Closet (every child discharged from the hospital receives a toy of their choice); $500,000 to Smilow Cancer Hospital;  $1,000,000 for the Musculoskeletal Center and OB/ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit projects; free Health Education lectures by YNHH physicians. To learn more about the mission of the Auxiliary, visit www.ynhh.org/community-health/auxiliary.org
Please email your work to Jane@janesnaiderandcompany.com by July 1st, 2015.