June 21, 2018

June round-out:

PRTK: Park River Tool Kit by Nomad/9 MFA
 Opening Reception at
Creative Cocktail Hour
Thursday, June 21 | 6-9 PM

This exhibition catalogues the process of the students' work with artist/faculty Mary Mattingly to create a public art project for Hartford inspired by the Park River. Nomad/9 MFA: Interdisciplinary, is a low-residency program at Hartford Art School, focusing on sustainable culture and cross-disciplinary art practices. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 30.

 Make Music New York

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world taking place on the same day in 800 cities in 120 countries, and Connecticut has joined the celebration!

On Thursday, June 21, across the State of Connecticut, musicians of every kind will take to streets, parks and plazas to celebrate the art of making music! Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. All events are free and open to the public! 

Click on a local celebration for a full listing of events!

Donna Namnoum
Art Opening Reception
June 22, 2018
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Over the many years that I’ve been making wheel thrown sculptural forms, my work has evolved, one series leading to the next. Never really interested in making functional pottery, from the beginning I used the potter’s wheel to make sculptural forms.  I have cycled back to forms inspired by plants more often than not and over the past few years have been making covered jars whose lids are covered with succulent-like and various leaf-like forms.  These forms are inspired by desert and under-the-sea plants as well as vegetation reminiscent of growths one might encounter 
in a backyard garden or in the forest.

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville, CT 06019

Gallery Hours:
Friday 'Meet the Artist' Art Receptions 6-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11-4 pm
and by appointment (860) 693-6689

Depth and Breadth: 

Dimensional Explorations in Paper Folding

Benjamin Parker

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Reception Date: Sunday, June 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Opening Reception @ The MATT
Sunday, June 24 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Remarks by Lesley Dill at 2:00 p.m.

  Lesley Dill: Wilderness
"Words Are Where What I Catch Is Me"
This exhibition features the sculptural installations of Brooklyn-based artist Lesley Dill. Her work reflects the poetry, prose, and declaration of early New England figures.

ICEBERGS! highlights two paintings by popular mid-19th-century artist, Fredric Edwin Church and includes works by Louis LeGrand Noble, William Bradford, Sol LeWitt, Gregory Amenoff and Lynne Davis.

Mattatuck Mini-Golf
Club Rentals: $5 Adult Clubs / $3 Youth Clubs
Enjoy a second round for $2 per person
Don't choose between a day at the Museum and a day on the links-
tee up on this 9-hole course and let the games begin.

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Peggy Dembicer Paperweaving with novelty yarn featuring manipulated colored pencil drawing by Linda Pearson,           26" x 21". 2017  
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Last weekend to see photographs by Phyllis Crowley at City Gallery
Show closes on Sunday 24th 2018
Hours Thursday - Sunday 12noon - 4 pm
       Featuring provocative images of blizzards distorted and diffused through icy,
                                       frosty and dripping car windows.
                                     Show closes on Sunday June 24th.
                                   City Gallery, 994 State St. New Haven
                        Gallery hours Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm
                   Artists' Reception:  Thursday July 12th  5 - 7pm
                            Artists' Talk:  Sunday July 29th 2 pm

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

Karla Knight | Spaceship Drawings

On view: June 18 - July 30, 2018
Art reception  SATURDAY,   June 23rd  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)


Two abstract artists create space for joy and ease

NEW HAVEN, May 31st – July 1, 2018: Kehler Liddell Gallery presents: Robert Bienstock’s, Fun with Lines, and Amy Browning’s, Island Musings, closing event on Sunday, July 1st, 3-6pm will feature an artist talk with Amy Browning at 2:30pm.

Robert Bienstock “uses near-parallel lines to explore theoretical spaces – spatial, mathematical, emotional and philosophical.” His most recent body of work, however, takes a more playful look at art-making, “reflecting [the artist’s] journey over the past 18 months to find a larger and more colorful platform … to give the lines more space to breathe.” This space to breathe and to have fun is one we can all use, especially now, and creates a moment of retreat that art can offer.

Simultaneously, Amy Browning leads us to an island retreat, presenting a collection of works reflecting somber, yet peaceful reflections on the average day on an island. Browning states: “change is the leit-motif of island existence, with the ever-present elements of wind, calm, heat, cold, tides, bloom, decay, and the daily orbit of the sun.” Taking ease in the ebb and flow of the natural elements, Browning’s work offers the viewer a sense of calm amidst moments of chaos.

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
tel: (203) 389.9555

Drop by the Connecticut Historical Society to experience our new exhibit,  

One hundred years ago, the First World War consumed the lives of Connecticut residents. This exhibit will explore how people responded to the conflict and how it impacted life during and after the war.

Immigrants and Migrants During WWI: Starting New in the Nutmeg State
Thursday, June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public, RSVP requested
 Connecticut Historical Society | One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105



Heidi Lewis Coleman
Tina Puckett

Tina Puckett

Through July 13th

The Kershner gallery invites you to our newest exhibition, ORGANIC MATTERS, a two person show featuring multi media work by Heidi Lewis Coleman and Tina Puckett.
1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824  |  bskgallery@gmail.com
Monday–Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5

Artist Opps:

This is the final week to apply to Real People - the deadline is Sunday June 24th.

Real People is the Old Court House Arts Center 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 that is recognizable. The show is held each year at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. Real People has become a much-anticipated area event and the show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are held at The Old Court House Arts Center during the exhibition to encourage attendance.
The deadline for entry this year is Sunday June 24. Accepted artists will be notified by Sunday June 30th.

Real People 2018 will run from August 16 - September 30. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday August 25th from 6-9pm.

To apply to the show, or view the complete prospectus, please visit www.callforentry.org and look for 'Real People 2018' in the show listings. If you have any questions, please email us at realpeople2018@naac4art.org.
The theme of this exhibition will be trees, inviting artists to portray one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. We encourage artists to seek out trees in any season, and depict whatever aspect of them they find most engaging and inspiring, whether the entire tree, a leaf, branch, fruit, flower or seed.

This exhibition explores two branches of the same tree. The first is the Botanical Art Branch. Artists are invited to engage in the traditional art of creating botanically accurate 2-D portrayals of trees in hand applied media. The second branch of this call is the Open Media Branch: botanically inspired 2D or 3D pieces depicting tree subjects or created from materials derived from trees (wood, bark, etc.).

This exhibition will be hung in conjunction with Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, The New York Botanical Garden Third Triennial, an international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. All works in this exhibition depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world. For more information about botanical art, the companion exhibition and examples of the genre visit www.asba-art.org.
Apply Here! 


The Connecticut Office of the Arts is currently accepting nominations for the position of Connecticut Poet Laureate!

As the state's representative poet, the Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry and promotes the appreciation of and participation in poetry and literary arts activities among Connecticut citizens.  

A poet must be nominated by a Connecticut resident. A self-nomination will not be accepted and no award will be given posthumously.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 6, 2018.

We encourage both nominators and interested poets to read the guidelines for more information.

A Peer-Juried Publication of Works of Contemporary Painting
$2000 in cash awards ($1200 first place)

NOTE: As this is a nonprofit BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may still be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All published artists receive a complimentary copy of the finished book. 
NEWS! Last chance until 2021! To accommodate the many new Manifest projects we have lined up for the coming years the INPA publication cycle will be changing to a once every three years schedule after this volume! The next INPA after this one will not be published until 2022!

A wide variety of approaches to painting are encouraged for submission to this ongoing artist-driven nonprofit publication survey of current painting, including a range of painting types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists' honest understanding of, and approach to, the practice of painting. Works that challenge the common notion that painting must be made with 'paint' are also welcome.
The International Painting Annual is open to any artist submitting original works created within the past three plus years (2015 - 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, and others in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2018

Submit online: http://www.manifestgallery.org/inpa9

May 4, 2018

"Based on Antonio di Benedetto's classic of Argentine literature, Lucrecia Martel's Zama is a beguiling, haunting, comic indictment of the ills of colonialism."

- Matthew Anderson, Cinevue
From Argentine film director Lucretia Martel comes the story of Don Diego de Zama, an 18th century officer of the Spanish Crown who spends years waiting for a transfer letter from the King that never comes.

Five Points Gallery Presents    
Artists' Panel Discussion 
Moderated by Ann Finholt 

Featuring artists Lexi Axon, Helen Cantrell, Barbara Grossman, Catherine Kehoe, Ken Kewley and Larry Morelli

Friday, May 4, 6:00 pm 
 Five Points Annex Presents

Naturally Inspired
Leslie Landau & Julieanne Palmer
May 3 - May 14, 2018
Opening Reception - Friday May 4, 6:00-8:00pm 

The Five Point Annex is an expansion of the Five Points, Hartford Art School / University of Hartford Launchpad program. The Annex is a community pop-up gallery managed by the Launchpad artists. 

"I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few or freedom for a few...."

                                                                                                       William Morris
With support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

Maple and Gallery Invites You to the Opening Reception for 
The Second Annual 8 x 8 Show
Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.
200 paintings for $200 each

Join us in a celebration of 200 original and new paintings by 74 artists in our Stone Gallery. Refreshments and wine will be served.

Friday is also the town's annual May Daze/First Friday event when all the galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late with special offerings.
View Images from the 8x8 Show
Visit Our Online Gallery

Our mailing address is:
1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

You are invited to our
Opening Reception
Friday, May
  4,  5 - 7 pm 

at the
 Guilford Art Center
Mill Gallery

On View from April 30 thru May 20, 2018

Opening Reception Friday, May 4, 5 - 7 pm

Closing Reception and Performance by
the Wild Angels Dance Troupe:
Sunday, May 20
2 - 4 pm 
411 Church Street (I-95 Exit 58)
Guilford, CT 06437
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 4pm and Sun. 12 - 4pm
Phone: 203 - 453 - 5947

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

Peace, Love & Motorcycles
"Tim Tanker's Crash Hat Salon"

Greetings all!
Just a quick reminder that this Saturday is the opening
for Tim Wengertsman
Please join us and check out his painted helmets.
Meet the artist!

On view: May 4 - May 31, 2018
Art reception  SATURDAY,   y 5th  6:00 pm - 8:3



May 2 - June 16, 2018
Opening Reception Saturday, May 5, 5 - 7 p.m.


36 Main St. Northampton MA 01060

Exhibition Dates: May 2 - June 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 5-7 p.m.

May 2 - 27
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6 - 8:30 pm

Carla Munsat and Gallery Artists
"A Delicate Balance"
Carla Munsat

In this exhibition, Carla Munsat strikes a “delicate balance” between two very different kinds of work: acrylic paintings on panel and canvas, and collages using birch wood and mixed media. She says that “both are a highly personal search for a resolution. It is the search that excites me.”

While the paintings are about “change and life’s unpredictability,” the collages allow Munsat to explore found objects in terms of “texture, pattern, opacity, transparency, and surprise.” She is intrigued by the variations found in birch.

Created over the last three years, both the paintings and the collages focus on literally trying to put the pieces together. Featured in the exhibition are over a dozen 12”x12” paintings and two dozen 11”x14” birch collages.
"In Depth: 3D Artwork
On and Off the Wall"
Gallery Artists

"In Depth" features three-dimensional works, on or off the wall, by seven Bromfield Gallery artists.

Laurie Alpert
Jennifer Day
Kate Holcomb Hale
Christine Kyle
Barbara Burgess Maier
Vivian Pratt
Elizabeth Strasser

450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-3605

Hours: Wed - Sun, 12-5

Pamela Bramble
Art Opening Reception
Friday, May 4, 2018
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:
For me artistic creation is a road that leads from thought, through search, to discovery. The goal is to make a painting that holds my interest, but the destination is not predetermined as the journey itself is of primary significance. This concept of the journey is a philosophical one that I have been drawn to for a very long time. It is a central theme found in literature, film, music and the visual arts. The journey motif defies time and the bounds of culture and I see an intrinsic power in it.

122 Main Street, Collinsville, CT 06019
(860) 693-6689   www.theundergroundgallery.org

Gallery Hours:  Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm or by appointment



May 4th Deadline!

In response to the success of the 2015- 2017 Summer Sculpture Showcases, Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, is pleased to announce Summer Sculpture Showcase 2018!
The Summer Sculpture Showcase, which will be on display from June 4th - October 26th 2018, is part of a year round outdoor sculptural exhibit on 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens located along the banks of the Lieutenant River in the historic, art-centric community of Old Lyme, Connecticut.
This 4th annual Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established artists to exhibit their work in an interactive location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the expansive Sculpture Gardens. This call for entry invites artists to submit up to four large or small-scale outdoor sculptural works, as well as proposals for site-specific/ecological installations. The deadline for submissions is May 4th, 2018 and artists will be notified of acceptance the second week of May 2018.
For submission information and a full prospectus, please visit our website www.sculpturegrounds. com.

We encourage you to participate and share this Call for Entry with your art community!

Thank you and we look forward to viewing your artwork!

Submissions can be made via our website.
 Click to view the full prospectus.

Juried by Richard Sprengeler, this all media exhibition invites artists to submit works based on their use of a "colorless" palette.

This all media exhibition invites artists to submit works based on their use of a "colorless" palette. Sometimes a monochrome palette can say more than a full spectrum of color and create a striking contrast. Artists are invited to share work that is composed of a majority of black, white, and all shades in between.


If you didn't get a chance to enter the 2018 CSF Symposium Exhibit, you still can.

 We've extended the deadline to Friday, May 11th!

Entry Deadline: Friday, May 11th

Atrium Gallery, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence RI

The original concept and vision was created by a Rhode Island neurosurgeon, Dr. Petra Klinge.  Her vision for the exhibition is to capture through artistic renderings the "essence" of a clinical disorder, specifically those associated with cerebrospinal fluid and connective tissue disorders.  Dr. Klinge reflects upon these artworks as part of her annual medical symposium held at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and utilizes them to assist physicians and scientists to both gain a better understanding of the patient experience and create empathy for the patient's condition. READ MORE