December 2, 2016

So many great events out there, it's difficult to choose !!

Artist Conversation with Michael Shortell,
Peter Mc Lean and Robert Dente
 Moderated by Judith McElhone
Friday, December 2, 6:00pm

"Lost and Found" on exhibit through Feb. 19th
Next Creative Cocktail Hour Dec. 15th 

Gallery view: artwork by Robert Califiore and Anita Gangi Balkun

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-3605
Wed - Sun 12-5 
"Winter Works" Holiday Show 
Nov 30 - Dec 18

Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 2, 6-830 pm

Dozens of New England artists, including Bromfield gallery artists, display a wide variety of artwork, including prints, paintings, collages and photographs. All three galleries are hung salon-style with scores of original pieces.
Ideal for holiday gift-giving, the artwork ranges in price
 from $100 to $1000.  Cash (or credit) and carry!



Friday, December 2, 5:30-8 p.m.


 With December's First Friday comes our 6th annual Maker's Market: Holiday Edition! Shop from more than 25 favorite local vendors, including Hartford Prints!, Summer Green Pottery, With Heart by Hand, Ogham Art, and cross off everyone on your gift list! Guests can also enjoy live performances by soulful singer Nekita Waller and lower brass quartet TUBACHRISTMAS, sip on hot chocolate, tour our festive decorations, and more.

$10 Members; $15 non-Members
$5 cash bar
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052


A fun night of Holiday Cheer! 
Friday, December 2nd, 6-9 pm

Holiday Party and Holiday Small Works Show Opening Reception

Join us on Friday, December 2nd for our Holiday Party and Holiday Small Works Opening Reception.  Meet local artists, shop for holiday gifts, and enjoy complimentary refreshments!  Purchase and take home an original piece of art that night!  Priced to sell!

Featuring original artwork by David Holzman, Michael Toti, Bill Healy, Lori Barker,
Justyna Dabrowski, Theresa C. Kutz, Donna Frustere, Gay Schempp, Sandra Collins,
Mark Wells, Jon Eastman, Jennifer Knaus, Jessica Fallis, Richard Schlicher,
Sally Sargent Markey, William Kluba, Robert Scutt, Gary Jacobs, Pamela Huntington,
Paul Baylock, Paul Kulikowski, Joe Elliott, and Sarah Brown.

Exhibit ends December 4th
The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

Starry Night Town Festival 
Friday, December 2 from 5 to 8 pm

Wine and cookies will be served at Maple and Main during the town’s annual Starry Night Holiday Festival Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Visitors will find our picturesque, historic village beautifully decorated for the holidays and the streets lined with luminaries made by the local boy scouts while Saint Lucia Girls offer cookies to passers-by. Carolers will stroll through the village on their way to the town Christmas tree, which is right outside the gallery. It will be lit at 6 p.m. when there will be music and a sing-along.

At Maple and Main, visitors will be able to see the gallery’s new Holiday Exhibit of over 200 paintings and sculptures by 53 Connecticut artists as well as a solo show in the Stone Gallery of new works by gallery artist Janine Robertson.
1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday & Thursday 12 - 6 pm
Friday 12 - 7 pm
Saturday 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm 


With Adam Falkner and Evie Shockley

Organized by Mahogany Browne

Friday, December 2
The Center's Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Fall 2016 series is organized by Guest Curator Mahogany Browne, Brooklyn-based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator.
The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th St. 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Silvermine School of Art, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840



The public is invited to join us at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek, CT for the exhibition Double Vision: Paintings and Works on Paper by Paulette Rosen and Lisa Hess Hesselgrave. Rosen’s multimedia drawings on archival prints are an exploration of birds as portrait subjects. Hesselgraves paintings and pastels are atmospheric renderings of mysterious narratives. 

See the pop-up display case for a few small surprise pieces by Hesselgrave and miniature box dioramas by Rosen.

Opening reception on Sunday December 4, 4-6. 
On view November 30 through December 31. 
Hours:  M - Th 10-8, Fr & Sa 10-5, Sunday 1-4. 
There will be an artists’ talk on Thursday, December 15, 7-8. Free.

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library is located at 146 Thimble Islands Road (exit 56 off I95), Branford, CT 06405

also available by appointment

Contact information: l (860)-526-6065

Balkun Brothers this weekend:

And 12/4 at Infinity Hall Norfolk with Gary Hoey:

Megan Marden Block Drawings 2016  

In The Studio Gallery

Megan Marden
Mike Cerullo

Dec. 3 - Dec. 31, 2016
Artists Reception Dec. 3, - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Gallery hours:  Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
or by appointment 203 797 0230

Trailer Box Project
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury Ct 06810
203 797 0230

Louis Markoya
The Triumph of Intellect

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 3, 4:30-6:30pm

Artist's Talk at 5:30

Don't miss our opening reception of The Triumph of Intellect, a solo show of 3D paintings of Louis Markoya, on this Saturday.

1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824  |

Monday–Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5 , Sunday 1-5

 City Gallery in New Haven presents “Other Galaxies”by Freddie Elton runs from December 1 - December 31, 2016. 

Artist’s Reception is Saturday, December 3, 1-4pm. 
Elton's series of drypoint creations begin as abstract intentions, however, familiar creatures of other life-forms insinuate themselves into the plates. Elton creates mass and form, light and dark without using other instruments. Drypoint on a polyurethane covered cardboard plate involves only one mark maker, a diamond tipped scribe.

City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT, 06511. For further information call 203-782-2489, email or visit Gallery hours are Thurs. 4-7pm, Fri. - Sun. 12- 4 pm or by appointment. Admission is free.




Sacred Poem XXXIV, 5.5 x 5.5 in, gold leaf, thread, paper - Carole P. Kunstadt
PATTERNS - an exhibition
Wired Gallery 11 Mohonk Road  High Falls, NY

November 26 to April 2, 2017

Wired Gallery presents PATTERNS, curated by the artist Laura Gurton.
The show includes artwork by Sydney Cash, Susan Spencer Crowe,
Carole P. Kunstadt
, Stephen Niccolls, Carol Struve & Vincent Pomilio. The exhibition includes pattern-based artwork created using oil paint, encaustic, resin, paper, gold leaf, digital 
and other media.

Note: From December 18 to April 2, Wired Gallery will be open by appointment.


November 11, 2016

Open Studio Weekend in Hartford!!
Here are some of the participating artists:


Packer Studio
56 Arbor Street
Suite 314
Hartford, CT  06106

Kathi Packer
New Direction/ New Work

Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13  11am-5pm




Visit the many art studios at 56 Arbor Street, including RAW's own Barbara Hocker on the third floor. Over thirty artists, artisans and organizations in the building will be open during this weekend event.


Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11am-5pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 11am-5pm 

This year for OPEN STUDIO HARTFORD, I will be exhibiting my work in my studio at WINDSOR ART CENTER along with some other fantastic artists.  I implore that you make the trip 10 min North of downtown, plenty of Free Parking, a great bakery next door, live music, refreshments, and most importantly wonderful and affordable cutting edge collectible ARTWORK.

Chaparro Studio
35 Central Street
Windsor, CT
(The former train station behind CVS in the center of town)

Chaparro Studio
Studio: 860-597-6100
Instagram: chaparro_art
Facebook: The Art of Andres Chaparro


The Shops at 485 New Park
Saturday November 12
Sunday November 13
11 am - 5 pm

The shops at 485 New Park and Blaze and Bloom look forward to the celebration of art during Hartford’s Open Studio weekend. The event takes place on Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th from 11am to 5pm and will showcase various participants including area artists, 
businesses and food vendors  
as well as artisans of many genres and mediums,,,,,

And more great art events:



 Art Opening
Friday, November 11, 2016
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm
Artist Statement:
A large part of my work is made using the wet plate collodion process, a photographic process that dates back to the early 1850’s. I’ve been fascinated by the photographic processes 
since I discovered them in college.

 Also in the gallery
Susan Bogle Finnegan
On exhibit through November 20th

 The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

322 Park Road
West Hartford, Connecticut
phone (860) 233-1730
EXHIBITION DATES: November 12th-December 31st, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 12th, 2-5 pm

Brick Walk Fine Art is pleased to announce our next exhibition which features selected works by Ken Morgan. 

This exhibition will revisit drawings on canvas and paper that reference the unusual childhood of the artist as he was part of a Connecticut-based family of circus acrobats that performed across the country. Morgan attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. He later moved to Charleston, Maine for several years, where he lived in a grange hall that he bought and restored before returning to Connecticut where he currently resides.

Among his recognitions are grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation. His work is in many fine private and public collections including the State of Connecticut Artists Collection.

William Baczek Fine Arts

The Words of The Birds



Overflow features the collaborative and collective work of Martha Lewis, Eva Mantell, Melissa Marks & Laura Watt. The exhibit is a part of an ongoing visual conversation between the artists. This group exhibition will be on display at the Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, Choate Rosemary Hall, 332 Christian Street, Wallingford CT, from November 3 through December 18.

It is free and open to the public, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Visual Consensus

November 3 - January 4
in the

Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery
Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center
250 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT

(just off I-95 at exit 65)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7a-6p; Sat 7a-noon

Artist Opps:

Arbitrary Color | All Entries due November 21

JANUARY 19 - MARCH 3, 2017

Juror | Albert Yowshien Kuo

OPENING RECEPTION | Friday, January 19, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE

Color can change a viewer's perception of practically anything. It impacts emotion, context, narrative, and one's personal psychological response. This juried exhibition explores not just the colors in artwork, but the entire color palette used to accentuate the concept of the work. In focusing on one specific element of design, Arbitrary Color challenges the artist in their execution of all principles and elements of art design.

Enter Here

Distortions, Falsehoods, and Double-meanings
What happens when truthful information is altered by the omission of part of the message? What happens for example when a comma is removed from a sentence, or an implication inserted, and therefore the interpretation of an entire otherwise truthful statement is changed? A half-truth is the result, often intended to make what is only a belief appear to be knowledge. Half-truths mislead through the use of truth as a decoy within which rides an intended deception.
For this exhibit Manifest is very interested in how works of visual art explore the concept of half-truth. Works submitted may be of any kind and any size, exploring the general theme in any way and through various strategies.

This theme is very open to interpretation and to any and all visual arts media.
Submission deadline: November 21, 2016

Hartford Events Grants 
Get the support you need for your next Hartford festival, concert, or parade! Applications are now available for the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Hartford Events Grants program. Funding supports events taking place between April 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017. Visit to submit an Intent to Apply form. 

Intent to Apply deadline: December 1. 
 Apply now

Questions? We're here to help! Contact José Feliciano, Manager of Granting Programs, at 860-525-8629 ext. 245 or
The Power of Color
Community Art Show
January 7 – February 19, 2017

The Kershner Gallery is thrilled to announce our first community show, The Power of Color.  Artists are invited to submit works exploring the use of color to express their ideas.

Entry deadline December 19, 2016.
Download the entry form here.

CALLS FOR ENTRIES at Mills Pond Gallery
660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.

The Fine Art of Illustration - Entry deadline .December 9 – Juror William Low

Smithtown Township Arts Council seeks entries for juried fine art exhibition “The Fine Art of Illustration” at the Mills Pond Gallery. Exhibit Dates January 21 – February 19, 2017. Juror: William Low.  Open to USA artists 18 and older. Prospectus at email  Mills Pond Gallery, 660 Route 25A, St.James, NY 11780. (631) 862-6575. $45/3 entries. Cash Awards 1st, 2nd place. 

Working illustrators should submit PUBLISHED illustration art that transcends the commercial needs of the commissioning client - work that can stand independently in a fine art exhibition setting. We are excited to feature a fine art exhibition of one of the most versatile art forms in today’s visual culture.

Prospectus and entry form at