January 29, 2016



























The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107
860-760-9766




























You're invited!

Opening Reception: This Friday, Jan 29, 5-7pm Invitation >>

Toast Robin Mandel and Joseph Morris, winners of our nationally juried exhibit Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art juried by George Fifield, and the opening of their dual exhibition of recent work open from January 25-February 26.

























All Are Welcome! One Piece Per Artist: No Judge, No Jury, No Fees, No Censorship

Art Drop-off: Sat, Jan 30, 8am–6pm
Over 400 Artists are expected to display work in this exhibit.
Join us for the show that started it all at Hygienic Art here in New London!


























TNMOT AZTRO: PROJECTOR SERIES 1.4 
DANCE PERFORMANCE
Thursday Jan 28 | 7 PM  *** SOLD OUT! ***
Blending original music, fashion, visual media and light/sound installation with contemporary dance, Arien Wilkerson's Hartford-based performance group  TNMOT AZTRO's Projector Series is an utterly unique mix of elements created by local artists.

Projector 1.4 is the culminating installment of a performance series that has incorporated the manipulation of light, sound, space, and the human form into performances across the city and state. Using projected images and original scores, the interaction between the dancers, the projected image, and the audience blurs the boundary between performer and viewer.


























Joy Floyd at 100 Pearl Street Gallery:

Watch our brief interview with Joy to learn about her creative process. 

About the exhibit:

“X Marks the Spot” is a series of sustainable art by Connecticut-based artist Joy Floyd. Floyd transforms "trash," such as advertisements and packaging, to create colorful, abstract collages.

"The excitement is in discovering the riches in these commonly abandoned materials and honoring them with new life." - Joy Floyd

This show is part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Remembering & Repurposing exhibition series, which explores the preservation and recreation of memories and discarded materials into works of art from oil paintings to mixed media. 
"X Marks the Spot" is on display through March 25. For more information on 100 Pearl Street Gallery, visit LetsGoArts.org/Gallery.

























William Baczek Fine Arts
20th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
Opening reception
Saturday, January 30, 5 - 7 pm
 

William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, Massachusetts is celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a group exhibition of past, present and future artists.  The show will be on exhibit from Wednesday, 27 through Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The public is invited to an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, January 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5, Thursday Saturday, 10 - 7, Sundays from 12 - 5. 







   








Gala Opening for Two Shows 
Saturday, January 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Winter Exhibit, featuring newly created works from 40 Connecticut artists, fills the first floor of the gallery while paintings by artists chosen for the juried show are displayed in the Joslow and Stone galleries on the lower level of Maple and Main.

Sculpture Built from Debris 
On View Sunday, January 31
Celebrate Ecological Sunday in Chester at Maple and Main Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. when a  new initiative to make the town free of plastic water bottles will be launched.


1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 6p.m.
also available by appointment

Contact information:
mapleandmain@att.net l (860)-526-6065






























Join us Sunday for two new exhibits
opening from 2-4 p.m


Saltbox Gallery: The Art of Flowers
Flowers have been a source of inspiration for hundreds of years for artists 
from Cezanne, Matisse and Van Gogh, to Georgia O'Keefe and Andy Warhol. 
This Juried Exhibit features work by artists working in oil, collage, watercolor, photography and pottery. and  was juried by artist Deborah Wadsworth
Clubhouse Gallery: Elected Artists 2016

This exhibit highlights work by some of our Elected Artists
who have had their work juried into three or more CT+6 exhibits. 
CT+6 is our regional juried exhibit open to artists throughout 
CT, New England and New York. 

It is our largest and most competitive juried exhibition. 

Join Martha on January 30th, 2016 for Episode 11: Behind the Facade
11 am-12 noon on WPKN 89.5 fm and at  
WPKN.org

This month I start of the new year with a bang, in discussion with Cyra Levenson, Curator of Education and Academic Outreach, at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. The BAC is currently slated to reopen this spring 2016.  While the institution lies fallow, those working inside have not been idle. We take a look at what she has been up to and what is in store for us at the museum upon it's grand reopening. 

 

 

 

 



January 20, 2016


Jennifer Davies at
Kohn-Joseloff Gallery at Cheshire Academy
Cast Rocks, 26" x 29", pigment on handmade paper, 2015
10 Main Street in Cheshire, Ct.  
For more information call Karleen Kubat at 203-439-7227.  
The exhibit continues
through March 4th.













































































The Beechwood-Blue Gallery
at Blue Lemon 
Art Opening for "ReVisions"


Opening Party!
This Thursday January 21, 4-6pm 

Our first show of 2016  

celebrates the work of 16 fine artists:


Tom Berntsen
Vincent Calenzo 
Heidi Lewis Coleman 
Mindy Green
Mauricio Higuera


Marcy Juran

Lucy Krupenye
Nancy McTague-Stock
Edhu Nascimento
Michael Pinette
Margaret Roleke 
Jahmane West
Allen Wittert
Nancy Woodward
Cris Xavier
Mary Yordon


Free & Open To All!

Blue Lemon  15 Myrtle Ave  Westport, CT 

(203) 226-2647























My artwork "F. Coiro: Decorative Arts Shop" 
is included in this juried exhibition.
Artwork by Anita Gangi Balkun
Please note change of opening reception date due to expected snow:
Opening Fri. Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:30-7:30 pm 
- free & open to the public.
www.mattatuckmuseum.org/mixmaster for directions and more information











































Curator Conversation with Ann Finholt and Judith McElhone Friday, January 22nd, 6:00 pm




























The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th St. 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10001
212-481-0295




















Donna Martin
January 22nd, 2016  at  7:30pm
Salmon Brook Concert Series
At the South Congregational Church

242 Salmon Brook St.  (Rt. 202)  Granby CT

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets:  $15 advance / $17 at the door  / call 860-916-5066
























OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 28, 5-7pm
Join the free opening reception of "X Marks the Spot: Collages by Joy Floyd" on Thursday, January 28 from 5-7p.m at the Greater Hartford Arts Council's 100 Pearl Street Gallery. Meet the artist, participate in an interactive arts activity related to the exhibit, and enjoy refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. 

About the exhibit:

“X Marks the Spot” is a series of sustainable art by Connecticut-based artist Joy Floyd. Floyd transforms "trash," such as advertisements and packaging, to create colorful, abstract collages.

"The excitement is in discovering the riches in these commonly abandoned materials and honoring them with new life." - Joy Floyd

This show is part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Remembering & Repurposing exhibition series, which explores the preservation and recreation of memories and discarded materials into works of art from oil paintings to mixed media. 
"X Marks the Spot" is on display through March 25. For more information on 100 Pearl Street Gallery, visit LetsGoArts.org/Gallery.






























Jaq Chartier, 9 Studies (P FE Red), 2015, 30 x 24”

William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, Massachusetts is celebrating our 20TH Anniversary with a group exhibition of past, present and future artists.  The show will be on exhibit from Wednesday, 27 through Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The public is invited to an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, January 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition will include paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and video from a diverse group of artists. Founding artists, Scott Prior (oil painting), Mallory Lake (pastel), Robert Sweeney (oil painting), Larry Preston (oil painting),  and Nanette Vonnegut (monoprints) will all be exhibiting new work. The show will also include new work by Stanley Bielen (oil painting), Jaq Chartier (acrylic paintings), Marc Civitarese (oil painting), Stephen St. Francis Decky (acrylic painting), Tim de Christopher (stone sculpture), Jeff Gola (egg tempera painting), Sean Greene (acrylic painting), David Harrison (oil painting), Gina Kamentsky (sculpture and animated video), Travis Louie (acrylic painting), Susan Mikula (photography), John Roy (oil painting), Carrie Seid (wall sculpture), Eric Wert (oil painting), Margaret Withers (watercolor), Brad Woodfin (oil painting), Yin Yong Chun (oil painting), Chie Yoshii (oil painting) and Elliot Offner (sculpture). In addition to examples of past work, most of the artists will contribute new, previously unseen works.
36 Main St. Northampton MA 01060
Exhibition Dates: January 27 – March 12, 2016
Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, January 30, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Phone: 413-587-9880
Gallery Website: www.wbfinearts.com
Gallery email: info@wbfinearts.com




















Please mark Saturday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. on your calendar because that’s the opening of two shows at Maple and Main: The annual Winter Exhibit on the ground floor and the Juried Exhibit in the Joslow and Stone galleries on the lower level.

The juried show is a new effort by the gallery to introduce visitors to work by artists not seen at Maple and Main. The paintings are being selected by esteemed artist and teacher Robert Noreika from among entries by artists in Connecticut and surrounding states.*

The Winter Exhibit will run through March 13 
as will the juried show.  

Maple and Main 
1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412
Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 6p.m.
also available by appointment
Contact information:

mapleandmain@att.net l (860)-526-6065


















HYGIENIC ART XXXVII - SALON DES INDÉPENDANTS

Opening Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7pm!

79 Bank Street

New London, CT



All Are Welcome! One Piece Per Artist: No Judge, No Jury, No Fees, No Censorship

Art Drop-off: Sat, Jan 30, 8am–6pm

Join us for the annual show that started it all at Hygienic Art here in New London! 

 

 

 

 

 



 


























Please join us Saturday January 30th!
 




















 
Coming to Mercy by the Sea’s
Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443 (203) 245-0401
A Kaleidoscope of Mercy
January 10th February 24th Opening Reception, Sunday, 1/31st 2-4 pm 


In honor of Pope Francis’ declaration of a Jubliee Year of Mercy in the world, the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT (www.mercybythesea.org) is pleased to present its first art exhibit of 2016 entitled, A Kaleidoscope of Mercy. The exhibit features works by Sisters of Mercy, Associates and Companions in Mercy from across the Mercy Northeast Community. The exhibit is representative of life unfolding as God’s works of art. It begins with a beautiful ink drawing by Arlene Woods, RSM (Rhode Island) of Catherine McAuley’s tomb (Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy), in the courtyard of Mercy International Centre in Dublin Ireland, which is a pilgrimage site for anyone touched by Mercy in their lifetime. The second painting by Michele Aronica, RSM (Maine) is a watercolor, Opening the Door of Mercy. During this holy year of mercy, Pope Francis is inviting people to let go of all obstacles of passage to God. Mercy by the Sea blessed its doors praying that anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, listens, par- dons, and instills hope. For in the words of Pope Francis, “A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”































 
Calls for Artists: 









Neoteric Abstract IV


CALL FOR ENTRIES
ENTRY DEADLINE JANUARY 31
LIMNER GALLERY EXHIBITION
BEST OF LIMNER PRINT AWARDS
Exhibit: April 9 - May 2, 2015

SlowArt Productions presents the fourth periodic exhibition, Neoteric Abstract. This exhibition is exclusively for the abstract artist and will represent a full range of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Best of Limner 2016 print awards will be presented to three artists from the exhibition. 
Entry is open to all artists working in any media.
Entry form and details at:
http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/








Women's Works 2016 Call for Artists


Women’s Works is our annual juried fine art exhibition, celebrating women artists and is presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council and the Old Court House Arts Center. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally. This is the 29th Anniversary of the Women's Works show.

Women’s Works has become a much anticipated area event. 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. As always, running concurrently with this show is the Seventeenth Annual Little Women’s Works featuring (and nurturing) the artistic achievements of young women. Women's Works 2015 will run from March 10 to April 30, 2016. The gala Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 19.
Women's Works is open to all women artists, 18 years and older; artists do not need to be from Illinois. All media are accepted though work must have been created in the last two years and work previously accepted to Women's Works is not eligible. All work must be for sale, and a 30% commission will be taken by the Art Center for sold work. Cash prizes of $1500 will be awarded to multiple winners (1st-3rd; 3 Artistic Merits and others). Up to 3 pieces may be submitted to the jury. The cost to enter Women's Works is $30 for one piece; $35 for two and $40 for three.  A $10 discount is available to artists who entered Real People 2015 or who are naac members. (If you are eligible for the discount code, email us at womensworks2016@naac4art.org.)
To apply or to view the complete show prospectus, visit www.CallForEntry.org and look for 'Women's Works 2016' in their show listings. Entry Deadline is January 31, 2016; Artists will be notified by the end of the first week of February.  For more information, email us at womensworks2016@naac4art.org.