February 14, 2020

Love Art?? Get out and enjoy!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Honored to be part of this extensive group show!
Look for "Rivoletto" if you visit Five Points.

February Events at Artspace: 

Prayer Bundles and Awareness Workshop with artist Kim Weston

Wednesday, Feb 19, 5-8pm

Help artist Kim Weston make 15,000 prayer bundles representing one indigenous woman or girl who was murdered or has gone missing over the last three years. This is a great opportunity to learn about a Native American tradition and make a difference in the lives of the women, girls and their families. Every bundle counts. Every prayer is needed.

The bundles themselves are simple to make, though they are made with intention. Guests may stop by to make a few bundles, or stay with us for the entire evening. Homemade corn and bean soup and beverages will be served.
Learn more.

image credit: Kim Weston

Please join us for an evening of musical improvisation with musician
Laura Ortman 
Thursday, February 20 at 5:30pm
in the Burt Chernow Galleries.

Laura Ortman will engage the scaffolded sculptures of Rachel Owens’ exhibit by playing violin,
 Native American instruments and digital effects.

This event is free and all are welcome!Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT, United States
BridgeportCT 06604

“PLUS ONE” Invitational

February 5 - March 1, 2020

Pictured above:
Top: Laurie Alpert, Gallery Artist: "London Eyebook," polyester plate lithograph and acrylic, pivoting panel book, 2019

Bottom: Valerie Carrigan, Guest Artist: “The Walk,” concertina binding, offset lithographs translated from original monotypes by the artist, letterpress, 2016

For this special exhibition, Bromfield Gallery artists each invited a guest artist to show with them. The exhibition features a wide array of media.

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

Hours: Wed - Sun, 12-5

River Valley Artists

at Earth and Fire Gallery
Opening Party: Saturday, February 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Show Dates: February 15 - April 30, 2020
View a beautiful collection of over 80 works by twenty-one River Valley Artists from Chester, Deep River and Essex. Enjoy appetizers, wine and live music. If you can't make it to the opening Saturday, the show runs through April 30, 2020.

Earth and Fire Art Studio
2 Main Street, Essex, CT

Artists For World Peace on Broadway 9

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Cutting Room NYC
Doors open at 6:45pm, Show begins promptly at 7:30pm
Grab your tickets now!

Why should you come?

Our line up of incredible Broadway Stars!
You could win the Peace Quilt or 2 premium tickets to a Broadway show!

A Shared Retrospective
Prints and paintings by Jane Harris
with sculptures by Sheila Kaczmarek and
work by a collaborative group of artists
February  6  -  March 1 2020
Reception: Sunday, February 9th 3 - 5pm
City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven


City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven
hours:  Thurs - Sun 12 noon - 4 pm
203-782-2489   www.city-gallery.org

Haven't had a chance to get out and see this show yet?  
Now is your chance!

On Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m., Hans Neleman, a Connecticut based Dutch born photographer, will present an Artist Talk in conjunction with the exhibition Moko - Maori Tattoo: Photographs by Hans Neleman currently on view at the Art Museum, USJ. Mr. Neleman will discuss his photographs of the Maori and his 1999 book project for which the photographs were taken. 

This event is free and open to the public and will be accompanied by light refreshments. 

For more information contact Art Museum, USJ at 860.231.5399 or artmuseum@usj.edu. The snow date for this event is February 27.

Meow-ark Your Calendars!

Currently in the  Gilbert Gallery through February 21, 2020 in Main Dining Hall 
at Miss Porter's School
are works by Patricia Melvin.

As a plein air painter living and working in New York City’s East Village for the past 40 years, Patricia Melvin seeks to capture in paint her feeling for the old streets and architecture of her neighborhood. She often includes the everyday hustle-and-bustle on the streets. The historic buildings seem to live and breathe the continuity of life.

The countryside and the effects of weather are also of primary interest. She says, “I am constantly amazed at the immense variety of nature and I feel freed by its spaciousness. In some unexplained and inexplicable way, my paintings are a link between the city and the country.”

In New York City she studied at the Art Students’ League with Gabriel Laderman and privately with a student of Max Beckmann. In Europe she did independent study. She  has had solo exhibitions in several cities throughout the United States, including New York City, and in Amsterdam, Holland. She has participated in group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including New York City. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums throughout the United States. She is on the Board of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. Patricia is honored to exhibit her work at the Gilbert Gallery.

Here is a link to her show.


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (,2020) – Lee Mixashawn Rozie, composer and bandleader, with the collaboration and support of the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Hartford Jazz Society, will launch the world premiere of AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK (AMS) on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 8 p.m., with the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Jazz Ensemble opening at 7 p.m. and a free master class offered from 4:30-6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.usj.edu or 860.231.5555 for $20-$14. Performances and the master class will be held in the Bruyette Athenaeum at the University of Saint Joseph, located at 1678 Asylum Ave., in West Hartford, Conn.

AMS is performed by a quartet of world-class musicians: Lee Mixashawn Rozie on sax and flute, Rick Rozie on bass, Warren Byrd on keys, and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums. AMS embraces the music of the Americas – from Indigenous to Bebop, Stomp to Funk, Ragtime to no time – music that freely spans styles and labels driven by the inner pulse of creativity and spontaneity. Encompassing over a 5000-year history and two continents, Mixashawn traces and demonstrates both indigenous American and African-American contributions to American Jazz.

Ronald Lyles, President of the Hartford Jazz Society says, “This project is mission-centric as our aim is to cultivate an appreciation of the sound, culture, and love of jazz by presenting a variety of live events and other activities throughout the Greater Hartford Community.”

Autorino Center Director Steven Raider Ginsburg says, “This is one of the season’s seminal events. Lee Mixashawn Rozie is an acclaimed musician, visionary, and composer, and this is the world premiere of a long-time passion project. Along with that, the partnership with such an esteemed community organization as the Hartford Jazz Society, the longest continuously operating jazz society in the country, makes this event a deeply community-engaged experience.”
On Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m., Lee Mixashawn Rozie will lead a lecture-demonstration focusing on the roles that sound, tradition, and “being” play in understanding how creative energy is the wellspring of living. Lee Mixashawn Rozie will explore through sound, history, and group interaction how we manifest creativity/life. The panel is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved at tickets.usj.edu or 860.231.5555 and will be held in the Bruyette Athenaeum at the University of Saint Joseph.

Artist Opps:

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 24, 2020
(gallery exhibit — small works)

16th Annual SMALL WORKS Exhibition OPEN CALL
Every year Manifest produces an exhibit of little works of art from around the world. 
Each iteration of the exhibit brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive works for our jury to consider. Inevitably this results in a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. This annual project is one of the most varied exhibits in our season. So we are always excited to offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion). 
Standard presentation devices like pedestals, mats, and frames that are not considered part of the work of art are not limited by the 7" criteria.

Submission deadline: March 24, 2020
For complete details and to apply online visit:
email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions


The prospectus for CT+6 is online now.

Click here for more information.

West Hartford Art League | 37 Buena Vista RoadWest Hartford, CT 06107

January 7, 2020

New Year 2020 start to Art

Winter / Light
Works by William Frucht, Joyce Greenfield Barbara Harder
City Gallery: January 9-26, 2010

Reception Thursday January 9  5-7pm
Hours: Thurs - Sun 12noon - 4pm

Winter / Light - works by William Frucht, Joyce Greenfield, Barbara Harder
January 9-26, 2020
Reception Thursday January 9  5-7 pm
City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven
Hours: Thurs-Sun 12 noon - 4 pm
203-782-2489 www.city-gallery.org

Artists' Panel Discussion
Friday, January 10, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Featuring Terry Donsen Feder, Wayne Herpich,
& Tom Zetterstrom
Moderated by Jackie Branson
Terry Donsen Feder, Oranges I, oil on zinc, 23 x 21.5 inches, 2019
Wayne Herpich, Untitled (side 2), 108 x 48 inches, 2019
Tom Zetterstrom, American Elm, vintage silver print
Five Points Center for the Visual Arts | 33 Main StTorrington, CT 06790

“Forward Motion” - acrylic on wood panel by Renee Hughes
Gallery on the Green presents the “Members’ New Work” and a solo show by Margaret Schuster

Canton, CT -  Friday, January 10th through Sunday, February 9th
Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 11th 6:00-9:00 pm 
Cost:  Free – open to the public

The main floor and the large upstairs gallery feature newly created work by artist members.  Enjoy the diverse creativity of talented local artists in an intimate and historical exhibition space.  On view are prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, fiber, mixed media and ceramics by the over 100 members in Connecticut’s longest running artists’ guild.

Margaret Schuster is the solo artist in the spotlight gallery.  Her show entitled “Farm & Nature” includes landscapes, animals and nature scenes done in pastel or oil.  Schuster notes that “my career as a teacher and naturalist have taught me to look closely at everything and that is reflected in my work. I especially enjoy painting scenes from my farm.”  

Party with the Balkun Brothers for the IBC Blues Challenge!!

Need more??

January 3 - February 2, 2020

SOLO 2020 Winners
Juried by Andrew Witkin of Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston,
this competition presents two debut exhibitions by New England artists

"Marc Schepens: East Point"

“Planetary Porcelain: Nerikomi Sculpture
by Cary Rapaport"

"Marc Schepens:
East Point"

The paintings for this exhibition came about from walking a dog in the presence of the ocean.

The pictorial structure of horizon, palette, and the reflections of light on water are in dialogue with people’s never satiated fascination with the seascape.

Marc Schepens lives in Nahant, Massachusetts, a town on the North Shore. 

“Planetary Porcelain: Nerikomi Sculpture
by Cary Rapaport"

Initially inspired by a NASA photograph of the intricately marbled clouds in Jupiter’s atmosphere, I envisioned how planetary images could be conjured in clay, specifically through the ceramic technique of nerikomi. Compelled by a continuing fascination with the heavens, I pursued the expression of ethereal phenomena using a medium that is in itself unusual within the ceramic arts.

Upcoming Events 

Winter Exhibitions Open January 16th

Four new exhibitions on view in 2020 include...


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Saturday, January 18, 2020
5pm reception, 6pm screening, 7pm conversation
Kahlil Joseph's genre-defying multimedia broadcast BLKNWS garnered high praise at the Venice Biennale. Joseph's short films and videos have added new dimensions to music by artists Beyonce, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, and Alice Smith. A selection of Joseph's work will be screened followed by a conversation between the artist and acclaimed curator Helen Molesworth. 
Free. Enter at Avery Door, 29 Atheneum Square North. 

Above: Kahlil Joseph, photo: Jake Michaels; Helen Molesworth, photo: Catherine Opie

Starting February 1st!

You can help us spread the word!

Whether you fill it with art supplies, groceries
or yoga pants is up to you!

Either way for $2.50 you'll be supporting your
local 85 year old non-profit arts organization.

Stop & Shop | 1235 Farmington Ave | West Hartford
thank you!

(but not until February 1st)

Exhibition: Singular: Monotype Guild of New England Invitational Exhibit
Dates: February 7 - March 1, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6-9pm
Location: The Local Gallery, 40 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA

Artist Opps:

March 20 - May 1


The Suffrage Movement was one of the most remarkable non-violent efforts to change social attitudes and institutions in the modern era. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which finally ensured an equal right to vote, by investigating the ways in which women's voices affect our contemporary landscape. For more information, visit our website

Enter your Artwork

Community Renewal Team National Arts Program - Deadline February 7
Community Renewal Team is now accepting submissions for the 29th Annual Arts Program. Participants must be current residents of Greater Hartford or Middlesex County or an employee or family member of an employee of CRT. All entries submitted must be original work completed within the last three years.

More information and the application can be found on the National Arts Program website.


February has typically been the month for lovers at the Elusie Gallery.

But this year we find it difficult to celebrate love when intolerance and discrimination seem to be the new normal, and the basic right to love and be loved is being taken away from so many, whether it is the mass incarceration of children at the southern border or the wave of new anti-LGBTQ legislation being passed or considered in many parts of the country.

Because we should not accept this new normal, we invite you to submit artwork that still celebrates LOVE, but a more universal kind: the love of our neighbors, ALL our neighbors, the ones across the street, across the border or across gender identifications; art that celebrates the love for universal respect and basic human rights; art that showcases the love of our differences, these beautiful differences that still - and always will - define and unite this country.
We will accept up to 3 artworks for consideration, in any media and any size. We may reserve the right to show only one or two of them, depending on the number of submissions and available space. All submissions, objective, subjective, representative or abstract…will be considered, whether they represent love or the lack thereof...

To apply, reply to this email info@bigredframe.com and include:

Your name (last, first), zip code, phone number, email address
Title, media, size and price of the submitted artwork
Digital copies of your artwork.

Application deadline: January 31st. (tight deadline I know, but it's worth it!)
Dates of the exhibit: February 7th to February 29
Artists Reception: Friday February 7th, during ArtWalk Easthampton
(Yes, a Friday, more about this later!)

The Elusie Gallery will donate proceeds from the artwork sales to a non profit organization to be determined. Suggestions welcome!

Hygienic Art Galleries is hosting The Business of Art, a one-day symposium for emerging and established artists focused on the financial ins and outs of entrepreneurship and business development, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9 AM – 3:30 PM in the Crozier Williams Student Center at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Registration is $20.00 per person and includes coffee, muffins and Danish as well as a luncheon. Please register on line please click link below before Jan. 16th. Sponsored by Citizens Bank, the goal of the symposium is to increase visual and performing artist’s financial, business, and entrepreneurial acumen.

Northwest Area Arts Council

The judge for this year's show will be fine art photographer, Helene Smith-Romer. Romer works with collaged color photography using a repetition of human features to create bright, surrealist portraits and settings contrasted against a dark background. For more information on Helene and her work, please visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/helene.smithromer
Women's Works 2020 will run from Thursday, March 5th to Saturday, April 11th. The gala Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th.
Women's Works is open to all women artists, 18 years and older; artists do not need to be from Illinois to enter. All media are accepted, though work must have been created in the last two years and work previously accepted to Women's Works or Real People is not eligible. All work must be for sale, and a 30% commission will be taken by the Arts Center for sold work. Cash prizes of $1500 will be awarded to multiple winners (1st-3rd; 3 Artistic Merits and others). In addition, the winner of the Gallery Award will receive a one month solo show at the Arts Center (dates to be worked out with the artist; or a $250 cash prize).

Up to 3 pieces may be submitted to the jury, up to 2 may be chosen. The cost to enter Women's Works is $40; if accepted, there are no further entry fees. A $10 discount is available to artists who entered Real People 2019 or who are Northwest Area Arts Council members. (If you are eligible for the discount code, email us at womensworks2020@naac4art.org.)

To apply or to view the complete show prospectus, visit www.CallForEntry.org and look for 'Women's Works 2020' in their show listings, or click here. Final Entry Deadline is Sunday, January 26th at 11:59 pm central time; Artists will be notified by January 31st. For more information, email us at womensworks2020@naac4art.org.

Bridgeport Public Schools will hold its fourth Annual “Arts Count” Day (ACD) on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 10 to 11 AM to celebrate the arts with Bridgeport students.

ACD encourages artists from the community to share their experiences related to their craft with 5th grade students in the Bridgeport Public School district. Artists will create, perform, and/or engage for one hour with their assigned 5th grade classroom to call attention to the role the arts play in their everyday lives.
It will take 73 artists to cover each 5th grade classroom on that day, additional artists will be assigned to other grade levels within the district. If you are interested or know of any artists (Painter, Musician, Dancer, Architect, etc.) interested in speaking with our students, please contact me at tgrasty@bridgeportedu.net, 203-275-1367, or register above.

Center for Book Arts: Opportunity

Featured Artist Project 

Deadline FEB 28th
Book artists please submit solo project exhibition proposals for a concept experimenting within the book format. Selected projects will be given access to the Center's resources, and awarded a $1,000 stipend and a budget for a public programming and production.

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 9, 2020
(gallery exhibit)

DRAWN 2020
The 7th International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing
Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields. Since its inception our organization has continued to incorporate drawing-based programming, including education (Drawing Center), publications (INDA), and gallery exhibits into the broader spectrum of its projects. The artists who formed Manifest in 2004 knew that despite their diverging career paths (architecture, art history, painting, industrial design, photography) they were brought together because of their connection to drawing and their mutually intense but multifaceted pursuit of this fundamental discipline. This exhibition continues that legacy.
In honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN as an annual exhibition project in 2014. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today.
DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice, any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.). Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria for eligibility is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline.

Submission deadline: February 9, 2020
For complete details and to apply online visit:
email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions

FIBER 2020 seeks to present the best of contemporary fiber art. Submissions are invited that reflect the breadth of functional or non-functional works that use fiber and/or fiber art techniques in traditional or innovative ways. Works made from natural or high tech materials that reference fiber and that blur the lines between art, architecture and craft are welcome.
Curator – Beth C. McLaughlin, Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.
Silvermine Arts Center 203.966.9700 www.silvermineart.org