November 12, 2015

Lots of artists all around Hartford this weekend!!

Artists in Real Time Announces the 26th Annual Open Studio Hartford

Hartford –The biggest arts extravaganza is Open Studio Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, November 14 &15 from 11am-5pm. Over 300 artists will be exhibiting at 25 locations throughout Hartford. Dozens of private art studios and creative group show locations open just once a year. Walk, drive or take the shuttle buses for an amazing opportunity to purchase original painting, photography, jewelry, pottery and much more. Information at

This Weekend!

Very excited about our Promo!

Click Here to watch this short video! 

Packer Studio
56 Arbor Street
Suite 314
Hartford, CT  06106

Kathi Packer and Tracy Collamore
New Work

Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15  11am-5pm

From the studio of Linda Rahm:

This Saturday and Sunday (Nov 14 & 15)  from 11-5, I will be participating in 'Open Studio Hartford'.  This is the 26th year of this great event.  I'll be displaying at the Ct. Historical Society at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, 06105.  
I'd love to see you there!

Heartbreak Motels:
  Charter Oak Cultural Center presents:
Photos by Joy Bush and Donna Masotti
Curated by Stephen Kobasa

Opening Reception: November 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

"Heartbreak Motels," a new photographic collaboration between artists Joy Bush and Donna Masotti exploring the shifting landscape of the Berlin Turnpike, opens at Charter Oak Cultural Center 
with a reception on November 12.
"Heartbreak Motels" is a meditation on growth and decay: what we lose, what remains, and the roads we travel in between.

The show runs at Charter Oak Cultural Center through December 31.

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

Linda Lindroth | Photography

on view: November 9 - November 28, 2015
art reception  Saturday, November 14th  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

We hope you'll join us for the final 2015 installment of the Courtyard Gallery's Hidden Treasures Poetry Series on Sunday November 15, 3-6 PM. We are departing from the norm this time and featuring two wonderful prose writers, James Coleman and Doug Mathewson, 
who will read selections from their recent work. 
Come chat with the poets and some of our artists and share wine and nibbles at 3:00. The reading will begin at 4:00 with more libations and conversations following as always.

This our closing event for our successful show "On the Road Again" so it's the last chance to see all of the great work created for the show all together.
You all voted for your favorites, so now's a great time to cast the vote that really counts and take one of these special pieces home with you!

Come on in for another exciting Sunday at the Courtyard and
SAVE THE DATE: Next Sunday, Nov 22, 3-6 PM we kick get a jump start on the holiday season with our second annual "Art for your Heart and Home" gala opening reception, featuring new work by all of our artists. Lots of goodies and wine flowing, Mark Taber on the baby grand and lots of the artists to share their latest inspiration with you!

Courtyard Art Gallery
12 Water St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

(860) 536-5059

November 4 - December 12, 2015

You're invited to the Governor's Mansion for a reception marking the beginning of Real Art Ways' 40th year. We'll be raising a glass with friends old and new, and raising funds for our educational programs.

Tuesday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
The Governor's Residence
990 Prospect Ave, Hartford

$100 Donation per Ticket
RSVP to Amanda Baker: or call (860)232-1006 x 106

susan scott


November 20 - December 9

Opening Reception

6 - 9 pm

3AA West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759 . 860-921-1819

'' features works created during my first year living and working in the Litchfield hills. After 40 years of day tripping up north, I finally picked up and moved, lock, stock and barrel, last fall.
This landscape has always resonated with me, but living here is a different experience
than simply visiting. I've devoted time this year to walking the land, looking closely, 
and slowly assimilating what I see and experience.

Light up your Holidays with a Visit to 
The Farmington Valley Arts Center’s Candlelight Event

The Farmington Valley Arts Center and its studio artists invite you to join them for a 
twinkling start to 
the holiday season with a festive event called “Candlelight” on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm. Experience a joyful celebration of the arts in the historic brownstone buildings located at 25 and 27 Arts Center Lane in Avon, CT. Enjoy a unique selection of contemporary fine art and crafts, accompanied by complimentary refreshments, as you stroll and shop in a 
bucolic setting just off Route 44. 

At 2 pm on November 21 in the Drezner Visitors’ Gallery, internationally known artist and author Joe Fig will be speaking about his book Inside the Artist’s Studio, an exploration of the lives, processes and workspaces of 24 leading contemporary artists. His books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the lecture.
In addition to special events during the holiday season, all the artists’ studios will be open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm beginning November 21 through December 19.  Events are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 860-678-1867 or visit

25 Arts Center Lane · Avon, Connecticut 06001
tel 860.678.1867 · fax 860.674.1877 ·

Trailer Box Project

 "Holiday Extravaganza,”


"Holiday Extravaganza", an exhibition of artist
made ornaments displayed within a fantastical and immersive forest installation.

The exhibit opens on November 21st, coinciding with the popular Ann’s Place Festival of Trees, and will run through December 30th.

One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Holiday Extravaganza will be donated to Ann’s Place in Danbury, Connecticut.

Nov. 21 - Dec. 30, 2015
Artists Reception Nov.21,  5pm - 8pm
Gallery hours Thurs - Sat. 12:00pm - 5:00pm
or by appointment 203 797 0230

15 Great Pasture Rd.
Unit 15
Danbury Ct 06810


19th Annual Bowl-A-Thon 

Sunday, November 22, 1:30-5pm, Pottery Studio

Help the CAW Studio Potters stamp out hunger! Choose a beautiful handcrafted mug or bowl and fill it with hearty soup donated by local restaurants to support the Community Soup Kitchen. Suggested donation is $15 for bowls or mugs and $10 for smaller pieces plus special items at $30 or more.
80 Audubon Street New Haven CT 06510
 William Baczek Fine Arts
ERIC WERT 2015 November 4 - December 12, 2015
ERIC WERT 2015 November 4 - December 12, 2015
November 4 - December 12, 2015

through Dec. 12, 2015
Selections from current and previous exhibitions and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at  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. 

Join us for our last OPEN Studios of the 2015 residency season and
enjoy an afternoon of art, music, nature and conversation.
You will meet the 5 artists currently in residence. They'll be in their studios and happy to share glimpses into their creative process - as well as some of the ideas and works they've developed during their 4-weeks at I-Park.
After the studio visits and select artists' presentations, take a leisurely hike along I-Park's system of art/nature trails, including the special trail created to host this year's Environmental Art Biennale. Several of the installations from the September Biennale are still in fine shape.
1:30 - 3:00pm:  Meet the artists in their studios
3:00 - 3:45pm:  Artists' presentations, refreshments
3:45 - 4:45pm:  Guided Trail Walk - or grab a map and you can explore on your own
Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly as the trails are in hiking condition. Due to the fragile nature of the site installations, no pets are allowed.
Call for Artists:

We have new opportunities for artists 
to showcase their work, with juried exhibits 
in January and February.

Instagram exhibit
Elected Artists
The Art of the Flower 

We're also partnering  with Brookdale West Hartford, 
and women from the West Hartford Garden Club for a three day exhibit featuring food, fun, art and flowers once again at 
Buds and Blossoms, 
a fundraiser for the Alzeimers Association.

More information for all the exhibits can be found at 

Accepted work for our
Members Juried Exhibit, 
opening November 22
will be posted on our website by noon on Friday.

Unaccepted pick-up is Saturday, from 10 - 12 noon, 
Clubhouse Gallery.


October 29, 2015

Sorry for my delay in posting events, busy time of year for me.  I'm delighted to receive so many wonderful notices about upcoming events - great things happening around us.
Get your ART on!!

That Various Field: Recent Paintings
by Janice La Motta

Brick Walk Fine Art
322 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 

On view through October 31st

Visions of Nature; A 20th Century Impressionist

Running November 4th - November 30th at Marquee Gallery
Reception November 6th 6-8pm
Closing Reception November 28th 5-7pm

The Life and Works of Gerard Doudera 
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11pm to 6pm, Monday, Tuesday, & Sunday by appointment. The “Visions of Nature; A 20th Century Impressionist” exhibit will be on display from November 4th to November 30th at Marquee Gallery, 74 State Street in New London, CT. There will be an opening reception Friday November 6th from 6 to 8pm as well as a closing reception on November 28th from 5 to 7pm. Please call (860) 428 – 4903


Judith Kruger 
An Alchemic View

November 1 - November 29

Reception November 1, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Gallery Tour with Judith Kruger at 3:00 p.m.

Expanding on the traditional process of Nihonga, a Japanese style of painting in which the pigments are derived from nature, Judith Kruger pushes the medium into abstraction. In paintings, drawings and mono-prints, this exhibition explores the world around us. Though they are not particular depictions of landscape, the work is, nonetheless, about the world around us.
On the Green in Waterbury
Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States
Waterbury, CT 06702
 EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT

Carla Gannis | "The Garden of Emoji Delights"

On view: October 26 - November 8, 2015
Art reception:  Saturday, October 31st  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

EBK Gallery is excited to tell you that "The Garden of Emoji Delights"
by artist Carla Gannis will be on view beginning October 26th !
And...that's not all.
Extending its stay in Hartford, Real Art Ways will also exhibit this artwork
along with video originally made in conjunction with the print work. 
The opening for that will be on Thursday, November 19th
also the night of Creative Cocktail Hour.

Join us for an evening of performances by Aldrich alumni artist musicians, including Martin Creed, Steve DiBenedetto and his group Bob Carol Ted, and The X-Patsys, featuring Robert Longo and Jon Kessler.

Sunday, November 1
(le) poisson rouge in Greenwich Village, NYC

Doors open at 6 pm
Performances from 6:30 to 9 pm

Bring your friends and fill a private table for 8, 4 and 2 or select individual tickets either seated or standing.

A full dinner and bar menu are available for purchase.
Limited space! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event benefiting The Aldrich.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, Ct 06877

another chance to see this collection of exuberant and well-executed paintings by experienced gallery artists Cindy Stevens and Donna Favreau.

The two artists painted in the south of France this summer and in their month-long Oo La La show during October in Maple and Main’s Stone Gallery you can see how well they captured what they observed.

The show runs through Oct. 31 so there is still time to visit the show.
 1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

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

 "On the Road Again" continues through November 15th, along with lots of new work from all you gallery favorites including crows by Serena Bates and spider webs by Amy Hannum just in time for Halloween!

As always, there's a lot to see at the Courtyard!
 Sheila Barbone - "Soho" - oil
  Courtyard Art Gallery
12 Water St.
Mystic, CT. 06355
(860) 536-5059

ERIC WERTSolo Exhibition at William Baczek Fine ArtsWilliam Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, Massachusetts is pleased to be hosting a solo exhibition of new oil paintings by Eric Wert.  The show will be on exhibit from Wednesday, November 4 through Saturday, December 12, 2015.  The public is invited to an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, November 7 from 5 to 7p.m.
The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 – 5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 – 7 and Sunday from 12 – 5.
Eric Wert solo exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts
36 Main St. Northampton MA 01060
Exhibition Dates: November 4 – December 12, 2015
Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 7, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Phone: 413-587-9880
Gallery Website:

Mega-amazing kHyal Brand to speak at Housatonic Museum of Art

Bridgeport, CT-- The Housatonic Museum of Art will offer a presentation by kHyal, an award-winning creative director, designer, artist and writer on Monday, November 2 at 2pm in A101, in Lafayette Hall located on the Campus of Housatonic Community College. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend. For directions to the campus visit our website

kHyal is currently Chief Creative Officer at Metropolitan Interactive where she has worked on projects for the new Whitney Museum of American Art, BRIC Arts Media and Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

November 7, 2015 from 1pm - 4pm
Songwriting Workshop at the Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Ave. Hartford CT
Registration is $40 and is available at or by calling 860-247-0998
Bring your guitar and a song or two that you'd like to work on. 
Please forward to anyone who might be interested.


Roberta Friedman:  “Break: in / through / out”
New work on paper and canvas: exploration and experimentation :  
transition/looking back / looking forward
November 5-29, 2015 Artist’s Reception on Sunday, November 8, 2-5 pm
Closing reception: Sunday, November 29, 2-4 pm Gallery hours:  Thursday to Sunday, noon- 4:00 pm and by appointment
City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven
203-782-2489 or 203-605-3779