March 27, 2015

Food - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

March 27-May 10, 2015
Spectrum Gallery 61 Main Street, Centerbrook CT
Spectrum Gallery presents paintings, collage, wall hanging and sculpture, as well as photography depicting food - both delicious and unappetizing! The Store offers a variety of distinctive pottery, home décor, servingware, jewelry, knitwear and fine accessories.

Artist: Afarin Rahmanifar
Born in Iran, Afarin Rahmanifar's work is shaped by the intersecting points of eastern and western cultures. 
She specializes in painting and mixed media and in Persian miniature illustration. Her show, "Unraveling Stories: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Female Identities," looks at the ironic female myths of Genie, Shahrzad adn Barbie. This event is the culmination of Girlcott 2015.
Exhibition Run: March 26 - May 1, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm
Information: 860-310-2580.
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. in Hartford, until May

"Signed, Sealed and Delivered"

 Saturday, March 28th, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us for Wine & Hors D'Oeuvres $35 per person

Add $100 to your ticket, get a 10" x 10" original work of art

Two Ways to Collect
4" x 6" original works of art
$50 each,  buy 3, get the 4th free 
Or Enter Our Raffle
10" x 10" works of art on wood panels to be raffled off during the evening.
Tickets are limited.

On Sunday, March 29th, remaining selections of the artwork will be available for sale in the galleries, which will be open to the public from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 203-966-9700 ext. 22

 Silvermine Arts Center | 203-966-9700 | |
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
"Red Balloon" by A. Balkun in progress for SSD show

 INTIMATIONS runs March 26 through May 17 at the Clare Gallery in Hartford. 
 A reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

DaSilva Gallery 
899 Whalley Ave. New Haven Ct. 06515
will be host to a showing of 

Constance LaPalombara "Place"
*March 29th - April 30th *
Artist reception on Sunday,  March 29th 2-5pm.

Save The Date - Friday, April 3, 2015
Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present abstract works by
Sara Abalan
April 3 - May 30, 2015

Join us for the opening reception Friday, April 3, 2015 from 5pm-8pm.
This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Please contact the gallery with any questions. 

Reynolds Fine Art
96 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Call for entry:

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
Juried Exhibition: June 19 - August 2, 2015
Enter online until April 10 or carry in June 14 & 15.
Complete exhibition information and all entry forms on our web site:

All fine arts media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, fabric. More than $3400 in total Awards and Active Sales. 

Exhibition Gallery: Mystic Arts Center Gallery (9 Water Street, Mystic CT).

Art for AIDS 2015 Artist Registration Form

Dear artists, On Saturday, June 6, 2015, AIDS Connecticut (ACT) will hold our annual Art for AIDS fundraiser at Hartford ArtSpace. We are recruiting up to 100 artists to again participate in this event. The funds will benefit ACT and a portion will go to ACT’s Endowment Fund: The Richard B. Fried Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. 
Here's how it will work: ACT will provide each artist with a 12" x 12" canvas (limit of three canvases per artist). Canvases will be ready for pick up at Jerry’s Artarama in West Hartford starting on April 4, 2015 (please don't try to pick them up before then). Artists will create art on the 12" x 12" canvases and deliver them to ArtSpace on Thursday, June 4 from 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. Alternatively, they can be delivered to ACT at 110 Bartholomew Ave, Suite 3050 in Hartford anytime before June 4. Please call Wendy before you come (860) 402-8790. We can arrange art pick ups if needed - just give us notice ASAP.
The 12" x 12" works will be direct donations to ACT. However, for each 12" x 12" canvas donated, the artist will be able to show one of their existing artworks (size 4' x 5' max per piece), that can be available for sale in the exhibit. Artists will receive 90% of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces, while ACT will receive 10%.

to register and more info:

 AIDS Connecticut (ACT)
110 Bartholomew Ave., Ste 3050
Hartford, CT 06106-2251
(860) 247-2437 x320 (860)402-8790 (Cell)

The 10th Annual Crossing the Bridge Juried Exhibition

Works in all medias are accepted for this juried show. We're proud to have D. Samuel Quigley, Director of the Lyman Museum, as this year's guest juror.

The concept of Crossing the Bridge is an attempt to get people out for art and out of their comfort zone.  In Southeastern Connecticut, everyone's excuse for not getting out to local events many times comes back to the bridges and rivers that divide our towns. This exhibition is an attempt to get people to cross the bridge literally as well as to motivate artists to become involved on our side of the river. It is an opportunity for new artists from across other bridges to get involved with the exciting things happening at the Hygienic Galleries and in downtown New London. Every year we have a different juror. Every Juror looks for different things so it is always interesting to see what makes the cut. We hope you'll consider submitting your work for consideration.  
More Info
Receiving Dates: 
Thursday, April 16, Noon-3pm; Friday, April 17, Noon– 5pm; Saturday, April 18, Noon– 5pm

Entry fees: 
$15 for single entry; $25 for two entries; $30 for three entries 

HYGIENIC ART | 79 Bank Street | New London, Connecticut 06320 |


Deadline for Submissions: April 13, 2015
For details and online entry visit:

11th Annual 
A competitive international gallery exhibit open to works of any media, limited only by size. Works (not including frames or other standard presentation devices) must be no larger than 7" in height, width, or depth.
Submission deadline: April 13, 2015
For details and to enter online visit:

email with any questions

March 19, 2015

C O L O R !
 works by Suzan Scott

After a Long, Cold, Dreary Winter ~ Come See Color!
Welcome Spring ~ Friday, March 20th ~ our Spring Equinox

Join me for a 'Meet the Artist' evening & Wine Tasting event at 

West Side Wines & Spirits in West Hartford, on Friday, March 20th, 5-8pm.

West Side Wines & Spirits
10 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 
phone: 860.233.1241

Store Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am-8pm,
Saturday: 9am - 8pm, 
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
For more information, contact:

 Photo above was shot at Jim Felice Studios  "The Palace Guards Are Sleeping" is the title for this installation and also the sculpture in the foreground.  The wall pieces from left are "Looking To The Western Sky", and on right  "Where Grey Gulls Fly".  All work by Jim Felice.
These works are included in Pop Up Art  - Westport Artist Collective, Westport Arts Center 

Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Ave.
Westport Ct
203 222 7070

MARCH 20- APRIL 11, 2015 / 15 ARTISTS
5-8 PM
Del-Bourree Bach "Dinner Date"      
Experience signs of spring with the artists and join us for wine and 
hors d'oeuvres this Friday, March 20.
Susan Powell Fine Art
(203) 318-0616
679 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Luis Landa
 Artist in Residence from Honduras
Opening Reception & Artists Talk
Missing Data"
 Saturday, March 21, 6:00 8:00 P.M.

March 21   April 18
  Landa will show a body of work that has been entirely created during his time living in New London. It has been a totally  interesting experience for him to be able to perceive how winter could interfere in our perception of reality and our every day life. It's his first time facing lower temperatures, blizzards and perceiving time in a particular way. Additionally he is working in New London’s Arts Magnet Schools with first graders as part of Expressiones  partnership with New London School’s Arts Pathway. This is an amazing experience, collaboration and cultural exchange for the children, teachers and artists. Luis has been  also working with our New London children at The Drop in Learning Center. Luis Landa lives and works in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. An economist, Luis worked in a large national bank in Tegucigalpa. As a self-taught artist his approach to art is through painting and  a range of pictorial and graphics such as etching, collage and screen printing techniques.  However, the process of discovery and research has led him to expand experimentation to include sculpture and audiovisual languages. Among the most recent activities he have participated in was "RAPTORS," an artist-in-residence program in Diriamba, Nicaragua in December 2014.

William Baczek Fine Arts
Solo Exhibition

Open through April 25.
Opening reception, Saturday, March 21  5 - 7 pm.

William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of oil paintings by renowned artist, Scott Prior.  The exhibition features twenty-one new and recent oil paintings of a variety of subjects. The exhibition opens today and will be on exhibit until Saturday, April 25. The public is invited to an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, March 21 from 5 - 7 pm. This exhibition will run concurrently 
with Susan Mikula - Polaroids.
 The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5,  Thursday Saturday, 10 - 8 and Sundays from 12 - 5. 
36 Main Street       Northampton MA  01060      413-587-9880

Mental Illness is Not Black and White, by artist Lori Racicot-Burrous 
Opening Saturday, March 21st
"On Poetry and Painting"
Poet, Painter Gray Jacobik
Saturday March 28th
Members are Free!
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 06107


Joyce Kozloff. If I Were a Botanist: the Journey (detail), 2014. Mixed media and collage on canvas, 54 x 361 inches.

Opening Thursday, March 26, 6-8 pm

Joyce Kozloff: Maps + Patterns

This exhibition of new mixed media work synthesizes Kozloff’s interest in the meaning of maps with the forms of the Pattern and Decoration painting she pioneered in the 1970s. Spurred by recent travel along the silk route, Kozloff has returned for the first time to the Islamic star patterns that structured her early art. 

DC Moore Gallery
212 247 2111


IMAGE: Details of work by Blinn Jacobs, Suzan Shutan, Alison Walsh.  
March 28 through April 25

in the A-Space Gallery at West Cove

String Theory:
Sculpture by Blinn Jacobs, Suzan Shutan, and Alison Walsh

Curated by Stephen Vincent Kobasa
Opening reception Saturday, March 28, 4 -6 p.m.
West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut
by chance or by appointment
phone 203-500-0268

March 13, 2015

Lucky for you, there's art!

William Baczek Fine Arts

Final Week

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 - 8 and Sundays from 12 - 5.             413-587-9880 

Prizewinners of Box Pot: The Contained Container 
March 13 - April 4, 2015 
Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 5 to 7 pm

Strati di Memoria, Layers of Memory
March 13 - April 13, 2015

How would you contain a container? And why? In 2014, juror Garth Clark posed those questions to artists across the country and selected fourteen to offer answers in our National Juried Show -- Box Pot: The Contained Container.

Join us this Friday, March 13, to see new work from the prizewinners of that exhibition:
Thomas Edwards (Prizewinner), Jeremy Brooks (Honorable Mention) and Sarah Fagan & Daniel Granias (Honorable Mention). Also, take this opportunity to meet the artist! During the opening, Thomas Edwards will speak about his work and process. 

Concurrent with the Prizewinners Show, the Creative Works Gallery features an exhibition of paintings by New Haven architect, Barry Svigals -- Strati di Memoria, Layers of Memory.
The Prizewinners Show is generously sponsored by People's United Bank.

 MATRIX @ 40
The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of MATRIX, our changing series of contemporary art exhibitions. MATRIX was created in 1975 by museum director James Elliott and his team including curator Andrea Miller-Keller, sculptor Tony Smith, and former curator Samuel Wagstaff, Jr.  

We invite you to celebrate this momentous occasion with us throughout the year! Visit the new Post-War and Contemporary art galleries, which focus especially on works by MATRIX artists; check out the MATRIX exhibition timeline on view in the Connections Gallery, also available online here; and join us for special programs listed below. 

Sunday, March 15, noon 
Gallery Talk: Behind the Scenes in MATRIX 
Former contemporary art curator Andrea Miller-Keller shares insights on our MATRIX exhibition series. Free with admission.

Meditation and the Brain
Science on Screen pairs feature films with riveting talks by innovative scientists!

Join us on Monday, March 16 at 7 PM for a screening of Free the Mind. We'll be joined by David Vago - an associate psychologist in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and instructor at Harvard Medical School. Yeah - we're pretty sure he knows his stuff!

Before the film, David will explain how meditation can physically alter the structure of the brain, helping to relieve psychiatric disorders.

Tickets are on sale now!

 Hartford Prints Presents:

 Hartford Prints! · 56 Arbor Street · Suite 220 · Hartford, CT 06106

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

Kevin Van Aelst | Photography

on view: March 16 - March 29, 2015
art reception  Saturday, March 21,  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)
 "Dream of Vissen en Vogel" 2014


Call for Artists:

Dear Artists
 Attached is the prospectus for an extraordinary exhibition coming to the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art,
In the Fall (2015). The exact dates are Sept. 11th – Oct. 24th.
This is an international traveling exhibition entitled Water, Water Paean to a Vanishing Resource.
In addition to the international films and videos, this exhibition will include 2 & 3 dimensional work of regional artist, selected through a juried process. All mediums except films or videos will be considered. 
This is a unique opportunity to be part of an environmentally significant, monumental exhibition.
More exhibition details are in the attached document, along with a form for submitting work if you are interested.
Beginning June 1st, you may submit one or two works for consideration. All work must be submitted digitally along with the form provided. All Artists MUST hand deliver (and retrieve) their ACCEPTED work during the designated times and dates and all work must be ready for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). (This information is included on the attached form)
NO EXCEPTIONS. No work will be accepted by mail.
There will also be an evening of readings scheduled during this time, led by local poets and writers.
In addition to the attachment, you can check out more details about this traveling exhibition at the websites below.
With Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource, a touring new-media exhibition, the exhibition organizers aim to engage various creative endeavors that consider the world’s water crises. Thus, they've introduced this poetry, short prose and art blog. Most are contemporary works. Please click on to read and view the growing collection.


Register for our next event

Wednesday, April 8 from 6:00-8:00pm


Please register if you plan on attending as a guest, $20 fee payable upon arrival.


Artists who want to share their talent in meaningful ways 

   Community members who want help support creative projects 

Grants will be awarded! 

How it works:  The Golden Thread Gallery invites artists who are interested in creating all types of community art projects to present a proposal at a dinner event. We also invite community members to attend our dinner for a fifteen dollar donation. The artists are required to do a written proposal and submit it ahead of time so we can make copies for everyone. When people pay their money they get a packet of proposals and a little slip of paper to vote with.  Artists will present their community art project, all attendees will vote and the artist with the most votes will get the proceeds from the dinner to create the community project. If needed, public approvals must be in place to receive funding.

What it does:   Spark events provide instant seed money for artists who have a well-planned art project that would be beneficial to the community or community members. Painting classes, dance classes, public exhibits, murals, classes, and concerts all have been funded across the country through events such as this.
When:  January 28, 2015 & April 8, 2015
Cost for attendees: $20.00
All proceeds will be gifted to winning art project!
Lite dinner will be provided
Winning art project must provide follow up report upon completion of project.

Questions? Email us:

Columbus Day Weekend October 10-11
Madison Connecticut Town Green

Local and regional artists working in all media are invited to join the 2015 Outdoor Annual Arts Festival Weekend. Participants may also submit work for a 6-week show at
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store in Centerbrook, CT. (September 25 - November 8)
  • 100 exhibition spaces available on the Green
  • Limited space per medium
  • $70 participation fee per artist
  • Group rates available, maximum 3 per space
  • Submission Deadline: September 10
Festival Weekend Schedule
Saturday, Oct.10 (9:30-5pm) | Sunday, Oct. 11 (12-5pm)
NEW! Rain Date: Monday, Oct. 12 (10-5pm)

Questions? Call( 860) 663-5593 or email

Parallel Migrations by Anne Dushanko Dobek, I-Park 2007 
I-Park is pleased to announce an experimental, onsite
6 composers will be selected to join ensemble mise-en music director Moon Young Ha and 6 of the ensemble musicians in an intimate, immersive residency at I-Park. The program will encourage collaborative exchanges of ideas and inspiration and enrich the traditional creative process involved in bringing a music project from concept to concert.
Participants will be provided with lodging, studio/rehearsal space, a meal program and staff support during their stay at I-Park. The program will culminate in a series of 3 concerts, including a final one in New York City.
Residency Dates: August 16 to 24, 2015
Application Deadline: Thursday April 2, 2015
Application Fee: $30.00 (USD) 
I-Park, 428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, 860.873.2468 Mailing Address: I-Park Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 508, Plantsville, CT 06479