December 10, 2014

Washington Art Association will be participating in Holiday in the Depot, an
annual celebration sponsored by the Washington Business Association in honor
of the season on Friday December 12 from 6 to 8 pm.

For the festivities: a booksigning of WAA¹s recently released Art & Food, a collection of art & recipes from nearly 100 Washington Art Association members. Cookbook author Susan
Purdy, former fashion designer Linda Allard, and ceramist Elizabeth
MacDonald, will be on hand for the evening to sign.

And, for Friday night only, we are inviting all children, 12 and under, to
pick a balloon.  Inside each balloon will be a hidden tag with a surprise $
value attached, which they can then use to purchase a gift from a select
group of items.

The gallery is located at 4 Bryan Plaza will be open for the season from
Tuesday through Saturday loam to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm.

All proceeds from the sale support the Washington Art Association.  For information or
directions, please call 860-868-2878

Kimberly Cannon and Cheryl Grayson present...
Holiday Pop-up Market this Saturday
DECEMBER 13, 2014 - 1000:00 - 4:00pm
77 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105
First 10 Customers Free Gifts
Free Parking - Delicious Yummy Appetizers and Desserts
New and Returning Artists
Chris London
Jackie Bright
TL Brooks
Aisha Kishilli Miller
Marcia Little Clark
Kelly Taylor
Linda Jones
Recina Reynolds
Anil Deonarineine
Kimberly Cannon

Orbital  2014

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

Terrence Lavin | Sculpture

on view: December 8 - December 20, 2014
art reception  Saturday, December 13, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

Treat yourself or a loved one to a new piece of locally crafted fine jewelry from
The Silver Web Collection  
50% discount on select 14k gold and sterling silver pieces
specializing in remounts and repairs

There is still time order that custom piece  for your special someone

Visit the Gallery to see Rachel Girshick's timeless and elegant designs on the following days:

December 11
11 - 5:00 pm
December 12
11 - 5:00 pm
December 13
12 - 5:00 pm
December 21
12 - 4:00 pm
December 22
11 - 5:00 pm
December 23
11 - 5:00 pm 

The Art Guild of Middletown Members Art Show
which will be held at Portland Library on Freestone Avenue in 
Portland beginning December 5th. Do come, view the art and 
buy that special piece of art that catches your eye.

The Opening Reception hosted by the Friends of Portland Library 
will be December 13th from 2 pm to 4 pm.This will be a wonderful 
time for you to meet the artists, vote for your favorite piece of art to 
receive the People's Choice Award and buy that favorite piece of art
 as a special gift for your family member, friend or yourself!

The show will continue until January 17th. It will be open during 
library hours: Mon-Wed 10 am- 8 pm. Thurs: 12-6 pm. Fri and 
Sat 10 am- 5 pm.

Suzan Scott Open Studio: 
Open Studio Holiday Hours:  Sunday December 14th, 1-5pm and by appointment. Come by and see the latest work to come out of my new home/studio here in the Northwest hills! 
I've relocated to 387 South Street, 3rd floor, in Litchfield CT. New location, new work, new explorations, new look. The light is different here. The views are magnificent and I am re-inspired, working from a new perspective with new vistas and new perceptions!
Already there are many new pieces, recently completed, and others still in process. There is a good selection of finished works, on paper and on canvas, framed and unframed, as well as a year's worth of Vitamin A smallworks to view.
Would love to see you on December 14th, 1-5pm. Viewing hours by appointment also, you are welcome to come by the studio at your convenience, simply call or message or email me to set up a time to stop in and view the work.


On display during normal Library hours, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday.



EMERGING ARTISTS 2015, Deadline (extended) December 13, 2014
Annual Open International Competition For Limner Gallery exhibition,
Solo show and Direct Art print awards

SlowArt Productions
Limner Gallery
123 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Open Call for Artists, Sculptors, Photographers, and Artisans
Easton Arts Council, PO Box 142 Easton, CT 06612, seeks original
Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Artisan entries for its
Annual Art Show January 15 - February 27,2015 at the Easton Public
Library 691 Morehouse Rd.. Entry deadline is January 10. Download entry
forms at Inquiries:<> 
or call (203) 374-0705 and (203) 261-0175.

Achieve the Career You Imagine!
Apply Now to Make.Art.Work. 2015!
January - June 2015

Make.Art.Work. is a comprehensive career training program created for the working artist. Learn essential creative business and entrepreneurial skills alongside your peers in a supportive, cooperative environment through lessons, assignments and coaching. Complete your training by collaborating with fellow artists to curate a group exhibition in your region. The program, open to Connecticut visual artists and runs from January to June 2015 in monthly three-hour evening sessions in Fairfield, Hartford or New Haven counties. Join the cohort of artists in your community! Monthly sessions for the New Haven cohort will be held at Artspace.
Visit for dates and details.
For more information visit  

And on the road with the Balkun Brothers:


December 2, 2014

December Blitz

Grab some cocoa and settle in for the list, lots of great stuff to fill your long winter days...

You are invited to my show opening at ArtWalk this Friday evening, join in the festivities for a 'touchable' exhibit  :)


Paint & Stone
Karen Green Recor
Rod Recor

-Opening Reception-
December 5th, 5-8pm

December 5th - January 31st 

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Paint & Stone. This exhibition will be featuring the artwork of Karen Green Recor and Rod Recor.  Both artists are local to New Haven county and will be featuring their works at the gallery from December 5th through January 31st. The artist reception is from 5-8pm on December 5th.

In addition, an excellent lineup of musicians will be playing on both days of Open Studios. Grammy award winner, Joseph Firecrow will be playing his beautifully alluring Native American music from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Bill Benson, winner of Northwest Idol 2013, will be playing on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. and Eric Paradine will be playing on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
Whiting Mills | 210 Holabird Ave, Winsted, CT 06098 | 860.738.2240 |

Artisan's Trunk Show December 6, 10:00-5:00
Silvermine School of Art Holiday Sale
December 6, 10:00-5:00 & December 7, 1:00-5:00

All purchases this weekend will be tax-free!

The Holiday Sale and Artisan's Trunk Show are wonderful opportunities to purchase unique, hand crafted gifts. At the Trunk Show, you will find work by artists from throughout the Northeast, including scarves, jewelry, hand-made bags, glass, and ceramic vases. This event is one day only: Saturday, December 6 from 10:00-5:00. The one-of-kind items make spectacular gifts! As an added bonus, the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. The featured artists are: Joie Jager (jewelry); Leslie Giuliani (handmade scarves); Amanda Gundy (glass); Deborah Crichton (handmade bags); Brooklyn Slate Company (cheese boards and coasters); Mara Sfara (jewelry); and Sarah Healy (jewelry).

The Holiday Sale will be held in the School on Saturday, December 6, 10:00-5:00 and Sunday, December 7, 1:00-5:00. It will showcase work from Silvermine's distinguished faculty, many of whom are recognized masters in silversmithing, ceramics, and fine jewelry. The Sale will also include paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and wearable art. A portion of the proceeds from the holiday sale supports the School of Art Children's Scholarship Fund.
Silvermine Arts Center | 203-966-9700 | |
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

The Art of Andres Chaparro


35 Central St. (former Train Station)
Windsor, CT

I will be offering my Jazz inspired Canvas Paintings, Smaller Original Framed Artwork, Giclee Prints, Poster Prints, Coffee Mugs, 2015 Calendars, Jazz T-Shirts, Mouse Pads, & Post Cards.  

Happy Holidays!


William Baczek Fine Arts is proud to announce our sixth year participating in Aqua Art Miami.
We will be in room 114 at the Aqua Hotel in South Beach, Miami.
Exhibiting artists:

Stanley Bielen
Tim de Christopher
Gina Kamentsky
Anne Lilly
Travis Louie
Susan Mikula
Scott Prior
Carrie Seid
Brad Woodfin

Happy Holidays from the Courtyard Gallery!
There is no better place to begin your holiday celebrating than with us at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic's Hidden Treasure! We are all decked out and ready to welcome you to "Art for you Heart and Home", our winter and holiday show, featuring work from over 40 painters and sculptors. As most of you know, the Courtyard is known for showing original paintings and sculpture in a wide range of style and subject matters, as well as price range!

We hope you'll join us as we usher in the holidays with a festive opening reception on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 3-6 PM.
As always. many of the artists will be on hand and there will be plenty of food and drink, and the incomparable Mark Taber on the baby grand.
We will be open every day except Wednesdays in December - opening at 11:00 AM.

I delivered a carload of work to the library yesterday and was reminded just how beautiful the space is. What a treasure in northwestern Connecticut! 

SOLO show at the Norfolk Library in Norfolk, CT, from December 6-January 7, 2015. 

The exhibit will include paintings, woodcuts, and bas reliefs. (The library is not set up to accommodate sculptures.)  

OPENING Reception is this Sunday, December 7, from 4:00-6:00pm.

The library is open 7 days a week.  

Happy Holidays and may peace prevail on Earth,


November 19, 2014

Holiday happenings - art and music!

Sunday, November 23, 2-4 p.m
Joe Nicorici, Clubhouse Gallery
2014 CT+6 Best of Show winner

Crafts & Small Works Sale, Saltbox Gallery
Join us this Sunday, November 23 from 2-4 p.m.
for the opening for both exhibits. 

Free & open to the public.

Support local artists. Art makes great presents!

(860) 231-8019 | 37 Buena Vista Road

 Jillian Barber, "Red Dragon" ceramic sculpture
There's no polar vortex at the Courtyard! Things continue heating up during Red Hot November!
This Sunday, November 23, we hope you'll join us and the friendly Red Dragon for a very special afternoon of art, poetry and music, not to mention wine, cider and lots goodies!

We'll begin with libations and our own Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grand at 3:00PM.
A dozen Red Hot poets have made their choices and at 4:00PM they will read their new works, each inspired by one of the 45 works of art included in our current show, Red Hot, Variations on a Theme. No two writers can chose the same piece and the artists do not know they have been chosen until Sunday!
You'll have until 5:00PM to cast your votes for your favorite painting or sculpture for the People's Choice Awards, which will be presented shortly thereafter. It promises to be an exciting afternoon, so don't miss the chance to be a part of it!

We are proud to continue our Red Hot November Salons on Sunday Nov. 30 with a book launch for Richard Harteis' new memoir WMD. We hope you'll join us for another exciting afternoon, Richard will read selections from the book, which even includes a bit here and there about the Courtyard Gallery! As usual the Salon will begin at 3:00 and the reading will begin at 4:00.

The gallery will be closed on Wed and Thurs November 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving, but stay tuned for lots of exciting events coming up soon. We'll send out a full schedule of December events next week!
Courtyard Art Gallery
12 Water St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

(860) 536-5059

If you missed Open Studio Weekend, please come visit the Group Show representing one piece from almost every artist. ArtSpace Gallery, 555 Asylum Street, Hartford.

Thurs & Fri 11/20 & 21, Noon-2pm and 5-7
Saturday 11/21, Noon-5

Let's enjoy this season with an exhibition that explores celebration,  love and  family life!

Expressiones Cultural Center is pleased to present Argentinian Artist Juan Balaguer’s second solo exhibit at Expressiones. At this time, The Argentinian artist, from Rosario, is involved in lectures and workshops that benefit our public schools and local colleges. In addition, he is developing a series of lectures as well as workshops.
Balaguer will show a collection of his most recent artwork which has previously been shown  in Rosario, Argentina, his hometown. This series is large-size canvases that play with scenes from everyday life and a tension between the intimacy and private view and the public exposure of those scenes, creating a visual, singular language and at the same time, unique. 
84 Bank St. - New London - CT 06320 - Phone: (860)-501-9ART(278) -
Hours: Fridays: 2:00PM to 6:00PM -  Saturdays: 10.30AM to 4.00PM – By Appointments.

 Come to ourCandlelight Celebration ! Friday, November 21, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join us for our very special 40th Anniversary Candlelight evening, celebrating the beginning of the holiday season. This is a night that welcomes you to the Farmington Valley Arts Center at its best. You will find 20 studios and galleries, sparkling with new and wonderful works of art, as well as complimentary appetizing food and drinks along the way.
Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane, Avon Connecticut

 The Internet Cat Video Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos! Originated by the Walker Art Center, the festival is a gathering of fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips - from six second Vines to short films and everything in between - in a social environment.

We're bringing the collection to RAW to coincide with The Cats-in-Residence Program!

There will be three matinee screenings:
Saturday, November 22 at 1:40 PM
Saturday, November 29 time TBD
Saturday, December 6 time TBD