May 20, 2015

More for May

Thanks to the creative folks at the Nice Niche, my work is featured in this weeks visual essay:

The Nice Niche Presents

Anita Balkun, Artist
West Hartford, Connecticut

This week on repurposed into narrative installations...

"...The presence of these collected artifacts in her creative process recalls associations to a sense of place, identity and history. The artwork articulates the quiet beauty, grace and playfulness discovered within the transformation of familiar objects..." >>read more>>

Coming to the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery:

THE MARY PAINTINGS: Expressions of the Divine Feminine
by: Catherine Steinberg — Participating Artist in the Shoreline Arts Trail Opening Reception: Sunday, May 31st, 2:00
-4:00 pm
Exhibit dates: 5/31—7/31

The Mary Paintings are aspects of the Divine Feminine that were conceived by Catherine Steinberg through dreams and shamanic journey work from January thru June, 2011. They were inspired by reading about Mary Magdalene and her work with women in psychotherapy and expressive arts. Catherine believes that the Divine Feminine is revealing Herself more and more at this time to support the evolution of consciousness and the energetic alignment of our planet so that we, both men and women, can develop to our highest potential for the greater good and live in universal harmony, peace and love.

Mercy by the Sea supports art as the creative expression of the human spirit. Catherine Steinberg will offer a workshop on Shamanic Painting on Saturday, June 13th. To register, for this program and to see all our offerings, visit Mercy by the Sea’s website
The Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery exhibits established and emerging local and regional painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists who express through their art a powerful connection to creation in all its forms and that engages conversation, learning, spirituality and growth. The newly renovated gallery is fully accessible and conveniently located just inside the main entrance to Mercy Center. All are welcome to explore the gallery and artwork during our regular business hours.

Join us for the opening of our next vibrant show at Spectrum Gallery, presenting drawings, paintings, bronze sculpture, bird carvings, botanical art as well as fabric,stained glass and photography of our natural world. The Artisan Store offers a variety of distinctive pottery and ceramics, serving ware, home décor, jewelry, and fiber art accessories. Meet participating artists and enjoy light refreshments.
Open Reception Friday, May 22 (6:30-9pm)
Spectrum Gallery   61 Main Street, Centerbrook   (860) 767-0742

of Kimberly Cannon's Book!
10:00am - 5:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 28, 5-7p.m.
Experience the cathartic artworks of ten visual artists from the Veterans Art Foundation in this new exhibition, "Healing through the Arts." From mixed media to photography, the artists use visual art to cope with the traumas of war, improve self-esteem, and connect with others. Meet with the artists over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at the opening reception on May 28 from 5 to 7p.m.
The exhibition is on display through July 17. For more information, visit 

100 Pearl Street | P.O. Box 231436
Hartford, CT 06123-1436

Spring Volunteers Day and Evening Illuminations
May 23, 2015
Volunteers Day 9am - 3pm
Illuminations Reception and Trail Walk - 7:30pm
Spring Volunteers Day - 9am - 3pm
Share part of your day with us and help with trails maintenance. I-Park's system of art/nature trails is an important resource that's made available to our artists and visiting guests. After our long, miserable winter, there's much need for the picking-up and chipping-up of downed limbs, safety improvements and other upgrades. We especially want the trails to be in tip-top condition for our upcoming OPEN Studios | Open Trails, June 7, which coincides with Connecticut Trails Day. No particular technical expertise or super-strenuous activity is required. Lunch is on us!

Spring Illuminations - 7:30pm
Join us for an intimate evening at I-Park. We'll begin with a wine and cheese reception in the main courtyard. As the sun sets, select trails and art installations will be illuminated - and we'll set out for a guided tour of I-Park Noir. A suggested donation, fully tax deductible, of $10 per person would be appreciated. All donations help us to continue providing fully-funded residencies to artists from around the world. The I-Park Foundation a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

We especially hope our Saturday morning volunteers
will return for the evening festivities.



 South Of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA) is pleased to announce that the 16th annual SONYA Art Walk will take place on the weekend of May 30th and 31st, 2014.

The SONYA Art Walk is a self-guided tour of fine arts studios and other art venues in four of Brooklyn’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Maps will be available at our information hubs and via the SONYA ArtWalk 2015 app.

About the SONYA Art Walk:
• Over 50 artists in the most evocative neighborhoods of Brooklyn will be opening their studio doors! Get a voyeuristic view of the elegant brownstones of Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, to the warehouses and lofts around the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
• Workshops and live events will take place at participating merchant spaces as well as outdoors at Putnam Triangle and Fowler Square.

Artist Opportunities:

Two New Artist Opportunities for Mills Pond House Gallery

1. 34th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition "Dualities" at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Entry deadline June 15. Exhibit Dates August 8-August 30. Jurors: Melanie and Michelle Craven, co-owners/directors of Tilt Gallery of Photography.  Open to local and national artists.

2. 37th Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition " Power & Strength in Art" at the Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY. Exhibit dates June 27 – July 22, 2015.   Entry deadline May 22. Open to local and national artists. 
Juror: David H. Reuss.

My name is Mark Whalen and I am the new Director of Art on Groton Bank.
Many of you have participated in this event in the past and I would like to invite you to join us this year. For those of you who have not participated in the past I issue a warm welcome and also invite you to join us this year.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 10AM till 4PM, on the grounds of the  beautiful Bill Memorial Library which is in the historic Groton Bank area of the City of Groton.
Plans are in place to make this years art show bigger and better than ever. There will be regional restaurants offering food for sale, a live radio broadcast by WBMW, book signings, walking tours of Groton Bank and Thames St lead by several local historians, open house at the nearby Ft Griswold State Park, live music by the Coast Guard Bands jazz ensemble, and more.
This will surely be a very lively  fun filled community event.
Please visit our website for more information and a link to sign up:
We are only charging a flat fee of $45.00 for the day and tents are available on a first come basis. Another new feature this year will be an emerging artists tent, fee of $25.00. For qualifications please  contact
You may also contact me at or call me at 860 367-3223.
All participants that sign up will be included in our print and social media advertising campaign.
Thank you,


May 15, 2015


golden thread gallery logo

May 16th- June 27th
Opening Saturday May 16th
7-8:30 pm

The Greenwoods are hosting this even:

Saturday, May 16,
from 4:00pm - 12am.
Dave Hurley, owner of the building pictured below, is donating the use of the entire 2nd floor space = 9000 sq. ft. 

Each of the artists is donating one piece of our work to a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to "
Save the Children."
 Other artwork will be for sale as well.

The theme for the show is "Sensuality" 

Live music starts at 6:00pm and will go until midnight!
Tickets are a mere $10.
There will be a full cash bar to purchase your favorite form of spirits.

There will be 3 bands performing reggae, blues, soul, funk, R&B, rock, and a special guest singer.

"Main Squeeze" -  wall piece,
22" x 15" x 7.5",
 resin, fiberglass, wire, & acrylic
by Pamela Hochstetter

Where in Connecticut can you see fine artwork, dance till your feet are sore, and benefit children in need all in one space?? 

The ADDRESS: 37 Greenwoods Road, New Hartford, CT 06757
Got questions? 860-738-9464


Currently at Miss Porter's School in the Gilbert Gallery in Main Building's Dining Hall through June 5
  paintings by Rita Baragona 
At the heart of my art is an awareness of the spiritual timelessness dancing within constant change. Flowers are beautiful and also short-lived. Ocean waves tumble so fast. No matter what I look at, my connection with nature is being fed, fueling further visual sensing, loving and understanding. It is a delight for me to be fully present painting from nature.

The exhibition may be viewed by appointment.
860 409-3701 or 860 418-9557

Thomas Stavovy, Edge Forms, Etching, 8" x 9", 2009

The Answer is Dark:
Selections from the Artspace Flatfile Collection

May 15 - July 3

Opening Reception:
May 15 from 5-8pm
Curated by Claudia Cron.
Artists include: Debra Baxter & Margot Quan, Dana Cohen, J.P.Culligan , William Downs, James Duval, Alan Neider, Fehti Meghelli, Alan Neider, Thomas Stavovy and Jonathan Waters.  Learn more
This exhibition is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation. 
Artspace New Haven
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510

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

Kira Leigh | Paintings

on view: May 11 - May 24, 2015
art reception  Saturday, May 16  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

 Artist Lecture Series

Cheryl Kelley –
A conversation with the artist
The artist will discuss major points in her artistic development as well as the paintings in the foundation's collection. She recently completed twenty-one highly detailed paintings of vintage cars from the 1950s which scouted in car shows, private car auctions and other exclusive places.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Seven Bridges Foundation

Gallery 2

71 North Porchuck Road

Greenwich, Connecticut 06831


Seating is limited

Please rsvp

Artist Opportunities:
The Art Corridor of St Raphael's Hospital in New Haven is looking for art work to show...They have a review committee and a calendar. Please email your work to by July 1st, 2015.
Yale New Haven Hospital
Art Corridor @ Saint Raphael campus
Chapel Street-New Haven
Sponsored by Yale New Haven Auxiliary

Yale New Haven Hospital’s Auxiliary seeks Connecticut artists to exhibit their work in 2016 in the “The Art Corridor” at Saint Raphael campus. The exhibit changes monthly. Accepted media includes: painting, photography, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, pastel, framed textile, wall hung sculpture, and stained glass. Artists may submit via email 2-5 jpg images (72 dpi with a maximum of 900 pixels on the long side) of their work for committee selection. 

Artwork Requirements: All art must be prepared with wire to hang securely on the hospital’s picture hanging system. Pricing should not exceed $1,000 but higher priced works will be considered.

Sales will be managed by Yale New Haven Hospital’s Auxiliary. A commission of 25% will be retained by the YNHH to help fund Auxiliary programs, which support patients, families and the community. Examples are: Toy Closet (every child discharged from the hospital receives a toy of their choice); $500,000 to Smilow Cancer Hospital;  $1,000,000 for the Musculoskeletal Center and OB/ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit projects; free Health Education lectures by YNHH physicians. To learn more about the mission of the Auxiliary, visit
Please email your work to by July 1st, 2015. 

"AITP", a juried show, will feature original painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, illustration, handmade jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media and more.
Sunday, June 7th 10am-4pm
Center Memorial Park Manchester

Artist Booth Fee Only $60
For more information or to apply, go to
or contact Cynthia Bulaong, Event Coordinator,  -  860-560-1100

Benefiting Imagine Main Street & Young @ Art,
Non-profit 501 (C) 3 organizations
For Sponsorship Opportunities, Please contact the Event Coordinator

Art Guild of Middletown: Exhibition 2015, the Guild’s 12th annual juried art show, will be held from June 08th to June 20rd at the Zilkha South Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University on 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut.

We invite artists from Connecticut and beyond to showcase their work and we invite members of our local community and surrounding communities to take the opportunity to see and buy the works of fine art created by these artists.

You are invited to our opening reception which is Saturday, June 13th from 7pm to 9pm at the Zilkha Gallery. Here you will have the opportunity to meet the artists, members of the Guild and fellow supporters of the visual arts that include many members of the Greater Middletown business and civic community. If you wish, you will also have the opportunity to buy many of the works of art that that you will see.

This annual fundraising event is not the work of one or two people. It could not take place if it were not for the generosity of the administration of Wesleyan University, the artists whose creative works are so appreciated, the many members of Art Guild of Middletown who volunteer their time and effort to help organize and bring to fruition this wonderful event and the many supporters of the arts who contribute to and attend our exhibitions.

Feel free to contact  with questions.    

We look forward to seeing you at the Reception

At The Table

A group exhibition featuring artworks of food and how we celebrate life through meals
In conjunction with the Farmington Valley Arts Center’s (FVAC) spring fundraiser, Palette to Palate, the Drezner Visitors’ Gallery is inviting artists to submit artwork(s) for the exhibition, At the Table. We are seeking paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, printmaking and crafts that depict food or the life of meals, and objects of and for the table. 
Images of food, still lifes and hand-crafted items for the table including placemats, napkins, dinnerware and candleholders are all welcome entries.
Submissions Due May 27, 5pm

Download the Prospectus