March 19, 2014

Is it really Spring??

If you missed their St. Patty's Day rock out marathon, catch the Balkun Brothers this thurs. and Sat. nights, live and local:

Balkun Brothers' latest video from Infinity Hall:

The band is also appearing this weekend at Hoops n Hops, 1187 Hopmeadow St,  Simsbury CT:

Saturday 3/22 10PM Free!! (behind Antonio's).

A special group exhibition March 22- May 15, 2014

The Courtyard Gallery is proud to celebrate 10 years of bringing you
the finest is original contemporary paintings and sculpture!

We hope you'll join us for the opening reception on Saturday March 22, from 6-9PM.
See the latest work from over 30 acclaimed painters and sculptors,
meet some of the artists and enjoy the keyboard wizardry of the one and only
Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grande. We'll have plenty of libations, as always!

If you can't make the opening, remember to stop by at one of our Sunday Salons, each week from 3-6PM.

We're open Thursday and Friday from 11-5 and Saturday and Sunday from 11-7, and always by appointment or chance.

'Door' by Katie Samuelson


UPCOMING Artist's Talk:


Paul Murray

“Voyaging: Motivations, Transitions and Transformations


“Staying instinctive, remaining vigilant and working the opportunity are critical. 
When in doubt, I do something different or unexpected.”    Paul Murray

Saturday, March 22nd, 2:30-3:30 PM


The Art Talk at The Golden Thread Gallery is a special event held during each of our exhibits.  We invite an artist to share their unique perspective on their artistic process and connect it to our theme.  All are welcome to attend, event lasts one hour and light refreshments are served.

Cost is $10

Non-members: $10
Basic & Gold Tile Members:  $5 (half off admission)
All other Membership levels FREE


New Art at Gallery 19

15 March 2014

Come visit us for local color--we have fabulous new finds and artwork to show you:

We’ve just hung a suite of new prints from Judy Friday’s portfolio of work published as “A Year at Tiffany Farm.”  This photographic journey through the seasons on one of the few remaining small New England dairy farms is a local classic; Tiffany Farms, in Lyme, CT, has been in one family for six generations.  Judy’s love of animals led her to paint and sculpt the cows there; that led on to wanting to get a good record of everything on the farm from spring to winter.  Judy is also currently accepting commissions for dog and pet portraits; call the gallery or stop in for a free consult.

We have a new set of six small abstract paintings by Fred Trinkaus of Chester. These tiny, brilliant works have evocative titles including “Crime Fiction” and “Watching Ruby Dream.” And we are pleased to also add to our gallery Will Holub, currently of Mystic, three of whose glowing, layered and subtle abstract white and red works are on display.

The New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s

March 23 – April 13, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 23, 2-5pm
 John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-8055 phone, email.

Artist opps:

It's time for the Make.Art.Work. Super-Saturday Professional Development Workshops for Visual Artists. The workshops will take place on April 5th at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.

We've assembled a fabulous line-up of speakers and topics. You'll find all the details in the attached flyer...Tickets are available through our website:

Look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

Jeannie Thomma
Project Manager
A Professional Practice Program For Visual Artists in CT

Call For Artists:  North Adams Artists Co-Operative (NAACO)  Gallery33 Main Street, North Adams MA

NAACO is currently reviewing artist portfolios and is seeking both 3-D artists (glass, ceramics, wood, sculpture) and 2-D artists (painting, drawing, printmaking). The acceptance decision lies solely with Nestor Valdes and is based on his extensive knowledge of his client base. NAACO gallery is dependent upon sales and this is the primary consideration when viewing art for possible addition to NAACO’s roster of artist members.To apply: Email 5 samples of your work along with your resume, biography, and artist statement to Nestor Valdes at Your images MUST be 72 dpi, with the longest side measuring 800 pixels. Deadline: April 11, 2014For further inquiry, please contact Nestor or 413-664-4003.

Calling all photographers!! The A&BC is partnering with the Griffin Museum to honor the legacy of Peter Urban, reward great talent, and provide professional development. Definitely don't pass this one up! Please apply! Deadline is March 31.


D'lynne Plummer
Director of Professional Development
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston