January 30, 2015

Storm worthy art events


Paintings on view at Norfolk Library through February.

Jim Koplar's striking work in pastel includes still life, seascape, and portraiture.  A lifelong Connecticut native, Jim strives to instill in his subjects a contemplative mood, whether they be rusting automobiles or nautical scenes. Jim has conducted workshops in the area and has a studio in Winsted's Whiting Mills complex.

Graciously hosted by the Norfolk Library Associates.
No reservations are necessary.
























Tall Grass, Oil by Kathi Packer

January 24th-March 7
Opening Saturday, January 24th

Featuring the work of:
Alejandro Dron
Amanda Bulger
Amanda K. Hawkins
Ashby Carlisle
Bill Healy
Charlotte Hedlund
Jessica Cuni
Joan Shapiro
Joao Evangelista Souza II
Jon Turner
Jon-Paul LaFerriere
Jung min Ha
Karen Esslinger
Kathi Packer
Kelly Taylor
Kimberly Heil
Michael Hawley
Michelle Thomas                                                       
 Paul Murray                           
 Sarah Janece Garcia 
















"Beauty Looms Ahead" by Clara Narety


Spectrum Gallery Presents A Show of Hands: The Fiber Arts Spectrum Gallery and Store’s first exhibit of 2015 explores the rich and diverse world of fiber art. Running January 23 through March 15, the show presents the work of artists from the tri-state area who use plant, animal or synthetic fibers to create fine art, decorative and functional home décor, and distinctive jewelry and accessories.  Artists participating in the exhibit work with mixed media, quilting, felting, knitwear, fabric assemblage and 3-D sculpture, weaving and other textile work, photography, and jewelry.  The exhibit showcases unique pieces that not only represent often beautiful and compelling work, but highlight the materials and labor intensity of the artists who create them. 

The seven-week exhibition, located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut 










































Conversation, Cover to Cover: A Discussion Among Book Artists

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff CollectionWhen: Saturday, January 31, 2015 with a panel discussion from 1-2 PMWhere: Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510
Closing Reception and PanelsThis Hayden Visiting artist panel features artists whose works
 are on view in the Gallery’s exhibition Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection and Artspace’s CT (un) Bound. The discussion ranges from the field of book arts and the collaborative nature of the exhibitions to process, influence, and content. Followed by an artist- and curator-led walk to Artspace for a closing reception.The panel consists of Marion Belanger, Jessica Drenk, Scott McCarney, Chris Perry, Jo Yarrington and Doug Beube as panel moderator.


CT (un) Bound
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 with a panel discussion from 4-5 PMWhere: Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven, CT,
Closing Reception and Panels: Attendees can then make their way from YUAG to Artspace between 3 and 4pm. At 4 pm a panel discussion with CT (un)Bound artists Reagan Avery, David Borawski, Maria Lara-Whelpley, Richard Rose, Alison Safford, Rita Valley moderated by Maddy Rosenberg (CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space) and Jae Rossman (Haas Arts Library, Yale University). Closing reception to follow.
Contact Information:ArtSpace Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 12-6 PM
Friday: 12-8 PM, Saturday: 12-8 PM
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

January 31 - February 14
New London, Connecticut
Salon des Indépendants
One Piece Per Artist - All Are Welcome
No Judge, No Jury, No Fees, No Censorship
Join us for the annual show that started it all at Hygienic Art here in New London! The show runs Saturday, January 31 through February 14.  
Hygienic Galleries will open on January 31st at 8am for hanging and pieces will be accepted through 6pm that evening. The show opens soon thereafter. Be a part of an art spectacle like no other with more than 300 artists gracing the walls of the Hygienic Galleries.

Check out
hygienic.org for info on all the other events taking part under the umbrella of Hygienic Art 36 including The Hootenanny, Hygienic Young Artists Expo, The Ice Carnival, The Cabaret Extraordinaire, The Rock Fix, The Screening Room, Fashion in the Ballroom, The Mayfly Playhouse 24, First Word/Last Word poetry readings and more!

The big day is drawing near! 
On Saturday, January 31 we will unveil renovated galleries of 
Post-War and Contemporary Art and our new exhibition, 
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 - 2008. We hope you will join us in celebrating this exciting moment for America's oldest public art museum!

10am - 5pm
Special tours for families
Audio tours for Coney Island and Contemporary Art
Gallery talk with MATRIX artist Michael C. McMillen @ noon
Pop Up at Coney Island art-making with Nina Goodale-Salazar (11am-2pm)
Films & Free Popcorn! (11am-3pm)

FREE ADMISSION for Hartford residents with valid ID thanks to The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation 

More information at thewadsworth.org

Saturday, January 31st at 6:30 PM
Watershed Gallery
23 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT  


Super Bowl Sunday, 1 February 2015, 12pm-3pm


Sunday, 1 February through Earth Day, April 22, 2015

If it's anything close to last year, this is going to be another FABULOUS opening! We hope you can join us! Over 250 photographs will be on view for Average Joe Photo Show 2014!

The Average Joe Photo Show supports water.org be donating a portion of all photograph sales and continuing to help in the effort to raise awareness.
Thanks to all our participants and supporters!

I have 3 photos in this exhibition - all entries can be viewed online at www.averagejoephotoshow.com 2014.

and one of my favorite Valentine stops:



XOXO: A Sale of Special Valentines
The Creative Works Gallery at CAW
February 1 - 14, 2015
Open Monday to Saturday, 11 to 5

This Valentine's Day, Hallmark's got nothing on Creative Arts Workshop! Shop for cards, boxes, pottery and small prints -- created by the Studio Binders, Studio Potters and Printmakers of Creative Arts Workshop. Proceeds benefit CAW.

Shop the sale during the opening of the Student Show, and then through February 14, Monday to Saturday from 11 to 5.

11th Annual Student Cultural Arts & Literary Program
Celebrate Black History Month  - February 2015

   Sponsored by GE Asset Management, Picture That Art Consultants & Stamford Center for the Arts


You are cordially invited to attend our annual Black History Month Opening Reception! Stamford Public Schools and Community Center students ranging from grades K-12, and of various cultural backgrounds, have submitted wonderful works of art to explore this year's theme: 


Sunday, February 1, 2015   ||   1:00PM-3:00PM  
Palace Theatre Sackler Art Gallery,
61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT  06901  
 Join us for an afternoon of great art, music, refreshments and a culturally enriched networking experience!

The exhibit runs from February 1st - March 22nd

"Spectral" 2014

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

Mark Brosseau | Paintings

on view: February 2 - February 15, 2015
art reception  Saturday, February 7  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

ebkgallery.com ebk@ebkgallery.com

Teresa Fischer, Oz, 2014, oil on panel, 36 x 18"
         William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Mass. is pleased to welcome the new year with the 2015 Still Life Exhibition. The group exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, February 4 through Saturday, March 14. There will be an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, February 7 from five to seven in the evening. This year eight artists will be presenting recent work exploring the concept of the contemporary still life.
         The mission of this exhibition is to expand upon preconceived notions of what a still life can be. The contemporary still life has to compare itself with all of art history so the challenge is, how can a new painting compete with what has been done before yet still remain fresh and relevant.

Selections from this exhibition and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallery’s web site at www.wbfinearts.com.  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at info@wbfinearts.com.  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.

William Baczek
William Baczek Fine Arts
36 Main St.
Northampton MA 01060
ph  413-587-9880
fax 413-587-0520

From the sculpture studio of Brian Walters:

1/9/15, Today was delivery/installation day for my first large scale public art piece. The folks at the City of Waterbury were great to work with on this project. It stands 8' tall /13' wide/11' deep. 2000lbs of steel! 

Congrats Brian!!

Artist Opportunities: 

Out Of The Loop.
If you haven't entered work already, don't miss the chance to enter work in this exhibit that will showcase the incredible artwork being created today in fiber, paper, basketry, & more. Guidelines can be found at

Drop-off of work is this Saturday, January 31,
 1-3 p.m. Clubhouse Gallery.

We will accept pre-registrations through Friday, January 30, 
due to the storm. 
Juror: Deborah Carlson.
Deborah is a textile artist who has received numerous grants and awards, and has had her work exhibited in major exhibits around the country.  She is Professor of Textile Design/Fiber at UMASS Dartmouth, and was previously a Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. 

She has taught at the University of Washington, Seattle, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Center for Creative Studies, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University. She has also taught at Arrowmont Schools of Arts and Crafts1991, 1994, 2001.
Call to Artists    
Eighth Annual CT+6 exhibit
April 23 - May 31st, 2015

Open to artists in all mediums residing in CT, NY, 
and New England.

JurorsNicola Lorenz, Associate Director, Forum Gallery, NYC 
Forum Gallery celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2010, and represents more than thirty contemporary artists and estates. Forum Gallery has placed works in every major American museum and in private collections throughout the world, and is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

David Dunlop: An artist, lecturer and teacher, David Dunlop is also the Emmy Award-winning writer of the 13-episode PBS television series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, which debuted to great success in June 2008. Faculty member, Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT
You can view guidelines and entry form on our website at

Exhibit: April 9 - May 2, 2015

SlowArt Productions presents the third periodic exhibition, Neoteric Abstract. This exhibition is exclusively for the abstract artist and will represent a full range of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Direct Art print awards will be presented to three artists from the exhibition. Entry is open to all artists working in any media.
Entry form and details at: