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