April 3, 2015

"Scroll #17" (detail) 2014

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

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson | Paintings

on view: March 30 - April 12, 2015
art reception  Saturday, April 4  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

In Passing
Paulette Rosen
4/2/15 - 4/26/15
Paulette Rosen’s new multimedia drawings on archival prints are an exploration of birds in context. 
Opening reception Saturday, April 11, 2-5 pm. Free.
Artist’s talk and demonstration Sunday, April 19, 1-2 pm. Free

City Gallery 994 State St., New Haven, CT 06511203-782-2489Th - Sun 12 - 4 and by appointment www.city-gallery.org

The Thread: Hartford's Living Room Series
A week of listening, reading and story-telling in your hometown.

The Thread is a week-long series of literary events! Partnering with Hartford's best outspoken events and venus The Thread highlights our "bookish" community.

We've expanded for the Spring edition and added two new events making a total of 6 unique nights. Attend as many as you can for a chance to win a thoughtful prize pack!

info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/790465124375815/

If you haven’t already seen our Premiere 2015 Exhibition  come by soon! This great exhibition ends Sat. April 11th.
We will be closed Easter Sunday, April 5th but open Friday and Sat. April 3rd &4th.noon-4pm.

Artworks by Bob Cuneo:
"12 Thought-Form Divinities
Astral images of Great Goddesses
and Primal Gods by a Wiccan iconographer"  
 Never Ending Books
810 State Street New Haven, CT
Artist's Reception: Saturday April 4th, 7:30 PM.
Bob Cuneo, born in 1939, is a life-long resident of Connecticut, mostly as a citizen of New Haven. With an Art School BFA and MFA from Yale University, he was for 26 years a full-time faculty member at the University of Bridgeport, until 1989. After leaving that post, he moved away from the ideas of contemporary art and devoted most of his work to his long-time, solitary practice of neo-pagan Wicca. In this capacity, he was a staff-artist for the nature spirituality quarterly CIRCLE MAGAZINE (published 1984-2012), a professionally produced publication of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin. He has regularly had inked drawings and some color-covers in this magazine since 1985. 
Painted in the Magic-Realist style, these pairs of six divine archetypes are manifested in radiant pigment colors. Their faces gaze out to the viewer with the clear eyes of frankness, kindness, and mystery, their costume garb telling the symbolism of their place and purpose in the universe, and their roles among the other gods, and in the lives of earthly men and women. 

Bob Cuneo, also called by his Hermetic name “Fra Mercurius,” also has a web-page of his miniature allegory paintings visible on Hanneke Hollander's website at

Exhibition: April 4 - April 30, 2015 during irregular store hours.  
Curator: Johnes Ruta, http://AzothGallery.com

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4 - 6 pm
Robert Nasta
AKA Chester “Big Boy” Coda
$10 donation - BYOB - Bistro Style Seating

One Spring Street
Chester, Connecticut 06412

Open Weekends noon - 6 p.m.
Other times by chance or appointment

April 11 - May 6, 2015
Opening Reception:  April 11, 4 - 6 pm
Contact:  Ginger Nelsen - 860.868.2878; washingtonart@snet.net

Photography and Sculpture have many similarities in both creation and
vision.  Both disciplines place objects in contexts that hopefully broaden
the objects' meanings.  Both disciplines can investigate textures touched
and untouched.  In both of these practices, objects, textures and their
contexts are transformed by an artist's alchemy.
RED CHAIN, photography by Georganne Mennin

Calls for art/opportunities:


Deadline for Submissions: April 13, 2015
For details and online entry visit: http://www.manifestgallery.org/seven

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: http://www.manifestgallery.org/seven

email info@manifestgallery.org with any questions

The Manchester Art Association are looking to increase their showing of art.  They wish to bring new inspiration, interactive art and a performing arts stage, increasing their showing of fine art.  I think their ideas are excellent and applaud their enthusiasm.  Please follow the following link if you are a vendor, artist, or creator of arts & crafts, this is a great opportunity to sell work.  I hope you find this information of benefit, and please feel free to share.
The first Sunday in June / June 7th from 10am-4pm
Center Park, Manchester

to showcase the breadth & depth of contemporary fiber arts

SDA members may submit work via CaFE.
Deadline is April 15, 2015.

Get complete information on SDA website at
VENUE: Arrowmont's Sandra J. Blain Galleries
JUROR: Namita Gupta Wiggers* of Critical Craft Forum
EXHIBITION DATES: August 27 - October 31, 2015
LOCATION: Gatlinburg, Tennessee USA
Call for Artist And Sculptor Entry in Open Juried Art Show
The Easton Arts Council seeks entries its Regional Open Juried Fine Art Show May 15 - June 12, 2015 at the Easton Public Library 691 Morehouse Rd. Easton, CT. Entry deadline is April 18, 2015. Cash prizes. Original art in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing, collage, mixed media, and sculpture.
Juror/judges: Kathleen Smits and Heather Whitehouse. Ms. Smits, who received her MFA from Pratt Institute and M.Ed. from University of Hartford, is a practicing artist and board member of the American Artist Professional League, and VP of the Art League of New Britain. She is an adjunct instructor of fine and digital art at Manchester Community College. She developed the curriculum for digital video production and editing, where she teaches at the CPTV New Institute for Advanced Media. Heather Whitehouse is Coordinator of Adult Public Programming and Assistant Curator of Education at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Download entry forms at www.eastonartscouncil.org/upcomingevents. Details: email juriedshow@eastonartscouncil.org<mailto:juriedshow@eastonartscouncil.org> or (203) 374-0705 and (203) 261-0175.

Happy Spring!

I've recently emerged from a winter of cocooning in my studio. I've been making maquettes (small models) of large, new sculptures I will be building this spring. I can't wait to adorn my protective gear and get goin'!

The Cultural Alliance of Western CT and SCORE have asked me to facilitate a series of 4 workshops from April 30 - May 21st, titled, "Build Your Creative Courage."

They are for anyone who might be feeling sluggish, uninspired, or stuck in their work. It's open to people of ALL vocational persuasions. 

*Click here for details and registration (Registration deadline is April 15.)

If you have any questions simply click: pamelahochstetter@gmail.com.


Bob Noreika will demonstrate his watercolor techniques at 7:00 pm on  Thursday,  April 9th, 2015.
Learn by watching the technique of this consummate artist as he instructs by doing rather than verbal description. 
The demonstration is free to all. Donations are accepted but not required. 
Bob will lead a workshop on Saturday,  April 11th, 2015 from 9am to 3 pm. Follow his lead as you strive to free up your style to create pleasing, compelling paintings. A materials list will be provided before the workshop.
 $50 for members; $85 for non-members.
Membership: $25.00 annually.
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00pm.  Bring a box lunch or buy lunch nearby.

Location : Woodside Elementary School, 30 Woodside Ave, Cromwell, CT. Directions from Middletown: Rte 9 to Cromwell Exit 18, straight on Rte 99 (Main Street), at Freddies Pizza, left onto Court Street, second right onto Woodside.

Contact : Bonnie Desaulnier 860-267-4584 or artguildofmiddletown@gmail.com