December 10, 2015

Hartford Holiday Bazaar Part 1 -December 11, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Part 1 features an in-store pop-up at Hartford Prints! with other vendors including Hartford Denim Company, The Brothers Crisp, and de Muerte USA.  More info.

Hartford Holiday Bazaar Part 2 – December 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In case you miss the Friday night pop-up, stop by on Saturday to shop from all of Friday’s vendors and many more. More info.

This is not LOCAL, but I'm in the exhibition!!  

  Opening Reception

 Friday, December 11, 2015

Gallery Talk by Juror, Buzz Spector
| 5:30 PM

Reception | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Free & Open to the public

Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

"Ten" by Anita Gangi Balkun (collaboration with C.Feeney)
This exhibition asks the artist to explore the intersection of the visual arts and the literal arts. 
Fifty artists from across North America present their text-inspired artwork in this show, 
using language boldly, subtly, texturally, literally, 
or just as inspiration. 
Come see this variety of unique works, in all media, 
that responds to the challenge of combining 
language and fine art.

See more information here 

Trailer Box Project Invites Shoppers to Take a Break

Holiday “Sleigh Stop” December 13th to benefit Ann’s Place in Danbury
Danbury, CT – On Sunday, December 13th, Trailer Box Project will welcome stressed holiday shoppers to relax and enjoy some good cheer during “Sleigh Station,” an open house that celebrates their immersive exhibit of artist made ornaments displayed within a fantastical forest.
Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and cider will be served to visitors from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from ornament sales will be donated to Ann’s Place in Danbury, Connecticut.

The ornaments, created by twenty artists who have exhibited in the Trailer Box Project gallery space, are being sold to benefit Ann’s Place, a compassionate nonprofit
serving Connecticut and Hudson Valley, that provides cancer patients and their families with counseling, support groups, wellness activities, and educational resources. There is absolutely no charge for the use of their facility and services.

Members of the general public are invited on Sunday, December 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15, Danbury Ct.


Join us on Friday, December 11th, 6-9 pm
for a special group show featuring artists
Michael Toti and Bill Healy!

by Michael Toti

 Great Stocking Stuffers, Teacher Appreciation, Friend and Co-worker gifts available at the gallery!  Unique, one-of-a-kind gifts available at The Underground Gallery. Every item in the gallery is created by local Connecticut artists. Original artwork and prints, jewelry, pottery, notecards, holiday ornaments, handbags, home decor, folk art and more! Shop local this holiday season and support the local arts!

Gallery Hours: The Underground Gallery
Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11-4 pm
122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville.

Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5

In & Out

You're invited!  Join us for the opening of our new exhibition, In & Out, featuring works by Susan Fehlinger, Peter Landa, and Ellen Gordon.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 12, 4:30-6:30pm

Artist Talk: 5:30pm

Exhibition Dates: December 5-January 17, 2016

1080 Post Road  |  Fairfield, CT  06824  |

Beechwood Arts & Innovation 
Winter News & Events!

A Milestone to Celebrate!
Come celebrate this anniversary by taking
a trip back to where it started, with our "Unexpected Connections" Salon - a passionate celebration of Argentina and
our final salon of 2015. December 12, 8pm


Please join Ann Hannum,  Michael J. Peery, Kate Egloff and Angela Moore at our holiday party and celebrate the Grand Opening of Paint Dragon studio.
Open Studio & Holiday Party
December 19th
8:00 pm
240 State Street
New London, CT

Opens Friday in the RAW Cinema: The Wonders

Director Alice Rohrwacher’s richly textured sophomore feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy.
The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand, and a production crew recruiting local farmers to participate in a cheesy televised celebration of ancient Etruscan culture presented by the mysterious Milly Catena (Monica Bellucci).
Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher manages to convey her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with characteristically graceful naturalism.

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Follow the signs to the back of the building, where you’ll find the Real Art Ways entrance and our parking lot for your car or racks for your bike.

Artists' Opportunities:

Submit YOUR interpretation of HOME
December 4 - January 4, 2016

The ESSENCE OF HOME opens on January 29. Please visit our inspiration page for ideas on this theme and submit your work before January 4.  We look forward to lots of new and inspiring art and poetry!

Our current exhibit, TREE OF LIFE has brought in many writers to create poetry based on the art in this exhibit. Please come in and see if any of the compelling and beautiful work inspires a poem from you!

 The Golden Thread Gallery |  860-760-9766| |
11th International Drawing Annual Publication and Awards
An Award-winning Juried Annual Publication of Works of Recent Contemporary Drawing 
CASH PRIZES INCLUDE a $1200 First Prize!
As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may still be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All included artists receive a complimentary copy of the finished book. 
The award-winning International Drawing Annual, which was launched in 2005, is an extension and merging of Manifest's Educational Drawing Center Studio, Press, and Gallery programs. Its goal is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing of all kinds from around the world, and to do so while maintaining a deliberately non-commercial platform.
Submissions are expected to vary, including a range of drawing types, from the most academic to the most experimental, but all with some relevance to the artists' honest understanding of the practice of "drawing."
MEDIA: Open to any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.
Submission deadline: December 31, 2015

Elected Artists
The Art of the Flower 

We're also partnering  with Brookdale West Hartford, 
and women from the West Hartford Garden Club for a three day exhibit featuring food, fun, art and flowers once again at 
Buds and Blossoms, 
a fundraiser for the Alzeimers Association.

More information for all the exhibits can be found at 

Farmington Libraries Call for Artists
A Welcome Call to Artists

The Farmington Libraries are calling for artists to submit for our winter gallery show, running from February through March 2016. The show will kick off with an opening gala with the artists present. To apply, please submit four images and include a list that identifies each image by number, title, size, and medium. Each artist is limited to four pieces; the selection process requires viewing the four items proposed for display. These images can be submitted via email to:, or can be put on a flash drive and mailed to the libraries. Images must not exceed 1 MB in size and must be in JPEG format. Do not send original artwork.

Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Artwork
Checks for purchase of artwork, including CT sales tax (6.35%), shall be made out to the Farmington Libraries. If the artwork is sold, 20% of the sale price will be donated to the Farmington Libraries and 80% of the sale price will be remitted to the artist by check from the Farmington Libraries. The Farmington Libraries will retain and remit the sales tax. As a not-for-profit organization, the Farmington Libraries provide the artists with an opportunity to exhibit but do not assume the role of agent or representative.

Entry Requirements
-All work must be for sale, be framed and wired for hanging.
-All work will be juried with no guarantees. Decisions by the jury are final.
-All submissions of work and materials are the artist’s sole risk. The Farmington Libraries assume no responsibility for loss or damage during the exhibition or subsequent storage at the close of the show. Artists agree to commit accepted works for the duration of the exhibition. The Farmington Libraries reserve the right to remove or not accept any art for any reason at any time.
-Fees: There is an exhibition fee of $50.00.
-The entry of your artwork constitutes your acceptance of these terms.
-Deadline for submission is January 8, 2016.


Upcoming Exhibit: The Human Form

Exhibit runs January 22 -March 13, 2016
An Opening Reception is held on Friday, January 22 (6:30-9pm)

Spectrum Gallery is calling for drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography depicting the beauty, agility and challenges of the human body.

Receiving is January 10-14 
Spectrum Gallery and Store
61 Main Street
Essex, CT 06409