January 6, 2016

Let the art warm you up!

Please join us at the opening reception for our

2016 Instagram Exhibit 
Thursday, January 7th from 6 - 8pm 
Saltbox Gallery
Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.
Paris 1 (motorcycle/graffiti wall) by Anita Gangi Balkun

Opening Reception: Cheryl Cianci

January 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Branch-1-1140x500The Charter Oak Cultural Center opens 2016 with a gallery show showcasing the work of local and Charter Oak Youth Arts Institute instructor Cheryl Cianci.
Cheryl is an artist, educator and Certified Zentangle Teacher living and working in the greater Hartford area. She offers Zentangle workshops in a variety of locations in the greater Hartford area and beyond.
Cianci uses several mediums including but not limited to traditional painting, digital photography, and computer technology. Her work strives to integrate the old with the new. These mediums are all tools in the creative process. The results are works of minimalist and Zen-like images, exuding a sense of balance, harmony and peace.
Opening reception on January 7, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information call 860-310-2580.

Summer by Susan Newbold

City Gallery, 994 State St, New Haven, CT, 06511.  Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 4 pm or by appointment.  Free.  www.city-gallery.org.  203-782-2489. 3 Outdoor Views an exhibit of new work by Susan Newbold, Tom Peterson, and Paulette Rosen.  The artists use paint, mixed media and photography to explore the unexpected in nature and on our urban streets.   Jan 7 – 31.   The exhibition is free to the public.
Opening Reception, Friday, Jan 8th, 5-8 pm. Artist Talk: Sunday, Jan 24, 2 pm. For further information contact: info@city-gallery.org.

"Painting Connecticut"

On View January 2 through 24, 2016
Scenes from a state park in Union, a trail in East Hampton, Barn Island in Stonington and from a window in Cheshire are inspirations for Maple and Main artists who have turned what they experienced into paintings on view in the gallery from January 2 through 24.

“Painting Connecticut” is a fascinating exhibit of 40 paintings that opens Saturday and includes an unusual view of Meriden, another from Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook, a depiction of O’Rourke’s Diner in Middletown, a window box in Southport, Job’s Pond in Portland and a vineyard in Newtown.
Maple and Main Gallery
1 Maple Street
Chester, CT 06412

Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 6p.m.
also available by appointment

Contact information:

mapleandmain@att.net l (860)-526-6065
Hagaman Memorial East Haven Library 

Winter Metaphors  
Art works by
John Arabolos,   Anne Doris-Eisner, Oi Fortin, 
Allan Greenier, Frieda Howling, and Jacklyn Massari.

Artists' Reception: Saturday, January 9th, 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
Curated by:  Johnes Ruta
Hagaman Memorial East Haven Library 
227 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512 
John Arabolos  "Fabric of Life, Series 15, Matrix 1" 
digital fractal photo print on aluminum panel  42" x 42"

Art of the Northeast Featured Artist, Justin Kim, Solo Exhibition

New Members Exhibition

Opening Reception: January 10, 2-4 p.m.

Two significant new exhibitions will open on January 10 at the Silvermine Galleries:  a solo exhibition by painter and mixed media artist Justin Kim, and Silvermine's annual New Members Show, including work by 16 new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, all elected to the Guild during 2015.  In addition to these two exhibits, the Gallery will show new acquisitions to the Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection.

Both exhibitions run 
January 10th to February 20th

Silvermine Arts Center | 1037 Silvermine Road | New Canaan | CT | 06840

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

Travis Durden | "Myths and Idols"

On view December 22 – February 21 , 2015
Art reception on January 9th  SATURDAY 6 – 8:30 pm
EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT

Just a quick note that the Link to the Travis Durden show on the
EBK website is live. Just click on the image.

Or this link: http://ebkgallery.com/gallery/travis-durden/ 

This Week: Gallery Talk: Dr. Charles Stuckey

Friday, January 8, 6:00 p.m. Free with museum admission. Join the Head of Research for the Yves Tanguy catalogue raisonné for a gallery talk and presentation developed in conjunction with the exhibition Yves Tanguy: Surrealist Painter/Country Gentleman. Dr. Stuckey specializes in twentieth-century art and has taught art history at Johns Hopkins University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
 Call for entry:


The 25th Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program® in Hartford, CT
January 22 - February 8, 2016
Greater Hartford and Middlesex County Residents 

Co-sponsored by
The National Arts Program Foundation
of Malvern, Pennsylvania,
Capital Community College and Community Renewal Team 
The 25thAnnual CRT National Arts Program will be taking place from January 22-February, 8 2016 at Capital Community College.  The program provides an opportunity for artists ages 6 and older to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes.    On line registration remains open by clicking on the link below or completing the Registration Form in the enclosed brochure.  There is no cost to participate and all artwork will be displayed.    Please share this information with friends and family.  Everyone is welcome to enter.
This program is open to all CRT staff and their families and to artists throughout Greater Hartford and Middlesex counties. 
Registration will be accepted through January 18, 2016

Maple and Main Gallery Juried Show 2016

January 28 to March 13, 2016

Maple and Main is launching its first annual juried show. The gallery is housed on two floors in an iconic late 1700's building in Chester’s downtown and is now in its sixth year of business showing the work of Connecticut artists.
The show will be hung in the entire lower level of the gallery and will be on view from January 28 through March 13, 2016. Maple and Main will promote the show in online and print media, in repeated email blasts to 4000 plus recipients; in 1000 postcards sent to targeted guests. The show will be featured on our website and Facebook page and with signage.
There will be an opening reception with live music, wine tasting, wine, food and chocolates. The winner of the first place award will be able to have a show in the well appointed Stone Gallery during April 2016. It can be a solo show or you can choose to share the gallery with fellow artists. Maple and Main will provide staff and publicity.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for the prospectus and application documents.
Deadline for Electronic Submissions: End of the day on January 11
In-Person Submissions Accepted on: Sunday, January 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, January 25, 9 a.m. to noon

Juror: Robert Noreika  






Call for Entries: Support and Defend 
An International open call to Veterans and their immediate family members

Jurors: Prof. Thomas F. Morrissey, Community College of Rhode Island, Professor of Visual and Digital Art (http://morrisseyartworks.com/) and a veteran

Ken Steinkamp, painter, ALRI Elected Artist Member (http://kensteinkamp.com/) and a veteran

Exhibition: April 1 - May 29, 2016

Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:59 PM Mountain Time

The artistic expressions and words of those who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces and their families.

Now is the time to enter ALRI's "Support And Defend" exhibit. For artists who are current or past members of the U.S. Armed Forces, or their immediate family members, this is a great opportunity for you to share with others your veteran or military experiences through your 2D and 3D art, and your own words explaining it. 

For information about entering this important exhibit visit:


March 18 - April 29, 2016

Opening Reception
March 18, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

About the Exhibition
Open to all media, “Impact” explores the motivations of the artist to create. We ask the artist to answer through their artwork, “What inspires you? Who or what is the driving force behind your need to create? What has left an impression on you that lead you to become the artist you are today?” Whether it is a mentor, an event, a concept, or a personal revelation, this exhibition will examine the many avenues that impact the contemporary artist.

Click here for more information


The 2016 CT+6 prospectus is on-line now
Juror: Kimberly Charles, Cate Charles Gallery,
Providence, Rhode Island
Open to artists in CT + New England and New York.

Deadline for work is early April. 
You can submit work either by mail (CD's)
or drop off work in person.