December 15, 2016

'Tis the Season...

Get out there and enjoy!!



Another chance to meet and greet with the artists
and enjoy shopping their special Holiday Market
Creative Cocktail hour at Real Art Ways
Holiday Market with 11 Vendors:Age into Beauty; Mariposa Metamorphic Creations; Kate Stephen Jewelry; Tomiko Pottery; Island of Misfit Crafters; The Brothers Crisp; The Burnt Shop; The Tiny Wren; Stock the Bar; The Leather Genie; Hartford Prints!

Music: DJ Bongohead

Five Gallery Exhibits:
Lost and Found - Liz Atzberger * Anita Balkun * Robert Calafiore * Joseph Fucigna * Jeff Ostergren * Scott Schuldt
Marion Belanger: Passing Moments
Ellen Hackl Fagan: Into the Blue Again
Kurt Steger: Scribing the Void

Community. Connections. Creativity.

HYG HARBOR Presents: Parkway South

Live Music, Drinks, Dancing
All ages welcome, 21+ to drink
Live Music begins at 8pm
Doors open at 7pm for cocktail hour

Hyg Harbor, Hygienic's Fall and Winter Concert Series, features hand-picked regional bands which will be showcased in Hygienic Art Gallery. Why wait till the weekend? Join in Hygienic's art scene for a few fall cocktails and break up your week with amazing music that is not afraid of getting a little loud.

Tomorrow: Thursday, Dec 15
7-8pm Cocktail Hour, 8pm Live music
 Hygienic Art Galleries  | 79 Bank Street New London, CT 06320 | | 860-443-8001
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 2pm -7pm | Sat 11am - 7pm | Sun 12pm - 4pm

Art - It's the Perfect Gift!
Holiday Small Works Show
For Immediate Sale!
Purchase and take home an original piece of art the same day!
Featuring original artwork by David Holzman, Michael Toti, Bill Healy, Lori Barker, Justyna Dabrowski, Theresa C. Kutz, Donna Frustere, Gay Schempp, Sandra Collins, Mark Wells, Jon Eastman, Jennifer Knaus, Jessica Fallis, Richard Schlicher, Sally Sargent Markey, William Kluba, Robert Scutt, Gary Jacobs, Pamela Huntington, Paul Baylock, Paul Kulikowski, Joe Elliott, and Sarah Brown.

Join us for a brew and some fun socializing!!

Exhibition Reception
Sunday December 18, 3-6 p.m.
Works by Debi Pendell
curated by Kurt Kolok

Bright Ideas Brewing
111 MASSMoCA Way
North Adams MA
See you Sunday!!
Debi & Kurt

William Baczek Fine Arts


Final Week

Exhibition ends December 17, 2016 


 Selections from current and previous exhibitions and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at  The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5, Thursday Saturday, 10 - 7, Sundays from 12 - 5. 


Film Screening & Special Performance!  
"One of the great untold stories of Rock n' Roll." - Rolling Stone
Join us Saturday, December 17 for a sneak preview of Bang! The Bert Berns Story, followed by a live concert featuring legendary soul singer Betty Harris!
This documentary is narrated by Steven Van Zandt, and includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Ben E. King, Ron Isley, and Cissy Houston. Following the film, Betty Harris (Cry to Me and His Kiss) will perform with the Mighty Soul Drivers.
Planned in collaboration with Queen Ann Nzinga Center and the Six Summit Gallery.

Chase Family Gallery at Mandell JCC
Random Acts of ColorContemporary Abstract Mixed Media
C. Dianne Zweig

Inspired by 1950's colors, shapes, and designs, “Random Acts of Color" features C. Dianne Zweig's Contemporary Mixed Media abstracts which are anything but "random" as Dianne playfully re-works Mid-Century style for today's collector. 

Gallery Exhibit:December 4, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10am-5pm

I have had the distinct honor of creating a painting which was used for the AGGREGATE PRIME "Dream Deferred" CD cover.  This is an incredible recording led by one of today's premier jazz greats, drummer Ralph Peterson.  The painting will be exhibited for the first time at BOP GALLERY in Windsor, CT with special guest non-other than Ralph Peterson on hand to sign and personalize CD's.  

Please join us:
Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 10am - 5pm.  
CD signing between 12-4pm. 

Past and present work on exhibit with prints & other gift items.  

35 Central Street
Windsor, CT

Support living artists, Dead ones don't need it.


Now On View

Jessica Hiemstra: The Holy Nothing
Jessica Hiemstra is a visual artist and an author. In this intimate exhibition, her images are created using pencil and ink on vellum. Each work is placed in the order in which they appear in her book, The Holy Nothing (Pedlar Press), and accompanied by poetic excerpts from the same publication.
 Gallery Hours
Friday-Sunday 12-5pm

Closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1

Closing Reception
Thursday, January 19, 8pm

Featuring readings by Jessica Hiemstra and other local poets, with a musical performance by DJ Black Angus
  Thursday, December 15, 7-9pm, FREE
Seth Brown's THIRDSday Comedy Open Mic

   Self-described "freelance humorist", writer, blogger, and
   funny guy Seth Brown hosts another capriciously
   nomadic THIRDsday Comedy Open Mic at the Eclipse Mill
   Gallery . This event is, as always, completely FREE aside
   from the refreshments you are encouraged to buy for
   yourself (or, if you're feeling generous, for the comedians).
   Come enjoy some laughs, bring some friends, eat, drink,
   and practice your Christmas merry a few weeks early!
Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union Street, #102
North Adams, MA 01247
During the Holiday Season,
the Elusie Gallery is transformed into
a Gift Store featuring arts and crafts from 
over 30 different local Artists and Artisans.
Currently in the Gilbert Gallery in Main Dining Hall of Miss Porter's School is an exhibition of landscapes paintings by
Linda Thompson
Where the Land Meets the Sea
presents paintings along the shoreline of Martha's Vineyard.
The night includes dancing, live jazz, raffle of 
original artworksilent auctionspecial cocktails, and freshly prepared appetizers.

One art raffle entry + 2 complimentary 
beverages included
One art raffle tickets drawn first
(First pick of artwork)
+ free beverages till midnight 
10% member discount
Please call to order
    Raffle Artwork provided by 100 artists including:
Dennis Sirrine, Mark Patnode, Gigi Liverant, Katie Fogg, Edita Kirvelevicius, Amy Buxton-Schultz, Troy Zushny,
Amy Hannum, Roger Clements, and more!
Please RSVP by: December 26, 2016
Some tickets may be available at the door, if space allows

Artist Opps:


Golden Thread Gallery:

Submission Dates: December 6 - January 6, 2017
Exhibit Dates:  January 28 - March 19, 2017



20th Annual Photography Exhibit

Clubhouse Gallery

February  12 - March 5, 2017

Juror: Stephen Dunn

Stephen is a veteran journalist with 36 years of experience at The Hartford Courant who has covered stories throughout the world as well as hundreds of poignant stories in Connecticut. He has covered stories as diverse as life in Hartford's last housing project to the America's Cup in western Australia. In addition to covering every president since Gerald Ford, he has photographed the NCAA Final Four in Texas twice, the GOP National Convention in New York and the San Francisco earthquake of 1989. He was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for spot news in 1999. 

Click here for the prospectus and pre-registration form

WWW.FOUNDRYARTCENTRE.ORGAll Entries are due by January 16
March 10 - April 21, 2017

Juror | TBA

Luck plays a role in each life, whether a person believes in the concept or simply wishes a colloquial "Good luck!" to a friend. This concept is instilled in numerous cultures and manifests itself in superstitions, myths, and rituals. Luck of the Draw invites artists in any media to submit work that explores the theory of luck, investigates happenstance, or portrays this abstract concept.
Submit your entries here