November 3, 2017

Lots of Fall art wonderfulness!!

If you're up in the Rochester area, 
I have 3 book art pieces in this exhibit:

2nd place winner: Altered Book category, "Elegant Desserts" by Anita Gangi Balkun

Joe Yeno
Art Opening Reception
Friday, November 3, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:

For about 7 years now I have been experimenting with india ink on watercolor paper using abstract symbols and stencils to create new patterns while linking them to my latest series WAVES first and then and continuing today the UNIVERSE series: all under the rubric of ABSTRACT ORGANIC IRRATIONALISM.

The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street
lower level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0146

 ...and two more artworks in this local one!

Unbound Opening Reception, Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m., River Street Gallery, 72 Blatchley Ave., New Haven.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Surface Design Association 
hosts the opening of their fiber exhibit with music, food, fine art and craft. 
The show at Fairhaven Furniture runs through Jan. 7. 
More info: (203) 776-3099. 

by Sarah Tortora
New Work by Featured Gallery Artists
November 3 - December 23, 2017

Please join us for the opening reception on 
Saturday, November 4th from 6-8p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11AM-5PM
CLOSED November 23, 2017
CLOSED December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY January 2 - February 28,2018
Reynolds Fine Art · 96 Orange St · New Haven · Connecticut · 06510

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

Miggs Burroughs | Lenticular Photography

"Signs of Compassion"
A tribute to an Emily Dickinson poem expressed in American sign language

On view: November 6 - December 31, 2017
Art reception  SATURDAY,   November 11th  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)

click on image to go to the web page
EBK Gallery [small works]
"Signs of Compassion" 2017

Please join us for an ArtWalk Artist Talk with Afarin Rahmanifar on Monday, November 6 at 6pm on the ArtWalk, 3rd floor of the downtown Hartford Public Library to learn more about the concepts, characters, and process for the Hartford Public Library’s current ArtWalk artist.


Afarin’s work reveals iconic female characters that have ties to both Eastern and Western cultures. She tells the stories of women and explores what it means to grow up in hybrid cultures. She deconstructs female figures in patterns, textures, and architectural elements using gold leaf, red sewing machine thread and animation to create layers.

"Sacred Poem XXX" by Carole Kunstadt

November 9 – December 14
Opening Reception: November 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: November 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Gallery

Books are an intrinsic part of our culture; and our perceptions of books create intimate experiences, unique to our own personal relationship with these objects. As window into the past, means of communication, treasured object, place for self expression or favorite storybook, books inspire in myriad ways. Each artist in this exhibit pursues their own particular vision in their work using the book as an art form.

Final days to view the City-Wide Open Studios exhibition at Artspace

Featuring one work by each of the 360+ participating artists!
Artspace on Orange Street, New Haven is open Wednesday & Thursday, 12-6pm and Friday & Saturday, 12-6pm. Thank you to everyone who visited artists studios during City-Wide Open Studios 2017. 

William Baczek Fine Arts

Mallory Lake
Pastels, Paintings, Photographs & Prints

This is a reminder that the exhibition will be closing Saturday, November 11th.

36 Main St. Northampton MA 01060

(On Sat. - I will be exhibiting 
at the new Colt Gateway site on Huyshope)


Open Studio Hartford

"OSH" is an enjoyable, educational and inspiring month-long event bringing the capital city’s arts and artists together! The main event, Open Studio Weekend, features hundreds of artists of all kinds in their own working or live-in studios, galleries, art-related organizations and creative group locations city-wide. Read More


 Fashion & Textile Council Annual Lecture: The Anatomy of an 18th-Century Gown  
Thursday, November 16 @ 5:30 pm -  7:00 pm 

Hallie Larkin and Stephanie Smith bring their expertise in 18th-century costumes to the CHS for a special presentation. We will look at construction conventions in achieving an overall shape and appearance as well as what these tell us about the owner. Drawing on examples from the CHS's extensive collection of historic costumes, they will discuss how gowns were made in the mid-1700s.  
Tickets are free for members of the Fashion & Textile Council, $10 for CHS members and $15 for non-members. 
Space is limited and pre-registration is required
To register for this event please contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger by phone at (860) 236-5621 x289 or email

Art in the Orchard is back!
Park Hill Orchard 
Easthampton MA
(you need to go: art, scenic views, fresh air, apples!)
Michael Poole

AiO'17 is the fourth edition of this award winning biennial sculpture exhibit at Easthampton's Park Hill Orchard: 
where captivating art, amazing scenery, juicy fruit 
and community come together.
AiO'17 offers 30 new sculptures and site specific installations by artists from the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts and neighboring New England States. These artists will be present on opening day from noon to 3pm to welcome the public and introduce their creation. AiO'17 will then be open daily from dawn to dusk 
until the end of November.

Artist Opps:
Ives Gallery at the New Haven Free Public Library Open Call Opportunity, 
deadline extended to Nov. 3. 

The New Haven Free Public Library invites artists, curators, nonprofit organizations and students to exhibit their (2D) work at the Ives Gallery. Show off art and help the Library celebrate their creative community for the third year. 
The deadline has been extended and the application is short! 

 The Arts Paper's Bad Cartoon Contest, Deadline Dec. 15. 
Do you have what it takes to be bad? Not get-arrested-and-your-embarrassing-mug-shot-becomes-a-meme kind of bad (okay, maybe), but the artistic kind of bad. 
If yes, here's your chance to enter the first ever Arts Paper Bad Cartoon Contest!

We're looking for the best of the worst. So bad it’s good. There’s no fee to enter and the prize is minimal: Fame, bragging rights, and personal glee from seeing your craft in print. 

Cartoons can be a single-panel or a strip. The winning cartoon will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges. The winner must commit to providing 10 cartoons on publication schedule for The Arts Paper, 
which will be published both in print and online.

Artists and non-artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter. 
Here are a few details:

-We need hard copies. 

-All entries must include name, address, phone, email on back. 

-Winner must commit to 10 submissions for the entire year, one cartoon for each issue of The Arts Paper. Should the winner be unable to perform the duties of Contest Winner at any point during the year, the runner-up will be asked to carry on from there. 

-Entries are due at Arts Council Headquarters no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15. We’re located at 70 Audubon St., Floor 2, New Haven, CT 06510.  

More info:

Entry Deadline Extended to Wednesday, November 8th
VETs Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 
Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 - March 3, 2018

Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography

Spark the Gift of Making – Hygienic’s annual holiday show, “Art=Gift” is back with a new spin! Presented by Spark Makerspace, this year’s show features handcrafted, affordable art by local and regional makers! Showcasing special pieces with gift-giving in mind, all works are priced to be especially affordable for the holiday season.

Opening reception will be Saturday, November 25th from 7pm – 10pm. The exhibit runs until Saturday, December 30th.

Artwork Drop-off: Nov 19th
Fee: $10pp
Other info: We prefer items are priced under $100 each (affordable gift-giving in mind) and in multiples (minimum series of 5 like items).

Spark members can submit for free through Spark.

Questions? Email us at