September 16, 2019

Lots of wonderful fall exhibitions including:

"Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered"

The last stop for this traveling book art show!
Catch it while you can, it will surprise and delight you!

Five Points Gallery
Proverbial Threads (6 Continents), Robin Ami Silverberg, 2007-18, archival inkjet on Dobbin Mill papers, industrial vintage bobbins, variable dimensions
Loose Leaf Notebook, Karen Cipolla, 2018, birch bark, bittersweet vine, leaves, 48 x 24 x 12 inches
How to Eat Cake, Julie Shaw Lutts, 2016, mixed media book, wood, glass, paint, bakelite, pottery, variable dimensions
East, West, & TDP Galleries
Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered
Curated by Chris Perry and Alice Walsh

This Exhibition contains 135 works by 53 artists representing seventeen states and two countries. Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered also welcomes Alumni and Faculty of Hartford Art School to the exhibition.

September 19 - October 19, 2019
Gallery Open: Thursday - Monday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 20, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
1st Artist Talk
: Friday, October 4th, 6:30 p.m. with Roni Gross, Charlotte Hedlund, and Terri Tibbatts
​2nd Artist talk: Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 p.m. with 
Anita Balkun and Erin Walrath
Let's Make a Book! Children's Workshop
Saturday, October 5, 2019 11 am - Free

Let’s Make A Book! Come join visiting book artists Alice and Chris as they teach your child how to make an accordion book that can be written in, drawn in, or just for pictures and stickers! All materials and tools provided.

Children (Ages 8 to 15) 45 minute class. Registration is required. Limited to 15 participants.
Japanese Stab Binding Workshop for Adults
Saturday, October 12, 2019 11 am - Free

Join visiting book-artists Chris and Alice to make your unique book, using a traditional book-binding method known as Japanese stab binding.

Adults (Ages 16 and up). 1 hour class. Registration is required. Limited to 18 participants.

Jaanika Peerna
Cold Love

Real Art Ways is pleased to present drawing, installation, and performance art by Estonian-born, NY based artist and educator Jaanika Peerna in an exhibition entitled, Cold Love.

Curated by David Borawski
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19, 6-8 PM

Peerna’s work encompasses drawing, installation, and performance, often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. Her performances often involve the audience in participatory reflection on the current climate meltdown. Her art practice stems from the corporeal experience of existence and reaches towards enhanced awareness of the fragility, interconnectedness, and wonder of life.

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Thursday, Sept 19, 2019, 6:00 pm 

The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public

Curator and exhibiting artist, Andres Chaparro will discuss his work, creative process, and professional art practice in an hour-long gallery talk on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Sponsored by the WCSU Office of Diversity & Equity.

Catherine M. Elliott
Art Opening Reception
Friday, September 20, 2019
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville, CT 06019   (860) 693-6689
Open Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11-4 pm

Join us Sunday, September 22
Please join us

Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m

as we celebrate the latest addition to our

Art In Public Places program

Funded by the
Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation

This project consists of a mural based on four original quilt designs by fiber artist and quilter

Ed Johnetta Miller

Ed Johnetta's quilts will be installed in locations
in West Hartford where they can be seen on a daily basis,
free of charge, by the public.They will be rotated every three years.

One quilt will stay on permanent display at the
West Hartford Art League.

The quilts are also being turned into a mural
on a wall on the Art League grounds
at 37 Buena Vista Road by artists
Brian Colbath, Lindaluz Carrillo and Sarah Warda.

Please join us to see the quilts and the mural,
and meet the artists.

37 Buena Vista Road, 2 p.m | Outside near the wall.


"More Light"
Gallery Artists

September 4 - 29

450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-3605

Hours: Wed - Sun, 12-5

September 5- 22, 2019Clubhouse Gallery
An exhibit featuring work by Charlene Li, Sue Banks, Karen Israel, Irene Hilbert, Martha Galuszka & Rita Bond.

Jennifer Davies: Fibers

 New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT.
 The show is downstairs in the rotunda and the dining room - on view now through Saturday November 9th. 

Image may contain: 1 person, beard and text

Faculty Exhibition   |  September 5–27, 2019 

The annual Faculty Exhibition features new works from the distinguished faculty of the Hartford Art School who teach art history, ceramics, drawing, foundation studies, illustration, integrated media arts, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and visual communication design. 

  • Artist Talks: September 19 and 25, noon-1 p.m
  • Location Harry Jack Gray Center Joseloff Gallery
  • 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Please park in the visitor section of Lot K.

Hi friends, we are excited to announce our next artist in the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery. Judy Perry, an accomplished painter, from Old Saybrook entitles this exhibit, “She is Water: Healing Sources, Healing Forces.” Judy’s exhibit will run from September 21 – November 11, 2019. The opening reception for this exhibit will be Sunday, September 29, 2-4 p.m in addition to an artist talk at 2:30 pm. While preparing the collection of works for the exhibit, Judy Perry realized that her stages of creation visually reflect the steps of her personal healing journey. The revelation will be the topic of her artist talk.
In addition, oSunday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m., poets from the Connecticut River Poets and Guilford Poets Guild will be creating poems based on the works in Judy’s show.  For additional information:

Wisdom House
Marie Louise Trichet Gallery
229 E Litchfield Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759


“A Summer State of Mind” is celebrating the end of summer and the transition into fall. The show will feature new artwork from many returning gallery artists including Nancy Lasar, Avery Danziger, Natasha Karpinskia, Kate Stiassni, and David Dunlop, as well as introducing Jeffrey Neumann, Nadia Block, and Hannah Jung.  This exhibit will run through October 27th, 2019.
Open Thursday to Sunday from 11 to 4PM or by appointment or by chance.
Email or call 860-435-1029
The White Gallery | 342 Main StreetLakeville, CT 06039

William Baczek Fine Arts

Robert Sweeney's oil paintings subtly blend the personal with the technical, skillfully drawing in elements from the history of painting and and personal moments and details. His landscape paintings depict scenes from locations as varied as Italy, Boston, the Pioneer Valley, and his wife, Barbara's garden. As he puts it, “My painting is grounded in exploring particular qualities of life and gesture I perceive in the natural world. These elements evoke for me a haunting distillation of the human condition.”

William Baczek Fine Arts, Inc. | 36 Main St.Northampton, MA 01060

 Myth and folktales are creative stories that function as an attempt to find sacred meaning in an unclear world and explain phenomena that are mysterious or troubling. Real-world problems such as death and disease are given form as monsters and demons, while mysterious forces like love and the wind become deified. Lessons are taught, origins and endings explained, connections between humans and nature are defined. These tales have shifted and evolved through time and across cultures, providing a valuable insight into the human psyche over the ages.
“Otherworldly & Divine” is a multimedia group show that peers through the gauzy curtains of the realms of mythology and folklore. The intention of the artists involved is to appreciate the mutability of these stories while also contributing their own thoughts, hopes and fears into the world-pantheon of supernatural beings. This exhibition is curated by Gabrielle Shea.

Hygienic Art Inc. | 79 Bank StreetNew London, CT 06320

The Art Museum, USJ and the Bank of America would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of Shared Space: A New Era |  Photographs from the Bank of America Collection. This exhibition explores an evolving social landscape captured in photographs and video created over the span of nearly twenty-five years. Eighteen artists from nine countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact - from city streets to rural landscapes - have evolved alongside our access to a virtual "global village." 

The Art Museum is located in Bruyette Athenaeum on the University of Saint Joseph's West Hartford campus. The public open hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; closed Monday. Admission is free of charge. For more information or if you have any questions, contact the Art Museum at 860.231.5399 or

Melted Pots and Cooked Books is the fall/winter exhibit at the library focusing on our collective shifting and intersecting food experiences. Our celebrations are enactments of old traditions, blended with new innovations, contemporary preferences and often necessary modifications and modernizations. This project interacts with those from both oral and written traditions and seeks to engage all the senses, including scent and taste, into the traditional word and image setting of the art gallery. 

Immerse yourself in art at Whiting Mills’ Open Studios, on the third Sunday of every month. Many of the studios and businesses are open each weekend and during the week, but the Open Studios event each month promises most will be open to browse, explore, learn, and shop. Check out why Whiting Mills was named Best of New England by Yankee Magazine. Upcoming dates: September 21 and October 20. Whiting Mills, 100 Whiting Street, Winsted.

Second Annual River Valley Art Tour

Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
Opening Party: Friday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Essex Art Association, 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT

Forty-two artists showing a wide selection of art in 24 homes and studios located within the towns of Chester, Deep River, and Essex.

The tour includes a concurrent show of over 120 works at the Essex Art Association Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days of the tour.
  Visit our website for list of artists, addresses, a map and more details: 

s h i f t  :  r e v i s i t e d 

S u z a n   S c o t t

S o l o   E x h i b i t i o n

Artist's Reception: Thursday, September 5, 5-7pm

September 3 - October 25 2019 

Jamie Gagarin Community Gallery

Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield CT

At the Elusie Gallery

Diversity in Art

a group exhibit by
Artists at the Crossroads

September 14 - October 5

Formed in 2011, “Artists at the Crossroads” is a group of 12 impassioned professional artists from the Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut region. Collectively they present an eclectic body of work covering all mediums and styles of fine art including traditional, contemporary and three dimensional. Each artist is encouraged to pursue individual endeavors, but their greatest pride is reflected in the scope and range of group shows like this one.

Grand Opening Reception
October 4

Join us as we kick off our month long festival. Find one work by every participating CWOS artist + pick up your free map & guide. On Orange Street you'll find the return of the New Haven Night Market.

Artist Opps:


The deadline to enter work in
"West Hartford in Pictures"
exhibit is coming up!

We'll be accepting work
Thursday, September 26, 6-8 p.m.,
and Friday, September 27, 10 – 12 noon.

This exhibit is open to all work that captures the diversity of West Hartford,
from its culture, community, families,
industry, landscape, architecture, and history to politics.

Open to all mediums including painting, collage, photography
and sculpture based art that captures the beauty and diversity of West Hartford.

Award: $250 Peoples Choice Award

Annual Submissions
Hygienic Exhibitions
Submissions are open for 2020 exhibition proposals. Submissions deadline is September 21st, 2019. Applicants will be contacted after the the curatorial committee reviews all submissions.


To be considered you will need:
  • Artist statement
  • Artist resume, which will include show history
  • Show concept
  • Portfolio of representative works (jpeg.s Digital Submissions please) 8-10 representative images (note if your images are too large you will need to resize
  • or the form will not submit).
  • Contact information

Artists are encouraged to work in groups to develop show concepts. Show concepts include artwork, participating artists and show name. When applying with a group show please include information representing each artist: resume, statement and representative works. Solo art shows will be considered, but for a better chance to being accepting please consider forming a group conceptual show. APPLY NOW!


TWO WEEKENDS -  November 9 & 10 / 16 & 17
Hartford's City-Wide "art extravaganzas"! Half the city will open each
weekend making it more enjoyable and accessible for our visitors!
Open your own studio or art-related venue (generally for only one weekend)
Artists living outside of Hartford are welcome to join a visiting artist venue.


Click here to register online

Registration Fee $60 - Group Rates Available (no fee for performers)
Individuals & Businesses can sponsor an artist for as little as $75
To participate in only the GROUP SHOW running the month of November  $35 (1-2 pieces)

10th Annual Exhibit of Paired Works by Artists and Their Current/Former Teachers
Please Note - this is NOT a call for collaborative works.
TAPPED will feature works made by distinct individuals, paired side-by-side.
* It is important to note that this project is open to CURRENT or PAST professor/student pairs. The 'student' half of the pair may be a college freshman, a retired veteran, or at any stage in between. Likewise, the instructor half of the pair may be currently or no longer teaching. The sole criteria for the pairing is that the relationship between the two was a formal teacher/student one at some point in time. 

Submission deadline: October 6, 2019
For complete details and to apply online visit:
email with any questions


Call for Entries
"SOLO 2020"
Juried Competition for New England Artists
Juror: Andrew Witkin, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston

Deadline: October 1, 2019
Questions? Email Gary Duehr, Gallery Manager: