Thursday, March 5, 2015

Call for Artists - Kent Art Show

Receiving for the first member show of the year is this Saturday, 3/7 from 10am - 2pm. Artists may become members at receiving.
Meet the artists at the awards reception Saturday, 3/14 from 2 - 4 pm. The show runs from Sunday, 3/8 through 4/12.
Prospectus available online.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Grant Applications Due March 31, 2015

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Deadline: March 31, 2015
$1000.00 Working Art Grant/Purchase Award

The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is a meager one-time purchase award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist's ongoing art making process.

The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media. As a stipulation for eligibility to receive the Working Art Grant/Purchase Award, we ask that each prospective recipient be willing to exchange one of their works of our later mutual agreement in return. We will reimburse the artist's shipping costs.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these awards, please send us 5 digital images/files of recent work, (total mail size no larger than 2 MB please), or web links to video/multimedia, via email. No written proposals or CV's are required unless the artist would like to include them. Instead, please simply include in the body of your email current contact information, and send to: There is no application form.

There is an application review fee of $25.00, payable here:
which helps offset the costs of this effort to fund meaningful work by serious artists.

Grant recipients agree by submitting their completed application to limited use of their images or other representation of their artwork and general information to be featured on this site and corresponding promotional media. All rights will be retained by the artists.

Applications for the next deadline of the Working Art Grant/Purchase Awards must be submitted by midnight of March 31, 2015. All participants will be notified of results.

Coming this spring

The Trailer Box Season is soon to begin - Dinosaurs, painting and sculpture, photography, graffiti productions, a story telling masked lady, music, a random fire, the list is long, It all Starts April 18

Call for Submissions - Still River Editions

Call for submissions from the Gallery at Still River Editions (deadline May 1, 2015) for "Mobile Pics CT 2015", a Connecticut-themed cellphone photo show. Open to 150 photographs--please enter early so you don't get shut out!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Isabelle Day and Tom Reilly

Landscapes by Reilly, Day, & Jessel

Landscapes by Reilly, Day, & Jessel
The Washington Art Association presents paintings by local artists Isabelle Day of Milford, Robert Jessel of Torrington
and Thomas Reilly of Norwalk. This exhibition is a re-examination of traditional subjects in untraditional ways.

We are all encompassed by the landscape and the objects of our daily lives. often unappreciated in the rush of a busy day. At the Washington Art Association we can pause, observe and study three different portrayals of the land and objects surrounding us.

Isabelle Day focuses on simplifying shapes and using rich color to focus on the essential presence of her subjects. Robert Jessel on the other hand, utilizes patterns and distortions to remove preconceptions of space and push recognition to the limit. Thomas Reilly brings focus to the ordinary, allowing light to clarify and ennoble his landscapes. He treats spaces and places with the care of portraiture.

Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, March 7, from 4 - 6 pm.

The exhibition runs from March 7 through March 28.

Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm

For more information, please contact us either by telephone at 860.868.2878 or by email at

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

art supplies!!

Koenigs Art Emphorium in Southbury is closing its doors on March 31st. If you need art supplies, everything is on sale.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WCSU Art Departmant Spring Schedule 2015

The Visiting Artists Program continues with a great spring line up. All lectures are open to the public.

Feb. 23 MFA Visiting Artist Lecture: Mixed Media Artist, Andrea Sulzer, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144                                                   

Mar. 7 100@100: Off the Wall Fundraiser to support the Department of Art Exhibitions Program.  At the Fundraiser all $100 ticket holders’ names will be randomly drawn to select an artwork off the wall to take home. $25 general admission tickets will also be available for those who would like to attend the event for food, drinks and fun. All ticket sales will support the WCSU, Dept. of Art Exhibitions Program. This event is open to ticket holders only. Purchase tickets here . 4:00 - 7:00 PM, VPAC 
Mar. 9 MFA Visiting Artist Lecture: Painter, Sabrina Marques, 10:30 AM, VPAC 144                            

April 2 Gallery Opening: MFA Thesis Exhibition, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. On view through April 13th, Mon - Thurs, 12-4 PM, Sat-Sun 1-4 PM, VPAC  
April 8 Visiting Artist Lecture: Painter, Judy Glantzman, 11:00 AM, VPAC 144                             
April 20 Visiting Artist Lecture: Writer/Historian, Jennifer Samet & Gallerist, Steven Harvey , 11:00 AM, VPAC 144  

April 22 Gallery Opening: Senior Thesis Exhibition, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  On view through May 5th. Mon - Thurs, 12-4 PM, Sat-Sun 1-4 PM, VPAC     
Join us in the CITY! June 18 Gallery Opening: MFA Exhibition NYC, 5:00–8:00 PM Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., 4th floor, NY, NY. On view from June 16–July 3, Tues–Sat, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ginger Hanrahan

You are invited to the an unprecedented union of Post University and The Mattatuck Art Museum. On Friday February 20th, at 5:30 Post Art Faculty will showcase their art as well as the work of their students, in the Community Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. The artists featured at this event are (clockwise starting top right) Tracy Collamore, Sheri Schwartz,Ginger Hanrahan, Brad Gilchrist and John Rohlfing.
We hope to see you there!

Tara Tomaselli Photography - new opening date

New Exhibition: Coastal Collection
at Hancock Hall
31 Staples Street, Danbury, CT

February 13th 4:00-6:00 pm

This “Coastal Collection” includes images taken over the last four years. About half of these photographs were taken in Maine, with the remainder representing Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Turks & Caicos.
“Coastal towns have inspired me as an artist and photographer to capture and preserve beautiful moments and imagery. From seashells to seascapes, buoys to boats, and a variety of weathered architecture, I am drawn to their vibrant colors and captivating greys. Most often what I present is a close up view of an object or section of something larger. I want the composition to be simple, but interesting. I want to show the beauty in things no matter their current state.”
This exhibition is part of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut’s
Accessible Art Project.