Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Call to artists!

State Arts Grants 2017 Information Session

Thursday, February 25   1:00 - 3:00 PM


287 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810


Get familiar with State Arts Grants!
Better determine which is the best fit!
Letter of intent required by March 15
  • Arts & Community Impact Project Grants
  • Arts Learning Project Grants 
  • Public Art Community Project Grants
  • Regional Initiative Arts Project Grants (letter of intent is not required)
  • Supporting Arts in Place Grants
We strongly encourage you to attend if you have an interest in applying. Applies to representatives from arts organizations, municipal art departments, artists, arts programs of 501c-3 non-arts organizations, Pre K-12 schools and PTO's, venues that present arts programming - all welcome!    REGISTER

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

David Skora

David writes, "If all artists made the kind of art that tries to please everyone what you get is a boring vanilla world made up of automatons and sheep. A lot of conceptual art is challenging to look at and think about and a lot of it is crap.....this happens with everything else, Art, Music, Literature, Theater, Dance, etc. To get to the great stuff in Art, Music, Literature, Theater, Dance, etc. you have to explore all options, by experimenting and making the work challenging. Beloved artists like Van Gogh were thought in their time to be worthless and terrible. would you throw away a Van Gogh today? It's all perspective. Sure a lot of the conceptual art is shit but after going to a museum or gallery and seeing and experiencing art what do you remember seeing? probably the conceptual art that pissed you digs into your skin and makes you look at your self differently (a lot of people don't like that and want to play it safe all the time)...and that is the point of art.... hopefully to look at yourself and your world differently. on the other hand, if you don't like looking at challenging art you can always buy the poster of a kitty hanging on a bar with the words "hang in there baby" buy that poster and stick it up on your wall, tune your radio to top golden oldies station, sit back with a cup of warm milk and enjoy your boring life."

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jeanine Molnar

On view at Mad River Lofts Gallery through February 20, works by mosaicist Jeanine Molnar.
Mad River Lofts
A Place for Art, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
10 Bridge Street
Winsted, Connecticut 06098
(860) 469-3001

Monday, January 11, 2016

Alain Picard

HAPPY 2016!

I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start! Mine is proving to be a year full of exciting workshop opportunities both near and far. I'll be teaching in California, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Texas, China, and CT. With opportunities to study portraiture, still life and landscape subjects, there's truly something for everyone to enjoy. I'm really excited to announce that I have partnered with UART Sanded Paper to teach a workshop on the power of underpainting! Registration includes free UART paper, so sign up today for this amazing creative opportunity. May your year be full of beauty, wonder, and creative breakthroughs! 

Be Inspired,


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ival Stratford-Kovner '86, '02

Ival received notice that she will be exhibiting her artwork at the 104th Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA) in  Washington, DC. On Feb. 5..

She is currently exhibiting at the Bethel Chamber of Commerce and during the second half of January 2016 will be showing at the Bethel library in the children's section (PS 92 in Harlem students). Ival also has a painting on permanent display in this area. 

Ival adds, "I am teaching drawing workshops at an equestrian riding academy - including anatomy of a horse and I am offering art instruction at my newly renovated art studio in Bethel." 

As an Alumni Association Board member, Ival is working on the idea to create an Alumni Art Society similar to the Nursing Society at WCSU. She wants to bring artists to various locations to paint and explore. Send us your thoughts and ideas at Would you join? Where would you like to go?


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Karen Bonanno art exhibit

 writes about her opening 
at 7 PM - 8 PM
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    101 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford, CT 06776
My recent figure paintings will be exhibited at the Duffy Art Gallery at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT.

The opening reception is 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The exhibit runs through February 2, 2016.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Local Works at Still River Editions

LOCALworks January 9 – March 25, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, January 9, 2015 2 pm – 4 pm (snow date January 16, 2 pm – 4 pm) Featuring work in a variety of media by: Katie Bassett, Paul Berger, Karen Bonanno, Shona Curtis, Chris Durante, David Haislip, Jim Felice, Stacey Kolbig, Karin Mansberg, Michael Victor Pasquale, Alegre Poniros, Lori Robeau, Elyse Shapiro, Dayna Wenzel

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WAA - Call to Artists

Call to Artists
Washington Art Association is proud to announce Hugh O'Donnell as the juror for our 2016 member's exhibition. Monetary awards in painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture and a new award for portrait painting!

Hugh O'Donnell is an internationally recognized artist who has been exhibiting professionally since 1975. His work has been including in group and solo exhibitions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. He has been a faculty member at Boston University College of Fine Arts since 1996.

We're so proud to have Hugh O'Donnell as our 2016 juror and member of our community. Our 2016 member's exhibition will run from February 6th-February 27th.