Local Exhibitions and Events
On view at the Lyme Art Association: First Impressions, Nostalgia, Congratulations on view January 12 – February 22.
On view at the Slater Museum, Norwich, CT: 78th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition on view January 28-February 29.
On view at the Guilford Library, the Annual Guilford Art League Member Show, March 1 – March 31.
On view at The Zahn Gallery in the Middlesex Health Shoreline Medical Center, presents It’s All About Color featuring work from the innovative textile artists of Sisters In Cloth. Many of these women, who represent the Connecticut Shoreline from West Haven to Westbrook, have worked and exhibited together since 2000. On view February 5 through May 3.
Patrick Hackett, the Fundraising Coordinator for the Community Dining Room in Branford is looking for donations from local artists to be auctioned off at the event. All proceeds will go towards the day to day operations of the Community Dining Room which serves neighbors in need throughout the shoreline community providing daily lunch services and a variety of other meal programs to a vulnerable population. Contact Patrick Hackett if interested in donating an artwork.
Starting in February 2024, Elected Member and former CAS President, Liz Egan, will begin giving classes and workshops to small groups of 8 or less. Click here for information about Fundamentals of Drawing.
The Hamden Art League Open Studios run through Feb 22. Click here for more information.
The Hamden Art League is offering a critique with Eric March at the Eli Whitney Museum on Sunday, March 3. Click here for more information.
The Clinton Art Society is offering a critique with Eileen Eder at the Clinton Library on Saturday, March 2.
The Hamden Art League is hosting via Zoom art historian Bob Potter at 7 pm on Feb. 13, 2024 as he presents “Power and
Remembrance: Reclaiming Black Lives Through Art”. In honor of Black History Month, this lecture will
explore the art and lives of various artists through examples of their work, biographical profiles, historic
context and in videos where the artists share their own personal journeys as artists. Click here for more information.
In March, the Hamden Art League will host Marian Wittink who will speak and demonstrate, “Abstraction and Collage”. On April 9 at 7:00 pm is a demo by Jennifer Davies entitled “Magical Transformations, Japanese Fibers in Contemporary Art”, and on May 14 at 7:00 pm is a demo by Margot Rocklen on “Japanese Block Printing”.
The Lyme Art Association is offering a series of workshops. Click here for more information.
If you’re having trouble converting a photo from your phone into a jpg, follow the downloadable instructions here. Additionally, here’s a helpful article
Call to Artists
Lyme Art Association has two upcoming exhibitions, An Exhibition in Four Acts and All the Worlds a Stage (digital submission only) running from March 1 – April 11 , 2024. Click here for the prospectus.
West Hartford Art League is accepting submissions for the CT+6 Regional Exhibit , Deadline March 14. Prospectus details here.
The 3rd Annual Clinton Arts Festival is being held at the Abraham Pierson School, 75 E. Main St, Clinton, on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, June 23rd. The price of a 10’x10’ booth area is $40. If interested, please fill out the form with examples of your work to be juried.
The Ely Center for Contemporary Art Open Call for Artists deadline is March 17. The prospectus is available here.
Blogs Worth Reading
Oil painters might be interested in this video of an intimate look at colormaking at Gamblin and real conversations with the people behind the paint.
Oil Painters of America has interesting blogs well worth reading, particularly for representational painters. Here is an article about design and composition for landscape painters.
Red Dot Blog is a weekly blog by Xanadu Gallery. This week’s article is about artwork sizing.
Fine ArtViews Newsletter (FASO )also has an article about pricing your art on your website. The gist of it is that price transparency is key for new buyers. Source: https://www.hiscox.co.uk/sites/uk/files/documents/2018-04/Hiscox-online-art-trade-report–2018.pdf
Fine Arts Views has a 3 part series on pricing your art by Tina Garrett: https://fineartviews.com/blog/159448/pricing-your-artwork-part-1-where-to-start
Plein Air Painting
With colder weather approaching, CAS Plein Air Paint Outs are on hiatus and will return in the late Spring.