Community Arts Partnership Program grant applications available
The Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program (CAPP) grant has provided numerous Stamford-based arts and cultural organizations with funding to initiate special projects within the city for over 10 years. The grant highlights Mayor David R. Martin’s commitment to increasing the participation and accessibility of art throughout Stamford. This year the city has committed $100,000 in grant funding for projects by Stamford-based arts organizations or individual artists backed by a Stamford-based non-profit.
Jul 3, 2018 - 1:57:32 AM

Simsbury Chamber Salutes New Sculpture Exhibit with Sold-Out Event
This summer, Simsbury’s streets, gardens and breathtaking scenery are home to 32 lifelike sculptures created by Seward Johnson. Sponsored by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce, the hand-painted sculptures will be on display in numerous locations around town from now until September 15th.
May 28, 2018 - 7:12:57 AM

The Loft Artists Association Announces Summer Art Saturday Workshops
The Loft Artists Association in Stamford, CT invites children ages 7 to 14 to again spread their creative wings this summer at a series of creative art workshops. The fifth annual Summer Art Saturday Workshop Program runs each Saturday 10 AM – 12PM from June 23 to August 11 and will feature explorations in Fimo clay, robot recyclables, poured and dripped painting, collage, watercolor, pressed flowers, cubist portraits and more — all taught by the LAA’s professional, award-winning artists.
May 8, 2018 - 7:21:02 AM

Timely Exhibition Highlights The Work of Contemporary Female Artists
The Westport Arts Center presents Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art on view from March 23 – June 2, 2018. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Gorayeb, the Executive Director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a non-profit art historical research foundation based in New York. For nearly two decades, Gorayeb has specialized in art historical research on the provenance and attribution of works of art. More
Mar 15, 2018 - 5:31:59 AM

Stamford's LAA to hold annual 2018 Come Draw with Us
The Loft Artists Association invites people of all ages to participate in two “Free Community Drawing Events” to be held Saturday March 17 and Saturday March 24 from 12 to 3:30 pm at 575 Pacific Street.
Feb 5, 2018 - 9:03:20 AM

WCSU hosts competition for artists to perform, exhibit on campus
The Western Connecticut State University School of Visual & Performing Arts will host a competition in support of art and artists this spring. Artists of all disciplines (theatre, dance, art, music and film) — from up-and-coming artists to seasoned professionals — are encouraged to apply with either large- or small-scale projects and in various stages of completion. Through an application process adjudicated by the VPArts Commission, the selected artists will be awarded the opportunity to collaborate and present work in the university’s state-of-the-art Visual and Performing Arts Center free of charge. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Feb. 1, and finalists will be notified by Thursday, Feb 15. There is an application fee of $30.
Jan 22, 2018 - 6:42:53 AM

Wilton Library welcomes FCAA artists in exhibition opening Jan. 5
After the hubbub of the holidays, Wilton Library offers art lovers a tranquil stroll through its gallery, reading room and reference area to reflect on “Fairfield County Arts Association Winter Collection” exhibition, opening on Friday, Jan. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features ten area artists from the collective who will be showcasing myriad subjects, styles and media. The featured artists include Deirdre Abbotts – Westport, Karin Brey – Trumbull, Gail Ingis Claus – Fairfield, Harold Davis – Bridgeport, Diane Desmond – Fairfield, Nina Marino – Norwalk, Linda McKie-McClellan – Westport, Patty Omonte – Trumbull, Jason Pritchard – Fairfield, and Eva Rogoff – Trumbull. More
Dec 19, 2017 - 10:11:25 AM

Pop In To a Pop Up at the Westport Arts Center November 15
Pop in to a special fall Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, November 15 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, November 18. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on November 15.
Nov 3, 2017 - 6:07:27 AM

The Palace Theatre to feature works of Darien artist Jan Dilenschneider
Jan Dilenschneider, a Darien landscape artist who has championed the cause of preserving our environment in exhibits worldwide, will display her paintings in a new show titled “Paint the Beautiful World” at Stamford’s Palace Theatre.
Sep 15, 2017 - 4:10:46 PM

Poets In Conversation at NPL October 5
Join NPL, once again, this fall for Poets In Conversation at the Norwalk Public Library. Each evening will feature two poets, who will read from their works and discuss the writing life with the audience. All programs, September through December, will take place the first Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m., in the Main Reading area of the library, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. For the second year, Norwalk’s Poet Laureate, Laurel Peterson, has brought together a diverse group of published poets for what promises to be an interesting series.
Sep 13, 2017 - 1:54:44 PM

Pequot Library calls for artists' entries for "The Story of Art"
Pequot Library is seeking art submissions for the 20th Annual Art Show, “The Story of Art.” Online submissions must be received by midnight on September 15, 2017 in order to be considered for entrance in this juried exhibition. The exhibition will be held at Pequot Library October 14 – 22, 2017.
Aug 22, 2017 - 2:54:44 AM

Loft Artists Present 4th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition
The Loft Artists Association announces its fourth annual Tri-state juried exhibition of work by artists from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, to be held from August 26th to September 24th in their galleries at 575 Pacific Street in Stamford. $1,000 in cash prizes will be presented at an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on September 8th from 6 to 8 pm.
Jul 31, 2017 - 2:43:41 AM

Stamford's Franklin Street Works to Honor Connecticut’s Public Art Program Specialist Tamara Dimitri and Chicago Artist Cheryl Pope
Franklin Street Works, a not-for-profit contemporary art space in Downtown Stamford, will honor Connecticut arts advocate Tamara Dimitri and Chicago artist Cheryl Pope at its benefit party, “Get Out! Making Art Public” on Saturday, September 16, 5:00-8:00 pm
Jul 26, 2017 - 8:34:20 AM

37th Faber Birren Color Show
The Stamford Art Association will present the "37th Faber Birren Color Show" at its Townhouse Gallery September 24 through October 26, 2017 and the opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 24 from 4-6 pm. 45 national artists will present their interpretations of color in this juried multimedia art exhibit. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. The juror for this exhibit is Devon Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate, formerly Director's Assistant at Pace, Modern and Contemporary Art Department Research Assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and researcher at MoMA. $2500 in cash awards will be presented at the opening reception.
Jul 6, 2017 - 9:00:42 AM

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to present new works by artist Jan Dilenschneider
Twenty new paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider will be featured at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in an exhibition entitled, Eco Visions, that opens on July 12, 2017, and runs through October 5, 2017, with a reception on Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be curated by Gail Ingis.
Jun 16, 2017 - 7:54:14 AM

Kellogg Environmental Center Hosts Art Show Opening
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host an art show opening for a display of artwork from Blue Rock Studio, Oxford, on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby. The public is invited to attend the Opening and meet the artists. The exhibit is free and will be open to the public through July 23.
Jun 16, 2017 - 7:52:16 AM

Wilton Library pays tribute to Branchville SoHo Gallery June 9
They all use to hang decorously on the walls of the Branchville SoHo Gallery of Contemporary Art and now they have one more chance to be seen together before they move on to be cherished and loved in people’s homes. Paula Reens, who passed away last month, and her husband Lou Reens, Wilton residents for the past 49 years, made a decision to have the remaining paintings from their contemporary gallery they owned in Ridgefield, CT placed on display at Wilton Library and have the library be the beneficiary of one hundred percent of the proceeds. The public will be able to see fifty paintings of some of America’s well-regarded contemporary artists at the opening reception of “The Branchville SoHo Gallery Estate Art Exhibition” on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. Artists such as Ben Benn (1884-1983), Jack Youngerman (b. 1926), Marvin Hayes (b. 1939; lived in Wilton 1965 - 1991) and Robert Heindel (1938 – 2005), among others will be featured.
May 23, 2017 - 5:58:09 AM

Fairfield Students District-wide Art Show at Pequot Library
Pequot Library is honored to host Fairfield Public Schools’ 43rd Annual District-wide Art Show, from Friday, May 26 - Friday, June 2, 2017 in the Auditorium and Reading Room. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. To better facilitate the town’s participation, encouraged viewing times for elementary schools are between 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and for secondary schools from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
May 20, 2017 - 5:52:25 AM

Franklin Street Works presents a group exhibition exploring queerness through the lens of class and vice versa
“The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor” opens with a free, public reception on Sunday, May 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m. There will also be a pre-reception panel from 3:00-4:00 pm. The group exhibition is on view through August 27.

Franklin Street Works, a not-for-profit art space in Stamford, presents its new exhibition, “The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor.”
May 15, 2017 - 8:04:47 AM

The Loft Artists Association presents "Organic Metropolis" works by Yuko Ike and Lucienne Buckner
“Organic Metropolis” is a collaborative exhibition of two different genres by two diverse artists. Yuko Ike, a painter, and Lucienne Buckner, a sculptor, will combine, contrast and collaborate their talents in a "dual solo" show. The exhibit will run from May 6 through June 11 in the Loft Artists Association East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street in Stamford, CT. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday May 6, from 6 to 8 pm.
May 1, 2017 - 10:54:53 AM

Highlight: New Canaan, a special, limited-engagement exhibition of emerging artists from Los Angeles and New York City at Silvermine through May 7
Artists, gallerists, and art luminaries from the New York, Connecticut, and Northeast regional art worlds packed Silvermine’s historic galleries for the opening of Highlight: New Canaan. The reception on the evening of April 22nd garnered impressive sales as well as widespread support from the community. Featuring nationally and internationally-known contemporary artists based in New York City and Los Angeles, this special exhibition will be on view through Sunday, May 7.
Apr 26, 2017 - 7:55:26 AM

Rowayton Arts Center Announces Winners of “Abstraction”
The winners, selected by juror Riad Miah, an educator and award-winning abstract painter from New York City, were announced at Sunday’s opening reception of Abstraction at the Rowayton Arts Center. Norwalk artist Katharine Draper won Best In Show for her abstract in mixed media, “Entwine,” and was also awarded the Hu Lindsay cash award of $250. This memorial award honors the legacy of Hu Lindsay, a longtime RAC president and graphic designer who died last year. The Lindsay family was at the reception to present the award. The show runs from April 2 through April 23. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday: 11-5pm, Sunday: 1-4 pm. (Closed Monday.)
Apr 4, 2017 - 12:34:55 AM

Slow Art Day in Rowayton
The Norwalk Arts Commission, in partnership with the Rowayton Arts Center is hosting this year’s SLOW Art Day program on Saturday, April 8th from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Rowayton Arts Center. Riad Miah, an award-winning New York artist and educator, will lead participants in a conversation about artwork he judged for RAC’s Abstraction – Abstracts exhibit*. The SLOW art experience offers an intimate, guided look at just a few pieces, along with engaging dialog over light refreshments. Space is limited, and advance registration is required with a $5 per person fee. Tickets available
Mar 30, 2017 - 6:46:54 AM

Westport Arts Center Announces Martini Madness Gala in May 2017
The Westport Arts Center has announced the theme of Martini Madness for its annual fundraiser gala that will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, CT. Tickets will go on sale March 2, 2017.
Feb 24, 2017 - 5:36:15 AM

World Renown Photographer Steve McCurry Donates Photograph To Housatonic Museum of Art
World renown photographer Steve McCurry generously donated one of his favorite photographs to the Housatonic Museum of Art. The piece, which was part of the museum’s recent exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, is named ‘Dust Storm.’ The photograph depicts a group of women huddling together during a sudden dust storm, protecting themselves against blowing wind and sand. Taken in Rajasthan, India in 1983, the picture appears in his book, Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs, which gathers many of his most beautiful photographs from around the globe.
Feb 16, 2017 - 5:09:07 AM

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