Monday, May 2, 2016

Phyllis Crowley: "Strata" at City Gallery

"Golden Pier"
© Phyllis Crowley
The photography of Phyllis Crowley is featured in the solo exhibition "Strata" at City Gallery, 994 State St., New Haven from May 5 - 29, 2016. There is an opening reception on Saturday, May 7 from 4 pm - 6 pm.

Crowley says, "These large-scale panels refer to geological layers of earth, water, organic growth, and include manmade objects. The multiple image pieces replace the traditional split second slice of the world with a narrative without a story."

Crowley's work is also featured at the Gallery at Still River Editions through May 27, 2016 in a solo exhibition titled "Off Peak," which opened on April 2.

Friday, April 29, 2016

New - Still River Editions discussion group

Still River Editions has started a new discussion group. General discussions of art, photography, and the digital printing process called Giclee. Its easy to sign up, you can post comments, questions, or anything else you would like. Give it a try here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Reprint Sale April 25-29, 2016!

We are having a flash reprint sale from today, Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29, 2016

Still River Editions is offering 15% off digital reprints of photos/artwork you've already had printed by us from Apr. 25th through 29th, 2016 (including additional prints made from new work when ordered during the sale period).

All you have to do is order reprints and the discount will be applied (excludes sales tax, shipping and all other services, cannot combine with other discounts.)

All work must be ordered during the sale period in order to receive the discount. You can email, call or come in. We have many files archived, so please call or email us.

If you want to upload a new file that you are ordering multiple prints from, use our handy online uploader

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Basic Digital Photography course at WCSU in June 2016 as part of Summer Art Workshops

© Elyse Shapiro
The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University is offering a Basic Digital Photography non-credited course taught by noted photographer and educator Elyse Shapiro as part of their offerings in Summer Art Workshops (see bottom for list of others). The course runs Mondays and Wednesdays from June 6 - 29 from 10 am - 12:30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $350.

From their Eventbrite: "Learn how to use your digital camera starting with all the technical aspects of camera operation and continuing with how to use the camera more creatively. We will discuss how to navigate through menus, modes and options simplifying the process from beginning to end. Discussions include downloading and organizing images as well basic enhancement tools in Photoshop. Additionally we will go into the wet darkroom and make photograms, which can be scanned and digitalized.
 * A Digital camera capable of manual operation is required for this workshop. No cell phone cameras."

The Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU is located on the Westside Campus at 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury.

Other summer art workshops offered during this time include Painting Workshop I - Painting the Light, Drawing from Nature, Etching without Acid: Monoprint & Drypoint, Bookmaking & Letterpress, Painting Workshop II - Anatomy of the Head & Portrait Painting from Life.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Musical Performance by Emma Soleil to benefit Danbury Arts in Action

© Emma Soleil
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Soleil is the featured performer at a coffeehouse-style benefit for Danbury Arts In Action at A Common Ground Community Arts Center, 33 Crosby Street, Danbury on Saturday, April 23rd.

The evening starts with an open mic (7:30 sign-up) and snacks and beverages will be available purchase. Admission is by free-will donation. All proceeds benefit Danbury Arts in Action, an organization providing arts mentoring and training to at-risk people in the Danbury area.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mary Jane Magoon at Burnham Library, Bridgewater, CT

© Mary Jane Magoon
Mary Jane Magoon, watercolorist, is the featured artist at Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT from April 10 - May 28, 2016.

Magoon says of her work on her website, "Living in rural Connecticut provides me with endless inspirational subjects. I am especially fascinated by the changing reflections of light and shadows on everyday objects. Reflected glass and windows are some of my favorite subjects to paint. The transparency of watercolor makes these reflections extraordinary and luscious."

She is a member of Northeast Watercolor Society, Kent Art Association, and the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Trailer Box Project Presents "Three Artists"

"Fiscal Cliff"
© Rita Valley
Trailer Box Project will be exhibiting the work of "Three Artists" from April 9 - May 7, 2016--Bob Keating (sculpture), Megan Marden (paintings), and Rita Valley (fiber art). There is an opening reception on Saturday, April 9 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm.

The Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd. Unit 15, Danbury, CT.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lotta Studio & West River Arts Present Second Saturday

"The Owl's Muse"
© Lys Guillorn
Lotta Studio and its sister project, West River Arts, will be hosting a Second Saturday event from 2pm - 6 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2016. All studios at 909 & 911 Whalley Ave. in New Haven will be open for viewings, conversations, and small exhibits from the following artists:

Shaun Holloway (Sekai), Katrina Goldburn, Lys Guillorn, Alex & Eric Epstein, Noe Jimenez, Luke Hansom, Susan McCaslin, Caryn Azoff, Don Wunderlee, Rob Roy, Howard El Yasin, Kate Stephen, Sarah Bratchell, Roy Hanscom, Mistina Hanscom, George Moore, Kieren Coleman, JoAnne Wilcox, Travis Carbonella, Johnathon Henninger, Violet Harlow, Chris Ferguson, Anthony DeCarlos.

Following the Open Studios, from 5-6pm, Lotta Studio will be hosting "Conversations in Blue" with exhibit curator Violet Harlow. The exhibit at Lotta Studio features works by Shaunda Holloway (Sekai), Katrina Goldburn, Lys Guillorn and Violet Harlow.

Other events of Second Saturdays:
10-4pm Live Chalk Art at Strange Ways
3-6pm Artist Reception at DaSilva Gallery for Gloria Laposka
10-4pm Exhibit at Kehler Liddell Gallery: Laura Barr & Penny Cook
4-8pm Happy Hour at West Side 2 Pint 0

Link to the Facebook event page

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Exhibit Opening at White Silo Farm & Winery

The gallery at the White Silo Winery in Sherman is hosting an artist's reception on Sunday, April 3 from 2 pm - 4 pm. The exhibit features Shona Curtis (photography), Mary Jane Magoon (Watercolor) and Cindy O'Connor (photography) and runs through May 1, 2016. The White Silo Winery is located at 32 CT-37, Sherman, CT.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WCSU MFA Program Thesis Exhibition 2016

Western Connecticut State University's Master of Fine Arts program's Thesis Exhibition for 2016 will be on view at Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., 2nd Floor, Danbury, CT from March 31 through April 11, 2016. There is an opening reception on Thursday, March 31 from 5 pm - 7 pm. The events are free and open to the public.

Artists presenting their theses this year are: Meghan Gargano Ballet, Charles H. Hollinger, and Lauren Elise Reeves.

Gallery hours at the VPAC are Mon. - Thurs. noon - 4 pm and Sat. - Sun. 1 pm - 4 pm.

The exhibit will also run at Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 West 25th St., 4th Floor, NY, NY from June 21 - July 9, 2016. The opening reception for New York will be Thursday, June 23, from 5 pm - 8 pm. Gallery hours at Blue Mountain are Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 6 pm.