Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Collections, Community and Conversation at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society

Stringed instrument tuners
© Danbury Museum
The exhibit "Collections, Community and Conversation...Continued" opens at at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society on Saturday, January 31 and runs through March 21, 2015. Last year's exhibition of collections from the Greater Danbury community was a hit, so this year they are featuring more from the area's discerning collectors.

"Huntington Hall, the museum exhibit space, is filled with a wealth of interesting objects gleaned from the collections of individuals from The Greater Danbury area.
On display is an eclectic mix of objects including vintage bottle openers, angels, custard cups, militaria, American pottery, bells, abalone shell decorated items, Disney memorabilia, embroidered aprons & crocheted potholders, kites and more."

The museum is located at 43 Main St., Danbury, CT. The museum is open Wed. through Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours of our historic buildings on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Discounts we currently offer

Some of you may not know that Still River Editions offers member discounts though several professional organizations. You can either inform us at time of order by e-mail, phone, face to face, or by checking the appropriate box on our online order form.

Look for these discounts on the organization's websites:





Thursday, January 22, 2015

"The Generator" arts meetup at Watershed Gallery

A bi-monthly arts storytelling series meetup called The Generator meets at at Watershed Gallery on Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. ($5 cover pre-registered, $10 at the door).

According to the meetup website: "Presented by the Ridgefield Arts Council The Generator is a bi-monthly get together for artists and all people interested in the Arts community. Modeled on the salons of the early 20th Century, The Generator looks to encourage an active and vibrant community of artists from all disciplines in Ridgefield."

This month's event's featured guests will be Bill Franzen, writer, Missy Stevens, fiber artist, and David Ray, Songwriter.

Watershed Gallery is located at 23 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT. Facebook events page invite may be found here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

100@100 at WCSU Benefit for the Department of Art Exhibitions

100@100 Off-the-Wall Art Exhibition & Fundraiser--100 artists, 100 artworks, 100 tickets, 100 dollars. The event will be held in the gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center at WCSU, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 4 - 7 pm (requires paid tickets, however there is a free preview opening from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 5)

100 artists donated pieces for this "off the wall" style fundraiser that supports the Department of Art Exhibitions Program.

There are two types of tickets--according to the website "All $100 ticket holders' names will be randomly drawn at the Off-the-wall fundraiser to go select an artwork to take home off the wall. $25 general admission tickets are also available for those who would like to attend the event for food, drinks and fun."

Tickets may be purchased online here.

[When a list of artists participating becomes available, I will publish it here.--LG]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lisa Cohen exhibiting in Bedford Art Show 2015, Bedford, NY

"Lone Horse"
© Lisa Cohen
Lisa Cohen, who recently exhibited at the Gallery at Still River Editions, is exhibiting at the Bedford Art Show January 23 - 25, 2015. Her black and white photographs capture moments in the lives of the horses who are her subjects, as well as the breathtaking American landscapes where she encountered them.

From the website: "St. Matthew's Church of Bedford, NY has been holding it’s annual Art fair since 1972.  During that time our focus has been connecting local artists and affordable artwork with the Bedford community and to support local charities.

The art show 2015 is curated by Inness Hancock and Susan Grissom. Susan Grissom is the Gallery Director of The Lionheart Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Pound Ridge, New York."

St. Matthew's Church is located at 382 Cantitoe St., Bedford, NY. Also of local interest--it is approximately five minutes away from the Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah, NY.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition at Katonah Museum of Art

"Crescent Use"
© Eric Camiel
Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition at Katonah Museum of Art, January 18 through February 15, 2015.

The list of accepted artists from around New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut may be found here and includes among them Mark Savoia of Still River Editions, as well as local sculptor Eric Camiel (Camiel's sculpture, "Crescent Use", is at left), and mixed-media artist Stacey Kolbig, of New Fairfield.

From their website: "The definition of space is one of the fundamental features of visual representation in twentieth and twenty-first century art. From the oscillating layers of a C├ęzanne painting to the deep corridors of depth in a de Chirico work, artists have addressed the elements of three dimensions in various and often competing ways. Using film as light cutting through space, contemporary artist Anthony McCall’s work, Line Describing a Cone (1973) inspires this year’s theme; the piece is spatial and temporary, with light the primary medium giving form to an environment. Artists are invited to explore the meaning of space in their work, using whatever materials and expressive outlets they require. Representing space is but one potential feature; experiencing with works that proclaim their physical relationship to their environment another."

The exhibit was juried by Eva Respini, Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay St., Katonah, New York.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Carriage Barn seeking entries for SPECTRUM: 26th Annual Show (no photography)

The Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT seeks submissions in all media except photography focusing on the exhibition theme "Elemental Energies" for SPECTRUM, it's 26th Annual Show. Prospectus found here. Entry deadline January 29, 2015. The exhibit will run Saturday, February 28 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. 

From their email to artists: "Artwork in all media, except photography, will be considered. Artists should make note of exact materials and any distinctive presentation of the artwork if applicable.

This year's exhibition theme, Elemental Energies, focuses on the four elements, namely earth, air, fire, and water. These four elements of astrological tradition refer to the vital forces or energies that make up the universe. A tradition of representing the elements in art stems back to the Renaissance and was especially popular in the Netherlands. This system of ordering the world can be interpreted broadly. For example, Earth can be represented by landscapes, animals, plants, or works made of natural materials. Fire, the element that is used to create sculpture or glass, can categorize most three-dimensional works or be represented literally.

Amy Smith-Stewart is the Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield."

Photographs by Moses Pendleton at Five Points Gallery, Torrington

Five Points Gallery is host to two exhibitions from January 8 to February 7, 2015: "Moses Pendleton Photographs and Takes Long Walks in the Country)" and "Eliptoids: A Quiet Collaboration of Shapes + Shadows", which features the work of Rick Eddinger and Whitey Jenkins. 

Moses Pendleton, the artistic director of MOMIX dance company, photographs dancers echoing natural forms as well as the forms in nature that inspire his choreography. There is an excellent article in the Register Citizen which talks about his process.

Still River Editions is proud to have printed Mr. Pendleton's images for the exhibit.

There was an opening reception for both exhibits on Friday, January 9, and there will be an artist conversation with Moses Pendleton on Saturday January 17 at 6 pm. There will be an artist conversation with Rick Eddinger and Whitey Jenkins on Friday, January 23 at 6 pm. 

MOMIX's "35th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Company Favorites" is in performance at the Warner Theatre in Torrington on Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, both at 8 p.m.

Five Points Gallery is located at 33 Main St., Torrington, CT. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Nor’Easter: The 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition at the New Britain Museum

"Planet Study #3"
© Mark Savoia
"Nor’Easter: The 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition" opens at the New Britain Museum of American Art with a reception on Sunday, January 11, 1 - 2:30 pm. The museum is located at 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, Connecticut.

The exhibition highlights the work of emerging artists in all media and expose contemporary visual arts to a wide audience. It was juried by Sharon Butler, artist and author of the influential art blog Two Coats of Paint. The awards are as follows -- first prize, Ernest Jolicoeur; second prize, Naya Bricher; third prize, Roxanne Faber Savage; juror’s award: Ron Lambert.

Mark Savoia, the co-owner and Master Printmaker of Still River Editions is among the exhibitors.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Dreamless, Unalive, Perfect: Photographs by William Frucht" at the Gallery at Still River Editions

"Opera House, Ansonia, Ct."
© William Frucht

“Dreamless, Unalive, Perfect,” the first solo exhibition of photographs by Danbury resident William Frucht, takes place at the Gallery at Still River Editions from January 10 through March 27, 2015. There is an opening reception on Saturday, January 10 from 2 pm - 4 pm.

The 12 black-and-white landscape photographs in the show, which Frucht printed himself, find beauty in decay of manmade objects and their reclamation by nature. In his artist’s statement, he says, “Over time, the things we discard and forget have grown larger and more complex. Once it was stone arrowheads, now it is houses, stores and factories. These things, once abandoned, immediately begin to vanish as nature begins the slow work of taking them back.… I am less interested in what people took away from these places than in what they left behind, and what happened to it.”

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT. Normal business hours 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, and during posted hours for special events.