Monday, February 22, 2016

Open Call - Submission This Week!!!

6th Annual Juried Open Call: With Guest Juror Paul Baylock
March 12 - April 2, 2016

Drop Off Dates: Feb 27th & 28th 1 - 6 p.m.
Pick-up dates for unaccepted work: March 5th & 6th 1 - 5 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION: Sat, March 12th 6 - 9 p.m.

-All 2d and 3d work may be entered but MUST have hanging wire
or proper display pedistol at time of drop-off.
-$20 for first entry, $5 for every entry after ( Max 5 entries )
- Not all work may be accepted. If artwork was not chosen
by juror, the artist must pick up work March 5/6th.
-All work at conclusion of show MUST be picked up April 2/3rd.

Paul Baylock, from New Britain, Connecticut graduated from Hartford Art School with Bachelors and Masters in Art Education. Paul taught art in New Britain at the middle and high school level for 38 years, retiring in 2012. Paul has been involved with the Art League of New Britain for the past seven years, presently serving as president. Paul has been involved in art making from an early age. He has sculpted, drawn and painted in all media and areas. His master’s show featured slipcast ceramics.  

Paul has continuously strived to be a better artist, training with Rachel Siporin, Dr. Michael Cipriano, Molly Bornstein, Jenny Knauss,and Zbigniew Grzyb. He has shown in many exhibits and has won his share of prizes and is included in many private collections. The work in this exhibit draws its inspiration from motifs and symbols of the industrial past of his hometown and his childhood exposure to ads and cartoons from Popular Science magazines

Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOVE BIRDS - This week's Paint N' Taste

Now you and your friends can join local art enthusiasts & try your hand at creating a masterpiece at Paris in Plantsville & Gallery Cafe.

Nationally recognized artist Sean Michanczyk will walk you through an entire 16" x 20" acrylic painting over the course of 2-2 1/2 hours while we treat you to some of the finest wines & Hors d'oeuvres the area has to offer.

What you need to bring?
Nothing! everything will be provided for you, paint, brushes, apron, canvas and of course Wine & Hors d'oeuvres are included by Greens & Beans 

What will we work on?
By the end of the class, you will have completed your very own 16 x 20 masterpiece with the help of Sean Michanczyk & gallery staff. Themed paintings are different with each class but season appropriate.

What are the important times to remember?

The class you've purchased is for Thursday, Feb 11th Session begins at 7 p.m., so be sure to come in 15 min early and get settled in for some fun!