Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Flanders Paintout Event --Prizes, Registration

Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury CT is having a plein air event May 21st. Open to the first 50 registrants.  For more information, click Flanders artist registration page.  Or, call the center at 203-263-3711 .  

Paint the Farm Artist Challenge

Saturday, May 21
11 AM at the Van Vleck Santuary
Flanders “Paint the Farm” Artist Challenge is a timed event for artists to create works of art during Farm Day. 

This non-juried event is open to all plein air artists working in all media and includes a “Wet Paint” exhibition/sale from 3 – 4 PM at our hay wagon main stage. Visitors and art buyers can place bids in the silent auction or “buy it now” to take home newly created artwork. Flanders commission is 30% from Wet Paint Sales.

Plein air artists are required to arrive by 11 AM and must finish a painting by 2 PM to participate in the judging and wet paint sale.

The surrounding areas of the Van Vleck farm offer a wide range of subjects, including historic barns, water views, gardens, antique machinery and farm animals. Musicians, period correct costumed Colonial and Native American demonstrations, and a many other colorful outdoor views will inspire paintings.

Monetary prizes will be awarded included a People Popular Choice award where farm day visitors will vote for their favorite art and the Natalie Van Vleck Award for Best of Show.

Location: the Van Vleck Sanctuary located on Flanders Road in Woodbury CT  
To Register:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

POP 2016 Schedule of Paintouts

Please take out your calendar and make plans to paint, make new friends, have fun at POP's schedule of paintouts for the season from May to October.  Be sure to check Google Calendar before you head out, for the latest details. (See Calendar Tab.)  Eblasts and updates will also be posted on Facebook and here as well.
NEW:  sign up to be a featured volunteer teacher/painter, to share your talent and experience with a beginner one-on-one for the morning or afternoon (you supply easel and materials).  Your name will be featured in pre-publicity.  Newbie painters will need to preregister for the session.  Zufar Bikbov is our first volunteer teacher!

Private Estate, Roxbury CT (Pre-registration)
May 14, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, (Rain Date May 15th)

Topsmeade State Forest
Litchfield, CT
June 25, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Great Hollow Preserve
New Fairfield, CT
July 9, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Three Rivers Park
Woodbury, CT
scheduled for August 13, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Bent of the River Audubon Center
Southbury, CT
September 17, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Featured volunteer:  Zufar Bikbov

Middlebury Land Trust's Brookdale Farm Open Day and Fenn's Pond
Middlebury, CT

October 1, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Create Your Own Art Career With Vince Giarrano

Vince Giarrano will give a career building workshop at Gallery 25
in New Milford on Sunday May 22nd.

Create Your Own Career in Art 
with Vince Giarrano

Learn to navigate the waters of the art market and how to discover your ideal place in it.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 From 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Vincent Giarrano, one of the area’s most accomplished fine artists, has transitioned from the commercial art world to full time artist. It took Vince nearly 16 years to make and realize his dream. Join your fellow artists as he shares his research and the steps he took to make his success.
The cost for this program is $20.00. Bring a sketchbook or notebook to write in.
Seating is limited, so please REGISTER as soon as possible
Contact Gallery 25 at (860) 354-6009 Email: