SHS Presents SWC
curated show of Sharon Woman’s Club artists
July 15 – September 8, 2017
The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the next show in The Gallery @the SHS, “SHS Presents SWC”, an exhibition and sale of art by members of the Sharon Woman’s Club to be held at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum Art Gallery from July 15th until September 8th. Materials from the SWC archives which are in the SHS collection (including records of SWC’s work on local gardens, the Sharon beach and posters from the SWC Centennial exhibit) will be on display to complement the artwork. The Sharon Woman’s Club was organized in 1910 with the purpose to stimulate and encourage all efforts toward intellectual and social betterment in the home and in the community. The organization’s motto is “In Good Things, Unity; In Small Things, Liberty; In All Things, Charity.” The Club has consistently responded to the needs in our community throughout its history, compiling an impressive and enviable catalog of civic, educational and cultural contributions and accomplishments. Come enjoy diverse artworks in a variety of media and representing a wide range of subject matter created over the past two years by the talented members of this local service organization. Artworks will be available for purchase. All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum’s mission.
September 16 – October 27 “The Land We Love” (invitational exhibition featuring landscapes)
November 4 – December 15 “Have a Seat” (juried exhibition on the themes of chair(s), sitting or seating )
“No Place Like Home”
Juried Exhibition and Sale
May 6, 2017 through July 7, 2017
The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “No Place Like Home,” a juried exhibition and sale of artworks by local artists. Artists were invited to submit works in any medium (e.g. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Pastel, Ink, Graphite, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Assemblage, Fabric, Stone, Clay, Metal) that respond to, and reflect the artist’s interpretation of, the themes Home or Family.
The show is juried by style icon and lifestyle aficionado Carolyne Roehm. Cash prizes will be awarded to three works selected by Ms. Roehm. In addition, guests who attend the show’s opening night will have the opportunity to select their favorite work of art which will receive the “SHS Crowd Pleaser” award.
The exhibition will feature as its centerpiece the first public display of the SHS’s recent acquisition, a large oil portrait of three members of the Carley family of Sharon. Artifacts from the SHS collection will be on display to complement the artwork. The exhibit runs from May 6 through July 7, 2017. An opening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum’s mission.
NORTHLIGHT ART CENTER STUDENT SHOW
March 11, 2017 through April 28, 2017
The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the next exhibit in The Gallery @the SHS, the 7th Annual Northlight Art Center Student Show to be held at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum Art Gallery from March 11th until April 28th. Northlight Art Center was founded in 2010 by artist Pieter Lefferts. NAC, originally located in Sharon and now operating in Amenia, offers art classes for all ages taught by working professional artists in drawing, painting, photography and more. The public is invited to attend the artists’ opening reception on Saturday, March 11, from 5-7 PM. Refreshments will be served. Come enjoy diverse artworks created over the past year by students of all ages, including drawings, pastels, watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings representing a wide range of subject matter. Much of the artwork will be available for purchase. All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum’s mission.
Exhibition and Sale of Photographs by Members of the
Housatonic Camera Club
The Gallery @the SHS – January 14 through March 3, 2017
The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents an exhibition and sale of photographs by eight members of the Housatonic Camera Club, which runs from January 14 through March 3, 2017. An opening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. All purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum’s mission.
The Housatonic Camera Club was started in the mid-1950’s by Sharon resident Ward Hutchinson and is now composed of members from communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York who meet to share their love of photography, their experiences, travels, and expertise, and to educate one another and the public. Members work in prints, film, digital, color, and black & white mediums. Members exhibiting in this The Gallery @the SHS show are Jeffrey Breitman, William DeVoti, Lazlo Gyorsok, John Landon, George Mudge, Birgitt Pajarola, Jane Rossman and Bert Schmitz.
The Gallery @the SHS is located at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 18 Main Street, Route 41, Sharon, CT. The Gallery and Museum are open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday from 10-2 and by appointment. For more information and directions to The Gallery @the SHS, call (860) 364-5688. For additional information about the Sharon Historical Society & Museum and The Gallery @the SHS, visit www.sharonhist.org.
‘Heron and Fishermen’ by Lazlo Gyorsok
What’s the Big Idea? 2
An invitational exhibition and sale running from November 5 through December 16, 2016.
The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “What’s the Big Idea 2?”, a return of last year’s popular juried exhibition and sale of small scale artworks by local artists: Simon W. Biddle, Debra Billow, John Brett, M.J. Budzyn, Mary Anne Carley, BZ Coords, Jeff Joyce, Sybil M. Perry, Camille Raccanova, Richard Roney-Dougal, Diane Tomczak, Valerie von Volz, Lisa Deloria Weinblatt, and Linda Wenkert!
The show is once again juried and judged by Sharon residents Carl Chaiet and Lynn Kearcher. Cash prizes will be awarded to three works selected by the judges. In addition, guests who attend the show’s opening night will have the opportunity to select their favorite work of art which will receive the “SHS Crowd Pleaser” award.
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Other People (No. 1) by Camille Roccanova
Saturday, September 10th through October 28, 2016
“Distaff in Sharon: A Tribute to Melva Bucksbaum”, an invitational exhibition and sale running from September 10 through October 28, 2016.
The exhibition at The Gallery @the SHS takes its inspiration from the ground breaking 2013 show curated by Ms. Bucksbaum at the Granary in Sharon titled “The Distaff Side, ” a diverse exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography, and video by more than 100 female artists from the collections of Ms. Bucksbaum and her husband, Sharon resident Raymond Learsy.
The show at The Gallery @the SHS features work by local women artists Debra Bilow, Zelina Blagden, Tina Chandler, Karen LeSage, Ellen Moon, Catherine Noren, Sally Pettus and Kate Stiassni.
Video Interview: Art Curator Melva Bucksbaum on ‘The Distaff Side’: An exhibition
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Bold Strokes Sketches by Kate Stiassni (48″ x 37″)
The She Said, He Said Exhibition and Sale
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The invitational art exhibit and sale featured the works of seven local artist couples: Ellen Moon and Dave Colbert, Joel Schapira and Diane Schapira, Karen Culbreth and Scott Culbreth, Greg Lock and Sarah Anderson Lock, Carl D’Alvia and Jackie Saccoccio, Ingrid Freidenbergs and Jack Feder, and Alistair Jones and Shaari Horowitz.
Capturing the Spirit: The Art of Susan B. Durkee
(April 7 through May 7, 2010)
Susan’s exhibit, featured over 30 original, classic works including still lifes, landscapes, portraits and equestrian paintings.
About Susan B. Durkee
An award winning artist, Susan works out of her spacious West Redding, Connecticut studio, The Lobster Pot, so named by Mark Twain who owned the property at the turn of the century. Susan graduated from Greens Farms Academy, attended one year at the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont.
Her work is displayed in private collections throughout the Country. Susan has been featured on four Cable Television Shows, appeared in Fairfield Country Times, The Artist Magazine, MSNBC Connecticut News, The News Times, Signature magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, as well as the featured portrait artist in the Spring 2004 National Geographic article on Greenwich, Connecticut.
Susan specializes in traditional classic style portraiture. Since 1978, she has been commissioned to paint individual, civic, and corporate portraits. Among her corporate clients are U.S. Tobacco, the Cancer Research Institute, Wellesley College, the Mark Twain House, Hartford, Connecticut and Baylor University Medical Center. Memberships include: American Society Portrait Artists, Connecticut Society Portrait Artists, Salmagundi Club, New York, Artists Fellowship, New York, and Stroke of Genius, Oil Painters of America, Colonial Dames of America, State of Connecticut.
Near and Far.
Featuring pastels, oil and watercolor sketches of the Northwest Corner, the Adirondacks and Yellowstone National Park. Pieter Lefferts trained at the Art Students League of New York. His work is in collections throughout North America and abroad.
In Our Own Backyard… Five Women Express Life Where We Live. The show will run from November 8th to December 20th, with the reception on Saturday, November 8th from 5 – 7 PM.
Gallery visitors will experience the beauty of our area’s rolling hills, long vistas, fields and marshes, deep skies and stretches of water in artwork created by local artists. Dorothy Fox, Nancy Goldberger, Patricia Hogan, Linda Wenkert and Lilly Woodworth share their love of the Litchfield Hills and surrounding area with paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel.