Exhibitions

C U R R E N T   E X H I B I T :

Juried Open Photography Show

Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturrday, Feb. 23, 2019 from 5-7PM, awards announced at 6PM.
Gallery open Sun. 12-5PM, Fri. & Sat. 12-7PM

Download the Prospectus HERE

 

 

P A S T   E X H I B I T S :

It‘s The Season

Annual holiday show and Hands-On Holiday Train Exhibit. Dec. 22 featured photos with Santa.

 


Open Show – October 2018

Gallery 25 is pleased to present an Open Show for the month of October. Many, many thanks to Claudia Downey, show chairwoman. She did a fabulous job organizing the show and encouraging area artists to participate. Also, thanks to show judges, Susan Grisell, Elizabeth MacDonald, and Charles A. Ray. Judging is a tough job!
 
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is pleased to announce the winners in the 2018 Juried Open Show.  The exhibit includes more than 70 works in oils, acrylic, water-media, pastel, graphics, printmaking, mixed media, and 3-dimensional. Judges for the show were Susan Grisell from Gaylordsville, Elizabeth MacDonald from Bridgewater, and Charles A. Ray from New Canaan.
 
Best in Show was awarded to Bill Rice for “Wood Duck Feather in Basswood”. Other awards given were: Best in Oil/Acrylic to Tina Underwood for “Bowl of Lemons”; Best Watermedia to Chuck Fulkerson for “Flanders Plein Air”; Best Printmaking/Graphic to Hugh Kapets for “Box Drawing #E3”; Best Pastel/Mixed Media to Christine Mira Vitarello for “Saint Lazare”; Best Artisan Collection/3D to Eugene Marino III for “Untitled 2 (2 Heads)”. Honorable Mention was awarded to Maryilyn McFarland for “Housesitter”, Lorraine Ryan for “Metamorphosis”, and Susan P. Mullins for “La Troisième Fille”. The show continues through Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Summer Clay Show – August 2018

More than 20 Gallery 25 artists present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut, the uniqueness of the landscape, or historic landmarks.

Media represented includes oils, water media, graphics, jewelry, pottery, fused glass, wood turning and carving, and hand-pulled prints. Highlighting the show are four original paintings by New Milford artist Lorraine Ryan. These paintings depict traditional American quilt patterns as seen on barns along the New Milford Barn Quilt Trail. Information on the trail is available at: http://newmilfordfarmlandpres.org/barn-quilt-trail. Maps of the Barn Quilt Trail are available at Gallery 25.

Continuing until July 29, this show spans several community activities that may be of interest to New Milford residents, visitors, and other artists.


Gallery 25 Exhibition Features “Our Towns” May 24 thru July 29, 2018

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More than 20 Gallery 25 artists present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut, the uniqueness of the landscape, or historic landmarks.

Media represented includes oils, water media, graphics, jewelry, pottery, fused glass, wood turning and carving, and hand-pulled prints. Highlighting the show are four original paintings by New Milford artist Lorraine Ryan. These paintings depict traditional American quilt patterns as seen on barns along the New Milford Barn Quilt Trail. Information on the trail is available at: http://newmilfordfarmlandpres.org/barn-quilt-trail. Maps of the Barn Quilt Trail are available at Gallery 25.

Continuing until July 29, this show spans several community activities that may be of interest to New Milford residents, visitors, and other artists.


Barn Quilt Exhibit through December 31, 2017

Gallery 25 continues to feature four of these exceptional paintings by fellow artist and gallery member Lorraine Ryan. These paintings referencing New Milford’s Barn Quilt Trail—Connecticut’s first—includes eight traditional American quilt patterns as  original designs, painted on panels and mounted on historic barns. The trail honors New Milford’s farming history—and the exciting revitalization of agriculture.

Four paintings sold and the remaining four paintings are on display and are available for sale through December 31 at Gallery 25!! Barn Quilt maps are also available. The gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, from noon to 5 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays until 8:00 pm for the holiday model train exhibit.


Hands-On Model Train Display Dec. 21-31, 2017

Gallery 25 welcomes New Milford’s Hands-On Model Train Display from December 21-31, Thursday to Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Children of all ages may stop by to view this annual holiday display. We expect Santa will visit on Saturday, December 23.


Clay Arts—Summer 2017


Welcome 2017-2018 Gallery 25 Artists

One of our greatest joys and benefits of a community art gallery is learning about other artists and sharing our creations and experiences. Gallery 25 welcomes several artists who will be joining us for 2017-2018.

Lori Meehan, a jeweler, exhibited with the gallery in its early days and we are happy to have her return! In addition to exhibiting with the gallery, Lori helps serve the gallery and the greater New Milford community by writing publicity for the gallery and sharing her expertise with our artists who need help with digital and social media.

Linda McMillan, wood and textile (and pet portraits?), is also a teacher and returned to exhibit with Gallery 25 in the early summer 2017! Linda is also sharing her skills as a photographer and graphic artist, helping Gallery 25 update its Member Folio, which also helps each gallery artist reach out to the greater New Milford community, which also helps New Milford grow its reputation as a vibrate art community.

Roberta Shea, painter and mono-prints, is new to Gallery 25. We are learning about her experience as a resident artist in Ireland (we believe) and have long enjoyed her mastery with mono prints. Mono prints are a joy and very tricky to make!! We look forward to learning more about what inspires her to create these smaller masterpieces and the palette choices for her stunning oil paintings.

Maureen Henriques, jeweler, is long-known and loved in New Milford. We are excited to have Maureen among our exhibitors. We expect she will show some of her unique but recognizable pieces (fabulous!), and some of her new works, including sand-blasted portrait glass beads and a whole lot more. Like many of our gallery artists, Maureen shows her work elsewhere and her reach will help advertise Gallery 25 and New Milford.

Claudia Downey, painter, is new to Gallery 25 and is a joy to have in our gallery! Her oil paintings depict scenes near her home and have a sensitive Impressionistic quality. Claudia will help us all see and appreciate the beautiful scenes around us!

Beth Carlson, oil painter, is a delight and a surprise for us! We have seen her around town many times, but never knew she painted. Her paintings include beautifully rendered landscapes and seascapes. With a variety of skills in her background, we very much appreciate that she has joined Gallery 25!


Preparing Exhibits for Summer 2017

Over the summer, the works on display will be changing frequently, so please stop by whenever you see our sign out. We are testing in order to learn the best hours to be open, so come by on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening if you are in town. The gallery is preparing for a Grand Re-Opening Reception on July 15, 6-9 pm. Many of our gallery artists participate in shows throughout the New England area and beyond and will be creating new works that reflect their commissions, travels and summer fun!

In addition to exhibitions, Gallery 25 is working on a calendar that provides more variety and greater interest. In May, we made room for the New Milford High School Art Show. We will be open during the River Walk Celebration on June 17. In July, we will have a Grand Re-Opening. In August, we will welcome a show of the Connecticut Clay Artists. On August 12, we will be the starting point for the New Milford Art Walk (artists wishing to participate may sign up at www.newmilfordartwalk.com). We are planning an Open Show for October, we think. And, beginning in November, we will be presenting wonderful works of art for the holidays and, in December, host the New Milford Model Train Exhibit (we think we heard Santa may visit us also!!).

Artists who wish to join as regular exhibiting members, please come in and ask for an application. We are also looking for volunteers, visual art related programs, and guest artists.


Spring Show 2017 in the Railroad Station

We’ve moved to a new location in the New Milford Railroad Station! It’s been quite a process, but our new space is wonderful! Our Spring Show is launched, but we have some tweaking to do. We expect new and different artwork, we are looking for programs that address the needs of local artists, we are seeking ideas for how we may serve the local art community, and we are asking for volunteers to help us.

Open most Thursdays – Sundays from noon to 5 pm, or by appointment, or by chance. This Spring Show continues until May 21, 2017.


The Art of Bryn Gillette through Nov. 2016


After four summers of love and labor, my twelve “Haiti-Beyond The Ruin” panels are finally finished. These door-size “portals” (80×32&quo;) are my painted prayers that God’s Kingdom come in fullness in Haiti. I have tried to put vision to my inner groaning, grieving Haiti’s brokenness, celebrating its beauty, and imagining its restored destiny.  They stand together as witnesses, both to the destruction of the 2010 earthquakes, as well as championing each of the “Seven Spheres of Influence” critical to national restoration: Education, Government, Family, Religion, Business, Media, and the Arts.  It is my prayer that these paintings host conversations asking, “what does it take to restore a nation?”, and become a catalyst in the search for an answer.  May God inspire us as individuals, communities, and nations to open the doors to a Haiti beyond the ruins.

Gallery 25 is pleased to announce this special exhibition. It may be viewed until November 13, open during regular gallery hours: Friday to Sunday from 12 – 5, or by chance or appointment.

Join us for an Art Talk with Bryn Gillette on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm.


Featuring Artist Dennis Stuart through Sept. 2016


This month’s featured artist is Dennis Stuart, a long-time New Milford favorite. Dennis is a nationally recognized artist from Lichfield, CT. His painting career spans more than 40 years and hundreds of shows.  Many local residents own Dennis’ work depicting local landmarks in watercolors or oils. His show with us includes large format paintings of scenes outside the United States. They have a thoughtful, perhaps romantic atmosphere, and clear capture a moment of quiet reflection.
Farms, fields, forests and brooks are landscape subjects Stuart is drawn toward. “With my paintings, I attempt to capture a moment in time revealing a contemplative interpretation of nature.”, says Stuart.

Group exhibitions with awards include:
• National Park Academy of the Arts,
• Punta Gorda National Art Exhibition
• Hudson vallery Art Association
• Stamford Museum an Nature Center
• Hammond Museum
• American Watercolor Society
• National Society of Casein and Acrylic Painting
• Adirondack National Watercolor Society
• North East Watercolor Society
• Connecticut Watercolor Society

This special show continues to the end of September. An announcement of a reception will follow.


SPLASH! continuing through Aug. 2016 plus 2016 ArtWalk

SPLASH! continues . . .
including a new Special Exhibition of Recent Works by the CT Clay Artists!!!
Lots of activity in the gallery this month!

• The exhibit of members’ works has been refreshed this week!
• The CT Clay Artists have brought in a huge collection of their works,
• And, artist-volunteers, Kayla Ek and Lacee Yurgatlu, are doing a top-notch job organizing New Milford’s Art Walk for August 27 from 1 – 6 pm. Lots of great ways to participate whether you are an artist or art lover!!
• A wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday, August 5, from 5 – 7 pm to introduce the beautiful works by the CT Clay Artists and, of course, gallery members will be available to answer questions.

***Still time to sign up as an artist participant in the Art Walk on August 27. The number of available spaces is limited, so sign up soon. This is a wonderful way to participate in the arts community in New Milford, meet the public, and get feedback about your art! If you are an artist and aren’t sure this event is for you, stop by the gallery and ask to speak to an artist about the Art Walk.


It’s So Dutch on view June 25-Aug. 1, 2016


It’s a comment heard more than once from patrons viewing the impressive works of Bridgewater artist Tina Underwood. Elaborating on that theme and speaking about her work, Tina will give an Art Talk on June 25 at 3:00 pm in the studio at Gallery 25.

Ms. Underwood was born to immigrant parents, who established a family garden center and landscaping business in Roxbury. She grew up with flowers and learned to cultivate her own gardens. Surrounded with the natural beauty of the gardens and the landscape of western Connecticut, the artist is inspired by endless subject matter.

“The Dutch look of my paintings came about when I switched from watercolors to oil paints about eight years ago,&rdquoi; added Ms. Underwood. “In this medium I can showcase the strong light effects that I love so much, light that spills over the objects and flowers I set up in my north light studio.”

Recognizing she has an affinity for the painters of the seventeenth century Dutch golden age, Tina has studied the handling of light in those paintings and used it as inspiration for her work.  “As I study the works of that era, I have a feeling of coming home. This is what my work is meant to be.”

Currently the ‘Featured Artist’ at Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, an impressive selection of oil paintings by Tina Underwood is currently on exhibit in Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church Street in New Milford. The gallery will host a reception on Saturday, June 25, from 4-7 pm following Tina’s presentation. “It’s so Dutch!” continues on exhibition until August 1.


SPLASH! on view through Aug. 2016

An exhibit of works by gallery members continues through the month of August.


Guest Artist plus New Works—May 2016

Guest Artist Angi Shearstone PLUS New Works by Gallery Members and More!
Abby Lane Appearing at Gallery 25, New Milford

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio will host a reception for its current members’ show following a free Art Talk by guest artist, Angi Shearstone, on May 21 at 2:00 pm. Ms. Shearstone will be available for questions during the reception beginning at 3:00 pm and is planning to offer a free print give-away for one lucky guest. Information about the give-away will be available following her presentation. The lucky winner must be present to accept the print.

During the reception, light refreshments made by artist members of the gallery will be offered. Marianne de Silva, who is a friend of the gallery and local chef from Roxbury, will compliment the food offerings by preparing a few of her specialties.

Adding to the festivities, a selection of music will be performed during the reception by “Abby Lane” of Gaylordsville. Abby attends New Milford High School and has been working on her first record album. Her performance genres range from Christian and Country to Pop and a little Jazz. Abby has performed locally at Dagwoods Restaurant with singer, song writer, and guitarist John Alper. The duo performs monthly as a praise band at the New Milford Campus—Walnut Hill Community Church.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street in New Milford. The gallery is a juried regional cooperative all fine art gallery overseen by New Milford Commission on the Arts. Ample parking across the street.



Third Annual Juried Show—Fall 2016

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is currently planning it’s third annual juried open show in the fall of 2016. The prospectus is not yet available.

All work entered into the show must be hand delivered and must be for sale. Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street in New Milford and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. The gallery is a regional co-op style gallery and is overseen by New Milford Commission on the Arts. Artists and artisans interested in learning about the gallery may visit the website at http://newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com or visit the gallery.