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Koopman Distinguished Chair Exhibitions

Traces: Works by Sharyn O'Mara, and Unmoored: Performances by Thomas Albrecht

Jan 9 - Feb 12 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Joseloff Gallery

Koopman Distinguished Chair Exhibitions

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts is an annual artist-in-residency program that brings prominent artist/teachers to the Hartford Art School. Sharyn O'Mara and Thomas Albrecht present recent works in concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery while working with students in the Foundation Department for the academic year 2017-18.

Artist Reception

Koopman Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5-7 pm, Joseloff Gallery

Traces is a solo exhibition of mixed media work by Sharyn O’Mara whose work moves between the marks of language, and the language of marks. Drawings, digital photographs, and other delightful works of art using unexpected materials processes—including dog hair, carbon burnout, and ash—exemplify O’Mara’s playfulness and inventiveness that hone the elevation of quotidian materials to masterful visual experiences.

Unmoored is an exhibition of Thomas Albrecht’s performative works. As a performance artist, Albrecht explores the legacy of Absurdist theater that blurs the distinction between truth and fiction. Come see Thomas Albrecht's durational performance at the Joseloff Gallery.

Albrecht will be in the Joseloff Gallery five different times to present live performances.

January 20, 1-5 pm

January 27, 1-5 pm

February 1, 5-7 pm

February 3, 1-5 pm

February 10, 1-5 pm

Connecticut Scholastic Art Exhibition and Awards

Jan 14 - Feb 3 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School

Connecticut Scholastic Art Exhibition and Awards

Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a state-wide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School. Beyond the honor of being selected for this high quality exhibit, students may be awarded Gold or Silver keys and Honorable Mention Awards in each of 17 media categories.


For more information, visit Connecticut Scholastic.

Awards Reception

Sunday, January 28, 2018

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford


The best works from Community College students throughout Connecticut.

Feb 8 - Feb 25 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School


Tuition scholarship competition for Art transfer students from Connecticut Community Colleges 

Samantha Day
Three Rivers Community College
Colt Allen
Gateway Community College
Emily Khon
Housatonic Community College
Rachel Fritsch
Manchester Community College
Madeline Jacobsen
Manchester Community College
Phuong Nguyen
Manchester Community College
Melissa Robichaux
Manchester Community College

Submission Details


First Round:
Students showing exceptional work will be chosen to exhibit at the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.

Merit Award Finalists:
Students selected in the First Round are eligible to compete for scholarship awards, including full tuition, worth approximately $36,000 (exclusive of room fees and board) per year, and partial tuition scholarships.


  1. Enrolled in any Connecticut Community College (Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck, Northwestern CT, Norwalk, Quinebaug, Three Rivers, Tunxis).

  2. Declared or plan to declare as an Art major (double majors are eligible)


  1. Portfolio – 3 examples of work, submitted as .jpg, .png, .tif, 144 dpi (each example can have 3 images)

  2. Artist Statement – 500 words MAXIMUM

  3. Letter of Recommendation – 1 letter from your community college professor

  4. Unofficial Transcripts – official transcripts will be required after receiving an award (including prior institutions, if applicable).


Submission:November 1 to December 15, 2017

Notification: First Round: January 5, 2018, Prize Round: February 8, 2017 

Exhibition:February 8 to March 2, 2018 

Reception: February 8, 2018, 6-8 pm

Drop-off: February 3-5, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

Install: February 6-8, 2018

Pick-up: March 3-4, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS TO joseloff@hartford.edu with the subject line Community submission

QUESTIONS? email Joseloff@hartford.edu

2018 Goldfarb

Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition

Feb 22 - Feb 25 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Joseloff Gallery

2018 Goldfarb

The annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition awards the winning project a substantial purchase prize. Open to all students of the University of Hartford, the best submissions are evaluated by this year's juror, Valentina Galossi, curator based in Rome, Italy and Berlin, Germany.

Goldfarb Awards Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5-7 pm, Joseloff Gallery

Enter your artwork

2018 Goldfarb Registration

Print Club Show and Sale

Mar 8 - Mar 13 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Silpe Gallery

Print Club Show and Sale

Fancy a print?  Come to the highly anticipated print show and sale and acquire a new print for your collection!

Hartford Art School Print Sale 2018