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Professor Sarah Paolucci was recently featured in MIXMASTER at the Mattatuck Museum and won first place at last month’s Artspace Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition was a juried show and everyone that has exhibited there in the last 20 years were invited to participate, and Jerry’s Artarama of West Hartford was the sponsor. Check out her work @_sarah_the_artist on instagram and www.sarahtheartist.com.

Art Call for Goldfarb Exhibit


Important Dates:
Call: January 16-February 6th, 2017 (submissions must be sent by noon on the 6th)
Jury Dates: February 7-9, 2017
Results Announced: Friday February 10th, 2017
Work Drop-Off Dates: February 16-17th

Call website: goldfarb2017.artcall.org

Hartford Art School Grads’ Paintings in Animated Film, Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the world’s first feature-length animated film created entirely with oil paintings in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and includes artwork by two graduates of the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School (HAS). Illustration majors Tyler Berry ’16 and Ryan Chapman ‘16 flew to Poland after Commencement in May and spent the next six months working alongside other artists from around the world to bring Van Gogh’s paintings and the characters in them to life.

Read more about their experience here.


Adjunct faculty Marion Belanger had three small book publications debut with Roman Nvmerals Books at the Printed Matter New York Art Book Fair in September. Her 2002 Guggenheim work was part of the exhibition and publication Picturing America’s National Parks, celebrating the National Parks at the George Eastman Museum. The same body of work was featured in Florida First Contact by Alison Nordstrom.

Alumna Sandy Chase has been honored as a 2016 Anchor Award Recipient. Chase is an involved community member and noted philanthropist, serving the University of Hartford and a variety of other organizations throughout Greater Hartford. Chase is the executive vice president/director of the Sandra and Arnold Chase Family Foundation and a member of the Hartford Art School Board of Corporators. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Hartford Art School and a master’s degree from the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford.

Visiting Assistant Professor Jörg Colberg of the International Limited-Residency MFA Photography Program has published his first book, Understanding Photobooks: The Form and Content of the Photographic Book, available through Amazon or directly via the publisher.

Ryan Chapman ’16 and Genevieve Nolan ’15 each had paintings chosen for the 12th Annual International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon Competition. The 1006 final selections from 604 of the finest realist artists from 63 countries represented 32% of works submitted. Chapman’s painting, Dissolution, was chosen in the Imaginative Realism category, as was Nolan’s painting, Ondine. Another one of Nolan’s paintings, Amaranthine, was selected in the Portrait category. The online exhibition and printed catalog are part of ARC’s continued support of contemporary realism.


Dissolution, Ryan Chapman

In the News

David Kordansky

L: courtesy of David Kordansky
R: Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Connecticut native David Kordansky '00 owns David Kordansky Gallery, a 12,000 sq. ft contemporary space in Culver City that hosts exhibits of artists from Betty Woodman to Aaron Curry.

Kordansky spoke to artnet about the beginnings of his gallery and the current Los Angeles art world revitalization.