Friday, January 29, 2016

Our Members' Winter Show!!!

Our Members' Winter Show!!

Opening Reception Friday, February 12 from 4 -7 pm 

The Gallery 25 Members' Winter Show will open with a reception on Friday, February 12 from 4 - 7. The new show features a collection of fine art and artisan works on a mostly winter theme, all created by local artists. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits the gallery. The featured artist during this show is New Milford artist, Lorraine Ryan, whose art career includes both fine art and illustration. Her show with Gallery 25 focuses on local farms and barns. Lorraine explains she hopes her passion for the subject raises awareness of their unfortunate and rapid disappearance (see more on "special events" page).

On this same evening, "On the Hunt", our neighbor at 17 Church Street, will open its new upstairs gallery featuring one of the largest selections of antique oil paintings and prints in the area, including works from Sidney Dickinson, Herbert Steinke, Donald Zolan, and Harley Bartlett, in addition to their wonderful antique marble and bronze sculptures.

Gallery 25 is a regional co-op all fine art and artisan venue overseen by New Milford Commission on the Arts. The regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12- 5 p.m. or by appointment. Artists interested in exhibiting with the gallery may stop by the gallery or e-mail for more information:

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Holiday Show and More!!


On Saturday November 14  from 6:00 to 8;00 pm, Gallery 25 will host a reception for this year’s Holiday Show.  The Holiday Show will run from November 7, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The show will be refreshed on November 27 in response to Small Business Saturday in order to include a unique array of winter and holiday themed fine art and artisan creations. Responding to requests for custom works and commissioned fine art for the holidays, the gallery will exhibit examples of portraits, pet art and other unique subjects by local artists accepting commissions for holiday gift giving and special occasions. A portion of each sale benefits the gallery.
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio has a dedicated area displaying information for New Milford’s Tourist Information Center. During the holiday season, the gallery will compliment the tourist area by exhibiting paintings of local scenes of special interest to area visitors. Open during regular gallery hours, the tourist center is overseen by Pat Tripp of New Milford.
Programs and classes offered this fall in Gallery 25 included Color Your World with Anne Adams, Vibrant Visual Collage with Karen Arp-Sandel, watercolor painting with Adele Moros, alcohol ink painting with Danna Phalen, and watercolor journaling with Diane Dubreuil. Chuck Urban will present a workshop on painting glass ornaments. To learn about class openings, visit the gallery.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  Gallery 25 Announces Annual Open Show

  "Summer Fun"

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio announces a call for artists and artisans who wish to participate in the gallery's annual Juried Open Show. This year's theme is "Summer Fun". Delivery of work is Sunday, July 12 from noon to 5 or Wednesday, July 15 from 10 to 2 pm. The gallery is seeking original 2D and 3D fine art and original " off the wall" one-of-a-kind fine artisan creations, including jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, and fiber arts. All work must be hand delivered to the gallery and must be for sale.

New this year, cash awards will be offered for oil & acrylic, watermedia, graphics & pastel, sculpture, and artisan works. Sculptors and artisans must supply stands or display materials. Prize money was donated by the Museum of Contemporary Impressionism.

Artists and artisans wishing to participate my request a prospectus by e-mail from or visit Gallery 25 during regular gallery hours. Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street in New Milford. The gallery is a regional cooperative all fine art gallery. Hours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 pm.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Meet Author Noah Charney on Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 pm

What fascinates people about art forgery? Art forgery involves incredible talent, treachery and detection, forensic science and a measure of mysticism. In his new release, The Art of Forgery, Charney reveals the motivations and psychological profiles of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so, conned the public and art establishment alike. For this special Gallery 25 presentation, Charney will share with us some of the intriguing facts that led him to publish this recent book.

Jon us in our gallery on Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 pm for this FREE  presentation. Noah will give an informal presentation about his book. Following his presentation, copies of his book The Art of Forgery will be available for purchase and a portion of each sale will benefit Gallery 25. He will also be available to sign purchased copies. 

Seating is limited on first come basis. We suggest you e-mail the gallery if you are interested in buying a book.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Presenting Kerri Gaudelli, an "Emerging Artist"!

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio in New Milford is proud to introduce New Milford artist Kerri Gaudelli. Kerri is a recent Master of Fine Art graduate from Western Connecticut State University and will be showing her work as the gallery's first "Emerging Artist." Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. Her exhibit with Gallery 25 will be shown from May 17 to June 7.

     During a semester abroad in Florence, Italy in 2009, Kerri discovered a love for perspective and the human perception of space through her study of high renaissance art. Developing an interest in space as both as a place and theory, she uses the scientific method of two-point perspective to explore astrophysical and quantum mechanic theories of space and our universe; further examining our place in the vastness of space and time. Through her drawings, Kerri hopes to learn more about space, time, and humanity’s fascination with our place in the universe.
     On Sunday afternoon May 17 from 2-4, Gallery 25 will host an opening event during which Kerri will give an half hour presentation about her work (beginning at 2 pm). Following the presentation, light refreshments will be served.

Artist Kerri Gaudelli from New Milford

     The gallery at 25 Church Street continues its "Spring at Last" show to May 30, with new works showing up as the colors of the season emerge. View our calendar to see new classes and programs.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Welcome back Dr. James Scrimgeour  

Join us in the gallery for a very special afternoon presentation on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm by Dr. James R.  Scrimgeour, a Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University.  Dr. Scrimgeour has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and he has given over 250 public readings of his work including one at an International Conference on Poetry and History, Stirling, Scotland. Furthermore, he was one of five poets recently featured on the CBS CT poetry blog. 
     Dr Scrimgeour will read poems that represent at least three of his major interests: 
poems about his family (a long-standing staple of his work), poems dealing with the relationship between landscape and consciousness (i.e., poems written ‘in plain air’), and poems written as a result of his engagement with the work of Monet including poems that grew out of his recent visit to France.
     He currently resides in New Milford Connecticut with his wife, Christine Xanthakos Scrimgeour, and serves New Milford on its arts commission.           

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring at Last!!

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is welcoming Spring with a brand new art show and a roster of art classes and free programs.  This new,  bright and colorful art exhibit is entitled “Spring at Last” and emphasizes the beauty of the season.

The visual art show opens with a reception on April 11 from 3pm – 5pm. The show continues through May 31.  It highlights the work of approximately 22 regional artists, many of whom have won awards for their work.  Artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings as well as fine art photography, sculpture, glasswork, pottery, wood and jewelry.  Many of the artists will be present at the reception to discuss their art and the creative process.

In addition, art classes will continue at the gallery.  For more information on upcoming classes and events, please call 860-355-6009 or visit the gallery. Current classes and programs may not yet be posted on this blog.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is a co-op style gallery exhibiting some of the best local fine art and artisan creations.  The gallery is staffed by member artists and is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts.  This spacious center of creativity is located in the heart of New Milford Village, just off Main Street on 25 Church Street.  Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.  Ample parking is available behind town hall.  

For further information about the gallery’s educational programs, please visit the gallery or email: