Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Open Show 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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Call for Artists!!!

 Please request an application by e-mailing: Gallery25NewMilfordCT@gmail.com

Monday, July 30, 2018

CT Clay Artists Exhibit in August

We are so pleased to announce a new showing of works by 9 members of the Connecticut Clay Artists. The show will run through the month of August, coinciding with a showing of works by the members of Gallery 25. Additionally, a Wine and Cheese Reception will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 5 to 8 pm. (August 11 is the first day of the New Milford Art Walk!! Another great reason to visit New Milford!!)

Thursday, June 7, 2018


On Saturday, June 9, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, Gallery 25 will participate in the 14th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a united celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism. Sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), this celebration across the state is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets.

Saturday will conclude with a reception from 4 to 7 pm introducing the gallery artists' new show entitled,"Our Towns."  This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut, the uniqueness of the landscape, or historic attractions. Continuing until July 29, "Our Towns" spans several community activities that may be of interest to New Milford residents, visitors, and artists.

On June 9 and 10, New England Watercolor Society members and other artists join Gallery 25 for “Brushes with Nature”, a special plein air painting event for artists. Four sites will be featured. Artists are asked to pre-register at Gallery 25 and will be given times and directions to painting sites. Participation is free. Gallery hours are noon to 8 on Saturday, and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Exploring the Magic of Monotype with Roberta Shea

Local artist Roberta Shea will conduct a Monotype Demonstration for our gallery in New Milford on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m.  Open to artists and the public, the artist will explore the magic of monotype, a one-of-a kind printing process. Her program is designed to demystify the printmaking process of monotype, to free painters from artistic blocks, and to encourage exploration of the printing process. 
Roberta Shea is a former art teacher and painter/printmaker who exhibits locally and in New Hampshire.  She received her degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University and taught art at Masuk High School in Monroe. She also attended the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven and studied printmaking with Anna Audette, Washington Arts Association with Anthony Kirk, Woodstock College of Art, and at Yale University.  She is currently a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art and an exhibiting member of Gallery 25 in New Milford.   
Her residencies include Cill Rialaig Arts Center in County Kerry, Ireland and artist-in-residence at the Durham Public Library in New Hampshire. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Wood into Art featuring Three Accomplished Artists!

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2 - 4 pm
Gallery 25, 11 Railroad Street, New Milford

The afternoon will include presentations and demonstrations by Gallery 25 member artists, Linda McMillan and Sergio Villaschi, and special guest artist, Al Silverstri. Each will present their unique way of working with wood and the tools and techniques they use to make their beautiful works of art.

The much anticipated presentation “Turning Wood, From Logs to Bowls and Vases” will be given by Sergio Villaschi and it will explore his process of how he hand turns local woods into beautiful and functional pieces of art.  Linda McMillan and Al Silverstri will each be conducting various types of wood carving demonstrations using multiple tools and different types of wood throughout the afternoon.  

Light refreshments will be served. Seating limited on a first come basis.

With guidance from the New Milford Commission on the Arts, Gallery 25 continues as a cooperative-style art gallery representing local and regional award-winning artists and artisans.  With warmer weather arriving, the gallery's regular hours resume: Thursday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm and Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm, or by appointment (phone 860-355-6009).  

Ample free parking available nearby.  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Resuming Gallery 25's Efforts to Provide Interesting and Diverse Visual Arts Programs

Renewing interest and growth in the local art scene is a priority of Gallery 25 and its member artists. In March, the gallery will offer two programs free to the public. 

The first (free) program will be given by Sue Healy, a gallery member who will exhibit a special collections of her works from March 1 to 25. Sue will exhibit a collection of her paintings "The Alice Series" inspired by the book "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.  On Sunday, March 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Ms. Healy will give a brief presentation about the paintings, and be available for questions. The collection will remain on display until March 25.

A J Picard
A second (free) program will be offered on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Alain J Picard, an award-winning portrait artist, will demonstrate the "Painterly Portrait" using pastels as a medium. On this evening, a live model will sit for a portrait, and the public will be invited to watch Mr. Picard paint, while speaking about his techniques for creating an accurate likeness, establishing clear values, evaluating color relationships and selecting skin tones. The importance of developing a painterly style and harnessing the power of strong design will be included. 

Linda Breen,  Chairwoman of New Milford Commission on the Arts which sponsors Gallery 25, encourages the addition of free visual arts programs. “I am so happy to see Gallery 25 settled in at the railroad station, and now adding to its offerings with free-to-the-public events. New Milford will continue to grow artistically as a result.”

Seating for each program is on a first come basis. Gallery 25 respectfully requests that a parent or guardian accompany children or young adults.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Celebrating Valentine's Day!

Gallery 25 is excited to host its first annual Valentine’s Day shopping event to be held on Sunday, February 11th from 12 pm – 5 pm.  Refreshments will be served and several  artists will be available to discuss their work.

A selection of artwork perfect to celebrate the season of love will be highlighted, including handmade jewelry, pottery, original paintings, works in wood, and more.  It’s the perfect place to find a gift for the special person in your life.  

Gallery hours for February are Friday 3 pm – 7:30 pm, Saturday 12 pm– 7:30 pm and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm, or by appointment (phone 860-355-6009). Admission is free. Ample free parking is available.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Hours for January and February

We very much enjoyed the model train exhibit, as did more than 600 visitors!! Thank you to all who stopped by and to all the volunteers who kept the doors open. And, now that the holidays are mostly over, the model trains have been put away until next December.

For the month of January and February, the gallery will be open on:
     Friday from noon to 7:30 pm
     Saturday from noon to 7:30 pm
     Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm
If the weather is questionable, chances are the gallery will be closed or close early. Please call 860-355-6009 to learn if we are open.