Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mounira Stott Opening at the WAA Today 4-6PM

Mounira Stott
The opening for Mounira Stott will be held today at the Washington Art Association located in Washington Depot,CT. Mounira will be exhibiting approximately 30 of her painterly cityscape interpretations. The Recption will be held today,Saturday, May 16, from 4 - 6pm.This exhibition runs from May 16 through June 13.
Also showing will  be painter Kevin Dunn and Sculptor Peter Kirkiles.

Gallery Hours:
Before Memorial Day: Tues. - Sat. 10am - 5pm
After Memorial Day: Tues. - Sat. 10am - 5pm; Sun. Noon - 4pm

Mounira Stott

Biography: Mounira Gareeva Stott (Russia)
Mounira was born in Moscow, Russia in 1955. She completed a traditional art education with honors at the Moscow Art College in 1992, and a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western Connecticut State University, in the USA in 2004. In 2004 she received the Award of excellence in the “I Love Manhattan” competition, and the Ultramarine Blue Award and the Merit Award in Art, from Naugatuck Valley College, Waterbury, CT. Most recently she participated in the 1st Ecorea International Art Biennale, at, Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, October, 2012.
Her work is represented in the collections of the International Beokam Museum, Wanju-gun,
Jeollabuk-do,South Korea, Office of the President, Republic of Tatarstan; The State Museum, and the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Tatarstan; National Museum of Bashkortostan, and in many private collections in the US and Russia. In Russia, her work was honored to be shown in the Artist's Guild Gallery, Kazan and the Ural Gallery, Ufa, and has been shown in many USA venues including the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC; the Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, NYC; Ward-Nasse Gallery, SoHo, NYC; and NoHo Gallery, NYC; the CARTUS Corporation in Danbury, CT; and the Artwell Gallery in Torrington, CT, juried by the curator of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT.
She currently lives and works from her studio in Oxford, Connecticut, USA

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Manifest International Painting Annual is Here!!

The Manifest International Painting Annual Publication is ready for shipping. I'm honored to be a part of this sumptuous catalog! This is the second time I've been a finalist for the international painting competition.Many thanks to Jason Franz and all those dedicated folks who make this event happen!

Aside from my own horn blowing if you want to purchase some of the other publications by Manifest Press visit their award winning bookstore HERE .Their publications feature some of the best contemporary artists working today and encompass a wide range of media and styles.They run an incredible venue for artists that is consistently of the highest quality. Like all of the arts in this day and age they need funding to sustain and expand the opportunities they provide so consider lending your support. You can offer your sponsorship through membership or donation through  this LINK.

Manifest International Painting Annual   INPA 4

From The Manifest Website

about the INPA 4

For the INPA 4 Manifest received 1560 submissions from 563 artists in 45 states and 32 countries. The 200 page publication includes 125 works by 92 artists from 29 states and 9 countries including Greece, the Netherlands, Colombia, Germany, France, China, England, Canada, and the United States. Written works by Philip Gerstein and Laura Grothaus are also included.
Eleven professional and academic advisors qualified in the fields of art, design, criticism, and art history juried the fourth International Painting Annual. The process of selection was by anonymous blind jury, with each jury member assigning a quality rating for artistic merit to each work submitted. The entries receiving the highest average combined score are included in this publication.

By mid-2015 this Online Supplemental Resource will provide biographical info, artist statements, and details of sample works for each artist included in the publication. 

You Can Pick up a Copy via this Link 
Academic Pricing is available 

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Digs, New Website:)!

Check out my amazingly, multi - talented husband's new website!


If your looking for a web and/or graphic designer who is knowledgeable,dependable and detail oriented  visit his website HERE and get in touch! (Did I mention he's also a pretty talented cook and a bad ass guitarist!!!:)).

Here's a sampling of some of the cool projects for some cool people he's worked on recently.