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Amy Oestreicher

I wanted to share that my 2nd TEDx  is officially live this week!

It’s about creating art and transforming trauma – or any adversity – into a warrior’s adventure through creativity,

story, wonder, and a bit of the archetypal hero’s journey.

Creativity was a mindset that literally saved my life. I believe we’re all artists at heart, and I hope the Talk serves as a potently positive reminder.


Joan Ogren is currently exhibiting at the Darien Rowayton Bank in Darien.

Joan Ogren is currently exhibiting her watercolors and collage boxes in a one woman show at the Darien Rowayton Bank in Darien for the month of July.

 Darien Rowayton Bank, 1001 Post Road, Darien , Ct.
 Bank hours are:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-4:00, Thursday 8:30-6:00, Saturday 9:00-12:00  

ArtWalk 2017

Guild member artist, Erin Nazzaro, with Southwest Cafe owner, Barbara Nevins, at Art Walk 2016.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ 4th annual Art Walk 2017 will take place later this summer, August 25 – September 8 in and around town.

Open to all area artists. Submissions are due by June 30. Photo by Mary Harold.  

Congratulations Bevi Bullwinkel

Bevi just received 1st prize in mixed media in the Rowayton Arts Center “Community Sponsored Awards” Show.  The exhibit will continue until May 28th. 

Also, she is exhibiting with Pam Ackley in the upcoming New Canaan Library show “Painting Inside-Out” from May 25-July 23.  The reception is on June 1st,  6:00-8:00.

Clarice M Shirvell at Ross Bread & Coffee House

Clarice M Shirvell paintings on display at Ross Bread & Coffee House 

Copps Hill Commons – 109, Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT



Chis Perry and Frances Ashforth at Silvermine Arts Center

Hill-Stead Museum Panel Discussion to accompany Boundless: Contemporary Bookart August 6, 2017 Show is currently open and runs until September 6, 2017.


Mark Twain Library Artist Talk and Reception to accompany Volume: two  July 26, 2017 — Book Art Final.pdf Show is currently open and runs until September 8, 2017.


Unbound VII at ArtisTree Gallery, South Pomfret, Vt. July 28 to August 26



Cynthia Mullins 

Member artist, Cynthia Mullins, is co-curator for a show at the Ridgefield Library entitled, “Expressive Women of NAWA.” The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is the oldest continuous art organization for women founded in 1889 at a time when professional art leagues and guilds were only for men. Since March is Women’s History Month, the library and NAWA joined together to celebrate the women artists of NAWA in this show. Artists have been selected nationally from Connecticut to California with a selection of styles from figurative to abstract, realist to highly stylized and portraiture to landscape. Penny Dell, past president of NAWA, will present a talk about NAWA and it’s history in the library program room at 2 pm followed by the Opening Reception at 3pm. 

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