GALLERY / EXHIBITIONS
Our 2019 Phillips and West Gallery Schedule
And Our 40th Anniversary celebration events
A New Member Exhibition
Opening Reception, Jan 5th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)
Come and meet the Loft Artists’ New Members! The LAA is proud to highlight the work of 10 new artists, all working with interesting and diverse themes and mediums.
An All Member Exhibit with The Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Opening Reception Feb 9th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)
An exhibition of LAA artist’s work inspired by the painting of the Color Field movement of the late 1960s. An original “Color Field” painting will be on loan for the exhibit from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
A Collection of Empowering Females by Christa Forrest
Opening Mar 23rd, 6-9 PM (Phillips Gallery)
LAA artist Christa Forrest presents an edgy, modern presentation of figurative art promoting the female as a powerful figure. Forrest shows a collection of female icons unleashing the spirit from within commenting, “The empowering female icon, whether religious, spiritual, or superhero – she is what we envision within ourselves. Who we strive to be. Who we want to become. Who we are when all the other layers are taken off to reveal our inner selves.”
Our Annual Community Drawing Event , 12 – 3:30 pm (West Gallery)
The LAA annual Free Community Drawing Events are open to the public and feature activities for all ages including a graffiti wall! Still life set ups and live models from the ballet school are also featured. Drawing classes around a variety of topics are given by artists in their studios to round out two exciting Saturdays focused on drawing for all ages!
An All Member Exhibit
Opening Reception, Apr 27th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)
The LAA hosts its first ever member/guest show where each LAA artist will invite a non-member artist to exhibit side by side. Each duo will coordinate a unique theme for this exciting show that will bring together artists from all over the region.
JUN 1 – JUN 30: “Rumble N’ Sway”
Recent Work by Joanie Landau
Opening Reception, June 1, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)
Explore the latest works of award-winning Fairfield, CT artist, Joanie Landau at her solo show titled “Rumble ‘N Sway”. The show is comprised of all new pieces from the artist’s lifelong fascination with music’s raw emotional power. Each work begins with original photography, which is then digitally manipulated until the artist was satisfied with the outcome. The digital art experience provides an outlet to be unceasingly creative, continually working and reworking pieces with the click of a mouse. Every new layer or filter creates endless possibilities, tapping into the unlocked potential that exists and providing the feeling that there are no barriers.
A Solo Exhibition by Anna Badini
Opening Reception, June 8th 6-9pm (Phillips Gallery)
“In Other Worlds” presents a diverse, yet connected body of work by Loft Artist, Anna Badini. Born in Africa, raised in Italy and American since her teens, Badini has traveled extensively throughout the world. As a result of her experiences, the environment of the universe has become an eternal source of inspiration and reminiscence, as well as providing emotional, psychological and spiritual significance.
An All Member Exhibit
LAA artists explore the human figure by creating realistic and/or life-size human portraits on brown paper. Experience the diversity and creativity of these unique figures!
JUN 22 & 29, JUL 6, 13, 20 & 27, AUG 3 & 10
“SUMMER ART SATURDAYS FOR CHILDREN”
10am – 12pm (West Gallery)
The LAA presents its annual series of summer workshops for children. Galleries and studios will be open for children to share in art activities directed by LAA artists. Activities will include; beading, clay, landscape painting, perspective drawing and much more!
JUL 13 – AUG 12: “SUMMER LARGE WORKS SHOW”
An All Member Exhibit
LAA artists are exhibiting their largest works in our Summer exhibition.
Our Fifth Annual Juried Show
Opening Sep 7th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)
Our fifth annual Tri-state juried exhibition. The theme and concept is created by this year’s juror, Krista Scenna, an independent curator and gallerist based in Brooklyn, NY. Scenna’s thought process for “Relishing Restraint” comes from our limitations. She states “while limitations are often considered negative or restrictive to daily life or artistic production, they have the potential to enhance both if embraced as a strength, as opposed to a weakness. Restraints compel us to respond to adverse situations in creative and unorthodox ways, with results that can be markedly complex and nuanced. “Relishing Restraint” will explore how contemporary artists working today have embraced limitations imposed by space, finances, materials, identity, time (or otherwise) to enhance or transform their practice for the better.
AUG 20th – OCT 4th: “STAMFORD and the LAA at UCONN STAMFORD GALLERY”
Celebrating Our 40th Year!
Opening Aug 23rd, 5:30-7:30 pm at UCONN STAMFORD GALLERY, 1 University Place, Stamford CT
For this unique exhibit, Loft Artists Association members will create work that interprets and celebrates the artistic organization’s 40-year history in Stamford’s historic south end. “We felt this was an important opportunity to honor our 40-year relationship with the city of Stamford,” said LAA co-director, Mark Macrides. “The LAA has been completely woven into the fabric of this city and as one of Stamford’s premier cultural organizations, we wanted to celebrate our dynamic city in this creative manner.” Work ranging from painting to photography to sculpture and mixed media will be exhibited. All artist members of the organization will be represented as well as historical documentation highlighting the groups enduring journey in the south end.
SEP 28 – OCT 28: “THE BLACK LIGHT EXPERIENCE”
A Member Exhibition of Psychedelic Experiences
Opening Sep 28th, 6-9 pm (Phillips Gallery)
Special Halloween Closing Party – Friday, Oct 28th 7-9pm
“The Black Light Experience is an exhibit inspired by psychedelic experiences, hallucinations, and different manifestations of the mind.” states exhibit chair and LAA artist Claudio Altesor. “This show invites everyone to dive
Sat & Sun 12 – 5 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)
The LAA celebrates its 40th annual studios with over 40 artists in 14 studios and 2 galleries.