Goldfarb Results Announced!

Thank you to all who entered this year’s first-ever online Goldfarb call for entries.  We were hoping that you’d all be willing to give it a try and it appears that most of you were successful and enthusiastic about the change.  We would appreciate any feedback that you have about the online submission process.  Anything you particularly liked?  Any difficulties you had or tips for the future?  We’d love to hear them all.  Please leave your feedback in the comments here.

And now…without further delay… we would like to officially announce the accepted entries for the 2014 Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition.  Congratulations to the following students (listed in alpha order):

John Adie
Signs and Symbols, 2013
Mixed Media

Dylan Ahern
Metal, 2014
steel, paper, charcoal, pastel, tint base solution

Dan Army
Made You Look, 2014
Oil on Panel

Zachary Bacus
Brainstorm Potential, 2013
Acrylic Ink and Colored Pencil

Jessica Battista
Nine Rhinos, 2013

Ashley Berube
Congruent Semblance, 2013

Jasmine Cherry
You Could Watch His Fingertips Map Out The Stars, 2013
Colored Pencil, Watercolors

Jenna Collins
“A” is for Antlers, 2013
cotton thread, Muslin, Polyester Trim

Elyse Cote
Untitled, 2013
Oil on Canvas

Kelly Croushore
Sunshine Garage, 2013

Jacob Cullers
Transcendence, 2013
Mix Media

Matt Dondero
Object In Relation With Art and Art History, 2013
MDF, paper, latex paint, aluminum casters

Heather Fernandez
Working Late, 2013
digital printed on matte paper

Gaylen Ferstand
Tone Bar, 2014
Multimedia sculpture

Everytime Poetic Database, 2013

Erica Field
Untitled, 2013
Mixed Media

Untitled, 2013
Mixed media

Toni Figueredo
Untitled, 2013
Plaster, rope, polyester fiber fill, fabric, wood, wax

Lindsay Gagnon
Mystical Galaxy, 2013
inkjet print from c-print scan

Radioactive Lifeforms, 2013
inkjet print from c-print scan

Rachel Garner
Weaving Hartford History, 2012
Experimental Tourism Book

Meghan Garrity
Mike, 2013

Kyle Garron
Trinity, 2014
Archival Inkjet Print from Medium Format Negative

Lauren Gervasi
Scala, 2013
Scratch board

Amy Glaser
A, B, Gimmel/Alef, Bet, C, 2013
Adobe Illsutrator, Epson/Canson paper, chip board, vinyl

Angela Godoy
Ari, 2012
Oil on canvas

Jasmine Gonzalez
Abby Teapot, 2013

Danuta Gordon
Untitled, 2013
Digital Photography

Terrel Grant
Trinity Carving, 2013

Nina Gurwitz
Soda Fired Wood, 2013

Lyn Harper
Worry Pot: The Pope, 2014

Jack Hollant
II (Staring Contest), 2013
Oil on Canvas

Genderqueer #8, 2013
Oil on Canvas

Pamela Humphrey
Magnolia Ewer, 2013

Megan Johnson
Food For Thought, 2013
Inkjet Print

Jessica Karp
Self-Sabotage, 2013
Acrylic Ink

Elizabeth Kramer
Native American Centaurs, 2013
Acrylic Ink and Digital

Look Out!, 2013

Amber LaBella
Deadlocked, 2014

Cynthia Lau
Sarcasm, 2013

Tiffany Lee
Ivy, 2013
Digital Photography

Mirror’s Shore, 2013
Digital Photography

Stephanie Leonardi
Me, Myself, and Color, 2013
Color Photography 25 mm

Brigid Loftus
Self-Portrait, 2013
Oil Paint on Canvas

1980, 2013
Molding Paste on Board

Kimberly Macdonald
Reminiscence, 2014
Digital Inkjet Print

Katharine Manning
Roxbury, 2013
Silver Gelatin Print

Kimberly McCarthy
My Little Mountain Town, 2012

Beneath the Willow VI, 2013
Lithography and Monotype

Cassandra Mendoza
Dyllan, 2013
photography epson digital print

Female Form (M), 2013
Photograph -Epson digital print

Erin Miles
Cigarette Break, 2014
Oil on board

Timothy Miles
Raku Vessel , 2014

Gabriel Mills
Through These Eyes, 2013
Oil on Canvas

Krista Narciso
Senescence, 2013

Allyssa Norton
Repercussions of Suited Bath, 2013
Rapidograph pen

Suited Pedaler, 2013

Chelsea Norwich
Walk Away, 2014
oil paint

Aedan O’Brien
The Man, 2013

Joshua Ouellette
Sugar Skull, 2013
oil, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas

Laura Preciado
Continence, 2013
acrylic paint on canvas

Gravitation, 2013
acrylic paint on canvas

Catienna Regis
Lady Madonna, 2013

Andrew Roy
Imaginations Built DVD Set, 2013
Paper, Chipboard

Rachel Rubenbauer
My Estranged Sister, 2013
Ceramic, Steel, Silicone

Audrey Ryan
50 Bees, 2013

1,024 Reeds, 2013

Ashkan Salehi
Self Portrait, 2013
Oil on Canvas

Millennium Development Goals, 2013
Adobe InDesign

Erin Scanlon
Tryptic (Star Braille, Top City, Space Tooth), 2012

From the Coathanger, 2013

Erica Schillawski
Nimue, 2013
Ink wash

Max Seinfeld
Slope, 2013

Staunch, 2013

Erin Shaw
What Is Left Behind, 2014
Photography- Digital Print

Alyssa Stacom
Untitled, 2013

Jesse Sullivan
Cup Set, 2014
Porcelain, ^10 oxidation, glaze, luster

Anthony Videira
Untitled, 2013
4×5 Photography

Marianne Wainwright
Global Landscape, 2013
Oil on canvas

Nick White
Communications, 2013
Oil on Canvas

Catie Winslow
Americana, 2014
Digital Photography

Rebecca Zablocki
Boom, 2012
Handmade book

Weathered Not Feathered, 2013

All accepted entries should be delivered to the gallery next Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  If you have any questions or need to schedule a delivery time outside of these two days, please call 860-768-5559 or email

If you notice any mistakes or misspellings in your name or the title of your artwork, please email as soon as possible.

Exhibition dates: March 4-30, 2014
Reception and awards presentation: Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 4-6 p.m.

Double Feature Lecture

We’re very excited to be presenting a lecture next week featuring the two designers from our current exhibition, Double Feature.

Clif Stoltze and Bonnie Siegler, the 2013/2014 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the visual communication design department at the Hartford Art School, will come together on Thursday, February 6, 2014 to each present 30-minute lectures on the work of their respective design studios. Lectures will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium, adjacent to the Joseloff Gallery.  The celebration continues at 5 p.m. with a public reception in the Joseloff Gallery.

So who are Bonnie and Clif?  The simple answer is that they’re both talented and award-winning designers who were invited to campus this year to act as Koopman Distinguished Chairs and teach courses in design to students in the Hartford Art School visual communication design department.  For the full story, read on, and please visit their websites to view samples of the spectacular work they’ve each created.

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About Bonnie Siegler
Bonnie is the co-founder of Eight and a Half, a multidisciplinary design studio based in New York. Her clients include Late Night with Seth Meyers, The New York Times, HBO, The Criterion Collection, Nickelodeon and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Before Eight and a Half, Bonnie co-founded design studio Number 17 in 1993, and before that, she worked at MTV Networks. Her studio’s work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA, and she has served on the national board and as treasurer of the New York chapter. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club; the Type Directors Club; the Webby Awards; and the Broadcast Design Association. She was recently voted one of the 50 Most Influential Designers Working Today by Graphic Design USA. She has taught for many years in the masters programs at both Yale University and the School of Visual Arts.


About Clif Stoltze
As founder and creative director of Stoltze Design, Clif has nurtured a highly collaborative environment that emphasizes a process based on research, sound strategy, and thorough exploration. This inclusive approach yields compelling communications that effectively articulate and reinforce the message or product.

Clif has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art and frequently lectures at schools and design organizations around the country. He has served as AIGA Boston vice president and was honored as the recipient of their 2005 Fellow Award. Reflecting his love of music and album art, Clif’s book 1000 Music Graphics was published by Rockport in May of 2008 and he is also curator of POSTGIG, a traveling exhibit of contemporary music posters.

Remember, both Bonnie and Clif will be here next Thursday, February 6, to present a “double feature” lecture in the Wilde Auditorium, across the lawn from the Joseloff Gallery, at 3:30 p.m.  This event and the public reception that follows are both free and open to the public.


First Garmany Recital: This Sunday

We are thrilled to present our first Garmany Recital this Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Joseloff Gallery.

The Garmany Recital Series is a creative collaboration between the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and the The Hartt School which will result in four musical performances featuring Hartt faculty and students to be held at Joseloff Gallery during exhibitions in the 2013/2014 academic year.

This Sunday’s performance will feature Hartt School faculty member, Charles Huang on oboe, with guests Ling-Fei Kang on oboe, Sayun Chang on percussion, and Susan Cheng on piano.

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Peter Maxwell Davies, Benjamin Britten, David MacBride, and others will be performed in a casual gallery environment.  Seating will be available, but visitors are encouraged to move about the space and experience the music while viewing the artwork.  A light reception with the musicians will take place after the performance.

This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available in the K-visitor lot located in front of the Hartford Art School’s Renee Samuels Center.

View the full performance program here.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Special thanks also to Falcetti Music for their in-kind support.

Christine Hiebert to Offer Gallery Talks THIS FRIDAY

Please join us in the gallery this Friday for two informal gallery talks with LINES+ SPACES artist Christine Hiebert.

Talks will take place Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Christine’s mixed media drawings are a fascinating mix of gesture drawing and draftsmanship. It will be enlightening to have her in the gallery speaking about her work and answering your questions.

Those of you who attended the gallery talks before the LINES + SPACES opening reception with Eve Aschheim and Hanns Schimansky will not want to miss another chance to experience a LINES + SPACES artist interacting with and discussing her work.

For more information, please contact the gallery at 860-768-4090.

Garmany Recitals at the Joseloff Gallery

We are pleased to announce that the Richard P. Garmany Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University for a creative collaboration between the Hartford Art School and the University’s The Hartt School. The collaboration will result in four musical performances featuring Hartt faculty and students to be held at Joseloff Gallery during exhibitions in the 2013/2014 academic year.

“Hartford Art School extends sincere thanks to Linda J. Kelly, president of the Hartford Foundation, and David E. Polk, advisor to the Richard P. Garmany Fund, for the opportunity to pursue this exciting new programming,” says Nancy Stuart, dean of the Hartford Art School.

The Garmany Recitals will be on October 6, 2013, December 1, 2013, February 9, 2014, and March 9, 2014. The performances will feature musical selections that have been inspired by or relate to the artwork on display. A reception will follow each recital to allow attendees to take a closer look at the exhibition and mingle with faculty and students of both The Hartt School and Hartford Art School. In addition to creating a new opportunity for the University’s school of visual arts and performing arts conservatory to collaborate, the events are expected to bring new faces into the Joseloff Gallery and help promote it as a Greater Hartford community space.

The first Garmany Recital will be on the closing day of the Joseloff Gallery’s exhibition LINES + SPACES, a group show featuring paintings and drawings curated by John Yau. The recital will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

The Garmany Recitals are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the K-visitor lot in front of the Hartford Art School’s Renee Samuels Center.

Download the full press release here.

To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail

The Hartford Art School is pleased to be a part of To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail.

During the months of September, October, and November 2013, the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Appalachian Mountain Club and Connecticut Forest and Park Association will present To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail/Barbara Bosworth, an exhibition of panoramic photographs by photographer, Barbara Bosworth taken along the New England Trail over the past year.

A single photograph will be displayed at each of nine different sites—each with its own relationship to the trail—to form a unique exhibition that viewers can experience at their own pace and following their own path.

The piece on display in the Hartford Art School will hang in the main lobby and be installed at the end of this month.  Please don’t miss this unique exhibition!


New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052
On view: September-November 2013

Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481
On view: September-November 2013

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
On view: September-November 2013

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Lower Lake Road, South Hadley, MA 01075
On view: August 30-December 17, 2013

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
On view: August 28-December 8, 2013

Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College
11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
On view: August 28-December 8, 2013

Wendell Free Library
7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell, MA 01379
On view: September 3-October 31, 2013

Dickinson Memorial Library (Northfield Public Library)
115 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360
On view: September 15-October 31, 2013

Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108
On view: September-November 2013

New Look

The Joseloff Gallery has gotten itself a fancy, new logo.  What do you think?  Our very talented designer, Mark Snyder of Object | Resonance designed the updated and slightly retro new logo and we couldn’t be happier.  Watch for it showing up in your email newsletters and on an updated website design in the coming months.

Announcing: LINES + SPACES

We are very excited to announce the start of the Joseloff Gallery Guest Curator Series launching this September with a fantastic exhibition titled LINES + SPACES, curated by noted poet and art critic, John Yau. (Read the full press release here.)

LINES + SPACES will showcase the paintings and drawings of artists Eve Aschheim, Joanne Greenbaum, Christine Hiebert, Steve Roden, and Hanns Schimansky in an exhibition developed by Yau exploring the paradoxes and complexities of the simple line.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a lecture by John Yau held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium, directly followed by a public reception in the Joseloff Gallery from 4-7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

LINES + SPACES features works selected by the poet and art critic, John Yau, a small-press publisher and wordsmith who I have had the pleasure of working with while arranging this exhibition.  The concept of LINES + SPACES grew from Yau’s interest in the exploration of line as subject matter rather than starting point.

Yau chose five spectacular artists for the exhibition, brilliant individuals who each use line drawing to investigate; to probe a subject and tease out its meaning.  As one artist in the exhibition, Steve Roden, explains about his work, “…the purpose [is] to create a situation of slow reading and expanded conversation with the source.”

Yau describes the artists in LINES + SPACES as follows:

“They refuse the sense of security that the recognizable world provides. Instead of beginning with an image in mind—and the security that it might offer—they start with the line itself. With it, they manifest spaces that would otherwise be seen only with the mind’s eye, the imagination.”

The new Joseloff Gallery Guest Curator Series is designed to bring individuals who are deeply engaged in today’s art world to the Hartford Art School to inspire students and contribute to the dialogue across campus about current issues in contemporary art. Each guest curator, (who may also be an artist, critic, or collector), is invited to curate a group exhibition exploring a specific issue or theme that he or she is passionate about pursuing, but until now may not have had the opportunity to explore. In addition to the exhibition, the guest curator will also write an essay for the exhibition catalog, and initiate a conversation with the Hartford Art School community by presenting a public lecture or moderating a panel discussion related to the theme of the exhibition.

A full-color catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition featuring an essay by John Yau and an introduction by artist and Hartford Art School faculty member, Power Boothe.  Please contact the Joseloff Gallery for information on purchasing a catalog.

The LINES + SPACES exhibition and events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the K-visitor lot in front of the Hartford Art School’s Renee Samuels Center.  For more information, please contact the Joseloff Gallery at 860-768-4090, or

Announcing: Illustration MFA Class of 2013 Thesis Show

The Joseloff Gallery is proud to once again host the Low-Residency MFA in Illustration Thesis Exhibition

Illustration MFA Class of 2013 Thesis Show

July 8 – 19, 2013

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 – 4pm

Artists’ Reception in the Joseloff Gallery: July 19, 2013, 5–6:45pm
Please RSVP to the artists’ reception by emailing

Featured artists include:

Brad Albright
Lisa Ambrose
Kris Battles
Anthony Calandra
John Dykes
Shelly Laband
Lora Lee
Steven Kloepfer
Rohan Patrick
Jeff Porter
Kit Seaton
John Seckman
Rebecca Solow
Dave Szalay
Thomas Tholan
Lee White
Mario Zucca


It’s been a pleasure to host the 2013 illustration BFA senior show, Epilogue, in the Joseloff Gallery.  Hopefully you’ve already gotten out to see it.  If not, here are a few shots of the exciting installation.