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GAL in the Gallery, New Youth Art Instructor, Holiday Expo CFA

Now in the Gallery

The Guilford Art League opens its 74th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale at Guilford Art Center from September 12 – October 1, 2022. The show, juried by Jeanne Ciravolo, is open to Connecticut artists working in all media including oils, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, sculpture, collage, mixed media, printmaking, and photography. Several monetary prizes and notable awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on Friday, September 16, 5-7pm. All are welcome.

Jeanne Ciravolo earned her MFA and was awarded the Joan and George Cole Master of Fine Arts Award at UConn in 2019. In 2020 she received the Walter Feldman Fellowship, which was juried by Ellen Tani, Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally in museums and galleries and published in Manifest Gallery International Painting Annual 10. She is an Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut.

Welcome New Youth Painting Instructor

Karen Wynn is a painter and printmaker living in Guilford. Her artworks have been shown in regional and national exhibits as well as in international exhibits in Europe and Asia. She is also a Yale University Professor Emerita specializing in young children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. She received her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been teaching for over 30 years. Her website is:

Karen’s new class is “Painting Through History”
Open to ages 7+
8 Wednesdays beginning September 21, 4:00-6:00pm
Paint your own masterpieces inspired by different artists, from different art movements in history. We will spend the first 15-30 minutes of each class looking at paintings of 1-3 artists from an art movement in history, and talking about their painting style. In the rest of the session, we’ll paint out own unique, individual masterpieces, inspired by that style. Note: no class 10/12.

Adult & Youth Fall Classes Begins Next Week!

Don’t miss out! Register now! Click here to view our new fall catalog, where you’ll see classes and workshop for adults, teens and youth. Questions? Email or call us (203) 453-5947. Our office is open M-F, 10am-4pm.

Call for Artists: GAC Holiday Expo

We are accepting applications from artists who would like to include their work in our annual holiday shop event (which we are calling “Holiday Expo” this year!). Each year we transform our shop and gallery into a holiday shopping destination, filled with work by hundreds of artists. We sell everything from ornaments, ceramics, glass, wood, leathergoods, clothing, jewelry, accessories, children’s games & clothing, papergoods, hats/gloves, food and so much more. Doors open October 28 through Jan. 8.

If you’re interest in applying, complete our application form to start the review process. Click here for the form and all the pertinent information about our requirements and deadlines. Questions? Contact Shop Coordinator Elena Albergo at

In the Shop

Handcrafted in the Hudson Valley, earrings inspired by nature and made with recycled materials by metals artist Marysa Sacerdote. Amethyst $65, Rose Quartz $50, Labradorite $50. Shop 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm. GAC members receive 10% off all purchases