Elisa Contemporary Art, Peter Roland Home and The Vanderblue Team are pleased to be collaborating to create a vibrant International art exhibit in a newly restored 1900 farm house on Greenfield Hill, which sits on 2 acres adjacent to the Connecticut Audubon Society.
The exhibit, entitled “Her Window to the World: East and West Coast Artists” features 10 female artists ranging from emerging through late-career from Connecticut, Vermont, Montreal, California and Hawaii. The exhibit highlights landscapes, waterscapes and cityscapes inspired by the surrounding areas of our featured artists.
This Pop-Up art exhibit will open on June 15 at 2263 Hillside Road in Fairfield CT. It will run through July 30 - extended through September!
Featured artists include: Carol Bennett (HI), Nina Bentley (CT), Kimber Berry (CA), Stephanie Cate (CA), Marie Danielle Leblanc (CAN), Cynthia MacCollum (CT), Nancy McTague-Stock (CT), Allyson Monson (CT), Dale Najarian (CT), Rose Umerlik (VT)
The exhibit includes four Connecticut artists who are being exhibited by Elisa Contemporary Art for the first time. These artists include Wesport artist, Nina Bentley, New Canaan artist Cynthia MacCollum, South Norwalk artist Nancy McTague-Stock and Westport artist, Dale Najarian, who will now by represented by the gallery.
What: “Her Window to the World: East and West Coast Artists” Pop-Up Art Exhibit featuring 10 female artists from Connecticut, Vermont, Canada, California and Hawaii
When: June 15 through September 30, 2018
Where: 2263 Hillside Road, Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, CT 06824
About the Artists:
Carol is one of the few artists I know who really captures what it's like to be in...and move through the water. She is a native of Los Angeles, who has spent the last 20+ years living in Hawaii in Kaua'i. Her work is a meditative journey through both the water and through life.
Bennett’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibits throughout the US. She has been featured in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and Ocean Home Magazine. She is in public and private collections throughout the world.
According to Westport artist, Nina Bentley, "Many events have influenced me as an artist, growing up in Brooklyn, having a father who was an Italian anarchist, a mother who worked; being a cheerleader in the 1950's, a history major at college, a writer of advertising copy, a designer of department store window displays, a mother, a corporate wife; living fifteen years in Europe, becoming a grandmother - now many times over. All of these experiences have left their mark and occasioned reflection…The result of my introspection and insights are in my art. I hope this work speaks to some of its viewers."
Kimber is a Los Angeles artist. Her artwork is vibrant and dynamic mixed media combining acrylics, resins and digitally altered photographs of her paint-strokes. Her Plastic Gardens series mourns the loss of nature, as man continues to build and overtake it.
She has received a lot of positive attention from art critics and curators on the West Coast and has been featured in solo and group shows in New York, London, LA and Atlanta. She has been part of recent exhibits at the Riverside Museum and the Huntington Beach Art Center and recently featured in the magazines Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Ocean Home, Flaunt.
Stephanie Cate is an abstract painter based out of Los Angeles, California. She spent most of her childhood in France, before relocating to Los Angeles, California at fourteen. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, receiving a BFA in painting. Her Europa series is inspired by the moon Europa, a planet of fire and ice and a potential for life.
Stephanie's work is in public and private collections including Kelly Wearstler, Renee Zellweger, Annabeth Gish, Avi Amiel (President, Art Collector Int’l Magazine), Rasa Center for Yoga (Oregon) and Wynn Tower Suites (Las Vegas)
Marie Danielle Leblanc
Canadian artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc, was born in Trois-Rivières (Quebec) and has lived and worked in Montreal (Quebec) since 1990. Her paintings transform landscapes into poetic worlds. Her deeply saturated palettes bring new life to the sea, land and sky. She has participated in twenty solo exhibitions, and more than fifty group exhibitions. Her work has also been shown and collected throughout Canada, and in New York, Paris, Sydney, Mexico and Tokyo.
According to Connecticut painter and printmaker, Cynthia MacCollum, "I find inspiration in fragments of nature held close for reflection. I employ a personal vocabulary of fluid marks and organic imagery to express the sensual pleasure and ephemeral quality of the natural world. Within this realm, my work varies from representational to abstract, and I am continuously moving along the continuum between the two."
Her work has been exhibited throughout the world since 2010. She received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and continued her art education at Fashion Institute of Technology (NY), Santa Reparata International School of Art (Florence, Italy) and Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT). Her studio is located in New Canaan, CT.
Photographer, Painter and Printer Nancy McTague-Stock creative vision examines the man-made order and natural chaos found in the landscape, using layers of observed patterns and nuances of value shifts juxtaposed in carefully considered compositions.
She received her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia) and M.F.A. in Visual Arts, The Art Institute of Boston (Boston, Massachusetts). Ms. McTague-Stock’s artwork has been exhibited internationally. She is included in collections across the United States, as well as private collections in Italy, Switzerland and England. She currently works out of her studio in South Norwalk, CT.
Photographer Allyson Monson is one of our new gallery artists. Her creative vision transforms color and ordinary objects into painterly images. Allyson studied at the University of Rhode Island and the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. She currently lives in Fairfield County, CT with her husband and two children.
Dale Najarian received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. She began painting in 1998. Her latest Shadow Series merges the realistic quality of a photograph with the abstract translation of a landscape to depict a dreamlike painting that draws you in. Dale is fascinated by the perspective that shadows create in our daily lives, and uses people’s movements to capture the ever changing relationship between dark and light. Her work has been shown and collected throughout Connecticut. She currently works in her studio in Westport, CT.
Vermont artist Rose Umerlik extracts the intangible emotional moments that live in our collective human psyche and interprets them abstractly through form, line and color so that they may also exist outside of ourselves.
In recent years, Umerlik has shown in seven solo exhibitions and innumerable group shows domestically and internationally, published a book of work titled Intimacy of Forms, received notable reviews in such publications as Art New England, and been awarded the Clowes Award by the Vermont Studio Center. She was also just named a 2018 VT Artist to Watch! She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She has been exhibiting her work since 2005.
About the Companies:
Elisa Contemporary Art
Elisa Contemporary Art represents a portfolio of emerging through mid-career contemporary artists. Founded in 2007 by Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and collection of art as a way to enrich and heal our lives, our communities, and the world. The Riverdale NY Gallery opened in 2008. The Art Salon in Fairfield CT opened in May 2017.
Elisa Contemporary Art has participated in international art fairs in New York, Miami and the Hamptons. We have curated over 15 art exhibits in public and private spaces in the Tri-State area.
We also believe in the power of giving back, and donate a portion of gallery sales to philanthropic organizations that help children and families within underserved communities heal and grow through their experience with art. We support Free Arts NYC, and The Art Therapy Project.
Elisa Contemporary Art has been featured in a number of publications including Fairfield Magazine, Ocean Home Magazine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, CT Cottages & Gardens Design Guide, New York Spaces and The New York Times. For additional information, visit www.ElisaContemporaryArt.com
Peter Roland Home
Peter Roland Home is a full service Renovation, Design and Building firm located on the gold coast of Connecticut who specialize in residential properties.
Being in the construction field in Fairfield County for the past 20+ years, we have assembled a group of highly skilled and dedicated tradesman. Our group has the capability to do renovation, remodeling and new construction of residential homes.
We offer exceptional services for a beautiful home. A one stop shopping project management firm that builds off your ideas.
The Vanderblue Team
Consumer-centric to the core, The Vanderblue Team focuses on increasing and enhancing the value we bring to our many buyers, sellers, renters and investors. This is achieved by collaborating our efforts in order to provide a higher level of skill and experiential knowledge.
As President of The Higgins Group, a 16 office Christie’s International Affiliate in one of the most sought after locations in the country, Fairfield County Connecticut, and CEO of The Vanderblue Team, Julie Vanderblue focuses on raising the bar in the Real Estate Industry. Her dedication to excellence is unsurpassed both on the field representing clients and behind the scenes developing business strategies. While most companies are focusing on recruiting and retention, Vanderblue is committed to selection and development. For more information, visit: www.vanderblue.com
For Additional Information, Contact: Lisa Cooper, Lisa@ElisaArt.com, 212.729.4974