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Online Art Gallery #139

Tanks. trees, elephants, chrystanthemums, yaks — our “06880” artists cover the world this week.

Remember: This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Garden of Hope/Slava Ukraini” — oil on canvas (Norm Siegel)

“Spaces.” Photographer Peter Barlow says of this Compo Beach image: “Instead of seeing a tree, try observing all the different shapes defined by the branches. Every shape is unique.”

Untitled (Kathleen Burke)

Photographer Celia Campbell-Mohn asks: “Pothole on Sherwood path, or art?”

“Jazzman” – Tom Doran

“Last Chrysanthemums” (Werner Liepolt)

“Burger with ‘The Works'” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Martin Ripchick)

“A Yakety Yak” Artist Steve Stein says: “They live at extreme high altitudes in Tibet, India and China. They come both as domesticated or wild hairy bovines that produce milk used to make cheese and butter. But they don’t yakety yak — they only grunt”

“The Queen Needs Her Rest” — taken in Tanzania. (Mike Hibbard)

Online Art Gallery #138

‘Tis the season to be jolly (starting now!).

‘Tis too the season to submit art for our online gallery (well, always ’tis).

This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

Untitled. Photographer Peter Barlow says: “Some birds that eat here look a lot like squirrels.”

“Yesteryear” (June Rose Whittaker)

“Who’s There!” (Mike Hibbard)

“The Coming Singularity- the Dominance of Artificial Intelligence and the Computer.” Artist Steve Stein says, “Computers easily turn our lights on and off, beat us at chess, control our cars, fly our airplanes and kill us at data/number crunching. Computers are planning and fighting our wars by designing the best military strategies. I hope they don’t decide to just turn on us!”

“Burning the Midnight Oil” (Lawrence Weisman)

Tom Doran created this in August, But, he notes, the colors are appropriate for fall too.

“I Love Fall” (Jerry Kuyper)

 

Online Art Gallery #137

What? No Thanksgiving art?!

We’ll manage.

And as you scroll through this week’s art gallery, remember to give thanks to all the artists — here in Westport, and in our broader “06880” online community, who share their work with us.

After all: This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

Untitled – watercolor and pen (Jude Siegel)

“Here Comes the Sun, In About an Hour” (Jerry Kuyper)

“Autumn” (Linda Doyle)

Untitled (Michael Chait)

“Compo Beach Ornament” — ,mixed media. Artist Peter Barlow explains: “At least 12 of these spires once adorned the brick bathhouses. After this one was knocked over in a 1950 hurricane, the town tore down all of them.”

“Three Modiglianis” (Tom Doran)

Untitled (Ann Chernow)

“The World’s Most Important Job” (Steve Stein)

Untitled (Karen Weingarten)

“Bridgeport Mansion 1891” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Gone But Not Forgotten” (Molly Alger)

“Neighborhood Watch Creature” (Mike Hibbard)

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Online Art Gallery #136

Fall is the season of colors. This week, “06880” artists and photographers submitted some very colorful works, in several mediums.

This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Westport Red” (Rowene Weems)

Untitled (Karen Weingarten)

“All the Colors of the Rainbow” (June Rose Whittaker)

Photographer Mike Hibbard says of this Galapagos giant tortosie: “organic, free range and grass-fed — hands off!”

“Brooklyn” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Portugal” (Wendy Levy)

“Remembering Chagall: Tribe of Asher” (Steve Stein)

“A Mack at Mystic” (Peter Barlow)

“Fallen” (Amy Schneider)

 

Online Art Gallery #135

Election Day is Tuesday.

On this Saturday — Online Art Gallery Day — a pair of artists remind “06880” readers of the importance of ballots.

Other contributors remind readers of the beauty that surrounds us — and the people, food and whimsy.

This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, collages, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Vote” (Amy Schneider)

Untitled (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Jerry Kuyper)

“Fall” (Mark Yurkiw)

“Happy Schooner and Dad Enjoying a Hike at Lake Mohegan” (Rick Benson)

“Tuscan Delight, Monteverdi” (Ellin Spapdone)

“Are You Sure This is From the New Webb Telescope?” (Steve Stein)

“Balsamic Olive” (Tom Doran)

“Sacred Water on Sacred Wood” (Jonathan Prager)

“Steps” (Karen Weingarten)

Photographer Mike Hibbard jokes, “Meet me at Aster’s for lunch, and Honey, Bee hungry!”

“And So It Begins” (Bonnie Erickson)

Geoffrey Stone’s collage of Stacey Abrams was made with material from the New York Times; altered photographs, acrylic, and pencil on canvas.

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Online Art Gallery #134

Great minds think alike.

Great artists do too.

Four submissions to this week’s online art gallery feature leaves. Two are of sunflowers; another two are apples.

But every artist and photographer offers a different take on what are definitely not tired subjects. That’s what makes art so wonderful — and our online art gallery so interesting.

Remember: This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

Untitled. Photographer Jerry Kuyper explains, :A leaf with a spherical growth falls onto a pumpkin,”

“The Fall Classic” (Fred Cantor)

“Apple Picking Time” (Roseann Spengler)

“Deconstructed Acrylic Abstract Sunflower” (Patricia McMahon)

“Give Me More SUGAR!” (Mike Hibbard)

“Sunflowers” (Amy Schneider)

“Hope” (Tom Doran)

Untitled (Werner Liepolt)

“Cedar Waxwing” — Artist Steve Stein explains, “This is a kind of finch. They eat berries, spread the berry’s seeds, and are noted to be serially monogamous,”

“Gettin’ Around” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Splendid Autumn in the Berkshires” — Housatonic River, Stockbridge, MA October 22, 2022 (Laurie Sorensen)

“View From a Connecticut Prison” — Suffield correctional facility (Wendy Levy)

“Hanging On” (Karen Weingarten)

Untitled — Photographer Bonnie Connolly says, “This a dall scene on my front walkway.
After a cold rain, the fallen pine needles and leaves seemed to dance together.”

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Online Art Gallery #133

Our (cider) cup runneth over!

Last week was gorgeous. But 15 artists, photographers, needle-pointers and necklace makers stayed inside long enough to send their submissions in to our online art gallery.

That’s the most ever, since this feature was born in the first lonely weeks of the pandemic.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now keep ’em coming!

Remember: This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Fallen Leaves” (Karen Weingarten)

“Pumpkin Time” (June Rose Whittaker)

Diane Yormark’s “fall-themed” needlepoint.

“Silver Dollar Plant Harvest in Morning Light” (Linda Sugarman)

Artist Steve Stein says: “Every kindergartener has a nightmare that when they get to school ,,,’Every Cubby is Taken!'”

Photographer Lisa Tantillo was I was at Westoberfest last weekend, and saw a bubble machine. She snapped this photo before the bubble burst. She likes how “the event space (aka the Elm Street parking lot) is reflected in the bubble.”

“Vermont Village” (Lucy Johnson)

“The Reading Room” (Lawrence Weisman)

Untitled (Tom Doran)

“Whoa! It’s a Stutz Bearcat Roadster, 1920) (Peter Barlow)

Untitled — Lauri Weiser’s latest project

“Tuscany” (Werner Liepolt)

Untitled. Artist Sharon Paulsen says, “this is from the latest full moon. It is partially hidden behind trees at the right, but a brilliant star (planet) caught my eye on the left, so that was my focus.”

Untitled (Ann Chernow)

“Who Done It?” Photographer Mike Hibbard says, There is a quarter-mile long brushy hillside on our walking route, used as a dump by passersby traveling between the Post Road to Greens Farm Road. My wife and I periodically do a clean-up along that stretch. Here is our latest bounty. The good news is that in our entire 4-mile walk around our neighborhood, we found only one discarded plastic bag of puppy-poo. Thank you to the many dog walkers in our area.”

“Deconstructed Leaf” (Amy Schneider)

Online Art Gallery #132

Today’s online art gallery includes Mona Lisa — unrolled.

That’s just one of the very intriguing near-dozen submissions today.

As I always say: This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Calming Connection” — Photographer Mike Hibbard explains: “The lead mule was in a string bringing supplies to a crew repairing trails and bridges in Olympic National Park.”

“Mona Rolla” — Artist Norm Siegel says: “Oil on canvas with real rollers
attached to the canvas.”

“Clouds” (Sharon Paulsen)

Untitled — Photographer Laurie Sorensen says: “I took this photo in New York City by the ferry to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. I see why the birds voiced their complaint!”

“Trying to Stay Awake in the Subway” (Lawrence Weisman)

“A Grocery Cart Checks Out Her Shadow” (Peter Barlow)

“Sorry, I Won’t Repeat That” (Steve Stein)

“In the Clouds” (Karen Weingarten)

“Pre-Dawn Fall Morning” (Sunil Hirani)

“Dark Oasis” (Andrew Colabella)

Online Art Gallery #131

A pair of bands (Times Square and klezmer), and 3 overseas water scenes, are part of this week’s online art gallery.

This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Eric 1976” (Eric Bosch)

“Tanzania Great Migration” — Photographer Mike Hibbard says of his subjects: ““If we get across this crocodile-infested river we will have earned our stripes.”

Untitled (Sharon Paulsen)

“Subway Serenade Times Square” (Lawrence Weisman)

“An Old Time Klezmer Band” (Steve Stein)

“From the Aegean in Greece” (Claudia Sherwood Servidio)

“Off the Path” — Montenegro (Nancy Anderson)

“The Last Susan of the Season” (Peter Barlow)

Online Art Gallery #130

September is (almost) over. But some “06880” readers remain on the water. Others are in the midst of the High Holy Days. Plenty are pursuing art.

A few of you are submitting it to “06880.”

Remember: This is your feature. All readers are invited to contribute. Age, level of experience, subject matter — there are no restrictions.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and (yes) needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to 06880blog@gmail.com. Share your work with the world!

“Rooftops” (Lucy Antek Johnson)

“Storm Swell” (Eric Bosch)

“Tugboat for Two” — at Fishers Island Sound (Peter Barlow)

“A Shtetl Rabbi Awaiting Yom Kippur” (Steve Stein)

“I Sense a Crack in my Resolve” –outdoor sculpture, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Massachusetts (Mike Hibbard)

“Compo Grove” (Fred Cantor)

“Concentration” (Lawrence Weisman)

“Pretty in Pink in Portugal” (Wendy Levy)