Department of Art Alumni

The art faculty continue to showcase their own work. Here are the highlights for 2011/12

Robert Alberetti

Washington Arts Association, Washington, CT Members Show Mar 2012

Higgins Hall, WCSU, Danbury, CT “Alberetti Retrospective” Feb 2012 Click here to see the exhibition and pictures from the opening

Paintings and works on paper, Atlas Fine Arts Services, Tuscan, AZ “Force Field” Nov 2011

Art & Frame, Danbury, CT “Small Works” Nov 2011

Alberetti’s Collage Workshop, New Fairfield, CT May 2011


Vincent Baldassano

Selected as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome's Visiting Artist/Scholar program. The Academy was founded in 1894 and is the oldest American Overseas Center for independent study and advanced research in the Arts and Humanities

Painting "Winter Rose" was selected for a faculty exhibition at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NYC which continues thru June 2012.

Faculty show at Gateway Community College, New Haven

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NYC.

Queensboro Community College, NYC; Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT; and Wagner College ,Staten Island: have acquired some large scale paintings of mine for their permanent collection.

New Small Paintings" The Marina Gallery, 153 Main Street, Cold Spring , NY June 2011


David Boyajian

Finalist for the Albany Ave public library commission in Hartford CT

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph,  MI for 9th Biennial sculpture invitational sculpture exhibition May 2012

Visiting artist at SUNY New Paltz May 2, 2012

Sculpture being showcased  in an exhibition at Chelsea Pier NYC for a one night event opening May 6

Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford CT Feb25 to Apr 1 “In our Corner” Opening reception Feb 25 2012

Installation for Norwalk train station commission, 17 cast aluminum sculptures installed on the railing posts in the old station section as 3D narratives of Norwalk history Sept 2011
The New York Times “The Delicate Task of Reshaping Remnants of 9/11” By JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL
Published: Sept 2011. A version of this article appeared in print on September 11, 2011, on page CT10 of the New York edition

Teaching a bronze casting work shop at the Truro center for the Arts, Truro MA Aug 13 to 17 2011

Truro center for the arts gallery Exhibition of drawings and sculpture Jul 17 to Aug 15 2011


"Paint on Metal Exhibition", The Sculpture Barn, June 2011

Group Show at The Able Fine Art NY, 511 West 25th St. Suite 507, Chelsea, NY Jan 2011



Riley Brewster

Higgins Gallery, Danbury, CT “Groundbreaking: Looking Forward” Oct 2011


Santo Bruno

"Trading Places" group show at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA with painting "Small Function" on loan from The Museum Of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Sept 2011



Stephanie Bursese

Currently editing a series of images called Something Like Human Emotion from her performance at The Welcome House, an experimental residency directed by Marianne Bernstein, funded by Design Philadelphia and First Person Arts.

Solo show of work from projects at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Assistant Professor of Photography at Western Connecticut State University


Robert Crawford

Currently teaching an undergraduate portfolio class and a graduate illustration class ay WestConn

PS Gallery, Litchfield, CT 2011

LL Bean Christmas catalog cover Dec 2011

Lecture at WCSU MFA Visiting Artists Series Oct 2011

Lecture at Silas Bronson Library on newly published children’s book, “T is for Taj Mahal” and series of prints of Connecticut Greens May 2011


Margaret Grimes

Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT Invited to show, Fall 2012

Elected as member of the National Academy in New York City. The National Academy is a museum, art school and honorary association of artists and architects dedicated to "creating and preserving a living history of American art." Dec 2011

“Particular Light”, Exhibit with Margaret Grimes, Elizabeth Lehman and Joseph Salerno at Julie Heller East, 465 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA July 2011


Edward Little

Gold Award Winner International Artists Showcase Emerging Artist Discovery Prize Oct 2011


His painting 'Natasha' was selected for the Oil Painters of America's 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils to be held at Devin Galleries in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho June 2011. One of 158 selected out of over 2500 artists nationwide


Final Review at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, awarded MFA in Painting with a concentration in Representational Figurative Painting. May 2011.  Graduated with distinction

Works exhibited at the Timothy Good Gallery, Kent, CT.



Francis T. Patnaude

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford CT “In our Corner” Feb 2012

Artist Talk and Reception, Whitson Gallery UCONN Torrington Oct 2011


Plonia Nixon

Award Richter Association for the Arts Annual Juried Art Show and Sale Oct 2011


Marjorie Portnow 

Exhibition at Oxbow Gallery (2 person), Northampton, Mass. Nov  2011

Sabbatical Fall Semester 2011

Artist in Residence at the "International Studio School of Drawing and Painting in Umbria, Italy" Sept 2011

Gallery ISA, Montecastello Italy, Group Exhibition Aug 2011

 “Particular Light”, Exhibit with Margaret Grimes, Elizabeth Lehman and Joseph Salerno at Julie Heller East, 465 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA July 2011


David Skora

2012 Invited to show some work at another show this spring: The Noble Horizons Fortieth Anniversary Invitational Sculpture Show is now closed with a total of ten artists participating from Litchfield County,   Berkshire County, Hampshire County, and Columbia County. 

Has spread published for the Sketch Book Project which pieces included in a series of art books documenting the Sketch book project. The Limited Edition will be exhibited on June 22nd at the Brooklyn Art Library and the book series will be published in the fall from Art House Co-op

Sculpture in New Buffalo was purchased and will be a permanent installation in the newly created sculpture park in New Buffalo, Michigan for 2011-2013.

The Water Street Market Sculpture Walk, New Paltz, NY 2010-2011


Catherine Vanaria

Group Show, PHOTOBOOK, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, November 2011


Set up time lapse cameras capturing the WCSU arts building site since November and have been downloading approximately 3500 files per week of the progress.

Group Show, Groundbreaking exhibit at WCSU Nov 2011

Group Show, Audio/Visual, New York Photo Festival, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY Oct  2011


Documented over 300 female hats in the museum archive dating from the late 1700's till the mid 1960's. Out of this documentation grew last summer's exhibit "magnificent millinery, three centuries of women's hats" exhibit and calendar produced by WCSU publication Department Jun 2011


Victoria Vebell

Continue work on paperback cover for the New York Times Best Selling Series for Berkley Publishing by author Ilona Andrews 2012

Paperback cover for Llewellyn Publishing Feb 2012

Cenegage Learning commissioned to write the 2nd edition of her bestselling textbook Exploring The Basics of Drawing. Summer, 2012

Worked on a paperback cover series for Berkley Publishing that made it to the New York Times Best Seller list 2011

Did various paperback covers commissions for different publishers 2011





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