Landscape: Vast & Intimate Reception, Show & Sale

MAC Firehouse Gallery
81 Naugatuck Ave.
Milford, CT 06460

Image credit: Donna Hall

Exhibit duration, October 17 – November 9, 2019
Opening reception and sale, Thursday, October 17, 5:30 – 8:00 PM


Artists were challenged to rethink how they look at landscapes. For example, they were asked to consider the perspective of an ant or giraffe as they view a scene.

Realism or abstract; all styles were considered.


Cathy Liontas is a Milford artist who paints in oils, watercolor, pastels and acrylics. She can often be seen around Milford capturing the morning light on marshes, ponds or other coastal spots.

She is a member of the Milford Arts Council and teaches painting classes through the Adult Ed. Program.

She recently was commissioned to paint a 5ft.x8ft urban scene mural for Life Haven in New Haven CT.
In 2018 she won the Bronze Award in the Cape Anne Plein Aire Quick Draw Competition and third place for MAC’s Waterscapes show. In 2017 she received the People’s Choice Award for the Middlebury Land Trust Plein Aire paint out.

Cathy taught Art Education in the Milford Public School system for seventeen years and retired early to pursue her passion of painting full time.

Questions or comments, call Mark Hannon, 203-685-5348 or email

Call for Entries: “Water”: The Next ACEO Challenge

Water by Melissa Benson

Water by Melissa BensonWe continue our artist trading cards challenge this month.

The theme this month is “Water.”

Members of the guild are asked to submit their original work on artist trading cards (ACEOs) at our next meeting, to be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Two Roads Brewing Company, 7 p.m.

Please do let us know if you think you are going to make it.

Are you still wondering what’s the deal with ACEOs?

These cool little pieces of original artwork are hot right now. Check out the final selection for our first month, themed “Illuminated Letters.”

Members can pick up a blank card  at our monthly meetings. Or feel free to use your own heavy card stock or paper sized 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. 

You have the ensuing month to complete the project and submit it in person at the following meeting.

Each month, a selection of nine (9) of the cards will be framed together and put up for sale on the Guild website, price TBD. Each artist will have a stake in the sale.

The framed piece will also be available for sale at all Guild shows until it sells.

The nine cards will also be added to our Zazzle Shop on various items. When sold as a group piece of art, the Guild will receive net proceeds from the sale.  When items are sold individually, the individual artist will receive the net proceeds from the sale.

To join in, become a member and come to our meetings.

Submit any questions you have here. Thanks!


Call for Entries – CONNartist contest

Call for Artists CT


Two Roads is bringing back the “ConnArtists” art contest — We’re reaching out to drinking-age artists from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Pennsylvania to help us celebrate our roots by creating a work of art depicting the scenes, people and places of Connecticut’s history, past and present.

The winner’s art will be reproduced and displayed on a 30-foot high fermenter inside the brewery and they will receive $1,000 and a party at the brewery in their honor — where their gigantic art will be unveiled and toasted! Five runners-up will have their art featured at our party and receive a $250 check.

Official Rules and Submission Details

Contest open to residents of CT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, PA and VT who are 21 years and older by October 2, 2015.

Two Roads Brewing (TRB) will accept submissions until 5PM on October 2, 2015.

Entries must be emailed to via a file sharing site (such as Hightail) and submitted at 36″ x 48″ at 600 DPI or 18″ x 24″ at 1200 DPI.

Entries must be submitted in digital format only. Two Roads Brewing will not accept physical entries.

All artwork must be an original concept of the artist.


  • Categories include drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.
  • Art should depict subject matter relating to Connecticut’s history past and present – including the people, places and products produced in Connecticut.
  • Each piece of art will need the following information to accompany it in the body of the email: artist’s name, address, date of birth, phone, e-mail, name of piece, materials used, short description of the art and inspiration.

All artwork submitted may be reproduced by Two Roads Brewing for the purpose of promoting our contest.

Social Media/Communications Manager
Two Roads Brewing
1700 Stratford Ave
Stratford, CT 06615

Phone: 203-916-5110


Spring is Calling: Call for Artists & Crafters

Spring May Arts & Crafts Market Sale Stratford CT
The birds are reminding us that spring and summer craft fair season is warming up!

We are happy to announce a Call for Artists & Fine Crafters for our Spring Arts & Crafts Market, to be held Sunday, May 3rd, at 10 a.m. INSIDE the Baldwin Center, Stratford.

Just in time for Mother’s Day shopping, this event is a collection of artists and crafters with superior skills in the handmade crafts. We are accepting a limited number of jewelers.

A great deal is available, by the way. Anyone who applies and is accepted to both our Spring Art & Craft Market and the prestigious Artists & Artisans in Paradise event this summer will receive discounted registration fees.

Out thanks to our talented guild member, Susan Ernst, who supplied the gorgeous artwork for our poster. You can meet Susan at the event and enjoy her printmaking and handmade papers.  You can buy her work online (including this songbird silhouette) at her Etsy shop.