Purchase Prize Winners

Congratulations to the two 2010 Alexander A. Goldfarb Purchase Prize-winners, Sara Allen and Kevin Kelly.

Sara (on the left) won for her ceramic and mixed media piece “Memories of Sisters: Similar and Divergent”:

Kevin won for his video “Directions”:

Congratulations to Kevin and Sara for their outstanding achievement!


2010 Goldfarb Student Exhibition

Our annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition will be on display until Sunday March 21, 2010.  Don’t miss your chance to see this beautiful show of artwork by the talented students of the Hartford Art School and the University of Hartford.

To see more photos of the exhibition, click here: Goldfarb on Flickr
For pictures from the opening reception on February 17, click here: Goldfarb Opening on Flickr

Announcing the 2010 Goldfarb Student Exhibition

The Joseloff Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming twenty-first annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition and Awards Presentation, opening Wednesday, February 17, 2010 with a public reception from 5-7pm.

As you may know, the Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition and Awards Presentation is held each year in the Joseloff Gallery.  All full-time students of the University of Hartford are invited to submit up to two works of art to be considered for the exhibition.  A guest juror – an artist, curator, critic, or other person working in the field of art – is invited to choose the work to be included in the show.  Of the works selected for the show, two undergraduate students are chosen to receive the purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each.  The winning students’ artwork then becomes a part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University in offices and public spaces.

Clint Jukkala, Yale University assistant professor of painting/printmaking and director of undergraduate studies in art will jury this year’s show.  Mr. Jukkala received a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1995 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University in 1998. He is represented by Envoy Gallery in New York, and his work has been included in recent exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and ZieherSmith Gallery in New York. He has also taught at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University.

Important dates to remember for University of Hartford students interested in entering work into this year’s Goldfarb exhibition:

Drop-Off Dates
Bring your two best pieces of art in their best shape.
Friday February 5, 2010 from 11-4pm
Saturday February 6, 2010 from 12-4pm

Jury Date:
Monday February 8, 2010, all day
Results will be announced by 5pm on that day.

Collection Dates:
Pick up all unaccepted work by Thursday February 11, 2010 or it will be thrown out.
Wednesday February 10, 2010, 11am-4pm
Thursday February 11, 2010, 11am-4pm

Opening Reception and Awards:
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 5-7pm
Awards announced at approximately 6pm.

Exhibition Dates:
February 17 – March 21, 2010

The Joseloff Gallery is open daily, Tuesday through Friday from 11am-4pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm.  Please call (860) 768-4090 for more information.

The 20th Annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition and Awards

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the student exhibition named after Hartford Art School trustee and supporter, Alexander Goldfarb.  Mr. Goldfarb endowed this exhibition and awards to further the careers of the young artists he had come to know and admire while on the board of the Hartford Art School.

All students of the University of Hartford are invited to submit up to two works of art in any medium to be entered into the jury process.  A visiting juror selected by the Joseloff Gallery then chooses the top 60-80 pieces to be shown in the exhibition.  From that narrowed pool, the juror then selects to the two pieces that he finds to be the finest works in the exhibition and awards them the $1,000 Purchase Prizes.

Our juror for this year is Jack Tom, local designer, college professor, and owner of Jack Tom Design.  You can find out more about Mr. Tom by visiting his website at www.jacktom.com.

The Goldfarb Exhibition will open on Wednesday February 13th with a reception and awards presentation from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the Joseloff Gallery.  At approximately 5pm, the two Purchase Prize awards will be given.  Please join us!