Nancy Graves in the News

There have been two recent mentions of the Nancy Graves exhibition in the media lately, did you see them?

On April 19, Alan Bisbort of the Hartford Advocate wrote a wonderful review of the show on his Blogbort page titled Nancy Graves, Real Inspired in which he began:

One of the most colorful, engaging and, yes, fun art exhibitions of the year may fly beneath your radars, if you’re not careful.

It is “Nancy Graves: Inspired Vision”, at the Hartford Art School’s Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford.

Thanks, Alan. I think we’d have to agree.


Then on May 3 we had another wonderful surprise.  Did you happen to see the front page of the Arts section in last Sunday’s Republican-American newspaper?  Tracey O’Shaughnessy wrote a lovely article about Nancy Graves and a review of our exhibition.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it in full-color in the paper, please visit Tracey’s website to read the story.

(Photo featured in the Republican-American article courtesy of Roger Castonguay, Jr. of The Defining Photo LLC.)

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

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!