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STUDIO NEWS AND
SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE GALLERY
2017

 

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STUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS PAGE

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I try to keep you aware of what I am doing in the art world with my career as an artist and some of the fun things I like to do in my life here on this section of my website. You can find out where my latest shows are, awards I have won, awards I haven't won, where I've been painting lately, where I'll be painting soon, videos and photos of stuff I'm doing with my life, art and music. I hope it's interesting for you.

Here is the list of what is hanging in the Gallery now.
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Winner Essex Art Association
"Lohman Award"
June 2017
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Studio Garden Summer Bloom

oil 40 x 54 inches
Leif Nilsson summer 2014 ©
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EVENT CALENDAR

June 10 CT Day
The gallery will be open all day with some special discounts offered.

June 20 - 24th
Plein Air Painting at
Mystic Seaport Museum -
Opening reception on June 24th - 6-7:30 pm.

Once again I will be painting on the grounds of the museum for the week.

July 18
Mystic Museum of Art After Dark Demonstration 6-8:30
I will be the resident artist at the Mystic Museum of Art for their July Art After Dark party.

Saturday, August 4th - 7 - 9 pm
Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Fundraiser
Stay tuned for details

August 10
CT River Museum
Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States!

Thursday, August 10, 2107 with an opening reception (5:30 – 7:30 pm) that includes CRM members, artists, and invited guests. The exhibit will open to the public the following day. The last day of the exhibit is Sunday, October 8th

September 28
Literacy Volunteers fundraiser wine tasting

We are hosting an evening wine tasting fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers in the gallery.
The public is invited!

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Please join us Friday, May 19th from 5 - 8 pm
for the opening reception of a special exhibition of paintings by Leif Nilsson and sculptures by Richard Newton with a wine tasting provided by Sunset Hill Vineyard of Lyme, CT. Artist talk and closing reception on Sunday, June 4 at 4 pm.
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Mdina, Malta - Spring Afternoon
oil 12 x 18 inches
Leif Nilsson spring 2017 ©
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Join us for the next
FIRST FRIDAY June 2nd from 6 - 8 pm
and listen to Arrowhead play while you browse
the gallery picking out your favorite paintings!

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Essex Harbour - Autumn Morning # 2961

Fine Art Print
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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
C'MON
LIGHT MY FIRE!

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Click here for a larger detail image.


The Joy of Light Stick Match Box Covers.

This painting of Essex from Thatchbed Island
is now available on a match box.
Each box is chocked full of sturdy safety matches, ready to strike!
2.5 x 9 inches.

$20.00 a box.

Click here for another view.
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WINNER OF THE
Connecticut Historical Gardens

2017 Poster Contest
The Florence Griswold House Museum Garden

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The Florence Griswold Garden

oil 24 x 24 inches

Follow their events throught the year.

"Launched in 2012, the Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents while advertising this important, statewide event. The contest aims to join Connecticut artists with the group’s historically significant homes and gardens. Along with a cash prize, the contest offers the winning artist widespread exposure – at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT (February 23-26, 2017, booth 413), at each of the 15 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens sites throughout the year, and at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day itself, an event that attracts thousands of garden lovers throughout the state and beyond.

This year’s Historic Gardens Day takes place on Sunday, June 25, 12-4 pm."


IN JULY
I painted this painting at the
Florence Griswold Museum

for a potential documentary on Garden Painters by Seventh Art Productions.
Here is a short Trailer of the film I am shown painting in
(see my part about 29 seconds in)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=q2fsJmPLcO4

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
Season 4 Announced!

Published on Sep 13, 2016

Discover the thrilling stories and timeless art of Hieronymus Bosch, Claude Monet, the American Impressionists and Michelangelo at a cinema near you. Find out more at www.exhibitiononscreen.com

Another short Trailer
(look for my hand and pallette about 9 seconds in)
Filmed in Old Lyme, as well as studios, gardens and locales in the United States, UK and France, the production is a feast for the eyes. "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism" will be in more than 1,500 theaters in 50 countries starting March 21, 2017.




https://youtu.be/OxfQ4lcvi8M

A COOL PHOTO
of me painting the painting at the Flo Griz!

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Photo by Caryn B. Davis

More photos of Leif painting
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THE THIRTY SEVENTH ANNUAL
International Marine Art Exhibition at
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport


This painting won the Prestigious Stobart Foundation Award and cash prize for "Painting from Life" for the "virtue of its uniqueness of style, quality of light and atmosphere" and was presented by John Stobart himself! I am honored.

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From Hamburg Cove

oil 20 x 52 inches
Leif Nilsson summer 2015 ©

The show runs through January 2017.
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ARROWHEAD
strings the bow again!

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photo by Kelly Fryer

Stop by for a few tunes on the front porch
or inside the Gallery
most Sundays from 1 - 3ish pm.
For our current line up of local gigs:

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ART CLASSES

Join me on the first week of August for a week long PAINTING WORKSHOP,
please click for more information.

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SPECIAL EVENT!!!!!
Saturday, August 5th
Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Fundraiser
Stay tuned for details
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NEW!
The Leif Nilsson
Spring Street Studio, Gallery & Gardens
:
A Unique Gathering Place for Special Occasions

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Art Classes.
Any skill level welcome. Bring a sketch pad or your favorite medium and join us in learning how to look a little closer at the world through squinted eyes.
Email if you are interested.
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Leif painting on location in Vernazza, Italy. photo by Caryn B Davis Photograhy


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VIDEOS
A Short Video of Painting on Seldens Creek




New Videos of the painting process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml4jxUUte08



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LISA MIKULSKI ON LEIF NILSSON
Recent Article in Artscope Magazine
http://artscopemagazine.com/asdyn/index.wr?is=30&a=19

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ANNE NYBERG

posted a wonderful news story and video about our
Concerts in the Garden series on her website:
Ann Nyberg's Network Connecticut.
Check it out and come to a concert. Thanks Ann!
http://www.networkconnecticut.com/2012/06/26/a-beautiful-backyard-for-music/

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VIDEO INTERVIEW
with Leif from Comcast Public Access Show:
Finding Bliss
by Lauren Agnelli.
http://vimeo.com/19810207
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WESU RADIO INTERVIEW
Listen to the Radio interview with Caryn B. Davis and Leif Nilsson by Stephan Allison, the host of River Valley Rhythms, recorded live on Thursday March 3 at 4pm on WESU - 88.1 FM.
http://www.nilssonstudio.com/radio/index.html

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THE 2017
CHESTER EXHIBIT LINEUP

Winter Carnivale
Sunday, February 19

May Daze Night
Friday, May 5

Come Home to Chester Days
Friday, October 6

Holiday Night
Friday, Dec 1

Follow the First Fridays on Facebook

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LOCAL NEWS
For reliable In depth local news:

http://valleynewsnow.com/

http://www.zip06.com/

http://icrvradio.com/
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MORE MUSIC
http://podunkbluegrass.com
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FOLLOW ME ON
FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/leifer3
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