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PRESENTS


STUDIO NEWS AND
SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE GALLERY
2017

 


JOIN ARROWHEAD FOR LIVE MUSIC

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Friday, November 3rd 5 - 8 pm

First Friday Art Stroll
Chester, CT
I'll be showing new paintings from this summers crop!

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Studio Garden with Rose of Sharon

oil 8 x 10 inches

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Images and Article on my art;
Seasons Magazine, Autumn 2017

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A couple of great Charity events to check out:


September 20th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
VISITING NURSES OF THE LOWER VALLEY
"We're Almost 100 Party"

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Dianes Garden North Cove - Old Saybrook
oil 5.5 x 10 inches
One of my paintings to be auctioned for the Fundraiser at the Copper Beach Inn!
More info and tickets:
http://www.visitingnurses.org


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September 28th, 6-8 pm
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS WINE TASTING & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER


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Hosted in the gallery with entertainment by ARROWHEAD!

Food provided by the Villager in Chester.
Wine provided by The Chester Package Store. Please contact the LVVS office for tickets:
860-399-0280

All proceeds from the event support the programs of LVVS. All ticket purchases are tax deductible.
Hear about it on
http://icrvradio.com/archive/
at 9/11/2017 Life and ART


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THE 38th ANNUAL
International Marine Art Exhibition at
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
Opens September 23rd
This painting is in the show.

CAT# 3406	 Hamburg Cove  oil	24 x 54 inches Leif Nilsson Summer 2016	©
Hamburg Cove
oil 24 x 54 inches 2016 ©

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UNFILTERED:
AN EXHIBITION ABOUT WATER

William Benton Museum of Art
One of my six paintings of our Connecticut River in the show:

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Essex from Thatchbed Island

oil 24 x 72 inches 2014 ©

In collaboration with the departments of Natural Resources and the Environment; Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Marine Sciences; Institute of Water Resources; as well as the CLEAR, CT Sea Grant, and CT NEMO Programs at the University of Connecticut, Storrs through December 17, 2017.
William Benton Museum of Art
School of Fine Arts
University of Connecticut
245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3140
860.486.1707
benton.uconn.edu


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THE CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM
"Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States"
August 11 - October 9, 2017
One of my six paintings representing Connecticut:


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Essex - Summer Morning
oil 30 x 40 inches 2015 ©


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CARYN B. DAVIS' NEW
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK:
A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style
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with essays by author Eric D. Lehman,
published by Globe Press.


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Here is what celebrated chef, author and Connecticut Resident, Jacques Pépin, has said about A Connecticut Christmas:
“A Connecticut Christmas is a sentimental journey through the lore of Connecticut and makes you want to sing Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas.’ The beautiful pictures celebrate the marvelous diversity, beauty, and spirit of the Nutmeg State . . . this heartwarming book makes you smile.”

Caryn B. Davis is a professional photographer specializing in architectural photography. Her work has taken her to over 50 countries, and has been featured in more than 60 magazines.

For a schedule of local book signings, where the book can be purchased and more information please click here:
https://www.carynbdavis.com

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MYSTIC SEAPORT MARITIME GALLERY
"Plein Air Painters Exhibition"
June 24 - September 17, 2017

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The Walkers Garden, Masons Island

oil 9 x 12 inches 2017 ©

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JOIN US FOR LIVE MUSIC
on the next FIRST FRIDAY
October 6th from 5 - 8 pm

concerts
and listen to Arrowhead play some tunes while you browse the gallery picking out your favorite paintings!

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RECENT PAINTINGS
of the Connecticut River and beyond:


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Here's what's hanging in the Gallery now.

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FINE ART PRINTS

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The Blue Oar


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Join me on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 for the
LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS - OCEAN HOUSE
FUNDRAISER EVENT:
“Fresh Off the Easel”

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Watch Hill Harbour from Napatree Point

oil 27 x 96 inches 2012©

Come mingle with upwards of 35 accomplished artists from our region and beyond at an exclusive Ocean House cocktail party and auction of the artists' artwork painted that day en plein air at nine exquisite private settings in Watch Hill and at the Weekapaug Inn. Sunday, August 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a glorious party overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and artistic interpretations of our beloved landscape at reasonable prices.
Patron Ticket: $100 per person:
Cocktail reception with artists and setting hosts and silent and live auctions of “wet paint” works of art 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Benefactor Ticket: $150 per person:
Continental breakfast with artists and setting hosts 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Private visits with artists at settings (self-guided maps available) 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Cocktail reception with artists and setting hosts and silent and live auctions of “wet paint” works of art 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“Fresh Off the Easel” is a joint production of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and Ocean House to benefit arts enrichment programs of both institutions and, whenever possible, enable cultural collaboration.
Click here to purchase tickets
www.lymeacademy.edu.


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THE CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM
presents the
"Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States"
Opening Reception
Thursday, August 10 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
Open to the Public through October 9, 2017

One of my contributions repesenting Connecticut:

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Essex From South Cove
oil 24 x 96 inches 2014 ©

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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 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.

August 5th - 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, 2017 with an opening reception (4:30 – 6:30 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

August 31st 4:30 - 7:00 pm
William Benton Museum of Art
Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water
(In collaboration with the departments of Natural Resources and the Environment; Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Marine Sciences; Institute of Water Resources; as well as the CLEAR, CT Sea Grant, and CT NEMO Programs at the University of Connecticut, Storrs) from August 31, through December 17, 2017.
William Benton Museum of Art
School of Fine Arts
University of Connecticut
245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3140
860.486.1707
benton.uconn.edu

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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Fine Art Print

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Essex Harbour - Autumn Morning # 2961


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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
C'MON
LIGHT MY FIRE!

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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.

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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!

floPhoto 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

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please click for more information.

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NEW!
The Leif Nilsson
Spring Street Studio, Gallery & Gardens
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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.
teaching

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
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http://valleynewsnow.com/

http://www.zip06.com/

http://icrvradio.com/

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