Tie One On!

20 04 2012

Artsake Gallery is having a show at the end of the month called, Tie One One. Wooden neck ties were cut out and donated by Darcey Kitchens and Millwork, Inc of Tolland. These ties, painted by local artists, will be auctioned off for charity on April 27th, during the opening reception 7-9pm. The entrance fee is a non-perishable or healthcare item for the local food bank. All proceeds from the auction will go to Cornerstone Foundation Inc, in Rockville.

At the opening reception there will be music by Neal and Frank from the Barn, and Auctioneer Jayme Kunze from the Tolland Patch. Feel free to sport your favorite or silliest tie! Prizes will be given for ugliest, most original and most dapper ties worn.

Additional show dates: Saturday, April 28th, 10-5, and Sunday, April 29th, 10-5.

Here is a sneak peak at one of my ties. It’s not the best photo, but it’s something! I am also working on another one. Not sure when you will be able to see that one finished, but maybe soon! Or maybe not until the reception…. See you there!


Open Studios!!

9 11 2009

I will be showing my artwork at Artsake Gallery during the Open Studios of Northeastern CT this year. From 10-5 on November 28-29, and December 5-6, many art studios in the northeastern corner of CT are opening their doors for visitors! Get out your wallets and support local artisans from the area! Get a loved one a handmade gift they will never forget.

Artists of all kinds will be there: painters, woodworkers, glass, jewelery, printmaking, ceramics, textiles. You name it! Visit aosct.org for more info and a map of the area.

This year WindhamArts is running a promotion with participating locations. Get a pin by becoming a member of WindhamArts (for $20.00). When you wear your pin at the participating locations you are eligible for different discounts or raffles! Join now! Click here for more info. If you come wearing a pin to Artsake Gallery, Jennifer Hopkins will be raffling off a handmade bookmark!

So come visit me at Artsake Gallery. I will have NEW ART to show you! And as always, I will be selling prints of my artwork, and cards for the holidays.

I am showing with two other artists. Barbara Cambra is a textile artist who combines color and pattern to create unique usable art: table runners, lap quilts and wallhangings handquilted for adults and children. Jennifer Hopkins, owner of Artsake Gallery, creates handmade glass beads. You can purchase individual beads for your own creations or choose gifts of bookmarks, bracelets and necklaces. Lamp-work demonstrations on Sundays. <—These are a lot of fun to watch!

Artsake Gallery is located at 273 Tolland Stage Rd (corner of routes 74 & 30), Tolland, CT

AOSCT.org – for more info about the organization and other studios

Here’s one example of a new art piece I have to show you…


This is created in colored pencils and is 12.5″ x 15.5″. I think the title is going to be “Believe” but I’m not sure yet, if you have any ideas, please let me know!

Artsake for Earthsake

21 02 2009


Artsake Gallery is celebrating their 20th Anniversary!! They opened their doors on Earth day in 1989, and to celebrate, Artsake is having a show dedicated to encouraging “earth-friendly” art. Demonstrate your creativity by reusing, recycling, and responding to environmental concerns in your own unique way. 

Grand opening: Friday April 24, 2009, 7pm – 9pm
Also open: Saturday & Sunday April 25 & 26, 10am – 4pm 

To enter a piece you must submit the application to Artsake Gallery with payment by March 31. To download an application, visit Artsake’s events page.

If you wish to do a demonstration of your work, please contact Artsake by March 15th.

Artsake Gallery
273 Tolland Stage Rd
Tolland, CT 06084

Open to all artists 18 and over, the entry fees will cover advertising costs and a donation to an environmentally related non-profit group

Come see my art!

12 11 2008

I am participating in the Artists Open Studios of Northeastern Connecticut! My artwork along with three other artists will be featured at Artsake Gallery in Tolland, CT. The open studios are a great opportunity to see the art that is happening right in your backyard! Over 80 artists of every discipline are opening their doors and bringing you inside to see the inner workings of an artists studio, just in time for the holidays!

I am showing my artwork, paintings and drawings of illustrations, portraits and animals. Jennifer Hopkins owns Artsake Gallery and she will be showing some paintings as well as her glass beads, necklaces and bookmarks. She will be doing glass bead demonstrations on Sundays. Barbara Cambria is also exhibiting with us. She creates hand-quilted pieces to decorate the home: lap quilts, table runners and wall hangings for adults and children. Jennifer Milavsky is showing the first weekend only. She creates wire wrapped, semi-precious gemstone and handmade glass bead jewelry. This is my first year participating in the artists open studios, but I have seen them in action in the past. It’s so much fun to see all the different artists in the area that you never knew were there! There are so many talented people in the area. Make a day of it and come on by! Stop at Artsake for a map of the area with all the studios, or download it online: 

Stop by and see what I’ve been working on! I hope to see you all there!

November 29-30, and December 6-7.
10 am – 5 pm each day.
Artsake Gallery
273 Tolland Stage Rd.

Art Show October 24 – 26

16 10 2008

I will be featured in the fifth Annual “No Rules – Just Art” show at the Artsake Gallery. Sixteen local artists will be featured at the Gallery located at the corner of rte. 74 and rte. 30 in Tolland, CT. The opening is Friday October 24, from 7-9. There will be music and food and wine. ..and ART!! Of course! The Gallery is located in the old Leonard’s Corner Firehouse. I have a few art pieces hanging as well as prints of my work and greeting cards. I am available for commissioned portraits of people and/or pets. Visit my website for samples of my work: www.sarahpaolucci.com or just peruse this blog!

For more information about Artsake Gallery or the No Rule art show call (860) 870-7177, or visit: www.artsakeframing.com

I hope to see you all there!


10 09 2008

What a weekend! As you can read in the previous post, my show opened this past weekend. I was not expecting the wonderful turnout from family, friends and people from town! I mean, I expected people to show up, but I didn’t know they would buy anything!! I had a great time and met some wonderful people. Some of my friends even traveled from as far as New Jersey! 

Here is the sign out front!

The show continues every Saturday in September from noon – 4pm. I’ll be there in the gallery, come see me and say hi! It’s located at 22 Tolland Green.

I got in!

13 05 2008

Both my pieces that I mentioned the other day got in to the 5th Annual Juried Art Show in Tolland, CT!

The opening is on Sunday, May 18th from 1pm to 4pm.

The show will run until Sunday, June 1.
They are open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 1pm – 4pm,
and Saturday from 11am – 3pm.
June 1st, they are open from 11am – 3pm.  

The Arts of Tolland is located at 22 Tolland Green, in Tolland, CT.

I hope to see you there!