COURTYARD GALLERY SUMMER DOUBLE BILL

OPENS SATURDAY, JULY 22, 6-9PM!

Come one come all on Saturday, July 22nd 6-9PM as we celebrate
summer at the Courtyard Gallery with the gala opening of our

Summer Double Bill:

Sail Away: Summer Journeys and Flight of Fancy
AND
Thinking Small: Little Treasures Under One Square Foot

As always we’ll have lots of libations and luscious treats, the
one and only Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grand, many of your
favorite artists in attendance to share the fun and their
inspirations with friends and collectors!

Sail Away is not just about boats, although there will be fine
fair for those who are drawn to the sea and sailing. We will
also feature journeys of all kinds, including those in the
imaginations of the artist or the viewer. Come take the journey
for yourself!

Thinking Small includes over 100 original works in all media and
styles, all under one square foot, or one cubic foot for
sculpture and other 3D work, perfect for any spot and easy to
carry away with you!

As always, we at the Courtyard pride ourselves with bringing you
one of the most diverse selections on original fine in the
region, and we look for ward to showing you our new summer
offerings!

We’ll see you soon!
Kristen and Del-Bourree Bach
Owner/Directors – Courtyard Gallery


Celebrating Earth’s Beauty – Gala opening Sunday May 21, 3-6PM at the Courtyard

The Courtyard Gallery is delighted to announce the gala opening of Celebrating Earth’s Beauty: Inspirations from Land and Sea.
We hope you will join us on Sunday May 21st from 3-6 PM to celebrate the new show. Many of the artists will be on hand along with the incomparable Mark Taber on the piano, and of course the usual Courtyard spread of delectable goodies and libations! We’ll also be open on Saturday May 20 from 11-5 for a preview.

The group exhibit includes work from national and regionally acclaimed artists, some gallery favorites and some new faces, including Ralph Acosta, Christopher Zhang, Sunil Howlader, S. Chandler Kissell, Domine Vescera Ragosta, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Serena Bates, Jillian Barber, Lee Chabot, Sheila Barbone, Susan Shaw, Craig Masten, Lori Rembetski, Robert Pillsbury, Edeltraud Huller, Mark Patnode, Amy Hannum, Frauke Klatt, James Magner, James Grabowski, Kim Muller-Thym, Barbara Maiser, Amy Foster, Jack Garver, Patt Baldino, Tom Jennerwein, Susan Van Winkle, Robert Norieka, Charles Liguori, Rita Dawley, Carol Dunn, David Madacsi, Julia Pavone, Kat Murphy, Richard Heines, Robert Scutt, Howard Park, Estelle Laschever, David Witbeck, Donna Gilberto, Liz McGee, John Malenda, John Fazzino, John Starinovich, John Buscaglia, Dan Arpin, Sharon Way Howard, John Mansueto, Barbara Leger, Renee Rhodes,

Credits
S. Chandler Kissell – Graceful Descent – oil
Del-Bourree Bach – The Sea Is Always Home (detail) – acrylic

Howard Lewis, John Cornwell, Lev Brown, James Goodridge, and Del-Bourree Bach.
The Earth and our relationship with it’s boundless beauty has been the inspiration for so much great art over the ages and each of these contemporary artists has a unique way of expressing that inspiration, in realism or abstraction, on canvas or paper, in clay or bronze, with wax or steel, ink or found objects.
If you can’t make the opening, come down any time, our hours are Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11-6 and Sun 12-6, and of course by appointment or chance.

Our Sunday Meet the Artists Salons are weekly from 3-6PM, a Mystic tradition for over 12 years!

We’ll see you soon!
Del and Kristen



Sheila Barbone – Stonington Peninsula from Harbor – oil on panel

“a fresh stART” extended through May 18th at the Courtyard!

It has been a busy spring at the Courtyard Gallery and we are
extending our first show of the season, “a fresh stART” through
May 18th, with a special Mother’s Day Sunday Salon on May
14th from 3-6PM.
As usual, a number of artists will be on
hand and we’ll have libations and refreshments, and special
“pop-up” discounts, so bring your Moms, dodge the raindrops and
join the fun!

Throughout the show we have been getting new work in from many
of our favorite artists, so there is always something new to
see.


Domine Vescera Ragosta – Catch Me If You Can – oil on canvas

We are also excited to announce our next offering:
“Celebrating Earth’s Beauty: Inspirations from Land and
Sea” 
which will open next Sunday May 21, from 3-6 PM so save that
date for a great Courtyard style gala opening! Stay tuned for
more details to follow next week.

As always, the Courtyard features a diverse and eclectic mix of
original paintings, sculpture, drawings, ceramic, wood,
assemblage and mixed media pieces from over 40 nationally and
regionally acclaimed artists.

We hope you’ll stop by and see for yourselves.

Cheers,
Del and Kristen Bach


Del-Bourree Bach – Old School Clammer – acrylic on panel


Craig Masten – Cliffside, Pines and Sky – watercolor

 
Sunil Howlader – Melody – acrylic on canvas


Lee Chabot – “Indigo Shadows” – acrylic/canvas

“a fresh stART” opens Sat. March 18, 6-9PM at the Courtyard!

After a couple of false starts we can say that spring is really almost here! The Courtyard Gallery is back up and running after our winter hiatus and we are looking forward to welcoming you to
the grand opening of

“a fresh stART” on Saturday night March 18th from 6-9 PM.

Del-Bourree Bach – “The Sound Barrier” – acrylic/panel

We have filled the gallery with new works from many of our acclaimed artists, some of whom will be on hand to share the excitement of the evening with all of you! It is a wonderful way to jumpstart the spring season. Join us for an evening of art, wine, good noshes, the inimitable Mark Taber on the baby grand, and as always good company!

And the opening is just the beginning! “a fresh stART” runs through May 7th with our Sunday Salons resuming from 3-6PM weekly so if you can’t make the opening, come by after the
Mystic Irish Parade on Sunday March 19th.

Our spring hours are Mon, Thurs, Fri and Sat 11-6, and Sun 12-6 and always by appointment.

It is great to be back and we look forward to a wonderful season!

We’ll see you all soon!

Del and Kristen

Serena Bates – Head Over Heels – ceramic/weathered bronze glaze


Come enjoy the last weekend at the Courtyard before our winter break!

It’s that time of year again, and before the end of the month we will be heading south! In fact this weekend January 21 and 22 will be the last weekend open before the Courtyard Gallery closes for our winter hiatus.


Del-Bourree Bach – “Heading South” – acrylic on panel

We hope you’ll come by and see us before we go! As always we have wonderful and diverse pieces by all of our artists, some of whom will be stopping in for our Sunday Salon from 3-6 on Sunday 1/22. Of course we’ll have the usual libations and good company and it’s the last chance to take home a new piece of original fine art from the Courtyard for over a month!

We’ll be open by appointment only from Mon 1/23 to Thurs 1/26 then we’ll be closed until early march, exact date of our “soft reopening” TBA.

We are looking forward to an exciting new season with our first Gala Opening Reception planned for Saturday March 18, 6-9PM!

Cheers!
Del and Kristen


CHRISTMAS JOY FROM THE COURTYARD GALLERY!

MAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BRING YOU
MERRY AND BRIGHT DAYS AND NIGHTS,
HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND HARMONY,
AND PEACE AND PROSPERITY
IN THE NEW YEAR TO COME!

with best wishes and gratitude to all of you wonderful friends, artists and collectors alike who, with your support continue to make the Courtyard a true treasure and a joy for us!

Once again it is SECRET SANTA TIME here at Mystic’s Hidden Treasure!
As our Christmas gift to all our friends, from now through the 12 days of Christmas we’ll offer Secret Santa discounts on your purchases over $100. It’s the perfect time to pick up that painting or sculpture, large or small, that you’ve been wanting or find something brand new! When you’ve made your decision, we’ll give you an envelope to open with your Secret Santa discount of 15% to 25%.

We hope you’ll join us for our biggest celebration of the year,
RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 FROM 3-6PM

We’ll be here with bells on and champagne flowing, a festive feast, the one and only Mark Taber on the baby grand, door prizes, and of course, the very best fine art around!
It’s a great time to come and open up your Secret Santa envelope!
LETS START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT!

Christmas week hours are Mon 12/26 – Thurs 12/29 11-5
Fri and Sat 12/30 & 12/31 1-6 and Sunday 1/1/17 from 12-6.
In January we’ll be open Mon & Thurs 11-5, Fri & Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6.

Merry Christmas and we’ll see you soon!
Del and Kristen


Jillian Barber – “Baby Dragons Eating Peas” – ceramic

 


 

 


Del-Bourree Bach – Moonlight Winter – acrylic.

“Art for your Heart and Home” Gala Opening – Sat, Nov 19 6-9PM

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us and winter is just around the corner. Come get it all jump started at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic’s Hidden Treasure, when our annual “Art for you Heart and Home” debuts on Saturday November 19th with a gala reception from 6-9PM.

This show has become a holiday tradition, and features beautiful new work from over 45 acclaimed artists. The Courtyard is known for having one of the most diverse selections of original fine art in the region, and we are proud to say that our artists have outdone themselves. You’ll find work in all sizes, media and prices ranges, perfect for holiday gifts or to ad to your own collection.

Our opening feature the incomparable Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grand. and as always we’ll have luscious libations and lots of goodies to munch on while you enjoy the show. Many of the artists will be on hand as well. What better way to usher in the season in style!


Serena Bates – Harbor Seal Pups – hydrostone

Also here are some other dates to remember:

Tues. Dec 6 – 6-9 Downtown Mystic Holiday Stroll
Sunday Dec 11 3-6 – Courtyard Gallery’s annual Christmas Sing-a-long with
Sarah Stifler Lucas at the piano and our own Del-Bourree Bach as Master of Ceremonies
Our well loved Sunday Salons continue through the season, with a different surprise each week! 3-6PM Sundays.

So come in out of the cold and enjoy holiday cheer, Courtyard Style!

See you soon!
Del and Kristen


Jack Garver – Tail End – watercolor


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Charles Liguori – “The Menu” – oil on panel

Sunday Salons at the Courtyard – The coolest place to be this summer!

Summer is still in full swing here in Mystic and each week we celebrate here at the Courtyard Gallery at our popular Sunday Salons. August 21st we have a treat, as our friend Richard Harteis celebrates a special birthday with a reading from his latest book “Comes Love”. We’ll start with wine and nibbles at 3:00, then the reading will begin at 4:00, followed by lots more time to enjoy our ever expanding selection of original fine art, chat with the artists and with Richard as well, and relax in our intimate gallery and sculpture garden.

These Sundays have become a wonderful way to cool off and wind down from a busy weekend, each week different artists drop by, at times bringing new work with them. Join us any Sunday from 3-6 PM and see who comes in. It is a great place to share a glass, some good conversation and your passion for art, and find the perfect work to complement your collection.

Our “Summer Colors” show continues, with new work arriving all the time, as the pieces go off to their new homes. There is always something new to see! So come in and cool off anytime – our summer hours are Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11-6, and Sun 12-6 and always by appointment or chance.

You’re always welcome at the Courtyard!

Del and Kristen Bach

Sarah Stifler Lucas – “August Afternoon” – oil on canvas


SUMMER COLORS GALA
OPENING SATURDAY July 23, 6-9PM at the Courtyard Gallery!

We told you to save the date and it is finally here! We hope you can join us at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic’s Hidden Treasure for the opening of SUMMER COLORS, which features new and exciting work from our wonderful and widely acclaimed artists. Come enjoy what has been called the most diverse collection of original fine art in the region at a gala reception with delicious food and drink aplenty and the one and only Maestro Mark Taber on the baby grand from 6-9 PM on Saturday, July 23. Many of the artists will be on hand and we look forward to a beautiful summer evening in our lovely gallery and sculpture garden.

SUMMER COLORS runs through September 20 and we will be getting new work in throughout the summer to augment and replace the pieces that find homes!

Join us every Sunday for our Sunday Meet the Artists Salons from 3-6PM. Our summer hours are Thurs-Sat 11-6, Sundays 12-6, and Mondays 11-5. Tuesday and Wednesday are by appointment or chance, and you will often find us open later on summer evenings.

We are particularly excited about the new show and we hope to see you at the opening or anytime!

Cheers and Happy Summer,
Del-Bourree and Kristen Bach

Domine Vescera Ragosta – IN FULL BLOOM – acrylic – 3×40


Del-Bourree Bach, Ripples of Light, acrylic

An afternoon of poetry, art and wine with Gray Jacobik – Sunday July 10, 3-6PM

The Courtyard Gallery, Mystic’s Hidden Treasure, is proud to host a very special Sunday Salon on July 10, from 3-6 PM, celebrating the 2016 Winner of the William Meredith Award in Poetry, Gray Jacobik.

Join us at 3:00 for wine, lemonade and nibbles, meet Gray and chat with artists and friends. At 4:00 She will read from her newly published book
The Banquet: New & Selected Poems
, which will be available to purchase. Afterwards, relax and continue to enjoy the Courtyard’s well known hospitality in our gallery and sculpture garden.

Gray Jacobik is a widely published and anthologized poet and Professor Emerita at Eastern CT University. She has received an NEA fellowship in creative writing and an artist’s fellowship from the CT Commission on the Arts. Her poems have the Yeats Prize and the Emily Dickinson Prize, among others. Her collection, The Double Task was selected for the Juniper Prize and nominated for the James Laughlin Award and the Poet’s Prize. The Surface of Last Scattering received the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize and Brave Disguises won the AWP Poetry Series Award. In addition to her writing, Gray is an accomplished painter as well, and her evocative encaustics have been featured in numerous exhibitions including last year’s well received Gaia’s Lament at New London’s Hygienic Gallery along with Courtyard artists Renee Rhodes, Serena Bates, Del- Bourree Bach and Katia Jarankova. We are delighted to have her work here at the gallery.

We hope you’ll come and get a taste of Gray’s wonderful poetry. We both have enjoyed reading her new book, but it is always better in the poet’s own voice!

And in case you were wondering, our next opening reception is on July 23, Saturday 6-9, so SAVE THE DATE for SUMMER COLORS. We are so excited by the great new and diverse work our artists have been bringing us – the gallery look better than ever! Stay tuned for more on this and other upcoming events. We’ll see you soon!

Cheers,
Del and Kristen

Sunil Howlader, Golden Light, acrylic


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