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Publicity Contact: Susan Cornell
Phone: (860) 663-3095
Images attached: Ashby Carlisle, Dancing with the Wind; Catherine Christiano, Mohegan Island; Ellen Gaube, LB 29; Bryan Gorneau, Children at Play; Deborah Hornbake, A Jacket for Sarah; Ann Knickerbocker, You Must Thrash This Out On Your Own; Judith Barbour Osborne, Radical Alliances #1; T. Willie Raney, The forest but the trees; Rick Silberberg, Drizzle; Jill Vaughn, Being Well

Where: Marquee Gallery
             74 State Street
             New London, CT 06320
             (860) 629-8383

When:  Sept. 13th thru Oct.7th
             Wed. – Sat. 12-6 pm
             By appointment Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 15th 6-8 pm with live improvisational music with Jazz Circle.

The Three R’s - Revive/ Reset/ Respond
The Artists of Gallery One
at Marquee Gallery, New London, CT

On View from September 13 to October 7, 2017 

“If you ask the members of Gallery One what Revive/Reset/Respond means, they would probably each give you a different answer. For me it is about the creative process. Each new piece is a revival of what excites me and drives my work.  But it is a reset, a new course. Lastly, every action on the paper is a response to the life I am in the process of creating.  And then there is the viewer’s revive, reset and response.  Art is a very dynamic part of life.” - Judith Barbour Osborne, Director Gallery One
The Artists of Gallery One also known as Gallery One is a community of artists whose common bond is a commitment to each artist’s individual voice and evolution. Each artist represents a different background and tradition which is clearly visible in the art. How each artist interprets the world and works with materials transforms into unique images. At a Gallery One exhibition, you are as likely to find an artist’s careful rendering of a subject caught in a particular light, as you are to encounter a wholly expressive gestural depiction of a figure.  Next to these you might find a work whose objectives appear to be solely material and procedural or referencing text, imaginary worlds or more abstract aspects of life. The collective body of work plays both against and with each other’s art creating a unique conversation about how we respond to our world. 

More than 50 works will be on display beginning with the opening reception on Friday, September 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with improvisational music inspired by the artists’ work created by Jazz Circle. The gallery will be open Wed. – Sat. 12-6 pm. and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday by appointment. 

Exhibiting Artists are, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Ellen Gaube, Bryan Gorneau, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Rainey, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. For additional information visit



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    Publicity Contact: Susan Cornell
    Phone: (860) 663-3095
    Images attached: Bryan Gorneau, detail, Bon Ami; Deborah Hornbake, Leap; Diana Rogers, Marsh at High Tide, June;
    Jill Vaughn, Falls: We Are All Connected

    Where: Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center
                  411 Church Street (I-95, exit 58)
                  Guilford, Connecticut 06437
                  Guilford Art Center phone: 203-453-5947

    When: April 18– May 7, 2017
                 Mon.- Sat. 10:00-4:00
                 Sun. 12:00-4:00

    Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
    Closing Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m. with guest speaker

    The Artists of Gallery One & Friends
    Popular Group Exhibition Returns to the Mill Gallery, 
    Guilford Art Center 

    On View from April 18 - May 7, 2017

    “The Artists of Gallery One & Friends”, an exhibition of recent works by this professional cooperative group of regional artists, will be on view from April 18 through May 7 at the Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center. An opening reception with the artists will take place on Friday, April 21, 5 – 7 pm. There will also be a closing reception with guest speaker Julia Pavone, on Sunday, May 7, 2 – 4 pm. Pavone’s talk, “Gallery One, a Concept not a Place”, will take place at 2:30 pm. Participating member artists are Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited artists who are joining the group for this show are William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. One of the exhibiting artists will be on hand each day during the exhibition to discuss the exhibition with visitors. Gallery hours are Mon – Sat 10 – 4, Sun 12 – 4. The majority of art works on exhibition will be available for purchase.
    This is the fifth year that the artists of Gallery One are returning to the Guilford Art Center. The Mill Gallery is a large beautiful space, ideal for artists, painters and sculptors to exhibit small bodies of work. Many of Gallery One’s artists use this cornerstone exhibition as an opportunity to display new works they have created during the year. These mid-career artists work in an interesting variety of media and styles, from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The resulting exhibition often reveals threads of common ideas in works by different artists. It offers the visitor a stimulating experience with work that represents the artistic diversity of the Southeastern Connecticut shoreline. Gallery One formed back in 2007, and for five years shared a storefront space with the Clay House in Old Saybrook. Since 2012, the group shifted to an itinerant business model and now exhibits in a variety of venues, typically three times a year, and the artists also independently exhibit in galleries and museums across the country.

    At a Gallery One exhibition, you are as likely to see a harmonious, structured piece handmade from clay, paper, metal and wood as a painting whose maker describes it as “translucent,” and “staining the wind.” The Mill Gallery provides Gallery One with the perfect setting for the viewer to wander and discover the varied works and the connections among them. One artist’s studio sits near the rural Connecticut woodlands, and her twig “drawings” are inspired by the world just outside her door. Her work might be next to pastels of the Connecticut marshlands, or an intimate charcoal drawing. The invited artists for this exhibition are William Vollers, who constructs minimalist, delicate wooden sculptures, Kelly Leahy Radding, who paints realistic pictures of “everything wild,” and Bryan Gorneau, who experiments, archives and fabricates pieces of our world. 

    During the closing reception, Julia Pavone will be giving a gallery talk. Julia was the co-founder and Curator/Director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus for 24 years until it recently closed. She is also an artist, most recently of encaustic and found object paintings, and an instructor of art history. Pavone was awarded three artistic residencies in Bulgaria. 
    Information about the artists and Gallery One’s activities may be found online at www.galleryonect.comand


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      LymeLine   June 5, 2015

    LymeLine   June 5, 2015

      Artfix Daily: The Artists of Gallery One, April 12, 2015

    Artfix Daily: The Artists of Gallery One, April 12, 2015


    Gallery One takes the show on the road

     "Roses Not Fully Arranged," oil on linen by Gray Jacobik of Deep River

    "Roses Not Fully Arranged," oil on linen by Gray Jacobik of Deep River


    AMY J. BARRY, Special to The Day

    January 06. 2015 4:00AM

    Gallery One lands in southeastern Connecticut today where the moveable art venue opens an exhibition at Stonington's La Grua Center, displaying the works of 10 member artists.

    The cooperative gallery is unique in that it doesn't have its own physical space but exhibits four times a year in locations all along the Connecticut shoreline.

    Gallery One operated out of a space in Old Saybrook for many years, but when the business that shared the space moved out, the artists couldn't afford the rent. In 2013, they started showing in a variety of locations, explains Judith Barbour Osborne, Gallery One director and member artist.

    There are many benefits to being on the move, Barbour Osborne believes.

    "One of the advantages of showing 'on the road' is that we can reach a larger audience - and also expose people to us as a group and to these extraordinary individual artists," she says. "The La Grua Center is the furthest east we have shown to date with New Haven being the furthest west."

    Another advantage, she says, is artists don't have to gallery sit like they do in other cooperative galleries, freeing up more of their time to work in their studios.

    "And, not having a monthly rent responsibility means financially we don't have to have 'X' amount of artists (to cover the cost)," she adds.

    This way, the artists pay a reasonable membership fee for the year, and then all proceeds of sales go directly to the artists without a percentage going to a gallery, she notes.

    Barbour Osborne is happy that Gallery One is exhibiting at the La Grua Center.

    "I was introduced to Stonington years ago when I was developing an artist book I'd received a grant for," she recalls. "I fell in love with the town. I went to an exhibit at the La Grua Center. I think Stonington is very lucky to have it. They value art and it's a lovely space in a lovely building."


    There are currently 11 Gallery One member artists working in a wide range of media and styles, from representational to abstract paintings, sculpture and works on paper.

    "I think it's a special group of all mature artists, who have a lot of experience and very distinct voices," Barbour Osborne says. "These artists are all actively exhibiting in galleries and museums around the U.S. and beyond - they're not just getting started in their careers."

    As a cooperative, members propose artists for the following year and it's a group decision whether to take on a new artist.

    "When it's a right fit, it's a right fit," Barbour Osborne says.

    Another unique aspect of being a cooperative gallery is the way a show is hung, she points out.

    "It's a collaborative process, so there is a visual dialogue among the representational and abstract, the sculptural and two-dimensional works," Barbour Osborne says. "It's the same eye we bring to our work itself - and adds another layer for the viewer to see what's going on between the works in the show."

    And, there's an educational aspect to the cooperative. Every six weeks the members gather to discuss art books, view art history videos and have had guest artists do demonstrations and introduce the group to websites and computer programs for artists.

    "It's a social time for the artists as well as informative discussions that help the artists in their careers," Barbour Osborne points out.


    David Brown of Old Saybrook: oil on panel

    The artist lives on a small farm in a hay house and grows flowers and vegetables on his property. "His subjects are his surroundings," Barbour Osborne says. "He uses very expressive brush strokes and vibrant colors."

    Ashby Carlisle of Old Lyme: mixed media and sculpture

    "She lives right on a salt marsh and the skeletal structures of the plants have a deep resonance for her," Barbour Osborne observes. "She is also drawn to languages and paints on newspapers in four major languages to (express) universal messages and values."

    Catherine Christiano of Old Lyme: oil on newspaper on panel

    "Her work is highly representational; just beautiful and sensitive," Barbour Osborne says. "Yet she's not just representing what one sees, she's using medium to make a statement or give people more than the visual aesthetics."

    Bette Ellsworth of Madison: gouache on paper

    "Her work is also highly representational. She works primarily with the figure in charcoal and pastels. And her line is just gorgeous - very lively and expressive," Barbour Osborne comments.

    Mary Fussell of Clinton: acrylic and mixed media

    "Women are her subject matter, often interacting, dancing or in some expressive way," Barbour Osborne says. "Here it is not the brushwork that's expressive, but the figure itself, which she (captures) perfectly."

    Gray Jacobik of Deep River: oil on linen

    Barbour Osborne comments that Jacobik's piece, "Roses Not Fully Arranged," is "as good as anything you'd see in an art history book on all levels, all aspects of what she brings to it - the spaces, the air, is as important as the objects."

    T.Willie Raney of Ivoryton: collagraph, ink and collage

    The artist develops layered statements using mixed media with collagraphs (printmaking technique) as the basis. "It starts out being pleasing to look at, and as you spend time with it, more and more is revealed," Barbour Osborne says.

    Victoria Sivigny of Meriden: mixed media on canvas

    The newest Gallery One member, Sivigny is a Reiki master and is aware of bringing personal history and meaning into her art. Sealed with Tibetan symbols, she describes her work as "offering an alternative perception of the world through abstraction."

    Jill Vaughn of Ivoryton: Oil and pencil and watercolor and pencil on paper

    "She lives in the woods, and her subjects are trees and boulders," Barbour Osborne says. "She collages her materials and paints and draws on them. Her paintings are semi-abstract and often quite large and very dramatic."

    Finally, Barbour Osborne's own work in the show is mixed media on paper that incorporates poetry and spiritual text. Her abstract pieces have been described as "subtly yet powerfully evocative of warmth and light, open space and motion."


    What: Artists of Gallery One exhibit

    Where: La Grua Center, 32 Water St.,

    When: Today through Feb. 28; an artist's
    reception will be held Jan. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. (snow date Jan. 16).

    Cost: Free

    Information: Call (860) 535-2300

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    A Reunion: The Artists Of Gallery One


    The Hartford Courant

    11:09 a.m. EST, December 18, 2013

    Former Residents Of Old Saybrook Artspace Together Again In New Haven

    "Domestication" by Ashby Carlisle. (Ashby Carlisle / December 18, 2013)


    The Hartford Courant

    11:09 a.m. EST, December 18, 2013

    Gallery One, an artspace in Old Saybrook, closed last year. Several artists from that gallery are reuniting for a show that will be open for another month in New Haven.

    The importance of words is a noticeable undercurrent in the show. Judith Barbour Osborne's monotypes, titled from lines in a poem by Gary Clark and from Martin Buber's "I and Thou," are altered by hand with calligraphic flourishes. "I use text to sink into a broader understanding of the words," Osborne says. "It puts the words into a multidimensional psychic space."

    Gray Jacobik's vivdly colored abstract works are given poetic titles: "Sea of Love," "Suffer the Vermilion," "A Nearness to Tremendousness." T. Willie Raney's collograph and collage have thought-provoking subjects: "Lemonade Under a Stormy Sky," "Over, Under, In and Out."

    Catherine Christiano paints on newspaper, with words as the background. Hillary Steiner Seltzer creates mixed-media collages with hand-written letters in the background. Some of Ashby Carlisle's mixed-media and clay sculptures focus on languages. Others depict natural elements such as bean pods and vines. "Vines are free to communicate as they would," Carlisle says.

    Mary Fussell's contribution has no textual element, but its origins are in text. Fussell saw a photo in the New York Times that intrigued her. Without learning what the photo was about, she created her own version in acrylic and housepaint. Fussell's painting shows a man sitting passively as he is tended to by three women. "What interested her was the man's total passive enjoyment of what the women were doing, unlike the way men usually respond to women, which is much more active," Osbourne says.

    David Brown's oil-on-masonite paintings of flora and fauna reflect his rural life in an off-the-grid house.

    Other artists in the show are Bette Ellsworth, Suzanne Wind Gaskell, Elizabeth G. Boyd, Diana Rogers, Chip Rutan and Jill Vaughn.

    THE ARTISTS OF GALLERY ONE will be in The Hallway Gallery on the first floor of the office building at 300 George St. in New Haven until Jan. 16. Details: