November’s Featured Speaker: Dave Pressler

Eye See Fireworks!

Dave Pressler – Eye See Fireworks!

Shelton artist, photographer, world traveler and designer, Dave Pressler, will do a  presentation “Layering Colors -3-D…An Off the Wall Experience” He will combine projected images and actual works. The latter requires viewing with 3-D glasses, which he will provide. He will discuss what this work is about, how he came to be involved with it, and he will explain the technology. After the presentation, he will answer questions.

Dave’s background includes a career in Advertising, Exhibition Design, Educational Materials Development, and Director of Traveling Exhibitions for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and other museums.  His name is on design patents for Warner-Lambert, Kodak, Hasbro and BASF Corporation.

Dave holds a Fine Arts Degree in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited widely in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, judged and critiqued numerous photography exhibitions. He is a member of the Connecticut Association of Photographers, Silvermine Guild, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Westport Arts Center, the Curatorial Committee of Kershner Gallery, and is founder and Vice President of Art/Place Gallery.

Dave says he looks for things that “I believe will open the eyes of viewers to experience things they may not have seen before, or seen in the same way as I present them. My individual point-of-view is reflected in each work, regardless of the medium used or the subject. The recognizable imagery in my work is the dramatic encounter of looking inside to the core of the subject. I make an effort to feel the essence of each subject, involving the viewer with new awareness and compelling subjects that exhibit strong visual focus, interest and sometimes humor.”

Following the presentation there will be refreshments and a viewing of any artwork brought to the meeting by members.

November Member News

  • Karin and Deirdre have paintings at The NEST Arts Factory for Bridgeport Art Trail and during month of November. 
  • Please come see our show at the Greens Farms Congregational Church, 71 Hillandale Rd., Westport

FCAA Needs a New Logo

FCAA is looking for a new logo. This must be an original image, suitable for print and web. We would like to use our complete name: Fairfield County Arts Association with maybe a simple incorporated image. Send your ideas to Eve.

Shows & Calls for Entry

  • Greens Farms Church 10/28-12/1. 71 Hillandale Rd., Westport, Theme of the show is “The Power of Color”
  • FCAA MEMBER ART EXHIBIT – INDEPENDENCE HALL 12/1-1/11. 725 Old Post Rd, Fairfield
    • Entry Info to Alice by 11/28          Receiving 11/30 at 1-3                  Reception 12/21 at 7-8:30
      Hanging 11/30 at 1-4                    Pickup 1/11 at 1-3
      $20 for up to 2 original wall pieces ready for hanging, up to 40″ in any direction. 3rd work $5.

      Click here for Independence Hall entry form

  • FCAA MEMBER ART EXHIBIT – WILTON LIBRARY 1/2-1/25. 137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton
    • Entry Fee & Form Due Nov. 28      Receiving 12/29 from10-4:30 (at library)                  Reception Friday, 1/5 from 6-7:30
      Pickup 1/26 from 10-5
      $25 for up to 5 original wall pieces ready for hanging, up to 48″ in any direction.

      Click here for Wilton Library entry form

  • Fairfield University Bookstore 3/1. Information to come.