Since 2011, the Hunt Library ArtWall has showcased local professional and emerging artists living in the Northwest Connecticut community and throughout the Tri-state area, from Boston to New York City.

The ArtWall provides important income for both the Hunt Library and the exhibiting artists.  A purchase of art is a gift to both.

Due to these extraordinary times, the ArtWall will not hold formal exhibition receptions until further notice.  We will, however, continue to exhibit new art that can be seen during library operating hours and on this page.

ArtWall to Go!—Artists’ Work for Sale

You can reserve art for purchase by clicking on an artwork’s title, linking you to our ArtWall email to let us know your interest. Art may be paid for, preferably by check, and picked up at the Hunt Library when an exhibition has ended its run.  In most cases, purchases are made directly between the buyer and the artist, unless otherwise instructed in our email reply.  Once the artist receives payment, they will give a donation to the Library. A portion of all art sales benefit the Library.

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TWELVE BY TWELVE:  The Falls Village Edition
Marsha Altemus   John Atchley   Robert Cronin
Sergei Fedorjaczenko   John Hodgson   Jason Bailer Losh
Louise March   Sarah Martinez   Ken Musselman
Gayle Shanley   Jude Streng   Kathy Wismar
Honoring the Life and Work of Lillian Lovitt

For the past nine years, the Hunt ArtWall’s annual 12X12 exhibitions showcased over 100 artworks all measuring 12×12 inches by more than 70 artists and priced at $100 each.  In normal times, a crowd of more than 120 guests would await the “unveiling” of the exhibition and vie for their favorite pieces.

Faced with modifying 12X12 during the pandemic, the Hunt ArtWall committee invited a “cohort” grouping of twelve artists who live in Falls Village and have been active participants in Hunt Library events.  This year’s version of the exhibition has been titled “Twelve by Twelve” and will feature one work by each invitee, with dimensions and prices according to each artist’s discretion.

Encompassing painters, photographers, and sculptors, the twelve artists are Marsha Altemus, John Atchley, Robert Cronin, Sergei Fedorjaczenko, John Hodgson, Jason Bailer Losh, Louise March, Sarah Martinez, Ken Musselman, Gayle Shanley, Jude Streng, and Kathy Wismar.

This exhibition is dedicated to Lillian Lovitt, a sculptor who for years has generously shared her skills and insight with the Hunt Library ArtWall and with the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society.  Lillian died earlier this year, and one of her works will be on display as a memorial tribute to her life and art.

Lillian Lovitt and Robert Cronin at a Hunt ArtWall reception

TWELVE BY TWELVE—Work on Display
click titles to open email for purchasing

Marsha Altemus
EARLY MORN ON BEEBE HILL
2020, pastel, 13.5×17.5, $250

John Atchley
LAKE MICHIGAN #14, 2/3
2012, archival ink jet photograph, 42×42, $2000

Robert Cronin
#41
2012, acrylic on paper, 30×22.5, $1200

Sergei Fedorjaczenko
OUTGOING TIDE
2020, oil on canvas, 12×36, $300

John Hodgson
JAY
2018, acrylic on canvas, 40×30, $850

Jason Bailer Losh
SCULPTURAL COMPOSITION B/Y/R/O, 2/3
2018, acrylic and Dorland wax on linen, 36×24, $800

Lillian Lovitt
UNTITLED
brass and wood, NFS

Louise March
NOCTURNAL SKY OVER LAND AND SEA
2020, copper, brass, wire, 60×36, NFS

Sarah Martinez
EARTH AND SKY
2020, acrylic on canvas, 30×24, $650

Ken Musselman
VILLAGE BY THE FALLS: YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD
2020, acrylic on canvas, 30×40, $1739

Gayle Shanley
OCTOBER KINGDOM
2020, acrylic on canvas, 12×12, $150

Jude Streng
CONNECTION
2020, acrylic and wax crayon on canvas, 16×12, $500

Kathy Wismar
CALIFORNIA
acrylic on canvas, 12×36, $350