Greetings to All,
Here is a very brief history of the efforts to halt the sale of the John Slade Ely House in New Haven. If you have not already signed the petition, please follow the link and join with the 847 people who have done so as of now.
Why does this matter for shoreline artists? This is a beautiful old venue that is the home of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. This is where they host their major regional annual juried show. This is where the CT Watercolor Society holds its biennial juried show, providing artists in Southern Connecticut a more convenient way to participate in CWS juried shows. We participate in these shows, and we love how our artwork looks in this space. Not to mention the many other exhibits that use this space throughout the year which we enjoy viewing.
I don't know the details of the situation, and I can't promise that this petition ultimately will lead to SAVING the JSE for the purpose intended by Grace T. Ely. But if only in solidarity with the artists behind this petition, all it takes is to click on the link below to add your name to the list of supporters. It takes only a minute.