Abstract Women

October 20-Novemeber 18th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Southport Galleries presents Abstract Women, a lively exhibition of contemporary paintings with selective works by six leading edge, female artists with strong local roots: Katherine Evans, Katy Ferrarone,  Ellen Hermanos, Beth Munro, Kim Romero, Helen Werngren.  The exhibit runs from October 20 - November 18. Curatorial Director Philip Eliasoph cites the famous words of artist, Georgia O’Keeffe: 'I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other — things I had no words for.'  “It is in that spirit we present the talented voices of these women addressing today’s trending styles in contemporary art, with six signature variations,” continues Dr. Eliasoph. Southport Galleries Co-Directors Sissy Biggers and Jennifer Cargill invite patrons to compare and contrast how each artist is navigating her own set of painterly approaches ranging from images of harmoniously colorful hues, delicately rendered compositions to bright interwoven angles searching beyond the frame. The exhibit surveys original artistic approaches, which reveal each artist’s visual journey and feminine points of view. “We invite collectors, home designers and art lovers to this fall cornucopia of fresh, off-the-easel paintings," says Jennifer Cargill. "Come join us to experience these indisputably ‘now’ contemporary works." In collaboration with the Pequot Library’s annual Art Show week, Southport Galleries will host a special opening reception on Friday, October 20th, 5-8PM which will benefit the library’s programs and outreach. Free and open to the public.


Sunday, September 17th-30th

Southport Galleries is honored to present the photography exhibition “Reflections; the Faces of Tourette Syndrome” at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 17, 2017 featuring the work of Kristie Kistner, the winner of the Fairfield Museum and History Center’s annual Images competition. Ms. Kistner specializes in family and portrait photography and, as a mother of two children with Tourette Syndrome, she specializes in powerful and deeply soulful images of her clients. Kristie uses photography to "give the viewer time to reflect on the subject without the distraction of tics to understand that they are no different than the rest of us." Southport Galleries looks forward to the opportunity to shine a light on the syndrome and invites  the community to a special family reception on Sunday, September 17th,  2-4PM.   The exhibition continues through September 30th.  Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 203-292-6124,

Vistas and Voyages: Southport to Sri Lanka

Brec's artistic vision is inspired by his unique, nearly 5-year journey circumnavigating the globe aboard the 27-foot sailing vessel, Otter. During his solo voyage he sketched and water-colored sunrises and sunsets, ports and ship industry--selling his works along the way to finance his incredible journey.

Prelude to Spring: Emerging Color

Kim Romero's popular, colorful abstracts return to Southport Galleries to kick off the Spring 2017 season. This new collection of her large acrylic canvases instantly bring color, texture and expression to a home or office setting.

"I want to create something for my viewer to be drawn into, visually tactile and painterly pieces that illicit feelings and emotional triggers and connections that a participant will experience using his/her own imagination."  - Kim Romero