Lifetime Honor! 2007 Artisan for Connecticut to the White House State Easter Eggs Display
My submission and its other state fellows archived now at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas! Thanks to so many who helped.
Stop in at Easter and you may see it displayed again to add to the Season!
|Resume and Arts Background
Arts work lifelong:
Creation of original work - Commissions accepted
Direct Sales of work from Elle Fagan Artsite
Art-quality Print sales
Imprinted Merchandise sales
Repair and Restoration of art and some antiques
Provenance Searches and Antique Sales Development
Art Event support and co-ordination
Selected Internet work
"Art With Heart" - using my art to raise charity funds.
A prolific worklife is a delight, but the resume can become an unruly collection.
For this reason, a focused resume or curriculum vitae for each project may be submitted.
Only a part of relevant materials can appear here. Visitors here should contact Elle Fagan about specific interest in the work.
Click here for CONTACT via email, phone, SKYPE live conference or in person, as is convenient, and by written mail as need be.
Wonderful new homeoffice/studio on the Border of East Hartford and Glastonbury , Connecticut USA.
I miss the old Rockville Waterfalls Studio but the art and the good works and the images and memory will be with me.
I arrived there injured and thinking things were over for me, and mended in body and heart thanks to the folk there, and as of last year, am UNdisabled and now working hard to heal my business and income in time for need to retire. Praise to all who helped. Always.
~~~ 2012 ~~~
July - Significant mention in newly-published biography of Sculptor Dick Wiken - I restored some of his work.
- New art and new art, site updates and
- FIRST Elle Fagan Art "En plein Air" class at the falls.
Another First - attendance at Greater Hartford Arts Council's Annual Meeting.
June - Twins! The Grand Opening of the long-awaited Vernon Community Arts Center on the 9th was quite the gala -I am volunteer and group leader/instructor there.
And the equally anticipated "Lighting of the Falls" - step one in the Falls Park Restoration Project per RDA/Design, of which I am a proud member.
May - Another lifetime honor - "My Connecticut Story" won me a call to the Old State House at the Capitol in Hartford to take a bow, as the Governor launched the new State Tourism Program for optimization of the Connecticut Life. Of the hundreds who submitted, I was humbled and proud to find that I was one of five chosen.
April - Rockville General Hospital Show with a focus on Photography honored me with the opportunity to help with judging and hanging the show.
March - I am a new member of the Rockville Downtown Association's Design Committee re: the Restoration of the Historic Falls area to a lovely park for all! My studio is at the Mill on the Falls and I believe deeply in this project and delighted that they have asked me to contribute some of my art to fundraise.
February - Watercolor Show at Rockville General Hospital - submitted spring florals as Artist this time.
January - Begin teaching Jo-Ann Fabric Buckland Plaza in Manchester Connecticut under Traci Marcotte
~~~ 2011 ~~~
December - Will Teach at Jo-Ann Fabric Watercolor and Craft Classes at Buckland Mall in Manchester, Connecticut. Life-altering news - I have a surprise Daughter-in-law and she's British
November - Judge at Autumn image show at Rockville General Hospital. Also: noteworthy Manchester Road Race Female Walker crossed the finish line not even out of breath! Will Run, not Walk next year! Fitness project is a second job but working - artist is fit and able to do her business right after recovering from spinal cord injury.
October - Breast cancer awareness project with 32 other area artists won notoriety for a moment but did it job well - hung at Manchester Memorial Hospital October till Christmas and will go "on the road" Spring 2012. Saves lives. Worth it.
September - Biz license up and things in place and in spite of delays thru a record-breaking winter, the artwork from the new studio is planned and some begun.
NEW Work! Small sales and commissions - involvement every month ahead.
April Participation in Fundraiser at the famed Salmagundi Club on 5th Avenue in New York City for benefit Red Cross Japan Relief
Visit and meetings at the 144th American Watercolor Society Exhibition at their Salmagundi club base. I will show with them in 2012 I think.
Sales and Marketing projects and at the easel at the wonderful studio at the Mill on the Hill at the Falls. A good year is happening in spite of the economy.
~~~ 2010 ~~~
New studio at the falls in Vernon Rockville Connecticut
No longer disabled - Elle Fagan Arts can grow again!
New Member of the American Watercolor Society - this is a "newbie" spot I am an Associate Member till certain criterion are met.
~~~ 2009 ~~~
Hartford Arts Council Fund Raiser - Farmers Market painting sold to raise over 800 dollars for the cause.
NEW Gallery46 in Rockville is OPEN - lots of great work setting it up, in cluding a seven-foot geranium to make a faux window treatment for the gareden.
Groups of paintings of a friend's garden while in transit.
Officially NOT disabled! But in six different temporary arrangements while the legal is accomplished.
I am freer an quite fit again, to do my work and personal life!
December Winter Holiday pages upgrade and a Happy Holiday Season!
November ~ Invitation to submit to the CCCT-Arts Division State of Connecticut Artist Fellowship - meetings and submission.
October ~ Completion of 'Portrait of Comfort Inn, Vernon, CT"
September ~ Meetings to obtain new funds for Arts Marketing
New CoolIris Cinematic Display of Available Works is Implemented!
August ~ Artsite Store completes setup of Zazzle Affiliation for easy online sales of Merchandise imprinted with Elle Fagan Art.
July ~ First sales through "Fine Art America" !
June ~ New work! Floral series from a special local garden - soon to appear at the
Floral Gallery at this site!
May ~ "Window Painting - Cafe Life" for Cafe Lafayette Restaurant in Vernon,Connecticut - my first 30-foot artwork!
April - "Tolland Rainy Day" won a nice donation for the American Red Cross at its Annual Fundraising Gala in Hartford, Connecticut
March - Affiliation with Fine Art America to format and share Prints of Elle Fagan Art
February ~ new restorative projects for private clients
January - new temp space at Comfort Inn Vernon, Connecticut - lucky me! Daily housekeeping and top hospitality!
~~~ 2008 ~~~
Holiday Festival ~ Donation of "Connecticut Waterfall" to Saint Bernard's Church Silent Auction to Benefit the School.
Restoration and restorative project in fine art and antiques.
Creation and Sale of local Historic-themed Artworks.
"Forsythia" won "First Place ~ Watercolor" for Elle Fagan at the Rockville (CT) General Hospital Gallery Spring Show!
Click here for story and pictures!
February 2, 2008 ~ Elle Fagan Watercolor "Mock Orange"
won $100 for the 2009 "Art With Heart" Annual Black Tie Auction
United Family Services in Charlotte, North Carolina.
~~~ 2007 ~~~
Restoration of Saint Bernard's Church 60-year-old Nativity Figures. July - December, 2007
14 Life-sized figures , with lots of challenging tech and research involved.
The most purely delightful of assignments,
and a happy surprize:
their Provenance was fancier than anyone guessed!
A blessing and generator of fine parish community feeling.
2007 Artisan for Connecticut ~ Honored to have met First Lady, Laura Bush at the opening of the White House State Easter Eggs Display
Enjoy the story and images at this link.br>
Learning Experience: Someone gifted me perfect Kiyonaga Prints from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, but sale was not the best. However, the new people and things I discovered made it worth the "moment" !
As always, one way or another, Artsite's ArtWithHeart is active! Your Purchase Can Help !
Rockville General Hospital Gallery's Summer Show Includes work by Elle Fagan!
In the good company of: Penny Brandt, Christine Garthwaite, Leslie A McMahon,Eileen L. O'Connor, Paul Shimer, Gisela Troisi, Randy Anagnostis, David Halmers, Rebecca Dufilie, Bill Riordan, Jane Wallor Collins, and Ginny Emerson.
Gallery is located near the Hospital Gift Shop on the new lower level! 31 Union Street in Vernon, Connecticut. Questions? Show Co-ordinator Rockville Downtown Association will be delighted to help! RDA - Phone/Fax (860) 875-7439 - Email: rdaCT@hotmail.com
"Available Works" ~ Images-only Shortlist for Quick Image-browsing!
New computer hardware/software upgrades permit me to upgrade the site, and am offering a nice sale to show it. Some of the images have no price or availability tags for this reason, so do ask, with my apologies...elle
New arts marketing this year includes opportunities to share groups of image for reproduction by businesses that
sell in quantity.
New Commissioned works include "Mother Teresa 2007" and "Blue Gene", a Benefit project in Memory of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member, Gene Pitney.
Restoration of the Life-sized Nativity Figures for Saint Bernard's Church in Rockville, Connecticut, is a Summer Project, and a Labor of Love... I am the lady with paint in her hair, and delighting in it!
I do Restorative work, on a limited basis, and am very excited to be winding up dainty work on a centuries-old glass painting of George Washington
I am interviewing for new projects and arts clients at this time. Click to contact with interest.
Some 2006 shows and projects have included:
The work-part of being the Connecticut USA Artisan for the 2007 White House Easter Egg Display,
and my submission completed in December.
USA-Patriotism.com awarded a Contributor's Badge to Patriotsite
First Craft Instructions Book Development - a work in progress. Watch for news of publication.
New Affiliate of Aplus.net, my isp of many years, so I can support them in confidence.
Participation in the Rockville Cultural Arts Exhibit - April
New Affiliate of Knowth.com and its Amazon.com offerings for research and pleasure
in books about all things Celtic. One of the best on earth!
New Affiliate: "Jackson & Perkins 'Roses For A Cause' fits right in with Artsite icons and its "Art With Heart"
"Art With Heart" has become an entity at "Ellefagan.com",
and 2007 should see more serious expansion of its activities.
~ 2005 & Earlier ~
Private commissions this past year have focused on Pets, including Award for "Horse in a Brown Study", in November 2005
A special private memorial pup portrait
A private "Family Group" ~ of lifetime pets
other works, details on request
Hurricane Katrina spurred fundraising for response, from this lifelong redcross-er, and thru eBay, private fundraising and outright of gifts of art for other groups to use for their own fundraising, one thousand dollars was raised...just me an' my Mac, and the beginning of "Art With Heart" in early 2006
New active member of the noted Saatchi Gallery "Your Gallery" based in London, UK ~ Participation in their ongoing "Showdown" ~ a happy gathering of art and artists in lite competition, of fine energy!
2005 - Invision Graphics Site Award
Artshow: "Celebrate the Arts Festival" in Vernon, Connecticut,sponsored by Crossroads Community Church
Artshow: "Cultural Arts Event" thru RDA and ECSC at TKB Club in Rockville, Connecticut.
Great and respectful honor!
One of my paintings now hangs at the State of Connecticut Capitol Administrative Building in Hartford.
2004 - My first nice overseas sale - to private client in Ireland, and friends since!
2004 - permanent gallery representation - Lafayette CoffeeShop - Lafayette Square - Vernon, CT
2003 - Test-Market First Offline Auction Event was very nice but not successful.
Learned a lot, and will do it again...enjoying online auctions for Benefit, for now.
I like workshops and tech upgrades, research and study, and have used all of them
to assure fine quality arts and understandable interactive.
If you have interest in my work, a few favorites from my bio/chronology overview of studies, skills,
and achievements appears at this page,
Delighted to prepare a focused resume, on request.
Note: The making of the site is a story that became worthy of its own page; "in progress", the notes are viewable via the link at the foot of this page.
Spring / Summer 2004 - Local artshows, "Artist of the Month" Crystal Blueprint April / May + Lafayette Coffee Shop Patriotic Holidays Display + Private Commissions
Autumn / Winter 2003-04 - First Arts Auction and Arts Marketing Ad Development
Spring / Summer 2003 - private commissions and fair weather shows
Winter 2002-03 - private commissions and website work for ellefagan.com
Autumn 2002 - Rockville, CT Fall Festival
Summer 2002 -Rockville Downtown Association Offices - one-woman display
Spring 2002Hartford, CT, Tolland County Arts Association Sidewalk Artsale
Elle Fagan Test Marketing - June 2000 ~ First glimmer of the goals, and in a back brace from the accident underneath.
And yet it was clear that it was going to work.
~Arts Memberships include:~
The American Watercolor Society ~ Associate Member and applicant for signature 2011.
Rockville Downtown Association ~ Design Committee
Rockville General Hospital Gallery Show Team
New Haven (CT) Paint and Clay Club,
Tolland County (CT) Arts Association.
~Past Arts Memberships include: ~
Fairfield County (CT) Arts Association.
Due to marriage war and corporate moves, I achieved my undergraduate training at several colleges.
Fairfield University (CT) awarded me the roundup Honors in 1982 - where I had been an accellerated gifted participant in arts - visual, co-ord and theater in 1964-65.
University of Bridgeport (CT) - 1965-66 - NASA Phil Stern / and Joseph Albers and Cuneo Basic Color and Design.
East Carolina University (NC) - 19-70-74 Keller/Sculpture; Satterfield Design, Jewelry and Restorative; Elmore/Drawing and more. All masters, I still keep the texts and sketches.
Pitt Technical College (NC)1975 - I'd been an English Major for study as a girl since the arts was effortless, but literacy for women needed stress so I took this great update in Creative Writing under the writer for "Get Smart" , Ms. Butler.
-Like most working artists today, I participate in ongoing focused workshops and study upgrades, and doing it again and re-doing some whose good has lapsed as seniors do today.
"Always an Artist" they said and it began at age seven with the "Mommies" and the "Aunties" and Polish and French nuns. Every day, I take it as a mandate of a sort to pass on as I can some of the good of it. A disabling injury set me back seriously for a bit but I was shocked to have mended and the work is flowing nicely again. A gift to be respected and shared. And endless thanks to others for the lights.
My art always sold, but I am better trained in marketing my work , thanks to help from CCCT friends and SBA/SCORE. And more to come.
A developing page about the lifelong commitment to arts focus; you are welcome to visit it at Arts Notes
The page also
contains some brief "port/left, starboard/right" basics about American Art, and miscellaneous notes. I plan to develop the page into an arts resource, probably with tutorials in some skills.
Rockville Downtown Association Offices - one-woman display
Rockville, Connecticut is honored to be a part of the Main Street Program and the
"Rockville Rennaissance" is just that! An exciting rebirth of the city, and the
activity hub and moving force centers at the Rockville Downtown Association, and
its Co-ordinator, Luise Ernest, is its angel!
In co-operation with local government and Downtown Business, in a time when some places are losing business, RDA has been
gaining one new commercial enterprise per quarter, and enriching the experience for existing
stores with opportunities for upgrades in many ways.
So I was honored to be invited to make a one-woman show displayed at the RDA office space last spring,
part of which is shown in the photo. Meant to share spirit more than high art,
it was fun for all, and a beginning of refreshing fine arts in the downtown area.
Update May 2004 ~ New show !
For five years, our Area has been enjoying a Renaissance, involving improvements on all Community levels, of top quality.
Part of the work has been upgrading district Fine Arts. And, after a great deal of work, paid and volunteer, on the part of many, including myself, there exists, for several months, a gallery bay for the show and sale of fine art by area artists, in the historic district. Each month features a different artist, in a one-person show, and throughout this month it is my turn! Report and photos soon !
Savings Bank of Rockville Main Branch, Park Street
While recuperating at Elm Hill Manor, I found a convenient bank a block away, and when I told them my story,
they invited me to show the art, with the results as shown:
Bank officer Lori Rosner was work partner on the job,
and is now at their operations center, and was lots of fun to work with!
American Flag Project at Amerbelle,Inc. Rockville,Connecticut
On my daily walk downtown,I passed the Amerbelle Textile Processing Plant,
an historic site, the week everyone was placing flags to show American spirit.
I had done some arts/civic work with their people so felt ok about remarking
to them that their flag, near the work area, was conspicuously soiled and
thought they'd like to know. They were very happy that I told them,
and as we chatted, the obvious came to mind:
Since Amerbelle processes weather-resistant fabric,
making a huge American flag
from their own materials,
and with their own people would be wonderful!
The Amerbelle team got it done nearly instantly! It is hung prominently
but discretely, and the flag is still there!
I have had my arts and words shared with the public
all my life, but wonder if I will ever be involved in a prouder project!
"Old Den Mothers never die...they just always know when Flag Day is!"
...June 14th, by the way!
one more from Vernon early days...I do little woodcarving but was trained in it, as part of the survey of arts skills, and was happy to participate in the project, motivated by the sensitive and active co-workers who commissioned the project.
Please let me know that you have visited with a
..you are important to me!
I still believe that the arts represent some of the best of the human experience, and I never seem to tire of my individual
"Pursuit of Excellence" - Wellcome Foundation Motto
I hope it shows to your benefit! - elle