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Small Works Show with 2015 Gallery Members

On Display: Nov 19 - Dec 28

Welcome to the Silver Circle

Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center in downtown Putnam was established in 2008 as a venue to represent local and regional visual artists and to enhance the abundant creative network in NECT. It has been a dynamic place for artists at all career levels to convene, connect, share, inspire and enrich our tight-knit community.

Silver Circle is a professional launching pad for local artists and fosters art appreciation through rotating exhibits, gallery talks, and arts education. The bright, contemporary main gallery offers rotating individual and group exhibits, and the alternate gallery space has a wide variety of quality contemporary fine art in a broad price range, as well as sculpture, art glass, and assemblage. There is a beautiful boutique area with handcrafted jewelry, textiles, pottery, and home goods by local and regional artisans. The adjacent "Art Alley" is a display space for a rotating assortment of local emerging artists and students.

Now celebrating five years, Silver Circle has been a catalyst for a continued arts renaissance in Downtown Putnam, has positively impacted many people’s lives, and has proudly become a respected establishment in the growing NECT arts community.

News & Upcoming Events


Please contact us for more information about classes, exhibiting or purchase information.



INTERVIEW WITH AN ARTIST: BUD COOK with writer Christine Kalafus, who states that "The show itself is not the only reason I’m here. I want to learn about Bud’s painting process, maybe shed light on the creative spark that fascinates me. What is that thing that happens when an artist decides to make a creative decision and it changes the course of the work?" Download the interview here.

Read a review of Bud Cook's "Tribe" exhibit by Artscope Magazine here

read about kickstarting art & business in Putnam here.


PURCHASE GIFT CERTIFICATES ONLINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Give the gift of creativity! Can be used for fine art, jewelry, boutique gift items, or art classes! We will ship for free, and they do not expire.


LIKE WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT? SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ARTISTS Help your regional art center continue to service the local art community. All donations are 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION (Please make all checks payable to Windham Arts or donate below with PayPal)*


NEED A SPACE FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP TO CREATE?* inquire about renting our upstairs art studio/classroom during off hours.

FOR LEASE: PRIVATE ART STUDIO OR SMALL BUSINESS LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN PUTNAM* Can be split into two separate studio spaces. Space available in May. Have a private space to create in a downtown setting, very reasonable rates and a flexible leasing schedule. Call or email us for more info.

SILVER CIRCLE GALLERY A PARTNER WITH WINDHAM ARTS Silver Circle is a community partner and the Regional Art Center for Windham Arts, the regional service organization for the CT Office of the Arts. Read the press release here.


POMFRET SCHOOL P.S. ART GALLERY CURRENT EXHIBIT: "POP: Paintings of Photographs On display through February 1st. Visit the Pomfret School website for more information

CURRENT EXHIBIT: "COLLECTIVE: SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY SMALL WORKS SHOW" featuring gallery members for 2015 On display Nov 19 - Dec 28, 2014. Opening Reception Friday Dec. 5th, 6-8pm. Visit the Facebook page for more info and read the press release here.


•"TRIBE" Portraits of a Community" New works by Bud Cook A breathtaking display of peers, mentors, teachers, or professional acquaintances that have inspired the artist with not only their own work, but their passion for what they do. On display October 2 - November 16, 2014. Visit the Facebook page for more info and read the press release here.

Bud Cook: Tribe from Wirtalla Visual on Vimeo.

•"Pathos" by Karen Reid See works in oil, watercolor and encaustic by local painter and Silver Circle Gallery instructor Karen Reid in her first solo exhibit. "Pathos" will feature impressionistic figurative and abstract landscape paintings that resonate with an emotional and ethereal quality. On display Sept. 4 - 28, 2014. Artist's Reception Friday September 5th, 6-8pm. Visit the Facebook page for more info and read the press release here.

•"The Frame is the Picture" an exhibit of recent works by Erik Sandberg-Diment On display July 24 - August 31. Erik Sandberg-Diment is a Connecticut-based artist who paints from a place of free flowing emotion. His unusual technique and bold color choices represent sentimental moments in an abstract, visceral way. His unique and playful way of applying the paint, using only gravity as his brush, is achieved by dropping the medium onto the canvas and moving it back and forth. Visit the Facebook page for more info and read the press release here.

• "Quinebaug Valley Community College Alumni Exhibit" Sponsored by the QVCC Foundation featuring graduates and former students of QVCC who have been juried into the show. Artwork will include paintings, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. This exhibit is intended to bring awareness to QVCC, The QVCC Foundation and its Alumni Association. QVCC opening at the Spirol Gallery Wednesday September 10th, 6-8pm. Visit the Facebook page for more info and read the press release here.

• "Perspective: Living with Art" by Jean-Paul Jacquet Gallery artist and Pomfret School painting instructor/artist in residence Jean-Paul Jacquet will be exhibiting a collection of his works from the past five years, all works for sale by silent auction, visit the Facebook page here and read the press release here.

•"New England Nuances: Landscape Paintings by Ella Delyanis" See a large breathtaking display of pastel drawings and oil paintings by award-winning Grafton, MA artist and instructor Ella Delyanis. On display March 20 - April 27, 2014. Visit the Facebook album to see the collection of works and read the press release here.

•"The Green Valley Festival Film Premiere and G. Leslie Sweetnam Aerial Photography Exhibit" Documentary film premier created by Wirtalla Visual and produced by Bond Brothers Entertainment, in support of The Last Green Valley, Inc. TLGV memberships and promotions, DVDs for sale, and more. Exhibit on display March 6th - 16th. For more info visit the Facebook page here and read the press release here.

•"4TH Annual Figurative Exhibit" A diverse showing of works from nine local and regional artists inspired by the human form. Bud Cook, Ashleigh Kay, Sky Power, Leila Namin, Jaqueline Lucier, Karen Reid, Jean-Paul Jacquet, Nora Ferragatta St. Jean, and Nick Swearer. On display January 16 - March 2, 2014. To see all works in the exhibit please visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.

•"Memorabiliac: A Collection of Encaustic and Wearable Art by Jennifer Lou Flanagan" encaustic paintings paired with an unusual collection of handmade jewelry by Pomfret artist Jennifer Lou Flanagan. On display November 27 -January 12. To see all works in the exhibit please visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.

•"Fifth Annual Exhibit & Fundraiser" co-sponsored by The Stomping Ground in Downtown Putnam. Celebrate 5 years of supporting the creative community in NECT. Read more here.

•"Unzipped: A Selection of Recent Works by Erik Sandberg-Diment" On display October 4 - Nov 3, 2013. Read more here.

•"Selections from the CT Art List" On display October 4 - 27, 2013. Featuring Amy Almeida, Jessica McGarry Bartlet, Tiffany Johnson, Ashleigh Kay, and Lori Warner. For more info visit Read more here.

•"The Child Within" works by Sherrie Parenteau On display August 23 - September 29. Read the show's press release here.

•"Panels: Paintings and Works by Donald E. Munson" Read the show's press release here. View video by Wirtalla Visual below.

Donald E. Munson from Wirtalla Visual on Vimeo

• "Did You Know?" children's book written by Deb Davis, illustrated by Jean-Paul Jacquet. Read the press release here.

•"No Rules: A Collaborative Show with Works by Jean-Paul Jacquet and Bud Cook" The show recently visited Middlesex Community College. View video documentary by Wirtalla Visual

No Rules from Wirtalla Visual on Vimeo.

See all works in the exhibit by clicking here

Call the gallery at 860-928-2900 for purchase information

See a class but it's not fitting into your schedule? Inquire about PRIVATE LESSONS in tailored to your interest and availability.


PAST EVENT--BOOKS STILL AVAILABLE: Audio Book Release of "Coven" by Tony Ruggiero We welcomed Author Tony Ruggiero Saturday December 14th (during a snowstorm) for a release for the audio version of his novel set in Putnam. Visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.

SILVER WEB JEWELRY TRUNK SHOWS Rachel Girshick has been a master metalsmith for over 40 years and creates timeless, elegant designs in gold, silver, and quality semiprecious and precious stones. She also specializes in custom designs and wedding ensembles, as well as professional repairs.
Upcoming Dates: Feb. 13, 14, 15

DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS Come and check out the popular event in Downtown Putnam promoting our local arts May through October -- Enjoy art openings, demos, live art, live music, shop sales,etc. Check it out on Facebook to get the latest updates. View First Friday video by Wirtalla Visual below. Inquire with the gallery about using Wirtalla Visual to promote your business in a way that will get you noticed and looking professional!

First Friday from Wirtalla Visual on Vimeo.

See us Featured Online Read the article released on Connecticut Traveler Online here.


•Emerging Artist Exhibitors for the Art Alley

•Interns/Volunteers for gallery


GALLERY SERVICES Did you know? In addition to selling fine art and gifts from local and regional artists, we offer the following services provided by our artists:

•Jewelry Repair

•Custom Jewelry design and fabrication

•Custom family/individual portraits (paintings or drawings or photography)

•Custom pet portraits

•Art Curating for your home

•Art Curating for your business

•Private Jewelry Parties with Savage Salvage jewelry designer Stephanie Moreau

•Private Art Classes

•Professional Private Event/Wedding Photography services

•Graphic Design Services

•Video Production Services

Workshops and Classes

We offer a wide range of classes and workshops in a friendly environment that encourages everyone to find your inner artist! Discover the joys of creativity while building skills. Find out for yourself why art is so important and fun!

Gallery Exhibitions

Silver Circle Gallery hosts exhibits with artist receptions regularly throughout the year. Accomplished local and regional artists in both collaborative and solo shows are featured. Please contact us for exhibiting information.

Jewelry and Gifts

We have a wonderful selection of high quality, handmade goodies by LOCAL artisans in all price ranges: Unique jewelry, textiles, blown glass, fused glass, pottery, sculpture, wooden boxes, stained glass, and more. Skip the mall, find gifts here that are 100% original and made with love.