It was sure a pleasure to be invited to paint in New York with Minted last week. What an great experience it was to see all the wonderful new offerings that are launching while getting to share my process with others. Take a peek at this time-lapse video of me working on the first piece that evolved into “Seeped in Truth.”Read More
I'm so excited to be this year's featured artist, along with Linda Colletta, at the 54th Annual CCNS Art Show & Sale. Join us for the Opening Night Gala on Friday, June 3rd from 7pm to 10pm and the next day, June 4th from 12-6pm. Get all the details here.Read More
Working with clients and designers alike is always a lot of fun for me. The collaborations usually push me in unexpected directions which produces wonderful work. When I discovered InteriorCrowd, with their power to connect you with a network of interior designers who will work with you in-person on any type of home design project, I knew I needed to connect with them! Claire Andreas and I had a chance to chat recently. Below is what I shared with them. Check out the full article on their site.Read More
Julia was interviewed for the below article, which was featured in the March/April 2016 issue of East Coast Home & Design. Here we’ve added some of the inspiration that shaped the article.
Among ones home furnishings, artwork stands as one important piece that can give the true essence of the homeowner. One of the many locations that art hangs is in the bathroom and kitchen. Local contemporary abstract artist Julia Contacessi agrees and explains her process as a “Combination of conscious and subconscious exploration. With a focus on color, texture and composition.” Julia strives to deliver an atmospheric, feel-good effect in every one of her pieces.Read More
GLIMPSES WITHIN: Works by Julia Contacessi and Jane Schmidt
On Display: March 18th – April 18th at Sorelle Gallery in New Canaan, CT
Sorelle Gallery is celebrating spring with a vibrant, cheerful exhibition entitled GLIMPSES WITHIN: Works by Julia Contacessi and Jane Schmidt. Join us on Friday, March 18th for an opening reception from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Beginning at 6:15pm, the artists will discuss their artistic inspiration and process. Also as part of the show, a designer vignette RUSTIC LUXE will be on display — the work of co-owners Rebecca Baglio and Andrea Romeo of Romeo and Baglio Design.Read More
Meet Julia Contacessi, Minted + domino’s Featured Monthly Artist!
text by ANNA KOCHARIAN (the below is taken from Domino.com)
With a focus on color, texture, and composition, contemporary and abstract artist Julia Contacessi strives to deliver an atmospheric effect in every one of her pieces. Inspired by the principle of letting “the picture lead you where it must go” Contacessi’s single-minded approach embraces a focus on the simplicity of beauty found in a moment. The Pratt Institute graduate currently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband, Mario, and son, Neo. Here, she touches on her inspirations and the one thing she can’t live without.Read More
(The below is shared from Laurel & Wolf’s Blog)
At Home in the Hamptons: Inside Keija Minor’s Happy Place
“You can literally find inspiration anywhere,” says BRIDES Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Keija Minor as she lounges on her cottage-style sofa in the living room of her new Hamptons home. If you haven’t heard of Keija yet, the first thing to know is that her inspirations not only fuel her personal life and style, but her career as well. In her impressive role at BRIDES, Keija’s day-to-day is filled with exquisite items, innovative ideas, and stylish moments, all of which she uses to inspire a more beautiful and curated life within her readers.Read More
(The below is shared from Chairish’s Blog)