William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Artist Reception as Part of “Sundays at Sotheby’s” Series


Firm’s Rowayton brokerage set to display artwork of local artists Linda Colletta and Julia Contacessi  

Rowayton, Conn. – April 22, 2016 William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm’s Rowayton brokerage will be hosting an artist reception as part of the “Sundays at Sotheby’s” series, a monthly program in which the office welcomes new local art to display in its office. The reception is typically held on the first Sunday of each month. Local contemporary artists Linda Colletta and Julia Contacessi will introduce their work on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4-6 PM.

Colletta spent the first 15 years of her career as a scenic painter in the music television industry, eventually turning her focus to create more accessible art that caters to the home. She defines her style as abstract expressionism, and uses several mediums including acrylics, oils and pastels. Colletta’s artistry involves a series of drips, washes, scribbles and what she describes as “other happy accidents,” to evoke feelings of freedom, beauty and joy. After studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, Colletta now works in her studio in Bridgeport, CT. Her art can be seen all over the country and abroad.

Contacessi, another contemporary, abstract artist, describes her process as “a combination of conscious and subconscious exploration.” She focuses mostly on color, texture and composition, striving to deliver an atmospheric, positive effect in each of her pieces. Contacessi studied fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., and now works from her home studio in Norwalk, Conn., creating art for clients both domestically and overseas.

During the May 1st “Sunday’s at Sotheby’s” artist reception, the Rowayton office will serve as a preview stage for patrons of the CCNS Art Show & Sale, allowing all to come see Colletta and Contacessi’s work prior to opening night. All paintings will remain on display throughout the entire month. Both artists are set to be featured at this popular community event, which offers one of the largest and most diverse collections of original artwork in the state of Connecticut. The show will be held June 3rd and 4th at the Rowayton Community Center.

“Supporting the arts has always been, and will continue to be, in the DNA of the William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Darien agent Molly Crosland, who spearheads much of the brokerage’s artist series. “We are thrilled to support the CCNS Art Show and their prolific featured artists.”

For more information on the artwork of Linda Colletta and Julia Contacessi and the CCNS Art Show, visit ccnsartshow.org.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Molly Crosland

Real Estate Agent




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