Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Hello dearest friends!  Just the utmost gentle reminder that we are moving all Forest To Shore updates and info to our new website which you can find here: ftsgallery.com

See you all on the other side!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FTSGALLERY.COM is officially up and running!

Our "official" website is now live- I will be transferring any and all information/updates/news regarding any and all Forest To Shore Gallery happenings to the new website which is http://ftsgallery.com/.  If you had subscribed to our blog via email please remember to keep tabs with us at our new home.  Thanks!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Benefit show for tonight cancelled

Due to extenuating circumstances- the Rudy Eberstadt benefit at FTS Gallery tonight is cancelled. Apologies to all planning to attend and make this a great night for a great cause. We will keep you posted on when this event will be rescheduled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Website

Hello friends- The new FTS Gallery website is having some finishing touches put on it as we speak.  It will be live within a matter of days.  We encourage all who have followed us via this blog to keep tabs with us on the official website which will be, of course, ftsgallery.com.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bike Ride!!!

We are cordially inviting all family and friends of FTS Gallery to jump on their bikes and take the Gnarly Adventure with us from FTS to West Haven tomorrow, Thursday August 20th.  Everyone will be meeting at the shop by 730pm promptly.  For further info- click the link to the facebook invite here--- http://www.facebook.com/events/245379668915767/

We are taking a fairly chill route down New Haven Ave in Milford and West Haven and will be cruising beach points and boardwalks whenever possible.  This is not a race so don't hesitate to tag along, we'd love  to have a whole gaggle of "peddlers."  We are stopping at Georgie's Diner on Elm Street for a victory meal.

See you manana!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Benefit Show @ FTS Saturday September 8th

Rudy Eberstadt IV Benefit Show
Proceeds go to TWLOHA.

Come out and celebrate the life of our friend, Rudy Eberstadt IV.  This event will feature live music, 50/50 raffles, free giveaways, local vendors, an art exhibit and much more.

(Click Here to View Facebook Event)

$10 suggested donation at the door gets you into FTS on Saturday September 8th for a hip hop benefit featuring:

 MC Johnny Wae w/ The Terrible One & Goodkind            *johnnywae.com

 Political Animals w/ DJ  N.E.B.                                            *pacthiphop.com

 Danimal Lector                                                                       *LectorsLab.com

 B-Eazy of BC Connect

All proceeds acquired throughout the evening will go to TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms)

TWLOHA Mission Statement:
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Vendors will include:

World Weapon Clothing (Brooklyn, NYC) www.theworldweapon.com
Here (@heredigest)  (New Haven)
Jewelry By Jade www.facebook.com/JewelryByJade
...more TBA

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FTS will be at the Hartford Tattoo Show This Weekend

Informing all FTS family and friends that we will be attending the Connecticut Tattoo Convention presented by Tommy's Tattoo Supply this weekend.  The schedule is as listed below:

Friday 4pm-12midnight
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11-8pm

There is still a limited amount of space left if anyone is interested in getting tattooed for the show- Please call or stop by the shop if you want to get zapped this weekend.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Hey there- Hey now- The Forest To Shore Gallery official website is 90% finished.  We will be launching it to the masses within the next couple weeks.  We will be blogging primarily from word-press on our home page, so in order to keep posted on all the shenanigans and happenings at FTS be sure to check out the new site coming soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Painted Sleds Raffle Winners

A big congrats to all the raffle winners from the "Painted Sleds" opening reception-  Check out the video to see if you are one of the lucky ones!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Painted Sleds Opening Reception This Saturday

Reminder to all folks: the skate deck show @ FTS "Painted Sleds" will be hung and ready to rage this Saturday.  The shin-dig will begin at 2pm and go until midnightish.  World Weapon Clothing (Brooklyn, NYC) and Rampage Skate Company (Bridgeport, CT) will be vending their wares as well so make sure to support.  There will be special food and drink provided by FTS to accommodate the evenings theme of shredding.  See y'all there!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back to Back weekends of raging and shredding!

Friday July 27th

Never in this age of political correctness and pussy-footing around stepping on the toes of someone else's idealistic bullshit has there been 2 events scheduled over consecutive weekends of such a ballsy caliber.
First, on Friday July 27th, 2012, FTS Gallery brings you "Midsummer Night Scream," an evening dedicated to worshipping the sun gods of summer while partaking in pagan activities such as consuming libations of liquid splendor and gnoshing on delectables of the highest and mightiest quality while listening and dancing and loving and partying.  Audible divinity for the evening will be provided by the following talented sinners:

Terri Lynn and Friends--
singer songwriter, vocalist extraordinaire

Special solo performance by Jesse Newman--
violin shredder/sonic engineering madman

Oh, Cassius--

This band is the culmination of Ms. Meredith DiMenna of St. Bernadette and Mr. John Torres.

Feathered Bones--

Feathered Bones is John Torres' full band.  Come witness the auditory slaughter as Feathered Bones shred faces at the gallery.  Sonic womps and acutely precise guitar symmetry= evening lap spills...  that is what you'll get with these fellas.  

"John Tores' main band. Mr. Torres grew up listening to artists like Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Jim Croche, and The Beatles, and was later influenced by Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Elliott Smith, and Neutral Milk Hotel. He began songwriting while at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and continued writing in the years after college. He has spent the last 3 years crafting a sound that is entirely his own. His music has been described as soulful, honest, playful, and tormented."
                                               --excerpt taken from FTC's website.

the very next weekend...

Saturday August 4th

FTS Gallery brings you "Painted Sleds," an art show demonstrating the skate deck as a canvas.  The opening reception will feature several talented artists lending their creativity to the gallery by displaying their customized decks on the walls of FTS.  The evening will also include vending from World Weapon Clothing (Brooklyn, NYC) and Bridgeport's finest, Rampage Skate Company.  

FTS is also using this occasion as a meet and greet, where all of our friends can welcome the newest member of FTS to the family.  Mr. Alex Harris is a tattooer from Black Rock, CT who is currently tattooing in New York.  It was during his guest spot at FTS a few weeks ago when we witnessed an individual with high energy and positivity, qualities which are privy to the Forest To Shore culture.  Within the next several weeks we will be booking appointments for Alex every Tuesday at our shop.  Soon, he will become a permanent artist at the gallery, so be sure to raise a toast to this fine artist when you see him at the show.  

Friday, July 6, 2012

Shawn Will Guest Spot

Straight from Houston, TX-- Mr. Shawn Will is going to be zapping folks at FTS from Monday 7/23- Sunday 7/29.  Check out the time-lapse video below showcasing the tattooing process ala Mr. Will.

As always- contact us @ 203-908-3555 or email us at ftsgallery@gmail.com in order see how you can book your appointment with this talented artist.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Epic friggin bike ride!

Tomorrow at 4:30, we all gather at FTS Gallery and embark on a journey through the fair town of Stratcity to Bar 140 in Shelton.  The mode of transport: bicycle.  The purpose: fun in the sun.  We will be stopping along the way in order to pick up non-perishables to donate to a food bank near Bar 140- this way we give the event a purpose besides pseudo-excersice and drinking.  Also, be sure to arrange rides from the bar if you do not think you will be able to ride home- we here at FTS do not encourage drunk cycling.  Thanks- see you all at the gallery by 4:30 sharp!

Epic FTS to Bar 140 bike ride!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Big Jay Cuff Remembrance Raffle Winners!

Hey all!  We would like to thank everyone who came out to help support the Cuff family last Saturday at the benefit.  Fun was had by all and your generosity was very much appreciated.  Here are the raffle winners.

FTS 50.00 Gift Certificate- Tony "motha fuckin'" Sabas
Brakettes Tickets- Sugar Foot, Aunt Stacey, and Greg*

*(note- we called the number for said greg, however the individuals on the other line are not Greg at all!  If anyone knows of this mysterious Greg, or if Greg himself sees this, come claim your tickets!)

McCoys Tshirt- Aunt Stacey

Makers Mark- CH

Jaegermeister Gift Set- M. Tecci

Igloo Cooler/Stereo- Kwasi

50/50- M. Tecci

Sorry about not posting a video- the upload process was all wonked out and sketchy.  Enjoy your prizes!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alex Harris Guest Spot

Alex Harris, tattooer and visual artist extraordinaire, will be lending his pigment pushing talents to FTS Gallery with a guest spot from 6/22 - 6/29.  Check out some of his work below and be sure to not hesitate on scheduling an appointment with this talented lad.


Monday, June 11, 2012

FTS will be at Short Beach this Saturday!

This Saturday FTS will be helping out the folks at "Children's Parties 4 Charity" at their children's pirate party fundraiser from 11am-3pm.  The afternoon will be filled with treasure hunting, a live pirate show, games, an aquarium touch tank and much more.  Admission is 5 dollars per person with children under 2 getting in for free.  We will be dishing out the sickest temporary tattoos for a small donation in efforts to raise money for "Connecticut Voices For Children," a research-based public education and advocacy organization that works statewide to promote the well-being of CT's children, youth and families.  The event is rain or shine-- hope to see you there!  Check out the links for more information on the event!

Pirate Party Details
CT Voices For Children

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Figure Drawing Sessions Announced

 The summer figure drawing dates are hot off the presses.  The sessions begin July 10th and will continue every other Tuesday until September 18th.  As always, individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to attend- we aim to offer a comfortable and laid back evening where friends can gather and hone their craft.  See you all there!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

FTS teams up with Festival Stratford!

This Saturday Forest To Shore Gallery will be at the Stratford Main Street Festival from 10am-4pm helping to raise money for the Festival Stratford Organization.  Festival Stratford is a group of folks who promote and enhance the performing arts, culture, and tourism in the Town of Stratford.  FTS will be dishing out temporary tattoos for monetary donations, 100% of which goes straight to this killer cause.  For more information on Festival Stratford visit their website:  http://festivalstratford.org/
See you on Saturday!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Raquel Cude Zaps!

Take a gander at some of Raquel Cude's newest works.  If you stare too long you will be woka-visioned to a magical realm where Aesop will smother you in the finest most exotically intoxicating jams and have you devoured by the Big Bad Wolf while Richard Scarry characters are watching.  Have at it.

The Photo booth photos are here!

Thanks to Steve Walter and Cameron Hoefflinger the photo booth pics are finally edited from the FTS Gallery 1 year anniversary art show.  FTS holds no legal responsibility over any actions that may ensue after viewing said photographs.  All pics were snapped with the best intentions, some came out stellar- some creepy- some downright incriminating.  Take a look for yourself by clicking on the link below.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dave Barton Guest Spot June 2nd-9th.

Dave Barton will be guest spotting at FTS Gallery from Saturday June 2nd to Saturday June 9th.  Be sure to contact FTS to book your appointment promptly.  This talented fellow will surely be booking quickly!