Welcome to Gilded Lily Gallery

Located in the beautiful historic district of Milford, Connecticut, Gilded Lily Gallery has been a staple fixture in the town's art scene for many years. Despite being a local gallery,  Gilded Lily has been attracting people from all around the world with its unique collection by both local and international artists, since opening its doors September of 2000 ... [ more ]

Featured News

New works Brec Morgan
New works in acrylics by Milford, Ct. Maritime Artist Brec Morgan.

Many of a series of Silver Sands Beach. [ more ]

Regal Art
New Hand Made Bird Statuaries by Regal Art & Design. Fair Trade. [ more ]

Arden Katz: New Works in Porcelain

New works in Porcelain by Ceramic Artist

Arden Katz

As a young person, I always loved painting buttercups on tiny white ceramic butter dishes.
I loved working with watercolors and acrylics, always drawing,  creating flowers, animals and people. [ more ]

Rosemary Celon-Gordon: Out of the Ordinary
" - I paid the Gilded Lily Gallery a visit and had the chance to speak with the owner and resident artist Rosemary Celon-Gordon. I had a wonderful time sitting among the beautiful works in her gallery and talking about her work.

If you find yourself in southern Connecticut, I absolutely recommend dropping in to her shop for a visit.

MICK: How'd you get your start as an Artist?

ROSEMARY: I've always been into the arts, even as a little kid. I would always dream about being an artist. Professionally, I went to school for architecture. Then, I did shows for like 15 years after I graduated. Then I opened up here ...

I guess that was when I first realized I was an artist, because I started making money. I mean, before that I did, but you know, it wasn't steady. You know the term starving artist? We were all starving artists, believe me.

When I was doing shows, I needed a job, so I worked a steady job for like fifteen years, then I opened the gallery and that was when I realized I was an artist! ... [ more ]

Gilded Lily Gallery: A Labor of Love.
by Kathy Leonard Czepiel, "Daily Nutmeg"
- We're standing inside the cozy, colorful, glittering Gilded Lily Gallery in Milford, CT. Packed floor-to-ceiling with paintings, photographs, mosaics, blown glass, jewelry, scarves, pottery, Christmas ornaments and countless other one-of-a-kind gifts.

The gallery wasn't much more than a pipe dream when, 19 years ago, Barry's wife Rosemary Celon-Gordon lost her job with a local supermarket chain that was moving out of state. "Our goal was when we retire, we were going to open up a small gallery somewhere, feature her work, my photography and other local artists," Barry says. With Rosemary's severance pay, an opportunity was suddenly upon them. Both already had experience in retail. Together, they did some research and put together a business plan. "We worked on it, she broke me down and talked me into doing this early," he says. "20 years later, almost, we're still here."

That wasn't a given. The recession of 2008 ushered in several years of uncertainty, and the couple had to adjust. "Before that time, people had expendable cash... so we were selling really a lot of high-end art... and some great artists," Barry says. They had to find a new sweet spot and "not give up on our quality [while] still having something for everybody and every price range." ... [ more ]

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There's plenty more going on at Gilded Lily and the Milford Art Scene! ... [ more ]

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