1st Place
Carolyn Emerson
"Apple Crisp"

2nd Place
William Oellers

3rd Place
Christine Larson

1st Honorable mention
Terri Butler

2nd Honorable mention
Kathryn Camposeo
"Portrait Duel Purposes"

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Looking for art events, exhibits and exhibit opportunities in the Greater Manchester area? Find them here!

For more information on MAA activities, see Exhibits, Workshops, Open Studio, and Special Events. Be sure to check Member News for more things to see and do in the arts.

Dedication of Art Studio & Cheney Homestead Arts Program

Cheney Homestead Museum
106 Hartford Dr., Manchester CT

Saturday, September 14, 1 - 4 pm

Special guest artist Robert Shure will talk about the restoration
of the plaster bust, "Venus de Cnidus."

$10@/spouses invited/RSVP: CheneyHomesteadArts@gmail.com.

For more information, see the flyer.

For details & registration: www.manchesterhistory.org click on “Upcoming Events"

For more information, see website above or contact: CheneyHomesteadArts@gmail.com

Art & Artisan Crafts at the Historic Cheney Homestead,
Manchester, CT
-- See the flyer

Classical Drawing using the Sight-size Method, Wed's or Sat's: Beginning 9/4 & 9/7, 9:30-12:30 -- Learn the 19th Century method of sight-size realist drawing in the Cheney Homestead's historic north light studio. Six weeks sessions.

Observational Drawing I, Thursdays: 9:30 - 12:30 -- Begins 9/5
Designed to complement a home-schooling curriculum, this ongoing class introduces young artists to the accurate drawing methods known to students in the 19th Century. Six-week sessions

The Provincetown Print (White-Line Woodcut), Weds, 9:30 - 12:30, Begins Sept. 11 - Oct. 16. First created in Provincetown over 100 years, the white-line woodcut allows the artist to incorporate a range of colors into the finished print without the need to carve separate blocks.
Instructor: Steve Sottile

MAA Member, save 10% with coupon!

The William Benton Museum of Art

THE LURE OF CUBA: Reginald Marsh’s Tropical Watercolors, 1924-1930

Fri, Aug. 23 – Sun, Oct. 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Thurs, Sept. 5, 2019, 4:30 – 7 pm

Click here for hours, directions, ets.

American Scene painter Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) is well known for chronicling popular culture during the 1930s in his vibrant paintings of New York City and Coney Island. Marsh began his artistic career as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, where he covered movies, theater, leisure, and other cultural trends. During the 1920s, he made several trips to Havana, which he captured in illustrations for the magazine and in brightly colored watercolor paintings of the city’s architecture, tropical vegetation, and beaches. In contrast to his frequently gritty representations of American urban life, Marsh depicted the Cuban landscape from the idyllic point of view of the artist-traveler. This exhibition brings together his rare Cuban watercolor series with postcards and printed material that document Cuba’s appeal as a tourist destination during this period.

The William Benton Museum of Art’s extensive holdings of work by Reginald Marsh include paintings, prints, sketches, and more than 90 watercolors. These works came to the museum from the collection of Connecticut Senator William Benton.
Marsh and Benton met during their student days at Yale and became lifelong friends.

The Lure of Cuba was curated by Dr. Jillian Russo, independent curator and art historian. Robert Leo served as curatorial consultant on the project. Funding for the exhibition was provided by the Robert T. Leo Jr. Exhibition Fund.

Arts Center East

Arts Center East
709 Hartford Tnpk. (Route 30) Vernon, CT

For more information on classes, events, exhibits and much more
see thethe Arts Center East website or call ACE at (860) 871-8222

Eighth Annual ACE Artist Members Exhibit

Opening Reception: Sun, Sept. 8, 2 – 4 pm

Exhibit Dates: Sun, Sept. 8 – Sun, Oct. 6

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Weekly Ongoing Watercolor Class
Thursday mornings, 9:30 am - 12 pm

Taught using a step by step paint-along method, with students learning a wide variety of techniques. A new painting begins approximately every three weeks. Instructor Beth Parys teaches watercolor classes and workshops in CT and MA. To register, pay class fee, or to learn more, contact Beth Parys at (413) 245-3295.

Off-the-Rack Art Sale! Thurs-Sun, Sept 12-15 & Sept. 19-22, 1 - 5 pm

Need a house-warming gift? Looking for art for your new apartment? Are your office walls looking a little blank?
Browse the art at Arts Center East's Off-the-Rack Art Sale! Unframed art, means affordable art.
Find a unique piece of art while supporting local artists!

Artists who want to submit their work for the sale can view and download the prospectus here.
Or click here for more information in Opportunities.

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts
431 Harford Ave, Wethersfield, CT
The studio is located inside a beautiful renovated barn.
An Open Studio/ Open Sketch - Monthly, open to the public, non-instructional sessions, monitored, with a model.
Bring your own supplies. RSVP: info@wethersfieldarts.org

Glastonbury Arts

Glastonbury Arts Got Art Series

Each program provides a
'window-in' to the artistic vision
and techniques of the artist.
Free and open to the public!

For more information click here or contact: info@glastonburyarts.org

New Britain Museum of American Art -- See their website for events and activities

Tolland Country Art Association

Tuesday Painters is an ongoing open studio (9 am - 12 pm) held at the Art Center of Tolland during cooler months, or when it warms up, outdoors plein air at designated outdoor places. Indoors, there are live models, art video learning, workshops sessions as well as open paint/drawing times. This is a great place to connect and paint with other serious learning artists -- beginners to professionals. No charge but you must be or become a TCAA member. Contact janeapril@msn.com or call 860-871-9003 to become a TCAA member.

Tolland County Art Association -- Demos -- held the second Tues evening Sept, Oct, April & May, and, unless noted otherwise, are held at the Art Center of Tolland, 21 Tolland Green. For more information see TCAA's website.

Imagine a place where young artists, 15-25 yrs old, can learn and work alongside mentors and through their creativity, make a community thrive and grow into and amazing center of arts and culture.
Young @ Art is that place!
It's an opportunity for young artists to develop life skills, creative thinking, respect and appreciation of community in a positive environment.

Young @ Art

Young@Art is seeking Art Supplies!
See the list of needed supplies here or here.



Young@Art's Facebook page

Manchester Sculpture Project The first of three life size bronze sculptures depicting notable Manchester residents is beginning to take shape. Sculptor, Michael Keropian has completed an armature – a small wire and clay model - of Joe McCluskey. McCluskey was an Olympic medalist and three-time Manchester Road Race winner credited with reestablishing the success of the Road Race after World War II. The process of creating the armature has been captured on a video that can be viewed both on both the Sculpture page on the Manchester Historical Society website http://www.manchesterhistory.org/MHS3_SculptureProject.html and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iekv_Q1PVG8 This is the first of several videos that will be filmed and posted showing the progress of the sculpture. For more information and to learn how you can contribute go to http://www.manchesterhistory.org/MHS3_SculptureProject.html

For more information on The Sculpture Project go to www.manchesterhistory.org Follow on Facebook.

Art Guild of Middletown

All Demonstrations are held at Woodside Intermediate School, 30 Woodside Road, Cromwell CT For more information see the Art Guild of Middletown Website, e-mail or call 860-508-4852.

Classes from Art Guild of Middletown:

Pastel and Oil Painting Classes -- Instructor: Christine Ivers. Classes are once weekly two hour classes for 6 weeks. Location: Chris's home on 207 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Cost: $25.00 per class. Dates: ongoing. For more information on classes, see Art Guild of Middletown Website or contact: Eva Dykas 860-508-4852.

Art League of New Britain is a 501c3 org with gallery exhibits, sessions, workshops, and artist events. Located at 30 Cedar Street, New Britain, CT 06052 (860) 229-1484, email: contact@alnb.org

Open Sessions -- Open Figure Drawing, Thursdays: Ongoing, 7 -10 pm; Price for each session: ALNB Members $12, Non-members $15 -- Clothed Figure Painting -- Saturdays, 10 am - 1pm; Price Each: ALNB Members $12, Non-members $15

Greater New Britain Art Alliance runs the Stockman Gallery in New Britain, Trinity-on-Main Annex, 19 Chestnut Street Street, downtown New Britain. So much to see here, including calls for work.

For other area art associations, see our links page. Also on the links page, check out the many wonderful offerings at Museums, for example: New Britain Museum of American Art calendar includes classes, workshops, tours and much more.

Events at Real Art Ways

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MAA For upcoming MAA exhibit opportunites, see the exhibits page.

Arts Center East Off-the-Rack Art Sale!

Display space is available on a first-com first-serve basis.

Drop off dates: Tues, Sept, 10, 2:30-6 pm; Wed, Sept. 11 2:30 - 6 pm
Pick-up of unsold work: Mon, Sept 23, 2:30 - 6 pm; Tues, Sept. 24, 2:30 - 6 pm
Sale Dates: Thurs-Sun, Sept 12-15 & Sept. 19-22, 1 - 5 pm

Artists who want to submit their work for the sale can view and download the prospectus here.

The Manchester Land Conservation Trust invites the public to contribute to its “Photo of the Month” feature

Email a high-resolution picture of one of their properties. Include your name, date and location of photo, and tell them what you like about that particular property. They'll select the photo on or about the 20th of the month, to feature on their website and Facebook page. No prizes, but gratitude to the photographer, and gratitude for the protected open space lands in the Manchester area.

Send photographs to photo@manchesterlandtrust.org with “Land Trust Photo of Month” in the subject line. A list of properties is on the Land Trust website: www.manchesterlandtrust.org Or see the locations on this map.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant on 697 Main Street is looking for a muralist. Contact Nancy – 281-995-3221 or 860-643-8002 Restaurant

Photographers: Stretch Your Creativity with this 52-Week Photography Challenge
The annual Dogwood 52-Week Photography Challenge is a yearlong photography boot camp for all levels. Now in its fourth year, this popular challenge sees tens of thousands of photographers participating and sharing their work. Each week is an assignment split across three categories: Storytelling, Compositional Eye and Inspiration. See all the details here!

Opportunity for a great photographer (maybe artist as well) with subject matter of boats, ships, beaches, marine that leans toward Southeast CT, or CT Shoreline that would want to display for sale at very nice alternative venue with good traffic. Framed and ready to hang about 24" x 24" - plenty of room. Forward 4 images to venue@sixsummitgallery.com
Leo Feroleto, Director, Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St | Ivoryton | CT 06442
T: 860-581-8332 www.sixsummitgallery.com

Ongoing, Open call for artist at Upword Canvas at Upword Hartford. For more information, click here.

Another option for selling artwork -- from MAA member Jeff Blazejovsky

"Fine Art America is an international website where you can sell your art online as prints, originals or both, for an annual membership of $30.

"Upload as many high resolution images as you want to their site and set the price for each piece. Fine Art America has a set price that they get, and you add on your amount. Customers can buy a print of your original artwork. Fine Art America takes care of the printing, framing, matting, and shipping to the person who bought it. There is also an option to sell your original.

"You can also choose what you want your art to be on. It's not only prints you hang on the wall, it's also, coffee mugs, yoga mats, phone cases, tote bags, towels, shower curtains, pouches, t shirts etc. Check out their FAQ section on the site.

"When a customer buys a print of one of your pieces, you get the amount that you added on. In order to be paid, you have to set up a PayPal account. Also, you can choose to have any of your sales posted to Facebook and Twitter. There is also a section on the site where you can write to other artists about anything art related. I've asked questions about things on there that I didn't understand, and the next day, I got a bunch of responses back from the art community. So, all in all, its a great site to sell your work. Don't plan on becoming a millionaire or famous, but if you want a way of marketing your work to the public, this is it.

"Check out my site on Fineartamerica.com. Just enter my name in the search box at the top: Jeff Blazejovsky." Or click here.

Thanks, Jeff!

Exhibit your work in the South Windsor Public Library Friends Room -- The library space and display cases can be booked for solo or group exhibits on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge to use the room or display cases, but prices for displayed artwork may not be posted. (One copy of a price list will be kept at the Circulation Desk.) Bookings are on a month-to-month basis, from July to March (student exhibits are April - June). For details and more information, call Mary Etter, Library Director, at (860) 644-1541.

The Stairwell Gallery at the South Windsor Public Library is a great place to exhibit artwork. If you, or someone you know, would like to show your art work in the Stairwell Gallery, contact Frank Pane.

VIDA -- An artistic opportunity

VIDA is a Google Ventures backed company that brings artists and makers together from around the world to create original, inspiring apparel in a socially conscious way. They are looking for artists with truly original work to translate into fashion.

They specialize in converting 2D art into beautiful, quality apparel and accessories. Also, each artist receives a portion of net revenues shared back for each of their designs sold.

Submit your artwork to studio.shopvida.com or email Erica with questions.

Heidi Ludwig is looking for artist exhibitors to show their work at Monet's Table Restaurant in Tolland CT. Monet's Table is a fine dining restaurant with great meals. Currently they are only open for Lunch, weekend brunch and catering. Evening dining will start late summer. But... they have wonderful art which they hang on their dining room walls. Each of the 2 dining rooms will hold 5-6 paintings. Work is exhibited for 2 months at a time. Artwork does sell and she does not take a commission. Artwork should be appropriate to all age groups and suitable for restaurant patrons to enjoy. You do not have to be a TCAA member to exhibit. Please contact Heidi Ludwig with inquiries.

The Lily Pad
in Willimantic has gallery space. Contact: Peter Polomski 860-423-3223 or see the website.