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!
All offerings on this page are unaffiliated with MAA. 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.

ArtSpace Hartford, 555 Asylum St.: “#ThePeople: Works of Art by Individuals of Color" runs to Feb. 29. The exhibit, sponsored by Artists in Real Time, features visual art by photographers David Elliott, Jasmine Jones, Langston Bowen, Maurice D. Robertson, Natasha Samuels and Robert Cooper; paintings by Dre B. Painting, Sehrish Khan, Trae Brooks and Trasloof; mixed-media work by Kareem Muhammad; sculptures by Philp Thomas; collages by Greg Aime; and abstract art by James Black. facebook.com/groups/64400119099.

The Manchester Historical Society presents:
"Threads & Strings" - Weaving, ARt and Music at the Cheney Homestead

Cheney Homestead Museum, 106 Hartford Rd, Manchester, CT.

Sunday, March 8th, 1 - 4 pm

For more information, see the flyer.

Cheney Homestead Arts

Christina Grace Mastrangelo
will be giving two painting workshops in 2020: Painting the Master Copy and 10-Day Still Life Painting in Oils. These two workshops will be held in the Mill Studio, 175 Pine Street in Manchester, CT. Currently under renovation, the space will contain two spacious studios. The first is lit naturally by six mill windows; the adjoining studio will provide artists with 12 enclosed painting areas each with its own controlled lighting. Each workshop is limited to 12 participants. Email CheneyHomesteadArts@gmail.com for more information.
Workshop Descriptions: http://www.manchesterhistory.org/Arts_Workshops_2020.pdf
Registration Information: http://www.manchesterhistory.org/Arts_Registration_Form.pdf

Trudy M. Mitchell -- Classical Drawing --- Classes run in six-week sessions and meet on Saturday mornings (9:30-12:30) and afternoons (1:00-4:00). Maximum class size is eight students. As each student advances at his or her own pace, students may join at any time. Each six-week session is $240. For more infomation and links, see the flyer.

Eliza Jane Moser -- The Limited Palette -- Sat, May 2, 9:30 - 4:30 pm, fee $95. For more information, see the flyer.

10th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Show dates: February 3-28, 2020.
For more information, scroll down at this link.

Four Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Multiple entries allowed. A total of 22 awards.
The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers.

Contact: Bob Kadis: r.kadis@comcast.net 413-789-4814

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

Arts Center East's 8th Annual Photography Exhibit

Dates: Sun, Feb. 23 - Sat, March 14
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 1 - 5 pm

Opening Reception: Sun, Feb. 23, 12 - 2 pm

For more information, click here.

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.

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.

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 at 860-644-1659 for info.

Call for Artists -- The team at Hartford Healthcare's Chase Family Movement Disorders Center invites artist to be a part of their Arts and Crafts Fair in honor of Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in April 2020.

Donators will be pricing their own work with the option of full donation or half proceeds to the center and half to the artist to continue creating artwork.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to donate artwork, crafts or baked goods for this event,
contact Kathleen Bedlack: 860-870-6385 or Kathleen.Bedlack@hhchealth.org

For more information, see the flyer.

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.

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!

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!

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.