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.

Have a Cup O' Joe for Joe on Saturday, Nov. 18th. The Manchester Sculpture Project is reaching out to the community to help make a life-size bronze sculpture of Joe McCluskey, Olympic medalist and four-time Manchester Road Race winner, a reality by purchasing a cup of coffee at participating businesses on November 18th. This sculpture will be placed along the Manchester Road Race route in the East Coast Greenway parklet at the corner of Highland and Wyllys Streets. The McCluskey sculpture is the first of three planned sculptures of Manchester citizens who have made important contributions to the Manchester community. Eleven businesses have committed to make a donation to The Sculpture Project from coffee sales on Saturday, November 18. For complete details visit: http://www.townofmanchester.org/ or see the flyer. For more information on The Sculpture Project go to www.manchesterhistory.org Follow on Facebook.

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

The Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main presents:

Connecticut Printmakers Invitational (CPI)
Tues, Nov. 7 - Wed, Dec. 27, 2017

CPI features the work of 13 emerging Connecticut printmakers. Participating artists include: Alexis Crowley, Amy Pozga, Molly Jacobs, Natasha Feliciano, Kait Lennon, Kerri Guadelli, Sam Brechard, Allan Greenier, John Johnson, Richard Kochanek, Nathan Lewis, Mary Susan Sabol, and Kathleen Schroeder. The show was curated by Krista Narciso. From more information, contact: Jane Rainwater rainwaterdesign@comcast.net 860-331-7842

Opening Reception: Fri, Nov. 10, 6-8 pm

903 Main Street, Manchester, CT

Dehn gallery hours are 10 am - 4 pm M-F. Open to the public.

The Connecticut Watercolor Society’s 2017 Autumn Exhibition is being shown in The Marlborough Arts Center’s Charles W. Hall Gallery at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough from Sat, Nov. 4 through Sun, Nov. 26. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1 pm – 4 pm (closed Thanksgiving Day , November 23). Opening Reception: Sunday, November 12 from 1 pm – 4 pm. Meet the artists, be present for the Awards Ceremony at 2 pm, and enjoy refreshments. To read more about the exhibit, click here.

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are are holding their 9th Open Juried Art Show to take place Wed, Nov 1 – Fri, Nov 24, 2017. For more information, see their website. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Kadis at r.kadis@comcast.net or 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

ACE's Sixth Annual
Artist Members Exhibit

Sun, Nov. 12 - Sun. Dec. 17

Gallery Hours:
Thurs - Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm

Opening Reception:
Sun, Nov. 12, 2 pm - 4 pm

Exhibit and Art Sale

Thurs, Nov. 16 - Sun, Nov. 19

1 pm - 5 pm

Framed and unframed work will be
for sale. Gift shop items will also
be on sale.

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 or for more information call Beth Parys at (413) 245-3295.

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

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

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.

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. Right now, painting is outdoors until the weather turns cooler, probably October.

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.

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.

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

Juried Show -- Call for Artists -- The Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) will be mounting the final exhibit of the year entitled "place | memory", which will feature 2D and 3D artwork in response to questions: Is place a physical or psychological space? Does place trigger memory or does a memory shape a place or both? This is a juried show and prizes will be awarded. Juror: Jo Lynn Alcorn (Bio) Find more details and download the submission form here. Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT 06001 860-678-1867, Email, Website

Call for Photography Entries -- The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are looking for entries for their 8th Open Juried Photography Show to take place January 29 – February 23, 2018. For more information, see their website (scroll down). For a prospectus-brochure, click here. They have an online entry form. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Kadis at r.kadis@comcast.net or 413-789-4814. Entry/Drop off days begin on Sat, Jan. 13, 2018 during regular library hours. Last day to enter/drop off is Sat, Jan. 27, 2018. To obtain the document, "Where to get photos made, framed, matted, wired for hanging", click here.

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.

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.

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.

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.