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.

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit: Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition

Carolyn Gimbrone shared this: "Today Bob and I went to see an exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum: Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition. It is a fascinating exhibit of works by these three famous illustrators and artwork by their teachers, their teacher's teachers, going back a number of generations. It is well worth the trip to see how generations of illustrators have been influenced by their predecessors. The show is only there until October 28th."
https://www.nrm.org/2017/02/parrish-wyeth-rockwell-and-the-narrative-tradition/ Scroll down for map, directions, and hours.

The Downtown Scarecrow Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Businesses, organizations and interested individuals created family friendly Scarecrows displayed in Downtown Manchester. The Scarecrows will be on display from October 13 thru October 27. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded in both the People’s Choice and Facebook Favorites categories. Approximately 30 and 35 scarecrows will be on display, enlivening the Downtown and drawing visitors from around the region to stroll Main Street, take photos, discover our great businesses and enjoy the special ambience created by the Festival. Each year organizers are astonished by the ever more imaginative Scarecrow creations. Past scarecrows have included the movie character Grut, fanciful fairies, ET’s bike ride, a recycled scarecrow called “Hawking” and more. What will imaginative minds create this year?The Scarecrow Festival is sponsored by the Downtown Manchester Special Services District with support from Crimson Art Box.

On Sunday, October 21, Agonist Gallery will host another in their series of Artists Markets from 11 am to 4 pm. There is no charge for visitors, and there is ample parking.

Artists, for information on exhibiting your artwork, see below.

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

Fall Art Lectures -- Tuesdays, 7 pm
A donation of $10 is recommended but not mandatory.

Oct. 16 -- The Fine Art of Painting Murals with Nina Gagarin. Join CT-based artist, Nina Gagarin as she discusses her 25 year career as a full-time muralist. She will be conducting a lively demonstation on the tips and techniqus she learned along the way and how she developed her art into a lucrative career that led to commissions around the U.S. as well as abroad.

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 summer events and activities

Tolland Country Art Association

Tuesday morning Plein-air gatherings begin Sponsored by Tolland County Art Association --
The first meeting was Tuesday, May 15 at Henry Park in Vernon. Contact Ronnie for more information or to be added to her email list.

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.

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

Join Arts Center East on Saturday, September 29, 7:00-9:00 for an Artists' Reception for their latest juried show: Harvests & Hauntings. They have a cornucopia of beautiful autumnal Harvest entries and SPOOKY Hauntings images. There will be a brief award ceremony to announce the show's winning entries. Free and Open to the public. Juried by Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, Visual Arts Faculty and Gallery Director at The Ethel Waker School, and Seana Weaver, Executive Director at The Strong Family Farm. The exhibition runs from Sat, Sept. 29 - Sun, Oct. 28.
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

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.

"On Sunday, October 21, Agonist Gallery will host another in our series of Artists Markets. All area visual artists are invited to bring 1-3 pieces for display in the gallery for the day -- 11 am to 4 pm. There are no commissions on sales, and the price to exhibit is only $10 at the door. There will be no charge for our visitors, and there is ample parking.

"Bring some new work to share and test out. Our Artists Markets are a place for artists’ to show new work without great expense or time commitment. Accepted work includes photography, painting, and sculpture. No crafts. Work will be hung on display panels normally used for outdoor art fairs.

" There will be time to set-up between 10:30 am and 11 am. Hope to see you there!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

"Jeff [Holcome]"

WORK_SPACE is hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe the week following Thanksgiving to coincide with the Town of Manchester’s annual Tree Lighting on Main Street on November 29, 2018.

WORK_SPACE* wants to feature a diverse and talented array of local artists and locally made artisan gifts during this 3-day event. Vendors are not required to be present for all 3 days; however, at least 9 hours must be spent on-site to help to tend to their individual booth as well as the event as a whole.

The review period will end on November 1st, 2018 and selected artists will be notified by email by the end of the day on November 2nd.

Please complete the application and return to info@workspacemanchester.com along with several images of the style of work you intend to display.

WORK_SPACE, 901/903 Main St., Manchester, CT 06040 - 860.647.6029

Come on in for a tour or see them online:
www.WORKSPACEmanchester.com | www.facebook.com/WorkSpaceManchester/ | www.linkedin.com/in/workspacemanchester/

Attention Crafters!
Second Congregational Church in Manchester will hold its annual New England Country Fair on Sat. Oct. 20 and they are looking for crafters. Please contact the church at 860-649-2863 or Matt 860-890-7328.

Open Studio Hartford

Open Studio Hartford -- Now, Two Completely Different Weekends

Nov. 3 & 4 / Nov. 10 & 11

Thousands of visitors. Goup show included.
Image in CT Now Guide, Program & Individual Websites.

Exhibit and sell your work, open your studio or join a group location.


Click here for more information.

Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society announces their Annual Juried Members Show. It is posted on OnlineJuriedShows.com. You may submit your work (up to 3 entries) from now until October 14th. This year their juror of selection and awards is Kathy Anderson. Once again the show will take place at Southington Community Cultural Arts. The prospectus is available on the CPAPS website on the Exhibition page. This information is also available on OnlineJuriedShows.com, as well as directions on uploading your images and entering the show.


The Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Show

November 10th & 11th, 2018

North East Expos, Inc. and The Connecticut Convention Center invite you to be a part of this new and exciting show featuring original art and crafts of high quality ~ the Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Show.

The dates are Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford.

This is an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their work to thousands of upscale consumers.

See their website for more information and an Application.

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

Take a Hike ... a walk, or a stroll -- Voices 3: South Windsor Trails... A Walk through the Seasons -- The next community publication will be a diverse collection of poems, sketches, anecdotes, and observations about South Windsor’s outdoor heritage. It is also open to photos, sketches and drawings.

There are 6 different trails in South Windsor: Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary, Michael Donnelly Preserve, Lawrence Road Park, Linear Park, Nevers Park, and Wapping Park. Each of these has a unique landscape and character. As the seasons change, these trails offer new experiences. Walking a different trail, or the same trail often, promises interesting discoveries each time. We invite you to join us in a community exploration. Walk the familiar or explore a different trail. Go out, enjoy our town’s open spaces during all four seasons, and then share what you find.

For details on each of the trails, please visit:
Please respect the resident wildlife and habitat and remember - take only pictures, leave only footprints!

Submissions will be accepted for consideration on an ongoing basis between January 1, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019.
Publication expected by the end of 2019. Submission does not insure publication.

To submit:
send your entry via email to Debbie Midford at dmidford@cox.net. Write “Voices 3” in the subject line. Provide: resident name, address, phone, email, type of entry (photo, sketch/drawing, poem anecdote, brief story/observation) with title of entry (if any).

A panel of reviewers will make selections to ensure broad representation of each trail and types of entry. Notice will be provided when the review committee makes its selections.

With questions or for more information, contact Charlie Margolis 860-644-0697, cjmargolis@snet.net

Spruce Street Market Now Accepting Vendor Applications for Summer 2018

Every Wednesday -- June 13 through October 17, 2018, 4 - 7 pm
153 & 160 Spruce Street, Manchester CT

The SNAP-certified CT Grown Spruce Street Market is
currently accepting vendor applications from farmers, crafters, and artists

For more information see the vendor application, the Facebook page, or
pick up an application at Town Hall or at the EastSide Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street
East Side Residents: Call (860) 647-3089 for information on a special neighbor discount.

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.

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.