Passionate for Pastels!

Manchester Town Hall Gallery
41 Center Street, Manchester, CT

The gallery on the first floor of Manchester Town Hall is one of our ongoing exhibits that gets changed every three months. The current exhibit is pastels.


The gallery can be viewed anytime the Manchester Town Hall is open. View the exhibit online.

Member information sheet.

Quiet, pastel by Christine Larson


17th Annual Members Exhibit

South Windsor Public Library

October, 2021

Our annual members exhibit was held in the Friends Room Gallery at the South Windsor Public Library during the month of October, 2021. 

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John's 53, watercolor by Bonnie Lindland


The Etc. Exhibit

Manchester Town Hall 

Opened July 8, 2021

Etc. includes anything that doesn't fit into categories for which we have single medium exhibits. Mediums include, but is not limited to, works in glass, colored pencil, graphite, ink (and other drawing materials), cut paper, collage, fabric, jewelry, wood, sculpture, clay, etc.!

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Cloud’s Illusions, alcohol ink by Sharon Quaglia


Mixed Bag 

April 15, 2021

Mixed Bag was a virtual exhibit, judged, with ribbon prizes awarded. There was no theme for this exhibit; it was a mixed bag! 

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Best in Show: Paddling Upstream, watercolor by Carolyn Emerson



Opened February 10, 2021

Love! was a virtual exhibit on the theme of love.

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The gift of flowers, oil by Helena Deary


Winter Celebration

Opened November 16, 2020

This exhibit featured out artists' celebration of winter, the holidays and the end of 2020!

Season of Peace, acrylic by Micheline Champagne


16th Annual Members' Exhibit

Opened September 2020

Historically, this exhibit was held at the South Windsor Public Library. Due to restrictions at the Library, we offered our exhibit virtually.

First place, photography, Golden Glow by Jim Oliphant

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All Mediums 3-Color Virtual Exhibit

Opened July 31, 2020


This was MAA's first virtual exhibit. The challenge was to create a piece with any three colors (and white) in any medium. Artists worked to find the positive in this year’s life and times. 

Sign of the Times, watercolor by Bonnie Lindland using Aureoles Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Burnt Umber.