Congratulations to Normand L. Charlette. Norm's photo of a Keeney Street barn was selected for the 2022 Manchester Calendar Photo Contest conducted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of commerce. The calendars are available for free in the Chamber foyer, Town Hall, the Senior Center, ION Bank and other town locations and businesses.

Gallery East will had a Fine Art Show at The Friends Gallery, South Windsor Public Library, December 2 - 30. Works were shown by Joyce Armentano, Terri Butler, Olivia Golas, Sandra May and Sara Reid. The Reception was cancelled.               

Tolland County Art Association had an exhibit for the month of November at The Friends Gallery, South Windsor Public Library. Congratulations to MAA members who won awards for their artwork there: Judith Goldstein, Laura Kinlock, Patricia Trapp, Rhea Sutter, Adrianna Young, Jeff Blazejovsky, Emilie Beckwith.


Congratulations to Jeff Blazejovsky His paintings are being showcased at the Stafford Cidery, 68 Main St in Stafford Springs CT. Jeff has been working on a series of paintings recreating Stafford history from old photos. 

Congratulations to Sue Masse! Sue won Best in Show at the 2021 Woodstock Fair for her wet felting piece, Givenchy.


Congratulations to Judith Goldstein! See her artwork and many others online or in-person at Art Center East's 3rd Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit. Exhibit Dates: June 24–August 7. 

Jeff Blazejovsky and Judith Goldstein had artwork accepted into the Academic Artists Association 71st Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism. Because of the pandemic, the show was virtual. Shown is Jeff's watercolor, Fire in the EnvelopeView the online gallery here.

Fire in the Envelope by Jeff Blazejovsky

Congratulations to MAA members whose work was accepted into Arts Center East's Exhibit: In Bloom. The exhibit was viewable online until April 17.

Emilie Beckwith 
Judith Goldstein 
Laura Kinlock 
Sue Masse
Oren Elizabeth Paulin 
Karen Prewo 
Dorothy Reiss
Rhea Sutter 
Patricia Trapp 
Eric Vogel  

Shown is Eric Vogel's 3rd place winner, Winter Watering, a pastel.

In Bloom by Eric Vogel
Wearable art by Judith Goldstein

Judith Goldstein had her jewelry on display at the Art Center East's 2nd Annual ACE Wearable Art exhibit. She had three three pendants and two pins accepted in the exhibit.

The show ran from February 19 to March 13, 2021.  Beginning February 19, the exhibit can be viewed online.

Patricia Trapp had a pastel, Country Crocks (shown) juried into the First Impresisons exhibition at the Lyme Art Association.

The show will ran until March 11, 2021.


The exhibit can be viewed online.

Country Crocks by Patricia Trapp

Normand L. Charlette had two photos selected for the 9th Annual ACE Photo Exhibit, which ran until February 6, 2021. The photos were Branching Out (shown) and Portland Headlight At Dawn.

Members Laura Kinlock and Deborah McCarthy-Platz also had work in the exhibit.

The exhibit can be viewed online.

Illustration by Jeff Blazejovsky

Congratulations to Jeff Blazejovsky. "I'm very pleased to announce my first ever children's book that I illustrated has been published. A local author contacted me earlier this year to illustrate a story written by her daughter. It's a story about a young girl living in N.Y.C  in a tenement building who dreams about going to the beach. She looks out her window and sees and hears all the noise of the city below her and to escape dreams about laying on a  secluded beach. Look for it soon on Amazon and Barnes and Noble."

Congratulations to MAA members with work in the Arts Center East 

9th Annual ACE Artist Members Exhibit:

Emilie Beckwith
Jeff Blazejovsky
Sharon Kehmna
Laura Kinlock
Karen Prewo
Patricia Trapp

Congratulations to Laura Kinlock. In the People’s Choice Award, Laura was awarded Third Place for her pastel The Old GristmillSee the exhibit online.

Laura Kinlock The Old Grist Mill

Congratulations to Rhea Sutter! In addition to her image, Viral Fauna Face Off, being featured in the JI, at ACE in Vernon and on page 30 of CT Magazine, she is having a  one woman show, Facing My Life. The show is a brief retrospective of her drawings and paintings.  

Reception: October 3, 2020 from 2-4 pm, 22 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT. Individually wrapped snacks and beverages will be available. Masks and social distancing required. Limit of 25 people inside at one time. 


Rhea wrote, "I would enjoy seeing some MAA members at the event, but if you cannot make it, there are four other Saturday afternoons from 1-4, when I will be there gallery sitting. So please stop in and say hello. It can get lonely there, so maybe some of you leaf peepers can come take a peek at my art while you are out enjoying the foliage!"

Congratulations to MAA members whose work was accepted into Art Center East's Coping: Responding Through Art Exhibit: Jeff Blazejovsky, Laura Kinlock, Sharon Kehmna, Karen Prewo, Dorothy Reiss, Rhea Sutter, and Eric Vogel. The exhibit is now hanging in the gallery and viewable on the ACE website.  

Exhibit dates: Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 27, 2020. 

Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 1:00–5:00 pm

Shown is Jeff Blazejovsky's accepted entry, Empathy.

Empathy by Jeff Blazejovsky.jpg
Patio Planter, pastel by Eric Vogel

Congratulations to MAA members whose work was accepted into Arts Center East's Flora & Fauna virtual exhibitEmilie Beckwith, Gordon Brodie, Sharon Kehmna, Laura Kinlock, Christine Larson, Bonnie LIndland, Karen Prewo, Rhea Sutter, and Eric Vogel

Exhibit dates: Sunday, July 19 – Saturday, August 15, 2020.

Shown is Eric Vogel's accepted entry, Planter on the Patio.

Ellen Haines Chaponis' published collage, Splitting in Two: A Portrait of World Mental Health in 2020, in Cut Me Up Magazine, Issue 5, Envisioning Utopia Summer 2020. "I responded to the call to create a utopia focusing on World Mental Health. A problem affecting those near and far, that with good focus and help can heal minds. Many of our world population are afflicted and fighting a life long battle towards cohesiveness. This Can Happen. The term utopia, or everything is perfect, made me respond, as it is my dream for everyone to have a sense of excellent mental health care available." 


Rebecca McMann is getting out of the art business and is having a Closeout Sale, Saturday, July 4, 2020. It is at her house: corner of  Moser Dr. and Middle Butcher, Ellington (1 block east of Agway). She isn't putting prices on anything. She said, "Donate whatever you feel." She has small bookcase-sized pieces all the way up to over-the-couch artworks. First come, first served!

Rebecca McMann Closeout Sale July 4, 2020 Ellington, CT

Congratulations Ellen Haines Chaponis! She shared this news: "One of my biggest dreams has come true. One of my collages was selected out of 88 worldwide artists to be in Cut Me Up Issue #5. Only 18 were selected. The judge was Valerie Hagerty. The magazine releases July 1, 2020 and can be purchased online. Its theme is Envisioning Utopia. I am very excited to see a piece of my work published!! I want to thank everyone in the great organization of MAA for all of your support I have found as being a member." 


Congratulations to MAA members whose work was accepted into Art Center East's New England Charm Virtual ExhibitEmilie Beckwith, Lorraine Fox Costanzo, Carolyn Emerson, Sharon Kehmna, Laura Kinlock, Dorothy Reiss, and Rhea Sutter

Exhibit dates: Sunday, June 7 – Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Shown is Lorraine Fox Costanzo's accepted entry, Winter Sunset.

Judith Goldstein's watercolor, The Harvest, was accepted into the Academic Artists Association 70th National Exhibition of Traditional Realism juried virtual exhibit at Arts Center East. Show dates: Sunday, April 26 - Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Normand Charlette's photo Sunset Shapes was accepted into the Spectrum Gallery's new show Shadow Dance. While the gallery is presently closed, the show can be seen via the website at Hopefully, the gallery can reopen prior to the show closing scheduled for May 17, 2020. They hope to hold an-end-of-show reception for the artists. 

Sehrish Kahn's paintings were part of the exhibit #ThePeople: Works of Art by Individuals of Color  at ArtSpace Hartford, 555 Asylum Street. The exhibit ran through Feb. 29. It was sponsored by Artists in Real Time. For more information, see:

Jeff Blazejovsky has three pieces in the Stairwell Gallery at South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave, until early May.

Laura Kinlock had two pieces in the 76th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich CT.

One of her pieces, Violets on a Rainy Afternoon, won an Honorable Mention.

The show could be seen in the Converse Gallery at the Slater until Friday, March 13th.

Adrianna Young had paintings on display at 

Monet's Table Restaurant
167 Tolland Stage Rd, Tolland

for the months of December 2019 and January 2020.

Normand Charlette had two photos accepted in The Voice of Art Virtual Gallery for its first Virtual Exhibition Place/Space. Shown right is Isolation. They will also be on display from Wednesday, January 1 - Saturday, Feb. 15 at the George Street Gallery, 300 George Street, New Haven.