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MAA Artists at Art in the Park 2024

MAA members Jeff Blazejovsky, Athira Sanal, Normand Charlette and Lisa Dumais
 will have booths to display and sell their artwork at Art in the Park in June. Be sure to enjoy this yearly event and stop by their booths!

Art-in-the-Park is Sunday, June 2, from 10 am - 4 pm.
Center Memorial Park, Main Steet in Manchester

Shown is Jeff's watercolor, A Walk in the Woods.

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Congratulations to Sharon Ross!

 

Sharon has two pieces in the 3rd Annual Still Life Exhibition at Arts Center East this May. One of her pieces is an oil painting, shown.

The exhibit runs now until June 1. Arts Center East is located at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon. Gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday, 1 pm - 5 pm. 

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Congratulations to Rhea Sutter! 

 

Rhea received a People's Choice Award at the Arts Center East 13th Artists Members Exhibit. Shown is her winning artwork, Sarah. The exhibit was March 16 – April 13, 2024

Rhea's painted dog at Northwest Park is now out of storage awaiting the planting of The Healing Garden this spring or summer. You can see him under a tree behind the bleachers near the ball park.

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Congratulations to Veronique Fournier-Wynne

 

Veronique is having an inventory sale of her paintings at very affordable prices. Some are demos from teaching her classes at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. They will be displayed at Monet’s Table restaurant during April and May. Monet’s Table is located in rural Tolland, CT at 167 Tolland Stage Road in a 1750 colonial farmhouse with a quaint atmosphere.

See Veronique's website or email her for more information.

Congratulations to Emilie Beckwith, Laura Kinlock, Judith Goldstein, Sue Masse, Pat Trapp and Dorothy Reiss

They have art displayed in the Arts of Tolland Juried Exhibit for the month of April. The Arts of Tolland is located in the Tolland Historic District at 22 Tolland Green. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm. Shown is The Wader, an oil painting by Pat Trapp.  

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Congratulations to Jim Oliphant! 

 

Jim received an Honorable Mention at the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show for the photo shown left, entitled Star of the Show.  

Photographs were judged by a distinguished panel of three judges prominent in photography in Connecticut.

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Congratulations to Judith Goldstein!

 

Judith is participating in the Arts Center East Artisan Craft Fair. She is displaying hand-wrought pewter and sterling jewelry - pendants, earrings, bracelets and pewter serving pieces. The Fair dates are November 9-12 & 16-19. Hours are: Thursday & Friday, 1-5 pm; Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am - 3 pm. 

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Congratulations to MAA members Joyce Armentano and Sara Reid!

 

The ladies are part of the annual Gallery East Fine Art Show during the month of November 2023, in the Friends Room at the South Windsor Public Library. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

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Congratulations to Eric Vogel!

 

One of Eric's pastel paintings, "Tiny Lighthouse," has been accepted in the Connecticut Pastel Society’s National Show at Arts Center East in Vernon. The annual show will be on display until October 28, 2023.  The gallery is opened Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,  1 - 5 pm each day. The reception and awards presentation will be held at Arts Center East on Saturday, October 14th from 2 - 4 pm

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Congratulations to Laura Kinlock! 
 

One of Laura's pastel paintings has been accepted in the Connecticut Pastel Society’s National Show at Arts Center East in Vernon. Laura wrote, "I am very pleased to have been accepted!" The annual show, entitled “Renaissance in Pastel”, opens on September 28, 2023 and will be on display until October 28.  The gallery is opened Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,  1 - 5 pm each day. The reception and awards presentation will be held at Arts Center East on Saturday, October 14th from 2 - 4 pm

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Congratulations to Jeff Blazejovsky! 
 

He has been accepted in the The Piedmont Hall Art Show in Somers. Two of his watercolors were judged into the show. The first one, 1914 Dusenburg Indy Car, which is winning an award of Merit. The second is 59 Bullets. Opening reception is September 17, 2023, from 1-3 pm. The show runs from September 21 to October 1, 2023. The address is 604 Main St. Somers

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Congratulations to Jeff Blazejovsky! 
 

One of his watercolors has been accepted into the West Hartford Art League show, Land, Sea and Sky. The piece is titled, Siesta Key Sunset. The show is at the Clubhouse Gallery from September 7 - October 1, 2023.

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Congratulations to Rhea Sutter! 


MAA member Rhea Sutter was selected to participate in Manchester's Pups in the Park event. All of the dog statues will be placed in different locations in Northwest Park. Shown is Rhea's pup in progress.

The unveiling will take place on September 9, 2023 from 10 AM to 12 noon at Northwest Park. All the artists will be there as well as some local politicians and a celebrity! Stop by to see all the entries and to congratulate Rhea.

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Congratulations to Rhea Sutter! 

Her proposal for the Pups in Our Parks 2023 public art project has been selected. One side of her dog, Buddy, will show Therapy Dogs. The other side will show Service Dogs.
Rhea’s Pup is finished and has been placed in its new home at Northwest Park. Drop by to see it.

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Congratulations to Jeff Blazejovsky! 

 

Jeff's piece, 1914 Indy 500 Car Dashboard, has been accepted into The Academic Artists Association show at Art Center East. The show runs from May 21 to June 18, 2023. 

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Congratulations to Jerry Madara and Pat Trapp! 

 

Jerry has two pieces juried into the Arts of Tolland open juried show:  A Worms eye-view (shown) and The Death of Venus. Pat also has two pieces in the show. The exhibit will be held at the Arts of Tolland from April 2 through April 30, 2023.

The Opening Reception and announcement of awards was held on Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 3 pm. After the opening reception, the gallery will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through April 30, 1 pm to 4 pm.

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Congratulations to Pat Trapp!

She has been juried into the Lyme Art Association’s Show, First Impressions. The shows runs until March 2, 2023.  

 

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