PAST EVENTS
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17th Annual Members' Art Exhibit 

South Windsor Public Library

1550 Sullivan Ave

September 30 - October 29

This was MAA's annual juried show covering all mediums.

 

Reception: Sunday, October 17.

Artists' information sheet.

Desmond's Pond, watercolor by Janet Heller
 

Emilie Beckwith
Emilie Beckwith

Best in Show Left to Rust Watercolor

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Weitao Wang
Weitao Wang

Oils and Acrylics, 3rd Orange Orchid Acrylic

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Future member?
Future member?

One year old, Bianca. Photo taken by Kasey Quaglia

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Emilie Beckwith
Emilie Beckwith

Best in Show Left to Rust Watercolor

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17th Annual Members' Exhibit

Reception and Award Ceremony

South Windsor Public Library

October 17, 2021.

See the exhibit at the Library, or virtually.

Awards list.

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Here are the demo pieces that Yuemei Zhang worked on during her ink and color brush art demonstration at our October meeting. Thank you for sharing these Yuemei!

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Manchester Town Hall Gallery -- Etc. Exhibit
41 Center Street, Manchester, CT

July 8, 2021 through October 14, 2021

The gallery on the first floor of Manchester Town Hall is an ongoing exhibit that gets changed every three months. 
The Etc. Exhibit included works in glass, colored pencil, graphite, ink (and other drawing materials), cut paper, collage, fabric, jewelry, wood, sculpture, clay, etc.! The exhibit was viewable during regular business hours, or in our virtual gallery. 

 

Artists' information sheet.

Cloud’s Illusions, alcohol ink by Sharon Quaglia

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Dynamic Pastels Workshop with Janet Schwartz

September 24, 25, 2021

 

One obstacle that many of us experience when
starting a new work is getting caught up in the
details of our compositions. This two-day workshop was designed with a unique approach that encourages aspiring and experienced artists to simplify in those early stages. Focusing on value and composition, it was a fun and easy way to step into painting for the first time or refine your painting methods.

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Plein Air Painting at the Woodbridge Farmstead

Sunday, September 12, noon to 2 pm

 

Plein air artists Chris Larson and Oren Paulin spent a beautiful summer afternoon painting at the open house for the Woodbridge Farmstead. The event was sponsored by the Manchester Historical Society. The Woodbridge Farmstead is a historic house at 495 Middle Turnpike East, near its intersection with Woodbridge Street. Built about 1835, it's a well-preserved example of a Greek Revival farmhouse, with a history of ownership by a single family extending over more than 150 years. 

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Here is the wonderful finished pastel that Janet Schwartz began during her demonstration at our September meeting. Thank you for sharing this Janet!

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Virtual Exhibit: Love!

February 10, 2021

In this exhibit, viewers enjoyed our artists' response to this ubiquitous word, and read why they chose their subject matter.

Member information sheet.

The gift of flowers, oil by Helena Deary

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Winter, Holidays, and Year End Virtual Exhibit

November 16, 2020 - February 10, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays & Winter Season and the end to 2020 with art that speaks to the joy in the holidays and beautiful winter season. 

Artists' information sheet.

 

Who's Coming?, watercolor by Carolyn Emerson.

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16th Annual Members' Art Exhibit 

October 1 - October 31

Historically, this exhibit has been held at the South Windsor Public Library. Due to COVID restrictions, this year, the exhibit is being held virtually. Artists' information sheet

The exhibit was judged by Agnes Wnuk, with ribbons awarded in each category: Best in Show, Oil and Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Other. See the list.

"You often hear at an opening '...what was the judge thinking?'"

Read the judge's comments.

Best in Show: Red Rocks, oil by Christine Larson

Watercolor Virtual Workshop with Alan James

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10 am - 1 pm

Alan James is an award-winning watercolor artist and teacher. In this workshop we followed along with Alan as he instructed participants using his fluid three-step approach. His live, interactive Zoom presentation allowed us to observe, then paint each step and ask questions along the way. Click on the slideshow for photos from the workshop.

Zoom participants in MAA's Alan James Workshop, September 2020

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Carolyn Emerson's painting in Alan James' Workshop.

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Alan James

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Zoom participants in MAA's Alan James Workshop, September 2020

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Member Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Noted fine artist Alan James will provided a demo video for viewing via Zoom: "Cityscape painting with Alan James using watercolor - watercolor painting techniques and tutorial for beginners or artists of all ages and skills." If you missed it, you can see it here

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All Mediums 3-Color Virtual Exhibit

July 31 to August 31

 

MAA members' 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. 

Sun Silhouettes, pastel by Laura Kinlock