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

Painting the Winter Landscape

Virtual Pastel Workshop via Zoom 


Two sessions: 


February 6 & 20, 2021 

10 am - 4 pm

Jane Penfield


Learn how to create beautiful winter landscapes with their long shadows in glorious blues and purples under subtle winter skies.

Jane Penfield is a teacher and exhibitor, having been juried into many prestigious exhibits. She has a long list of awards and prizes to her credit. She is especially attracted to elements that evoke light, drama, and emotion. 

Jane offers many online classes, so she is experienced in the use of Zoom as an instructional method.


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.


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

Carolyn Emerson's painting in Alan James' Workshop.

Alan James

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


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