Upcoming Exhibition: Annual Juried Members Show
Our annual juried members show will be held during the month of December at the Southington Community Cultural Arts building. The show is up in On-Line Juried Shows and you can begin submitting your work whenever you’re ready. The submission deadline is November 5th. Your 2017 dues must be paid for you to be eligible to enter the show, so if you haven’t paid your dues, please do so.
Receiving days will be Thursday, November 30th and Saturday, December 2nd. You may want to try to deliver your work on Thursday because Friday, December 1st is White Christmas in the Community – a big event in the center of Southington. We will try to hang all work received on Thursday so that it will be on display for the event. If anyone would like to help out with the show (receiving, hanging, pickup), please let me know.
This year our judge is Mark Boedges. In case you missed it, he was a featured artist in the August issue of Southwest Art. Mark will be doing a demo for us on December 9th.
Time Until Submission Deadline
Click on the tabs below to view the winners of our recent shows.
2017 Open Members Show
The Open Members Show was held at the South Windsor Library, February, 2017. There were over 50 paintings in the show, which were juried for $900 in prizes.
Jack Montmeat, who juried the show, writes: ““Thank you to the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society for both allowing me to preview this excellent exhibition of artwork of the beauty of the natural world, and for asking me to choose some works to be given awards. As I was walking through the gallery at the South Windsor Library, I was asking myself, what did the pieces that I chose to be awarded have in common? And I saw clearly that the artists’ depiction and rendering of the effects of water stood out.
See the winners of the show along with Montmeat’s descriptions of their work.
Thomas Atkins, “Winter Stream-Litchfield”
Jack Broderick, “Saturday”
William Hanson, “January Thaw”
In Elizabeth Rhoades’ “Passing Fjords,” and Jane Penfield’s “Rushing,” we see water in the torrent of action, with frothing bubbles-both works rendering this effect in the delicate medium of pastel.
Elizabeth Rhoades, “Passing Fjords”
Jane Penfield, “Rushing”