2020 Juried Members Exhibition

Each year the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society offers an Annual Juried Member Show at various Connecticut galleries. This year, due to Covid, our show is presented in a beautifully displayed online gallery.

We are so pleased to showcase our CPAPS members finest work from local Connecticut and New England Scenes to distant locations our painters have traveled to. 

Our Juror this year is Sergio Roffo, an award-winning New England landscape painter from Scituate,  MA.  Sergio is an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Elected Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists and bestowed the artistic distinction and honor of Copley Master.

Congratulations to all of our award-winners and members who entered the show. The awards are listed below with the Juror’s comments. We would like to thank Mr. Roffo for his time and expertise selecting the winners and for our generous sponsors who so kindly support CPAPS.

We hope you enjoy the online show and consider purchasing an original work by one of our talented artists.

Linda Marino

This year's Juror, Sergio Roffo

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Award Winners

First Prize Award
Along Shell Brook

Zufar Bikbov "Along Shell Brook"

24x24 Oil

The  chiaroscuro and boldness of color and the knowledge of simplicity in values and chroma conveys the utmost in professionalism

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Second Prize Award
House on the East River

Paul Loescher "House on the East River"

15x11 Watercolor

The transparency and light of this piece caught my eye. The white of the paper on the focal point reveals a very well composed painting.

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Third Prize Award
Basking In The Golden Hour

Elizabeth Rhoades "Basking In The Golden Hour"

8x10 Soft Pastel

The choice of color and simple, aesthetic composition in this piece has some wonderful tonal workmanship and balance.

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Honorable Mention, Artist and Craftsman Supply Award
Walnut Park

Shauna Shane "Walnut Park"

12x16 Oil

The analogous colors in this painting and thoughtful tonal brushstrokes conveyed an 19th century feel to it. I liked it very much.

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Honorable Mention
Ipswich Marsh

Diana Rogers "Ipswich Marsh"

12x22 Soft Pastel

The emphasis of elements in this brave, bold piece has some wonderful stylized hues that showed me how you can have so much fun with color.

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American Academy of Landscape Painting Award
The Day Begins at Drift Inn Beach

Tony Damico "The Day Begins at Drift Inn Beach"

9x12 Oil

The suggested brushwork in this lovely piece with soft edges and the simplicity of the breaking waves speaks to me from an artist with knowledge of his craft.

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Wholesale Frame Co. Award
Mary Edwards bear

George Mattingly "Mary Edwards bear"

9x12 Oil

The softness and atmospheric perspective in this painting attracted my attention. The intermediate colors all over this piece and the lines in the field keeps the viewer’s attention in the painting.

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Jerry’s Artarama West Hartford Award
Old Harbor Marina

Eileen Eder "Old Harbor Marina"

9x12 Oil

Very well composed painting with knowledge of light and color, and softness of the simplicity of foliage handling deserved an award.

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Jerry’s Artarama Norwalk Award
Standing the Blaze

Laura Martinez-Bianco "Standing the Blaze"

9x12 Soft Pastel

Very nice harmonious and monochromatic painting that conveys a peaceful autumn day. I especially enjoyed the contrast of the burnt sienna trees against the cool background.

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