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Connecticut Women Artists 2021 National Open Juried Exhibition

Exhibiting Artists

Christine Acebo, The Dog’s Name Was Jake

Jacqueline Allen, Danu

Kathleen Bagioni, A Morning Well Spent

Denise Balcanoff, Lighting Up The Night

Sabina Barbino, Goodbye Mixed Media

Becca Barolli, Point A To Point B

Brenda L. Bechtel, VanVleck’s Wisteria Courtyard

Bernadette Bellizzi, Evening

Rosemary Benivegna, Barrier

Laura Lee Brady, What She Wore

Nancy Brockett Manarola, Cinque Terre

Mary Burk Smith, Night Calling

Cassandra Calabrese, Fruiting In The Flesh

Polly Castor, What It Takes To Sing

Jeanette Compton, Bunker

Cynthia Cooper, Today I Am Going To Do Everything Right

Cynthia Cooper, Untitled Prime (None of them are Noticing)

Erin Cordle, Remnants

Violet Davenport, Three Gouldins

Ella Delyanis, Late Summer Marsh

Peggy Dembicer, Connie Ii

Kathleen Demeo, Rosy Reflection

Linda Boisvert Destefanis, Sunrise Touches On Cloud

Carol Dixon, Recycled Sidewalk Finds

Adell Donaghue, Lux Aeterna Iv-Xii

Anne Doris-Eisner, Tributary

Gina Dunlap Covid, Girl

Samantha Dziubek, It Comes And Goes In Waves

Samantha Dziubek, Signs Of A Panic Attack

Liz Egan, The Dessert Table

Carolyn Emerson, Podunk River Wetlands

Mary Ann Fiore, Tip Toeing Through Marriage

Ellen Fisher, Untitled

Veronique Fournier-Wynne, The World Of Ducky

Veronique Fournier-Wynne, Red And Blue

Diane Francis, Side Altar

Denise Gaffney Hartz, Rain

Nancy L. Greco, At The Top Of The Stairs

Barbara Groff, Brush Bouquet

Krista Guerin, Mein Mutter/ My Mother

Adair Heitmann, Featherlight 2021

Marianne Holtermann, The Old Gardener

Renee Hughes, Intension And Intuition

Renee Hughes, Artifact Of Resilience

Renee Hughes, Artifact Of Resilience

Karen Kassap, Black Wedding

Rebecca Keller, The Mask In My Studio

Rebecca Keller, Self-Portrait In The Studio

Steph Kex, Sunburst Plant Pot

Dian Kingsbury, CT Wetlands Woods

Marcy Labella, Flowers On A Pink Table

Sungji Lee, Hide and Seek

Janet Leombruni, Caruso

Janet Leombruni, Javiar

Linda Lilling, Afternoon Light

Madeleine Lord, Weed

Elizabeth Losacco, Massa The Cows on the Hill

Shannon Marone. La Ceremonia

Sue Mullaney, Uncle Cosmo and his Dog Stella

Julie O'connor. Holy Geometry, Holy Grail, Paris

Nancy Oates, Wave Runners

Eileen O’Donnell, Dusty

Mallorie Ostrowitz, Norris Earth Mosaic II

Leanne Pagano, There Are No Mistakes

Susan Payne, Radiation Blues #1

Ally Pedemonti, Out of ConnTroll

Jane Penfield, Cat Nap

Michelle Peterson,  Golden Grid

Juror's Statement

"Thank you for the invitation to participate in the Connecticut Women Artists exhibition at Arts Center East in Vernon. It was more than a pleasure to take a long, thoughtful look at such a range of artwork. In person, I was even more deeply impressed by the generosity of spirit and the eloquence of the artists and their artwork than I had been in the online review.


 It was difficult to make selections. I was attracted by the whole-hearted devotion of all the artists to their work. This was evident in the intense explorations I saw of various techniques and mediums: the intense focus on the imagery in representational works and the gallant explorations of non-objective compositions. I especially appreciated the variety of mediums, everything from oil and watercolor paintings to collage, found objects, clay, monoprint, and fiber. This is a refreshing scope of creative expression.


 I also noted a high degree of humor in several of the works on display. In the pressure of creative work, particularly in the aftermath of a pandemic and the world of hurt it has brought to so many, it can be easy to lose sight of joy. I was impressed by and grateful for the number of works that managed to express lightheartedness with tremendous skill and fluency.


 We in the arts face unprecedented challenges right now. Thank you for rising to the challenge of seeing beyond the day-to-day and bringing your talents to bear on a broader vision."

Susan Fisher, MFA

Director of the Mystic Art Museum

Exhibiting Artists

Liane Philpotts, Abstract Thinking

Cynthia Tabeau Pritchard, Night Chasing Day

Diana Roberts-Paschall, Afternoon Carousel/LowAttendance
Ann Rosebrooks, Camp

Donna Roy, Nearing Harvest

Alina Russo, Mother Goddess of the World

Barbara Scavotto-Earley, Hope, Pandemic 2020

Julie Schnatz Rybeck, Starry Day
Sarah Schneiderman, The State of Healthcare in the United States of America #2

Elizabeth Scott, Late Summer, Lockwood Farm

Roberta Shea, Bogged Down

Roberta Shea, Winter White

Kara Simmers, Where l Am

Victoria Sivigny, If Walls Could Talk #12
Phyllis Small, Tiny Chair One
Catherine Whall Smith, Going Buggy—Hay, Keep your Distance

Kathleen Smits, Geometry and Glass
Joan Sonnanburg,  What’s In a Word: Still Life

Marjorie Sopkin, Northern Lights
Susan Spaniol, Flight
Susan Superson, The Path was Pink

Kelly Taylor, Time Will Tell

Michele Tragakiss, Entanglement 

Patricia Trapp, The Three Barns

Carol Vinick, Margaret Day, the Matriarch of Inishbofin

Kristen Walsh, Let It Fly

Kristen Walsh, Back Where I Belong

Diane Ward, Max Loves Trucks

Sarah Warda, American Woman

Janet Warner, Carry Us Away Again

June Webster, Barn Dance