2020 Annual National Open Juried Exhibition

Accepted Artists

Christine, Acebo, And Then I Ate Them


Pam Ackley, Emilia Grace


Pam Ackley, Winter


Margaret Bayalis, Between the Lines


Margaret Bayalis, Emerging


Brenda L. Bechtel, Cherished


Shelby Bonomo, 2020


Diane Brown, Blue & Yellow Series #5


Mary Burk Smith, Earth Series I


Mary Burk Smith, Warrior IX


Diane Cadrain, Sandy Neck II


Joanna Case, Scored Saggar Fired Pot


Joanna Cistulli, Bouquet of Love


Sharon Coffin, Coastal Series #1


Cynthia Cooper, Cascade


Patricia Corbett, The Blue Atlas


Mary Helen, Davis Dana in Winter


Pauletta De Lucia, Golden Eyes


Linda Boisvert DeStefanis, View Aloft


Gina Dunlap, Girl with a Green Scarf


Samantha Dziubek, You Won't See Me Fall Apart

Veronique Fournier-Wynne, Flower Lady


Diane Francis, Roman Forum


Denise Gaffney Hartz, Deep End


Denise Gaffney Hartz, Fossil Record


Ellen Gaube, MB 6


Teri Glassman, Ocean View


Susan Goldberg, Power Lines


Susan Goldberg, Mom's Chair


Susan Goldberg, Oak Tree


Nancy L. Greco, Wrapped Ponies



Annie Hayami, Mother and Son


Marianne Holtermann, The Little Washer Woman

Renee Hughes, We're All in it Together


Krista Johnson The Boys


Jacqueline Jones, Village Cinema


Hannah Jung, Blue Dream I


Elaine Juska Joseph, Comforting Arms


Rebecca Keller, Bangalore


Dian Kingsbury, Dangerously Cute Bobcat


Suzanne Kirschner, Silver Fish


Candace Klein, You


Tracy Klinesteker, Martini on the Rocks


Julianna Kristoff, Badlands at Dusk


Marcy LaBella, Far Away


Marcy LaBella, Il Tavolo Blu


Mary Lachman, Cellular Organelles


Marny Lawton, Shadows: Leaves, Light and Air #2

Janet Leombruni, Dancing With the Stars


Janet Leombruni, The Entertainer


Judith Levins, After the Corn is Cut


Patti Lizotte, Lollipop Pile

Tiantian Ma, Jackie And A Painting
Molly Mcdonald, Birds of a Feather
Nina McKitty, Family Portrait

Janet Miller, Sunny Window
Sharon Morgio, Speechless
Sharon Morgio, Hopeful
Naomi Nevo Ben Ari, Girl

Julie O'Connor, California, Before the Gigafire

Nancy Oates, Covid Mind

Nancy Oates, Covid Garden

Nancy Oates, Truth Matters

Mallorie Ostrowitz, Window with Painted Shutter


Linda Peduzzi, Evening Blue

Andi Pepper, Decanted Roses

Liane Philpotts, Short Supply

Joy Rademacher, I Met Her on Zoom


Lynda Regina, Some Like It Hot

Lynda Regina, Opening Act

Ann Rosebrooks, Peaceful Protest

Ann Rosebrooks, Let Freedom Ring

Grace Scharr McEnaney, Uncertainty

Julie Schnatz Rybeck, Kite Sky Series

Sarah Schneiderman, Name Something Yellow #10 (Daffodil)

Sarah Schneiderman, Sustainable Seafood: Don't Eat the Queen Parrotfish

Kimberley Scoble, Lazing


Kimberley Scoble, Midday Dinghies

Elizabeth Scott Early Summer, Lockwood Farm
Kara Simmers, Glacier's Journey Above Tíoochí Áayi

Victoria Sivigny, Palimpsest No. 18

Catherine Smith, The Joy of the Ride

Barbara Solomon, Woman Taking Flight

Marjorie Sopkin, The Lucky Ones Jessica Sperry, City Parks

Jessica Sperry, Cathedral Pile

Suzanne Starr, Best Friend

Suzanne Starr, Best Buddies

Georgia Stathoulas, Fluffy’s Dream Barn Caitlin Sweet, Fire

Patricia Tanger, Tracks

Kelly Taylor, Angles and Lines No. 2

Michele Tragakiss, Rabbit Hole

Claudia Van Nes, Flower Power

Frances Violante, Awakening

Diane Ward, See the Forest?

Sarah Warda, By The Southeast Lighthouse, BI

Janet Warner, The World as We Use to Know it

NC Whitcher, Fall

Karin Forde Whittemore, Threshold

Karin Forde Whittemore, The Quietude of the Cottage Closet

Linda Staphos Wosczyna, The Notorious RBG Collar

Jane Wright Wolf, Sealing Wax Palm: Intersection of the Culm

Award Winners

First Place Award, Il Tavola Blu, Marcy LaBella
Second Place Award, Covid Garden, Nancy Oates
Third Place Award, Lollipop Pile, Patti Lizotte
Juror’s Award, Cellular Orangelles, Mary Lachman
Council Award, Wrapped Ponies, Nancy L. Greco
President’s Award, Name Something Yellow #10, Sarah Schneiderman
Honorable Mention, Dancing with the Stars, Janet Leombruni
Honorable Mention, Winter, Pam Ackley
Honorable Mention, Shadows, Marny Lawton

Juror's Statement

As I juried this exhibition, I searched for work that combines technical and aesthetic development with a memorable image, a specific message, or a particular insight into the historic nature of 2020. I put together an exhibit that highlights the vibrancy of Connecticut Women Artists as a whole, and celebrates the many ways art can transcend genres and help us to see the world anew. This exhibit provides a bright and hopeful note during this difficult time. I salute all the artists who submitted, including but not limited to, the artists whose works are shown here. Thank you all for making your art, and sharing it with the world.


Making art strengthens one’s sense of agency and action. The process slows us down, helps us to see with greater precision, and fortifies our critical thinking — as well as our intuitive senses. This experiential “toolkit” of our art process serves us well in life. Whether you are new to art, or have been honing your vision for decades, I wish you a healthy year of art viewing and art making. I hope you continue to be curious and adventurous as an artist. Perhaps art will help us rebuild our fractured world. As frightening and uncertain as these times can be, I trust artists to continue to nourish humanity by providing spaces for ambiguity, beauty, power, and courage.

 

Carol Padberg, Juror

 

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