One of the effective ways to publicize my art, as well as to get feedback on it, is to answer "calls for art." Paintings are submitted to accomplished art judges, and a determination is made to either accept or not invite the work to be included in the show or for display in the gallery. Many of the shows of the past year had been virtual and online due to coronavirus protocols, but more galleries and museums are opening to the public again. The ones listed here are ones that I have had paintings both online and in galleries, and I am most grateful for the opportunities and critiques I have gotten by taking part. I will keep this page updated for activity at galleries or in virtual exhibitions. --George
THE ART FAIRS and GALLERIES
I've gotten good at packing the paintings and planning the trips!!
The noteworthy shows and galleries I had art accepted for exhibit have been quite diverse and great experiences.
Boothbay Harbor, ME June 2023
DUNCASTER ART GALLERY
Bloomfield, CT March 2023
TOWN and COUNTY GALLERY
Hartford, CT June 2022
GALLERY on the GREEN
Canton, CT May 2022
SUPERFINE ART FESTIVAL
Washington, DC April 2022
PARADISE CITY ARTS FEST
Marlboro, MA November 2021
MATTINGLY ART SHOW
Salmon Brook "Gathering Room"
Granby, CT November 2021 & 2022
Plans are underway for a Mattingly show in November, as well as new entries in "calls for art." Lots going on!
I now have paintings rehomed in states...AZ the furthest west, FL to the south, VT, NY, SD, and many that are in CT and MA. Interestingly, there have even been visitors to my Shopify store from other countries, including the UK, France, and New Zealand!
My works "Jesus is in your Boat,""Roxy," "Payne's Creek," "Bigelow Hollow," and "Provincetown Ice House" remain archived as part of a virtual display having been submitted entries for the "Luminosity" themed exhibit at the Cape Cod Cultural Center in South Yarmouth.
The paintings that had been on display at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen,MA got great reviews! The owner referred me to a new small business site (Alignable) that I joined, and from which I am making new contacts and connections with the People and Paintings Gallery in NY on Staten Island.
PAST EXHIBITIONS w/RECOGNITION
Lost Acres Vineyard, Granby MA Accepted for exhibition "Eventide" Nov. 2022
East Granby, CT Public Library 2nd Place Winner "Granbrook Park Rail Trail" 2021
CT Plein Air Society Honorable mention Winner "Mary Edward's Bear" 2020
West Hartford, CT Art League Paintings accepted for two different gallery exhibits open to the public, "Spring Hill Farm" - 2020 and "Wood Pond" -2019
Granby, CT Land Trust "Mary Edward's Bear" Exhibited. 2019