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 (probably most!) of the shows during the past year have been virtual and online exhibitions only due to coronavirus protocols, but recently 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. Enjoy the art! --GBM
CURRENT ART ACTIVITY
In January, I answered a "Call for art" and entered the painting of my dog, "Roxy, at Salmon Brook" into the competition. It has been entered for the "Best in Show/Pets category to the Golden Peak Media organization, and I hope it is received favorably. The results are known in late March..anytime now!
Additionally, I have two entries in a Plein Air competition, and also answered an open call with an "Art 2022: Emerge" theme at the Blue Gallery in Manhattan, NY. Locally, I entered the annual call for art for the West Hartford Art League's member exhibition, and look forward to their upcoming event. ***GOING PLACES!***
SUPERFINE ART SHOW in Washington, DC I have been accepted to be a juried exhibitor (only 75 artists) and will be heading to DC in early April to be part of the art festival. The SuperFine shows are held in major cities in the US throughout the year, and include NYC, Seattle, San Diego, Miami and DC and are marketed with regard to art collectors and enthusiasts. I'm looking forward to this unique venture!
TOWN and COUNTY CLUB in Hartford has invited me to be their featured artist for two months, and I am thrilled that I will have works on display in their beautiful gallery for the months of June and July.
GALLERY on the GREEN, Canton CT...I am pleased to have my painting "Yellowstone River"on display from March 18th-April 16th at Gallery on the Green, and am thankful to gallery member Shirley Mae for inviting me as a guest and have one of my pieces there at their nice gallery.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR "WINDJAMMER DAYS" I have been accepted to take part in the well known annual seaside festival, which has many activites going on all week, but on Fri 6/30 and Sat 7/1, there is a special feature called the "Artist's Alley." I will have a booth and paintings on display, and also may give a "live" demonstration...the artist at work! It is a recognized festival, has a lot going on, and sounds like a great time that I am looking forward to.
GRANBY AMBULANCE/EMT FUNDRAISER -- Sept 17th. I will be taking part in a fundraiser for the Granby Ambulance/EMT Assn, which will be held at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks. It's definitely for a good cause, and I am happy to have been asked to take part. I hope to see a lot of familiar faces!
ADDITIONALLY, 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.
Paintings also remain on display at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen,MA, and good reviews on the art have been received. 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.
LOTS going on, and still more in the works! I'm very happy with the direction in which the art activity is moving, and appreciate all the support from so many people, family and friends. I'm truly blessed.
PAST EXHIBITIONS WITH SPECIAL RECOGNITION
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
ONGOING ART ACTIVITY
***NEWS*** I currently have three paintings at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, MA, and am happy to have the art on the walls of the BnB on the grounds. The sanctuary is the creation of Richard Richardson, and features an eclectic mix of everything artistic... sculptures of scrap metal, wood, stone, and glass, a fire breathing dragon, a tall tin man greeting the guests, doll collections and much more. I am very pleased that Richard accepted my work
to be on display as he continues working toward having an art gallery as
part of the sanctuary also. Definitely a
place to visit!