MMoA Press Release
The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is pleased to announce their 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition of fine art at the Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) in Mystic, Connecticut.
Best in Show was awarded to William M. Simpson of Granby, CT for his charcoal piece, titled, “Site No. 2, St. Paul’s” (pictured above). Second place went to Cara DeAngelis of Brookfield, CT for her oil piece titled, “Snow White with a Laid Table of Roadkill.” Third place went to Sean Patrick Kane of Quaker Hill, CT for his pastel piece titled, “Tell Them That It Is Human Nature.”
The exhibition includes a wide range of works including acrylic, oil, pastel, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, ink, mixed media, fiber, photography, wood, and sculptures in ceramic, clay, terracotta, stone, bronze and steel. The jurors, Eric Aho, an American painter known for his gestural, abstracted paintings that evoke natural forms, Francine Weiss, senior curator at the Newport Art Museum, and Robert Reynolds, an accomplished artist whose work has exhibited nationally and is in collections internationally, selected the exhibition pieces from over 500 entries.
Over $3000 in prizes will be awarded at the show’s opening reception on May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 at the Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA).
The Contemporary Scene, also being shown at the Mystic Museum of Art, are the works of three artists who each depict scenes of contemporary life: Roger Beers, Sarah Stifler Lucas, and Rachel Petruccillo. These artists each present scenes of contemporary life in very different ways, and although the personal style of each artist differ, each present the viewer with authentic contemporary scenes.
These shows run from April 20 through June 2, 2018.