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  • Mixed Bag, new exhibit, virtual and judged - register by April 9
  • NEW Photography workshop with Tom Ouellette (online payments now available)
Art Jeopardy
This painter wanted recognition, title and prestige above all. He was denied entry to a noble Spanish order due to common heritage. In order to get confirmed into nobility he got approval from the Pope. To win approval he painted a famous portrait of Pope Innocent X. To convince the Pope to allow him to paint his portrait, he first painted his servant and painting assistant, Juan de Pareja. Scroll down to see the answer (or question!). 
Next meeting is Wednesday, April 21

MAA Zoom meeting, April 21, 7 - 9 pm

Jan McCollum's dioramas - an amazing tour of a unique art form.
Years ago, ​Jan McCollum helped a friend build a dollhouse, and his passion for creating small scale pieces began. He became fascinated with the never‑ending possibilities. Jan has combined this interest in dioramas (miniature scale three-dimensional models) and his love for railroads (both replicas and the real ones!). With this, Jan created a number of train and railroad themed dioramas. He has built models for collectors, enthusiasts and hobbyists – especially railroad bridges. Jan was commissioned to build some model bridges for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburg for a large diorama.
He has probably made at least 50 original models and countless kits over 30 years. During the meeting, we will see several of Jan’s creations including a 1/4" scale diorama of Mansfield Depot set in the 1950's - where he grew up. Be sure to tune in to this fascinating demonstration!
Here's the link to join the meeting:
If the link above does not work, use the Zoom website:
When asked, enter 
Meeting ID: 891 4724 3730
Passcode: 169888

Monthly Zoom membership meetings are not recorded, as the artist’s demonstration is their proprietary property and is subject to copyright. Please remember, views and opinions expressed by demo and workshop artists are theirs and not necessarily those of Manchester Art Association.
Open Studio Wednesday, April 21
Our monthly Open Studio. Join us April 21 from 11 am to noon

"Zoom" in for an Open Studio with Manchester Art Association on Wednesday, February 24 from 11 am to noon. That's right, join us online to meet, greet, and share with other artists. Show us what pieces you're working on, get advice, or just grab a cup of coffee and tune in. It will be nice to catch up.

Join Zoom Meeting

Or, go to
and input the following:
Meeting ID: 889 3532 0270
Passcode: 673850
New virtual exhibit  -  Mixed Bag
Registration is now open for our next exhibit, called Mixed Bag, It will be judged by Art Scholz, with ribbons awarded in each medium category, depending on number of entries.

Your work must be submitted by Friday, April 9. There is no theme for this exhibit, it's a mixed bag! Remember, your annual dues must be paid before you can enter.

You may submit two pieces for this exhibit, but no person willl win more than one ribbon. Artwork submitted must be original work. The exhibit will begin April 15.
Click for all the details and to register.
Check out our current exhibit, LOVE! Just cllck the image below. 

Photography with Tom Ouellette 
Valley Falls Farm in Vernon CT
Saturday, June 5 (rain date June 12)
2 pm - 5 pm
$25 (limited to 15 people)

Learn composition, camera techniques (including phone cameras), and more. 
This is a field trip. Participants should be prepared to walk around the farm property.

Click here for all the details and to register. Any questions, email Emilie
MAA Member news
Email us so we can share where you are showing your art! See more member news.

Congratulations to MAA members whose work was accepted in the latest exhibit at Arts Center East:
In Bloom. Gallery hours are Friday & Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm. Or see the exhibit online until April 17.

Emilie Beckwith 
Judith Goldstein
Sharon Kehmna
Laura Kinlock 
Sue Masse
Oren Elizabeth Paulin 
Karen Prewo 
Dorothy Reiss
Rhea Sutter 
Patricia Trapp 
Eric Vogel 

Shown above is Eric Vogel's 3rd place winner, Winter Watering, a pastel.

Jeff Blazejovsky's watercolor, Fire in the Envelope, was accepted into the Academic Artists Association 71st Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism. Because of the pandemic, the show will be virtual.

The link will be posted here beginning April 18th.


Arts Center East is looking for submissions for their upcoming juried multimedia exhibit: An Image is Worth a Thousand Words. Click here for all the details. Submission deadline is Wednesday, May 12.

For other exhibiting opportunities, visit the MAA website.

Do you have art supplies you would like to sell (or give away)?

Send in a one-line description, and give an email where someone can contact you for more information. You may also attach a flyer with more information or send an image.
Jerry Madara has two 200 ml tubes (about 6 oz) of Windsor Newton yellow ochre water based oil paint sent to him by mistake. Jerry's Artarama said he can keep it to donate to artists. If anyone wants one or both tubes they are welcome to them. Email Jerry if you're interested.

Art Between the Pages

Do you have a favorite art-related book or resource? Send us your recommendation!

Thanks to Jeff Reid for recommending this fascinating short film on John Singer Sargent’s charcoal portraits. Click here to view the film.

And just for fun, here's a Sargent trivia quiz

And the answer, or question, to Art Jeopardy is:

Who is Diego Velazquez?

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again.
You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life. 
~ Joan Miro

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