97th Exhibition
    May 23—July 19, 2008



Directors Message


Daniel J. Riccio: Artistic Director

CAFA’s 97th Annual Exhibition celebrates the human ability to communicate through the visual arts. Each year the combined efforts of many talented artists ensure a stunning gallery exhibit.

Now, as in the past, creative options for artists are changing. The digital age has brought new ways for artists to bring their work before the public. Our web site at www.ctacedemy.org. is where we archive past exhibits, and provide artist members with profile pages with contacts and links to their sites.
Our site has attracted attention and given CAFA a base to continue its legacy into the future.

We are now upgrading our entry procedure. Preparation to switch from slide to digital entry is under way, (carry-in will continue).
Looking forward, under consideration is a plan to produce a virtual exhibition that parallels the gallery show. It could be viewed at any time, anywhere in the world, and it would be possible to bring about international participation.

Congratulations to all successful entrants and their achievements—an inspiration to all.

     Host Gallery

The Mystic Arts Center

Karen Barthelson: Executive Director

The CAFA Volunteers


  Jurors of Selection and Awards

Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn is an award winning painter and graphic artist. His unique style combines traditional skills with digital media.

Barbara S. Groff, PSA
Barbara Groff is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. She has exhibited nationally and won numerous awards for her work.


Jurors Brian Flinn & Barbara S. Groff, PSA
assisted by Mike Simonds


Cupid: Brian Flinn


Grapes and Marbles: Barbara S. Groff, PSA


Photographer & Council Member: Leonard Hellerman