The 104th Exhibition 2015

Jury Results

Opening Reception & Awards: 
Thursday, July 2, from 6 to 8 PM.

Thank you to all who entered, our jurors worked diligently and enthusiastically to bring to frutition yet another greatly diverse show. Congratulations to the following artists of this year's annual exhibition, a large talented group of artists representing Connecticut and sorrounding states.

CAFA Selected Works for the 104th Annual Exhibition

This is the list of selected artists:

Ralph Acosta

Bright Sailing Day


Lisa Lyman Adams

Bennington Pottery Jug


Samuray Akarvardar

Bandage #1


Del-Bourree Bach

Barnicle Bill


Harriet Moore Ballard



Karin O. Bastidas

Garden Harvest


Brenda L. Bechtel

Memories of Infinitude


Roger Beers



Kelly Birkenruth



John A. Blair

Backyard Birding


Gilbert Boro

ATR II I/32 Electric Blue


William Brennan

Beavertail #4


Kay R. Brigante



Richard Brzozowski

Zig Zag


Ben Buglio



Jill Abele Butcher

The Dancer


William C. Butcher III

The Veteran (The Homeless of Brooklyn)


Julianna W. Cameron

Bike Family


Helen Cantrell

Gold Beach Women


Roseanne Cerbo

Cold Bench


Lee Chabot

Tripping on Kinetics


Susan Chamberland

Sailor's Soul

2 Bridges


Margaret Cherubin

Red Marsh


Tyler Clements

The Bathers


Sharon Coffin

Under the 405


Jean Dalton

Metropolis #2


Rita Dawley

Live Chicken Dead Chicken


Bob Desaulnier



Brian DeVantier

Sunrise Through Storm


Chris J.T. Dixon

The Passage


Mark Dixon

Memorial Day


Karen Dodez



Ellin Dolle

Failure to Thrive


Mark Dotolo



Donald F. Eccleston

Book Worm War


Bette Ellsworth

Six Gentlemen


Carole Erdman

Cedar Centinals


Diane Farr

Marion, Waiting


Ming Feng

Sunset Over Coast


William Field

Kilkee in Summer


Faripour Forouhar

Spring Thaw


Deborah L. Friedman

The Transparency of Summer


Lynn Frink

Dunes Beach


Jack Garver

Wash Day


Charles Gemmell

Vertical Access


Libby Manchester Gilpatric

Night Shift II


William G. Gilroy

Marsh With Two Trees


Barbara S. Groff

Nature's Weaver


Shirley M. Hall

Hinge I



Charles Hamm



Amy Hannum



Bill Hanson

Working in the Studio


Alfred W. Haywood



Luciana Heineman

Old Pine Tree


Leonard Hellerman

Summer Fun


David W. Henion

Scale Model of the Universe


Paul Hitchen

Passing Liberty


Eric Hovermale

The Compass


Sunil R. Howlader

Peace of Mind


Melissa Imossi



Karen Israel

The Color of Life


Bonnie Jaffe

Still Kicking


Joan Jardine



Kathy John

Old Friends


Jacqueline Jones

Lillies of the Lake


Fran Judycki

Fishing at Sunset


Debra Kaczynski

Something Borrowed, Something Blue


Sean Kane

Lonely Hearts Unite


Charna Katzman

Pink Flower


Maureen Keough

Tea Party


Jeff Kern

Ancestry Dot Com


Randie Kharl

Haitian Musings

Village Path


S. Chandler Kissell

En Provence


Diane Kleinknecht




Michael David Kozlowski



Linda Lancz



Jim Laurino



Marny Lawton

7 Pears



Out of Nowhere


Anthony Lazorko

The Organs




Melody Knight Leary



Kyong Lee

One Summer Afternoon


Terry Lennox

Portrait of Jacqueline


Marilyn McShane Levine

Lone Tree, Nepal

Silk & Wool, Jaipur, India


Gigi Horr Liverant

Route 25, NM


Sarah Stifler Lucas

Bee & Thistle


Evani Lupinek



David Madasci



James Magner

Moody Blues


Keith Magner

Morning Walk


Taylor Mahan

A Moment of Your Time


Larry R. Mallory

Rust in Peace


Robert Manning

A Neolithic Sunrise for Uncle Mikey


Diane A. Marinaro

Sun + Shadows



Marco Marinelli



Donna Martell

Fresh Water Kayak


Craig Masten

A Lightning Sky


Maggie McDonough

Grounded Reality


Michael McGuinn

Artist in the Studio: Number One


Michael McNabney

Glacial Morraine Forest


Mary Mellot

Girl in a Blue Dress


Petronella Messick

The Big One, Yellowstone


Phyllis Meyer

At Risk



Judith Meyers

November Solitude


Gustaf Miller



Janvier Miller



Maureen Miller


Gnarled Bark


Jeanette Morse

Mystic River #2


Lydia Mozzone



Paul M. Murray

Sunrise at the Lemaire


Lief Nilsson

Late Morning


Robert Noreika

Sailing class


Judith Barbour Osborne

Triangulating the Spiritual


Howard Park

Farm Road


Laura Parker

Copper Forms


Iacopo Pasquinelli

From Here You Can Almost See The Sea


Judy Perry

Winter's Glow


Robert W. Pillsbury

Accross the Pond


Claudia Post

Handmade Vase with Venetian Glass


Dan Potter

The Surprise

Baby Dragon's Tooth


Catherine Puccio

Checked Out!


Domine Vescera Ragosta

The Gardener


Michael Ranucci

Brass and Red


James Reinke

Praying for Rain


Eric Rennie

Ice Falls


Elizabeth Rhoades

Passing Fjords


Olivia Ann Rolston



Cynthia Root

Floating Forms IX


Terry Russo



Nick Salerno

Sail Change

Color in Motion


Steve Sangapore

The Room


Anne Scavone



David Schulz


Joette Katz


Robert Scutt

Soul Searching


Patricia Seekamp

Downhill Rush


Peter Seltzer



Hillary Seltzer

On the Fence


Eugene Scherba

The Age


Phyllis Small

Ghost Town Interior


Mary Burk Smith



Norman L. Smith

Florida Palm Tree


Catherine Whall Smith

Hey...Leave Me Alone #1


Joseph Soares

Let's Play Ball


Lucia Sokol

A Sparrow Among the Peonies


Janet Sorokin

Dream Time


Diane Spira

Morning Mist


Hans Stargardter

Two Bran Roses


Hennie Stargardter

Tidal Spray


Markham Starr

Portrait of a Young Lady


Thomas Stavovy



Linda Talerico

Palio of Siena


Peggy Traskos

Shaggy Sheep


Irene Virkutis-Harman

Winter Dunes


Patricia Wagner



Karin Forde Whittemore



Steve Wilda

The Last Supper


Garnet Wrigley

Glimpse of Harkness


Christopher Zhang

Green Apples



104th Exhibition Award Recipients


Michael McGuinn

(Best in Show)


Jean Dalton

(2nd Place)


Helen Cantrell

(3rd Place)


Robert Noreika

(4th Place)


Jeannette Morse

(CAFA Painting Award)


Marco Marinelli

(CAFA Sculpture Award)


Anthony Lazorko

(CAFA Graphics Award)


Markham Starr

(CAFA Drawing Award)


Susan Chamberland

(CAFA Photography Award)


Christopher Zhang

(Allied Artists of America: Painting Award)


James W. Magner

(President's Award)


Patricia Seekamp

(Pastel Award)


William Brennan

(PhotoSynthesis Photography Award)


Mary Burk Smith

(Water Media Award)


Claudia Post

(Wholesale Framing Award)


Judy Perry

(Art Spirit Award)


Gigi Horr Liverant

(Blick Art Award)


Amy Hannum

(Jerry's Artarama Award)





Contact for help and questions:


Important Dates:

Exhibition: June 19 - August 2, 2015


Pick up For Work Not Accepted: June 19th and 20th, 11AM - 5PM at the Mystic Arts Center

Pick up For Work Accepted: August 2nd and 3rd, 11AM - 5PM at the Mystic Arts Center


Location: Mystics Arts Center
9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Open Daily and Weekends 11AM - 5PM

Jurors of Selection and Awards

  • Jaclyn Conley:
    Canadian-born artist Jaclyn Conley received her MFA from University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. She has taught at Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and she presently teaches at the Hartford Art School in West Hartford.
    Her work is composed of imagery gathered from many sources with which she creates a new scenario that is ever evolving so her audience can interpret it in their own personal way.
    Conley has participated in many past and recent exhibitions throughout Connecticut, New York, and her native Ontario, Canada. One of her more recent awards was the Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts in 2012. This past year Conley was a juror for the Connecticut College 2014 Fine Art Thesis Show in New London.
  • Mark Patnode:
    Connecticut artist Mark Patnode, who received his BFA from School of Art and Design, Purchase College in New York, is also the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, and residencies, including teaching residencies.
    His brilliantly colorful and fluid lines compose great depictions of the Connecticut downtowns and landscapes. Patnode’s Charter Oak painting was chosen by Governor Jodi Rell to be used as the logo for Connecticut’s Tercentennial.
    Patnode has shown his art extensively throughout Connecticut as well as New York, and Bulgaria. He is member of the CT Department of Economic and Community Development – Arts Council as well as the CT Office of the Arts.