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108th Annual Exhibition

April 19 - June 1, 2019

Host Gallery

Irina Parfenova


2018 Drawing Award

Important dates




Online Entry



Online Results



Sunday, April 14

Monday, April 15

11:00 - 5:00

Carry-In Results


Thursday, April 18

Unaccepted Pick-Up



Friday, April 19

Saturday, April 20

11:00 - 3:00

Lastname A-K: Main Gallery

Lastname L-Z: Art Studio

All sculpture in Main Gallery 



Thursday, May 2

5:30 - 7:30

End of Show Pick-Up


Sunday, June 2

Monday, June 3

11:00 - 3:00

  • Open to all artists. All fine arts media: painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, photography, graphics, collage.

  • Work must not have been previously shown at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts or the Mystic Museum of Art.

  • CAFA Elected Members only: One, two or three works may be submitted during carry-in. Only two works can be accepted. CAFA membership dues need to be current for this privilege.

  • CAFA Elected Members only: Those who submit one or two pieces online and are not accepted may submit a third piece, not one of the online submittals, as a carry-in for no additional charge.



maximum of two entries per artist

     One entry: $30

     Two entries: $40

CAFA Members

maximum of three entries while 2019 dues are current

     One, two, or three entries: $30 

MMoA will allow 1/2 hour free parking for drop off and pick up


Scott Bricher

Scott Bricher is a figurative oil painter. His lush paintings revel in the sensuality of observation and the exploration of subconscious themes with enigmatic narratives. As described by a recent curator: his "rich and bizarre" works emerge from his reverence for French 19th century realists, Venetian masters and Impressionist color and contemporary curiosity in CGI, music and pop culture.

Scott grew up in Columbus, Ohio painting, drawing and playing music. After graduating with honors from Parsons School of Design in 1984, he continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York. As a monitor of Nelson Shanks’ class at the League, Scott deepened his understanding of color. Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, he taught painting workshops with Shanks.

Through group instruction and painting demonstrations, he continues to teach students of all ages. He is currently developing paintings that are bold, cinematic and improvisational. Scott lives and works in South Kent, CT with his wife and schnauzers.

Paul Baylock

Paul Baylock is a Connecticut artist, art educator, and president of the Art League of New Britain.  He received a BFA and MFA in Art Education from Hartford Art School. He also studied at CCSU.  He has shown extensively around the state and New York, recently as the NEWNOW artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art. He has won awards in many exhibits, including the Silvermine Gallery in New Canaan and the West Hartford Art League’s CT plus Six Show, receiving Best in Show. Baylock taught art for 38 years for New Britain Public Schools, retiring in 2012.  He is now president of the Art League of New Britain.


Best of Show

Second Place

Third Place







Mixed Media