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  • Writer's pictureMarcy LaBella

American Craft Council Maker X Maker CWA Open National Juried Show

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

My piece “Il Tavolo Blu” 30”x30” Mixed Media on canvas won first place at the Connecticut Women Artists Open National Online Juried Show. I am deeply honored to have been chosen as the first place winner. I had one other piece chosen to be in the exhibit “Far Away” Acrylic on canvas 18”x 24”

A review by our juror, Carol Padberg: "As I juried this exhibition, I searched for work that combines technical and aesthetic development with a memorable image, a specific message, or a particular insight into the historic nature of 2020. I put together an exhibit that highlights the vibrancy of Connecticut Women Artists as a whole, and celebrates the many ways art can transcend genres and help us to see the world anew. This exhibit provides a bright and hopeful note during this difficult time. I salute all the artists who submitted, including but not limited to, the artists whose works are shown here. Thank you all for making your art, and sharing it with the world. Making art strengthens one’s sense of agency and action. The process slows us down, helps us to see with greater precision, and fortifies our critical thinking — as well as our intuitive senses. This experiential “toolkit” of our art process serves us well in life. Whether you are new to art, or have been honing your vision for decades, I wish you a healthy year of art viewing and art making. I hope you continue to be curious and adventurous as an artist. Perhaps art will help us rebuild our fractured world. As frightening and uncertain as these times can be, I trust artists to continue to nourish humanity by providing spaces for ambiguity, beauty, power, and courage."

Connecticut Women Artists

Here is a direct link to the show at Art Center East in Vernon, CT who is hosting it online.

I recently was given the wonderful opportunity to do some content creation for the American Craft Council. I was guest curator in their Maker X Maker blog for two weeks! I’m tickled that the American Craft Council pinned all the posted their popular Pinterest Board. They can all be seen there along with their other great content.

This assignment gave me the opportunity to spotlight other artists I admire and do some professional writing. It was wonderful! They were so lovely to work with and I am looking forward to future projects with them. You can also check out all of my artists features here:

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