The Newington Art League’s 2015 Members Spring Show will take place in the Newington Town Hall Lobby from April 22 – May 16. The opening reception will be Wednesday April 22nd from 5 pm – 8 pm and will include a bake sale fundraiser to benefit the Newington Art League Scholarship Fund.
Members may enter 2 pieces no larger than 20″ x 30″ to the Newington Town Hall lobby on Wednesday, April 15 between 2 – 3 pm. Artwork must be properly wired for hanging and must remain for the duration of the show. The entry fee is $10 per piece. The show will be judged by Joanne Bauer, PhD and prizes will be awarded.
Joanne Bauer’s BIOGRAPHY:
An Elected Artist of the West Hartford Art League, JoAnne Bauer is also a judge for the National Arts Program in Hartford and serves on the Advisory Council of Art Connection Studio at Arbor Arts Center. Currently, she is a member of CT Women Artists (with art exhibit at Bradley Airport) and was previously juried into the Canton Artists Cooperative; the Women Artists Collective; and the former Artworks Gallery, where she served as a Board Member.
Having studied art in courses at Brown and New York Universities, Pratt Institute, Hartford Art School, the Arts Students’ League, Central Connecticut State University and in numerous workshops, JoAnne was juried into more than 75 exhibits over a decade. Among her local instructors were Paul Zimmerman, Lloyd Glasson, Hannah Libman, Christine Breslin, Melissa Meredith, and Martha Galuszka.
For many years Vice President of the Hartford Critical and Creative Thinking Center, more recently, she coordinated Third Sunday Arts in her West End neighborhood; had artwork featured on a Hartford Courant’s iTowns cover; and served as host of ART TALKS, a monthly interview show for West Hartford Community TV.
In 2014, she published her full-length poetry collection, Drawn Parallels, as well as a chapbook, Dances with Masks and Mirrors for Finishing Line Press, and was a contest judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. In July, Butler-McCook House of CT Landmarks hosted her solo art show where all proceeds from her art and book sales were contributed to her fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
With a doctorate from NYU in Communication Arts and Technology, JoAnne also holds advanced degrees in special education leadership, psychology of religion and philosophy. She is an academic book co-author (Cambridge University Press) and has been honored as a special education director, and for her scholarship and research, nonprofit leadership, environmental activism, events & publicity coordination, mixed media visual art, camerawork, and poetry.