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At the bottom of this page you will find our TCAA CALENDAR with our ongoing agenda. It will show you the dates and places of our Tuesdays Open Studio Plein Air sites and what demonstrators are coming. The Tuesday Painters is open to all TCAA members, but really, consider joining us if you're not a member yet!
For only $30. a year you get to join in in a lot of inspiration, outdoor painting, exhibits, cameraderie and MORE.
We are artists in every stage of creating. From the 'just beginning' to quite advanced. We love to paint and do whatever kind of creating we can. From beautiful scenes to still lifes to figure drawing to abstracted arts. You'll hear about upcoming exhibits. We'll feel your joy in winning awards as well as that awful feeling of (unnecessary) rejection we just can't help feeling if we don't get an award. We're simply a "works in progress".
TCAA Info Brochure and Member Application
(CLICK HERE to view TCAA's Brochure and Member Application)
We were sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and fellow artist, Maris Iverson
A Brief history - She was in the military and then became an art teacher. And after retirement we got to know her. We could always count on her to help critique our work as well as seeing what beautiful artworks she produced. Although she lived to the ripe age of 98 we will still feel her loss. 1918-2016
Tues. Painters is in it's Indoor Open Studio mode.
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We all meet around 9:00 at the Tolland Art Center, 22 Tolland Green for indoor painting. Bring your own art supplies and ideas, lunch and drinks.
This is an open studio, everyone does their own thing.
We can relax in the glow of a couple of hours of painting, sketching, photographing whatever. Wonderful opportunity to both beginner and advanced artists. The tea kettle will be on! Contact Ronnie for more information
The TCAA's 27th Annual Open Art Show is again be held at the South Windsor Library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue, S.Windsor, CT. Show dates are for the month of November 2016.
CASH PRIZES are given for Best of Show, First, Second, Third - Oil/Acrylic, First, Second, Third - Watercolor, First, Second, Third - Other Media as well as several Honorable Mentions.
Additional awards include the June Linton Award (for most expressive), the Peg Winther Award (for most original) and the newly named Maris Iverson Award (Judges choice) in honor of our lately deceased friend and fellow artist.
Reception will be held in the Friends Room Sunday, November 6 from 2-4. Awards will be given at that time. Bring your friends and family, it's a great show!
UPDATE WE have a beautiful display of the very talented artworks of our local artists in the Friends Room. Please feel free to go see it, it's well worth the trip in to South Windsor
To see who won, please CLICK HERE
The 66th Annual Members' Show was held at the lovely Hall Memorial Library in Ellington in June.
This is an exhibit for TCAA Members that we've had since our beginnings over 66 years ago. Art is an ongoing, growing, inspirational and skilled talent amongst so many of us local people.
Joan Burbank did a fantastic job organizing the show and getting the many prizes. She had some great helpers that helped hang the show, brought food and did other jobs. Thank you all!
We have fun and several useful door prize gifts valuing several hundreds of dollars are raffled off. This show is not juried, so you could enter any wall hung media that you have done.
66 YEARS! Can you believe it!
This show is the backbone of Tolland County Art Association in it's mission of providing fine arts and exhibits in a local environment.
WINNERS OF THE 'PAINTING OF THE MONTH'
1) Dee Volkert, displaying at Monet's Table, Tolland
2) Dorothy Reiss, displaying at Tolland Library
3) Liz Cook, displaying at Hall Mem. Library Ellington
4) Rhea Sutter, displaying at Stafford Library
Heidi is looking for artist exhibitors to show their work at Monet's Table Restaurant in Tolland Ct. Monet's Table is a fine dining restaurant with great meals. They are open for Lunch, weekend brunch and catering. And.. they have wonderful art which they hang on their dining room walls by local artists. Each of the 2 dining rooms will hold 5-9 paintings. Work is exhibited for 2 months at a time. Artwork does sell and she does not take a commission. Artwork should be appropriate to all age groups and suitable for restaurant patrons to enjoy. You do not have to be a TCAA member to exhibit. Please contact Heidi Ludwig with inquiries.
Art Center East (ACE) , 709 Hartford Tnpk, Vernon, CT
LOTS happening here
They Have on going children's and adult classes in painting, writing, pastels. Lots of Art Exhibits, plays and more.
Be on the lookout in upcoming emails, as well as in our local newspapers for the many art related exhibits and events that are happening at this new art venue. Very exciting!
There have been and will be more upcoming gallery hung art shows. The space is beautiful and the quality of art that have been shown and awarded prizes are just great!
They also have a variety of plays and music venues.
See their website for information about upcoming shows.
TCAA is sending out monthly emails with updated news and events in a Newsletter form. There are lots & lots of art news such as exhibits to display in, galleries, call to artist events, outdoor painting, field trips and much more. If you'd like to get TCAA's new monthly emails, please contact HeidiOf course, rest assured, you're email stays only with TCAA
Tolland County Art Association has been around for over 66 years drawing artists, art lovers and those who want to learn art for many generations. To learn more about TCAA, please contact Joan, Heidi, Susan or Ronnie, we'd love to tell you more.
Also to download a copy of our brochure please