Academic Artists Association
65th Annual National Exhibition
of Contemporary Realism

May 3 – 22, 2015

Vernon Community Art Center
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Connecticut

(Posted 4/20/15) - All accepted submissions have been posted (jump to list)
Please see the revised calendar of dates to remember below.

Vernon Community Art Center

DATES TO REMEMBER (revised)

CD Postmark Deadline March 14, 2015 Closed
Notification (CD entries) Mar 23, 2015  
Shipping Deadline April 11, 2015  
Hand Delivery April 11, 2015 10am - 2pm
Hand deliver to the Vernon Art Center
709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon CT
Or follow shipping instructions on prospectus
Notification: accepted/declined/awards April 19, 2015  
Accepted/declined entries will be posted on this website
Pick up of declined work April 25, 2015 10am - 2pm
Opening Reception May 3, 2015 1 - 4pm
Awards announced at 2pm
Exhibition closes May 22, 2015 4pm
Artwork removal May 23, 2015 10am - 2pm

2014 jurors, Jeremiah Patterson and Fred Wessel
2014 jurors, Fred Wessel and Jeremiah Patterson

2015 JURY OF SELECTION AND AWARDS

Deborah Lazar, artist (juror for 2015)

Deborah Lazar, Artist

Plein air artist Deborah Lazar is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and Academic Artists Association. Her work has appeared in American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine. Her paintings were included in the 2014 Oil Painters of America and Academic Artists Association exhibitions, as well as the 2014 Hudson Valley Art Association show. She has studied with a number of internationally known artists, including Jeremy Lipking, Scott Christensen, Dave Santillanes, Susan Lyon, Clayton Beck and Nancy Guzik.

Visit Deborah's website: www.deborahlazar.com


Stanley Maltzman, Artist & Educator

Stanley Maltzman, artist, educator (juror for 2015)

Landscape artist, author and educator, Stanley Maltzman works in a variety of media, most often pastel, watercolor or charcoal. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Audubon Artist, the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Academic Artists Association. His work is represented in many collections including the U.S. Coast Guard Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently acquired three of his works as well as a copy of his book Drawing Nature.

Learn more about Stanley Maltzman here.


List of Accepted Submissions (digital and walk-in)

STEINMEYER,JOAN, - "KAYLEE"
BAYLISS,JUDITH - "BIRCHES"
FLAHIVE,MARIE - "LOOKING IN"
HENRY,LISA - "NO TRESPASSING"
REGINA,LYND - "SUMMERTIME BLUES"
MCINNES,PATRICIA - "GRANDPA CAN FIX ANYTHING"
URBANOWICZ,PENNY - "LOVE YOU, NANTUCKET"
BOSWORTH,SUSAN - "LEMONS IN PLAID"
LAROCHE,RICHARD - "SHORE LACE"
GILLETTE,DOUGLAS - "HOLDING BACK TIME"
TOMASETTI,JOHN - "IRISES AND BARNWOOD"
GRAVES,MICHAEL - "DEEP SNOW"
WILDA,STEVE - "DEARLY DEPARTED"
SUPONSKI,KAREN - "NO PLACE LIKE HOME"
DENPHY,DEBRA - "BAILY"
SINACOLA,LINDA - "WINTER AFTERNOON"
SCHIRMEIER,BEVERLY - "BRIDGE OF TIDES"
LUSSIER,BARBARA - "PLEASANT VALLEY"
HAMLIN,STEVE - "SHAKER BARN WINDOW STUDY"
STAIGER,BIVENNE HARVEY - "ROBIN IN THE COTTONWOODS"
MICHON,NANCY C. - "A BATH IN THE GREEN POOL"
LAFORGE,MARY - "EGGPLANT, DAISIES & DELPHINIUM"
MEYERS,ROBERT - "WHITE BARN"
RUPP,MARYANNE - "BACK OF THE BAY"
FINK,ROSEMARY - "BATTENBURG BLUES"
GRANT,PHILLIP - "THE STORYTELLER"
SCHOLZ,ART - "ANOTHER SNOW DAY"
CONNELL,NEIL - "HEIRLOOMS"
BARRIENTOS,JANE - "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL"
RHOADES,ELIZABEHT - "CHISMES"
DOUCETTE,GERARDE - "SAMSON"
SHANE,SHAUNA - "SUMMER LOVE"
NOONAN,MARY - "ASLEEP"
COOKE BUNNELL,NANCY - "GROWTH - GREENHOUSE"
CORREIA,PETER - "GUARDING NANTUCKET"
IVERS,CHRISTINE - "TICKET TO RIDE"
MASSEY,BONNIE - "FIELD AT REST"
LOSEE,JOAN - "STILL LIFE"
BIRD,ROBERT - "LIGHT IN THE FOREST"
NOREIKA,ROBERT - "SPRING RUN-OFF"
ISRAEL,KAREN - "CLEARING THE CYLINDERS"
SINKEZ,MICHELE - "TYLER"
MAULUCCI,ANN - "ENTWINED"
HARHAY,ANNE - "ROCK FORMS AND SURF"
MILLER,JANET - "FAMILY PORTRAIT"
GOLDSTEIN,JUDITH E. - "FIJIAN VILLAGE ELDER"
WALTERS,ALEXANDRA - "TURBAN SQUASH"
VAN DER LEEDEN,MARC - "SUNSET IN FLORIDA"
MALEC,LYNN M. - "SUNSET FARM"
LECUYER,GARY - "BRIDGE OVER CHARLEMONT"
LAPALME,MICHELE - "SUMMER GARDEN, AMELIA PARK"
WEISBACH,JONATHAN - "LILY"
ROMELL,ARTEMIS - "LIFE ON THE BEACH"
WEISBACH,PAUL - "DARTMOUTH STREET"
FERNALD,NANCY - "POTTERY, PLUMS AND PEARS"
SHAW,DONNA - "WINDSOR'S STONE BEAUTY"
CHRISTIAN,DIANE CASWELL - "BLUE HOSTA"
COLLINS,BARBARA - "ROAD TO MIDDLEFIELD"
BACH,DEL-BOUREE - "GONE FISHIN'"
ACOSTA,RALPH - "CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME"
GROSSKORTENHAUS,JUDY - "PEACEFUL EASY FEELING"
PLATAIS,MARIS - "THE OLD APPLE TREE"
CRIMMIN,CINDY - "CONCORD RIVER FIELDS"
ROGAN,MICHAEL - "RUNNING STREAM"
LILLING,LINDA - "EVENING"
AESCHLIMAN,DIANE - "THE BLUE ROBE"
LEONARD,MARY - "ALL IN THE FAMILY"
KACZYNSKI,DEBRA - "SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE"
TYLER,DAWN - "THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN"
LABORDE,LINDA - "MICHELLE & HENRY THE FONZ WINKLER"
LASTOFF,LINDA - "MAGICAL PLACE"
MCGINNIS,JO - "IN BEN'S GARDEN"
KUSIAK,ANNE - "WYBEN HAFLINGERS"
DENEHY,JO-ANN - "ASCENSION"
PHANEUF,BEVERLY - "OVERCAST"
CORRIVEAU,BEVERLEE - "YELLOW ROSES"
KERN,JEFF - "ANCESTRY DOT COM"
JORDAN-BAHOSH,SHARON - "OLDE TIMER PUB"
WRONA,LYNN - "GOOD FORTUNE"
WETTLAUFER,HEATHER - "WHITE ORCHID"
DENDLER,DEBORAH - "SHOPPER"
BOISVERT,MICKEY - "TEVIS AND THE FOX"
HALETKY,BECKY - "JAVA"
FREIDMAN,DEBORAH - "THE TRANSPARENCY OF SUMMER"
LAIRD-LAGASSEE,JANET - "WOODS"
FREIDMANN,LAUREL B - "ANATOMY OF A WEDDING DRESS"
CRAUMER,ELIZABETH - "RISE AND SHINE"
CALLAHAN,MARY - "TUSCAN FARMHOUSE"
SMITH,JEANNE ROSIER - "SPRING SWELL"
BATES,SERENA - "DREAMER"
MONIZ,JOSEPH - "REVERIE"
KOSSOW,CRISTINE - "BUTTON, BUTTON, WHO'S GOT THE BUTTON?"
TORAK,THOMAS - "FESTIVA MAXIMA"
CAGGIANO,JOHN - "BREAK TIME"
LANE,JOAN E - "IN THREE PART HARMONY"
FENG,Z. L. - "RISING"
HILL,NANCY J - "MAGNOLIAS"
SMYTHE,NATALIE - "BACKWARD GLANCE"
GROFF,BARBARA - "NATURE'S WEAVER"
BLENCOWE,JAN - "OCTOBER DUSK"
REGOPOULOS,LISA - "REFUGE"
CARLSON,RACHEL - "TEMPEST IN A TEACUP"
ENGEL,ANDREW - "LINDA'S MONA LISA SMILE"
FARINA,MARK - "SPRING GREEN"
SCHROEDER,KEVIN - "BOOTS"
MORDASOV,VICTOR - "STILL LIFE WITH LEMON AND WINE"
BODNAR,CHRISTINE - "AT TWILIGHT"
MEHLMAN,LYNNE B. - "PEONIES, ROSES & RIBBON"
SCALTRETO,DAWN EVANS - "ATLAS STAR"
SCHNEIDER,WILLIAM - "BUD AT 92"
TENCZA,FRANK - "MY BACK PAGES"
WAKEEN,SANDRA - "THE ATLANTIS STORY"

Thank you to all who entered.