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Maria C. Friscia’s photography, Rose from My Garden

Barbara Ehrentreu’s poem, “Sunflowers Are Free” will be published in Int’l Beat Poetry Foundation Goddess Anthology 2022: Poets Celebrating Women, soon to be published by New Generation Beat Publications. 

Maria C. Friscia’s photography, Rose from My Garden was accepted into the Photography & Sculpture Juried Exhibition 2022 at Rowayton Art Center. The exhibit will run until August 28.

The summer issue of The Pen Woman announced their awards for the 2022 Biennial Art and Letters Competition. Congratulations to:
Letters:
Catherine Cushman Leach Poetry Award, Honorable Mention to Leigh Grant for November Sky
Marjorie Davies Roller Nonfiction, 2nd Place to Anita Kiera for Walking On Water

Art Competition Merit Award:
Barbara O’Shea for her photo What Is Next?

Through August 2, Doris Mady will have her 12” x 16” painting, Shining Sea, [below left] up for auction on Instagram’s @FairShareArt in support of women’s reproductive rights. This auction structure is a 50/50 split - a designated nonprofit of the purchaser’s choice gets 50% of the final bid price, and the artist receives the other 50%. 

Doris Mady paintings

Until August 20th, Doris will have two small works [above top and bottom right] at the New Rochelle Art Association’s show “Y.O. Meets New Ro” (aka Blue Door of Yonkers Meets New Rochelle). Her paintings are: At Rest (8” x 10”) and Tickling The Shore (5” x 7”). The exhibit will be at the New Rochelle Library.

In July, Doris also won two awards at the New Rochelle Artist Association’s Jules Bauer Award show: Third Place for Tall Birches and Honorable Mention for Red Rage.

Doris Mady paintings
Arlene Mark's new book, The Year Without A Summer. A Novel.


Arlene Mark
is already gaining great praise for her new book, The Year Without A Summer. A Novel. While looking at war, natural disasters and family hardships through the eyes of eighth graders, Jamie and Clara remind readers that children are much more perceptive than meets the eye. Published by Spark Press, it will go on sale August 16th.

 “… A compelling blend of a teenage romance and a tale of attempting to make a difference in the world at large…A well-balanced and wide-ranging story for young readers.” —Kirkus Reviews

Roberta Seret will be having a speaking event at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave., 203-899- 2780) on August 5 at Noon at the Library, hosted by Cynde Lahey for their “All Author” talk. Best to call and see if RSVP is needed.

She will talk of Transylvanian Trilogy - giving an update of Romania's history and role with Ukraine in the War with Russia. The Trilogy has won six awards.

Transylvanian Trilogy



Hint of the Month

For watercolor plein-air painting, to make sure pigments won’t dry too quickly, honey-based pigments may be your best choice.