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Maria C. Friscia’s oil painting, Morning Sunlight Bursting was accepted into the Stamford Art Association’s “42nd Faber Birren National Color Show”, Townhouse Gallery in person and online. The exhibit will run from Dec. 11 – Jan.19. Reception: Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 – 6 pm.

Leigh Grant is pleased to announce the publication of her historical novel on adventure, masking and disguise, and romance in 15th century Venice and the Balkans, Mask of Dreams, is on Amazon. 

Doris Mady’s painting It Will Pass won 1st Place at the New Rochelle Art Association’s 107th Annual Juried Show in the acrylics/oil category.

Also, Doris’ painting Daytime Moon with Evening Shadows has won another Talent Prize Award from the Art Show International Gallery’s juried “OPEN” Competition for Nov/Dec. This same painting won in their October “COLOR” competition. Artists from 35 countries won in one of six prize categories.

Both Daytime Moon with Evening Shadows and the accompanying painting of New Mexico called, Pedernal Vista will compete in the Adolph Grant Award Show 2022 held at the New Rochelle Art Association, from Dec. 12 – Jan 7, 2023 at the New Rochelle Library, 1 Library Plaza.

Both Doris Mady and Margaret Esmé Simon have works that were accepted into the Golden jubilee 50th Anniversary Art Show, Fundraiser, and Silent Auction at the Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT. The show runs from Dec. 3 -11 and will also be available online.

Dates and Hours:
Dec. 3, 6, 7, 9 & 10: 10 am – 5 pm.
Dec. 4 and 11: 1 pm – 5 pm.
Sunday, Dec. 11: Closing Reception - 3 - 5 pm.
Dec. 5 and 8: 10am – 8 pm.

Doris’ oil painting is We’ll Be There Soon and Margaret’s pastel portrait is Tara in a Red Robe.

Mady / Simon

Roberta Seret
is very proud to share the news about this important literary award she received for the three books in her Transylvanian Trilogy. She is the Gold Medal Winner for “Best Series” in the Indie Book Awards, 2022!

Reminder from National:
Vinnie Ream Competition Call for Submissions in Art, Letters and Music 
Submissions now being accepted. Closes March 30, 2023.
Read the attached information for submission and click the link below to go directly to the original information and submission form.
Vinnie Ream Medal – Call for Submissions – National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (

Click on the link for more information. Cost: $40 per submission.

Hint of the Month

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling