Marlborough Arts Center opens its 7th Annual “Artist Members Show” with a full house

The Marlborough Arts Center kicked off their annual Fall event with an opening

reception on Friday, September 20th. Every year the artist members are able to enter
their best paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography, fiber arts, and jewelry in this show.
Many at the opening said the art this year was the best yet.

And this year, besides the usual refreshments and enthusiasm about the announcement
of winners, there were door prizes for the attendees and cash awards for the winners.
Artists and photographers from Marlborough, East Hampton, Hebron, Colchester,
Glastonbury, Columbia, and even as far away as Cheshire are exhibiting their work
there. So, the Gallery was filled to capacity with them, their friends and families, for this
7th year in their own gallery at the 231 N. Main Street location in Marlborough.

Hopefully, many people from surrounding towns will stop by on the weekends that the
show is running to view the works and learn about the artists. Many of the works on
display are for sale, with 20{eba5a16469fb4a7f18f8ea69c1431b00c5f2da579f8ac6bd75c322ccea0d0754} going to the Arts Center to continue its art and cultural
programs for the community. This is a good way for art enthusiasts to get local art from
local artists. Also learn about the benefits of becoming a member, or just volunteer to
help with a few hours of time. The display cases are filled with samples from classes,
especially the “Characters in Clay”, and there will be information about the new Fall
classes. In addition, the Arts Center is planning a new walk-in open studio, “Tuesdays at
2” – which will start in October where participants can drop in with any project,
beverage and a snack, and connect with other artists, sharing their tips and Art news for
a low studio fee. Occasionally teachers will pop in to give encouragement and critiques.

The show will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through October 27th from 1-4pm.
There is ample parking, wheelchair access, full amenities, and the location is just down
North Main from Sadler’s Restaurant and the Shoppes at Marlborough Country Barn.
So a trip to the Art Show can easily be combined with shopping or dining. And the trees
along the lake this time of year provide nice fall color for quick photos; some of which
might turn up in next year’s scheduled photography show.

Marlborough Arts Center is a regional non-profit center for fine arts, performing arts,
and fine crafts. For more information about upcoming events, classes, open studios, and
its monthly 4th Friday @ the Arts Café live performances, visit,
LIKE them on facebook: Marlborough Arts Center, or call 860-295-8389. Also inquire
about gallery or classroom rentals.

1st Place Fine Art – Jim Grabowski

winner - 1st place


2nd Place Fine Art – Bob Bavier

winner - 2nd place


3rd Place Fine Art – Bob Desaulnier

winner - 3rd place


Best 3-Dimensional Art – Albert D’Antonio



winner - 3 dimensional


Best Photography – Mark Hall

winner - photography


Althea Harris Award for Creativity – Kristen Walsh



winner - creativity