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Great Turnout for Opening Reception of NBMAA Juried Exhibition (New Britain, CT)

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Yesterday was the opening of the 45th Annual Nor’easter at the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) and the museum was packed!  Even Governor Malloy was there to support the arts and see the show. All three of SAQA-CT's participating artists (Phyllis Small, Catherine Whall Smith and Kate Themel) attended the reception, which began at 1pm.  Anna Tufankjian, who has been very involved with exhibitions at the New Britain Museum, was also there to support her fellow artists in Connecticut.(Photos by C.W.Smith) Visitors at NBMAA included Governor Dannel Malloy Phyllis SmallCatherine Whall SmithKate ThemelThe exhibition was juried by Sharon Butler (Artist and Author of the Art Blog Two Coats of Paint).  A printed statement about selecting artwork for NOR'EASTER was posted on the wall, offering visitors an interesting look inside Butler's mindset as the juror.  It reads in part, "It seems to me imperative that an artist demonstrate aesthetic maturity to have work displ…