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Brian McClear of West Hartford Awarded ‘Best in Show’ in Regional Exhibit

Brian McClear's 'Water Melon' was awarded Best in Show. Submitted image

West Hartford artist Brian McClear is the ‘Best in Show’ winner at the West Hartford Art League’s regional exhibit.

‘Budding Tower’ by Donna Namnoum. Submitted image


Brian McClear of West Hartford was recently awarded Best of Show in the West Hartford Art Leagues’ 13th annual regional exhibit CT+6 for his oil painting ” Water Melon.”

CT+6  was open to artists from Connecticut as well as New York and all of New England. This year’s juror was Tula Telfair, a painter and Professor of Art at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

McClear was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a one person exhibit in one of the West Hartford Art Leagues two galleries. Sixty-nine works of art, in all mediums, were accepted into this exhibit out of over 500 entries that were submitted.

Donna Namnoum of Canton was awarded second prize for her ceramic piece, “Budding Tower,” and Richard Kudler of New Hampshire was awarded third prize for his fused glass piece, “Convergence of Diversity.”

The exhibit is on display through Oct. 11 in the Saltbox and Clubhouse Galleries located at 37 Buena Vista Rd.   Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Masks are required and only eight people are allowed to enter the gallery at one time.

The exhibit can also be viewed on the West Hartford Art League’s website at http://westhartfordart.org/2020ct6 and http://westhartfordart.org/ct6-2020-2.

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‘Convergence of Diversity’ by Richard Kudler

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