Cultural Events

SCAN Planning Spring Juried Show, Artist's Demo

Published: June 05, 2018 at 12:00 am


The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) has a pair of special events planned for upcoming weeks.
The group will present its 48th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale June 8-16. It will also host an artist's demo on Wednesday, June 13.

The spring show and sale will be in the lower meeting room of Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. Receiving is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, from 3 to 6 pm, in the meeting room. Members and nonmembers are invited to submit works for consideration. Artists are limited to two pieces.

The show will feature original works not previously included in a SCAN exhibition, and it will include oils; watercolors; acrylics; pastels; graphics; mixed media, including collage; prints; and sculpture. Visit for the prospectus.

Jurors for selection and awards are nationally known artists Chris Ivers, Robert Lenz, and Christopher Magadini.

The annual Larry Newquist Award for Excellence/Best in Show prize for $600 and numerous other prizes (totaling $1,200) will be given for outstanding work at the show reception, which will take place on Sunday, June 10, from 2 to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served during the reception.

The Juried Art Show & Sale will then remain on view during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 8 pm; Friday, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, noon to 5 pm. The exhibition can be viewed any time the meeting room is not in use.

The 2018 show co-chairs are Katherine Adams (203-885-9302) and Claudia Downey (203-938-3699).


SCAN juried show -- Three Lemons oil by Willvonseder

"Three Lemons," an oil painting by Lisa Willvonder, is the signature work for this year's SCAN Juried Show & Sale. The exhibition will be at C.H. Booth Library June 8-16.

SCAN program pvw -- Vaughn Woods by Dubreuil

"Vaughn Woods, Hallowell" is a watercolor on paper by Diane Dubreuil, who will be the guest artist for The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown on June 13. The scene, according to the artist's website, is within a rustic 240-acre nature preserve in Maine.


Artist's Demonstration

On Wednesday, June 13, SCAN will host one of its monthly artist's demonstration programs at Newtown Meeting House.

Diane Dubreuil will demonstrate landscape painting with watercolors and describe her experiences as a plein air artist at 7:30 that evening. Ms Dubreuil has recently participated in several plein air paint outs that may be of interest to those wishing to include painting as part of their travel experiences.

The program will take place in the lower level of the meeting house, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). It is open to the public, free of charge.

Ms Dubreuil was raised in Maine and spent a great deal of time outdoors. She has been a practicing watercolor most of her adult life, and she paints primarily in plein air.

She currently resides in New Milford and oversees Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, a co-op fine art gallery located in the historic railroad station in New Milford. The gallery shows the works of about 25 regional artists and artisans.

Ms Dubreuil is a signature member of the International Plein Air Painters Worldside, a signature member of New England Watercolor Society, a member of CT Plein Air Painters, and she participates in several regional plein air organizations.

Reservations are not needed for SCAN programs, but additional information is available by contacting Ruth Newquist at 203-426-6654 or or visiting


C.H. Booth Library (host of SCAN's 48th Annual Juried SPring Art Show & Sale)

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Newtown Meeting House (host of SCAN Artist's Demonstration with Diana Dubreuil)

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