May Oxford Cultural Arts Commission ~ First Place in the Festival of Arts the weekend of 5/19-21; Winners Circle show proceeding.

Demonstration of Pet Portraiture at the event held at Oxford Town Hall CT from 2-4 on 5/20/17

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 June 11th 2017   DAWS 28th annual Walk for Animals  10-1pm

roxy copyrightThe Municipal Center ~ One School Street,  Bethel, CT 06801

Portraits by ShawnaLee will be at the 28th annual DAWS Walk for Animals to answer any questions about commissioning a portrait, offering a demonstration, and for photographing her next subjects! Portrait portfolio books will be on display as well as a poster on the creation of the Greeting Room Mural.

Registration | 10:00 AM

Walk kick-off | 11:00 AM

Your can help DAWS save lives by supporting their Walk for Animals. This fundraising walkathon helps to raise money to provide shelter, food, medical care, and love to animals in need. Register today, then set up your personal fundraising page and help DAWS reach their $50,000 goal. Setting up a page is simple. Just follow the instructions provided after you complete your registration.

Register and start fundraising today through!

The Walk for Animals is a non-competitive leisurely walk for the entire family. In addition to fundraising, the event features vendors, raffles, games, and more, making it a fun day for everyone.

ROXBURY Congregational Church Art at the Meeting House

Friday, June 17: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 18: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 19: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

2017 Juried Art Show

12th Annual – “Art at the Meetinghouse”

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 16-18, 2017

Juried Art Show and Sale

Opening Night Reception 6-9 pm – Awards at 7:30 pm.

Wine and refreshments – meet the artists!

All sales benefit the mission outreach of the congregation.

Friday, June 16, 2017: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 18, 2017: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Portraits by ShawnaLee will have two works for sale:
Gunther Family Charcoal Portrait $1200
Aggie Oil $500

your invitedAugust 12th Arts in the Garden @ Pine Meadow Gardens

Saturday August 12th 2017 ~ A special event fundraiser for Arts Escape of Southbury!  Pine Meadow Gardens will host a lovely Self-Guided Home and Garden tour from 1-5 while members of Arts Escape demonstrate landscape painting and CSOPA board member, ShawnaLee will demonstrate a portrait during the Home and Garden Tour.  Guests may bid on a portrait for the chance to win.  The evening event from 5-10pm will feature dinner in the Garden and Concert with cellist, Sergey Antonov and Pianist, Ilya Kasantsev indoors.

Daytime Garden Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on August 12
Evening Event – $150

For tickets and more information, please visit:

October 2017 Portrait Show at Arts Escape featuring CSOPA artists

October 1, 2 pm – 4 pm SPF17 Opening Reception, Awards, Holiday Giving , and Matching Program – See 30 original fine art portraits and meet the artists. Special events include Holiday Portrait Gift Certificates, and a Matching Program for anyone wishing to model for one our artists during the month of October. Pre-registration for the Match Program is FREE and gives you priority selection of an artist. For additional information and to pre-register, click this link:
October 28, Saturday Multiple Match Unveilings and Closing Ceremony 12-1pm – See the original head and shoulder portraits created for this event. Free and open to the public.

October 2017  Portraits of Children and Adults

Terryville Public Library

Gunthers with Grandchildren extra contrastGabby 1 - Copy“Tender Moments, a collection of Portraits of Children and Adults” and a collection of handwoven Grapevine Bowls and Baskets will be on view at the Terryville Public Library for the month of October 2017. Each portrait will have a little story for library patrons to discover and read. ShawnaLee hopes to involve the community in a greater awareness of the art of portraiture.

The Grapevine Bowls will be featured in the glass display cases.

The Terryville Library is a public library serving the Town of Plymouth, which includes the villages of Terryville and Pequabuck. The beginning of the Terryville Library dates back to 1839, during the Presidency of Martin Van Buren, when thirty citizens of the Town of Plymouth organized a private subscription library. The
Vision of the Terryville Public Library is to significantly improve the lives of our community.

Anyone driving through the area will notice the gorgeous stone houses, church, and round porches scattered among the farmhouses of this historic town.

The Mission of the Terryville Library is to be a dynamic hub supporting the process of learning through knowledge, conversation and community. The library has a long list of values!

Library Hours

Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 – 8:00, Thursday, 10:00 – 6:00, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00. Closed Saturdays July – Labor Day. Sunday- CLOSED.

October  Annual Benefit TBA

JANUARY SweetHeart Special ~ 11x14 Charcoal Pet Portrait $225 + tax. Deposit and your photo references needed to begin.