Awards, Exhibitions & Publications
January ~ Washington Artist’s Association Members Show “In loving memory of Eric Sebastian Marsden”
January ~ One person show: Pet Portraits and Horses at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
January ~ Susan Wakeen Fine Art Award from the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists for “Is this Sarah James Eddy?” & “Hope’s Vision – Evan Elliot” Classic Portraiture in a Digital Age at the Greenwich Arts Council
- October – Honorable Mention for “Sophie – Dreaming of Home” Richter Association for the Arts Juried Members Show & Sale
- September~Bethlehem Fair: Second Place Award for “Sophie finding home” Oil; Third Place Award for “Miss Ginger” in Graphite; Honorable Mention for “Baby Callen” in Charcoal.
- May~Funky Stuff the Collective Group Art Show & sale. “Roxie, Aggie, Jessie, BonnieLass, & Pug”
- May ~ Watertown Art League Juried Art Show: “Sophie” & “Reaching for Carrots”
- May ~ Richter Association for the Arts Members Show WON award of Excellence for “Vaughan” in Charcoal
- April ~ Funky Stuff the Collective LLC, art show and sale.
- April ~ SCAN’s member’s show and spring sale
- February-March “Color in Winter” art show & sale. The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown CT
- November~Instructor’s show at Arts Escape in Southbury
- Connecticut Magazine’s Gift Guide ~ December 2017 ~ “Aggie” small Oil Painting ~
- October ~ Portrait Show at Terryville Public Library
- October ~ Richter Association for the Arts
- October Honorable Mention ~ Southbury Portrait Festival 2017 ~ Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists ~ “Gabriella” Charcoal on cream
- September First Place ~ Bethlehem Fair ~ “MRA afternoon with Striped clouds” ~ Vintage Soft Pastels
- August ~ Bridgewater Fair Art Show
- August~ en plein air demonstration at Pine Meadows benefit for Arts Escape
- June ~ Portraits on view at Roxbury Congregational church’s Art at the Meeting House
- June ~ Portraits on view @ SCAN’s art show
- May ~ Demonstration of an Acrylic painting OCAC
- Winner’s circle ~ Oxford Town Hall’s meeting room
- First Place Award ~ Miss Ginger in Graphite ~ OCAC FACE ~ Oxford CT
- May ~ Oxford Cultural Arts Commission Juried Art Show: FACE: Festival of Arts, Culture and Entertainment to be held at the Oxford Town Hall Meeting room.
- May ~ Watertown Art League Juried Art Show
- May ~ Richter Association for the Arts Members Show
- May/June ~Front Cover Illustration for Connecticut Horse Magazine
- May ~ Brookfield Town Hall~ Capturing moments ~ a collection of portraits of adults and children.
- April 27 ~ Promotional Invitational Event at JCREW and CREWCUTS of New Canaan CT.
- April ~ Brookfield Town Hall ~ Capturing moments ~ a collection of portraits of adults and children.
- April ~ Plainville Public Library ~ a different collection of Pet Portraits than the show held in February.
- April/May ~ illustrations in Massachusetts Horse Magazine pages 7,8,9,10 and my ad on page 55.
- March/April ~ illustration in Connecticut Horse Magazine page 24
- February ~ Plainville Public Library ~ A collection of Pet Portraits
- February ~ Terryville Public Library ~ Tender Moments, a collection of cats, dogs and horses; Grapevine Baskets are in the display case.
- January ~ Cheshire Public Library ~ Pet Portraits on view. Demonstration during reception.
- January Issue Connecticut Horse Magazine ~ page 32 & 45; feature of Charcoal drawing of Esther Woll Fiddes Morgan gelding, Pokey Connecticut Horse Magazine
- December ~ Howard Whittemore Memorial Library ~ Naugatuck CT ~ Family Treasures Portraiture
- Connecticut Magazine’s Gift Guide ~ December 2016 ~ Furry Friends: Charcoal Pet Portraits
- Honorable Mention ~ Richter Association for the Arts ~ Charcoal “Nancy’s Mom with Baby Jonathan”
- Professional Division BEST of SHOW realism art ~ Bethlehem Fair ~ Oil painting: “Heading Out” (Nancy’s Mom, Amelia Koziol – married name Amelia Dzija)
- First Place ~ Bethlehem Fair ~ Vintage Soft Pastel: “The Flag at the Middlebury Recreation Area”
- Second Place ~ Bethlehem Fair ~ Charcoal: “Gunther Family Treasures”
- Winner’s circle ~ Oxford Town Hall’s meeting room
- Kitty Princess Tortellini Memorial Award ~Oxford Cultural Arts Commission Oxford CT ~ Oil: “Aggie”
- People’s Choice Award ~Funky Stuff the Collective~ Oakville CT~ Oil: “Concho”
- April 6, 2016 Portrait Winner Voices The Gallery pg 67
- February 23, 2016 The Nutmeg Collective Shop Spotlight on Portraits by ShawnaLee
- February 6, 2016 Guest on Pound Posse Presents CT TV Comcast channel 13; Frontier channel 99. Pound Posse Presents Portraits by ShawnaLee
- Second place ~ Richter Association of the Arts~ Charcoal “Gabriella”
- Blessing at St Georges Episcopal Church~ Middlebury CT
- One Person Show ~ Oxford Town Hall ~ Oxford CT
- Hidden Acres Night of Caring Demonstrator~ Mattatuck Museum ~ Waterbury CT
- One Person Show ~ Beacon Falls Public Library ~ Beacon Falls CT
- The Artists Path Gallery~ Litchfield CT
- Childhood Portraits Our Children Our Future~ CSOPA ~ Lockwood Mathew Mansion Museum ~ Norwalk CT
- Watertown Art League Juried art show ~ Middlebury Public Library~ Middlebury CT
- Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue Juried Art Show ~ Deep River CT
- Art at the meeting house ~ Roxbury Congregational Church~ Roxbury CT
- Kitty Princess Tortellini Memorial Award~ Oxford Cultural Arts Commission~ Pen & Ink “Bootsie washing Frost”
- Second Place ~ Bethlehem Fair ~ Bethlehem CT ~ Charcoal “Anna age 9”
- First Place ~ Bethlehem fair ~ Bethlehem CT~ Oil painting “Luna – Irish jack russell”
- One Person show ~ Howard Whitemore Library ~ Naugatuck CT
- CSOPA Faces of Winter ~ Stamford UConn Center ~ Stamford CT
- One Person Show ~Middlebury Public Library ~ Middlebury CT
- One Person Show ~ Watermark at East Hill ~ Southbury CT
- CSOPA Match & Greet ~ Stepping Stones Museum ~ Norwalk Ct
- Richter Association Juried Art Show~ Danbury CT
- CSOPA Showcase ~ Nathaniel Witherell~ Greenwich CT
- One Person Show ~Bethel Public Library
- Merit Award~ Richter Association for the arts ~ Danbury CT ~ Pencils “Richter Stone Corner”
- OCAC Kitty Princess Tortellini Memorial Award ~ Oxford CT ~ Charcoal “Happy & Jumper peering out of a window”
- First Place ~ Watertown Art League ~ Watertown CT ~ Charcoal “Happy & Jumper peering out of a window”
- One person show ~ Oxford Commission for the Arts ~ Oxford CT
- Demonstration at Watertown Art League~ Watertown CT
- CSOPA members Showcase ~ Oxford commission for the arts ~ Oxford CT
- News Channel 12 Pet Talk with Lauren Collier on 7/7/2013
- 3rd place ~Bethlehem Fair ~ Bethlehem CT~ Oil Painting “Babu”
- Honorable mention ~ Bethlehem fair~ Bethlehem CT~ pencil “Chloe”
- Richter Association for the Arts members show~ Danbury CT
- Naugatuck Historical Society 4th annual celebration of the arts~ Naugatuck CT
- Honorable mention ~ Richter Association of the Arts~ Charcoal “Happy & Jumper peering out of a window”
- 3rd place Bethlehem Fair Charcoal “Sarah”
- Honorable mention ~Richter Association of the Arts~ Danbury CT~ Pen & Ink “Gunner looking right”
- 3rd place ~ Bethlehem Fair ~ Bethlehem CT ~ colored pencil “Head and Heart”
- 1st place ~Bethlehem Fair~ Bethlehem CT~ Pen& Ink “Gunner looking at you”
- Two person show with Nancy Cassidy ~ Middlebury Public Library~ Middlebury CT
- Honorable mention ~ Richter Association for the Arts ~ Danbury CT~ Oil of “Meistro”
- “Ridgefield, Now we’re Talking” TV interview
- 3rd place ~Nevada County Fair Draft Horse Classic Art at the Classic ~ California ~ colored pencil “Head and Heart”
- 3rd place ~The Draft Horse Classic Art at the Classic ~ California~ Oil painting of “Champ”
Other shows include:
Boehringer Ingleheim~ Danbury CT
Danbury Public Library – group show~ Danbury CT
Rotary club ~ Southbury Public Library~ Southbury CT
One Person show at Watermark at East hill ~ Southbury CT
Ridgefield Guild of Artists ~ Ridgefield CT
Arts & Activities, Taproot Journal, WCSU Alumni Booklet, Equine Vision, Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar, The Equine Image, Massachusetts Horse and Connecticut Horse Magazines in addition to local Ct news & social media sites.
ShawnaLee has participated in live sketch demonstrations for Pet Protectors, Inc, Watertown Art League and on News Channel 12’s Pet Talk program (7/7/13) & Pound Posse Presents.