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.