Park Place Artists

Original Oil Paintings


February 4, 2023 through March 18, 2023

New London, CT

The Garde Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition of new oil paintings by members of Park Place Artists. “Connecticut State of Mind” will run starting February 4, 2023  with a reception Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Nine artists are featured in the show: Betsy Chittenden, Kathy Diaz-Saavedra, Tori Finelli, Judy Nadler, Maureen O’Brien, Julia Porter, Kevin Sisson, J. Tedeschi, and Mary Tucciaronne.

Park Place Artists is a representation of oil painters from Connecticut and Washington, D.C. who create original works in a collaborative setting, under the tutelage of esteemed artist Maureen O’Brien. Each individual artist contributes their unique style and talent which creates an atmosphere of fellowship, and inspires new ideas and concepts. The oil paintings chosen for this exhibit represent a range of emotions, colorways, and impressionistic painting styles.

Portraits, landscapes, and seascapes are introduced in this collection including Judy Nadler’s “Big Hat Convict #1” and “Big Hat Convict #2” and Maureen O’Brien’s “The Exhausted Bride;” Katherine Diaz-Saavedra’s seascapes “Foggy”, “The Crossing” and “Ledge Light”, and Jacqueline Tedeschi’s “No Promises.”  The Connecticut shoreline and its surroundings inspired many paintings in this collection.

“Connecticut State of Mind”  will run through March 18, 2023.   The artists welcome you to a reception Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1:30-3:00 pm preceding the screening of Women Talking.  Garde Arts Center hours are Monday thru Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.