Reality check – it’s time to get busy hand quilting the first of a new series for 2015 “Sticks and Stones”. The opening of the 45th Annual Nor’easter at the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) was today – and the museum was packed – even Governor Malloy was sighted there. Sharon Butler (Artist and Author of the Art Blog Two Coats of Paint) was the juror for this show. I found her statement on selecting pieces for this show informative. Here is part of her statement; ” my main criteria for selecting art for “NorEaster” were that the artwork indicate an artist’s dedication to his or her practice, and that it manifest coherence and direction. . . . I looked for fresh attitudes that reveal the larger social, political and cultural climate, and pieces that connected aesthetically or conceptually with what I considered the best art being produced today. . . . ” So, if you need a destination check out the NBMAA, in New Britain, Connecticut – a museum that is open 7 days a week! Show ends January 25th, 2015.