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Happy New Year 2011 and overview of 2010

Happy New Year to all my readers. I wish you all health, peace, prosperity... and tons of creativity!!!!

Here's my 2010 year in review, enjoy!

In spite of the ongoing construction of Corina's new Studio/Gallery, 2010 was a very productive year for her. She received invitations to show her artworks; her works were juried into several exhibitions, and received more awards to add to her collection.

She began the year with her largest solo exhibition up to date. A large selection of her mixed media artworks, 49 to be exact, and 16 of her sculptures were on display at the beautiful Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, in Wallingford, CT. Corina was also invited by curator, Camilla Cook, to showcase her sculpture, SPIKEY, in "Fresh Pics", an exhibition of contemporary art at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

In March, Corina was invited, as guest artist, to exhibit her sculptures and mixed media artworks at GalleryOne at the Clay House in Old Saybrook, CT. Also, while Corina desired to donate her sculpture, AWARENESSS, for the research on Dense Breast Tissue, she was interviewed by TV News Anchor, Ann Nyberg, for her blog, Annie

May was very exciting for Corina, her sculpture, RHINO, was juried by Jeffrey Mueller (Gallery Director at Silvermine Guild Arts Center) into the "Small Works" Show at the Mamaroneck Artsits Guild in New York. In addition, two of her sculptures were juried by the nationally recognized artist and educator, Alyssa Monks, into the "Connecticut Women Artists' Juried Exhibition" at the John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven, CT, and both of her sculptures received awards; a Third Place Prize Award for GOLDEN PIG and the People's Choice Award for HUMAN RIGHTS. As well as an excellent review by the juror. To top it off, two of Corina's newest textured paintings, UNSETTLED WATERS and GENTLE FLOW, were selected amongst Best in Painting at "The Healing Power of Art: Positive Art That Uplift The Spirit," an online juried exhibition presented by the Manhattan Arts International. It was juried by Joanie San Chirico (signature Artist Member of the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ,) and Renée Phillips (Founder and Director of Manhattan Arts International and member of the International Association of Art Critics.)

During June, four of Corina's artworks, two of her sculptures and two of her mixed media paintings, were selected by Bina Sarkar Ellias (founder and editor of International Gallerie Magazine) for "Transitions", a virtual exhibition of visual, literary, and performing arts; presented by The Pen & Brush Inc, NYC. Besides, two of Corina's sculptures were juried by Julia Pavone (Director/Curator of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point Campus since 1992) into the "18th Annual Juried exhibition of the Society of Connecticut Sculptors," at the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery in Groton, CT

Picture taken by Milford Photo

Sponsored by the Downtown Milford Business Association, Corina was invited, along with other artists, to create an artwork on a recycled door. In the summer, completed works were displayed at the sponsoring businesses throughout downtown Milford, and in September the "doors" were auctioned off and a percentage of the sales was donated to this year's local charity, the Milford Fine Arts Council. Additionally, two of Corina's sculptures were juried into "Latin Views, the 5th Biennial," presented the Latin Network for the Visual Arts, at the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery in Groton, CT. In this exhibition, she had the opportunity to meet artists from many nations where the romance languages are spoken.

In October, Corina participated in the Sixth Annual Water Show, "All About Water VI," presented by the Tracy Art Center at GalleryOne at the Clay House, in Old Saybrook, CT, where she received the Second Place Award for her encaustic mixed media painting, KEEP ON SWIMMING.

Once again, she took part on the Annual New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios, from Erector Square, as well as in the Autumn Arts Trail sponsored by the Arts Center of Killingworth, at the Clinton Landing. During this last event, Corina was interviewed and you can watch it HERE

And last but not least, Corina was invited to showcase her artworks in "Winter Lights," presented by Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, CT, since last November. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 8th, will be the last day to view this exhibition.

In 2010, Corina donated 3 of her paintings, and specially made other 3, to help non-profit organizations in their fundraisers.

She's been also donating 50% of the sales of the pocket mirrors with the printed image of her sculpture, "Awareness", to the Downey Sisters' Fund FOR BRCA MUTATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION. This fund was established by Phebe and Frederick Downey, to honor their daughters: Ann Downey Little · Margaret Downey Hardy · Katherine Downey Berges · Martha Downey Lemp; and it's used to educate the public and the medical community about the genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer. You can read more about this HERE

Corina published a coffee table book with beautiful quality images of her mixed media paintings and collages and it's for sale:
Take a Look! 

For the second year in a row, my wesite,, received the ArtMajeur Silver Award.

Corina has been invited again to curate an exhibition at the Arte Inc Gallery in New Haven, during the month of June. She's receiving invitations to present her works in upcoming exhibitions as well, and she'll be letting you know about them as they get closer.

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