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cynthia y cooper



big orange bug (dragonfly 5)
AWARD: Best of Show
. Members Juried Exhibition 2023, The West Hartford Art League (WHAL), West Hartford, CT. Juror: Peter Seltzer, artist. Exhibit: April 6 - May 7, 2023.

little orange bug (attention seeker)
Award: 2nd Place
. 92nd Annual National Open Juried Exhibition 2022, Connecticut Women Artists (CWA), West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Lisa Hayes Williams, Associate Curator, New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), New Britain, CT. Exhibit: October 16 - November 13, 2022.

The story is so zany I believe it
2022 Award: Third Place
: award for an abstract work, CT+6 Regional Juried Exhibit 2022, Clubhouse and Saltbox Galleries, West Hartford Art League (WHAL), West Hartford, CT. Juror: Cecilia (Keffie) Feldman, Chief Curator, Ph.D. of the Mattatuck Museum. Exhibit: September 11 - October 9, 2022.

(Untitled Prime (Rise)
2022 Award: Special recognition awarded to Cynthia Cooper. 45th Annual Member Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT.
Exhibit: September 10 - October 9, 2022.

2021 Award: Dagny Hultgreen Award,
Best of Show. 104th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Juror: Allison Rudnick, Associate Curator in the department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibit: July 6 - September 9, 2021.

clearly and systematically
2021 AWARD:
Jerry's Artarama of Norwalk Award. 71st A-ONE 2021, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Juror: Richard Klein, curator, artist, writer and Exhibitions Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Exhibition: October 30 - December 30, 2021.
(1 of 67 works accepted from 1630 works submitted)

untitled (it corresponds)
2020 Award: Nancy Fritsche Prize for Acrylic Painting
. West Hartford Art League Members Juried Exhibit 2020 (WHAL), Saltbox and Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Susan Fisher, Director, Mystic Art Museum, Mystic, CT. Exhibit: February 2 - March 1, 2020.

untitled prime (white light)
2019 Award: 3rd place
"Untitled Prime (White Light)" in the 75th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition 2019, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. Juror: Douglas Hyland, retired director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA). Exhibit: January 13 - March 15, 2019.

untitled (speak to everything)
2019 Award: Contemporary Award
. The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), 108th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic CT. Jurors: Paul Baylock + Scott Bricher. Exhibit: April 19 - June 1, 2019.

untitled prime (white on teal)
2018 Award: The Council Award. Connecticut Women Artists 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition 2018, Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT. Juror: Dr. Nancy Stuart, Dean, Hartford Art School. Exhibit: September 1 - September 28, 2018.

Under the Surface No. One
2013 Award: 2nd place
. The Nor'Easter 44th Annual Juried Members Exhibition 2013, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Juror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. exhibit