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Hospital for Special Care Announces Winners of Juried Art Exhibition

November 4, 2022

New Britain, CT – Hospital for Special Care hosted a Juried Art Competition & Exhibition with an opening reception November 3, 2022. The virtual exhibit will run through January 6th at joyofart.givesmart.com.

Pieces are for sale; a portion of the proceeds will support the Joy of Art! program at Hospital for Special Care.

Three prizes totaling $375 were awarded this year, as well as a Juror Award awarded at the discretion of the Juror, Bernadine Franco. Bernadine Franco is an educator fascinated by the influence of women artists on the story of art. She engages the public with female visual artists defined through works that expose the astonishing beauty of women’s lives and empower the female perspective. Her media includes teaching, writing, speaking (in-person and through Beyond the Paint with Bernadine podcast) and designing tours at local museums.

Award Recipients

First Place – Margaret Wilson – RBG Wearing Dissent Collar

Second Place – Bernadette Belizzi – Glow

Third Place – Alysa Konstantino – We’re All Made of Stardust

Juror’s Award

Margaret Wilson – Soulful Bocce


The Joy of Art! program hosts exhibitions throughout the year and supports art groups and activities that helps patients feel engaged with the community. Art is integrated into patient care, providing holistic patient-centered healing. Patients get the opportunity to express their emotions through creativity, stimulate their minds and feel joy during their hospital stay.

To learn more about the Joy of Art! Program visit: https://hfsc.org/community/joy-of-art/


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