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    About the Artist, Donna Martell

4 Sunnieside Court, Waterford, CT 06385


 "When the student is ready to learn, the teacher will appear." – Anonymous.

My thanks to: Foster Caddell, Elaine Juska Keeley, Jack Montmeat, Christopher Zhang, and Gerard Smith.



Pastel Exhibition, Four Starre Frame Shoppe Gallery, Stonington.
A Moment...Please, with Mark Patnode and Garnet Wrigley, Norwich Arts Council

Voice of the Turtle, solo exhibition, Four Starr Frame Shoppe Gallery, Stonington.
Sanctuary Revisited, solo exhibition, Star Cutters Scholarship for the Arts.

Sanctuary, solo exhibition, Star Cutters Scholarship for the Arts.

 A Season for Trees, solo exhibition, Star Cutters Scholarship for the Arts.
Love of Water, solo exhibition, 11 Pacific Street Gallery.
Local Landscapes, solo exhibition, Waterford Public Library.

Bad Hair Days, solo exhibition, Star Cutters Scholarship for the Arts.

Occidental Elements, two-person exhibition with Elaine Juska Keeley, Star Cutters Scholarship for the Arts.

Places Passed By, solo exhibition, Waterford Public Library.



Artist Residency in Bulgaria.Griffis Foundation/Orpheus Foundation, 2005.
Conn. Academy of Fine Arts, 94th Exhibition, Createx Award, 2005.
Conn. Pastel Society Member Show, Artist's Alternative Award, 2004.
Boats Books & Brushes, Wet Paint Week Show, First Prize, 2003.
Mystic Arts Center, 47th Regional Art Show, Second Prize, 2003.
8th Annual National Exhibition, CT Pastel Society, Dakota Art Supply Award, 2002
Colors of Freedom Exhibition,
Mystic Arts  Center, First Prize, 2002.
Conn. Academy of Fine Arts, 90th Exhibition, Honorable Mention, 2001.
58th Annual Conn. Artists Exhibition, Honorable Mention, 2001.
Essex Art Association, Honorable Mention, 2001.
6th Annual National Exhibition, Conn. Pastel Society, Jerry’s Artarama Award, 2000.
Popular Painting Contest, Lyme Art Association, 2nd Prize, 2000.


Juried Shows

26th annual International Marine Art Exhibition , The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, 2005.
All Paintings Great And Small , the Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, 2004.
Renaissance In Pastel, Annual National Exhibitions, CT Pastel Society, 1999-2004.
Art of New England, New England Regional Exhibition, LAA, 2003.
Conn. Women Artists Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, 2003.
Pfizer: Bringing Art into the Research Environment, 2002.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Exhibitions, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005.
Connecticut Artists Exhibitions, 1999-2005.
Mystic Arts Center, Annual Regional Shows, 1999-2004.


Other Venues

Four Starr Frame Shoppe and Gallery, Stonington.
The Empress of Art, New London.
The Foxglove Gallery, Madison.
Bank Street Java Lounge, New London
Private Collections.


Published Work

From the Master's Hand, interview in The Pastel Journal: Issue Dec. 2005.
Early Start, printed in Pastel Artist International: issue May/June 2001.
Keeney Cove, Cover of the DEP Connecticut Boater’s Guide: issue 2000.



Mystic Art Association, Elected Artist Member.
Lyme Art Association, Elected Artist Member.
Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.
Latin Network for the Visual Arts, Board Member.


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