The Mary Paintings: Expressions of the Divine Feminine by Catherine Steinberg


The Mary Paintings: Expressions of the Divine Feminine
May 31st – July 31st
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 31st, 2-4 pm
at Mercy by the Sea
,167 Neck Road, Madison

The Mary Paintings are aspects of the Divine Feminine that were conceived by Shoreline ArtsTrail member Catherine Steinberg through dreams and shamanic journey work in 2011. They were inspired by reading about Mary Magdalene and by Catherine’s work with women in psychotherapy and expressive arts. Catherine believes that the Divine Feminine is revealing Herself more and more at this time to support the evolution of consciousness and the energetic alignment of our planet so that we, both men and women, can develop to our highest potential for the greater good and live in universal harmony, peace and love.

The Marys came to Catherine robed in abstract form. Their faces are without discriminating characteristics since they are ageless, timeless, and wthout cultural definition so they are owned by no one, yet can be claimed by everyone. The mystery behind each image was revealed to Catherine as she held them in her awareness.

Catherine hopes the Marys bring in the light of the Divine Feminine as we move towards peace and harmony in our world.

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(Image: She Who Enchants, by Catherine Steinberg)

Shamanic Painting Workshop

with Shoreline ArtsTrail Artist Catherine Steinberg

Shamanic Painting is a meditative approach to expressing inner images, words, emotions, and sensory experiences with paint on canvas. A shamanic journey consists of listening to a specific drumbeat for about fifteen minutes and allowing oneself to be led to a dream state, and thus experience an altered state of consciousness. We will alternate shamanic journeying and longer periods of painting impressions from your journey throughout the day. Painting from this internal perspective can be liberating and exciting. There will be time for writing and group processing of your journeys and painting. No prior experience with painting or shamanic journey work is necessary. Please contact the Mercy Center for registration

Where: Mercy Center, 167 Neck Rd., Madison, CT
When: June 13th, 2015, 10-4pm;
Cost: $125, includes Materials and Lunch
Contact: Mercy Center at 203-245-0401 or for information and registration
Recommended Reading: Shamanic Journeying by Sandra Ingerman
Bring: a journal, a bandana & wear comfortable clothing

Catherine Steinberg, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner and artist. She has been doing shamanic work and facilitating expressive arts workshops for fifteen years. For more information, see:

SAT Member Laurie Douglas at the Greene Gallery


Be sure to stop by the Greene Art Gallery this weekend for the Opening Reception of Face, Figure and Form, 
a group show of paintings and sculptures by area artists including Shoreline ArtsTrail member Laurie Douglas.

The reception is Saturday, April 4, 3:00 – 6:00 pm and all are welcome. The Greene Art Gallery is located at 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, (203) 453.4162.

Artist’s Reception for SAT Member Steve Plaziak


Join Shoreline ArtsTrail member Steve Plaziak for an Artist’s Reception on Sunday, March 29 from 2-4 p.m. at Friends and Company in Madison. Steve’s work includes contemporary Connecticut shoreline landscapes and original New England watercolor paintings, charcoal drawings, pen and ink, oils, and pastels — many of which can be seen at Friends until the end of April. Friends and Company, a Shoreline ArtsTrail sponsor, is located at 11 Boston Post Road, Madison.

Call to Artists: Shoreline ArtsTrail 2015


The Shoreline ArtsTrail announces its 14th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 21 and 22, 2015. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists with media such as pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply to this event. Member artists are asked to demonstrate, answer questions and open their studios for the entire weekend to the public. During the Open Studios Weekend, the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs are placed to point visitors in the right direction. The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist-run organization and all members are required to volunteer.

Benefits: inclusion on ArtsTrail map and website (, a feature article on our blog, state-wide publicity via print and online media, brochure/maps for personal use, and year-round marketing, networking and social media opportunities.

Application fee: $10. Deadline for application: March 13, 2015. Dues: $275 and all members must join the Guilford Art Center for $35.

Click here to apply now!

SAT Member Opens Stony Creek Shop


Summer in January? New shop focuses on the best Stony Creek has to offer
By Lisa Reisman
, ShoreLine Times, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Enter the recently opened Seaside Home and Gifts next door to Stony Creek Market. Meet co-owners Christine Chiocchio (pronounced key-O-kyo) and Christina Herrick. Peruse the artfully staged, eclectic assortment of tasteful items. There’s pretty much something for everyone.

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Shoreline ArtsTrail Member Laura Lyons in “A Show of Hands: The FIber Arts”


Work by Shoreline ArtsTrail member Laura Lyons will be featured in the Spectrum Gallery show “A Show of Hands: The Fiber Arts,” which runs January 23 – March 15, with an opening reception on Friday, January 23 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Laura’s work will include three tapestry weavings with needle-felted elements, with a variety of needle-felted animals and small environments for sale in the gallery store.

The Spectrum Gallery is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbook, CT. For more information, please call (860) 767-0742 or visit