Easton artist and supporter of artists Dolly Curtis was recognized for “her exemplary contribution to the field of visual arts” by the Connecticut Art Education Association.

Curtis received Distinguished Service to the Profession Award during the 2022 CAEA holiday/awards celebration at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Dec. 3. Attendees applauded her “leadership, commitment and service to the profession.”

Curtis is a well-known textile artist and supporter of artists in various disciplines. She arranges and curates shows at the Easton Public Library and is an active member the Easton Arts Council. She was especially gratified to receive accolades from educators.

“My mother was a teacher and I have enormous respect for the teaching profession, so this honor meant a lot to me,” Curtis said.

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