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June 2018

Leona’s Purple Iris, Weir Farm, is accepted to New Haven Paint & Clay’s 117th Annual Open Exhibition at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven.


April 2017

The Westport Library hosts an exhibit of Leona’s iPhone drawings, called “iDraw".

These digital drawings were featured in an article in the CT Post, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time.

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April 2017

Leona conducts a workshop called “How I Draw with an iPhone,”at The Westport Library.

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June 2015

Leona’s painting Peony 2, Weir Farm is chosen for Weir Farm’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition of former selected Artists-in-Residence.


April 2014

Two of Leona’s vintage toy still lifes are accepted into New Haven Paint & Clay’s 113th Annual Juried Open Exhibition by juror Douglas Hyland, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art.

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April 2014

Two of Leona’s Flowerscapes are accepted to Philadelphia Sketch Club’s open Art of the Flower Exhibit. This is held annually, at the same time as the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show.

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September 2013

Leona is one of five members of New Haven Paint & Clay Club to be recognized with an Award of Merit.


November 2012

Five of Leona’s Flowerscapes are acquired by Bridgeport Hospital (Yale New Haven Hospital) for placement in new oncology radiation facility in Trumbull, CT


September 28 - January 2, 2012

Leona has solo exhibition, “Flowerscapes & More” at The Westport Library, Westport, CT


September 9 - October 7, 2012

Leona has solo exhibition at John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT


July 23, 2012

Leona & Richard Frank present a slide show and talk at Wilton Library, Wilton, CT, based on their collaborative artist residency at Weir Farm.


March 2012

Leona and her husband Richard Frank, are selected as collaborative Artists in Residence for the month of July at National Historical Site (U.S National Park Service), Weir Farm, in Wilton, Connecticut.

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January 2012

Leona’s Wildflower Paintings are featured on Ellen Shapiro’s wonderful blog, Dig It!


January 2012

Leona’s paintings and Dick’s photographs are on display for the month of January in the window of Max’s Art Supplies, in Westport, CT


September 2011

Leona’s painting, “Quimper & Apples” is awarded First Prize in  Acrylics in the 17th Annual Mavis Fenner Juried  Exhibition at Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT.


September 2011

On the basis of her charcoal diptych drawing, “Three Peppers,” Leona is awarded a solo exhibition at John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT to take place in September 2012, New Haven Paint & Clay Club.


August 2011

Leona teaches a class of high school students a workshop on “How to Draw Animals.”


March 2011

Leona’s portrait, Sasha, is accepted to New Haven Paint & Clay’s 110th Anual Juried Exhibition at John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art.

Sasha, 12”x12”, Acrylics/Canvas


January 2011

Leona planned and produced Amy Oestreicher’s first solo art exhibition at The Westport Woman’s Club.  Amy uses art as a creative means of coping with her serious ongoing medical issues.



Smilow Cancer Center, Yale-New Haven purchases three of Leona’s still life paintings for their “evidence-based” Art Collection.  This is the third largest collection of original art in the state of Connecticut.

Leona with the three paintings acquired by Smilow Cancer Hospital


April 2009

Leona's drawing is selected for the New Haven Paint and Clay Annual Open Exhibition at John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT.

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May 2008

Two of Leona’s paintings are accepted into the Annual Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition in New Haven, CT.