Work by two women artists -- one from Fairfield and the other from Norwalk -- will be on display during March at the ArtPlace Gallery in Fairfield.

The exhibit will showcase work by Susan Newbold of Fairfield and Megan Collins of Fairfield from March 5-27 at the gallery, 11 Unquowa Road.

An opening reception is set for March 5 from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring live music.

There also will be another opportunity to meet Newbold and Collins and ask them questions at "Eat, Walk, Talk," a lunch program in the gallery at noon March 12. Both free events are open to the public.

Newbold is an award-winning mixed-media artist who has exhibited, taught and studied in the United States and abroad.

She received her BA in studio art from Principia College in Illinois and an MFA in visual art from Vermont College. She is also a graduate of the post-baccalaureate program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Newbold's work has been featured in exhibitions and juried art shows, including the Maryland Institute and College of Art Gallery in Rochefort, France, Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan and Studio 53 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

For her collection on display at ArtPlace, titled "Fragments," Newbold was inspired by fragments of patterns in nature and architecture.

For the last 18 years, Collins has taught art at several schools, including Hurlbutt Elementary and Weston Intermediate Schools in Weston, Whitby School in Greenwich, Holy Family School in Fairfield and Taipei American School in Taiwan.

She received her BA from the University of Hartford and MS in art education from Southern Connecticut State University.

Collins has shown internationally and has been featured in exhibitions and juried art shows at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, N.Y., and the Westport Arts Center.

In 2010, she had a solo exhibition at New Canaan Library's H. Pelham

Curtis Gallery.

For her collection on display at ArtPlace, titled "Deer Crossings," Collins was inspired by deer in the state -- their beauty and the problems that they can cause.