ROWAYTON, Conn. – The winners of the Rowayton Arts Center’s exhibit, “Community Sponsored Awards,” were announced at the opening reception, where 33 winners were selected from 108 entries.
The art, submitted by exhibiting members, was done without limitations in media or theme. The juror, Clare Rogan, curator at the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, selected the work of the following artists:
Best in Show: Gregg Welz (Norwalk), “Solar Winds.”
Oils : First place, Wendy Moore, “Remembering Brothers”; second place, Peter Jerry, “Work Boats- Bahamas”; third place, Linda Francis, “View to the Mountains”; honorable mentions – Dawn Dahl, “Basilica” and Veronica Cassella-Vaz, “Appaloosa Horse.”
Acrylics: First place, Lois Weingarten, “Can Can Girl,” second, Melissa Orme, “Syncopation,” third, Suzanne Wright, “Tranquility”; honorable mentions: James Ryan, “Dockside Quartet” and Pilar Garra, “Sky.”
Prints: first place, Susan Leggitt, “Taos Plain.”
Drawings: first place, Ilana Appleby, “Inspired by the American Ballet”; second, Dan Long, “It’s All Falling Down.”
Mixed Media: first place, Amy Schott , “Bird House #2”; second, Mary Morant, “Oyster Love”; third, Angela Liptack, “Winter Afternoon I”; honorable mention -- Leslie Rottner, “Worn Pages.”
Photography: first place, Lisa Laible, “Alley Peering”; second, Mary Harold, “Railway Cars”; third, Emily Kelting, “To the Lighthouse, Monhegan”; honorable mentions – Laure Dunne, “Views From the Train Line #3” and Dana Laird, “Fulton.”
Watercolor: first place, Marianne Rothballer, “Reluctant Model”; second, Lynn Stephens Massey, “Diamond Terrapin”; third, Dick Rauh, “Witch Hazel Capsules”; honorable mention — Wendy Pieper, “Bugger Off.”
Pastels: first place, Joel Sobelson, “Two Minutes to Curtain”; second, Maria Formoso, “There was a Time and Place.
Sculpture: first place, Debbie Smith, “Living Porcelain”; second, Susan Acker, “Hybrid”; third, Ginny Awn, “Sunset Doves”; honorable mention – Judith Orseck Katz, “Vessel.”
“The observational skills, technical skills, and artistic intuition represented in the gallery are extremely impressive. While jurying this exhibition, I focused on the essence of each piece,” said Rogan.
The show, chaired by Marcia Powell and co-chaired by Phyllis Padro will be open to the public until Sunday, May 29.
The Rowayton Arts Center, on the Five Mile River, is located at 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. RAC’s gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.
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