Kelsey Shwetz Lighthouse oil painting

Opening Reception Saturday for ‘Unique Expressions’ Group Exhibit of Contemporary Art

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With a reception on April 3, Hollis Taggart Southport opens “Unique Expressions,” a group exhibition featuring recent paintings by four contemporary artists — Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Gary Petersen, Kelsey Shwetz, and Yorgos Stamkopoulos. Unique Expressions explores each artist’s individual practice showcasing a spectrum of techniques, materials, and approaches. Although their methods and expressions are unique, subtle links emerge. Each painter uses addition and subtraction in their process, visual presentation, and/or theme. Additionally line, space, texture, and/or form are highlighted throughout the works.

RAC painting Roxann Liebenhaut

Winners of Rowayton Arts Center’s Spring Juried Show Announced

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The Rowayton Arts Center has announced winners of its latest art exhibit, “Spring Juried Show,” on view now through April 10, 2021.  
— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
The annual, open-theme, all-media exhibition features 84 works by area artists chosen from almost 350 submissions.  
Winners were announced by the judge, Cybele Maylone, executive director of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield:
Best in Show: Roxann Leibenhaut of Hartford for “3 Girls Swimming” (Painting),

1st Place: Jennifer Williams of Rowayton for “Love Story” (Oil and Ink on Silver),
2nd Place: Ally Rusgrove of Newington for “Cat Lady” (Painting),
3rd Place:  Karen Popp of Greenwich for “Moonrise” (Pen and Watercolor),
Honorable Mention:
Eileen Carey of Stratford for “Travel Arrangements” (Painting), Alana Fagan of Milford for “Le Marché” (Watercolor Silkscreen), Josh Iguchi of Rowayton for “Tornado” (Photography), Lisa Laible of Rowayton for “Untitled 3” (Photography), Ginny Rowan of Riverside for “Lovebirds” (Watercolor). The chair for the show is Carol Fay and the Co-chair is Ronnie Gold. RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Rowayton Arts Center’s Spring Juried Show Begins March 14

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Rowayton Arts Center’s “Spring Juried Show,” on view starting March 14, is an open-theme, all-media exhibition featuring 84 works by area artists chosen from almost 350 submissions. The show runs through April 10. The gallery will be closed this week to prepare for the March 14 opening. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The chair for the show is Carol Fay and the co-chair is Ronnie Gold. The judge for the exhibition is Cybele Maylone, executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield.

Melissa Orme Celebration Rowayton Arts Center

Open Call to Artists for Spring Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an Open Call to Artists for the Spring Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center from March 14 to April 10, 2021. The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork. The deadline is Feb. 21. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Categories include: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, color photography, black and white photography, sculpture, printmaking, pastels or drawing.

Kris Toohey BIS Marine & Coastal 2020

‘Marine and Coastal Art’ Exhibit Winners Announced by Rowayton Arts Center

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Winning paintings, photos and ceramic works have been announced for Rowayton Arts Center’s new exhibit, “Marine & Coastal Art,” now on view through Oct. 10. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
This popular exhibition boasts over 100 submissions submitted by RAC exhibiting members, a group of 180 local artists in the area.  The Chair for the exhibition is Dana Laird and the Co-chair is Gregg Welz. Winners were announced by the judge, Brechin Morgan:

Best in Show: Kris Toohey of Westport for “Skyscape” (Painting),

1st Place: Kirsti Holtan of Stamford for “Keeled Over” (Photography),

2nd Place: Yasemin Tomakan for “Wharf Cottages Nantucket” (Painting),

3rd Place: Sean Murtha of Norwalk for “Booth Bay Morning” (Painting)

Honorable Mention: 

Holly Hawthorne of Redding for “Blue Oyster Cult” (Ceramics), Emily Kelting of Norwalk for “Sand Shapes” (Photography), Rick Pank of Rowayton for “Pemaquid Light, Maine” (Photography), Susan Leggitt of Norwalk for “Touch of Fall” (Painting), Karen Kent of Fairfield for “Otis” (Painting). Hours for the RAC gallery at 145 Rowayton Ave.

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Marine and Coastal Art Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center Starts with Opening Reception Sunday Afternoon

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A new show by exhibiting members at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Marine & Coastal Art,” will be on view Sept. 13 through Oct. 10, 2020. The opening reception is free and open to the public with limited admission and no refreshments (BYOB) on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The chair for the exhibition is Dana Laird and the co-chair is Gregg Welz.

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Paintings and Fiber Art in New Exhibit, Online and Physically, at Greenwich Library

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Opening today (Thursday, Sept. 10) with a virtual reception that anyone can “attend,” an online exhibition from the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library, “Material World,” has paintings and fiber art with “hidden narratives.” The opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, but the gallery hasn’t announced where on the Web to get there (this is the online event listing, which may have more information later today, or a link may be elsewhere on the gallery website). — an announcement from the Flinn Gallery

The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 28, features two artists from Connecticut and another from Brooklyn, New York.

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Rowayton Arts Center Calls for Artists’ Summissions for Autumn Juried Show

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an Open Call to Artists for the “Autumn Juried Show” at Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) from October 18, 2020 to November 14, 2020. The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork at RAC and the online gallery. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Categories include: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, color photography, black and white photography, sculpture, printmaking, pastels or drawing. Submit pieces for consideration here. Deadline is Sept.

Best in Show “Sun Shower,” by Emily Kelting

Winners of Rowayton Arts Center’s ‘PHotography and Sculpture’ Exhibit Announced

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A new show with “Photography and Sculpture” is now on view at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) through Sept. 6, and in RAC’s online gallery. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

This open call, juried exhibition features 86 pieces by 45 area artists that were chosen from almost 150 submissions. Winners were announced Aug. 7:

BEST IN SHOW: Emily Kelting of Norwalk for “Sun Shower” (Color Photography).

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Photography and Sculpture Exhibit Opens Aug 9 at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show with “Photography and Sculpture” will be on view at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), from Sunday, Aug. 9 through Sept. 6, 2020. This open-call, juried exhibition features 86 pieces by 45 area artists. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC has resumed normal summer gallery hours: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., then Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
The chair for the exhibition is Jay Wilson and the co-chair is Nancy Breakstone.

Photography and Sculpture Juried Exhibition Rowayton Arts Center 2020

Call for Artist Submissions for ‘Photography and Sculpture’ Show at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to artists for the juried “Photography and Sculpture” show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) from Aug. 9 to Sept. 6, 2020. — an announcement from the Rowayton Arts Center

The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their photographs and/or sculptures. Submit pieces for consideration here, on the RAC website.

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See ‘Spring Juried Show’ Now Online from Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Spring Juried Show,” is now online at racgallery.carbonmade.com. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
This all media exhibition features artwork by over one hundred artists chosen from almost 350 submissions. Winners were announced on April 8:
Best in Show, Melissa Orme of Ridgefield for “Celebration,” (Acrylic on Linen; see image below), 1st Place, Nancy Woodward of Wilton for “Sisters,” (Digital Photography), 2nd Place, Katharine Draper of Norwalk for “Environmental Spiral” (Ink on Paper), 3rd Place, Gregg Welz of Norwalk for “Spiral Vortex” (Paper Cuts) and Honorable Mention, Joanie Landau, “Roses for Sara Diptych” (Prints on Plexiglass). The chair for the exhibition is Joanna Bridges and the co-chair is Pamela Davis. The judge, Lisa Cooper, grew up surrounded by artists including her mother, a painter and jewelry designer, and father a successful businessman with a passion for creating Nevelson-like wood sculptures.

Details of cast glass sculptures created by Rachel Owens

New Exhibit at Housatonic Museum of Art: ‘The Hypogean Tip’ by Rachel Owens

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A new exhibit with connections to local history is now open at the Housatonic Museum of art. Entitled Artist Rachel Owens’ exhibit, “The Hypogean Tip,” explores both Bridgeport’s and our larger nation’s past. — an announcement from the Housatonic Museum of Art
The show, which runs through March 21, is comprised of sculptures rendered in various materials, including large-scale casts in broken glass from the porch of the home of Mary Freeman (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and works cast in coal and marble dust that invoke P.T. Barnum’s specter as well as his adverse impact. Focusing on the relationship between what was before and what is to come, Owens’ work weaves together, both literally and figuratively, the surface and substrata of the ground to reveal its structure, material, and history. The porch sculptures, part of an ongoing project entitled Life on the Other Side of a Cracked Glass Ceiling, are a platform for visitors to climb and stand on while reimagining the site and the accounts it holds.

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‘Abstraction’ Exhibit Opens With Reception Sunday, Feb 9, at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show by exhibiting members at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Abstraction,” will be on view Feb. 9 through March 7. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. The chair for the exhibition is Michael Brennecke and the co-chair is Heidi Follin.

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Rowayton Arts Center Will Review Artwork by Artists Who Wish to Exhibit

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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) will review artwork by local artists who wish to become exhibiting members. Artists should bring items for consideration to the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The works will be reviewed the next day. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The artist selection will take place on Friday, January 24 with notifications sent to accepted artists. Artists should plan on picking up their artwork on Saturday, January 25 from 10 am to 1 pm.