RAC Gallery Autumn Juried Show 2020

Open Call for Artist Submissions to Rowayton Arts Center’s Autumn Juried Show

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to all artists interested in exhibiting their work in the annual, all-media “Autumn Juried Show” at Rowayton Arts Center. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The deadline is Sept. 10, 2021, and accepted artists will be notified by Sept. 17. The show takes place at the RAC from Oct.

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Darien Photographer Ben Larrabee’s Work on Exhibit Downtown Starting Sept 16

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Ben Larrabee’s fine art and portrait photography will be featured in a new exhibition, “In the Moment,” with a “Meet the Artist” opening reception Sept. 16 in downtown Darien. — an announcement from Art Annex CT
Larrabee’s goal as a photographer is to be authentic and honest, not merely different. This approach is based on letting go of his expectations and assumptions — to use the photographic experience as a way of finding truth and connection. He earned a B.F.A. in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters degree of Fine Arts in graphic design from Yale University.

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Photography and Sculpture Art Show Begins Sunday with Reception at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center, “Photography and Sculpture,” will be on view Aug. 1 to 29 with over 60 pieces of artwork by area artists. The opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, is free and open to the public. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm.

Hollis Taggart art exhibit 2021 Reunion

‘Reunion’ Exhibit Features 10 Artists at Hollis Taggart Gallery, Reception on July 17

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On July 17, Hollis Taggart gallery in Southport will open “Reunion, A Group Exhibition,” featuring recent paintings and sculptures by 10 contemporary artists. The exhibition will open with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 17, in the gallery at 330 Pequot Ave., Southport, then will be on view through Sept. 4. — an announcement from Hollis Taggart

Reuniting many of our artists to celebrate the first anniversary of Hollis Taggart’s opening in Southport, “Reunion” highlights each artist’s particular style, technique, medium, themes, and intentions while showcasing works that represent the latest developments in contemporary art. the exhibition includes works by gallery artists William Buchina, Leah Guadagnoli, André Hemer, Dana James, Tim Kent, John Knuth, Suchitra Mattai, and Alexandros Vasmoulakis as well as Elise Ansel and Anna Pietrzak.

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Artists Invited to Submit Works for Rowayton Arts Center’s Upcoming ‘Photography and Sculpture’ Exhibit

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to artists for  “Photography and Sculpture,” an exhibit at the Rowayton Arts Center scheduled to run from Aug. 1 through 29, 2021. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The deadline for submissions is July 2, and accepted artists will be notified by July 9, 2021. Visit the RAC website for the prospectus and other information for submitting entries online. The Chair for the show is Joanna Bridges and the Co-chair is Laure Dunne.

Derek Buckner, "Beach Day #1"

Exhibition With Five Artists Starts With June 18 Reception at George Billis Gallery in Westport

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The George Billis Gallery on Main Street in Westport is presenting a group exhibition from June 18 – July 25, featuring four painters and a ceramicist. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 18, no reservations required. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular business hours. Derek Buckner is a realist painter and has produced this series of watercolors of beach scenes. The intimate watercolors capture the relaxing setting with a freshness and air to the compositions.

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A New Museum, The Norwalk Art Space, Opens With a Celebration This Weekend

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The Norwalk Art Space, the area’s newest museum, will open its doors to the public with a weekend-long celebration featuring a group exhibition, an outdoor live music festival, and the opening of the Art Space Cafe by celebrated Chef Bill Taibe. — an announcement from The Norwalk Art Space

The museum, just north of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in central Norwalk (off Exit 14), features a gallery, resident artists, classes, a sculpture garden and cafe, and musical performances. Live music will be presented in our sculpture garden by a wide variety of musicians. SEE ALSO: A New Museum, Norwalk Art Space, Opens June 5 With Exhibit Tours, Outdoor Music, Sculpture Garden, Cafe (May 9)
On Opening Weekend
The opening weekend will feature:

A group exhibition by our Resident Artists and Korry Fellows, curated by Artistic Director Duvian Montoya, and Curatorial and Policy Advisor Nicole Sansone Ruiz, PhD. The opening of our Sculpture Garden, curated by sculptural curator Yvonne Shortt.

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‘In the City’ Art Exhibit Starts With Opening Reception Sunday, May 23 at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “In the City,” will be on view this Sunday, May 23 until June 20, 2021. This themed exhibition features 70 pieces of artwork by area artists in all media. The opening reception takes place Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The chair for the show is Bruce Horan and the co-chair is Joel Flora. The judge for the exhibition is Amy Simon, owner of Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport.

The Norwalk Art Space interior 2021

A New Museum, Norwalk Art Space, Opens June 5 With Exhibit Tours, Outdoor Music, Sculpture Garden, Cafe

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A new art museum is opening Saturday, June 5 in central Norwalk with a free weekend celebratory party. The museum will include an exhibition gallery, a sculpture garden with regular live music on weekends, a cafe, studios for artists, a classroom and workspaces for students. — an announcement from The Norwalk Art Space

The Norwalk Art Space is located at 455 West Ave., next to Mathews Park (the location of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum). The museum building is the former Norwalk First Church of Christ Scientist. “Our goals are to promote local artists, offer free art classes to high school students, and provide the public a welcoming space to enjoy art and music,” the museum says on its website.

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Art Exhibit, Family Event in New Canaan to Promote Girls’ Confidence

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The Carriage Barn Arts Center will open an exhibit, May 27, “She Is Rising,” a celebration of women of various ages, backgrounds and ethnicities — some captured from life, and others imagined — who represent female power. — an announcement from LiveGirl

LiveGirl, a co-sponsor of the exhibit, also will host a “celebratory event” outside the Carriage Barn on Friday, June 4. “Family Fun Friday” is a “celebration of female power and the arts” featuring carnival games, an art scavenger hunt, cocktails, Flaco’s Taco Truck, Darien artist/activist TL Duryea “completing a masterpiece,” live music by Melissa Wasserman. Family Fun Friday runs from 5 to 7 p.m., June 4. Tickets are $25 and available here, on the LiveGirl website.

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‘Bloom’ Online Art Exhibit Celebrates a New Season of Life: Spring and the Fading Pandemic

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The latest exhibit of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery, “Bloom,” features art that incorporates energy and compelling visuals symbolizing the earth returning to life in the spring, as well as our own lives getting back to normal as we move out of the pandemic. — an announcement from the Norwalk Parking Authority
The exhibit is being held virtually on the Gallery’s social media, the fourth held online since last year.  The exhibit opened April 27 and continues through June 21, 2021. Artists and the public are encouraged to participate via the Gallery’s social media. The public is invited to view the art at the following social media:
—Maritime Garage Gallery on Facebook
—Maritime Garage Gallery on Instagram
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. The physical gallery is located at 11 North Water St.

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

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A new show by exhibiting members at the Rowayton Arts Center, “Abstraction,” will be on view April 18 through May 15. The opening reception is free and open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 18. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
The Hu Lindsay Memorial Award was established in 2016 for the top winner (Best in Show or 1st Place) in the Mixed Media Category for RAC’s annual Abstraction exhibition. This cash prize of $250 honors the life of Hu Lindsay, an active exhibiting member for many years and RAC President from 2007 to 2013. A reminder: The gallery will be closed this week to prepare for the opening on April 18.

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Open Call to Artists: Submit Work for Upcoming ‘In the City’ Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to Artists for  “In the City,” at Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) from May 23, 2021 to June 20. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

This new all media show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork with a nod to the theme of urban life. Visit the RAC website rowaytonarts.org for the prospectus and other information for submitting entries online. These words from the RAC website give an indication of what the exhibit is about:

The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2021 and accepted artists will be notified by April 30, 2021. The chair for the show is Bruce Horan and the co-chair is Joel Flora.