Rowayton Arts Center exhibit winners Nancy Gramps Joanna Bridges

Two Darienites Win Awards at Rowayton Arts Center’s Marine and Coastal Art Exhibit

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Winners of the Marine & Coastal Exhibit were announced at the Rowayton Arts Center’s opening reception Sunday, including two from Darien. Nancy Gramps of Darien won first place in the mixed-media category, and Joanna Bridges won second place in the photography category. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center


Susan Fehlinger of Bridgeport won Best in Show for her oil painting, Beach Cottage. Award winning artist and instructor Will McCarthy selected the winners from almost 80 entries. Exhibit chairs were Sandy Mills of Norwalk and Elaine Pagano of the Rowayton section of Norwalk.

Six Artists in the Current ‘Focus Under Forty’ Exhibition Speak at Rowayton Arts Center

Six artists from the current Rowayton Arts Center exhibition, “Focus Under Forty,” will discuss their art and inspiration. The event is free and open to the public. The moderator for the evening is award-winning artist, Dan Long of Westport

You can come hear from and meet these artists:

Lucy Armstrong (Darien) Acrylics;
Dave Dellinger (Westport) Photography;
Aaron Internet (Bridgeport) Digital Art;
Jon Puzzuoli (Norwalk) Ceramics;
Kerry Long (Trumbull) Photography;
Sarah Donovan (Norwalk) Printmaking/drawing. The “Focus Under Forty” exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center runs through this coming Sunday, June 24. See also: Darien Student Wins 1st Place in Oils Category, Another Darienite Gets 3rd Place for Photo in Rowayton Art Exhibit

Here are some images of the artwork in it, including works by Dave Dillenger, Aaron Internet and Kerry Long:

Darien Student Wins 1st Place in Oils Category, Another Darienite Gets 3rd Place for Photo in Rowayton Art Exhibit

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“Dual Nature,” a painting by Lucy Armstrong, a student in Darien, has won first place in the oil painting category of  the “Focus Under Forty” exhibit and arts competition at Rowayton Arts Center. Amit Cherbuchaw also of Darien won 3rd Place the Color Photography, “Joy.” Lucy will be one of the featured artists in the upcoming, Artists Talk on Wednesday night at RAC.  

The show is for artists from the ages of 16 to 39, and it runs through this Sunday, June  24 (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day). Armstrong will be part of the panel discussion on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. where the young artists will talk about their art and what inspires it.