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).

Photo Sculpture exhibit Rowayton Arts Center RAC

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.

Dana Goodfellow Aqua Water Art

New Online Art Classes for Adults Offered by Rowayton Arts Center

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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is offering three weekly art classes for adults starting June 4 over Zoom. RAC Instructors Dana Goodfellow, Christy Gallagher and Susan Fehlinger will lead students online to provide an opportunity to learn and grow in their artistic specialties. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
Dana Goodfellow will teach “From Realism to Abstraction” on Thursdays from 2 pm to 5 p.m., beginning June 4 for four weeks. The goal of this class is to use theories of composition, layout, design and perspective to allow for stronger realistic or abstract paintings. This class is a mixture of students whose work is either realistic or abstract or a mixture of both styles.

Nancy McTeague-Stock Rowayton Arts Center

Paint and Sip Online Watercolor Class on June 4

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The Rowayton Arts Center is offering another Zoom “Paint and Sip” experience, this time with watercolors! The class will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
— Editor’s note: The original announcement sent by the RAC included an image of a painting by another artist and wrongly attributed to McTague-Stock. The image here is her work. RAC Instructor Nancy McTague-Stock will lead students through a specific landscape painting, but participants are welcome to choose an image of their own.

Instructor Muffy Pendergast Rowayton Arts Center class 2020

Register Now for Rowayton Arts Center Classes for Kids K to Grade 5

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Rowayton Arts Center is offering two new weekly online art classes for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Both classes will be taught on Zoom by Muffy Pendergast, the well known “Empress” of New Haven’s annual Giant Puppet and People Making Mayhem Parade. Zoom has now made it possible to share her creative teachings with the students of our community. The classes will be age appropriate and will focus on teaching the various elements of art through engaging and fun-filled projects, using items you already have in your house. Any extra supplies will be delivered to homes on a weekly basis.

Melissa Orme Celebration artwork Rowayton Arts Center RAC

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.

RAC Artists from Rowayton Arts Center

‘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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‘Instructors and Students’ Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center Through Feb 1

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“From the RAC Studio/Instructors and Students Show,” an all-media exhibition featuring artwork by 125 students and instructors at Rowayton Arts Center is on view there now through Feb. 1. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community. For almost 60 years, this nonprofit organization has been a cultural gem in Rowayton. The gallery and art school overlook the scenic Five Mile River at 145 Rowayton Ave.

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You Can Register Now for Rowayton Arts Center Winter Art Classes That Begin Jan 6

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Looking for an art class? Rowayton Arts Center’s Winter Session begins Jan. 6 with class sign ups going on now for both adult and children. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
Weekly offerings include Oil Painting Methods, Figure Drawing, Wonders and Spontaneity of Watercolors, Still Life and the Modern Masters, Painting with the Palette Knife plus much more! Check out the schedule at rowaytonarts.org/education and for more information, call RAC at (203) 866-2744.