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.
The award winners include:
Best In Show- Susan Fehlinger (Bridgeport) Beach Cottage
Acrylic- 1st Place- Kim Romero (Southport) On the Pier
2nd Place- Virginia Jennewein (New Canaan) Rocks- Sherwood Island Park
3rd Place- Leslie Ware (Norwalk) Old Salts, Nova Scotia
Honorable Mention- Heidi Lewis Coleman (Stamford) Seaspray 1 & 2
1st Place- Nancy Gramps (Darien) Turks – Two Birds of a Feather
2nd Place- Ginger Jespersen (Weston) Thousand Islands
Oil- 1st Place- Kris Toohey (Westport) Summer View
2nd Place- Susan Leggitt (Norwalk) Stolen Heart
3rd Place- Alan Sprules (Rowayton) Boat Yard
1st Place- Monique Michaels (Armonk, NY) Exhale Edition 1/7
2nd Place- Joanna Bridges (Darien) Last Light Over Long Neck Point
3rd Place- Rick Pank (Rowayton) The Boatworks
Honorable Mention- David Kaplan (Greenwich) Sunrise in the Reeds
Watercolor- 1st Place- Marianne Rothballer (New Canaan) View from Wilson Point
2nd Place- Hanneke Goedkoop (Rowayton) Ocean III
Since the 1960s, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem in the community. Regional artists exhibit and sell their work in the gallery. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue. www.rowaytonarts.org