Winners from the exhibition,“Beyond Brushwork,” were announced at the Rowayton Arts Center on Sunday. Amy Schott (Wilton) won Best in Show as well as the Gale Parsons Memorial Award. Her piece, “Twisted in Color,” was created from tiny pieces of paper from packaging materials.

The judge, Laura G. Einstein, Principal of LGE Fine Art Consulting. said of her piece, “Without a doubt, Amy Schott’s masterful use of thin colorful strips creates a composition that decisively communicates what it means to be beyond brushwork.”Commenting on the entire exhibition, Ms. Einstein added,“I was struck by the diversity of technique, imagery and displays of talent.”Categories in the show are digital art, drawings, mixed media, paper cuts, pastels and prints. The exhibition chair is Diane Weeks and co-chair is Britt Bair. The other award winners include:
Digital Art: 1st Place, Monique Michaels (Armonk), Dawn of a New Day, 2nd Place, Ben Larrabee (Darien), “The Green Line,” 3rd Place, Sawyer G. Hanlon (Greenwich), “Things Past,” Honorable Mention, David Lindsay (Norwalk), “Ozzy vs. Griffin”
Drawings: 1st Place, Lynn Stephens Massey (Norwalk), “Narcissus,” 2nd Place, Dan Long (Westport), “Trying to Hold it Together,” 3rd Place, Ilana Appleby (Rowayton), “Folks Around Town,” Honorable Mention, Megan Garbe (Norwalk), “Bees”
Mixed Media: 1st Place, Meg Tweedy (Darien), “Dear Uncle Bill, 2nd Place, Lynne
Arovas (Greenwich), “Library,” 3rd Place: Pierre Lahaussois (Rowayton), “Abby’s
Bubbles,” Honorable Mention: Judith Orseck Katz (Westport), “Beyond Bowls A & B” Pastels: 1st Place, Jessica Huse (Norwalk), “Saltmarsh at Low Tide,” 2nd Place, Anne
Tetelman (South Salem, NY), “Mobile Market,” 3rd Place, N.Robert Cestone (Rowayton), “Blue Bandana”
Prints: 1st Place, Dana Goodfellow (Darien), “Square Cubed,” 2nd Place, Hanneke
Goedkoop (Rowayton), “The Bigger Red Button,” 3rd Place, Katharine Draper (Norwalk), “Energy,” Honorable Mention, Ann Marie Tetelman (South Salem, NY), “Cast Away”

In the Portside Gallery, is the solo show of award winning artist, Pierre Lahaussois. Both exhibitions will be on view until Saturday, February 24.

The Spring Juried Show opening March 4 is an open call to all artists. Check the website for details.

For almost 60 years, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem in the community. It is an exceptional gallery where regional artists may exhibit and sell their art as well as a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on the bank of the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue.

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