“ENOUGH!” a pen and ink drawing by Dan Long of Westport, won Best in Show at the opening reception for “Beyond Brushwork” at the Rowayton Arts Center. Anne Salthouse of Norwalk was awarded the Gail Parsons Memorial Award for Mixed Media for her 1st place winner with gold leaf, “Andalusian.” The exhibition runs through February 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday: 12-5pm, Sunday: 1-4 pm. (Closed Monday.)
Other award winners: 1st place: Pastels: “Old Friends” by Joel Sobelson (Westport), Monotype: “Beach Inlet” by Katherine Draper (Norwalk), Colored Pencil: “Clove Road Barn” by Adrienne Mierzwa (Rye, New York), iPad: “Party in Moonlight” by Tom Ranges (Norwalk), Acrylic on Varnished Paper: “Winter’s Dream” by Virginia Jennewein (New Canaan), Gold leaf/Graphite: “Andalusian” by Anne Salthouse (Norwalk). 2nd place: Monoprint: “Be Seated” by Lisa Thoren (Darien), Pastels: “Is this Still Life? II” by Maria Friscia (Greenwich), Manipulated Photography: “Farm Creek Wader” by Phyllis Padro (Norwalk), Silkscreen & Glass Glitter: “Tiger Shark” by Bruce Horan (Stamford), Oil on Panel: “Saranac” by Michael Brennecke (Westport), Pen & Ink: “ENOUGH” by Dan Long (Westport). 3rd place: Oil/Palette Knife: “Trail on Monhegan” by Kaz Oda (Bridgeport), Graphite: “Tree – Waveny Park” by Yuko Ike (Darien), Mixed Media: “Ciatolli” by Hu Lindsay (Norwalk), iPad: “5 Mile River” by Tom Ranges (Norwalk), Pastels on Cardboard: “Lilies” by Tetiana Chaboryk (Ridgefield), Digital Art: “Steinhardt’s’ Giverny” (Stamford). Honorable Mention: Digital on Archival Paper: “The Artist” by Katherine Evans (Fairfield), Pastels: “At Anchor” by James Ryan (Greenwich), Paper Cuts: “Winter Stars” by Gregg Welz (Norwalk).
The juror for the exhibition was Dr. Arianne Fabor Kolb, an art historian and curator of old master and contemporary art. She was formerly co-director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan and a curator at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
For over 50 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.