The “Expressions“ exhibition had a record-breaking number of entries. Judge Sue Brown Gordon commented, “Out of  368 pieces, only 101 were chosen. The award winners are especially commended for their talents as leaders in their field.” Senator Bob Duff, a special guest judge presented for the first time ever, the ‘Senator’s Selection Award.’ It was awarded to Brian Kammerer for his painting, “Hamlet,” a depiction of Shakespeare on the Sound in Rowayton.

The award winners are:

Best in Show: 139 Ripples Sparkling by Chris Perry

Acrylics: 1st place: Rome Apples by Veronica Cassell-Vaz  2nd place: Luminosity by Robert Racine  3rd place: Autumn Glow by Ann Kromer  Honorable Mention: Blue Man by Annie Mahoney

Mixed Media: 1st place: The Visitation by Pam Tucker  2nd place: Quartet 1 by Bevi Bullwinkel  3rd place: Depth by Kalelyn Vickery  Honorable Mention: Mapstraction by Amy Schott

Drawings, Pastels, Prints: 1st place: Forever Young by Joel Sobleson 2nd place: Chapter 1  by Isadora Gacel    3rd place:   Let Me Go by Dan Long Honorable Mention: Poppies by Susan Leggitt

Oils: 1st place: Golden Boy by Joel Flora   2nd place: Opties on Red by Linsey Pfeifer Lane   3rd place: Anna Painting by Lesley Concannon  Honorable Mention: Lord Lenox by Bruce Horan

Sculpture: 1st place: Spanish Guitar by Jaffa Gross  2nd place: Fragment 2 by Joseph Shuluk  3rd place: Celadon Vessel with lid by Nicholas Lepore

Watercolor: 1st place: Field of Poppies by Robert Baxter  2nd place: Calm Before the Storm by Ann Marie Tetelman  3rd place: Mind if I Sit by Wendy D. Pieper  Honorable Mention: Man Talk by Donna Osterby-Brien

Photography: 1st place: Gina/Dichotomy Bronze 1 by Richard Ventre 2nd place: Stitched by Ben Larrabee 3rd place: Three Wishes by Nancy Woodward  Honorable Mention: Fog Pond by Marcy Juran

“Expressions” will be on display until October 30. 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. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11-5pm,    Sun. 1-4pm. For more information: