“Sunset,” an oil painting by Lilly Langotsky, won Best in Show in the “Marine and Coastal” all-media exhibition that is at the Rowayton Arts Center through July 26. The RAC gallery at 145 Rowayton Avenue is open from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free. For information, visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org or call 203-866-2744.
Other award winners (by category) are: Acrylic — 1st Carol Young, 2nd Pam Davis, 3rd Melissa Orme, honorable mention Virginia Jennewein, James Ryan, Leslie Ware; Mixed Media-Pastels-Prints — 1st Amy Schott, 2nd Bevi Bullwinkel, 3rd Jessica Huse, honorable mention Michael Boll, Kathy Draper, Susan Frey; Oil — 1st Kathleen Weinstock, 2nd Alan Sprules, 3rd Lisa Morrill Webb, honorable mention Pamela Riley-Abear, N. Robert Cestone, Linda Francis, Wendy Moore, Elaine Pagano; Photography — 1st Tom Kretsch, 2nd Ben Larrabee, 3rd Marcy Juran, honorable mention Sylvia Doyle, Julie Frank, David Siever, Richard Ventre; Sculpture – 1st Ginny Awn ; Watercolor — 1st Hanneke Goedkoop, 2nd JoAnn Davidson, 3rd Marianne Rothballer, honorable mention Scott Kuykendall, Stan Pastore.
The winning artwork was selected from 97 entries by William McCarthy, who stated “This area has such a strong history in the visual arts that it was no wonder that this exhibit would have a very diverse field of entries to choose from. I selected work that I felt best explored the medium as well as answering the overall question of Maritime and Coastal art. Congratulations to all the artists who entered. This is a very handsome group of work.”
For more than 50 years the Rowayton Arts Center has been a community cultural hub that provides a welcoming environment for regional artists to exhibit and sell their work, exchange arts-related ideas, and participate in classes and workshops for creative people of all ages and at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on the banks of the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT.