“Wave Action,” an oil painting by Dana Goodfellow of Darien won Best in Show at the Rowayton Arts Center’s Marine and Coastal Exhibit. Over 90 artists entered the exhibit. The art, submitted by RAC Exhibiting Members, was done on a maritime theme without any limitations in media. This popular exhibit opens Sunday, July 3 and will be up until July 31. The gallery, located at 145 Rowayton Avenue in Rowayton, is open 12-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free.
Other prize winning artists selected by the judge, Helen Kunzman, include: Acrylics: 1st place: Lois Weingarten, (City Island, NY) “Too Damn Close,” 2nd: Virginia Jennewein (New Canaan) “The Sea,” 3rd: Peter Thoren (Darien) “Docked,” Honorable Mention: Pam Davis (Rowayton)“Shore Stories.” Mixed Media: 1st place: Gregg Welz (Norwalk) “White Caps” 2nd: Amy Schott (Wilton) “Maritime Flight.” Oils: 1st place: Mary Morant (Darien) “Copps Island Oyster Boats,” 2nd: Bruce Horan (Stamford) “Stamford Approach,” 3rd: Yuko Ike (Darien) “Maine,” Honorable Mention: Peter Kinseley (Rowayton) “Connecticut Sea.” Sculpture: 1st place: Pamela Riley-Abear (Stamford) “Octopus” 2nd: Pat Atkin (Darien) “Sea Flowers.” Watercolor: 1st place: Judith Katz (Westport) “Bridgeport Ferry,” 2nd: Marianne Rothballer (New Canaan) “Stamford Yacht Club,” 3rd N. Robert Cestone (Rowayton) “ Moses,” Honorable Mention: Lynn Stephen Massey (Rowayton) “Seaweed.” Photography: 1st place: Joanna Bridges (Darien) “Llewellyn: Eye on the Wind,” 2nd: Tom Kretsch (Westport) “Harbor Reflections 6,” 3rd: Rick Pank (Rowayton) “Honfleur, Normandy, Old Harbor,” Honorable Mention: Barbara Murphy (Rowayton) “Rust- St. Croix.” Prints, Pastels: 1st place: Cynthia Walen (Westport) “Squall Line,” 2nd: Joel Sobleson (Weston) “Me and Pop.”
Exhibit chairs were Amy Schott and Jeanette Young Pertz.
RAC has been a cultural hub for almost 60 years. The RAC Art School offers year-round classes and workshops for creative people of all ages and at all levels. RAC, a not-for-profit organization, underwrites art education programs throughout Norwalk.