“School Girls Waiting/JFK,” a color photography by Laure Dunne of Norwalk, was awarded Best in Show for the current “Photography & Sculpture” exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center Gallery, 145 Rowayton Avenue. Other award winners, by category, are Photography – 1st Robert Sachs (Norwalk), 2nd Julie Frank (Norwalk), 3rd Marcy Juran (Westport), honorable mention Danielle Goldstein (Westport), Kirsti Holtan (Stamford) and Richard Ventre (Norwalk) ; Sculpture – 1st Pamela Riley Abear (Stamford), 2nd Michael Brennecke (Westport), 3rd Susan Acker (Stamford), honorable mention Pat Atkin (Darien).

The exhibition continues through May 31 and admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays. All the works in this exhibit are by Rowayton Arts Center members. For information visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org or call 203-866-2744.

The judge was Nancy McTague Stock, who selected the award winners from 41 photographs and 6 sculptures. She said, “It is always a pleasure to judge an exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. Although awards could not be given to all, there were many worthy candidates. I was pleased to see experimentation in media and substrates, indicative of the RAC membership’s willingness to experiment.”

Other photographers and sculptors in the exhibition are (by town) Branford – Gaile Ramey; Darien – Joanna Bridges, Ben Larrabee, Pam Lindbert; Greenwich – Maria Friscia; New Rochell, NY – Evelyn Aponte; Norwalk – Bill Jones, Jeanne Castellucci, Lisa Wilson Grant, Dona Menton; Rowayton – Michael Boll, Dana Laird, Barbara Murphy, Rick Pank, Marilyn Parker, Jack Robson, Alan Sprules; Stamford – Sandy Gennrich, Judy Peknik; Westport – Tom Kretsch; Wilton – Amy Schott.

Founded in 1960, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is located on the scenic banks of the Five Mile River. RAC is a non-profit organization that strives to create an environment where local and regional artists of all ages and levels of expertise can gather for the purpose of education, exhibition and inspiration. Through its classes, gallery, outreach programs and events, the Arts Center endeavors to promote creativity in the arts and to expand its involvement within the community.