Norwalkers Win Top Prizes at Rowayton Arts Center's Expressions Exhibit

The winners of “Expressions” were given their awards at the Rowayton Arts Center’s opening reception on Sunday. The show, one of RAC’s largest, was juried and opened to all artists. There were 218 entries. Norwalkers Nina Craig and Robert Sachs won 1st place awards in their categories. Nina won for her mixed media, "Wild Meadow," and Robert for his photo of "Girl in Doorway, Hyderabad."

 The exhibition will be in the gallery through October 29. The exhibition chairs are Milan Chilla and Linda Francis. The judge is award-winning artist Rosemary Webber​ from Mystic, Connecticut.

The Mavis Fenner Memorial Award ($250) for best in show was awarded to Sally H. Aubrey of Lyme, CT for her untitled abstract watercolor. The list of winners:

Best In Show:  Sally Aubrey (Lyme) “Untitled Watercolor”

Acrylic:  1st Place: Clarice Shirvell (Ridgefield) “A Garden in Upstate New York” 

2nd Place: Carol Young  (Fairfield)  “Thursday's Smile”        

3rd Place:  Pamela Davis (Rowayton)  “Winter Pathways”  

Drawings, Pastels, Prints and Digital Art:

1st Place:  Carina Imbrugno  (Stamford) “Jaden”                   

2nd Place:  Dan Long  (Westport)  “Not Much of Me Left” 

3rd Place:  Julia Chen (Stamford) “Untitled” 

Mixed Media:  1st Place:  Nina Craig  (Norwalk)  “Wild Meadow”

2nd Place:  Marcy Juran  (Westport)  “Before the Storm”    

3rd Place:  Lisa Wilson Grant  (Norwalk) “The Trolley, Wall Street Norwalk”        

Oil:  1st Place:  Marty Rainbow Hendrickson  (Darien)  “Lunch - Route 27”         

2nd Place:  Dana Goodfellow  (Darien)  “The Darien Waterfall”       

3rd Place:  Sean Murtha  (Norwalk)  “View of Lake Tahmoo, Martha's Vineyard”  

HM: Sean Murtha (Norwalk)  “Indian Hill Farm, Martha's Vineyard”        

HM: Trish Monahan (Norwalk)  “Hesitation Blues”

Photography:  1st Place:  Robert Sachs  (Norwalk)  “Girl in Doorway, Hyderabad”          

2nd Place:  Lisa Laible  (Rowayton)  “Festival Ready”         

3rd Place:  Jeffrey B. Kellner  (Kent)  “Eileen”          

HM:  Robert Sachs  (Norwalk)  “Mumbai Slum”     

Sculpture:  1st Place:  Pam Willmer  (New Milford)  “Jestour Triboulet”  

Watercolor:  1st Place:  Judy Katz  (Westport)   “August River”    

2nd Place:  Jo Ann Davidson  (Westport)  “Pink Cup”         

3rd Place:  Marianne Rothballer (New Canaan)  “Richard at Rest”   

HM:  Lynn Stephens Massey (Norwalk)  “Sea of Life

Next event coming up at RAC is a Craft Beer Fundraising Event. Here’s an opportunity to taste the latest craft beers from Connecticut’s newest brewery, Charter Oak Brewing Company. It will be art, bratwurst, beer and lots of good cheer. Join us for a fun evening to celebrate RAC and its educational outreach efforts. Event sponsored by Fairfield County Bank. For tickets: http://rowaytonarts.org/events/october-craft-beer-tasting/

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. For the latest information: www.rowaytonarts.org

Photo 1: Nina Craig with her award winning piece, "Wild Meadow"

Photo 2: Robert Sachs with his award winning photograph, "Girl in Doorway in Hyderabad"