Winners of the Marine & Coastal Exhibit were announced at the Rowayton Arts Center’s opening reception today. Susan Fehlinger (Bridgeport) won Best in Show for her oil painting, Beach Cottage. Award winning artist and instructor Will McCarthy (Hamden, CT) selected the award winners from almost 80 entries.
Of the exhibition, Will McCarthy said, “This is my second time jurying this very same show, and each time I am struck with the diversity and breath of creation that awaits me every time I enter this space.”
Exhibition Chair was Sandy Mills (Norwalk) and Co-chair was Elaine Pagano (Rowayton). The exhibition will be on view until Sunday, July 29. Gallery hours are: Tues – Fri (11am-5pm) and Sat, Sun (11am-2pm).
The other award winners include:
Acrylic- 1st Place- Kim Romero (Southport) On the Pier
2nd Place- Virginia Jennewein (New Canaan) Rocks- Sherwood Island Park
3rd Place- Leslie Ware (Norwalk) Old Salts, Nova Scotia
Honorable Mention- Heidi Lewis Coleman (Stamford) Seaspray 1 & 2
Mixed Media- 1st Place- Nancy Gramps (Darien) Turks - Two Birds of a Feather
2nd Place- Ginger Jespersen (Weston) Thousand Islands
Oil-1st Place- Kris Toohey (Westport) Summer View
2nd Place- Susan Leggitt (Norwalk) Stolen Heart
3rd Place- Alan Sprules (Rowayton) Boat Yard
Photography- 1st Place- Monique Michaels (Armonk, NY) Exhale Edition 1/7
2nd Place- Joanna Bridges (Darien) Last Light Over Long Neck Point
3rd Place- Rick Pank (Rowayton) The Boatworks
Honorable Mention- David Kaplan (Greenwich) Sunrise in the Reeds
Watercolor- 1st Place- Marianne Rothballer (New Canaan) View from Wilson Point
2nd Place- Hanneke Goedkoop (Rowayton) Ocean III
Since the sixties, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem in the community. Regional artists exhibit and sell their work in the gallery. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue. www.rowaytonarts.org
(Photos: Susan Fehlinger (Bridgeport) ,#2 Susan Leggitt (Norwalk), Alan Sprules (Rowayton), Nancy Gramps (Darien), Rick Pank (Rowayton), Susan Fehlinger (Bridgeport) #3 Joanna Bridges (Darien), Ginger Jespersen (Weston), Hanneke Goedkoop (Rowayton), Marianne Rothballer (New Canaan).