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Guild of Artists' 44th Annual Juried Exhibition Opening Reception Moved to Sunday!

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is pleased to present its 44th Annual Juried Exhibition running from Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, October 17, with an opening reception on Sunday, September 19 from 4-6pm at the antique Guild gallery barn at the bottom of the hill on Halpin Lane.

*Please note date change for the opening reception!

The reception will be outdoors on the patio with light refreshments, while visitors can view the show in the gallery.  It is free and open to all.  Masks are required indoors.  Awards will be presented between 5 and 5:30pm. 

George Billis is this year’s juror.  Fairfield County is fortunate to have his newest gallery right here in Westport, CT. Currently, the George Billis Gallery is an exhibition space with locations in Westport and Los Angeles. His New York gallery was established in 1997 and was the twelfth gallery to open in the Chelsea Arts District. In 2004, George Billis opened a second location in the burgeoning art district of Culver City, Los Angeles. His Galleries feature work by both national and international emerging and established artists.  Due to COVID, in 2020, George relocated the New York gallery to the busy Main Street of Westport, CT.  Find more information at www.georgebillis.com.

“This show is our premier exhibition every September. Now in its 44th year, it’s our longest-running tradition at the Guild,” explains Pam Stoddart. “Artists from around the northeast enter every year.” More than 300 pieces of artwork were submitted to be viewed and juried by George Billis this year. In the end, he selected 70 pieces to be part of the exhibition, including wall art in a variety of media and sculpture. Though he juried the pieces online, George visited the Guild to see the works in the gallery space, and award the prizes.  All artwork is for sale. 

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane.  Regular gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 4pm.  For more details and to see all Guild offerings including classes, visit www.rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863.  Now in its 47th year, RGOA is a tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit arts organization.  All contributions are gratefully accepted. 

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