Pomperaug Woods Announces Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show Award Recipients

Pomperaug Woods senior living community announces the recipients of the 11th Annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show awards. First, second, and third place are presented in four categories: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Photography. Additionally, a “Best in Show” award is given to the artist who best demonstrates “the feeling of beauty and life in his/her artwork.”

Ralph R. Schwartz, from Monroe, is this year’s winner of the Tommie Davis Award, or “Best in Show,” for “Red’s Eats.”

Lisa Huebenthal, community life services director at Pomperaug Woods, said the community is proud of the art show’s continued growth. He said that they received 243 entries from 133 seniors from 51 Connecticut towns this year.

The art show, where the winning pieces will be on display, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sept 23 at Pomperaug Woods, located at 80 Heritage Road in Southbury. The event is free and open to the public.

The 2018 award winners are:

Tommie Davis Award: Ralph R. Schwartz, Monroe – Red’s Eats

Most Expressive: Thelma Appel, Waterbury – Before Time

Most Innovative: Robert T. Schweizer, Avon – Summer Dreams – Hammonasset Beach

Abstract: Eleanor M. Phillips, Colchester – Peace Overtakes Pain

Best Execution: Lorraine Ryan, New Milford – Heirlooms


Winners in the Painting Category

First Place – Lynn Norris, Southbury – The Committee

Second Place – Salvatore Gulino, Southbury – Bantam Bread (After Manet)

Third Place – Betsy Nickerson, Southbury – Will

Winners in the Drawing Category

First Place – Dolores Gall, Hamden – Botswana Trees

Second Place – Mary Noble Brand, Southbury – Best Friends

Third Place – Jillian Kauff, Washington – David


Winners in the Sculpture Category

First Place – Burt Carpentier, Waterbury – Mother and Child

Second Place – Sharon Curran, Bethlehem – Mustang Stallion

Third Place – Bob Murray, Watertown – Celtic Staff


Winners in the Photography Category

First Place – Charles Fleishman, Oxford – Round Things

Second Place – Charles Fleishman, Oxford – Magic Door

Third Place – Charlotte Dzujna, Southbury – Before Sunset


The award-winning pieces will be displayed at Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street in Waterbury, from October 7 to November 11.


About Pomperaug Woods

Pomperaug Woods is located at 80 Heritage Road in Southbury, Connecticut. As Southbury’s only not-for-profit LifeCare® senior living community, Pomperaug Woods offers residents a variety of amenities, activities and residential living options. In addition to maintenance-free independent living apartment homes, residents have access to graduating levels of care, including assistance-in-living, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing. For more information, call 203-262-6555 or visit pomperaugwoods.com.


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