Pomperaug Woods Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show Winners

Pomperaug Woods senior living community announces the recipients of the 12th Annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show awards. First, second and third place awards are presented in four categories: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Photography.

The Tommie Davis Award for best in show is given to the artist who best demonstrates “the feeling of beauty and life in his/her artwork.” Additional awards include most expressive, most innovative, abstract and best execution. An employee choice award and a resident choice award will be announced on Friday, Sept. 20 at the opening reception for artists and their guests.

Richard Collette, from Waterbury, is this year’s winner of the Tommie Davis Award, or “Best in Show,” for “Wickham.”

Lisa Huebenthal, director of community life services at Pomperaug Woods, said the community is proud of the art show’s continued growth. She said that they received 221 entries this year from 122 seniors from 39 Connecticut towns.

“We focus on a beautiful execution of the show and sharing these incredible works of art. The quality of the art and the setting for this show have led artists to spread the word to their peers over the years. We have a lovely backdrop to display the artwork, and that’s another reason why it’s been so popular for so long,” Huebenthal said. “It’s an opportunity for these artists to feel good about what they’re doing. For many of them, this art show is the pinnacle for all the work they’ve put into their pieces.”

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. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at Pomperaug Woods, located at 80 Heritage Road in Southbury. The event is free and open to the public. 

The 2019 award winners are:

Tommie Davis Award: Richard Collette, Waterbury – “Wickham”

Most Expressive: Barbara Kalin, New Hartford – “Carla, Waiting”

Most Innovative: Ann Moore, Southbury – “Used”

Abstract: Ellen Fisher, Coventry – “Waves”

Best Execution: William Rorick, Southbury – “Portrait of Albert Einstein (1879-1955)”

Winners in the Painting Category

First Place – Kathy Arthur, Chester – “Chester Village”

Second Place – Dorothy Dupont, Cheshire – “Music Transcends Words”

Third Place – Carolyn Bucha, Southbury – “Blue and White Still Life”

Winners in the Drawing Category

First Place – Mary Branch, Southbury – “Pizza Eaters”

Second Place – Rosemary Schiavone, Cheshire – “Mom’s Doily”

Third Place – Daniel Rosner, Woodbridge – “Old Campus, Yale University”


Winners in the Sculpture Category

First Place – Stuart Nodelman, West Haven – “Madison”

Second Place – Carol Gereg, Southbury – “Untitled”

Third Place – Joyce Weiser, Redding – “Pole Vaulter”

Winners in the Photography Category

First Place – Peter Coffeen, Norfolk – “Still Life with Corbel”

Second Place – Bonnie Carilli, Plainville – “Solitude”

Third Place – Fran Barr, Oxford – “Roseate Spoon Bill”

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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