Darien and Rowayton artists are award-winners for the 33rd annual Community-Sponsored Awards Exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. They are Ben Larrabee of Darien (1st Photography); and Rowayton residents Ilana Appleby (3rd Sculpture), Michael Boll (3rd Drawings & Pastels), Pierre Lahaussois (2nd Sculpture), Lynn Stephens Massey (3rd Mixed Media), Robert Sachs (2nd Photography) and Jeannine Soper (1st Acrylic).
Other local artists in the exhibition:
- From Darien: Pat Aktin, Carol Conze, Roz Emmons, Linda George, Dana Goodfellow, Trudy Hodenfield, Yuko Ike, Madeleine Mueller, Dana Munro, Jan Raymond, Leslie Rottner, Lisa Thoren, Peter Thoren;
- From Rowayton: Betty Ball, Joel Flora, Hanneke Goedkoop, Dana Laird, Andrea Letters, Edith McClean, Rick Pank, Jeannette Young Pertz, Eunice Roy.
The Best in Show and First Place artwork can be viewed at Award-Winning Art on the RAC web site.
The winners were selected by Jeffrey Price, owner of Artists' Market in Norwalk, who said, “This exhibition is a delightful mix of traditional and non-traditional uses of each medium. There is high quality throughout the exhibition and I liked the pushing of boundaries in all media.”
The exhibition of 94 high-quality artworks in all media continues through April 29. The RAC Gallery at 145 Rowayton Avenue is open from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday (closed Monday). Admission is free. For information call 203-866-2744.
Hu Lindsay, the RAC president and exhibit chair, thanked the local businesses, individuals and families that donated more than $4,000 dollars in prizes.
Business sponsors for the 2012 exhibition are Alphagraphics, The Bait Shop, Bluewater Coastal Companies LLC, Darien Rowayton Bank, Darien Sport Shop, Fairfield County Bank, Geary Gallery, Jerry’s Artarama, Lynn Morgan Designs, MacGuire, Cheswick & Tuttle, Max’s Art Supplies, Nicholas Roberts Bistro, Rockwell Art & Framing, Rowayton Fuel & Oil, Sails American Grill, White Bridge Wines & Spirits, Willian Pitt Sotheby’s and William Raveis Real Estate. Individual sponsors are Gwen & Walter Briggs, Nina Pallesen Craig, Kathy Draper, Merion Frolich, Anne Jayson, Harry T. Rein, Robert Sachs, Kenneth and Kathleen Tropin, Antoinette Vardamis, and Elsie Wheeler.