Rowayton Arts Center

Abstraction 2021

EXHIBITION CHAIRS




JUDGE'S STATEMENT


Mary Harold, Chair; Holly Hawthorn, Co-chair

Receiving: Lisa Wilson Grant, Marilyn Parker

Hanging: Michael Brennecke, Janine Brown


It was an honor to judge the Abstraction show for the Rowayton Arts Center in 2021. All of the works looked so beautiful and are skillful interpretations of the abstract theme, such a tribute to the local talent in the area. Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of the artists in the exhibition. Everyone at the arts center was wonderful and I truly enjoyed meeting everyone. 

 

Thank you, 

Paul Efstathiou

Director of Contemporary Art at Hollis Taggart in Chelsea, NYC and Southport, CT

Click here for judge's bio and a list of Abstraction 2021 award winners

HU LINDSAY 

MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST MIXED MEDIA



The Hu Lindsay Memorial Award was established in 2016 for the top winner in the Mixed Media Category for RAC’s annual Abstraction exhibition. This cash prize of $250 honors the life of Hu Lindsay, an active exhibiting member for many years and RAC President from 2007 to 2013. Throughout his successful 50-year career as an award-winning graphic designer, Hu continued to create his own artwork. After his retirement, he concentrated on colleges, mixed media artwork and paintings, many of which won awards at regional art venues. This year's recipient is Amy Schott for her piece, Blues.




Nancy C. Woodward

Onlookers

Digital photography, archival inkjet print

32" x 28"

$1,300




Lynne Arovas

Blue Glass

Mixed media collage

14.5" x 14"

$800





Janine Brown

Pattern Play VII

Acrylic

13.5" x 13.5"

$500






Dana Goodfellow

Infinity #6

Acrylic

24" x 24"

$2,200







Holly Hawthorn

Red Stipe

Monoprint

18" x 18"

$275




Ann Tetelman

Spring Strong

Monoprint with transfer

11" x 14"

$400







Joseph Dermody

TimesNewRoman

Mixed media/newspaper, charcoal, metal

36" x 36"

$3,600




Ronnie Gold

Against the Current

Acrylic

36" x 36"

$1,100





Eunice Roy

Essex Gold

Oil

12" x 12"

$295




Eunice Roy

Essex Grey

Oil

12" x 12"

$295





Ginny Rowan

You won't find this iris at grandma's retirement village

Watercolor

20" x 16"

$325




Ginny Rowan

Handful

Watercolor

20" x 16"

$265







Don Hamerman

Translucency no. 31

Photography

21" x 16"

$490




Katharine Draper

Pattern

Monotype

32" x 26"

$900





Judy Peknik

Red Orb

Watercolor

20" x 24"

$350


HONORABLE MENTION

Joyce Grasso

Light Across Antibes

Mixed media

20" x 20"

$950





Linda George

Over the Rise

Oil

30" x 30"

$3,000


Pamela Davis

Ramble

Acrylic

24" x 24"

$800





Joyce Andersen

Shades of Gray

Photographic print

10" x 8"

$200


Joyce Andersen

Scratching Post

Photographic print

10" x 8"

$200






Merrilee Main

Slipstream

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 30"

$850


Judith Orseck Katz

Ballet

Ink on Arches paper

24" x 18"

$2,500





Pamela Lindberg

Spring Leaves

Acrylic

30" x 24"

$700



THIRD PLACE

Pamela Lindberg

Bird's Eye View

Collage

24" x 18"

$625





Marilyn Parker

Spring Leaves

Color photography

16" x 12" framed

$125


Janine Brown

Pattern Play II

Acrylic

37.5" x 37.5"

$4,500





Mari Gyorgyey

Color Spill

Acrylic

18" x 16"

$850



Joseph Dermody

Birds of Paradise

Acrylic on recycled aluminum street sign

30" x 30"

$3,200





Susan McHale

Below the Horizon

Acrylic applique

12" x 12"

$250




Susan McHale

Above the Horizon

Acrylic applique

12" x 12"

$250





Marilyn Parker

Sunset on the Atlantic

Color photography

12" x 16" framed

$125




Heidi Lewis Coleman

Alstroemeria

Mixed media

12" x 12"

$200






Judith Orseck Katz

Three Voyagers from RISA

Porcelain

12" x 12"x 8"

$3,500




Kim Romero

A Moment of Calm

Acrylics on linen canvas

30" x 40"

$2,400





Julie O'Connor

Looking into Bruegel, Vienna

Digital archival photograph sublimated to aluminum

16" x 20"

$250

Juliette Tehrani

Fanfare

Oil on Dibond

24" x 24"

$1,100






Kathleen Weinstock

Vanilla Slice

Oil

12" x 12"

$395

Kathleen Weinstock

Orange Crush

Oil

12" x 12"

$395









Bevi Bullwinkel

Remembering George Floyd

Water mixable oil

20" x 16"

$900

Bevi Bullwinkel

Epigram 6

Water mixable oil

24" x 18"

$1,000







Rick Bannerot

Argentine Abstract

Photograph

19" x 12"

$295



Nancy Breakstone

A Marbleous Dream

Photography

22" x 30"

$250




Hanneke Goedkoop

Untitled I

Acrylic and collage

20" x 16"

$950



Hanneke Goedkoop

Untitled II

Acrylic and collage

20" x 16"

$950








Betty Schneier

The Black Hole

Mixed media

19" x 25"

$750




Katy Sullivan

Hay and Sunsets

Mixed media

24" x 56"

$995





Kirsti Holtan

Spring Has Sprung

Photograph

18" x 24"

$350




Mari Gyorgyey

Chalk Board

Oil

12" x 18"

$750





Merrilee Main

Affinity

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 30"

$850




Ann Tetelman

Look Into It

Watercolor

20" x 15"

$450





Kim Romero

Point of View

Acrylics on linen canvas

40" x 30"

$2,400


Nancy Breakstone

A Glimmer of Light

Photography

15" x 18.5"

$165





SECOND PLACE

Susan Lippman

Capri Summer

Acrylic on Canvas

30" x 24"

$675


BEST IN SHOW

Daniel Barrett

Don't Ask Me

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 20"

$1,200





Judy Peknik

Blue

Watercolor

29" x 23"

$450



Dana Goodfellow

A Touch of Orange

Acrylic

30" x 30"

$2,800





Katharine Draper

Vision

Oil

26" x 18"

$900


Pamela Davis

Crossed Lines

Acrylic

24" x 20"

$700





Don Hamerman

Translucency no. 46

Photograph

21" x 16"

$490


Erin Dolan

Falling in Love with Spring

Oil on canvas

36" x 36" (Each panel, diptych)

$2,000








FIRST PLACE

Elena McCoy

exhale #6

Acrylic on paper

24" x 18"

$320

Elena McCoy

exhale #5

Acrylic on paper

24" x 18"

$320







Lois Weingarten

Sunset

Acrylic/paper

28" x 22"

$300

Lois Weingarten

Untitled

Acrylic/paper

28" x 22"

$300







Susan Lippman

Tuscan Memories

Acrylic on canvas

36" x 24"

$675


Joyce Grasso

Sand and Sea

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 30"

$2,250





Joanne Leaman

What Lies Beyond the Scrim?

Acrylic

24" x 24"

$600



Joanne Leaman

Navigate

Acrylic

24" x 24"

$600







Maria Friscia

Seaside

Acrylic on canvas

24" x 24"

$950





Juliette Tehrani

Blue Fantasy

Oil on Dibond

24" x 24"

$1,100






Betty Schneier

All Things Hold Together

Mixed media

21" x 31"

$750


Maria Friscia

Sails

Acrylic on canvas

12" x 36"

$1,100





Amy Schott

Twisted #8

Mixed media

24" x 36"

$800


HU LINDSAY AWARD (Best mixed media piece)

Amy Schott

Blues

Mixed media

29" x 25"

$2,500





Rick Bannerot

Montana Abstract

Photograph

16" x 24"

$495


Suzy Aubrey

A Pencil Corn Corset Landscape

Mixed media

14" x 17" framed

$195







Dana Laird

Mix Master

Photographic collage

10" x 10"

$695




Julie O'Connor

Fashion in the Year 2020

Digital archival photograph sublimated to aluminum

12" x 12"

$180