Rowayton Arts Center

Autumn Juried Show

Open call, juried exhibition

JUROR'S STATEMENT

When I look at art, there are multiple constructs in which I take into consideration. Aside from a work’s apparent beauty, I am keenly intrigued by the media and the method. I am drawn to compositions that speak to me either in their concept, context, diversity or process, in addition to the overall quality. I also consider if it is a piece that I would want to add to my personal art collection or suggest to a client. As an art professional for over thirty years, I understand the struggles that confront artists as they strive to be innovative, creative and unique in order to set themselves apart from other artists and to gain critical acclaim and success. With that in mind, I truly love each of the works I selected for the Autumn Juried Show and choosing the awards for the exhibition was quite hard.


While the current state of affairs throughout 2020 were not included as part of the prospectus for this exhibition, it was nearly impossible to not to take the relevant issues into consideration – COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and the division within our country. While the works in the exhibition aren’t conspicuously addressing the issues related to 2020, I was definitely drawn to certain subjects, color schemes and mediums. I believe we all see the world through a different lens today than we did seven months ago – whether it’s by discovering new beauty in nature or in the most quotidien moments which we have taken for granted. There is also an element of nostalgia that is also omnipresent in our new normal. This new lens definitely influenced how I viewed the entries and made my selections and juried this exhibition.


—Kristin Peterson Edwards


Click here for judge's bio and a list of the participating artists and prize winners



Ken Kosakoff

Angulus in C major #32

Giclee print

17" x 22"

$600




BEST IN SHOW

Marcy Juran

Queen Ann's Lace, Bindweed | Imagined Gardens

Archival digital print with encaustic on wooden panel

24" x 24"

$1,200





Janine Brown

Pattern Play VIII

Acrylic

13.5" x 13.5"

$500


Maria Friscia

Road Trip

Oil on canvas

24" x 36"

$1,900





Nancy Breakstone

Leaf Imprint #2 In the Path

Color photograph

36" x 28"

$325

Melissa Orme

Inspiration

Acrylic on linen canvas

30" x 30"

$1,850






Roger Martensen

White House at Sundown

Watercolor

9" x 14"

$450

Angela Rustici

Counting

Encaustic, pigment stick, graphite on panel

24" x 24"

$1,100







Katharine Draper

Celebration

Ink monotype

28" x 28"

$900



Beth M. Reifers

Lavender Flowers

Watercolor

12" x 16"

$220





Nina Daryanani

Three Medium Sunflowers

Oil on cradled birch board

12" x 12"

$650


HONORABLE MENTION

John Gould

Cafe

Oil on canvas

24" x 30"

$500






Rosa Sclafani

Quarantine

Watercolor

10" x 14"

$400

Loretta Weitzel

The Passage

Watercolor

29.5" x 27"

$850





Julie O'Connor

Secrets of the Doge's Palace

Digital archival photo sublimated to aluminum

12" x 12"

$180


FIRST PRIZE

Karen Popp

Grand Entrance

Pen and ink with watercolor on cradled panel

10" x 8"

$450





Joyce Grasso

Harbor Mist #1

Acrylic on canvas

24" x 24"

$1,600



Bobbi Eike Mullen

Bow Season

Acrylic on canvas

24" x 27"

$1,200





Andrea Letters

The Copse, Speyside

Archival pigment print

18" x 18"

$300




HONORABLE MENTION

Lynne Byrne

Queen Ann's Lace Reflections

Photography

33" x 22"

$750






Lynn Sadlon

Autumnal Marsh

Acrylic

11" x 14"

$250


Jane LaMotta

Patchwork

Acrylic paint, mortar

20" x 26"

$500






Ronnie Gold

Hidden Treasure

Pastel on Uart with underpainting

16" x 12"

$900


THIRD PRIZE

Lenny Moskowitz

Garden at Edgerton Park

Acrylic on canvas

36" x 36"

$3,600





Kirsti Holtan

Prickly

Photograph

16" x 16"

$300



Ginny Waters

Death Fairy Teapot

Porcelain with sprigging and underglaze

7" x 10"

$160







Julia Rose

SF Sky 2020

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20"

$550


Pamela Stoddart

Daisy Evolution I

Acrylic

30" x 24"

$900






Eunice Roy

Cityscape

Oil on board

12" x 12"

$225




Elena Abrahams

Pool

Cut paper on acrylic

20" x 24"

$500





ReBeL ReBeL

Sunsoaked

Giclee print of digital photograph

16 x 20"

$777



Margaret Jolly

Oceaneer

Williamsburg oil on Belgian linen

30" x 30" 

$1,000











Jennifer Mone Hill

Blue Wash No. 2

Acrylic on canvas

8" x 24"

$330



Susanna Long

Finding Peace Together

Oil over acrylic on canvas

36" x 36"

$972






Marian Doherty

Flame

Painted metal

16" x 7" x7"

$350


Robert Carley

Untitled 3

Pen and ink

30" x 24"

$900






Barbara Boeck

Hens & Chicks II, Deconstructed

Pastel on raw canvas, wood substrate

31" x 21" x 3/4"

$1,400


Allison Cary

High Hopes

Alcohol ink and acrylic on canvas

18" x 18"

$350







Ceal Swift

Nightfall Day 48

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20"

$675



Kat Evans

Embrace Passion

Acrylic on mounted canvas

40" x 40"

$6,400






Daniel Barrett

Undisclosed

Acrylic

12" x 8"

$275



Heidi Lewis Coleman

Just Ahead

Acrylic and pastel on watercolor paper

22" x 22"

$850





Linda McMillan

Floating on the River

Wet Cyanotype

15" x 12"

$175


Julie DiBiase

Fall in Love

Archival pigment print

14" x 14"

$300






Norm Jensen

Window Display-6

Photography

13" x 20"

$350


Bevi Bullwinkel

Harmony 2

Water mixable oil

30" x 24"

$1,500






Katie Samuelson

In Deep I

Oil and cold wax on gesso board

18" x 24"

$450


Nancy C. Woodward

Daydreaming

Digital photography, archival inkjet print

24" x 20"

$400






Vicki Smith

All Flights Cancelled

Painting on metal

24" x 24"

$2,400


Lisa Keuker

Weathering the Storm

Archival pigment print

16" x 20"

$225






Susan McHale

A Conspiracy of Ravens

Stoneware, driftwood, wire

20" x 36" x 3"

$400


Susan Lippman

HOPE

Acrylic on canvas

36" x 24"

$750







Nancy Gramps

Green Owl

Acrylic, paper and resin

7.5" x 7.5"

$750


Cynthia Dobie

Look to the Sky

Oil

30" x 15"

$450







Soledad Bence

Inspiration I

Acrylic and oil on canvas

20" x 16"

$200


HONORABLE MENTION

Joanna Bridges

River Reflections Mosaic

Archival print face mounted on 1/4" Plexiglas

24" x 36"

$550






Merilee Main

Inclination

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 24"

$500


Sarah Schneider

Liminal Space I

Acrylic on paper

11.5" x 8.5"

$375






Sean Murtha

Oysterbed Lullabye

Oil on canvas

32" x 32"

$2,200


Elena McCoy

LOVE

Acrylic on canvas

40" x 30"

$3,200







Charlotte Sabbagh

Turbulence

Mixed media

24" x 30"

$1,250


SECOND PRIZE

Kerry Long

Constellation #1

Color, medium format film scan

16" x 16"

$200







HONORABLE MENTION

Jennifer Williams

Lady in Waiting

Brushed silver aluminum panel

24" x 30"

$1,800


Jay Wilson

Built to Last

Photograph on lustre paper

18" x 12"

$350






Paul Shampine

Surfacing

Acrylic and aluminum on canvas

14" x 14" x 2.5"

$975


Catherine Easton

Sheffield Light Dawn Storm

Oil on canvas

20" x 30"

$375







Almudena Fernandez Vicens

Unfolding

Mixed media–acrylic on board

12" x 12"

$500


Julie Jones

Burdened

Photo, aluminum diamond

32" x 24"

$1,000






Chris Timmons

McDevitt

Various papers, acrylic paint

13" x 18" framed

$600


Emily Kelting

Seeing the Light

Digital photograph

13" x 10.5"

$750







Marta Beltramo

Rainbow River

Acrylic on canvas

24" x 30"

$2,500



Marc VanDermeer

Red

Photo silkscreen printed on Arnhem paper

24" x 24"

$500






Amy Schott

Butterfly Days

Vintage found material, wire and nails

16" x 12" x 1/2"

$1,200


Joanie Landau

The Monarchy B&W Version 3

Archival inkjet print mounted to Plexiglas

40" x 30"

$2,000







Laure Dunne

Never Parted

Pigment print on archival paper

9.5" x 15"

$400


David Montgomery

Morning Dew Pearls

Photograph

10.5" x 13.5"

$200







Gyorgyi

Complementary Plaid

Oil on canvas

12" x 12"

$700


Ric Kallaher

Lost Railway #2–Caboose #9953

Acrylic print

7" x 12"

$100