Rowayton Arts Center

In the Garden

STATEMENT

In the dark of winter, we dream about being In the Garden.

Warm sun on our face, the scent of earth in our nose, the blush of tender shoots popping up 

through barren ground; these memories give us hope and comfort on dreary days and cold nights. 

Life comes full circle again.


When we originally planned this show for February, little did we know how accurate our theme prompt, above, would turn out to be. Outside, there is snow and bitter cold, but in the gallery, there is warmth, bright sunny colors and hope. Whether you visit our "garden" online or in person, it is the perfect respite this winter. Thank you to our exhibiting members and also to the Rowayton Gardeners for gracing the gallery with their floral displays just in time for a long Valentine's Day weekend.


–Andrea Letters, Executive Director

–Jane Jansen Seymour, Marketing Director


Chair: Pamela Proctor

Co-Chair: Lilly Langotsky

Judges: Amy Pal and Kevin Manley of Newton Roux Gallery, Westport, CT

Newton Roux Gallery, located in Bedford Square in downtown Westport, exhibits primary market 

work of emerging realist and abstract painters. Owners Amy Pal and Kevin Manley created 

the gallery to help promote talented emerging local artists, while making the buying process transparent and easy for collectors. Newton Roux Gallery


Click here for a list of In the Garden award winners

Fruma Markowitz

Fairy Dust at Dusk

Original Wet Cyanotype with botanicals, table salt, turmeric powder, vinegar

20" x 16"

$500




Heide Follin

Garden Time

Acrylic on #300 watercolor paper

27.5" x 36"

$1,500





Judith Orseck Katz

Heart of Garden

Gouache and ink

26" x 33"

$2,500






Tom Kretsch

Yasou (Beautiful One)

Photography

16" x 16"

$325







Betty Ball

Anemones

Photopolymer Intaglio

12" x 12" image, 23" x 23" framed

$550 unframed, $850 framed




Nancy Breakstone

Soft Opening

Photography

17.5" x 21"

$195






Dana Goodfellow

My Garden

Acrylic

16 x 20"

$1,200




Joseph Dermody

White Roses

Acrylic

22" x 18"

$485





Nancy Breakstone

Swaying in Pink

Photography

14" x 14"

$195





THIRD PRIZE

Tom Kretsch

The Lightness of Being

Photography

17" x 23"

$325





Georgette Diamandis

Bleeding Hearts

Acrylic

16" x 20"

$350




Georgette Diamandis

Tahitian Violets

Acrylic

18" x 18"

$400






Dana Goodfellow

Hamptons Garden

Oil

18" x 24"

$1,800




Lynne Arovas

Tales from the Garden

Mixed media/collage

16" x 16"

$800





Amy Schott

Flower Box

Mixed media

16" x 12"

$850


BEST IN SHOW

Mari Gyorgyey

Falling Flowers

Oil

36" x 36"

$800

SOLD




Katharine Draper

Spring

Oil

24" x 24"

$1,000


Juliette Tehrani

Colorful Bouquet

Acrylic

24" x 24"

$1,200





Marilyn Parker

Tigerlily

Color photography

12" x 16"

$125


Joanna Bridges

Unfurling

Color photography

15.5" x 18"

$150





Katharine Draper

Water Iris

Oil

12" x 12"

$400


Karen Kent

Two Cows

Acrylic

12" x 12"

$350





Lisa Thoren

Summer Solstice

Mixed media

18" x 14"

$350


Jan Raymond

In the Garden

Acrylic

36" x 36"

$850





Kris Toohey

Dancing Grasses I

Oil on aluminum

12" x 12"

$350



Kris Toohey

Dancing Grasses II

Oil on aluminum

12" x 12"

$350





Holly Hawthorn

Soft Light

Monoprint

18" x 18" framed

$275




JoAnn Davidson

Garden Gate

Watercolor

19" x 14"

$350





Janine Brown

Mother Earth

Mixed media

21" x 17"

$1,250




Michael Aubrey

Complement to Spring

Photography

20" x 20"

$185





Jennifer Williams

Summer Love

Oil on brushed silver aluminum

30" x 24"

$2,200

Rebeca Fuchs

Ketut

Oil on canvas

40" x 30"

$2,000






Nancy Schlater

Nikko Blue

Oil on canvas board

10" x 8"

$100

Nancy Schlater

Daffs at Teatime

Oil on canvas

12" x 9"

$150








Eunice Roy

Garden Guardian

Mixed media

10" x 8"

$150

David Lindsay

Gardenizen

Color photography

14" x 18"

$275






Mary Moross

Lotus and Waterlillies

Pastel prepared board

12" x 9"

$450



Mary Moross

Lotus in Pond

Pastel prepared board

10" x 10.5"

$450




Lois Weingarten

Wildflowers

Acrylic

20" x 16"

$300



Nancy C. Woodward

Fern

Digital photography, inkjet print on cold press paper

21" x 17" framed

$750





Judith Secco

Tulip with Butterfly

Photograph on exhibition canvas

15" x 15"

$225




Lilly Langotsky

My Garden

Oil

20" x 10"

$500





Richard Ventre

MICHELLE/DAY LILY SPRITE

The painted nude, photography, photomontage

25" x 32"

$1,250




Emily Kelting

Spring Blossoms

Digital photography

12" x 28"

$850





Marilyn Parker

Iris

Color photography

12" x 16"

$125




Lynne Arovas

Blue Flowers

Ink

18" x 18"

$700





Doris Mady

Lavender Fields Forever

Oil

10" x 20"

$850


Susan Lippman

Pot de Tulipes

Acrylic on canvas

31" x 25"

$575





Mary Harold

Weir Farm Spring

Photography

12" x 12"

$150


Marcy Juran

The Last Hydrangea

Archival pigment print mounted on wood panel

12" x 12"

$350





Karen Kent

Allium

Acrylic

24" x 24"

$800



HONORABLE MENTION

Yuko Ike

Wisteria

Oil

14" x 18"

$900





Suzy Aubrey

A Delightful Taste of Impermanence

Mixed media

8.5" x 11" unframed, 12" x 14" framed

$200


Judy Peknik

Garden Delight

Watercolor

33" x 26"

$1,000





Josh Iguchi

Yellow Mum

Color photography

12 x 12"

$250


Josh Iguchi

White Mum

Color photography

12 x 12"

$250







Maria Friscia

Bouquet of Flowers

Oil on canvas

24" x 24"

$1,300

Maria Friscia

Fiori dal Giardino

Oil on canvas

24" x 24"

$1,300






Rick Bannerot

Rowayton Garden Ice Storm

Photography

18" x 14"

$225

HONORABLE MENTION

Ginny Rowan

Front Door

Watercolor and acrylic

14" x 11"

$495





Lisa Thoren

Sconset in September

Collage

11" x 14"

$450


David Lindsay

Nantucket Tendrils

Color photography

14" x 16"

$275





Sandra Aldrich

Four Blue Pots

Acrylic

20" x 25"

$450



Sandy Mills

Sashaying Dogwood

Oil on aluminum

12" x 16"

$750





JoAnn Davidson

Pots

Watercolor

16" x 20"

$350




Lois Weingarten

Field of Wildflowers

30" x 40"

$650






Heidi Lewis Coleman

La Primavera

Acrylic and pastel on canvas

12" x 12"

$200


Heidi Lewis Coleman

Azalea

Acrylic and pastel on canvas

12" x 12"

$200





Andrea Letters

Open Book Series: Mystery

Digital archival pigment print

17" x 21" framed

$150


FIRST PRIZE

Heide Follin

Lace Bouquet

Acrylic on Yupo

31" x 25" framed

$1,275





Joyce Andersen

Blueberries

Photography

10" x 8"

$250



Joyce Andersen

Peonies

Photography

10" x 8"

$250








Rick Bannerot

A Chilled Garden Flamingo

Photography

12" x 16"

$195


Richard Koleszar

Flower Explosion

Oil

27" x 21"

$690






Barbara Hamill

Ancient Garden Gate

Pastel

21" x 18"

$800




Kat Evans

Zen Moment XII

Acrylic

36" x 36"

$5,200





Ronnie Gold

Foxgloves

Pastel

25.5" x 17.5"

$600




Joel Flora

Flower Princess

Oil

16" x 20"

$2,000





Yasemin Tomakan

View of Nantucket Harbor, Monomoy

Oil

15" x 27"

$1,200




SECOND PRIZE

Amy Schott

Butterfly Garden

Mixed media

24" x 36"

$2,500











Judith Secco

Three White Tulips

Photograph on exhibition canvas

17" x 25"

$350



Bruce Horan

Canopy

Oil

30" x 20"

$1,200






Betty Ball

Sweet Pea

Photopolymer Intaglio

12" x 12" image, 23" x 23" framed

$550 unframed, $850 framed


Margaret Esme Simon

Barbara's Bachelor Buttons

Oil

22.25" x 18.25"

$1,000






Juliette Tehrani

Dreaming of Spring

Acrylic

24" x 20"

$800


HONORABLE MENTION

Elena Abrahams

Roots

Mixed media

14" x 18"

$450







Fruma Markowitz

Sweet Magnolias

Original Wet Cyanotype with botanicals, table salt, turmeric powder, watercolor pigments, soap suds, vinegar

20" x 24"

$750



Hanneke Goedkoop

Poppies I

Oil on paper

35" x 35"

$795






Steve Fritsch

Life Will Find a Way

Oil on canvas

16" x 12"

$1,250



Wendy Moore

Rosie's Place

Oil on linen

14" x 11"

$375





Joseph Dermody

In the Garden

Acrylic

20" x 14" framed

$385


Elena Abrahams

Mark's Garden of Eden

Mixed media

13" x18"

$500






Sergio Villaschi

Dreaming of You

Fine art photography

16" x 16"

$350


Lisa Laible

Gathered

Color film photography

10" x 15"

$395






Maggie Swanson

Sue’s Garden

Watercolor

9.5" x 7.5"

$400


Pamela Proctor

Vacancy

Mixed media

16" x 16" x 3"

$600






Ann Marie Tetelman

Hydrangea

Graphite

14" x 11"

$500


Ann Marie Tetelman

Rose

Graphite

14" x 11"

$500







Richard Koleszar

Weir Farm Cart

Watercolor

19" x 23"

$390


Marianne Rothballer

Summer Afternoon

Watercolor

16" x 20"

$800







Lisa Laible

Bursting Ripe

Color film photography

6" x 9"

$335


Eunice Roy

Monhegan II

Oil

24" x 18"

$750







Rick Pank

Return of Annual Splendor

Color photography

20" x 24"

$175


Susan Fehlinger

Nasturtiums!

Oil on canvas

30 x 30"

$1,600







Sergio Villaschi

Daffodils

Fine art photography

18" x 22"

$220


Judy Peknik

Calla Lily

Watercolor

25" x 19"

$350






Susan McHale

The Song of Birds

Raku vessel

11" x 7" x 7"

$125


Barbara Hamill

Blue Chair

Pastel

21" x 21"

$800






Michael Aubrey

Lazy Daze

Photography

19" x 11"

$95


Ronnie Gold

Snapdragons

Pastel

25.5" x 17.5"

$600







Janine Brown

Flower for You?

Mixed media

10" x 10"

$500


Margaret Esme Simon

Red Rose 1

Oil

12" x 10"

$500