Rowayton Arts Center

Photography & Sculpture

Juried Exhibition

JUROR'S STATEMENT

I would like to thank the members and staff of the Rowayton Arts Center for the opportunity to judge this show. My own work as an artist involves themes and techniques that span the entire 190 years of photographic history, so my deep admiration for this medium has made the trust and faith that you have placed in me an honor that I do not take lightly.


When I signed on to judge the show I never imagined that it would present such a daunting challenge.


It is always difficult to pass judgement on the work of others. This show was especially difficult as the images are of such tremendous quality and immense diversity of materials, techniques, themes and concepts.


As it is, in some cases I have judged in work that was not particularly appealing to me and yet displayed such exceptional technical competence that it demanded inclusion. In other cases cuts needed to take place and my only recourse was to leave out work that I loved.


Photography has undergone tremendous changes in the last 40 years. What constitutes a good photograph has never been a simple thing. When billions of photographs are sent over social media sites each day, and when expensive cameras and sophisticated algorithms make what had been technically formidable a few years ago unremarkable today, what constitutes a good photograph is ever evolving. Finally, it comes down to what the photograph communicates to the viewer—to that viewer’s own appreciation of the image.


I believe that the work that I have chosen represents the Rowayton Arts Center well and presents a quality show. I hope that you as viewer appreciate it as I do.


—Thomas Mezzanotte


Click here for Juror's bio and list of participating artists and award winners.




BEST IN SHOW

Emily Kelting

Sun Shower—On the Road in Bagan, Myanmar

Digital photography

16" x 20"

$500





HONORABLE MENTION

Margaret Kraus

The Block

Ink on photo paper

8.5" x 11"

$275





Julie DiBiase

Maple Meditation

Photographic dyes, aluminum panel

30" x 20"

$450


THIRD PLACE, COLOR

Tad Philipp

Narmada River Wrap

Digital photograph

24" x 18"

$500





Lubomir Tomaszewski

Deep in Contemplation

Rock and metal

13.5"h x 17"w x 5"d

$1,900



Ric Kallaher

Into the Mystic

Acrylic print

24" x 24"

$600





SECOND PLACE, B&W (SERIES OF 3)

Josh Iguchi

Egg

Archival Inkjet paper

13" x 11"

$275

Josh Iguchi

Wilson

Archival Inkjet paper

15" x 10.5"

$275






Josh Iguchi

Neighbor

Archival Inkjet paper

14" x 11"

$275



THIRD PLACE, B&W (SERIES OF 3)

Frederick Bannerot IV

Peony & Bud

B&W archival silver print, matted and framed

16" x 20"

$750





Frederick Bannerot IV

Silvered Iris

B&W archival silver print, matted and framed

16" x 20"

$750


Frederick Bannerot IV

Tears of a Rose

B&W archival silver print, matted and framed

16" x 20"

$750






HONORABLE MENTION

Laure Dunne

Reaching Pine

Pigment print on 100% cotton fiber museum quality paper

10" x 15" (20" x 25" framed)

$500

Laure Dunne

Ebbing Tide

Pigment print on 100% cotton fiber museum quality paper

10" x 15" (20" x 25" framed)

$500





Laure Dunne

Tree Burst

Pigment print on 100% cotton fiber museum quality paper

10" x 15" (20" x 25" framed)

$500


FIRST PLACE, SCULPTURE

Joseph Dermody

Unrestricted

Metal, melamine, acrylic, canvas

25" x 25" x 6"

$2,700





Robert Sachs

Images on Ice

Archival pigment print

21" x 14"

$600



Robert Sachs

Images on Ice #2

Archival pigment print

21" x 14"

$600





Robert Sachs

Images on Ice #5

Archival pigment print

21" x 14"

$600



HONORABLE MENTION

Julie DiBiase

Ascension

Archival print on Moab Entrada rag paper

22" x 18"

$375






Caroline McGuire

Table for Two

Print on glossy photo paper

24" x 16"

$300


Ric Kallaher

The Old Man and the Sea

Acrylic print

12" x 12"

$225






Lia D'Angelo

Foggy Harbor

Digital photography

8" x 6"

$100


Jay Wilson

Le Seine

Photograph on lustre paper

12" x 18"

$350





HONORABLE MENTION

Andrea Carson

COVID-1

Framed fine art print

30" x 24"

$500



FIRST PLACE, B&W

Andrea Carson

COVID-2

Framed fine art print

30" x 24"

$500






Marilyn Parker

Silver Heart

Print on glossy photo paper

24" x 18"

$200


Kirsti Holtan

Ball and Bench

Black and white photograph

16" x 12"

$250






Rem Bigosinski

Shoreline Excursion Project, Volume I

Slate, Mild Steel, Bluestone

24" x 18" x 17"

NFS




HONORABLE MENTION (SERIES OF 4)

Fruma Markowitz

Parachuting to Safety

Cyanotype printed by artist on archival paper

20" x 24"

$450





Fruma Markowitz

A Walk at Twilight

Cyanotype printed by artist on archival paper

24" x 20"

$450



Fruma Markowitz

Floating in Isolation

Cyanotype printed by artist on archival paper

24" x 20"

$450







Fruma Markowitz

If You Walk Through a Storm

Cyanotype printed by artist on archival paper

24" x 20"

$450



Lilly Langotsky

Tree #1 and Tree #2

Glazed ceramic

10" x 4" (small), 11" x 5" (large)

$200 (small), $250 (large)






Susan McHale

Blue Spruce

Glazed ceramic

11" x 8" x 6"

$205


Katharine Draper

Sanctuary

Fiber and netting

18" x 14" x 14"

$200






Nancy Breakstone

Floating in the Petals

Photograph on plexiglass

17" x 26"

$325


Nancy Breakstone

A Closer Look

Photograph on plexiglass

17" x 26"

$325







Nancy Breakstone

Dahlia Angles

Photograph on plexiglass

17" x 26"

$325



Mariann Covello

Embower

Forged and welded steel

10" diameter x 9"h

$400






SECOND PLACE, SCULPTURE

Sonia Bombart

Abstract Texting 3

Stone clay on wood panel

35.5" x 27.5" x 9"

$4,800


Caroline McGuire

Lone Surf

Photo on glossy paper

24" x 36"

$500






Dana Laird

Bath House

Color photo on aluminum

16" x 24"

$595


HONORABLE MENTION

Michael Corthell

Dune Fence Dawn

Digital image on metal

20" x 16"

$375






Charlotte Sabbagh

Blue Lagoon

Photography on plexiglass

24" x 30"

$1,400


John Holden

Compo Beach: Storm Approaching

iPhone photography

15" x 19"

$250






HONORABLE MENTION

Nancy Breakstone

Downpour Beach Break

Photograph on plexiglass

18" x 14"

$180


FIRST PLACE, COLOR

Margaret Kraus

Redhook

Ink on photo paper

8" x 11"

$275






Elin Bodin

Ravens

Photo on fine art paper

40" x 40"

$650


Elin Bodin

Rebirth

Photo on fine art paper

20" x 14"

$600







Richard Ventre

KAT / FIGUREHEAD, 3

The painted nude, photography, photomontage

39" x 29"

$1,250


Richard Ventre

KAT / FIGUREHEAD, 5

The painted nude, photography, photomontage

39" x 29"

$1,250







Elena Abrahams

Nuns in the Conservancy

Color photo on paper

10" x 8"

250


Emily Kelting

Seeing the Light

Color photograph

20" x 16"

$500






Edward Hortick

Reaching Out

Color photograph

29" x 35"

$495


Rick Pank

Black Lives Matter

Color photograph on paper

11" x 14"

$150






David Lindsay

Interlude in Blue

Color photography

9" x 9"

$95


David Lindsay

Rowboat Reflection

Color photography

9" x 9"

$95







Holly M. Watts

Waveny Meadows and Mansion, Independence Day 2020

Color Photograph on paper

11" x 14"

$300



Holly M. Watts

Peek a Boo Blue

Color Photograph on paper

14" x 11"

$300







David Montgomery

Refraction

iPhone photography

14" x 11"

$100


Kirsti Holtan

Gerbera

Color photography

18" x 24"

$300






HONORABLE MENTION (SERIES OF 2)

Andrea Letters

Open Book: Erotica

Archival pigment print on fine art paper

10" x 20"

$525


Andrea Letters

Open Book: Young Adult

Archival pigment print on fine art paper

10" x 20"

$525







Kirsti Holtan

Leaves and Textures

Color photography

16" x 16"

$250


Linda McMillan

Summer Days

Wet Cyanotype

6.25" x 6.25"

$175






Janine Brown

The Wallflower Project: Teresa IV

Digital C-Type mounted on aluminum

24" x 20" framed

$1,250


Janine Brown

The Wallflower Project: Evan

Digital C-Type mounted on aluminum

24" x 20" framed

$1,250







Janine Brown

The Wallflower Project: Ahree

Digital C-Type mounted on aluminum

24" x 20" framed

$1,250



Lubomir Tomaszewski

Dance Like No One is Watching

Wood and metal

36" x 19" x 24"

$3,300






Tad Philipp

Rumors of War—Times Square 1

Digital photograph

18" x 24"

$500


Tad Philipp

Rumors of War—Times Square 2

Digital photograph

18" x 24"

$500







Maria Friscia

Fashion Window Display II, Torino

Digital photography on paper

17" x 11"

$500


Maria Friscia

Fashion Window Display I, Torino

Digital photography on paper

17" x 11"

$500







Ken Kosakoff

Free Bird at Night

Inkjet print

13" x 17"

$200


Jay Wilson

Cafe St. Regis, Paris

Photograph on lustre paper

8" x 8" matted and framed

$300





Edward Hortick

Raindrops

Color photography

29" x 35"

$495


SECOND PLACE, COLOR

Edward Hortick

Do You Have Your Ticket

Color photography

29" x 35"

$495







Jay Wilson

Laundromat

Photograph on aluminum

10" x 8"

$125


Julie O'Connor

5 Empty Frames, Dutch Room, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Digital archival photograph sublimated to aluminum

16" x 24"

$350






Marilyn Parker

Alhambra

Color photograph on glossy paper

24" x 18"

$200


FIRST PLACE, SCULPTURE

Lubomir Tomaszewski

Ready to Charge

Rock and metal

13"h x 23"w x 10"

$2,100






Elena Abrahams

Bosphorus Tunnel

Color photograph on paper

10" x 8"

$250


Margaret Kraus

Round Boy

Ink on photo paper

9" x 8"

$275







MJ Wolff

All Locked Up

Color photograph

16" x 20" framed

$300


Maria Friscia

A Rose Within

Digital photograph on paper

17" x 11"

$500