Rowayton Arts Center

Spring Juried Show

Online Exhibition

From all of us at the Rowayton Arts Center, a heartfelt thank you to all the artists who submitted work to this show during these challenging times. It is through the creative spirit that humankind processes and eventually overcomes adversity. We hope the work of the talented artists included here will help to brighten your day. Health and comfort to you, your loved ones and friends, and all who take a moment to enjoy this exhibition. We look forward to seeing you in person and welcoming you back to RAC very soon.



EXHIBITION CHAIRS

Joanna Bridges, Pamela Davis. Thank you for your focus and energy despite chaos!

JUROR'S STATEMENT

I have always believed in the healing power of art to positively impact all of our lives. I look for artwork across all mediums which makes me feel something — whether that is happy or sad or curious — or takes me into a different place and invites me to explore. Given this current unprecedented time, I was definitely drawn to artwork that provided me with a sense of hope and optimism and is uplifting. I was also moved by artwork that invited me in to explore and move around and discover something new. Especially now, art has the ability to take us into a different space without ever leaving the room.


Celebration was selected as Best in Show for its ability to invite me into the painting and take me on

a uplifting journey. The combination of calming blues and brighter yellow led me into a space where I moved around and into a space that was warm and comforting. The splashes of more intense color brought me up… and lowered me down. As I looked at it, I discovered spaces of strength, as well as freedom.


Sisters was selected for its hope, optimism and elevating quality. The photograph brought me up into the trees — through the beautiful brown and gold branches and leaves into the spaces filled with light and a transcendent feel. I have recently read The Overstory by Richard Powers and celebrate the exceptional power of mother nature and trees.


Environmental Spiral drew me into the artwork with its gentle movement and natural elements. I enjoyed coming back to the artwork and continually discovering new flowers, leaves, and vines especially within the lighter areas.


I have always been drawn to dimensional paper artwork. Spiral Vortex is a wonderful example with its dimension, texture and continual movement. There is a wonderful purity with white on white artwork. The use of light and shadows, as well as strong shapes, drew me to this artwork.


The honorable mention goes to Roses for Sara, an artwork inspired by someone who had passed away due to the COVID-19 virus. In this case, the artist's description really provided insights into the work. The celebration of a life well lived and gone far too soon. Especially during this time, we all must take time to celebrate and honor the lives of those we have lost.


I am thankful and grateful to all the artists who submitted work for the 2020 Spring Juried Show at the Rowayton Art Center. It is always an honor to explore new creative visions.


All the Best,

Lisa Cooper

Owner

Elisa Contemporary Art


BEST IN SHOW

Melissa Orme

Celebration

Oil on canvas

30" x 30"

$2,800

Susan Lippman

Ode to Joy

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 40"

$875




Christine Croarkin

Way Hey Up She Rises

Acrylic on linen

16" x 20"

$200


Julie Martin

There Are No Words

Oil and cold wax

36" x 36"

$950

Merrilee Main

Toss Up

Acrylic on stretched canvas

36" x 24"

$500


Daniel Barrett

If There is Something

Acrylic

20" x 16"

$400


Charlotte Sabbagh

Deep Blues

Oil on canvas

36" x 36"

$1,500


Ronnie Gold

Turbulence

India ink, watercolor and pastel on paper

21" x 29" unframed

$1,000


Heide Follin

New Hope

Acrylic on canvas

24" x 24"

$1,500


Eugenie Diserio

Babel

Mixed Media

40" x 40"

$3,000


Lisa Berger

Common Thread

Mixed media collage on handmade paper

29" x 25" framed

$1,500


THIRD PLACE

Gregg Welz

Spiral Vortex

Drawing paper

21" x 21"

$1,500


Chris Perry

189 Ripples: down(spout)

Altered book

92" x 9" x 9"

$900


Anna Badini

Springs and Gears

Oil on metal

35" x 35"

$1,000


Nancy Breakstone

In Depth

Photograph on Plexiglass

30" x 20"

$300


Marc Zaref

Eye End Enso

Steel

30" x 32" x 12"

$2,400


Katharine Draper

Environmental Spiral

Ink on paper

28" x 28"

$900


Katy Ferrarone

Above and Out

Acrylic and ink on canvas

60" x 60"

$8,000


Carole Paley

Scribe

Acrylic on Arches paper

30" x 22"

$2,500


Chris Timmons

Orange Tree in Bloom

Paper, paint

13" x 10"

$400


Eric Urquhart

Moulton

Color photography

24" x 36"

$1,500


Nancy Woodward

Morning Fog

Photograph

20" x 30"

$1,500


Kris Toohey

Grasslands

Oil on canvas

20" x 20"

$950


Pamela Davis

Pathways 4

Acrylic on wood panel

24" x 24"

$950


Susan Fehlinger

The Delicate Balance

Oil on canvas

20" x 40"

$1,800


Barbara Hamill

Marsh Ablaze

Oil on canvas

14" x 18"

$1,600


Claudia Cron

Forewent

Paper lithograph and mixed media

8" x 8"

$250


Christine Croarkin

Step Into My Sky

Oil on linen

40" x 30"

NFS


Susan Guasp

Forget Me Not

Monotype

12" x 12"

$4,000


Nancy Schlater

Hollister Hill

Oil on canvas

9" x 9"

$100


Leslie Ware

Windows in Stone

Acrylic on board

12" x 12"

$300


FIRST PLACE

Nancy Woodward

Sisters

Digital photograph, archival inkjet print

24" x 20"

$1,300


SOLD

Julie O’Connor

Electric Palm, Santa Monica

Digital archival photograph sublimated to aluminum

18" x 12"

$300


Patricia Himmel

Trees Die Standing

Oil on board

23.25" x 29.5"

$495


Sandra Mills

Anticipation (trees)

Oil on aluminum

12" x 12"

$750


Donna Collins

Blooming Inside

Oil on canvas

30" x 30"

$800


Wendy Kohli

Traces of Nantucket

Acrylic on paper

30" x 19" unframed

NFS


Leslie Concannon

Canal Garden #1

Oil on linen mounted to board

12" x 9"

$750


Cindy Zaglin

Answered Prayers

Acrylic, paper and watercolor on paper

12" x 9" unframed

$350


HONORABLE MENTION

Joanie Landau

Roses for Sara, Diptych

Prints face mounted to 1/4" Plexiglass

Two panels 36" x 18" each

$2,310


Heidi Lewis Coleman

Away

Acrylic on watercolor paper

25" x 25" framed

$950


Julie DiBiase

Jagged Edge

Photograph on aluminum panel

20" x 30" each

$450


Evelyn Lorentzen Bell

Glory

Photography

12" x 17"

$800


James Ryan

Early Blossoms

Acrylic

14" x 11"

$450


Jean Marie Bucich

Spring Morning

Oil on canvas

36" x 36"

$2,800


Sallie Howell

Birds

Mixed media

30" x 30"

$1,000


Lynn Stephens Massey

Succulent

Watercolor on paper

40" x 25"

$450


Ginger Jespersen

Oriental Lily

India ink and gouache on watercolor paper

24" x 18"

$150


Didi McCormick

Sunnies

Watercolor on paper

14" x 11"

$500


Richard Tedeschi

Bloom

Photography

18" x 24"

$300


Meg Tweedy

Fallen Dragon

Photography

30" x 30"

$400


Bailey Cardinal

Seashells I

Acrylic and metallic pigment with seashells on canvas

24" x 30"

$300


Ashley Cordes

Together

Oil on Gessoboard

5" x 5"

$400


David Kaplan

Sunrise Before the Storm

Photography

24" x 28"

$600


Wendy Fog

Blue Rolling, Diptych

Oil on canvas

40" x 40" each

$6,000


Barbara Seith

Path to Wave

Watercolor

22" x 30"

NFS


Mary Wade

The Sound

Photograph on metal

24" x 24"

$450


Frederick Bannerot IV

Winter Sails

Photograph on acrylic

30" x 40"

$750



Catherine Robertson

Winter Sunrise

Photography

8" x 10" unframed

$75


Sandra Aldrich

Marsh

Acrylic

17" x 21"

$500



SOLD

Alex Henkin

Five Mile River #2

Watercolor on paper

6" x 11"

$80


Ceal Swift

Schooley's Sunset

Acrylic on canvas

20" x 30"

$1,200



Joyce Grasso

That Summer Moment

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 16"

$800


Britt Bair

Babbling Brook

Acrylic with mixed media

36" x 36"

$2,500


Jennifer Williams

Schooley's Sunset

Brushed silver aluminum

42" x 42"

$3,500



Maria Friscia

Cityscape at Dusk

Oil on canvas

30" x 40"

$2,800


Dana Laird

Winter Mist; Chrysler Building

Photograph on aluminum

Size TBD

$695



Eileen Carey

Hudson Yards Construction

Oil

36" x 36"

$1,200


Ann Tetelman

Are We There Yet?

Watercolor on Arches paper

20" x 29"

$600



Eunice Roy

Blizzard on I-95

Oil on canvas

12" x 9"

$1,500


Judith Orseck Katz

Southport

Gouache and ink

13" x 20"

$2,500



Diane Weeks

Grove Street Plaza

Watercolor pen and colored pencil

18" x 24"

$2,100


Joyce Andersen

Heading Home

Photograph on acrylic

24" x 16"

$425



Lisa Keuker

Working at the Car Wash Exit

Digital photography

Size TBD

$100


Karen Abada

Tiny Searcher

Acrylic and paper on canvas

30" x 40"

$900



Pamela Tucker

Boardwalk

Oil

6" x 6"

$500


Joel Flora

A Strange Day

Oil

20" x 24"

$1,500



Elena Abrahams

Gila

Paper

8" x 8"

$300


Gursel Akcay

Mother and Child

Graphite pencil on paper

8.5" x 12"

$200



Peter Millward

Yesterday

Colored Pencil

25.5" x 19.5"

$700


Janine Brown

Lady Luck

Mixed media

21" x 17" x 1"

$1,250



Janine Brown

Butterfly Beauty

Mixed media

21" x 17" x 1"

$1,250



Emily Kelting

Pipe Dreams

Digital Photography

16" x 20"

$350



Marilyn Parker

Fun in Kiambiu

Photography

18" x 24" framed

$200



Robert Sachs

Rissani Market, Morocco

Photography, archival pigment print

29" x 23"

$600



Julia Arstorp

Sunlight Dancing

Photography, printed on cotton rag paper

7" x 10"

$575



Debbie Smith

Aliens at the Dance

Porcelain

13"h x 29"w x 10"d

$5,000



Eric Camiel

Boy

Cast iron

45"h x 18"w x 6"d

$7,200



Steve Fritsch

Snowy Egret Portrait

Oil on canvas

20" x 40"

$1,900



Darrell Lorentzen

Spring Birds

Collage (painted and torn paper)

36" x 24"

$1,200



Maria Formoso

Morning Visitor

Colored Pencil

11" x 14"

$225



Sean Murtha

Solitary Spring

Oil on canvas

16" x 24"

$1,800



Laure Dunne

Bridge Bird

Black and white photograph on archival paper

20" x 25" framed

$450



Amy Schott

Philadelphia Swallows

Vintage found material

24" x 18" x 1.5"

$2,500



Susan McHale

Quarrel of Sparrows

Stoneware/driftwood/wire

40" x 12" x 2"

$400



Eva Llanos

This is Mine

Oil

24" x 27" framed

$950



Georgette Diamandis

Indigo Athabascan Style

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 24"

$1,500



Kyle Healy

Catching Light

Oil on panel

12" x 16" framed

$850



Gigi Barrett

Against the Desert Sky

Pastel on sanded paper

12" x 16"

$500



Shashi Raghunandan

At the Races

Watercolor

12" x 16"

$1,000



Julie Frank

Inspire

Photograph on metal

40" x 30"

$1,500



Pamela Riley Abear

Quarantined Zebra

Oil on canvas

26" x 26"

$1,200



Eric Chiang

Preoccupation

Oil on canvas

30" x 30"

$1,500



Charlotte Stone

Feeding Time

Photo on metal

Size TBD

$250



SOLD

Isabelle Hunter

Antarctica Penguins

Photography

16" x 20" unframed

$75



Dawn Dahl

Wind Em Up!

Oil on canvas

20.75" x 22.75"

$2,000