(Left to right: Front: Dawn Dahl, Ann Marie Tetelman, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Katharine Draper
Back: Gretchen Bruno, Joel Sobelson,
Susan Leggitt, Frank Bordonaro, David Lindsay, Barbara Murphy, Robert Cestone, Susan Acker, Missing from photo: James Ryan, Greg Welz) (contributed photo)
Weston resident Joel Sobelson won Best in Show at the Rowayton Arts Center’s opening reception of the Beyond Brushwork Exhibit. The winning work was his pastel drawing, “Spotted Owl.” In mixed media, Susan Acker’s “Shore Finds” won 1st place as well as the Gale Parsons Award.
Almost 60 artists entered the exhibit. The art, submitted by RAC Exhibiting Members, was done without any limitations in theme, but the work had to exclude traditional painting with a brush. The gallery, located at 145 Rowayton Avenue in Rowayton, is open 11-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free.
Other prize winning artists selected by the judge, Josephine Robinson, include: Drawings: 1st place: Gretchen Bruno (Darien) “Anthony” 2nd place: Dawn Dahl (Wilton) “Radicchio, Garlic and Peppermill” 3rd place: Robert Cestone (Rowayton) “Portrait” Mixed Media: 1st place: Susan Acker (Stamford) “Shore Finds” 2nd place: Greg Welz (Norwalk) “Whirligigs.” Pastels: 1st place: Frank Bordonaro (New Canaan) “Willa Cather” 2ndplace: James Ryan (Greenwich) “Waiting for Spring” 3rd place: Ann Marie Tetelman (South Salem, NY) “Ron Floats” Digital Art: 1st place: David Lindsay (Norwalk) “Sailien” 2nd place: Barbara Murphy (Rowayton) “Lily in the Sky” Prints: 1st place: Susan Leggitt (Norwalk) “Dark Mist” 2nd place: Katharine Draper (Rowayton) “Interwoven”
Exhibit chairs were Kathleen Weinstock and Pat Atkin. The exhibit opened Sunday, January 29 and will be up until February 19.
RAC has been a cultural hub for almost 60 years. The RAC Art School offers year-round classes and workshops for creative people of all ages and at all levels. RAC, a not-for-profit organization, underwrites art education programs throughout Norwalk.
Visit www.rowaytonartscenter.org for more information about classes, workshops and events.