Greenwich Artists Win At Rowayton Arts Center

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Some of the Norwalk artist who won awards at the Rowayton Arts Center are, standing: Hu Lindsay, Jim Kahnweiler, Ginny Awn, Pierre Lahaussois, Gregg Welz and Stan Pastore. Seated are Phyllis Padro, Jeanette Young Pertz and Jessica Huse.
Some of the Norwalk artist who won awards at the Rowayton Arts Center are, standing: Hu Lindsay, Jim Kahnweiler, Ginny Awn, Pierre Lahaussois, Gregg Welz and Stan Pastore. Seated are Phyllis Padro, Jeanette Young Pertz and Jessica Huse. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rowayton Arts Center

ROWAYTON, Conn. – Artists from all over Fairfield County won awards during a reception for the “Alternative Visions” exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. The exhibit showcases high-quality abstract artwork across a variety of media.

Sandy Gennrich of Stamford won Best in Show for his photograph “Submerged Moon.” The winning artwork was selected by Joan Wheeler, a painter and photographer who has taught art at Ridgefield Academy for the past seven years.

“I loved seeing the variety and individuality of work in this abstract exhibition,” Wheeler said. “I was impressed by the experimental use of materials and by the willingness of RAC members to explore new methods of creating art. It’s refreshing to see the mixture of individual styles and personal viewpoints represented in the exhibit.”

The exhibition is on display through Sept. 30 at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. The Best in Show and First Place artwork can be viewed at www.rowaytonartscenter.org.

The other winners, by category, are:

Acrylic

First Place: Elizabeth Nagle (New Canaan)

Second Place: Jessica Huse (Norwalk)

Third Place: Heide Follin (Norwalk)

Honorable Mention: Robert Genna (Greenwich)

Drawings/Pastels/Prints

First Place: Kathy Draper (Wilson Point)

Second Place: Jackie Flatow (Westport)

Third Place: Janine Brown (Fairfield)

Honorable Mention: Hanneke Goedkoop (Rowayton)

Mixed Media

First Place: Susan Frey (Stamford)

Second Place: Gregg Welz (Norwalk)

Third Place: Hu Lindsay (Norwalk)

Honorable Mention: Kendall Klingbeil (Pound Ridge, NY)

Oil

First Place: Linda George (Darien)

Second Place: Antoinette Vardamis (New Canaan)

Third Place: Lilly Langotsky (Rowayton)

Honorable Mention: Caroline Gantz (Westport)

Photography/Computer Art

First Place: Jim Kahnweiler (Norwalk)

Second Place: Pierre Lahaussois (Rowayton)

Third Place: Phyllis Padro (Rowayton)

Honorable Mention: Jeanette Young Pertz (Rowayton)

Sculpture

First Place: Mindy Green (Rowayton)

Second Place: Nancy Cammann (Darien)

Third Place: Ginny Awn (Norwalk)

Honorable Mention: Pat Atkin (Darien)

Watercolor

First Place: Stan Pastore (Norwalk)

Second Place: Pam Davis (Rowayton)

Third Place: Judith Orseck Katz (Westport)

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