The Guilford Art League presents its 73rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale on view at The Gallery at Guilford Art Center from Monday, September 13 – Saturday, October 2. Juried by Lenny Moskowitz, the colorful and eclectic show features more than 100 Connecticut artists working in all media including oils, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, sculpture, collage, mixed media, printmaking, and photography. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 17 from 6 – 8pm, with beverages, live music, and award presentations. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed.
Several monetary prizes are awarded as part of this annual exhibit and presented at an Opening Reception. This year, First Prize ($600) went to Sandra Kensler for her mixed-media piece Cathedral Woods, Second Prize ($400) was awarded to Susan Nichols for her painting Garden I, and Third Prize went to Nikki Travaglino for her work Aqua Chrome. The Sculpture Prize went to Gail Friedland for Aristotle, and the Photography Prize was awarded to Charles Lagana for The Gathering. Additional winning artists include Helen Cantrell, Mike Eagle, Betsey Evarts, Liz Grace, Timothee Graze, William Meddick, Chris Penry, Len Swec, Aaron Tessler, Maya Vulinovic, and Marja Watson.
“I was somewhat introspective in choosing works for the show,” explains Moskowitz, a Connecticut landscape painter. “This may be due to the coronavirus pandemic, which may have made people look inward. But on the other hand, this situation may have also influenced the artists to be more colorful and even humorous. I believe the works I selected show hope for the future.”
Many of the pieces in the show are for sale. A complete list of items can be found in the show program, available at the gallery and on the GAL website, http://www.guilfordartleague.org. Those interested in purchasing art may speak with a gallery sitter or contact Denise Casey firstname.lastname@example.org or Ava Orphanoudakis 203.689.5342 / email@example.com.
The Guilford Art League is grateful to the Guilford Art Center for hosting the show and extends a special thank you the local businesses who generously donating awards including Bishop’s Orchards, The Frame Shop, Frank’s Package Store, Friends & Company, Page Hardware, Primary Residential Mortgage, The Market Place at Guilford Center, Wall Street Gallery, and William Pitt/Sotheby’s Realty
The Guilford Art League was founded in 1947 by a small group of local artists. The objective of the art league is to promote and stimulate interest in the visual arts. Members and associates of the Guilford Art League are a participating and interactive group of artists who learn and benefit from their association with one another.
The 73rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale, free and open to the public, is on view at the Guilford Art Center Gallery, located at 411 Church Street, Route 77 in Guilford. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12 – 4pm. GAL and GAC follow COVID protocols. Visitors should wear masks and observe social distancing. For more information, download the show Program.