Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ eighth annual Juried Member Show opens Saturday, May 26th, with a reception scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd from 4-6pm (due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend). Susan Powell of Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, Connecticut, juried 176 entries submitted by Guild members for this year’s exhibition and selected 81 pieces in a variety of media to be part of the show. Prizes for first, second and third place winners will be awarded at the opening reception. As always, the opening reception is free and open to the public.
Susan Powell owns and operates Susan Powell Fine Art, in Madison, CT. Her gallery features Contemporary, Realism and Impressionism with monthly exhibitions by award-winning and emerging artists. The gallery exhibits a varied selection of landscapes, seascapes, still life, figurative, florals, New York City scenes, and abstract paintings.
Ms. Powell’s background is in 19th and 20th century American painting. She is a graduate of Connecticut College with degrees in Art History and Business. Her career began at the Smithsonian, later moving on to the Doyle Gallery in Manhattan, one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art. With her three decades of expertise in discovering and presenting new and established artists to the public, she is a well-known consultant and advisor to patrons in starting or enriching a collection of original art.
An Artists’ Salon is scheduled for Friday, June 8thfrom 7-9pm. All are welcome for an informal discussion of the artwork in the show and art, in general. Please bring your own refreshments, and/or something to share. Also, the Guild will host its next installment of the popular Walk & Talk series on Sunday, June 10thfrom 3-5pm. Four to five exhibiting artists talk about their work and art-making process.
Additionally, Guild member, Pamela Stoddart, offers an exhibition of her new paintings, Coming Around, in the Upstairs Gallery, opening Saturday, May 26th, with a reception on Saturday, June 2nd from 4-6pm.
Both shows will be open for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and will continue through Sunday, June 24th. Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane with gallery hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 12-4pm. For more information, visit rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863.
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