Glavin takes 'Best in Show' in Darien Arts Center's juried exhibit

Darien artist Lori Glavin won Best in Show with "In Conversation," a collage using found papers, in the Darien Arts Center's 55th annual Art Show & Sale, which continues through Saturday, June 8.

The DAC is displaying 264 entries from 173 artists from kindergarten age to adult. Art will be on view in the Weatherstone Studio behind Town Hall from noon to 5 p.m.

The show includes work in oils and acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, photography and pastel.

"We were thrilled by the level of participation," said Meg Tweedy, co-chairman of the show. "Thirty-one more adults entered than last year -- the most ever. But what is most exciting is that half of our adult first-prize winners are college-age artists."

Britt Bair, also co-chairman, added, "We love to see young adults continue to take part in the show. And we feel so fortunate to be a part of this incredible community that is dedicated to supporting the arts."

This year's judge was Joseph Fucigna, who said, "Overall, I was impressed by the diverse talents and visions of the artists who submitted their work to the exhibition. Art ranging from a portrait of `Betty Rubble' made out of duct tape, a sensitive collage created from remnants of envelopes, to landscapes and seascapes that celebrated the beauty of the surrounding area, made for a rich viewing experience.

"All of the award winners were artists who had clear visions of what they wanted to express, and were successful in following through with their ideas. The variety of techniques and materials being used, and depth of ideas being expressed, confirms the vibrant art scene in Darien and the surrounding area."

This year's show featured 14 categories and 57 winners. All adult first-, second- and third-place winners will be on display at the Darien Library through July 18. Adult honorable mention winning entries will be on display from June 11 to 28 at the Darien Town Hall.

Adult first-place winners included Paul Anthony for black and white photography, Richard Tweedy for color photography, Meg Gardella for drawing/pastel, Amy Schott for mixed media/printmaking, Helen Robinson for oil, Pamela Lindberg for acrylics, Hillary Collins for sculpture, and Mary Yordon for watercolor.

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THE WINNERS
Best in Show: Lori Glavin
Oil, first place: Helen Robinson
Oil, second place: Hanneke Goedkoop
Oil, third place: Sharon Krejcir
Oil, honorable mention: Kazumasa Oda
Oil, honorable mention: Mary Morant
Acrylic, first place: Pamela Lindberg
Acrylic, second place: Roz Emmons
Acrylic, third place: Cristine Flaherty
Acrylic, honorable mention: Meg Tweedy
Color photography, first place: Richard Tweedy
Color photography, second place: Kathryn Lang
Color photography, third place: Torrance York
Color photography, honorable mention: Richard Tweedy
Black and white photography, first place: Paul Anthony
Black and white photography, second place: Kyle King
Black and white photography, third place: William McKissock
Sculpture, first place: Hillary Collins
Sculpture, second place: Tom Volpe
Sculpture, third place: Michael Ziga
Watercolor, first place: Mary Yordon
Watercolor, second place: Marissa Bright
Watercolor, third place: Barbara Simonson
Watercolor, honorable mention: Stan Pastore
Mixed media/printmaking, first place: Amy Schott
Mixed media/printmaking, second place: Lisa Thoren
Mixed media/printmaking, third place: Karen Vogel
Mixed media/printmaking, honorable mention: Annette Lieblein
Drawing/pastel, first place: Meg Gardella
Drawing/pastel, second place: Dan Scheckler
Drawing/pastel, third place: Ethel Renek
Drawing/pastel, honorable mention: Diane Weeks
High school photography, first place: Graham Manning
High school photography, second place: Megan Caulfield
High school photography, third place: Jackson McGoldrick
High school photography, honorable mention: Cameron Magida
High school photography, honorable mention: Graham Manning
High school sculpture, first place: Annie Archibald
High school sculpture, second place: David Ziga
High school sculpture, third place: Caroline Weeks
High school sculpture, honorable mention: Rachael Jacobsen
High school other, first place: David Ziga
High school other, second place: Jimmy Ice
High school other, third place: Althea E. Perley
High school other, honorable mention: Isabel Patten
Grade 6 to 8, first place: Jana Powers
Grade 6 to 8, second place: Isabel Sutherland
Grade 6 to 8, third place: Alexandra Adelman
Grade 6 to 8, honorable mention: Meghan Mitchell
Grade 6 to 8, honorable mention: Mia Bulie
Grade 3 to 5, first place: Abby St. Jean
Grade 3 to 5, second place: Eva Criscuolo
Grade 3 to 5, third place: Greta Hoffmeister
Grade kindergarten to 2, first place: Taelyn Richards
Grade kindergarten to 2, second place: Conrad Straden
Grade kindergarten to 2, third place: Anna Ventker
Grade kindergarten to 2, honorable mention: Anna Ventker

High school first-place winners were Graham Manning, Annie Archibald and David Ziga.

Elementary and middle school first-place winners were Jana Powers, Abby St. Jean and Taelyn Richards.

As in past years, David Osherow, an orthodontist, sponsored the student awards. First-place award winners will be on display at his office, 24 Old Kings Highway South, Darien.

Other sponsors are Baywater Properties, Ben Larrabee Photography, Bling, Darien Sport Shop, Everything is Rosey, Flowers & Flowers, Four Forks LLC, Grove Street Plaza, Halstead Property, Palmer's Market, SBD Kitchens LLC, Severed Ties, The Sugar Bowl, William Taufic Photography and Wilson Avenue Loft Artists.