29th annual 'Silvermine School of Art Student Exhibition’ winners announced
Winners have been announced for the 29th annual “Silvermine School of Art Student Exhibition,” which is at the Silvermine Galleries in New Canaan through Saturday, June 22.
Painter Mary Padilla, of Armonk, N.Y., won best in show for her oil-on-canvas “The Rooster — Hommage à Soutine.”
Artists and their families and friends gathered for the opening and awards ceremony June 2. The “Student Exhibition” encompasses all ages and levels and includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, photography and mixed media.
During the annual awards ceremony, School of Art Director Anne Connell presented prizes to student honorees in three categories: Adult, Youth (ages 11-17) and Junior (ages 5-10).
“Some of the students are new to the School of Art; others, including many in the Junior and Youth classes, have studied at Silvermine for years,” Connell said in a news release. “This exhibition is our chance to show the excellent and incredibly diverse work of the student body at Silvermine.”
Here’s the list of the winners:
Mary Padilla, Armonk, N.Y., Best in Show; Dahlia Tomei, Bridgeport, 1st Prize Sculpture, Junior; Jan Dilenschneider, Darien, 1st Prize Painting; Lachlan Blair, Darien, 1st Prize Ceramics, Junior; Sawyer Blair, Darien, Honorable Mention Ceramics, Junior; Quinn Hughes, Darien,1st Prize Ceramics, Youth; Azar Bhjati, Easton, Jerry’s Artarama Award; Barbara March, Fairfield, Honorable Mention Jewelry; Deborah Kouzoukian, Fairfield, Honorable Mention Mixed Media; Steve Magee, Fairfield, Honorable Mention Painting; William Katis, Fairfield, 1st Prize Drawing, Junior; Hanna Gnibus, Fairfield, Jerry’s Artarama Award; Kate Lemmers, Milford, Honorable Mention Printmaking; Matthew Kasper, Monroe, Honorable Mention Drawing, Youth; Rosemary Aladin, New Canaan, 1st Prize Digital Image; Matt Thomas, New Canaan, 1st Prize Sculpture; Eva Levine, New Canaan, Jerry’s Artarama Award; Alison Stiles New Canaan, 1st Prize Mixed Media, Junior; Cole Candee, New Canaan, Honorable Mention Painting, Junior; Beckett Walters, New Canaan, 1st Prize Sculpture, Youth; Natalie Frank, New Canaan, Honorable Mention Painting, Youth; Waverly Walters, New Canaan, Honorable Mention Photography, Youth; Charlie Harrison, New Canaan, Honorable Mention Sculpture, Youth; Marc Suvall, New Rochelle, N.Y., Jerry’s Artarama Award;
Elizabeth Madden, Newtown, Honorable Mention Collage; Mary Moross, Norwalk, 1st Prize Drawing; Ganga Duleep, Norwalk, Honorable Mention Sculpture; Madeleine McGivney, Norwalk, Honorable Mention Ceramics, Youth; Maya Braun, Pound Ridge N.Y., 1st Prize Collage, Junior; Angela Rustici, Ridgefield, 1st Prize Mixed Media; Jennifer DiLaura, Ridgefield, Honorable Mention Digital Image; Wendy Klein, Southport, 1st Prize Printmaking;
Nancy Spaulding, Stamford,1st Prize Ceramics; Simonetta Morrison, Stamford, 1st Prize Photography, Richard Uva, Stamford, 1st Prize Woodworking; Lois Dreyer, Stamford, Honorable Mention Photography; Leon Shapiro, Stamford, Honorable Mention Woodworking; Maria Halynski, Stamford, 1st Prize Painting, Junior; Chloe Zanga, Stamford, 1st Prize Drawing, Youth; Jill Miller, Weston, 1st Prize Jewelry; Saunder Covell, Weston, Honorable Mention Drawing, Junior; Karen McIver, Westport, 1st Prize Collage; Emalou Rausen, Westport, Jerry’s Artarama Award; Debbie Smith, Westport, Honorable Mention Ceramics; Emily Blundell, Westport, Honorable Mention Drawing; Daniel Lemberg Westport, Honorable Mention Mixed Media, Junior; Stella Dubin, Wilton, 1st Prize Collage, Youth; Aishani Walia, Wilton, 1st Prize Painting, Youth; Izzy Mouracade, Wilton, 1st Prize Photography, Youth.
Joseph Fucigna served as juror for the exhibition. A practicing sculptor known for transforming common industrial materials into unique three-dimensional abstraction, Fucigna also heads the Art Department at Norwalk Community College, where he is a professor. He earned a B.F.A. at Alfred University and an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts and has taught at NCC since 1988. Michele Marshall served as Chairwoman for the 2019 School of Art Student Exhibition.
Silvermine Arts Center is an award-winning, community-based, non-profit organization that fosters, promotes and encourages artistic and educational endeavors. The Silvermine School of Art offers courses for all ages and levels of ability from beginners to professional artists.
Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203-966-9700.