43rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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The Ridgefield Guild of Artists

43rd Annual Juried Show

Sept 20 to Oct 18, 2020


To schedule viewings of the show, we are using “Sign-Up Genius.”  You will need to click on the day/time you would like to visit and hit “sign-up”.  The program will walk you through the information you need to provide.


Please sign up for one half hour time slot.  Only one name/email per party is necessary.  IMPORTANT – in the comment section, please list the number of people in your group.  (Even if it just you, please list “one”.)  Please remember no more than six people per 1/2 time slot.  Thank you …. we look forward to seeing you!

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The entire exhibition posted on our website for all to see by going to:  http://www.rgoaexhibitions.org/43rd-annual-juried-show.html




Cybele Maylone

Cybele Maylone is the Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art
Museum. A non-collecting institution located in Ridgefield, CT, The Aldrich was
one of the first contemporary art museums in the country and is today one of the
oldest. Prior to leading The Aldrich, Maylone spent five years as the Executive
Director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY and has also held positions at the New
Museum and apexart.

“Serving as a juror for an exhibition like this is always tremendously interesting, but is also filled with many agonizing decisions. Looking at hundreds of works that have been lovingly submitted and having to exclude many from the final exhibition is a difficult task. But in selecting the works for this exhibition, I understood the task at hand — to identify the most compelling works for recognition by the Guild.

I made my decisions over the course of many days, viewing and re-viewing the works again and again on my laptop. Some pieces that initially caught my eye became less interesting over time, while others emerged after repeated viewings. Difficult decisions can take time. My hope is that the final selection includes the best and most exciting works submitted to the call. I aimed to recognize works that were deeply engaging or surprising and demonstrated a degree of sophistication—both in execution and conception—that was evident even through a screen. Because of the diverse nature of the works that were submitted, I aimed to include pieces that represented a wide variety of media. And while many artists included multiple works, I didn’t include every piece by every artist I chose. My instinct was to include as broad a cross-section of works as possible, in the hopes of saying yes as often as I could.”

-Cybele Maylone


We are pleased to announce the accepted artists and their work for this years Annual Juried Show at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.  We received over 340 pieces by 124 artists.  Our Juror, Cybele Maylone, has selected 68 pieces by 42 artists to be delivered to the gallery next week for the first in-gallery exhibition since the pandemic started.


We will be showing the work starting Sunday, September 20 through Sunday, October 18th. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun, 12-4pm and by appointment only.   We will be limiting the number in the gallery at any one time.


To practice safe Covid compliance, there will not be an opening reception, nor will there be the usual Walk and Talk or Artist Salon.


A complete list of the accepted work and the artists is below.


Thank you to everyone who entered this show and congratulations to all who were accepted.  We look forward to seeing your work hanging in the galleries very soon.


Richard Alexander  – Times Running
Richard Alexander  – Which Way From Here
Joyce Andersen  – Eye of Africa
Daniel Barrett  – In Her Eyes
Donovan Barrow – Untitled Woodland landscape #2
Donovan Barrow –  Log Pile
Michael Brennecke  – Andromeda
Nicole Bricker –  Claudia and Donna on the Red Sofa
Nicole Bricker –  Wake Up Karen
Michelle Briody – Protest
Leslie Carone  – Cape Backwater
Nina Daryanani – Oldest House in Ridgefield
Nina Daryanani – White House on Mainstreet
Laure Dunne – Isaias on the River
Kat Evans – Sun Drenched Sky
Kat Evans – Zen Moment VI
Francine Even – Hooked V
Francine Even – Hooked II
Francine Even – Hooked VI
Francine Even – Hooked VII
Susan Fehlinger – Bridgeport Close Up
Heide Follin – Communing #2
Heide Follin – Communing #1
Michele Gage – Wherever I look
Gayle Gleckler – Hippies in Quarantine
Gayle Gleckler – Men in Quarantine
Bill Gore – Back Porch
Johanna Gotheil – Abyss
Johanna Gotheil –  Layers
Diana Gubbay  – Blue Star II
Diana Gubbay  – Red Star II
Jean Krasno  – To Greta Thunberg: Song of the Heart
Jean Krasno –  That Old Black Magic
Barbara Levine – MAD AVE birds eye view
Kathleen LHommedieu – Connecting Through Separation
Joseph Messer – It Carried Homes
Joseph Messer – Salvaged House
Joseph Messer – Mud Wrestlers
Nancy Moore – Conversation
Nancy Moore – They
Nancy Moore – Blue Moon
Erin Nazzaro – Lake Authority
Erin Nazzaro – Peace
Keven Nelson – Ghost Walking
Julie O’Connor – American Kitsch, Hoosick, NY
Julie O’Connor – Dr. J
Denise Petit – Stormy Dusk
Penny Putnam – First Blush
Penny Putnam – Counter Culture
Chandra Rogers – Uncle Sam
Angela Rustici – Choir
Angela Rustici – Sheltering #19
Shobika Sekar – White Fairies
Henry Spitz – High Octane
Henry Spitz  – Angel Baby
Chris Timmons  – The Works
Jean Tock  – The Messenger
Jean Tock  – Paradise Lost
Maria Victor-Smith –  Man with Vase of Roses
Sergio Villaschi  – Dreams
Mira Vitarello –  Dignified
Mira Vitarello  – Nina Blooms
Trish Wend  – Glissando
Tony Woolner  – Dubrovnic
Marc Zaref  – Tidepool Composition IV
Marc Zaref – Unbound, 2020 (06)
George Zipparo – Batman & Robin
George Zipparo – Dr Alexander


Important Information: Exhibition Dates at the Guild (no reception): Sunday, September 20 to Sunday October 18

Gallery will be open for viewing during regular hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-4pm with limited capacity in the galleries. Viewing will be by appointment only during regular hours. Call the Guild at 203.438.8863 to make appointment for viewing.

Exhibition Closing: Sunday, October 18, 4 pm.

Pick-up of all unsold work*: Monday, October 19 5-7pm, & Tuesday, October 20, 12-3.

*All work must be picked up during your appointment or a $20 late fee will be applied. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot make your appointment, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick up your work for you. The Guild cannot be responsible for works left behind.


RGOA Policies/Sales & Indemnity

We reserve the right to refuse any accepted entries that are 1) improperly framed and/or 2) were misrepresented in the photo submission.

Terms: 1) Sales Commission: 60% to artist, 40% to RGA. 2) The Ridgefield Guild of Artists (RGA) agrees to handle all exhibitors’ work with care and caution; however, RGA is not responsible for damage to or theft of any work brought for exhibit or left at the Guild after the duration of the show. 3). By submitting online, you agree to RGA’s terms and conditions, which is required for participation in an RGA exhibit. 4) Sale of any work that has hung in the gallery as a part of this exhibition must be processed through the Guild for a period of 60 days following the conclusion of the show if the buyer saw the work during the exhibition.