The 44th Annual Guild of Artists Jury Show Opens September 18

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is pleased to present its 44e Annual jury show from Saturday September 18 to Sunday October 17, with a vernissage on Saturday September 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the barn of the Guild antiques gallery at the bottom of the hill on Halpin Lane.

The reception will be outside on the patio with light refreshments, while visitors can watch the show in the gallery. It is free and open to everyone. Masks are mandatory inside. The prizes will be awarded between 5 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

George Billis is this year’s juror. Fairfield County is fortunate to have its new gallery here in Westport, CT. Currently, the George Billis Gallery is an exhibition space with locations in Westport and Los Angeles. His New York gallery was established in 1997 and was the twelfth gallery to open in the Chelsea Arts District. In 2004, George Billis opened a second location in the booming arts district of Culver City, Los Angeles. Its galleries feature works by emerging and established national and international artists. Due to COVID, in 2020 George moved the New York Gallery to busy Main Street in Westport, CT. Find more information at www.georgebillis.com.

“This show is our first exhibition every September. Now in his 44e This is our oldest tradition at the Guild, ”says Pam Stoddart. “Artists from the northeast come in every year. Over 300 works of art have been submitted for viewing and judging by George Billis this year. Ultimately, he selected 70 pieces to be part of the exhibition, including wall art in a variety of media and sculptures. Although he selected the pieces online, George visited the Guild to view the works in the gallery space and present the prizes. All works are for sale.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane. Normal gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more details and to see all of the Guild’s offerings, including classes, visit www.rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863. Now in his 47e year, RGOA is a tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit arts organization. All contributions are gratefully accepted.

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