Exhibition on display Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibition will reflect the numerous paths alumni have taken and as such, is open to ALL art media. Two cash prizes will be awarded, $500 Chandler Prize for 3D work and $500 Keller Prize for 2D Work.

Opening Reception

Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m.

With gratitude to our generous sponsors Leon and Bernadette Olivier, Outthink, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, and Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt.

Exhibition Jurors

Barbara Marks: is a Connecticut-based visual artist. She attended Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, and The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, working toward a degree in anthropology. In 1978, she established Barbara Marks Graphic Design, specializing in publication design for the book publishing industry. Marks received a B.F.A. in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2005, and an M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College (CUNY) in 2008. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Fowler Dune Shack (Cape Cod), MIRA (Martignano, Italy), and Jentel Foundation (Wyoming). She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Most recently her work has been shown in juried exhibitions at the Painting Center (NYC), First Street Gallery (NYC), the Drawing Rooms (Jersey City, NJ), and Silvermine Arts Center (CT).

David Shevlino: David Shevlino is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York. In Shevlino’s current work, the canvas is a place to experiment with different techniques of paint application. He is particularly interested in exploring the place between the traditional representation of the figure and the abstraction of it. His paintings reflect his simultaneous use of both approaches and are characterized by broad brushstrokes,a sensuous application of paint and an obvious feel for tonal harmonies. At the same time, the artist demonstrates a firm sense of control, tightening up the composition through his deft modeling of the human form. Shevlino has exhibited work nationally in both solo and group exhibits over the past two decades and currently lives in Wilmington, DE.

Robert Taplin: Robert Taplin is a sculptor working in New Haven, Connecticut, who has exhibited throughout the United States. He has executed public commissions for the New York MTA Arts in Transit and the State of Connecticut Percent for Art Program. He has received numerous grants and awards, most notably from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has also written extensively on sculpture most prominently for Art in America, publishing a number of articles and dozens of individual reviews. He has taught in several graduate and undergraduate programs, most recently at Rhode Island School of Design.


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