54th Annual Open Juried Exhibition by Donna Namnoum

Gallery on the Green

Oct. 14, 2024 - Nov. 12, 2022

5 Canton Green Road
Canton, 06019
PHONE 860-693-4102


Gallery on the Green presents the 54th Annual Open Juried Exhibition plus a Solo Exhibit by Donna Namnoum

Opening and Awards Presentation:  October 15th, 6-8 pm

Cost:  Free – open to the public

Gallery on the Green presents its 54th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.  This highly anticipated competition draws artists from all over Connecticut and beyond as they compete for up to $1500 in prizes.  On display is fine art in a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter including painting, prints, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

This year’s juror is Brett Abbott, Director and CEO, of the New Britain Museum of American Art.  He is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century American photography and has been awarded the Ansel Adams Fellowship for work on photographer Wynn Bullock at the Center for Creative Photography in 2012 and two Lucie Awards for curator/exhibition of the year.  Mr. Abbott previously served as the director of collections and exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

Prizes are expected to total over $1500.  Previous prize funders have included Collinsville Savings Society, Charles & Doris Currier Memorial Fund, Mitchell Auto Group, Mitchell Manchester Memorial, Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund, Inc., Nancy Cloutier Memorial, Peg Douglas Memorial Fund, A & J Quality Roofing, Jerry’s Artarama, Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, object|resonance, Neu/Haviland, Rita Q. Memorial, David Leff Memorial and others.

Also on display is “On the Wall: Ceramic Sculpture” in which Donna Namnoum explores forms found growing in nature; plants, pods and other organisms.  Each of the individual pieces within a sculpture is formed on the potter’s wheel and then altered and or assembled. Namnoum’s experimentation in making glazes allows her to add texture, interesting layers and colorful surfaces. Forms look alive as if they are growing, twisting, and even wilting.

Namnoum lives and maintains a studio in Canton.  She has exhibited throughout New England and nationally and is the recipient of numerous awards including grants from The Connecticut Commission on the Arts and The Greater Hartford Arts Council.  Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly and Boston Voyager Magazines and has been reviewed by several publications including Artscope Magazine, Art New England, The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Advocate, and Clay Times Magazine.

An opening reception and awards presentation is on Saturday, October 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is warmly invited to attend this free reception.

The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state, has 3 separate galleries and hosts month-long exhibitions nine times a year. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Hours are Friday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible.

Website: http://www.galleryonthegreen.org
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