I’m honored to have my work chosen to be exhibited in this years CAFA’s Mystic Museum of Art Exhibition.
Exhibition: April 20 – June 2, 2018
Opening Reception and Awards
Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Open Daily and Weekends 11am – 5pm
This years jurors are talented in their own right. I’ve posted their bios below.
Eric Aho was born in Melrose, Massachusetts in 1966, and in 1974, moved with his family to Hudson, New Hampshire. After studying at the Central School of Art and Design in London, Aho received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989, he participated in the first exchange of scholars between the U.S. and Cuba in over thirty years. Aho completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991/92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993. His paintings have been exhibited and collected widely in the United States and abroad. Since his earliest projects, Aho has joined historical research, personal inquiry, and a close reading of the landscape together with reverie and delight in experiencing the natural world reinvigorating what it means to paint the landscape today. He lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.
Robert Reynolds lives and works in Stony Creek, Connecticut. He is primarily self-taught and has been drawing and painting all his life. Robert has never lost the simple love for making marks on paper and carries a drawing book with him everywhere he goes. He has painted and worked all over the world, absorbing the cultures and sights he immerses himself in. His work has exhibited nationally, and is in collections internationally. Robert is also owner and namesake of Reynolds Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery located in downtown New Haven, CT. Website: http://reynoldsfineart.com/gallery/robert-reynolds/
Had a great time at the Mystic Museum of Art reception. This time around my very supportive family was able to attend with me. Here are just a few pictures I was able to capture during the event. Honestly, I am so caught up in the moment I forget to take pictures but I am going to put forward the intention to start taking more
Shilo Ratner’s ” Savoring the Moment” atCAFA 2017 Mystic Art Museum Exhibition
Last week was the opening of the CAFA exhibition at the Mystic Museum of Art. My painting “Mindfulness of Tea” was awarded second place. It’s flattering and an honor to have my work chosen for this exhibition as well as given an award.
Jurors of Selection and Awards
Darby Cardonsky is Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University and Coordinator of the MFA in Visual Arts program. She currently teaches graduate courses in art colloquium, art history, practicum internship, and thesis exhibition. Prior to her work at WCSU, Ms. Cardonsky was co-owner and director of the Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery in Kent, CT.
Will Lustenader is an accomplished artist and currently teaches at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. After majoring in art history and receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 1979, he went on to earn his Master of Arts degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 1981. He then became a full-time artist in 1982. Website: http://wlustenader.com/home.html