Awarded, Best in Show

Fields, Acrylic Paint on Canvas

I’m thrilled to share the exciting news that my painting ‘Fields” received the “Best in Show” award at the Fall 2020 Bendheim Show . Imagine my surprise and delight when I received the email that my painting was chosen! The first thing I did was step outside, take a deep breath and say “thank you”. .I’m extremely honored and humbled to be amongst such a fantastic lineup of talented artists. Huge congrats to all awardees and everyone in this exhibition!

GREENWICH ART SOCIETY
103RD ANNUAL BENDHEIM EXHIBIT
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 24, 2020
JUROR:GEANINNE GUTIÉRREZ-GUIMARÃES,
ASSOCIATE CURATOR, GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Award Winners

Shilo Ratner, Dagny Hultgreen Award-Best in Show
Eleanor Blanchard, Greenwich Art Society Award for Oil or Acrylic Painting
Carol Gromer, Buynoski Free-Hand Drawing Award
Sidra Hassan-Brown, Sonja Gerquest Memorial Award
Vladimir Nedkov, Gerquest GAS Studio School Award
Mikhail Gubin, May & Samuel Rudin Foundation Award
Saman Majd, Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION

The Bendheim Gallery / Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich CT
March 8 – April 4, 2019
Viewing hours: Weekdays 10-5, Thursdays until 7, Weekends 12-4

Public Reception: Friday, March 15, 6:30pm-8pm

Excited to have work in this exhibit.

JUROR: Megan Fontanella, Curator, Modern Art and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Megan has curated or co-organized nearly thirty exhibitions for the Guggenheim’s extended constellation of museums in Berlin, Bilbao, New York, & Venice. Megan’s collection-based exhibitions have included Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim (2017); Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960 (2012); and The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918 (2011), among others. She also curated Visions of Modernity (2012-13), the final presentation of the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. More recently, Megan co-curated Giacometti (2018) and supported Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015-16), as well as Robert Motherwell: Early Collages (2013). Her current project is Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy (2018-20), an exhibition that will travel to Spain, France, and Italy. Megan likewise maintains the Guggenheim’s Thannhauser Gallery, a permanent display of 19th- and early 20th-century art. Apart from her exhibitions activities, Megan conducts provenance research for the Guggenheim & collaborates on cross-departmental initiatives related to collections stewardship. Megan received her B.A. in Art History modified with History from Dartmouth College & went on to receive her M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she specialized in late 19th-century French art.