The Sharon Historical Society located on 18 Main Street in Sharon Connecticut in the Litchfield Hills is hosting a juried exhibition and sale of artworks devoted to the subject of food, running through July 10, 2015 at The Gallery @the SHS. The Opening Reception will be May 16, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Judges who will be selecting the entries and judging the artwork for cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 are Dana Cowin, John Lund and Bowie Zunino.
Dana Cowin, a part-time Amenia resident, has been described as "the first lady of food." Throughout her career she has focused on the intersection of food, style, design, and innovation. As editor in chief of Food & Wine for over twenty years, she has worked with the world's most influential superstar chefs and tastemakers and helped launch the careers of countless rising talents. A self-described "pathologically positive" person with an acclaimed critical eye, Cowin is author of the recent book Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen.
Master printmaker John Lund, a native of Minnesota who now lives in Sharon, was trained in lithography and intaglio printing while in college at St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. Engaged in the field ever since his graduation, Lund spent the first half of his career at renowned fine art print publisher ULAE where he worked with many celebrated artists including Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, Claus Oldenberg as well as then-emerging artists Terry Winters, Elizabeth Murray, Carroll Dunham and Susan Rothenberg. He met and began working with iconic American artist Jasper Johns in the early 1970's and has been Johns' exclusive intaglio printer since 1996. Together, Lund and Johns have a established a notable collaboration resulting in over 70 editions. Lund's technical expertise as a printmaker has been credited with assisting Johns to achieve his creative vision.
Wassaic resident Bowie Zunino is a co-founder and co-executive director of The Wassaic Project, the arts organization based in the hamlet of Wassaic (Amenia), which provides a context for art making through inspiration, promotion and creation of contemporary visual and performing art, advancing the philosophy that art should foster and build community. She has a background in community-based art and education and has worked for a number of non-profits including Creative Time. Zunino has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in sculpture and holds two degrees from Williams College in psychology and fine art. She has exhibited nationally.
The Gallery is open Wed. - Fri. from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sat. from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.