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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 3, 2016

People’s Choice Award chosen

Nov 30, 2016
PHOTO SUBMITTED “Flowers of Life” by Pamela Lander is the “Peoples Choice Award” winner in the Fairfield Art Association’s Membership Exhibit.

The Fairfield Art Association’s current annual Membership Exhibit of 10x10 wood panels has a winner in its “Peoples Choice Award.”

“Flowers of Life” by Pamela Lander is a fine detailed geometric painting using a limited color palette and is one of over 30 artists displaying work. Lander’s membership entry was selected the favorite by viewers voting by ballot during the first month of the display. She will receive two tickets to an Artists Series theater show of her choice at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

The Membership Exhibit continues on display in the Main Gallery of the concention center through the end of January, when an awards party will be held for all members and guests.

A live window of “Elves Painting a Holiday Scene” can be viewed Friday evening during the Fairfield 1st Art Walk. The Fairfield Art Association board, lead by artist Eileen Hawthorne, has designed a colorful window that will be painted by young art students. This third-year tradition welcomes visitors to the convention center throughout the holidays and usually represents a winter musical production like the “Nutcracker.”

Visitors can check out the progress on the Lee T. Gobble sculpture in the atrium lobby this weekend. The head and hands are expected to arrive from artist Ken Rowe and be joined to the full figure body by Christopher Bennett. Gobble’s 102 birthday would have been Dec. 15, and the art association will be celebrating with a photo of all five participating sculpture project artists recently gathered to discuss the project.

The FAA is participating in Fairfield’s shopping experience “Shop and Be Merry” Friday and Saturday by having its Studio Sales Gallery open 4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“The event is planned to encourage local shopping and what better way to support local artists and give original art,” said Suzan Kessel, the Fairfield Art Association volunteer director.

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