2-1-2 is back at the Guild! This special small group exhibition opens Saturday, February 12th with a reception and artist meet-and-greet from 4-6pm. This event is free and open to
2-1-2 is back at the Guild! This special small group exhibition opens Saturday, February 12th with a reception and artist meet-and-greet from 4-6pm. This event is free and open to all. The juror, Georgette Gouveia, selected five artists, Susan Fehlinger, Susan Magaziner, Carla Goldberg, Roberta Shea, and Sarah Schneider, to share the entire gallery at the Guild. Two artists will be featured in the front gallery, one in the middle, and two in the third…thus the 2-1-2 title of the exhibition! For this show there were no restrictions on the type of media.
Juror Georgette Gouveia selected these five artists out of a number of entrants. She has won many prestigious awards. As Editor in Chief at WAG Magazine, a luxury lifestyles publication of the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals, she has led her journal to be named a top magazine by the New York Press Association for five years. Prior to that, she was senior cultural writer for Gannett Inc. where she earned four Associated Press Awards for visual arts reporting and criticism. She is the author of “The Essential Mary Cassatt” (Harry N. Abrams/Wonderland Press) and several exhibit catalog essays on the subjects of contemporary art and money and the Colombian painter Federico Uribe.
She is co-curating and writing “Claiming the Canon: Women Disrupting Art History,” a proposed exhibit for the Lehman College Art Gallery. Gouveia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a master’s degree in critical writing from Sarah Lawrence College. As the juror for 2-1-2, Ms. Gouvieia felt the responsibility and thrill of her job for the Guild last September. She also had the wildfires, floods and COVID on her mind: “These artists present us with nature framed and contained, filling us with peace and joy and reminding us that art is our heroic, Promethean response to a nature that we will never be otherwise able to tame.”
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ antique gallery barn is located at 34 Halpin Lane, at the bottom of the hill just before Ridgefield’s Rail Trail. Regular gallery hours are Wed – Sun, 12-4pm. For more details about 2-1-2 or any of the Guild’s offerings, please visit our website at www.rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863. RGOA is a tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit arts organization, now in its 48 th year. All contributions are gratefully accepted.