On Thursday, Jan. 31, Sam Posey’s annual juried art contest and exhibit was held at Indian Mountain School for the sixth consecutive year. This event brings together local artists and art enthusiasts to celebrate a diverse range of works, which will hang in the IMS Student Center through March 1, 2019. This year’s theme was “Sanctuary,” and 2019 judges included Theo Coulombe, a photographer and director of Standard Space gallery in Sharon, CT;  Terri Moore, a painter, art instructor at The Hotchkiss School, and co-director of Tremaine Art Gallery; and Frank Oz, a renowned actor, puppeteer, director, and producer. The art show received a record 94 submissions, 25 of which were selected to be reviewed by a panel of jurors and currently hang in the Student Center.

The first place prize of $5,000 went to John Atchley for his piece, titled, “Passages #10/35,” a photograph of Humayun’s tomb in Delhi, India. The second place prize of $3,500 was awarded to Barbara Ehlers for her piece, titled,  “Vancouver Island Shelter.” The third place prize of $1,500 was awarded to Colin McLain for his painting, titled “Margin Walker.”

Exhibit Viewing Hours: Exhibit viewing hours will be held Monday-Friday between 8:00-5:00 in the IMS Student Center at 211 Indian Mountain Road, Lakeville, CT. RSVP is required. Contact Heather Adams at artshow@indianmountain.org. The exhibit will be open through March 1, 2019.

To learn more about purchasing one of the pieces or visiting the exhibit, please click here or contact Heather Adams at artshow@indianmountain.org.