ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church will be holding their 14th Annual “Art at the Meetinghouse,” a Juried Art Show from June 14 to 16. The show includes over 100 works of art from western Connecticut area artists. Works are included from the categories of watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, printmaking, mixed media, fine craft, sculpture and graphics.
There will be numerous awards presented on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. during the Opening Reception at the church. The Best in Show award is a $1,500 cash award.
The show will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 14; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 15 and concludes on Sunday June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. For additional information please call Charles Meade at 860-355-1584 or visit the church website www.roxburychurch.org. All works are for sale. Proceeds support the mission activities of the church. “Art makes a wonderful gift for any occasion,” said Charlie Meade, one of the shows organizers. “Each year we have so many wonderful high-quality works of art, in all price ranges, submitted for the show,” he said.
This year’s Juror for the show is Thomas C. Adkins, who divides his time between his Southbury, Connecticut, and Bristol, Maine studios, is a graduate of Paier College of Art of New Haven along with graduate classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has also worked as art director and creative director for some of Connecticut and New York’s most prestigious advertising agencies, simultaneous exhibiting in galleries and Museums throughout the United States.
Currently he sits on the board of The Hudson Valley Art Association, elected member of The Connecticut Plein Air Painters, Signature Member of The Lyme Art Association.
Numerous awards such as the First Place Lyme Art Association’s New England Landscape Invitational, People’s Choice Award — New Britain Museum Of American Art, Finalist Artist Magazine Landscape competition among many others.
Numerous times exhibiting in the Mystic Museum International Marine Exhibition, The Butler Institute Of American Art and The New Britain Museum Of American Art, his work is also in their permanent collection.
Thomas has had over a dozen one-man and group shows. Prestigious galleries, such as The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Bayview Gallery, Gregory James Gallery, Bryan Memorial Gallery and others throughout New England, carry his work.
The church is at 24 Church St., Rt 317 in Roxbury Center.