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MoMa Instructor Judges Darien Art Show And Sale

Larissa Bailiff will be the judge for the Darien Arts Center's annual Art Show and Sale.
Larissa Bailiff will be the judge for the Darien Arts Center's annual Art Show and Sale. Photo Credit: Diane Farrell

DARIEN, Conn. - The 56th Annual Art Show and Sale will be judged by Larissa Bailiff, an independent art historian and instructor and lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, at the DAC Weatherstone Studio on Saturday, May 31, through Saturday, June 7.

Bailiff earned her bachelor's in art history from the University of California at Berkeley and her master's in art history from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She has taught at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The 56th Annual Art Show and Sale offers cash awards and is open to DAC students and children and adults who live or work in Darien. Nonresidents may also enter the show with a donation to the organization.

Entries are welcome in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastel, mixed media/printmaking, sculpture, color photography and black and white photography. The winner of Best in Show will be given a solo exhibit in the Town Hall in the spring of 2015. Also, adult prizewinners will be invited to meet art collectors, gallery owners and DAC patrons and board members during a private party featuring their work on Tuesday, June 3.

Registration is available online at darienarts.org. Artists may enter up to two pieces of artwork, with an entry fee of $20 per submission for adults and $10 per piece for children. Adults submitting two pieces must designate at least one for sale. A 25 percent commission on each sale will benefit the DAC. All interested artists are encouraged to pre-register online.

Artists may bring their work to the DAC Weatherstone Studio, behind Town Hall at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, on Sunday, May 25, from noon to 4 p.m., and on Tuesday, May 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. All pieces must be ready to hang with a wire on the back, or, if needed, the DAC will provide assistance with wiring at the drop-off site for a small fee.

The awards reception will be held Friday, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be open for public viewing every day from Saturday, May 31, through Saturday, June 7, from noon to 5 p.m.

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