Letter: Praise for juried show at Guild of Artists

To the Editor:

Denise Bibro of Denise Bibro Fine Art in the Chelsea district of Manhattan was our juror for the Guild’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition. We had an intense “jury day” watching Denise examine the submissions and create her vision for this year’s show.  

When the day was done, we were thrilled to receive her statement about her visit: “Ridgefield, Connecticut is a beautiful, quiet rural gem of a town. Full of rolling hills, green everywhere, dotted with gorgeous vintage homes and farm-like buildings. It has a wonderful little main street with inviting shops and eateries. One would not expect it to have a lively hubbub of creative activity, nor a vital artistic community with an art center. A two-story vintage building owned by the town proves to be such a hubbub.”

“This almost hidden resource, directed by Pamela Stoddart, well cared for by an invaluable board and battery of committed volunteers has a lot to offer to the public as well as its developing artistic community. With many galleries in the city and everywhere closing, these treasures should be supported and protected. Their programs and gallery exhibitions enrich the fabric of the community and its outreached partners… Ridgefield Guild of Artists is well worth the trip and it is a safe bet that subsequent exhibitions and programs will also be worth the trip. Ridgefield Guild of Artists is a special place.”

Denise had lots more to say about the quality of the artwork and her time with us … too much to include here.  It’s always nice to hear, but for those of us who are part of the Guild, it’s why we dedicate our time to the Guild and its mission.

Mary Pat Devine

Ridgefield Guild of Artists President