Carolyne Roehm to judge "No Place Like Home"



 Announcing judge for"No Place Like Home"Juried Exhibition and SaleThe Gallery @the SHS - May 6 through July 7, 2017We are pleased to announce that style icon and lifestyle aficionado Carolyne Roehm will judge the upcoming show in The Gallery @the SHS, "No Place Like Home", a juried exhibition and sale of artworks which express the artists' conceptions of the themes Home or Family. The show will open with a reception and awards ceremony for artists and the public on May 6 at 5 pm and will run through July 7, 2017.

Carolyne Roehmhas been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds. She has, in addition, been a discriminating collector of art, at one time owning work by artists such as Renoir and Sargent, and is a gifted and accomplished photographer and watercolor artist in her own right.  Having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University, Ms. Roehm is known for her discerning eye, passion for beauty and innate sense of style. It has been said that Ms. Roehm has a curator's zeal for the decorative arts and a couturier's obsession with detail.  In 2016 Southern Lady Magazine noted "She finds inspiration in the way the sun dances through a field of flowers and the patterns fallen leaves make on the roof of her glasshouse." Writing in Architectural Digest, Ms. Roehm observed "sense of place inspires."  Ms. Roehm is the author of a dozen books, including At Home, At Home in the Garden, and her series of four seasonal Notebooks: Garden, Hearth, Traditions, Home. She was once quoted as saying "The things that bring life into a room - music, candles, flowers, dogs - that's what makes a room memorable." The Gallery @the SHS is delighted to welcome Carolyne Roehm, with her unique sense and sensibility, as the Judge for this exhibition.The Judge will select the art to be exhibited and award cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 to three pieces. In addition, guests who attend the show's opening night will have the opportunity to select their favorite work of art which will receive the "SHS Crowd Pleaser" award. The Gallery @the SHS invites artists to submit for consideration original works in any medium which respond to, and reflect the artist's interpretation of, the themes Home or Family. The definition of the word home means different things to different people. Often "home" describes a feeling as much as a place. For purposes of this exhibition, "Home" and "Family" may be defined as broadly as the artists' imaginations permit. Each entrant is free to express what those words mean to him or her, what they taste like, what feelings they evoke. Artists are encouraged to "think outside of the box" and are challenged to submit entries that demonstrate the diverse and inclusive elements of the themes.There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 for up to two works of art, $10.00 for each additional submission. Submissions must be delivered on Saturday, April 29between 9:00AM and 11:00AM.The full prospectus, entry forms and terms & conditions of exhibiting are on our website, you can access them by  clicking here . Forms can also be picked up at the SHS Tuesday through Friday 12-4 and Saturday 10-2.For additional information, contact gallery@sharonhist.org or Jennifer Owens, Executive Director, the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 860-364-5688
The Sharon Historical Society, 18 Main Street, P.O. Box 511, Sharon, CT 06069

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