June 3 – 5, 2021 | Rowayton, CT
The Boat Warehouse
302 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk
Please join us for this year’s return of the CCNS Art Show!
We missed everyone last year and we are planning this year to be the best year yet. This year marks our school’s 58th year of holding this amazing fundraiser with such a rich history going back to the early 1960s. We have all been cooped up in our houses for 2020 and part of this year and this is a great opportunity to break out of familiar surroundings to view the brilliant, varied styles of art from 50 artists in a very safe manner. The CCNS Art Show offers one of the largest and most diverse collections of original artwork anywhere in Connecticut. Well-known for its sophistication and affordability, the Art Show benefits CCNS and offers savvy buyers a 40% tax deduction on purchases.
The CCNS Art Show will return to its prior location at the Boat Warehouse @ 302 Wilson Ave. The showroom is a 13,000 square foot, open-plan industrial space, with steel beams, concrete walls, and plentiful floor space. It sits directly behind the Sono Icehouse, with a parking lot that overlooks a lovely view of wetlands. The uniqueness of the space is certain to be awe-inspiring and will be transformed into a sophisticated, curated Fine Arts Show complete with professional artwork hung in a gallery-style manner. By joining us on Thursday, you will get to be among the first to preview the art and first to choose your preferred piece. Our virtual event starts on Friday morning.
We are offering a silent auction virtually spanning the days of our show that will be accessible via phone app. We are also offering refreshments, including food from the popular fine dining restaurant in downtown Sono, Washington Prime, and also from the gourmet Sono catering company, Simply Delicious. Wine will be donated by Sipstirs of Darien as Darien Discount Wines and Spirits. Our return DJ Boat Shoes will be designing a few music playlists to liven up our event and enhance the overall experience. Because we are a not-for-profit organization, there will be a 40% tax deduction on all purchased artwork.
We wish to thank Fairfield County Bank and Classic Prep Childrenswear for being our platinum sponsors to help make this happen and also thank the Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood and Rowayton Bait Shop for the donated venue space.
This year the show is open to ages 21 and older on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday it opens up to all ages. Tickets must be pre-purchased due to Covid-19. We will not be accepting cash on the premises.
We hope to see you there!
Works by David Dunlop
This year we are featuring the artwork of modern-day master, David Dunlop. You will be able to view over 30 of David’s artworks up close and personal, any of which you may choose to purchase and walk out with if you so choose to. David Dunlop’s luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations including Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil and more.
David is the engaging host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, “Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop,” for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. “Landscapes…” is being shown internationally and returned to U.S. national television in May 2013. A second series is in production. The series is directed by Connie Simmons and produced by SimmonsArt; the first was co-produced by Connecticut Public Television. David is also the instructor in a multi-DVD series on painting landscapes produced by Connie Simmons/SimmonsArt.
David’s work has been reviewed extensively and he has been featured in The New York Times. Near to home, David has frequently been juried into the prestigious Art of the Northeast USA. At this competition, in 2007, David and his son Max Dunlop won the Revington Arthur Award, and in 2004, David won the Jens Risom Award. In 2000, New York City selected David to paint a fiberglass cow for the Cow Parade; it was one of the few selected to be auctioned.
May 30 – June 1, 2019 | Rowayton, CT
Rowayton Bait Shop Warehouse
302 Wilson Ave South Norwalk
Join us at the Rowayton Bait Shop Warehouse in Sono on Thursday, May 3oth from 6:30-10pm for the 2019 Opening Gala. Enjoy appetizers, drinks and live music while you mingle and select from the full range of available artwork. Friday evening, May 31st from 6-9pm local resident Seth Johnson (aka Boat Shoes), former NYC big band drummer turned deejay, will be mixing party tunes for the night while you enjoy appetizers, drinks, and artwork. We will also be showing on Saturday, June 1st from 12-4pm.
Art lovers wait all year for the CCNS Art Show, which offers something for every style and budget as well as a 40% tax deduction on all artwork purchased during these three special days. All Art Show proceeds support CCNS’s operational expenses and special projects.
2019 Opening Hours
Thursday, May 30 6:30-10pm
Opening Gala with live music, drinks and appetizers
$50 advance ticket purchase
$55 at the door
Friday, May 31st 6pm-9pm
Second night with DJ Boat Shoes, drinks and appetizers
$40 advance ticket purchase
$45 at the door
Saturday, June 1st 12-4pm
Third & final day