Darien artist Stan Pastore won best in show with "Old Yella," a watercolor painting, at the Darien Art Center's 56th annual Art Show and Sale.
The DAC received 275 entries from more than 170 artists from kindergartners to adults.
The show runs through Saturday, June 7, in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Road. Artwork will be available for sale from noon to 5 p.m., with 25 percent of the proceeds benefiting the DAC.
This year's judge, Museum of Modern Art instructor Larissa Bailiff, felt that the judging was both a pleasure and a challenge, especially across the work of the high school-age group, "whose drawings and photographs were all impassioned, beautiful and original," she said.
Bailiff was pulled in by the colors, textures, light and composition of Pastore's "Old Yella."
"I felt like I was looking at an early Edward Hopper or an Andrew Wyeth painting," she said.
The show features 14 categories and 43 winners. All adult first-, second- and third-place winners will be on display at the Darien Library from June 10 to July 8. Adult honorable mention winning entries will be on display from June 9 to July 8 at the Darien Town Hall. Children's first- and second-place winners will be at Dr. David Osherow's orthodontics office, 24 Old Kings Highway South, from June 9 to July 7.
For information, call 203-655-8683 or visit darienarts.org.