Connecticut Sea Grant announced that Carla Goldberg of Nelsonville is the recipient of the 2014 Arts Award. Goldberg’s proposal, “Memory Sculptural Drawings of Connecticut’s Coastal Waters,” was reviewed and selected by an independent panel of artists in a competitive process. The artist will receive a $1,000 award to create a series of sculptural drawings of Long Island Sound waters from memories of her visits to various locations along the Connecticut coast.

Goldberg, a mixed media artist, is Gallery Director of the Skylight Gallery in New York City and the Beacon Artist Union. For her Sea Grant project, she will create acrylic drawings from memory, adding enamel and resin coatings. As light passes through the pieces, they transform into sculptural experiences. The finished work will be publicly displayed in several different venues.

Connecticut Sea Grant is a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the nation’s primary ocean agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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