Wilton landscape painter David Dunlop has been named the 2017 Living Art Award honoree by the Silvermine Arts Center. He and three other artists who are also receiving awards will be recognized at the center’s annual benefit on Saturday, May 13, at the Roton Point Club in Rowayton.

Dunlop has been a Silvermine faculty member for 23 years, has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and conducts workshops in the U.S., Italy, France, and Japan. He won a daytime Emmy Award as well as a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his PBS television series Landscapes Through Time.

Additional honorees are:


  • Legacy Award recipient Ann Weiner  of Westport.

  • Guild of Artists Award recipients Alberta Cifolelli of Westport and Bonnie Ford of New York City.


The Living Art Awards Benefit begins with cocktails at 6, followed by awards, dinner and dancing. Festivities will cater the event, and guests will dance to the music of the Cosmopolitans. Benefit committee chairs for 2017 include artists Mindy Green, Kerry Brock, Stephanie Joyce, and Faye Mylen.

Proceeds from this event will go towards funding for Silvermine Arts Center’s educational programs on site and through outreach, its exhibitions and collections in the gallery, and capital improvements for a facility that is nearing its centenary.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit silvermineevents.org or call 203-966-9700, ext 1.