Ruben Marroquin Wins Silvermine Arts Center Grand Prize

woven tapestry showing scene with sunset and water
Ruben Marroquin’s grand prize–winning View from Norwalk, embroidery over Belgium linen, 48 x 35 in.

Ruben Marroquin, classroom assistant, Textile Development and Marketing, received the grand prize at the Fiber 2020 exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut, for his large embroidery titled View from Norwalk. Marroquin is also an FIT alumnus, with an AAS and BFA in Textile/Surface Design, and was part of the artist-in-residence program in the Art and Design Gallery.

The CT Insider, a website that aggregates the content produced by the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the largest local news organization in the state, wrote an article titled “Ruben Marroquin Takes Embroidery to the Next Level” that discusses his winning piece. (Read the article here without a paywall.) The article also looked at Marroquin’s career and technique.

The Silvermine Arts Center is a contemporary arts organization founded in 1922, with an award-winning school of art, and five public galleries that offer more than 20 exhibitions annually. Special solo shows, major invitational theme exhibitions, and prestigious juried competitions are presented. Lectures, panel discussions and artist talks are ongoing and offer the opportunity to meet artists and broaden the viewers’ understanding of contemporary art.

For more information, contact Marroquin.

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