Shelton resident's painting wins first place

Veronica Cassell-Vaz of Shelton was among the artists who received awards for their submission in “Beyond Brushwork,” the March exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center in Norwalk.

“Acacia” by Cassell-Vaz, above, won first place in the pastel category. The award winners were selected from 69 submitted digital artworks, drawings, mixed media, pastels and prints.