On December 6, at the Field Club in Greenwich, the 2018 Owl Award was presented to Margaret Esme Simon, an artist member of the Greenwich Pen Women.
The Owl Award is given each year to a member who has distinguished herself in three areas: through contributions to the organization, to the community, and through her own creative achievements.
Ms. Esme Simon has exhibited and won awards in numerous juried shows. She has studied at the prestigious Art Students’ League and with internationally recognized artists.
Working primarily in oil and pastels, her subjects include figurative, still life, and landscape themes. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society, vice president of the Greenwich Arts Council, a member of the Art Society of Old Greenwich, the New Canaan Society for the Arts, and the Rowayton Arts Center where she has exhibiting member status.
Ms. Esme Simon attended New York’s High School of Music and Art as an art major and received a BA in English at Cornell University. She went on to receive a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University.
Her work is currently on view at the “Creative Women” art show at the Bendheim Gallery at 299 Greenwich Ave. The show, a collaborative effort with the Greenwich Pen Women and the Greenwich Arts Council, runs through January 3, 2019.