Fall Show 2011

The Fall show was held on November 11th, 12th, and 13th.

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The stage was a winter scene this year.
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Another view of the stage - with the lights on.

Before we get to the rest of the photographs, here are the award winners:

The Best of Show award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Karl Weld Aunt Dud's Mince Meat Pies Watercolor

The popular award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Evelyn Knox Light in the Forest Oil

Award Artist Title
Oil 1st Prize Judith Greulich Expectant
Oil 2nd Prize Ginger Greenblatt Reading Street Fair
Oil 3rd Prize Susan Manning O'Briant Self Portrait

Award Artist Title
Watercolor 1st Prize Lorraine O'Brien Lifting Fog - Monhegan
Watercolor 2nd Prize Fran Freshman Paris Street Scene
Watercolor 3rd Prize Jeannette Corbett Along the Essex

Award Artist Title
Acrylic 1st Prize Florence Como In The Tuscan Hills
Acrylic 2nd Prize Marty Marshall Floodwatch #2
Acrylic 3rd Prize Maureen De Sisto You Spin Me Round

Award Artist Title
Mixed Media 1st Prize Robin Emrich Forever Lost
Mixed Media 2nd Prize Fran Nola Cobalt green
Mixed Media 3rd Prize Crist Filer Collection #8

Award Artist Title
Photography 1st Prize Nancy Stewart Tree Climber
Photography 2nd Prize Jack Welch Dead bug
Photography 3rd Prize Robert Pyle Rue De L'Eperon, Aups, Provence

Award Artist Title
Honorable Mention Ruth Camber Afternoon in Tuscany (Oil)
Honorable Mention Mary Cotter Harvest (Acrylic)
Honorable Mention Ingeborg Burggraf Cornhhusk Visitors (Sculpture)
Honorable Mention Maryellen Stone Cranberry Harvest (Photograph)
Honorable Mention Barbara Kremer The House on Ell Pond (Watercolor)

The winner of the raffle for the painting by Mary Marshall was Mary Kelly.

Here are the photos of the event in case you could not make it there in person. To see a larger version of a photo, click on it and then use the Back button on your browser to come back to this page.

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We had some nice floral arrangements as usual.

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The Small Treasures did a brisk business.

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We had a good crowd at the reception on opening night.

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Here are some of the first prize winners.

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Music was provided by Robin Verdier at the piano.

Here are the bios of the judges.

Nella Lush

Artist statement:

"In reviewing my life I realized the time passed has helped me become the artist I am today. My artistic life has gone full circle, from a traditional realist I've evolved into what I call a representational abstract artist."

Nella Lush paints primarily in oils, sometimes in Acrylics and encaustics. She prefers using large format canvas where she "can truly lose herself". Nella is an artist member of the National Association of Women Artists, NYC (NAWA), the Rockport Art Association, North Shore Art Association, Cambridge Art Association, Newburyport Art Association, the Arts League of Lowell, and the Allied Artists of America, NYC, NY She serves as President of the Andover's Artists Guild.

Nella's art is represented by John Raimondi's Gallery, Rockport, MA. Her art is part of private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canad, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Lawrence Pumfrey

Artist Statement:

"Painting for me is exciting and I'm thankful for all the pleasure it has given, including visually sharing my impressions with others. I mostly paint outdoors or what is popularly known as "plein-air painting" because experiencing nature and the challenge of capturing the effect of light in paint is so rewarding."

A native New Englander with over 30 years studying fine art and painting in oils, pastel, and watercolor, Larry is proficient in painting landscapes, portraits, and still life. His experience in outdoor painting has fine tuned his ability to paint nature's colorful patterns and subtleties of light on form.

Larry teaches representational oil painting during the winter months in Florida and conducts year round workshops in both NE and FL. His demonstrations offer entertainment and insights into the principles of composition and design that he utilizes when he juries art shows and conducts painting critiques. He received his formal training a the Cape Cod School of Art, Montserrat College of Art, and the DeCordova Museum of Art.

Larry shares his life and passion for art with his wife Judy. They enjoy the opportunities of a common interest and share painting, teaching and critiquing art together. They have a keen interest in the evolution of painters who continue to inspire them, such as Sorolla, Zorn, Bongart, Fechin and contemporary painters who were influenced by the French and the Russian Impressionists.

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