Spring Show 2002

The Spring Show was held April 26, 27, & 28, 2002. It was a beautiful show.

We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it to the show in person. But before we get to the photos, here are the prize winners.

Award Artist Title Medium
George Reid Memorial Award Pamela Giarratana Rockport Dry Dock Oil
Roberta Thresher Memorial Award Susan Manning O'Briant Gloucester Ladies in Waiting Watercolor
Spring 2002 Award Jack Jones Acadia Watercolor
President's Award Lynne Cassinari Approaching Storm Watercolor

There were 10 awards for excellence.

Artist Title Medium
Robert Pyle Choir Stairs, Oax, Mexico* Photograph
Joyce Wood North Conway Watercolor
David Mitchell Ice Cream Dreams Acrylic
Ginger Greenblatt Gloucester Harbor Watercolor
Crist Filer Tancho Koi Watercolor
Jean Allen Field Mosaic Pastel
Lorraine O'Brien Wetlands Gloucester Watercolor
Fran Nola Hydrangea Watercolor
W. Marty Marshall Not - Food Acrylic
Dorothea Jeffery Clara's Daughter Pastel

*Best of Blue Award

The popular award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Lorraine O'Brien Family Fun Watercolor

Now, on to the photos. These images are small for faster loading. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.

Joe enjoys the paintings.
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The crowd watches the awards ceremony.

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... and everyone enjoys some lively converstation.

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Once again, Lucinda provided the music for Friday evening.


Look what Grace and Evelyn did to the stage. Now that looks like Spring!

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And don't forget to vote for your favorite painting on the way out.


Here are the curricula vitae of the judges.

Silvana Siudut

Silvana Siudut is an artist and art instructor in Methuen, MA . Born and educated in Genoa, Italy, she continued her art education here in Boston at the Vesper George School of Art. She has won numerous awards for her paintings and painted ceramic pieces. In 1998 she founded the Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley. Under her leadership the group has promoted both visual and performing arts in the community by organizing many exhibits, performances, workshops and demonstrations. Silvana can be contacted at Silart@aol.com

Oscar Durand

Oscar Durand is an award-winning classical realist oil painter. He studied art at the Institute of Arts and Sciences in Manchester, NH and he has continued his education by a lifelong study of the timeless works and techniques of the old masters. His work is represented in many galleries (including two of his own) and in corporate and private collections. If you would like to see his work, check it out on line at www.durandstudio.com

Gracia Dayton

Gracia Dayton creates bold, bright and often highly abstract water-media & mixed-media paintings and collages inspired by her travels. She holds a BS in Art Education from Skidmore College and has studied at the California School of Fine Arts, the DeCordova Museum School and Bennington College and studied Art History at San Francisco State College and Boston University. Her resume of national shows and awards is lengthy. Have a look at her work on-line at www.depotsquaregallery.com or at her home page, www.art-smart.com/gdayton/

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