Spring Show 2008

The Spring Show was a good one. We had plenty of good art to look at and appreciate. The show was held on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

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

The Best of Show award went to:

Artist Title Medium
W. Marty Marshall Cure for S.A.D Acrylic

The popular award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Susan Manning O'Briant Daddy's Girl Oil

Award Artist Title
Oil 1st Prize Lorraine DeGroot-Stevens From The Orient
Oil 2nd Prize Susan Manning O'Briant Daddy's Girl
Oil 3rd Prize Judith Greulich Red Begonia

Award Artist Title
Watercolor 1st Prize Fred Peters Weather Beaten
Watercolor 2nd Prize Tom Maguire Blossoms-Floralway
Watercolor 3rd Prize Lorraine O'Brien Coast Of Maine

Award Artist Title
Acrylic 1st Prize David Mitchell Game Shoes
Acrylic 2nd Prize Edward Enright Idle Tide
Acrylic 3rd Prize Elaine McMichael Turners

Award Artist Title
Photograpy 1st Prize Kenan Cooper Town Forest III
Photograpy 2nd Prize Christina Ferrin Vintage Fenway Seats
Photograpy 3rd Prize Robert Pyle Rio De Barcarou, Venice

Award Artist Title
Mixed Media 1st Prize Judy Spurr Tin Cup Charlie
Mixed Media 2nd Prize Nancy Stewart Abstraction-Distraction
Mixed Media 3rd Prize Sally Mucica Water Lilly #2

Award Artist Title
Honorable Mention Edward Rice Golden Beauties (watercolor)
Honorable Mention Fran Nola Three Sisters (watercolor)
Honorable Mention Mary Saija Portrait (pastel)
Honorable Mention Grace Cherwek Seascape (acrylic)
Honorable Mention Dennis McQuillen Rt. 28 S.and North Street (oil)
Honorable Mention Anthony Aabate Part Time (watercolor)

The watercolor painting donated by Lou Doto was raffled and won by Anthony Abate.

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, just click on it and then use the Back button on your browser to come back to this page.

left stage right stage

The stage setting was very Springy.

left stage left stage
left stage left stage

The flower arrangements made it seem like Spring too.

Small Treasures

There were lots of excellent paintings in the Small Treasures sale.

Small Treasures

Ribbons were awarded for excellent work.

Small Treasures

Lots of people showed up to see the art.

Small Treasures

Old friends chat.

Small Treasures

More art.

Small Treasures

Good crowds showed up down by the refreshments.


The music was provided once again by Lucinda.

Here are the bios of the judges

Pauline Dee

Pauline Dee of Peabody has painted oil and watercolor landscapes around New England, the shores of Maine, and the mountains of Vermont. She is a member and past president of the Saltbox Gallery. She has studied with professional teachers such as Roger Curtis, Paul Goodridge, T. M. Nicholas, Jack Jones, and others, and has judged many shows on the North Shore and Quincy. Pauline has taught oil painting for 20 years, and her paintings are in collections throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii. She was selected for Who's Who in American Women and Who's Who in the World.

Robert H. Farris, Jr.

Robert H. Farris, Jr., is a lifelong painter since he began lessons at age 10 with Lynn artist Charles Impel. When he was in high school, he won junior art competitions and took on portrait commissions. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art. Robert has been painting for over 40 years. He founded Wood End Studio in Lynn in 1991, where he has taught his technique since 1995. His work is included in many collections throughout the country and at the American Embassy in Lima, Peru. He has exhibited at innumerable locations; has won 6 Grumbacher Awards, and 6 Topsfield Fair Awards; was an inductee in the Grumbacher Hall of Fame; and has been published in The Artist Magazine, the North Light Magazine, the Grumbacher Calendar; Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in America.

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