The Spring show was a spectacular success this year. We had some special offerings and a great turnout of art lovers. The theme of the show was "Art and Bloom". We collaborated with the Garden Club to put together a combination of paintings and flower arrangements that echoed the shapes and colors of the paintings.
Before we get to the photographs, here are the award winners:
|Judith Greulich||The Cellist||Oil|
|Lorraine O'Brien||Afternoon Walk||Watercolor|
|Grace Cherwek||Rising Wave||Oil|
|Crist Filer||Homecoming 2012||Watercolor|
|Oil 1st Prize||Susan Manning O'Briant||The Captain|
|Oil 2nd Prize||Susan Manning O'Briant||March Wind|
|Oil 3rd Prize||Judith Greulich||Deborah in Silk|
|Watercolor 1st Prize||Audrey DiPillo||Penobscot Perspective|
|Watercolor 2nd Prize||Kathleen Connors||Carrots|
|Watercolor 3rd Prize||Lorraine O"Brien||Oceanview|
|Pastel 1st Prize||Laureen Luszcz||Touring Italy|
|Pastel 2nd Prize||Charleen McGlame||Tulips|
|Pastel 3rd Prize||Katalin Spang||Crystal River, Fla.|
|Acrylic 1st Prize||Fran Nola||Connecticut Cows|
|Acrylic 2nd Prize||Florence Como||Giardino Pubblico|
|Acrylic 3rd Prize||Ruth Kelloway||Notting Hill|
|Photography 1st Prize||Robert Pyle||New Sampan, Lowell's Boat Shop|
|Photography 2nd Prize||Maryellen Stone||Sunburst|
|Photography 3rd Prize||Joyce Josephson||Detail of Michellozzo Courtyard|
|Mixed Media 1st Prize||Ginger Greenblatt||Room for Art|
|Mixed Media 2nd Prize||Daniel Riley||Beautiful Gaze|
|Mixed Media 3rd Prize||Cheryl Flatley||Something Fishy|
|Honorable Mention||Anthony Abate||Welcome (watercolor)|
|Honorable Mention||Florence Como||Early Morning in Boston (watercolor)|
|Honorable Mention||Mary Kelly||Back Door at the Breakers (oil)|
|Honorable Mention||Dennis McQuillen||Path to the Meadow (oil)|
|Honorable Mention||Fred Peters||Charleston, South Carolina (watercolor)|
|Honorable Mention||Maryellen Stone||Sunset North Pool (photo)|
The winner of the Audrey DePillo painting was Bonnie Newhall. Congratulations, Bonnie.
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.
The stage was set up with the paintings and the floral arrangements.
Below I have posted some closeups of the arrangements and their accompanying paintings.
The similarity between the paintings and the arrangements is amazing.
The crowd enjoyed viewing the fine art.
We had the Small Treasures sale again, of course.
And the music was provided by Lucinda.
We convinced the First Place winners to pose for a photo op.
As a special treat, we had Erin Calvo-Bacci from The Chocolate Truffle
handing out free samples of her delicious chocolates.
Here are the bios of the judges
Joan is an award-winning watercolor painter whose passion is the transparency and fluid quality of watercolor. Upon graduation from the School of Practical Art ( now The Art Institute of Boston ) she worked in commercial art as a fashion illustrator and graphics designer. Now her focus is primarily on fine art which together with studio work and plein air painting has taken her from new England to the western states. A member of the New England Watercolor Society and the North Shore Arts Association, Joan's work may be found in many corporate collections throughout New England as well as in private collections here and abroad.
Jeanne is an award-winning pastel painter who is known for her active, dramatic wave paintings, her opulent still lifes, and her expressive portraits. She studied art at Georgetown University and at the New Jersey Center for Visual Art and the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey. She is an artist member of the Copley Society, and a signature member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Connecticut Pastel Society and has exhibited at the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Artists Guild, and nationally at the Pastel Society of America, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club and American Artist Professional League shows, among others.