The Spring Show this year featured a garden theme since we all need some flowers after that long Winter.
Before we get to the photographs, here are the award winners:
|Ginger Greenblatt||Where's the Ball||Oil|
|Fred Peters||Fresh Milk - 1902||Watercolor|
|Florence Como||The Red Canoe||Oil|
|Oil 1st Prize||Grace Cherwek||Seascape Study|
|Oil 2nd Prize||Mary Kelly||Mountain Birches|
|Oil 3rd Prize||Cheryl Foley||Marsh Sky|
|Watercolor 1st Prize||Daniel Sheldon||Cod Fishing|
|Watercolor 2nd Prize||Jeannette Corbett||Vinny the Emperor Wins|
|Watercolor 3rd Prize||Donald Doyle||Dock Workers|
|Acrylic 1st Prize||William Marty Marshall||Red Door|
|Acrylic 2nd Prize||Trisha Kurdzionak||Old Road|
|Acrylic 3rd Prize||Louis Doto||Early Spring|
|Photography 1st Prize||Margaret Robertson||Walking Machu Picchu|
|Photography 2nd Prize||Bruce White||Car Detail|
|Photography 3rd Prize||Kathleen Lee||Zakim|
|Mixed Media 1st Prize||Fran Nola||Nostra|
|Mixed Media 2nd Prize||Donald Doyle||Nude|
|Mixed Media 3rd Prize||Ruth Mowder||Pink Profusion|
|Award of Excellence||Fred Peters||Fresh Milk - 1902 (Watercolor)|
|Award of Excellence||Audrey DiPillo||Triple Play (Watercolor)|
|Award of Excellence||Bruce White||Snow Cone (Photograph)|
The winner of the painting by Mary Kelly that was raffled was Ginger Koretsky
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 a garden theme.
We had the Small Treasures sale again.
We had a good turnout of art lovers again this year.
And the music was provided by Lucinda.
Here is a photo of our first place ribbon winners.
A huge "Thank You" to Grace and Evelyn, who made all this happen.
Kathy Cooper paints from life in her studio in Westford, MA, and en plein air around New England and across the USA. In her still life she is inspired by antiques and fresh flowers. She captures the essence of roses and peonies with a gentle and peaceful setting. Kathy was raised in Texas by parents who encouraged her artistic talents early on. Her career was in illustration, marketing and advertising, and publishing design, which eventually brought her to New England.
After 20 years in the field, kathy turned her focus back to fine arts and studied with well-known, established artists. She is the President/CEO of the American Impressionist Society and has been published in Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West, American Art Collector, and Plein Air Magazine. She is drawn to the beauty of God's creations, especially roses, peonies and landscape. Her work is a delicate balance between energy and precision of the subject.
You can see some of Kathy's work at her web page, http://www.KathyCooperFineArt.com
With a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Karen Nastuk moved into ad agency creative jobs, writing and art directing. "Married with kids, I kept our life story by drawing notes in journals. I soon could draw anything, even from memory. Watercolors are my best medium because they are liberating and natural, although I have loved murals because they transform a space inexpensively, and they outlast wallpapers. I'm an out-of-the box thinker, and I love to paint what people dream of - a favorite spot; favorite things set like a still life; an idea for a home addition; grandparents playing canasta."
Karen teaches Watercolor Painting to all ages on Wednesdays in Danvers, at her home on Thursdays, and in Topsfield in October. If you would like information about where and when, you may call Karen at 978 774 6175.