We were pleased to welcome the Reading Garden Club again this year for an "Art in Bloom" presentation on the stage. Members of the Garden Club matched floral arrangements with selected paintings.
We have some photos of the event in case you could not make it there in person.
Before we get to the photographs, here are the award winners:
|Judith Greulick||The Bohemian||Oil|
|Ricky Corbett||Momma's Pride||Mixed Media|
|Oil 1st Prize||Ginger Greenblatt||Interiors|
|Oil 2nd Prize||Ruth Camber||Strolling' By the Charles|
|Oil 3rd Prize||Jeannette Corbett||Summer Breezes|
|Watercolor 1st Prize||Mary Remillorg||Autumn Walk|
|Watercolor 2nd Prize||Lorraine O'Brien||Reaching for the Mark|
|Watercolor 3rd Prize||Kathleen Connors||Strawberries in a Bowl|
|Acrylic 1st Prize||Ruth Clark||"Sierra" Ballet Shoes|
|Acrylic 2nd Prize||Trish Kurdzionak||Afternoon Sun in the Fells|
|Acrylic 3rd Prize||Mimi Dee||Primordial Marsh|
|Photography 1st Prize||Jack Welsh||Heavenly Light|
|Photography 2nd Prize||Maryellen Stone||Barred Owl|
|Photography 3rd Prize||Kenan Cooper||Three Princesses|
|Mixed Media 1st Prize||Rick Corbett||Michael|
|Mixed Media 2nd Prize||Ruth Mowder||Golden Pears|
|Mixed Media 3rd Prize||Peter Cain||Down the Path|
|Award of Excellence||Audrey DiPillo||Berkshire retreat (Watercolor)|
|Award of Excellence||Benjamin Pullen||Finding Hope (Photograph)|
|Award of Excellence||Walter Osterburg||Glen Canyon, AZ (Oil)|
The winner of the drawing donated by Rick Corbett was Ann Morris of the Reading Garden Club. Congratulations, Ann.
Art In Bloom was set up on the stage.
Each of the paintings was interpreted in a floral arrangement by a member of the Garden Club. The individual entries are shown in the table below. Click on any image to see a larger version of it.
We had a lively crowd of art lovers viewing the show. There are some candid photos in the table below. You can click on any image to see a larger version of it.
We had the Small Treasures Sale again.
Rick and Leo manned the Sales Table.
The Cards were there as well.
Rick introduced the award winners. Click on any image to see a larger version of it.
Samantha Geberth provided the music
Here are the bios of the judges
Marion hall is a recognized watercolorist whose paintings feature landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife from Cape Ann, Captiva island, Fla., to France and England. Her art renders real subjects with an impressionist's style.
She is an artist member of Rockport Art Association , North Shore Art Association, Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, She teaches at her new studio in Manchester-By-The-Sea.
Marianne Thompson is gaining international recognition as a unique and dynamic artist, highly skilled in her use of the palette knife and her facility with mixing and matching color. She has work hanging across Canada and the U.S., notably Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in Winnipeg MB, Notre Dame University in South Bend IN and St. Mary's Church in Hull MA. She has won awards both for her painting and carving. In December of 2013 she was a finalist in The Artist's Magazine's annual art competition in the Landscape category for her painting "Matrix - Lake of the Woods." Her work has been featured in publications in the US and Canada.
Marianne has had the great honor of studying under and more recently and teaching alongside the renowned Gloucester Plein Air painter (and president of the Rockport Art Association) David P. Curtis . In May she taught her first Plein Air/ Palette knife /Oil Painting workshop through the RAA. Benefitting from Mr. Curtis' expertise in the field of Plein Air and has expanded her vocabulary as she continues the conversation the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson began with the land. The love of the Canadian landscape, and the wrenching empathy with which she relates it is all her own. This is the story her life is devoted to telling.