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:
|Lorraine O'Brien||Back Road||Watercolor|
|Rick Corbett||Elizabeth||Graphite Pencil|
|Fred Peters||Everglades, Florida||Watercolor|
|Oil 1st Prize||Grace Cherwek||Morning Sunrise|
|Oil 2nd Prize||Jeannette Corbett||Long Ago & Far Away|
|Oil 3rd Prize||Holly Popeo||Winter Solstice|
|Watercolor 1st Prize||Mary Richard||Motif #1 - Another View|
|Watercolor 2nd Prize||Patricia Canney||Sunset Walk|
|Watercolor 3rd Prize||Florence Como||Early Winter Sunset|
|Acrylic 1st Prize||Ruth Wierenga||Spring at Last|
|Acrylic 2nd Prize||Louise Conti||Essex View|
|Acrylic 3rd Prize||Sandy Kirby||Winter's Glow|
|Photography 1st Prize||Bill Dexter||Washington Tower|
|Photography 2nd Prize||Maryellen Stone||Bleeding Hearts|
|Photography 3rd Prize||Phillip Herman||Cape Poge Lighthouse|
|Mixed Media 1st Prize||Danielle Wager||Calla Lilies Under the Moon|
|Mixed Media 2nd Prize||Rick Corbett||Nubble Light, Cape Neddick|
|Mixed Media 3rd Prize||Charlene McGlame||Trees|
|Award of Excellence||Carol Galayda||Doorway of Tuscany (Watercolor)|
|Award of Excellence||Rick Corbett||Bella (Graphite Pencil)|
|Award of Excellence||Ginger Greenblatt||Journey on Broadway (Oil)|
Art In Bloom was set up on the stage.
The paintings were provided by the following artists:
Each of the paintings was interpreted in a floral arrangement by a member of the Garden Club. The arrangements were provided by the following Garden Club members:
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.
Samantha provided the music again this year.
Here are the bios of the judges
Graduate of School of MFA and Tufts University, Member of Rockport Art Assoc, Malden Sketch Group and teaches at North Shore Comm College and her home studio. Eva is currently showing her work at Field Gallery on Martha's Vineyard