Spring Show 2018

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:

The Best of Show award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Lorraine O'Brien Back Road Watercolor

The popular award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Rick Corbett Elizabeth Graphite Pencil

The Mary Saija Memorial Award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Fred Peters Everglades, Florida Watercolor

Award Artist Title
Oil 1st Prize Grace Cherwek Morning Sunrise
Oil 2nd Prize Jeannette Corbett Long Ago & Far Away
Oil 3rd Prize Holly Popeo Winter Solstice

Award Artist Title
Watercolor 1st Prize Mary Richard Motif #1 - Another View
Watercolor 2nd Prize Patricia Canney Sunset Walk
Watercolor 3rd Prize Florence Como Early Winter Sunset

Award Artist Title
Acrylic 1st Prize Ruth Wierenga Spring at Last
Acrylic 2nd Prize Louise Conti Essex View
Acrylic 3rd Prize Sandy Kirby Winter's Glow

Award Artist Title
Photography 1st Prize Bill Dexter Washington Tower
Photography 2nd Prize Maryellen Stone Bleeding Hearts
Photography 3rd Prize Phillip Herman Cape Poge Lighthouse

Award Artist Title
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 Artist Title
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.

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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.

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We had the Small Treasures sale again.


Samantha provided the music again this year.

Here are the bios of the judges

Eva Cincotta

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

Daniel Altshuler

Classicly trained Portrait Sculptor, also graduated at School of MFA, maintains a studio in Gloucester MA, member at Rockport Art Association, and Boston Guild of Artists.

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