The Spring Show was our 60th anniversary show.
We enjoyed Art in Bloom again.
There were lots of refreshments, flowers, and excellent art.
Hope you didn't miss it, but if you did, here are some
photos of the event.
Before we get to the photographs, here are the award winners:
|Lynne Cassinari||Cottage Garden||Oil|
|Kathleen Connors||Pears on a Sampler||Watercolor|
|Beverly Cook||Doe & Fawn||Watercolor|
|Oil 1st Prize||Danielle Wager||Almost Spring|
|Oil 2nd Prize||Barbara Groom||Clean Sweep|
|Oil 3rd Prize||Walter Osterberg||Ready to Strike|
|Watercolor 1st Prize||Jeannette Corbett||Irish Spring|
|Watercolor 2nd Prize||Kathleen Connors||Pears on a Sampler|
|Watercolor 3rd Prize||Susan McFarlane||Momentary Treasures|
|Acrylic 1st Prize||Eileen Barrett||Saint Petersburg|
|Acrylic 2nd Prize||Janet Burne||Walden Pond|
|Acrylic 3rd Prize||Sandy Kirby||Snowy Morning|
|Photography 1st Prize||Kendra Cooper||Zakim Sunset|
|Photography 2nd Prize||Bill Dexter||Winter in New England|
|Photography 3rd Prize||Keith Curtis||Ride Off|
|Mixed Media 1st Prize||Philip Hermann||Owl with the Blues|
|Mixed Media 2nd Prize||Gloria Aluise||Reading Senior Center|
|Mixed Media 3rd Prize||Paula Costello||House Portrait|
|Award of Excellence||Patricia Canney||Moon Garden (Watercolor)|
|Award of Excellence||Charleen McGlame||Reflections (Acrylic)|
|Award of Excellence||Mary Remillong||Blue Plate & Lace Curtain (Watercolor)|
We were pleased to welcome the Reading Garden Club this year for an "Art in Bloom" presentation on the stage. Members of the Garden Club matched floral arrangements with selected paintings. This is always a crowd pleaser.
The Art in Bloom Display
Winter Road - Arranger: Betty Walsh - Artist Holly Pompeo
Shadows in the Snow - Arranger: Courtney Anzaldua - Artist: Fred Peters
Fall Colors - Arrangers: Louise Morrison and Kathleen Moynihan - Artist: Fred Peters
People in a Museum - Arranger: Mary Ann Higgins - Artist: Lynne Cassinari
Our hospitality volunteers put out a wonderful table of refresnments.
We even had a 60th Anniversary cake.
There was the Small Treasures sale.
Some of the history of the Reading Art Association was on display.
The greeting cards sold briskly.
We had a good turnout on opening night.
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Here are some of the ribbon winners.
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Best of Show went to Lynne Cassinari for “Cottage Garden”.
Here are the bios of the judges
When Realism meets Impressionism in pastel, that's where the excitement begins for Massachusetts artist Lisa Regopoulos. That's how she likes to paint.
Lisa is a Juried Associate of the Pastel Society of America, and has exhibited in the their prestigious show "Enduring Brilliance" at the National Arts Club in Manhattan. She has been juried into the highly competitive IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) pastel exhibitions in three separate venues: Vose Gallery in Boston; the IAPS Convention in Albuquerque, and the online show. She holds Signature Member status at the Pastel of Society of New Hampshire and the Pastel Society of Maine. Lisa is a juried exhibitor at the prestigious Crane Art Show & Sale in Ipswich, MA.
Light, shade, shadow, color, values, textures; the substantive and the fleeting, the design and contours of shape and form; the intersection and interplay of the tangible and intangible - these life qualities are always capturing my attention. The interpretative and unexpected possibilities of the watercolor medium present an exciting artistic challenge to capture these very qualities in every work.
I've been a long-standing signature member of the New England Watercolor Society (N.E.W.S.) Boston, and elected member of the Salmagundi Club of New York, as well as exhibiting member and supporter of local Art Associations, and regularly participate in national plein air events. My work is also represented in select galleries, and many collectors around the country have acquired or commissioned distinctive watercolors.