Spring Show 2019

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:

The Best of Show award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Lynne Cassinari Cottage Garden Oil

The popular award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Kathleen Connors Pears on a Sampler Watercolor

The Mary Saija Memorial Award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Beverly Cook Doe & Fawn Watercolor

Award Artist Title
Oil 1st Prize Danielle Wager Almost Spring
Oil 2nd Prize Barbara Groom Clean Sweep
Oil 3rd Prize Walter Osterberg Ready to Strike

Award Artist Title
Watercolor 1st Prize Jeannette Corbett Irish Spring
Watercolor 2nd Prize Kathleen Connors Pears on a Sampler
Watercolor 3rd Prize Susan McFarlane Momentary Treasures

Award Artist Title
Acrylic 1st Prize Eileen Barrett Saint Petersburg
Acrylic 2nd Prize Janet Burne Walden Pond
Acrylic 3rd Prize Sandy Kirby Snowy Morning

Award Artist Title
Photography 1st Prize Kendra Cooper Zakim Sunset
Photography 2nd Prize Bill Dexter Winter in New England
Photography 3rd Prize Keith Curtis Ride Off

Award Artist Title
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 Artist Title
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.

Art in Bloom

The Art in Bloom Display

Art in Bloom

Winter Road - Arranger: Betty Walsh - Artist Holly Pompeo

Art in Bloom

Shadows in the Snow - Arranger: Courtney Anzaldua - Artist: Fred Peters

Art in Bloom

Fall Colors - Arrangers: Louise Morrison and Kathleen Moynihan - Artist: Fred Peters

Art in Bloom

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.

Small Treasures

There was the Small Treasures sale.


Some of the history of the Reading Art Association was on display.


The greeting cards sold briskly.

Crowd Crowd
Crowd Crowd

We had a good turnout on opening night.
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Crowd Crowd
Crowd Crowd
Crowd Crowd

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

Lisa Regopoulos

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.

Frank Constantino

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.

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