Spring Show 2003

The 2003 Spring show is now done. It was a wonderful show, and the artwork was stupendous! The Spring Show was held on May 2, 3 and 4 this year.

I have posted the list of award winners. The photos from the show are posted beneath the awards, so keep scrolling down to find them.

The Best of Show award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Fran Nola We Can Hope Watercolor

The popular award went to:

Artist Title Medium
Susan Manning O'Briant Portrait of Candelina Oil

The other awards were given this year grouped by media. There was a First, Second, and Third prize given in each medium. Here are the results:

Award Artist Title
Oil 1st Prize Susan Manning O'Briant Still Life with Japanese Lanterns
Oil 2nd Prize Bruce Welsh Winter White #2
Oil 3rd Prize Grace Cherwek Breakers

Award Artist Title
Watercolor 1st Prize Tom Sutherland Afternoon Tram, Milan
Watercolor 2nd Prize Ginger Greenblatt Boys at Rocky Neck
Watercolor 3rd Prize Fran Foy Blue Plate Special

Award Artist Title
Pastel 1st Prize Ruth Wierenga The Cowboy
Pastel 2nd Prize Gail Wright Rowley River
Pastel 3rd Prize Margaret Sullivan Evolution

Award Artist Title
Acrylic 1st Prize W. Marty Marshall Lift
Acrylic 2nd Prize Brian Kimerer Sunrise, Plum Island
Acrylic 3rd Prize William Kadlec Tangerine Poppies

Award Artist Title
Photography 1st Prize Robert Pyle Night, Ford, Zorzi Bragadin, Venice 1998
Photography 2nd Prize Joyce Wood Let There Be Light
Photography 3rd Prize Amy Senier Tuareg Woman

Award Artist Title
Sculpture 1st Prize Leo Lambert Adelie Mating Call
Sculpture 2nd Prize Mimi Dee Butterflies Are Free

Now, on to the photos. These images are small for faster loading. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.

As always, we enjoyed music played by Lucinda.


There were lots of things to see at the show.
There were flowers...


And sculpture...


There were groups of people to visit with...


and moments of quiet contemplation...


And, of course, there was the awarding of the prizes.
I managed to snap a photo of most of the award winners after the awards were announced.


Your webmaster was not in that photo because he was shooting the photo.
Here is another snapshot with your smiling, award-winning, webmaster, second from the left.


And finally, last, but certainly not least...

The winner of Best Of Show...

Fran Nola and her painting

"We Can Hope"


Here are the curricula vitae of the judges.

Marjorie Glick

Marjorie Glick received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1974. She is known for her large scale, vividly colored realistic watercolors. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and regional museums in the New England area in addition to being included in numerous coporate and private collections. One of her watercolors was published as a poster for Graphique de France. Exhibitions of note include The Forum Gallery in New York and the Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston. She is a senior faculty member of the Decordova Museum School, where she was featured in a one person exhibition in 1997. In 2003 she was the recipient of an A.R.T. (Artist's Resource Trust) grant.

Marjorie's email address is MarjorieGlick@mac.com

Mimi Johnson

Mimi Johnson is an award winning artist and teacher who has exhibited her work throughout the New England area. She studied Printmaking at the Boston Museum School, Drawing at Bradford College in the Creative Arts program and received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in the Education Department of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She studied with Daniel Greene, Constance Flavell Pratt and Art Wood. She works in pastel and oil, with an emphasis on portrait and landscape. She has taught art at Londonderry High School in New Hampshire for the past fourteen years and also teaches in the night school program at Montserrat College of Art. Included in her numerous awards is receiving the Principal's Special Recognition Award in 1993. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States, Poland, and Australia.

Johanna Chao Rittenburg

Johanna Chao Rittenburg is an oil painter who received her BA with distinction in Anthropology and Studio Art from Stanford University. She also studied painting at the Boston Museum School. She was a resident painter at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT and a resident fellow at the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY. She settled on Cape Ann in Rockport in 1996. Among the numerous awards she has received is the Paul Strisik Memorial Award for Excellence in Oils in 2001 from the North Shore Arts Association of which she is a member.

When asked about art, Johanna talks about the significance of relationships; relationships of things in space, the play of light; masses & volumes; closeness & distance; color, material and message... Mostly, painting connects me with the best things about being alive. For, as the poet Coleman Barks writes,

"When you do things from your soul, the river itself moves through you. Freshness and a deep joy are signs of the current."

Her work can be seen at her gallery on-line at www.CapeAnnStudio.com

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