‘ArtinMe.’ opens, announces winners
Boothbay Harbor — On Oct. 13, the third annual “ArtinMe” opened to the public at Boothbay Region Art Foundation gallery in the center of town at 1 Townsend Ave., diagonally across the street from the Memorial Library. Winners, including a Midcoast artist, were announced during the gala opening reception and award presentation.
“ArtinMe.” is a state-wide juried exhibition that promises a fresh and selective look at the art being done by Maine artists today showing originality and skill in all painting, drawing and sculpture media. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to 4 p.m. Sundays) through Nov. 3.
The show jurist this year is Connie Hayes, a renowned artist and art instructor who resides in Rockland and is represented by the city’s Dowling Walsh Gallery. More than 250 works were entered by Maine artists, and Hayes selected 107 of them for the third annual “ArtinMe.” Five of these were chosen for awards and special mention. One more prize is still in process; the People’s Choice ballots will be tallied Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The winners announced are as follows.
Claire Hancock of Damariscotta was chosen to receive the Knickerbocker Group Award for First Place/Best of Show for her pastel painting “Pink ‘Knock-Out’ Roses.” Daniel Corey of Topsham won the Sherman’s Books & Stationery Award for Second Place for his oil painting “Glory Bound.” Larry Kinney of Camden won the First Federal Savings Award for Third Place for his acrylic painting “Potemkin.”
Two Honorable Mention Awards were named as well: the Cheap Joe’s Artists Supply Honorable Mention Award went to Gardner Vega Paetow of Cooper Mills for his ceramic sculpture “Badfish”; and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation Honorable Mention Award was given to Carlton Plummer of East Boothbay for his large acrylic painting “Winter Light.”
All art in the exhibition is for sale and can be picked up or shipped after the show. For more information, call 633-2815 or visit boothbayartists.org. Admission is free and buses are welcome; call for parking directions.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.