Lobster fest art show winners

Aug 18, 2014
Larry Kinney of Camden is awarded first place in the acrylic painting category by Connie Sawyer of Camden National Bank.

Rockland — Artists from the Midcoast and around the rest of the state were invited to enter work in the Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show sponsored by Camden National Bank. The show was housed in the Rockland branch of Camden National Bank and participating Main Street merchant windows during festival week. The show was open to professional artists, as well as adult amateurs, high school, middle school and elementary students. Results are as follows.

Winners in the Professional grouping are: first place, Marjorie Austin’s oil “Rocks and Trees”; second place, Mary Dunn’s mixed media “Fruit”; and third place, Jordan Smith’s watercolor “‘Refuge Camp, Haiti.”

The Amateur grouping awards were divided up by media. Winners in watercolor are: first place, Jack Ross’ watercolor “Owls Head Light”; and second place, J. Bell’s watercolor “Sailboat.” In oils, first place went to Lyn Tesseyman for “Maine Coastline.” Cam Avor won a first place in pastel for “Sunrise, Maine Coast” and another in printmaking for “Lobster Print.”

In the popular acrylics group, first place went to Larry Kinney for his abstract “At Sea,” second to William Rouse for “Lupine,” third to E.L. Morse for “View From Bed’” and an Honorable Mention went to Ali Turner for “Duck.”

In sculpture, Ron Smith won first place for the mixed media “Solo Sunset” and second for “Lobster Trap Security,” another mixed media work; and Liz Steek won third place for her clay “Fish.” In the mixed media group, Stephanie Tribou won first place for her glass “Lobster.”

In the photography group, Tiffany Dennison won first and third place for “After the Storm” (black and white) and “Foggy Morning,” respectively; and second place when to Kay Gibson’s “Appleton Ridge.”

In the two special award categories, Mary Dunn won the Betty Kinney Award for her oil “Seascape”; and Jack Ross won the Eddie Harriman Award for “Sylvia,” a watercolor.

In the high school grouping, Ryan Calamari won first place of “Portrait of a Lady,” a tempera painting; Sam Calamari won second for “Abstract Tree,” a mixed media work; and Rachel Johnson won third for “Pink Landscape,” an acrylic.

In the elementary school grouping, Nora Grotton won both awards given, first place for her clay “Turtle” and second for her clay “Candle Holder.”

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