Local maritime artist goes national
Camden — Linda Norton, who maintains a studio on Bay View Street, has had work selected for exhibition in two national juried art exhibitions. Artists whose work has been selected for juried exhibitions have gone through a rigorous submission process where the criteria is based on technical skill, creativity, the medium and other specific requirements for each particular show.
The 15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists features Norton’s "Topmast Privateer Lynx — 1812," a detailed and historically accurate piece that took more than eight months to complete and is included online as part of the U.S Navy’s Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
With over 120 works of painting, sculpture and scrimshaw, ASMA's 15th National Exhibition is currently on exhibition and will travel to eight museums across the country through July 2013. The works on display, from depictions of ships and seascapes to marine life and coastal scenes, represent the very best new works juried from the 530-plus artist members of the society.
Lyme Art Association hosts a diverse schedule of juried art exhibitions with all works for sale by its member artists. The paintings selected for exhibition in the association’s 91st annual Elected Artist Exhibition include Norton's "SSW 8 Knots/The Victory Chimes," which depicts Old Glory and pennants whipping in the wind while The Victory Chimes comes about. This work was sold to a Connecticut collector at the exhibition. Also selected were Norton's "Abandoned Paradise," "Storm Clouds Penobscot Bay" and "Lantern’s Glow Victory Chimes," all of Midcoast subjects.
Local visitors and maritime enthusiasts are welcome to visit Norton’s Studio at 109 Bay View St, which is open through the summer by appointment or by chance. Norton currently has 12 pieces on the easel at various stages of development and many completed works for viewing in the studio. For more information, call 230-0129 or visit lindanortonstudio.com. Norton's work also can be viewed at the Ducktrap Bay Trading Company, 20 Main St.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.