Lobster fest art show winners

Aug 10, 2017
Courtesy of: Su Johnson Peggy Riley and her “Camden Harbor Scene” won first place in the Professional-Oil category of the 2017 Maine Lobster Festival Art Show.

Rockland — The 2017 Maine Lobster Festival Art Show, sponsored by and mounted at the downtown branch of Camden National Bank, has announced the winners.

Two special awards are given every year in honor of Eddie Harriman, whose window paintings marked festival week for many years; and Betty Kinney, who ran the art tent and contest for decades.

The Eddie Harriman Award, for the best depiction of what the festival represents, goes to Laurie Webber for her watercolor “The Maine Event.” The Betty Kinney Award, for best depiction of a coastal scene, goes to Ann O’Hara for her pastel “Skipper’s Eye View.”


Awards were given in three media in the Professional artist category. For Oil, first went to Peggy Riley’s “Camden Harbor Scene”; second to Lisa Kyle’s “Dusk and Fog”; and third’ to Christina Eckerson’s “Island Cove, Vinalhaven.” For Water (watercolor, gouache, acrylic), first went to Jack Ross’ “Spruce Head”; and second to Laurie Webber’s “Eiders at Matinicus.” For Other, first went to John Kendall’s ink drawing “The Eagle off Portland Headlight”; second to Mary Dunn’s colored pencil “Autumn Light”; and third to Sharon Boody-Dean’s mixed media “Loon Display.”


Awards were given in five media in the Amateur artist category. For Oil, first went to Jean Byrd’s “Enjoy The View”; second to Byrd’s “Vinalhaven Passage”; and third to Paula Horton’s “Marmalade Sky.” For Water, first went to Rayetta Simmons’ “Country Brook”; second to Signe Gardiner’s “Porch View”; and third to Judith Grossman’s “Cundy Harbor.” For Sculpture, first went to Denise White’s “Taz”; second to Ron Smith’s “Lower Best Side”; and third to Judith Grossman’s “Cundy Harbor.” For Photography, first went to Catherine McCann’s “Wheels”; second to Paul Karlson’s “In the Garden With Alice”; and third to Catherine McCann’s “Waiting for the Ferry.” For Other, first went to Glenn Roundy’s “Horamusa” and second to Roundy’s “Holiday Beach,” both works of wire and shell.

The Maine Lobster Festival holds its juried art show every year, with work dropped off the Monday of festival week. The 2018 festival dates are Aug. 1 through 5.


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