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- August 2016 Judged Photography Show
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Art in Bloom 2016 Enjoyed by All
On Sunday June 19 and Monday the 20th , the RiverArts Galleries were full of floral arrangements inspired by the artworks exhibited in RiverArts’ June Fine Arts show. This celebration of the art of floral design was sponsored by Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore.
Sunday guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres, including sushi courtesy of Bob Fox, while viewing and voting on the fabulous arrangements. Designs ranged from the whimsical to traditional, exotic flowers to woodland and native greenery. Jessica Coner and Hannelore Henry were tied for the People’s Choice award.
Those attending Monday’s Fashion Show and Champagne Celebration viewed the latest styles from Houston’s Dockside Emporium, Mimi’s Closet and Houck’s Menswear while sipping Crow Sparkling Vidal Blanc and sampling luscious hors d’oeuvres made by Vida Morley and her talented culinary team.
Funds raised from the two events benefit RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore.
Gilleran Sculpture Garners “Best of Show” in RiverArts June Exhibit
Artists and art lovers gathered in the RiverArts galleries Saturday, June 4 for the Fine Arts Exhibit Artists’ Talk and Awards Ceremony. Curator and RiverArts board member Raven Bishop, Juror Marcy Dunn Ramsey and Judge Michael Bell, all artists in their own right, spoke to the audience and assisted with presenting awards.
Ramsey, whose award- winning work focuses on “kayak- view” marshes and wetlands, discussed her criteria for admission to the show, and emphasized the importance of an artist finding his or her focus and concentrating on making it “pop. “ Judge Michael Bell urged artists to keep the creative process flowing.
“Best of Show,” presented by Lisa Raffeto, in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Dixon Purnell, longtime Chestertown Arts League member, was awarded to Breon Gilleran for her interactive piece, entitled “Leeuenhoeks’ Dream.” Breon also won Excellence in 3D for her sculpture, “Singularity.” Karen Klinedinst received Excellence, 2D for her IPhonography “Blue Bay.” The People’s Choice award, sponsored by Cassinelli Distributing, was presented to David Terrar for his painting, “February on the Marsh;” the work also received the Excellence Open prize.
Anne Charles presented Martin Ali the Eastern Shore Life award (in honor of her father, Frederick Keer, for Ali’s photograph, “The Maryland Dove.” Charles also presented the Libby Keer Memorial Award for Best Watercolor to Christine O’Neill for “Race Over.”
RiverArts Mission: To engage our community in the creation, appreciation, and support of the arts through education, events, and exhibitions.
RiverArts Vision: To inspire and foster creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches our community and establishes the region as a premier arts destination.