Bangor Art Society – Open Juried Show 2021

Awards Night Participants: Karen Baron (2nd place watercolors),Lee Umphrey(EMDC CEO), Samantha Bullard(Best of Show), Ariana Swann (2nd place oils/acrylics), Teddi-Jann Covell (President BAS), Michael Vermette(1st Place oils/acrylics)

Thank you to each and every artist who participated in the Bangor Art Society’s 2021 Open Juried Show! Without the talents of you the artist, we would not have the BEST Art Exhibit in the State of Maine!!! Bangor Art Society is appreciative of our host the Eastern Maine Development Corporation, (the 2 year in a row-during the pandemic) and all the staff Kristen and Jeff McCue and their CEO, Lee Umphrey! Hopefully, our work has created joy to the office space! We love being with great people.

Many thanks to our judge Mr. Roy Germon Gallery manager of Greenhut Galleries in Portland. His expertise and art experience was greatly appreciated! Mr. Germon’s comments on each piece will be in parenthesis, below.
We had 68 artists participate with 124 pieces of art work. This is a huge accomplishment during these challenging times. Your Bangor Art Society awarded $3400 of cash prizes to 16 artists. This is THE LARGEST award amount in the state of Maine by a non-profit organization.

The list of awards are as follows:
Best of Show: Samantha Bullard: “A Year In Maine”, Acrylic. (A  totally different perspective & great visualization of information)

Oils/Acrylics:
1st: Peggy Clark Lumpkins, “Shirley Poppy”, oil,(Lovely paint handling & pattern)
2nd: Ariana Rastelli Swann, “Miles To Go”, oil, (Strong painting & composition)
3rd: Anne Dubois: “Listening”, oil, (Wonderfully inventive &strong)
Hon Men: Scott Schulman: “Lotus”, oil, (Nicely observed details)

Watercolors:
1st: Michael vermette:, “Allagash rangers Shooting Cahse Rapids” (Great control of medium, ambitious)
2nd: Karen baron: “Deer Isle Sunset”, (Good sense of time of day-Gradient)
3rd: Margery Schuler: “Untitled #2”, (Nice sense of light)

Drawing:
1st: John LeBlanc, “Monhegan Overlook”, oli pastel, (Great Color Staory, love the stylization of marks)
2nd: Carolyn Wallace-Zani: “Pinecone Study 2”, graphite, (good observation & control)
3rd: Nancy Culver: “The Last Wave”, pastel, (very nice sense of light)

Photography:
1st: Don Powers: “Resting & Rusting”, (Amazing textures)
2nd: Wayne Walker: “Bottles”, (Strong composition)
3rd: Don Powers: “Bass Harbor Head Light”, (Nice allocation to the rock formsin a classic Maine momnet)

Other:
1st: Rachel K. Murphy, “Brice the Behemoth”, wood block print,(Love the balance of light 7 dark & pattern)
2nd: John Taner: “Sisyphus”, mixed media, (Dynamic-good sense of materials)
3rd: Renate Klein: “Vanishing Wildflowers #2”, Intaglio print on hand made paper, (Lovely detail & overall composition)

END of Show Pickup Date: JUNE 1st, 9-5:00 PM
Thank you!