I'm delighted to share the news that my painting "Spirit of the Bay" won an award at the state-wide "Art in Maine" exhibit organized by the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation.
Open to all Maine artists, the exhibit was juried by former director of the Farnsworth Museum Chris Crosman. He selected 106 works from 216 submissions from artists statewide.
I had only just entered the painting days before the deadline — literally carrying the large painting into the foundation's gallery myself — and then was thrilled to learn that "Spirit of the Bay" received third place and an award of $250.
"Spirit of the Bay" is a portrait of Boothbay itself. That it won an award right in the foundation's Boothbay gallery and was selected by an esteemed Maine curator felt like kismet.
I'm sincerely thrilled!