Waterville Area Art Society

P.O. Box 2703

Waterville, ME 04903-2703

info@waasmaine.org

Maine Open Juried Art Show

In 1989 the Waterville Area Art Society initiated an annual competition and exhibition known as The Maine Open Juried Art Show. The show is a showcase for the talents of Maine artists and a popular event for the viewing public.

The purpose of this show is to promote art awareness, to provide an art competition and a venue for Maine artists to exhibit their work in Central Maine. The Waterville Public Library successfully hosted the first twelve shows. In 2002, the Maine Open-Juried Art Show move to the Winslow Public Library, providing more exhibition space for the growing number of participating artists.

2012 Resigtration form available here (PDF; requires to view)

2011 Maine Open Juried Art Show Awards

BEST IN SHOW:Bruce James Habowski (Waterville) – Downtown Blues

MARILYN J. DWELLEY AWARD FOR BEST REALISTIC LANDSCAPE: Rebecca Rivers (Searsport) – Adagio For Reeds

JUDGES’ AWARD: Kevin Mizner (Pittston) – Searsport Morning

WATERVILLE AREA ART SOCIETY AWARD: Jim McLear (Embden) – In Her Glory

JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD: Jud Pealer (Rangeley) – Strata Manana

RODERICK A. ROBINSON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR REALISTIC MAINESCAPE: Matthew Russ (Waterville) – Great Pond Islands From Mount Phillip

WATERCOLOR DIVISION
First Place: Irene Duplissis (Auburn) – Sanborn Farm
Second Place: Laurie Proctor (Fairfield) – In The Parlour
Third Place: Pamela Hanson (Rumford) – Evening’s Reflection
Special Merit: Maryanne Storer (Nobleboro) – June
Special Merit: Irene Duplissis (Auburn) – Dance Ballerina

OIL DIVISION
First Place: Kevin Mizner (Pittston) – Through The Parlor Window
Second Place: Ian Ormon (Leeds) – On The Cusp
Third Place: Arden Hendrie (Lincolnville) – Untitled
Special Merit: Nancy Trider (Leeds) – Copper Coffee Urn
Special Merit: Susan Mesick (Alfred) – Missing Panes

ACRYLIC DIVISION
First Place: Bill Tomsa (Topsham) – Morning Joe
Second Place: Susan Mathias (Gardiner) – Arturo
Third Place: Han Ji Chang (Lincolnville) – Self Portrait No. 2
Special Merit: Robert Trippel (Portland) – Homeward Bound
Special Merit: Nancy Barron (Gardiner) – Kate’s Porch

PASTEL DIVISION
First Place: Amy K. Cyrway (Waterville) – A Banana At Heart
Second Place: Ann E. Rhinehardt (Vassalboro) – Chinatown Market, NYC
Third Place: Kathleen Perelka (Canaan) – The Wright Place
Special Merit: Keith M. Curtis (Waterville) – Window Shopping At Levine’s
Special Merit: Ann E. Rhinehardt (Vassalboro) – Rarotonga Outdoor Market

OTHER MEDIA DIVISION
First Place: Debra Arter (Damariscotta) – Summer Evening
Second Place: Bill Wyman (Readfield) – Dim
Third Place: Lisa Wheeler (Waterville) – Night Bloom
Special Merit: Patricia Munroe (Solon) – Ineffable
Special Merit: Betsy A. Headley (Belfast) – Carp Dream