Juror’s Choice prize of $150 sponsored by Maine Film Center of Waterville: Bob Keyes awarded his Juror’s Choice prize to William Steele of Falmouth for his oil painting on canvas entitled “Off Flying Point”
Capital Area Camera Club sponsored a $50 cash prize for Best Photograph this year, which was awarded to Charles Dufour of Belfast for “Twelfth of Never”
“We were both drawn to this image by its combination of natural and studio aesthetics. It reminds the viewer of the natural forms of the nude and the extent to which natural forms permeate our seemingly contrived world: A bench takes its form from its wood and we respond to the interior space under a tree. Life blossoms through flowers as well as the human body. The format, focus, print-quality and scale also help deliver this work clearly to the contemplative level of fine art. This is a comfortably smart photograph about beauty.” ~ Bob Keyes & Dan Kany
Honorable Mention winners were awarded gift certificates donated by these fine area businesses and organizations: Boynton’s Market of Hallowell, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, Gosline’s Hardware of Farmingdale, Grand Central Cafe of Waterville, Maple Hill Farms Inn & Conference Center of Hallowell, Rail Road Square Cinema of Waterville. Award winners are as follows:
During the exhibition gallery visitors are asked to help determine the winner of two additional prizes: the 1st place People’s Choice Award (a $100 cash sponsored by The Animal Wellness Center of Augusta), and 2nd place People’s Choice Award (a one year artist’s membership to the Kennebec Valley Art Association) will be awarded at the end of the exhibition based on popular vote. Visit the gallery and vote for your favorite!