2014-09-05 / Community

Art exhibit winners announced by Art Guild of Kennebunks


Art Guild of the Kennbunks Art Exhibition winners include, from left, Catherine Cantara, Robert Hastie, Richard Hastie, Dawn Maron, Mike Maron and Wolfgang Ertl. 
(Courtesy photo) Art Guild of the Kennbunks Art Exhibition winners include, from left, Catherine Cantara, Robert Hastie, Richard Hastie, Dawn Maron, Mike Maron and Wolfgang Ertl. (Courtesy photo) The Annual Art Guild of the Kennebunks has announced the winners of its Awards Exhibition, which took place Aug. 22 - 24. The exhibition was judged by Katharine

Cartwright, an internationally known artist and art instructor. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society, and the Northeast Watercolor Society.

At the age of 40, Katharine’s interest in the natural physical world inspired her to return to college, where she was awarded a B.A., magna cum laude, in geology from The College of Charleston followed by a M.S. in Earth Sciences with special honors from Syracuse University. While continuing her work as a professional artist, Katharine also served on the faculty of Skidmore College in the Department of Earth Sciences and acted as department chair before retiring in 2008.

Presently, Katharine works from her studio in Spruce Head, and also travels to teach workshops in concept development to adult art students.

The award winners were as follows:

Wolfgang Ertl of Hampton, New Hampshire won Best in Show for his abstract entitled “Arabesque.”

Dawn Maron of South Portland took First Place Watercolor for her painting, “Showtime.”

Mike Maron of South Portland received First Place Acrylic for his painting, “Blue on Route 9.”

Robert Hastie of Wells won First Place Pastel for his landscape, “Path of Color.”

Richard Winslow of Waterboro was awarded First Place Oil for his work “Here and There.”

Catherine Cantara pf Kennebunkport won First Place Three Dimensional for her pottery entitled “Tulip Vessel.”

Susan Coburn Motta of Kennebunk was awarded First Place Multi-Media for her work, “Last Writes.”

At the end of the exhibit, the winner of AGK Scholarship raffle was drawn and won by Davida Carvin of Boston.

The raffle helps to support the AGK student scholarship awards each year.

The Art Guild of the Kennebunks is an organization of professional artists juried for admission. AGK annual jurying for acceptance will be held again in the spring of 2015.

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