Raffle winners

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Thank you to the Artists that donated a piece of art  to our Raffle

The Winners are

 

Morris Slug – Belfast     Penny Rug   by Joan and Bill Harnish

Mary Mortier  – Belfast    Pitcher   From Whitefield Pottery

Constance Benner  _ Rockland  Stone Anchor  for A & E  Stoneworks

Jane Nealey  – Deltona Florida  Tote Bag from One Woman Studio

Alba Herzberg – Belfast  Shell Art  by Shell Ink

Beverly Carmen – California   Barnyard Babies Book  by Roger L Stevens JR

David Leonard – Belfast     Photograph   by  Rex Holsapple

Michelle Wheeler – Philadelphia –  String Theory   gift certificate

Chris Hughes – Belfast   handmade book  from Little Blank Books

Brian Roberts – Belfast   Walking stick    made by Dicks Stix

Gail Wartell  –  Belfast     Barnyard Babies Book  by Roger L Stevens JR

Arts in the Parks Belfast 2017 Artist of the Year

Artists


Linda Mahoney, a UMass Amherst alum (Class of 1979) paints numerous watercolors, en plein air, during the warmer months. She is particularly drawn to Downeast Maine; the Schoodic Peninsular, Steuben, Addison, and Lubec. Distinctive trees, crashing surf and rocks, bogs, boreal forests, marshes, and active skies are her subjects. “During the cooler months, I study these watercolors and select the ones that best capture the spirit of place to use as designs for woodblock prints,” she says. “I work in the Moku Hanga (Japanese watercolor woodblock prints) technique. I cut several blocks for each print design, use water-base paint and rice paste for ink, and print with a hand-held baren. This is a contemplative and very satisfying process.”
To view more artwork, visit: lindamahoneyprints.com

Danielle Gerber of DMG Designs

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Danielle Gerber is a local Maine Artisan, who grew up on the coast of New Hampshire. Growing up in a rural town fostered Danielle’s natural creativity. The organic style of her work is derivative of the close connection she has to nature. She graduated from the Maine College of Art with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art with a concentration in metalsmithing & jewelry. She continues to use traditional silversmithing methods such as raising, chasing and repousse to handcraft silver & gold jewelry, and copper & bronze sculptural objects.

See Danielle work at Arts in the Park or at  www.Danielle-Gerber.com

Ron and Ryan Cowan use Chisel and Chainsaw

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Ron Cowan

Ron lives and works in Belfast, Maine, a small mid-coast community perched on the edge of the great Penobscot Bay with his wife, Cherie. Using chainsaw, chisel and grinder, Ron has made a name for himself sculpting faces in old barn beams, stumps, and logs. A tour of the town and the surrounding area gives much evidence of his labor, with many pieces standing along public ways and in favored spots in private gardens.. One of his pieces, “Antonio,” was used in several scenes of the Mel Gibson movie “Man Without a Face.” You can find Ron’s work across the U.S., as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, and Canada.

Ryan Cowan

Ryan grew up watching his father play with chisels and chainsaw and by the time he graduated high school, he was hooked. He has now been creating faces for almost 20 years. Ryan brings his own style to the work and most people say they tell the difference between the art of father and son. Ryan has also experimented with sundials, bird baths, bird feeders, bookends, and planters. Living in Hampden, Maine with his wife and two small children.

See Ron and Ryans work at Arts in the Park and at   www.gardenfaces.com

Peter Johannes Photographer

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The award winning Fine Art photographs by Peter Johannes have been published in numerous books, calendars, magazines, as well as book covers. His work has been shown in Museums, Galleries and traveling exhibitions, and on Television.
AWARDS: Peter Johannes is a multiple Award winner at Disney’s Festival of the Masters, Art South Miami, SunFest and many other Fine Art Venues.
His work was chosen by the U.S. Department of State to be in a world-wide traveling exhibition entitled “From Sea to Shining Sea”.
His picture book “TEDRIC THE HOUSE MOUSE” has won the coveted “Mom’s Choice Award”, as well as the “Reviewers Choice Award” .
You can see Peter’s work at Arts in the Park and at http://www.earthvue.com/

This Weekend

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Artist Jill Stasium

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Since graduating from Montserrat College of Art, Jill Stasium has spent nearly two decades as a full time painter in the NYC art scene. Her prolific output is characterized by a unique and personal color sense and post-Impressionistic images of her urban lifescape. Inspired by her loves of music, nature, and urban density, her body of work also includes large multi-media works, painted instruments, and numerous commissions.

Jewelry Artist, Tonya Patten

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had always expressed her artistic ability by making jewelry for friends and family while raising her six children in Maine. She had always been interested in working with gems and crystals and researched extensively the healing properties of the stones. After a major life change, Tonya decided to pursue her artistic passion and opened her business The Moon’s Cache in 2013.

The reception from the public was immediately positive and her sales exploded. Each piece of jewelry that Tonya creates incorporates healing energy with handpicked crystals and gemstones. People contact her directly to have Tonya make custom pieces to suit their needs.

Some may believe in the power of stones and some may not, but Tonya works with a medium where she feels that she not only creates a piece of art but also helps balance the energy of the wearer. https://www.moonscache.com/

Diane Harwood of Dharwood Pottery

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Diane Harwood is the creative artist behind dharwood Pottery’s beautiful array of decorative and functional ceramic wares. Inspired by a childhood love for playing in the muddy clay near her home, and a keen eye for the patterns and designs found in nature, Diane creates a longing and nostalgia for a time gone by. Each piece is individually hand-built, embossed with unique antique and retro patterns and glazed from a palette of gentle colors and oxides for a vintage patina.

What emerges from the kiln are pieces that feel strangely familiar, as if you had found your grandmother’s most treasured cup or bowl that had been missing. Diane is passionate about working in clay, and each piece of her pottery is truly a gift from her heart to yours. Diane lives in Winthrop, Maine with her husband and two children and works from her studio in East Winthrop.

See Diane’s work at  http://dharwoodpottery.com/

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