"Art of the Month"
winners at the
September 2018 meeting



Click on the photo to see a larger image. Winners are, from left to right,
Austin Pouliot (1st), Rita Borden (2nd), June L. Mita (3rd), and
Jo Dee Cyr (HM). Complete list below.
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What is
"Art of the Month"?

"Art of the Month" is a members-only art contest held during each monthly Member Meeting from September to May.

Four pieces of artwork are chosen: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention (HM).

New in September 2018: Each month's 1st place winner will receive a $50 gift card to Jerry's Artarama in West Hartford! Only one gift card is allowed per member per membership year. If a first place winner has previously won the prize, the prize will go to the 2nd place winner, or to the next eligible winner. The contest judge will give a brief critique of each winning piece providing an opportunity for instruction available to the entire group.

Winning artwork is displayed at one of four Manchester locations: Mary Cheney Library, The Arbors, Webster Bank on Main Street, and Whiton Library on North Main Street.


Who judges the contest?

The contest is judged by the demonstrating guest artist. If there is no guest artist, another method of judging will be used.

How do members enter the contest?

Each member may bring one piece of artwork to be judged. Please arrive before 7 pm to sign in your artwork. Artwork must be securely wired and ready to hang.

What happens when you win?

After the business portion of the meeting, winners are announced and the judge offers their comments. Winners' names and information on their artwork are posted online and sent out as a press release. A photo of the winners and artwork will be taken at the meeting and posted online. Posing for this photo is optional.

Winners are responsible for hanging their own artwork in the assigned locations each month and removing it before the next meeting. If you must remove your artwork before then, please replace it with a comparable piece of artwork.

Winners of the "Art of the Month" contest at the May meeting will display their artwork in their winning locations until the September meeting. We encourage winning artists to change their artwork monthly during this time.

"Art of the Month" winners for
September 2018
The "Art of the Month" contest was judged by
guest artist Jack Broderick. The winners will have artwork on display in
these locations until the next "Art of the Month" Contest.

1st Place

Austin Pouliot

"Martin side job"
oil

The Arbor

2nd Place

Rita Borden

"A Walk in the Fall Woods"
watercolor

Whiton Library

3rd Place

June L. Mita

"Litte Red"
photography

Webster Bank

Honorable
Mention

Jo Dee Cyr

"Quiet Afternoon"
acrylic

Mary Cheney Library