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Scituate Arts Association chooses winner of juried show

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 17, 2012 10:47 AM

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Deb Putnam has been recognized as the Best in Show Winner of Scituate Arts Association's annual Juried Art Show.

Her works and others will be on display during the opening reception of its Annual Juried Show on Friday, April 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The show and reception will take place at the SAA's Front Street Art Gallery.

The reception will feature the presentation of the jurors' Best in Show award with a total of 21 awards and a $1,000 in prizes to be given out, including a $500 prize to Putnam.

The accepted works and award winners were chosen by jurors, Vincent Crotty, an Irish-born plein air painter, active in South Boston; Andrew Kusmin, a Plymouth native, is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the New England Watercolor Society, where he served four years as president and most recently president of the Plymouth Art Guild; and 2011 SAA Best in Show winner Margaret McWethy,a charter member of the New England Plein Air Painters and a popular South Shore teacher of her chosen medium and venue.

The works of these 63 artists from Providence to West Barnstable to Wellesley will be on display from April 18 through April 29 at the Front Street Art Gallery.

The 22 award winners works will be moved on to the Scituate Library Gallery from April 29th through May 15th.

The works feature a wide range of styles, from realistic to abstract and from oil to assemblage.

The Front Street Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Monday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide an additional day of viewing for the public during this event.

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