Publicity Contest for 2017
Yes, we will again auction the three Publicity Contest Winners at our Art Exhibit & Sale.
We invite you to submit your work to our annual Publicity Context. To do so, please email a jpg image by July 7 to 10x10ArtCollector@gmail.com and put PUBLICITY CONTEST ENTRY in the subject line.
Your digital image should be:
~ Approximately the same dimensions (eg 10x10 or 12x24) as your piece of art
~ At a resolution of 300 dpi
~ An image of a piece you will submit to 2017 show
An AAE committee will make the final selections. The top three finalists will be featured here on the website and will be given credit in press release.
One of the three top finalists will be used on all of our publicity materials, including postcards, posters, programs and newspaper announcements.
2016 Publicity Contest Winners
Local artist Jillian Herrigel’s “Picket Fence,” an oil painting on canvas, was chosen as the top winner of the 2016 Publicity Contest.
Finalists were Paula Berleson’s “Ship Shapes” and Patricia Norzow’s “Summer Hay.”
Ms. Herrigel’s piece was used in all 2016 publications, including posters, postcards, programs, press releases and advertising.
All three 2016 contest winners were part of a silent auction on the evening of the event.
First Prize: Jillian Herrigal "Picket Fence"
Picket Fence is quintessential Maine, embodying the light and character of Maine's coastal villages. Of her work Ms. Herrigel says, “I find the act of painting, drawing or creating . . . an intuitive process. Often the completed work is far different from the original idea, as natural associations in the act of creation allow for unexpected concepts and surprising representations to emerge. If I had to describe my work in two words it is imaginative realism.”
Ms. Herrigel was born in Surrey England, grew up in Virginia and New Jersey, earned a degree in art history and a masters degree in fine art education and taught art for many years. She moved to Maine in 2006 and became a full time artist.
More of Ms. Herrigel’s work can be viewed at Centre St. Arts in Bath, the East Village Gallery in West Point, Phippsburg, on her website jillianherrigel.com and on Facebook (JillianHerrigelMaine).
These 3 prizewinners were auctioned last year, as will the 2017 Publicity Contest winners. Look for them here later in the summer and then come and bid on them at the Event!
Finalist: Paula Burleson "Ship Shapes"
Of Paula Burleson’s splendid oil painting Ship Shapes, the artist says she was intrigued by the challenge of communicating through color, texture and pattern, tracing the essence of her subject, the anticipation and tension of the composition.
More of her work can be seen at paulaburlesonart.com.
Finalist: Patricia Norzow, " Summer Hay"
Ms. Norzow was the People’s Choice winner at the 2016 Joy of Art event, an annual juried event in Topsham. She is a University of Maine graduate and a regular contributor to the local art scene.
These 3 prizewinners were auctioned last year, as will the 2017 Publicity Contest winners. Look for this year's top three here later in the summer and then come and bid on them at the Event!