WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Arts Council held its 38th Annual Art Exhibition on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue).
The event was open to the public with free admission. A reception with live music and refreshments was held on Friday evening. More than 50 artists, from Wilmington and surrounding communities, displayed their artwork.
Linda Molloy, Co-Chair of the Wilmington Arts Council, was extremely pleased with the response from local artists.
“Last year’s show had about 55 pieces. This year we have 99,” said Molloy. “The building was filled to capacity for our Friday night reception and this has been one of the busiest Saturdays the Center has ever had.”
“It’s great to see the artists coming through with their family and friends, and also the general public stopping by to see what we’re all about,” said Molloy. “I think people have been pleasantly surprised if they haven’t seen us in a while or have never visited. We’ve been getting lots of compliments about how wonderful the show looks.”
Molloy attributed the larger than usual participation rate and turnout to better advertising and encouraging the Center’s students to participate in the show.
The Art Center offers a Water Color class on Thursday mornings from 9am to noon and an Oils & Acrylics class on Friday mornings from 9am to noon. More information about the classes — which have seasonal sign-ups — can be found on the Art Center’s website.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Best In Show — Walter Ostenberg (“Morning Shadow Appleton Farm”)
- 1st Place — Kathleen Bennett (“Serenity”)
- 2nd Place — Rose Carney (“Hot Salsa”)
- 3rd Place — Diane Giamberardino (“Tacking in Maine”)
- Honorable Mention — Holly Popeo (“Winter Solstice”)
- 1st Place — Mary Remillong (“Tribal Elder”)
- 2nd Place — Valerie Borgal (“Wood Duck II”)
- 3rd Place — Jeannette A. Corbett (“Run for the Roses”)
- Honorable Mention — Virginia Doucette (“First Bloom”)
- 1st Place — Ruth Mowder (“Nature’s Drama at Sundown”)
- 2nd Place — Frank Tomasello (“The Gate”)
- 3rd Place — Donna Barnes (“Pewter and Checks”)
- Honorable Mention — Lousie Anderson (“Long Hill, Beverly”)
- Honorable Mention — Kay Bimbo (“Stella (Dog)”)
- 1st Place — Tom Borgal (“A Downward Spiral”)
- 2nd Place — Bruce Hillard (“Park St. Station”)
- 3rd Place — Lennie Malvone (“Breaching Whale”)
- Honorable Mention — Bill Campbell (“Happy Elephant”)
- 1st Place — Rick Corbett (“Kit”)
- 2nd Place — Sara Brook-Campbell (“Tuscan Vista”)
- 3rd Place — Seth Uhlin (“The Lineup”)
Below are photos of almost the artwork that was on display at the show. (Click on each for a larger image.)
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