, Newburyport, MA


February 6, 2014

The Lookout: New exhibit celebrates old-fashioned romance


The Winter Members Juried Show, Part 2, opens tomorrow and runs through March 1 at the Newburyport Art Association.

The exhibit includes digital art, drawing, oil, printmaking, sculpture and watercolor. A free opening reception and awards presentation will be held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Award winners for the show, which was juried by Mary Harding of the George Marshall Store Gallery in Maine and features 150 works, include:

Sam Sargent Award for Best of Show: Noriko Fox, “Consumption #2” (oil)

Institution for Savings Award for Work in Oil: Don Reed, “Breakfast on Kelly Street”

H. Patterson Hale Jr. Charitable Foundation Award for Work in Watercolor: Michael Doran, “Old Harbor Bonfleur — West”

Re/Max on the River Award for Work in Digital Art: Lisa Reinke, “Pinterest Doodle #1”

Matter Communications Inc. Award for Work in Drawing: Skip Motes, “Plum Island Marsh, Tidal Pool”

Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Award for Work in Printmaking: Muriel Angelil, “The Man”

Newburyport Development Award for Work in Sculpture: Pete Spampinato, “Forever Free”

Honorable mentions: Jan Roy, “Still Life 3,” oil; Madeleine Hopkins, “Moody Point,” oil; Gail Wright, “Vermont Winter,” watercolor; Barbara Kremer, “Snow on the Marsh,” watercolor; Robert Stefani, “Sheena,” sculpture

The association is located at 65 Water St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Nonprofit’s annual oyster fundraiser

Pennies for Poverty is hosting “Bucks for Shucks,” its third annual Oyster-Fest Fundraiser, on Saturday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Starboard Galley in Newburyport.

The event features oyster selection and shucking by Richard Rush, editor-in-chief of the Oyster Information Newsletter. Admission is a recommended donation of $10, with proceeds going toward the nonprofit’s mission of alleviating poverty in the Greater Newburyport area.

This year’s fundraiser is being held in conjunction with the Newburyport Art Association’s opening reception for its Winter Members Juried Show, Part 2.

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