, Newburyport, MA


March 7, 2013

Lookout: Young artists named winners in NAA show

As part of the Newburyport Art Association’s ArtLink educational outreach program, the works of young artists fill the walls of the Water Street gallery this week.

The Young and Budding Artists show is open to students in grades 1 to 12 and offers a chance to display their creations in a professionally installed show, which is juried.

Students had to create works using oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing, mixed media, photography and sculpture. The show runs from tomorrow through March 23. The public is invited to attend a reception with the youth on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., during which awards will be presented.

Newburyport painter and illustrator Susan Spellman served as this year’s judge. The show is funded by several donors, including The Arbeit Family, Anita Currier, The Walsingham Gallery, Gessner Studio and families, Peg Dalton and the art association.

This year’s winners include:

Ruthanne Arbeit Excellence Award for “Best of Show”: Annie Clayton, grade 9, “Dignity”

Currier Awards for Excellence: Ian Timothy, Genevieve Clark, Jillian Gray and Casey Ross

The Walsingham Gallery Awards for Excellence: Ella Malinowski, Andrew Davis, Katie Mead, Eli Anderson, Kate Keery, Madison Williams

Gessner Studio Awards for Excellence: Devin DiSilva, Madeline Olive Wilson, Gabriel Michalman, Charlotte Donohue, Peter Olds, Coco Haseltine, Mia Shactman, Min Bachrach, Chloe Hammond, Alexa Ronan, Aiden Healy, Angela Cannatelli, Abigail Lacey, Astrid Burnham, Wooree Chae, Cate Johnson

Beverly Mitchell Award for Excellence: Hannah Thibodeau, grade 10, “Tribal Chair,” sculpture

Christine Molitor Johnson Award for Excellence: Christopher Rassias, grade 6, Battis Farm, Amesbury, watercolor

Howard Dalton Memorial Award for Excellence: Natalie Pelletier, grade 10, drawing

Art Association honorable mention awards: Griffin Kellher, Aelic Lynch, Rosemary Beck, Kiley Morrill Downy, Megan Clear, Drew Rosen

Children’s artwork on display at Valerie’s

Valerie’s Gallery in Newburyport is hosting a special kind of art show this month.

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