MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley Arts Council announces the award winners for the Eleventh Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit. The Council received 122 entries from 55 artists, from which the juror selected 47 works by 38 artists. The following works were selected to receive awards:

Best in Show – “Quiet Reflection”, photograph by Stephanie Boss, Hagerstown, Maryland

Merit Award – “Garden of the Haves and Have-nots”, fiber art by Carol Williams, Shepherdstown

Merit Award – “Planet Earth”, mixed-media/painting by Amanda June, Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention – “Wash Your Hands and Wear Your Mask”, pastel by Patricia Wilt, Hyndman, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention – “Heaven and Earth”, photograph by Mark Dierker, Dubuque, Iowa

Honorable Mention – “I Put My Faith in Crows”, computer-generated images/painting by Jan Donley, Boston, Massachusetts

Honorable Mention – “Rockin’ Desserts on Tray”, acrylic painted rocks by Lisa Mortensen, Martinsburg

The works in the show represent a wide

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The winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District included students from Auburn, Lee, Lewiston and Rangeley. All were recognized for their work, with first place going to Whitney Perkins from Lewiston High School.

Perkins’ photograph, “Curious,” is to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building alongside winning artists from districts across the country.

“Curious” by Whitney Perkins Contributed photo

Competition jurors Carolyn Wallace-Zani and Teddi-Jann Covell selected the winners. Wallace-Zani is an award-winning artist who owns a Brewer studio and teaches in Bangor. Covell, an Orono painter with work in Damariscotta, Hallowell and Millinocket galleries, also judged the work.

“I wish I could personally congratulate each artist for submitting their work into this competition,” said Wallace-Zani, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Jared Golden’s office. “I also applaud them for having the confidence to put themselves out there for judgment. I must commend each

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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Schools premiered the online district art exhibition on Fri­day, May 7 via Tewksbury Telemedia’s YouTube chan­nel. The art show, typically a packed event at Tewks­bury Memorial High School in non-pandemic times, went virtual in light of the constraints of public gatherings due to COVID-19.

Student art from all schools and all grades was featured during the 90-minute program, now view­able on the town’s YouTube channel and running on the Tewksbury Educa­tion Channel Comcast 22 and Verizon 34. The YouTube platform makes the art show shareable with friends and family around the globe.

Student art work, short films, and music were all incorporated into the program. Background vocals and instrumentals were performed by the TMHS Concert Choir and Con­cert Band. A series of ima­ges of student art work, photography, and sculpture moved across the screen, identifying the student artist and school as well as the

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The gallery has adopted a hybrid model, with some work for sale on Artsy, and on their website and in-person visits available by appointment. Extended through May: “Najee Dorsey | Southern Crossroads,” and stay tuned for “Black Girl Magic” from July 15-August 27.

Spalding Nix Fine Art

“As I always say, ‘Start with the art!’” advises gallery owner Spalding Nix. “You will always remember the art on the wall, but no one remembers the sofa underneath it.” An Atlanta native, Spalding Nix studied art history and studio art at the University of Virginia before a stint at Sotheby’s in New York. In 2003, he returned home and opened his gallery Spalding Nix Fine Art which currently specializes in work by Southeastern and women artists. A true Renaissance man Nix is also a lawyer and an art appraiser who has assisted in the authentication of lost paintings by John Singer

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