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Juried Art show opens this Friday, August 1

Posted July 28, 2014, at 8:09 p.m.
Blue Fabric by Belfast artist Jerri Finch
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Blue Fabric by Belfast artist Jerri Finch
Tea Cup and Blue Fabric by Belfast artist Jerri Finch
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Tea Cup and Blue Fabric by Belfast artist Jerri Finch
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Lady in Waiting by Searsport artist Peter Yesis
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Lady in Waiting by Searsport artist Peter Yesis

A juried art show will open in the Barbara Kramer Gallery in the Belfast Free Library on Friday, August 1. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County and will be up for the month of August and the public is invited to view the exhibit and vote for their favorite work.

The work with the most votes will receive a special “People’s Choice” award at the award ceremony.

The public is also invited to the Award Ceremony and Reception for its Juried Art Show August 16, 6:30PM at the Belfast Free Library.

The jurors making the selection are artist David Estey, sculptor Kimberly Callas and photographer Kevin Johnson. Eighty pieces of art work were submitted a complete list of selected artists can be seen at, www.HospiceVolunteersOfWaldoCounty.org.

Also at the August 16 event, there will be an Invitational Pop-Up Gallery in the Abbott Room featuring accomplished, award-winning artists from the Waldo County area. Artists include Daniel Anselmi, Kenny Cole, Kerstin Engman, Lynn Karlin, Richard Mann, Abbie Read, Alison Rector, Willy Reddick and many more.

Internationally renowned artist Harold Garde will be an honored guest. The Barbara Kramer Gallery was named for his late wife, who received hospice care. Kristen Burkholder will be the MC and musician Clayton Clementson will perform his original compositions.

The artist reception and award ceremony is free and open to the public. Delicious light refreshments will be generously provided by La Vida, The Front Street Pub, and Delvinos. All the artwork will be for sale, with fifty percent of the proceeds going to Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County.

This event is sponsored by Camden National Bank, Front Street Ship Yard, Robbins Lumber, EBS Building supplies and the BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County provides non-medical support to patients and families facing a terminal illness and bereavement support to anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one. All services are always free.

For more information on this event please contact Flic Shooter at Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County at 207-930-2677. Plus complete information on this event and participating artists can be seen at www.hospicevolunteersofwaldocounty.org.

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