Bedford Arts and Crafts Society Art Exhibition Winners

The basset hound sculpture that garnered a Best of Show award for Ronnie Gould - Image (c) JMcCT, 2013 all rights reserved
The basset hound sculpture that garnered a Best of Show award for Ronnie Gould – Image (c) JMcCT, 2013 all rights reserved

One Bedford Day exhibit is up and running: The Bedford Arts and Crafts Society’s 14th Annual Regional Art Exhibition is already drawing visitors to Town Center.

Juror Susanne Meterko evaluated 69 works of art that were submitted to the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society’s 14th Annual Regional Art Exhibition on Thursday. Work by BACS’s 2013 Scholarship Winner Anne Greene is on display and beautiful 2014 calendars that showcase BACS artists’ work are for sale.

By Friday afternoon the judging was complete and Ronnie Gould’s soulful sculpture of a basset hound had won Best of Show, and the following individuals were recognized for excellence:

First Place: Martha Brill – Breaking Surf
Second Place: Florence Como – Nestled in the Umbrian Hills
Honorable Mention: Alyce McLaughlin – Harry of Scargo
Honorable Mention: Mary Firestone – In Drumlintown
Honorable Mention: Connie Hanley – “Seven-Thirty

First Place: John Dodge – Two Old Men
Second Place: Anita Feld – Fantasia 1
Honorable Mention: Maria Green – Another Little Dancer
Honorable Mention: Doris Smith – Creative Chaos
Honorable Mention: Laura Wallace – Through the Wood

First Place: Benjamin Leiby – Triaxis
Second Place: Barbara Purchia – Bird of Paradise
Honorable Mention: Bobbi Ward – Day Into Night
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Davidson – St. Nicholas
Honorable Mention: Julie Pidgeon – Polar Bear

First Place: Bob Bass – Them There Eyes
Second Place: Sing Hanson – Hardanger Boat Shed
Honorable Mention: Harold Grunes – Birds Feeding at Sunset
Honorable Mention: Timothy Pike – Sunset
Honorable Mention: Mindy Pollack Fusi – “Lap Dogs?

Organized by BACS President Jeanne Reidy along with Sue Iozzo and Laura Wallace, the show is open in Bedford’s Town Center through 3 pm on Saturday, September 21.

Nearly 40 artists submitted work for the show: Florence Como: Rainy Night Reflection and Nestled in the Umbrian Hills; Stephanie Davidson: Barn on Rt 17 and St. Nicholas; John B.  Dodge: Two Old Men  ; Marietta  Ellis: In the Birches and Reflections on the Molduau; Anita Feld: Fantasia 1 and Fantasia 2; Mary Aloyse Firestone: Waiting for Biopsy Report and In Drumlintown; Mindy Pollack Fusi: “Lap Dogs?” and Life is Good ; Jacqui Garabedian: Lipstuck and Let’s Eat!; Marilyn Gillroy: The Actor and Autumn Bounty; Ronnie Gould: Bassett Hound   ; Maria Green: Another Little Dancer and Reflections; Harold Grunes: Birds Feeding at Sunset  ; Marguerite Hamilton: Catching Dinner  ; George Hand: Snow Field and Yosemite in Flood; Connie Hanley: Seven-Thirty  ; Sing Hanson: Hardanger Boat Shed and View from the Studio, Eidfjord; Susan Iozzo: Autumn Bounty and Good Morning; Benjamin Leiby: Triaxis and The Tear ala Ponicare; Alyce  McLaughlin: Beach Immersion and Harry of Scargo; Bill Miller: Bermuda Hibiscus  ; Maria Miller: Marginal Way Ogunquit  ; Bonnie Miskolczy: Carbon Dating and Hot Wired II; Maureen Oates: The Kids; Cynthia Parenteau: Storytime; Julie Pidgeon: Iris –  Felted and Polar Bear -Felted; Timothy Pike: Sunset; Barbara Purchia: Bird of Paradise; Paul Purchia: New England Seaport; Jeanne Reidy: Ibis Lunch and Autumn Leaves; Nelly Lee Sadeghpour: Still Life 1; Betty Slechta: Lily Pond, Harpswell; Doris Smith: Creative Chaos and Barcelona; Sheilia Speidel: Flowers in the Window; Eleanor Stanley: Oranges; Irene Stapleford: Maple Branches and Warner’s Pond; Donna Waghorne: Weeping Angel; Laura Wallace: Sanderlings at  Low Tide and Through the   Wood; Bobbie  Ward: Day into Night and Florida.

A new Bedford fundraiser: The 2014 BACS Calendar



The community is invited to support the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society by purchasing a glorious 2014 wall calendar for $10 each.



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