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2018 Annual Exhibit Awards


The following were awarded ribbons at the recent Annual Spring Exhibit held at St. Leo’s Auditorium in Leominster, MA. The show was judged by Jill Pottle, Lauren Szumita, Stephen Jareckie, and Barry Van Dusen.

Special Awards

Claude H. Munson Award: Renee Place, Pears

Mayor’s Award: Patricia Ardinger, Old Mill Street RR Bridge

John Delibero Founder’s Award: Rachel Armington, Witness

Eleanor Delibero Founder’s Award: Becky Parsons, Gabriel

President’s Award: Martha Monroe, The Walk Home

Exhibit Chair’s Award: Ferry Auguste, The Monster Under the Bed


Amateur Watercolor

First: Renee Tamling, Mom and Baby in Stripes

Second: Bonnie Laning Clifton, Hidden in Florence

Third: Timothy Hertel, Waves

HR: Sarah Rucker


Intermediate Watercolor

First: Josephine Wiktorski, Mother and Child

Second: Joan Icker, Inlet Lighthouse

Third: Thelma Brideau, Clematis

HR: Betty Chapman, Untitled #2


Advanced Watercolor

First: Yvonne Hemingway, Signs of Spring #2

Second: Ellen Ruther Donaldson, Back in the Studio

Third: Sally Sargent, Lily’s for Two

HR: Robert Cole, Good Winter

HR: Judith H. Fava, Park Street Diner

HR: Rachel Armington, Tower Hill Angel


Amateur Acrylics

First: Renee Place, Pears

Second: Cindi Peterson, The Color Purple

Third: Diane Stone, Fresh Produce 1


Intermediate Acrylics

First: Martha Webster, Late Afternoon Marsh

Second: Corinne Melanson, Majestic Mountains

Third: Suzanne Landry, Lupines By The Sea

HR: Beverly Fratoni, My Feathered Friend


Advanced Acrylics

First: Carleen Deblois, The East Wind

Second: Cindy Ward, The Shed

Third: Emil LaPointe, Show Me The Way

HR: Arlene Ferrier, Stave Church Norway


Intermediate Oils

First: Clifford Johnson, The Old Town, Shanghai

Second: Renee Place, Bowl

Third: Linnea Romhanyi, Journey


Advanced Oils

First: Arlene Terrier, Wyoming Backyard

Second: Janet Tibert, Lilacs

Third: Cheryl Hughes, Cliff Walk

HR: Mary Dunn: Always Remembered


Special Theme:  Tranquility

First: Brian Beaudoin, Soft Sands

Second: Becky Parsons, Tranquil Pasture

Third: Pauline Pirro, So Peaceful on Long Lake, Maine

HR: Cindy Ward, Quiet Hour


Intermediate Pastels

First: Gail Oswald, Keystone Bridge

Second: Josephine Wiktorski, That Time of Year

Third: Diane Putnam, Nocturne: The Old Mile

HR: Kathleen Kessel, Sippewissett One


Advanced Pastels

First: Elizabeth Roy, Iris

Second: Ann Howe, Picture Perfect Water Day


Advanced Drawing

First: Mary J Dunn, Autumn Light

Second: Jesse Knott, Untitled #1


Advanced Mixed Media

First: Joan Icker, Indigo

Second: Martie Paris, Paris


Advanced Crafts

First: Tammy Bucchino, Contemporary Mi’kmaq Fan

Second; Cindylee Gee, Big Ass Bass

Third: Victor Latek, Flamingo

HR: Thelma Denlinger, Bubba


Advanced Photography

First: James Karis, Hagia Sophia

Second: James T. McKnight, Fay Corsair

Third: Melony Letarte: Prairie Adventure

HR: Rocco Palmieri, Indian Mortar



First: Riley Hess, Psithurism

Second: Ferry Auguste, The Monster Under the Bed

Third: Joseph McLolgan, Bundle of Tools

HR: Ferry Auguste, The Mind of Mine

HR: AJ Marcantona, Spiderweb of Dew

HR: Isabella Song, Portrait of My Sister

HR: Joseph McLolgan, Back Alley



St. Leo’s auditorium, 120 Main St., Leominster, MA
April 27, 2018 – April 29, 2018

We are excited and pleased to announce that plans for our annual spring exhibit are well under way. Thank you to all the members who sent in entries and sponsor forms. We are tallying up the numbers (artwork and donations) and looking forward to a very successful show!

The following is a schedule of event dates:

Delivery of Artwork                Thursday, April 26      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Set Up Time                                  Thursday, April 26      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Judges Voting                              Friday, April 27           10:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Public  Opening                          Friday, April 27           1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reception                                      Friday, April 27           7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Hours                              Saturday, April 28      10:00 am – 3:30 pm and  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 29                       1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take Down & Clean Up          Sunday, April 29         5:00 pm


Related documents:

53rd Annual Exhibit Schedule and Rules

2018 Guidelines for Determining Your Exhibit Level


Little Treasures Exhibit Reception

LAA members, guests and library patrons all enjoyed an afternoon of art, sweet treats and lively conversation at the Little Treasures “small works” Exhibit reception held in the community room of the Leominster Library, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

If you missed the opening, you can still view the artwork any day or evening the library is open through Feb. 25th.

Tim Presenting   Jesse and Joan  Two Members with Art Cindi and Joan Having a Great Time    Three Members   Red Cap Member Brian and mary dunn patron Looking at Art


“Small Works” Exhibit and Sale-FEBRUARY 4-25, 2018

The LAA will be hosting a “Small Works” Exhibit and Sale titled: “Little Treasures” at the Leominster Library Community Room.

FEBRUARY 4-25, 2018



  1. Art to be hung: No longer than 12” on any side
  2. Labels must be taped to the upper right corner on the back of the artwork.
  3. Hanging wire – must be stretched firm no other hanging devices will be accepted.
  4. Delivery of artwork is the Leominster Library, Community Room, Thursday, Feb. 1 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  5. All sales are the responsibility of the exhibiting artist. Artists will contact Carolyn Todd (phone number on entry form) when the artwork is sold.
  6. Reception is Sunday, February 4, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  7. Pick up is Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Any artwork not recovered at this time and date will be required to pay a $5.00 storage fee per day.

53rd Annual Spring Art Exhibit

The LAA wi1902006_680534575327550_3031786915162996799_nll hold it’s 53rd annual spring exhibit at St. Leo’s Auditorium from April 26-29, 2018.

Current members who’s dues have been paid by December 9, 2017 are eligible to en10171722_680534521994222_5920382882259767466_nter, as well as new members who join by February 28, 2018.

Details will be posted early in the new year, so check back often!



The LAA will be hosting a “Small Works” Exhibit and Sale titled: “Little Treasures” at the Leominster Library Community Room. The show will run from February 4-25, 2018, with an opening reception on Sunday, Febuary 4th from 2-4 pm.

All current paid members are encouraged to enter. Entry form and instructions can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Little Treasures Art Exhibit forms




The monthly meeting for the LAA will be held at 7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Congregational Church of Christ, 583 Main St. (Rte 13), Leominster.


Jill       Grid Retro Coffee Pots, oil on mini 4X4 canvas mounted to wood support, 25X17,

Guest artist, JILL POTTLE will create a multi-medium collage piece. Pottle’s paintings and drawings have been described as expressionist realism. There is a $5 guest fee for non-members that may be applied toward membership. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be announced on WPKZ-AM 1280 and on this website.

View Jill Pottle’s website at



First Meeting and Demo of the New Season

Our first meeting of the new season on Tuesday, Sept. 19th was very well attended with 69 people signing in. Everyone seemed happy to be meeting at the Congregational Church once again and the evening seemed somewhat like a reunion.

Our guest artist, Alicia Drakiotes gave us an entertaining demonstration of her new method of Poured Acrylic Art. Attendees gathered around her table and interacted with Alicia and each other as questions were asked and information shared as she explained how she mixed the ingredients and showed how to pour colors onto different surfaces to form colorful abstract art.

Thank you, Alicia! For more info on Alicia’s art please visit her website:


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New Meeting Location

The LAA monthly meetings will now be held at the Congregational Church in North Leominster, beginning  September 19, 2017. Please use back entrance. The address is 583 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453.

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