"A  Cuddle of Sand Dollars," by Evelyn Dunphy
First Prize
"A Cuddle of Sand Dollars," by Evelyn Dunphy

2016 North American Open Show

North Shore Art Association
11 Pirates Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-1857

September 25-October 29, 2016

Congratulations to the Award Winners

With comments from the JUROR OF SELECTION & AWARDS: Mary Whyte
Jump to the gallery of accepted work

  • 1st Prize - A Cuddle of Sand Dollars by Evelyn Dunphy
    "A stunning painting, bold in its concept, composition and execution."
  • 2nd Prize - Cobweb Patrol by Gerarde Doucette
    "An engaging work, with a well composed use of the figure, texture and depth."
  • 3rd Prize - Pack Ice, Antarctica by Lisa Goren
    "A wonderfully abstracted and inventive work. Atmospheric and appealing to the senses."
  • Marilyn Sabin Memorial Award - The Tobin by Gary Tucker
    "Watercolor at its best. Great command of the medium, and understanding of values and atmosphere."
  • Alden and Mary Bryant/Vermont Community Award - Glendalough, Ireland by Robert Y. C. Hsiung
    "A gorgeous sweep of landscape. Innovative and expressive brushwork."
  • Mary Jo Rines Memorial Award - Shadows by Paul George
    "Light-filled and luminous. Executed with confidence and skill."
  • Loring Coleman Award - Mission Hill Rooftops by Peter Bass
    "A surprising and innovative urban landscape. Ernest and straightforward."
  • Stanhope Framers Award - He Who Channels the Past (Street Series) by Richard Hanson
    "Superb composition and use of shape. A lovely integration of shape and texture."
  • Image Resolutions Award - Hollyhock Light by Robert O'Brien
    "Delicate, light-struck and luminous. The artist has captured the true essence of the flower."
  • Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award - Technology by Suzanne Brailey
    "Original and contemporary. An inviting portrayal of childhood without being sentimental. Fresh and painterly."
  • Art Supplies Wholesale of Beverly Award - Portrait of the Artist by William Perry
    "A powerful work, particularly in the shadows. Compelling."
  • Dick Blick Art Materials Award - Above the Tide Line by Charles Shurcliff
    "Exuberant brushwork that is both descriptive and innovative."
  • Utrecht Art Supplies Award - Grand Flora by Arlene Mollow
    "A beautiful invention of shapes, that is both inviting and fanciful."
  • Canson, Inc. Award - Cattails by Joey Grant
    "Innovative use of abstracted shapes. Strong sense of texture, light and depth."
  • M. Graham and Company Award - A Moment in Rockland by Stephen Holland
    "Well executed and nicely composed. A nice use of transparent and opaque brushwork."
  • Winsor & Newton Award - Berries Growing Next Door by Nancy Levin
    "Lush brushwork and saturated color. A lovely repetition of shapes."
  • Jack Richeson and Co. Award - The Last Goodbye by Gigi Burboeck
    "Rich, bold and appealing in movement and color."
  • H. K. Holbein and Co. Award - Morning in Paris by June Webster
    "Elegant in its simplicity. Harmonious grouping of shapes."
  • Golden Artist Colors Award - Entrapment by Nan Rumpf
    "A Gem of an abstract. A beautiful balance of line and shape."
  • Creative Catalyst Productions Award - Seeing Red by Lance Hunter
    "Bold, innovative and surprising. The abstract shapes work together beautifully."
  • Strathmore Artist Papers Award - White Bottles, Paintbrushes and Oranges by Winifred Brienes
    "A marvelous use of white and negative space. Light-filled and beautifully composed."

Accepted Work

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  • "February Blues Two" by Jill Anderson
    Jill Anderson
    February Blues Two
  • "Mission Hill Rooftops" by Peter Bass
    Peter Bass
    Mission Hill Rooftops
  • "Pearl" by Robin Beckwith
    Robin Beckwith
  • "Determination I" by Anne Belson
    Anne Belson
    Determination I
  • "Little Jester" by Annelein Beukenkamp
    Annelein Beukenkamp
    Little Jester
  • "Hot Wax" by Julie Blanchard
    Julie Blanchard
    Hot Wax
  • "The Red Chair" by Sharon Boyle
    Sharon Boyle
    The Red Chair
  • "Technology" by Suzanne Brailey
    Suzanne Brailey
  • "White Bottles, Paintbrushes, Oranges" by Winifred Breines
    Winifred Breines
    White Bottles, Paintbrushes,
  • "The Last Goodbye" by Gigi Burboeck
    Gigi Burboeck
    The Last Goodbye
  • "Recollection" by Diana Hosley Burchfield
    Diana Hosley Burchfield
  • "Live Oaks" by Sally Caswell
    Sally Caswell
    Live Oaks
  • "Blue Ridge Skies Twilight" by Anne Palms Chalmers
    Anne Palms Chalmers
    Blue Ridge Skies Twilight
  • "The Heron" by JoAnna Chapin
    JoAnna Chapin
    The Heron
  • "Gloucester Harbor" by JoAnne Chittick
    JoAnne Chittick
    Gloucester Harbor
  • "Ruth and Bell" by Michael Compton
    Michael Compton
    Ruth and Bell
  • "Sunflower Medley" by Barbara Donnelly
    Barbara Donnelly
    Sunflower Medley
  • "Cobweb Patrol" by Gerarde Doucette
    Gerarde Doucette
    Cobweb Patrol
  • "Misty Fjord 2" by Paul Dudek
    Paul Dudek
    Misty Fjord 2
  • "A Cuddle of Sand Dollars" by Evelyn Dunphy
    Evelyn Dunphy
    A Cuddle of Sand Dollars
  • "Promenade" by Frank Federico
    Frank Federico
  • "Je Vous Ecoute, Monsieur" by Steven Foote
    Steven Foote
    Je Vous Ecoute, Monsieur
  • "Shadows" by Paul George
    Paul George
  • "Pack Ice 4, Antarctica" by Lisa Goren
    Lisa Goren
    Pack Ice 4, Antarctica
  • "Cattails" by Joey Grant
    Joey Grant
  • "After the Storm" by Chuck Guest
    Chuck Guest
    After the Storm
  • "Great Halibut Quarry" by Marion Hall
    Marion Hall
    Great Halibut Quarry
  • "Cacophony" by Beverly Hammerman
    Beverly Hammerman
  • "He Who Channels the Past" by Richard Hanson
    Richard Hanson
    He Who Channels the Past
  • "Hotel - Block Island" by Jack Haran
    Jack Haran
    Hotel - Block Island
  • "Rock Forms and Waves" by Anne Harhay
    Anne Harhay
    Rock Forms and Waves
  • "French Quarter Blues" by Ann Hart
    Ann Hart
    French Quarter Blues
  • "Catching the Light" by Karyl Hayes
    Karyl Hayes
    Catching the Light
  • "Addie at Sand Beach" by Pamela Haynes
    Pamela Haynes
    Addie at Sand Beach
  • "A Jewel of a Day" by Virginia Hill
    Virginia Hill
    A Jewel of a Day
  • "Armenian Survivor of the Desert" by Mary Hilt
    Mary Hilt
    Armenian Survivor
    of the Desert
  • "A Moment in Rockland" by Stephen Holland
    Stephen Holland
    A Moment in Rockland
  • "Mackerel on Majolica" by Amy Hourihan
    Amy Hourihan
    Mackerel on Majolica
  • "Glendalough, Ireland" by Robert Y. C. Hsiung
    Robert Y. C. Hsiung
    Glendalough, Ireland
  • "Seeing Red" by Lance Hunter
    Lance Hunter
    Seeing Red
  • "Firm Hand" by Rance Jones
    Rance Jones
    Firm Hand
  • "Early Spring Morning in Edgartown" by Christopher Kiersted
    Christopher Kiersted
    Early Spring Morning
    in Edgartown
  • "Berries Growing Next Door" by Nancy Levin
    Nancy Levin
    Berries Growing Next Door
  • "Eventide" by Carole Loiacono
    Carole Loiacono
  • "Grand Canal Nocturne, Venice" by Steven Lush
    Steven Lush
    Grand Canal Nocturne, Venice
  • "Silver and Gold" by Donna MacLure
    Donna MacLure
    Silver and Gold
  • "Red, White & Blue" by Claire Marcus
    Claire Marcus
    Red, White & Blue
  • "Repairing the Customs House" by Michael Maron
    Michael Maron
    Repairing the Customs House
  • "Apartment Building, NYC" by Craig Masten
    Craig Masten
    Apartment Building, NYC
  • "Postlude" by Robert Mesrop
    Robert Mesrop
  • "Pathway" by Claudia Michael
    Claudia Michael
  • "Evening Comes" by Diane Minuti
    Diane Minuti
    Evening Comes
  • "Dawn" by Paul Mogan
    Paul Mogan
  • "Grand Flora" by Arlene Mollo
    Arlene Mollo
    Grand Flora
  • "Alicia" by Joan Murphy
    Joan Murphy
  • "Blue Cove" by Robert Noreika
    Robert Noreika
    Blue Cove
  • "Hollyhock Light" by Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien
    Hollyhock Light
  • "Parisian Street" by Latha Palackavayalil
    Latha Palackavayalil
    Parisian Street
  • "Cliff Face, Lake Powell" by Roy Perkinson
    Roy Perkinson
    Cliff Face, Lake Powell
  • "Portrait of the Artist" by William Perry
    William Perry
    Portrait of the Artist
  • "Citrons" by Debra Petrowski
    Debra Petrowski
  • "If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home" by Sheila Rice
    Sheila Rice
    If You Lived Here,
    You'd Be Home
  • "Steam" by Irena Roman
    Irena Roman
  • "Cowboy" by Marlin Rotach
    Marlin Rotach
  • "Vineyard Bouys" by Harry Ruddock III
    Harry Ruddock III
    Vineyard Bouys
  • "Entrapment" by Nan Rumpf
    Nan Rumpf
  • "Above the Tide Line" by Charles Shurcliff
    Charles Shurcliff
    Above the Tide Line
  • "No Esta Picante" by Katie Sluder
    Katie Sluder
    No Esta Picante
  • "Boston from Nut Island" by Mary Smith
    Mary Smith
    Boston from Nut Island
  • "Paris 11 AM" by Kristin Stashenko
    Kristin Stashenko
    Paris 11 AM
  • "Signs of Winter" by Robert Steedman
    Robert Steedman
    Signs of Winter
  • "Team of Three" by Robert Steinmetz
    Robert Steinmetz
    Team of Three
  • "Honfleur Harbour" by Marilyn Swift
    Marilyn Swift
    Honfleur Harbour
  • "Angles and Arches" by Don Taylor
    Don Taylor
    Angles and Arches
  • "White Irises" by John Tomasetti
    John Tomasetti
    White Irises
  • "The Tobin" by Gary Tucker
    Gary Tucker
    The Tobin
  • "How Far the Moon" by James C. Varnum
    James C. Varnum
    How Far the Moon
  • "Cebollas" by Patricia Varon
    Patricia Varon
  • "Fruit of the Rose" by Nancy Walton
    Nancy Walton
    Fruit of the Rose
  • "Morning in Paris" by June Webster
    June Webster
    Morning in Paris