... local artists earn MVES awards
Tony Accettullo of Melrose, active with the Milano Senior Center artists group, won
the blue ribbon with his beautiful oil painting of yellow flowers in a vase, at the
annual Mystic Valley Elder Services Art Show. Not to be outdone, Tony's wife,
Eleanor, won a third prize in the collage category.
Close behind, earning an honorable mention award, was SilverStringer Don Norris's
portrait of a house on Essex meadows. Also winning an honorable mention ribbon was
Dorothy Kelly Brambilla of Melrose.
Another Stringer, Tom Dillon, entered two delightful pieces in the photography
category, but this year, the judges looked elsewhere; last year, Tom took home
several honors. The photo at the left, above, was taken by Tom's wife, Mary Ann.
Another Melrosian, Diane Smith, took a second place in photography.
Winning the Best of Show prize was Dan Ferrin, Wakefield, for "Raine". (Sorry, we
did not get a photo of Mr. Ferrin's work).
The show was open to all artists in the seven-community area -- Medford, Malden,
Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, Somerville and Everett. There has been, during the past
month, a series of workshops at the Malden offices of MVES, and a special reception
for the artists and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30.
In all, there were 80 pieces or art entered. Judges included a photographer from
Somerville, a watercolor teacher from Malden, a portrait painter from Reading and an
artist/teacher from Wakefield.
Melrose artists submitting work to the annual show were:
Dorothy Kelly Brambilla
Carolyn Page Doherty
Mary Ann Dillon
October 7, 2011