Art In The Park

South Portland, Maine

Judges' Prize Winners:
Best in show - Edgar Reims, Deal Island, MD and Eastport, ME
Second prize - John Butke, Boothbay, ME
Third prize - Dick Fischer, Amherst, NY
Fourth prize - Consuelo Bailey, Brunswick, ME
Best Photo in Show - Michelle Dunn, Amsterdam, NY
Merit Awards (unranked):
Frank Dinsmore, Jefferson, ME
Merilyn Rocks, Hopedale, MA
Oana Lauric, Scarborough, ME
Johnna Haskell, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Andrew Delbert Marston, South Portland, ME
High School Student Prizes (unranked):
Ashley Miles
Ciresse Phinney
Margaret Soloman
John Michael Difiori
Brittany Glanville
Anna Swoboda
Sponsors' Choice Selections (art selected by individual sponsors):
J C Airoldi, Hampstead, NH (A-BEST Window)
Edgar Reims, Deal Island, MD and Eastport, ME (Richard Berman)
Roberta Ricker, South Portland, ME (Bd. of Harbor Commissioners & Harbor Master - gift for Mary Kahl)
John Butke, Boothbay, ME (Hobbs Funeral Home)
Terry O’Maley, Troy, ME (Kris Way Truck Leasing)
Joseph Barnett, Kennebunk, ME (Maine Bank & Trust)
June Dragoon, Peru, ME (Northern Utilities)
June Dragoon, Peru, ME (Riverplace Development LLC)
Joseph Barnett, Kennebunk, ME (Saco & Biddeford Savings Inst.)
Joseph Cousins, Freeport, ME (Shaw’s Supermarkets)
Debra Trafton, Auburn, ME (Smith Barney)
Julie Airoldi, Hampstead, NH (City of South Portland)
Julie Airoldi, Hampstead, NH (TD Banknorth)
Debra Trafton, Auburn, ME (Bernie Thibodeau’s Plumbing & Heating)
Scholarship Winner:
Kelly Sparrow
Student art selected for promotional materials:
Poster - Paola Berrios Vazquez, Grade 3, Brown Elementary School
T-shirt - Eric Milton, Grade 2, Skillin Elementary School
Program Cover - Kelly Sparrow, Grade 12, South Portland High School
Jim Gallant (click here for some bio info about Jim)
Edward Zelinsky, Falmouth, ME
Mason Philip Smith, Cape Elizabeth, ME
The Bay – radio ad sponsor -- $1,200 value
Norway Savings Bank -- $1000 t-shirt sponsor
Saco & Biddeford Savings – Kids in the Park and Face Painting Sponsor -- $750
Time Warner Cable -- $500 toward the Arthur Hahn Scholarship
Hannaford Supermarkets – 4 Class Awards -- total $200
Sprague Energy – High School Student Awards -- $180
Special Thanks To:
Portland Water District, for donating bottled water for show day volunteers.

Mill Creek Dunkin’ Donuts, and especially George Valvanis, for donating donuts for the artists and volunteers.

Jack Reckitt, of Maine Sign in Waterfront Market, for laying out the poster art and donating two large banner versions of the poster.

City of South Portland Parks Department, for its exceptional work before, during and after the show.

City of South Portland staff and residents.

The official artist registration form is made available every year on the last Friday in January.
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The City of South Portland is a proud sponsor of Art in the Park

A number of sponsorhip opportunities, at various levels, are available.
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Local vendors sell food & beverages in the food court.

With limited space in the food court, vendors are encouraged to apply early. Please contact us for more information.
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Kids in the Park activities

Free, supervised activities for children are planned from 10am - 2pm.
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