Art In The Park

South Portland, Maine

Judges' Prize Winners:
Best in Show ($800): Diana Johnson, Site #136
Second Prize ($600): Ginny Nickerson, Site #96
Third Prize ($500): Andrea Dacko, Site #86
Fourth Prize ($400): Charles Mooradian, Site #94
Best Photo in Show ($500): Joseph Barnett, Site #152
Merit Awards (5 $150 prizes, unranked):
Monique Sakellarios, Site #62
Sheila Psaledas, Site #24
Michael Brown, Site #160
Edgar Reims, Site #181
Shirley Lewis, Site #116
Student Prizes (6 $30 prizes, unranked):
Dezirae Brewer
Abigail Onos
Kyla Tibbetts
Emma Dadmun
Jessica Deschamps
James Merkel
Sponsor's Choice Selections (prepaid purchases of art valued at $400 -- these are the selections of the individual sponsors and not judges awards):
#74 - Charles Bernier - (Bernie Thibodeau's Plumbing & Heating)
#168 - Hilda Otjengerdes Bennett - (City of South Portland)
#74 - Charles Bernier - (Hobbs Funeral Home)
#80 - Deborah Trafton - (Classic Eyewear, U.S. Route One, Scarborough)
#36 - Dean DiMarzo - (People's United Bank)
#144 - Joe Cousins - (Shaw's)
Scholarship Winner:
Bradley Harding
Student art selected for promotional materials:
Poster - Delphi Bourassa, 6th Grade (click to see image )
T-shirt - Milan Pejic, Kindergarten (click to see image )
Program Cover - Shawn Shannon, 12th Grade (click to see image )
Gazebo Muscian: Barry Richards
Kids in the Park Tent: Rick Charette (click here for their website)
Deb Johnson, Portland, ME
Bonnie Spiegel, Portland, ME
Hannaford Supermarkets - Class Awards - total $450
Norway Savings Bank - t-shirt sponsor - $1,000
Saco & Biddeford Savings - Kids in the Park and Face Painting Sponsor - $850
Sprague Energy - High School Student Awards - $180
Town & Country Federal Credit Union - Rick Charette Sponsor - $1600 and Web page sponsor -- $400
Troiano Waste - Arthur Hahn Scholarship - $1,000 WZAN - radio ad sponsor - $1,200 value
Special Thanks To:

Mill Creek Dunkin' Donuts, 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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