Three marine artists’ works chosen to show across U.S.

The works of three Maine artists have been selected for the American Society of Marine Artists’ 15th National Exhibition.

Linda Norton’s watercolor painting “Topmast, 1812 Privateer Lynx,” Gordon Bok’s woodcarving “Carrier and Seiner” and Loretta Krupinski’s oil painting “Moon Over the Peapod” were among hundreds of entries by artists across the country.

To qualify, the artist must be a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and the art must depict a working vessel or illustrate maritime history.

The works will tour the country, showing in eight different museums from Florida to Washington, from October to July 2013. For information, visit

Norton and Bok live in Camden. Krupinski is from South Thomaston.


Juice Film Contest accepting entries by Saturday deadline

Organizers of the Juice Conference have announced an open call for entries for the “Juice Film Contest” with a $1,000 grand prize and free conference tickets. Films will be shown to more than 500 conference attendees at the Camden Opera House.

Anyone may enter the Juice Film Contest; an iPhone or Flip Video is all that is needed to start creating a 60- to 120-second film to submit by the Saturday contest deadline.

Juice 3.0: “Celebrating Risk,” Maine’s creative economy conference, will take place Nov. 4-5 in Camden.

For contest details, guidelines and more information on the contest theme, visit


Quimby foundation awards grant to Monhegan program

The Monhegan Artists Residency Corp. has been named the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the Quimby Family Foundation.

The five-week residency allows for creative exploration and experimentation “in the crucible of artistic tradition that is Monhegan Island,” said Susan Danly, chairperson of the MARC board.

The Quimby Family Foundation grant will provide general operating support to expand MARC’s donor base and increase the level of donations of current supporters. Additional grants from the Underhill and Davis Family foundations have helped support the residency program, now in its 21st year.

Alina Gallo of Portland and Gail Hollenbeck of Bailey Island are the 2011 Monhegan Island artists in residence.

Since its founding in 1989, MARC has hosted 41 Maine artists on Monhegan Island. The program depends upon the financial support of individual donations and foundation grants. For information, visit 

Lasagna dinner to benefit Snowlion Repertory troupe

Snowlion Repertory Company is hosting its annual fundraiser, an all-you-can-eat lasagna dinner hosted by Steve and Renee’s Diner, 500 Washington Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The cast from the upcoming production of “The Christmas Bride” will perform. The cost is a pay-what-you-can donation. For details, visit