Senior Art Exhibit
Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford Street
Nordia's Yard, by Herb Goldberg, Festival 2011
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Senior Art is a non-juried exhibit of original work by persons sixty years of age and older. Categories include crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood carvings.
Chairpersons: Tom Barrett, Peggy Farrell, and Patty Loynd
Louise Remick Brown was an accomplished artist and co-creator of the Senior Art Exhibit. She was passionate about art, about the people who created it, and about the community in which she lived. In 1986, she joined the Festival as an exhibit sitter. She actively supported senior participation in the Festival and, with Chairpersons Ruth Whitty and Shirley Kupka, went on to establish the Senior Art Exhibit. Louise developed a great love for needlepoint which she exhibited regularly at the Rusty Rudder. Her needlepoint set of dining room chair seat covers, based on the Jazz series of Henri Matisse, became the subject of a Boston Globe Profile in 1987. Louise died in 1996 at the age of 78. The first Louise Remick Brown Award, established and selected by her family, was given during the 1996 Festival of Arts.
The Bob & Ruth Sinclair Award is awarded to a senior photographer in memory of
Bob and Ruth Sinclair, multitalented individuals who loved the Marblehead community and
its residents. Bob, who was a photographer, woodcarver, folk art painter, and teacher, left
a wealth of knowledge to be carried on through his many students. In 1975, he was the
recipient of the first Samuel Chamberlain Award. Ruth, a photographer and painter, also
won awards and ribbons for her work. Together, they actively supported senior participation
in the Marblehead Festival of Arts, and Bob often served as a member of the Senior
Art Exhibit committee. The Bob and Ruth Sinclair Award was first presented in 2006.
Bob Sinclair conducted the Wood Carving Workshop for many years. He passed away after the 2005 Festival.
Wood Chess Set Carved by Bob Sinclair
For information on entering art for this exhibit, see Artists' Info