SMAL Announces Winners of 2019 Original “Celebrate St. Michaels” Banner Art


The St. Michaels Art League is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 “Celebrate St. Michaels” original banner artwork show.

The banner art was judged by Johnny Mautz, Maryland House of Delegates Representative for District 37B. Mr. Mautz is a resident of St. Michaels and he also manages the Carpenter Street Saloon in St. Michaels. First place awards were given in two categories:Excellence in Artistry and Graphic Design.

Photo: L to R – Delegate Johnny Mautz, Beth Wright, President SMAL and Shauna Beulah, Branch Mgr. of the St. Michaels Library,standing next to the two First Place winners – Deborah McFarlin’s on the left and Kevin Snelling’s on the right.

First place in the category of Excellence in Artistry went to Deborah McFarlin for her watercolor titled “Watchful Eye.”  First Place for Graphic Design went to Kevin Snelling for his multi-media work titled “Here in Bay Hundred.” In addition, an Honorable Mention went to Eve Yacopino for her acrylic painting “Kadan.” Eve is an AP Art Student at St. Michaels Middle High School and participates in the banner program along with three other SMMHS students. The cost to produce the student banners is covered by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council.

You can see all the banner art that will be displayed on the town utility poles at the St. Michaels Library through April 30th during regular library hours: Monday and Thursday 9am-8pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-6pm; and Friday/Saturday 9am-5pm. Original banner artwork is for sale. For more information go to or call 410-745-5146.  This program is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with revenue provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Write a Letter to the Editor on this Article

We encourage readers to offer their point of view on this article by submitting the following form. Editing is sometimes necessary and is done at the discretion of the editorial staff.
We're glad you're enjoying The Talbot Spy.

Sign up for the the free email blast to see what's new in the Spy. It's delivered right to your inbox at 3PM sharp.

Sign up here.