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

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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 smartleague.org 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.

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