Awards Winners for the 47th Annual Art Show!

Western Maine Art Group strives to provide opportunities for artists and artisans, to provide broad community access to original art and to partner with others to create a prosperous cultural environment in Western Maine.

The Western Maine Art Group and Norway Downtown collaborate to stage the Norway Arts Festival. The festival  brings many  arts and talents to the community second Saturday in July.

For the last four years the streets  closed to traffic giving way to a mall festival. In this carefree atmosphere visitors have fun and celebrate the arts.

Thank-you to Bessey’s Motors, Suzanne Grover, Edward Jones, Creaser’s Jewelers, and Ripley Fletcher Ford for your kind and generous support to the festival by donating the prizes.

Thank-you to Hannaford, Dunkin Donuts, and Jennicakes for the water, coffee and muffins. We could not have started our day with out you!

Listed below are the winners of this year’s artist competition of the 47th Annual Art Show, Norway, Maine as part of the Norway Arts Festival. The judges for this year are Diane Scott and Steve Traficonte.

The winners are:

Best of Show Fine Arts Category: Barbara Traficonte

Best in Show Fine Art Winner-  Barbara TraficonteBest of Show Artisan Category: “Pack of Dogs,” Don Best

Best in Show Pack of Dogs Don Best

Two Dimensional Category:

First Place: “Book Collage” by Todd Pattison

First Place winner 2-D Fine Art-Todd Pattison

Second Place: Abstract Painting by Diamond Durea

2nd Place winner 2-DFine Art-Diamond Durea

Third Place: “Orchid” by Irina Kahn

3rd Place 2-D Fine Art- Orchid  Irina Kahn


First Place: Rex Holsapple

1st Pace Photography- Rex Holsapple

Second Place:”Flower Mandala” by Jennifer Locke

2nd Place Photography  Flower Mandala Jennifer E.Locke

Third Place: “Locks” by Robert Doucette

3rd Place Photography Lockes Robert Doucette


Second Place:”Stained Glass Reflection” by Ken Jorgensen

2nd Place Artisan-Ken Jorgensen

Third Place:”Sheep” by Marty Elkin

3rd Place Artisan Sheep Marty Elkin

Honorable Mention: Meg DeStefano

 Artisan Honorable Mention- Meg DeStefano