The judges for this year’s Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show, sponsored by Camden National Bank, have been chosen, and CNB’s Connie Sawyer has worked closely with festival coordinators to make this year’s show successful.

Heading the judging panel is Jenilyn Johnson, a sculptor and oil painter who exhibits her terra cotta and bronze figures at Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland. Holly Smith of Rockport, avid watercolorist and photographer and an art teacher at Oceanside High School East in Rockland, and Marcia Mansfield, a financial advisor at Camden National, round out the judging team that will view and judge the show’s works Tuesday, July 31. The show will open with the festival at noon Wednesday, Aug. 1, in downtown merchants’ windows and at the bank.

Categories of oil and acrylic painting, watercolor painting and other media will be judged; awards will be announced and distributed on the festival grounds Friday, Aug. 3. Placing artists will be notified so they may be on hand for the ceremony. The Eddie Harriman Award will be presented to the best representation of the “lobster’ theme, and the Betty Kinney Award will be presented to an artist who best renders a coastal scene.

Registration for the 65th Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show is set for Monday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; artists are asked to bring their works to the ATM entrance of the downtown Camden National Bank. Registration form and tags as well as the guidelines may be found online at or via Su Johnson at or 542-6933.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or