Midcoast artists and artists from around the state — professional, amateur and students — artists, as well as adult amateurs, were invited to join the Maine Lobster Festival in celebrating its 65th year by entering work in the festival’s Open Juried Art Show, sponsored by Camden National Bank. The show was housed in the bank’s Rockland branch and participating Main Street merchant windows.

On Aug. 3, awards were presented on the main stage by Connie Sawyer, bank branch manager; artists Janet Washburn and Lynn Lamb; and Su Johnson, festival art show and tent director. Students Janelle Fowlie and Rachel Johnson assisted in the stage area. Following are the winners as announced.

In the Professional category, first place went to Mary Dunn’s, “The Brass Kettle,” second place to Laura Waller’s “Camden Harbor,” third place to Philip Dawson’s “Waiting for Spring” and honorable mention to Pamela Wendell’s “End of the Day.”

The Amateur adult awards are divided up by media. In water medium, Rayetta Simmons’ “Small Maine Village” won first place. In oils, first place went to Bill Rouse’s “Green Door” and second to Kelsey Webber’s “Shirley’s Roses.” In mixed media, Steffany Tribou won first and second place for “Oldest Poster Tribute Medallion” and “Key Of Sea.” Photography entries were the highest number for the show. First and honorable mention went to Kay Gibson’s “Heritage Takes the Lead” and “Reflections From Victory Chimes.”  Second and third place were awarded to Tammy Davis’ “Raindrop Reflections” and “One Step At A Time.”

Student awards also were named. Lizzie Lombardo won first place for her untitled photomontage. Second place went to Rachel Johnson for her painting “Crashing Wave,” and third place went Alex Calamari, the 2012 Maine Sea Goddess, for her wood sculpture “Shark Attack.” Honorable mention was awarded to Sam Calamari for her watercolor painting “Shades of Purple.”

The Eddie Harriman Award, themed art work in the spirit of the Lobster theme, was awarded to Billy Anderson’s acrylic “‘Make It Fast”; and the Betty Kinney Award (Best Depiction of a Coastal Scene) went to Marjorie Austin’s oil painting “Let’s Go Clamming.”

Johnson expressed thanks to judges Jenilyn Johnson, Holly Smith and Janet Washburn; to volunteers Lynn Lamb, Sam Calamari and Lizzie Lombardo; to Lorain Francis of Rockland Main Street Inc; and the participating businesses — Huston-Tuttle, Door Yard Books, Reading Corner, Fiore Vinegars, Caravans, CutWater, The Store, Moran Insurance, The Embroidery Shop, L&H Burgers, Hall’s Antiques, Cape Air and Puffin’s Nest. Camden National Bank was awarded a plaque in recognition for its support of both space and awards for the 2012 Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show.

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