BELFAST — “Summer Breeze,” a charming and evocative oil painting by Searsport artist Sandy Dolan, Belfast Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Artist of the Year, has been selected to be the event graphic for Belfast Rotary Club’s 2022 Harbor Fest.

In addition to appearing on Harbor Fest souvenir items, posters and fliers, Dolan’s painting will be auctioned during “Evening by the Bay,” the Friday, Aug. 19, event that kicks off this year’s three-day waterfront festival.

Dolan paints natural scenes, including Maine coastal and Katahdin subjects. The plein air artist says she “starts painting wherever she finds inspiration.” A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Dolan studied photography at Boston’s New England School of Art. She has also studied with nationally known landscape painters Stapleton Kearns and John Cosby.

Belfast Rotary Club launches its 15th annual Harbor Fest with Evening by the Bay, a fundraiser that will benefit the Waldo County Technical Center student fund. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at 15 Front St., the event includes live and silent auctions with Mayor Eric Sanders as auctioneer, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

Event sponsors are Nordic Aquafarms, Mathews Brothers and an anonymous donor. Tickets are available at for $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Auction items include other works by local artists and craftspeople, as well as gift certificates for goods and services from local businesses, a Belfast-to-Castine boat trip and dinner for up to four people, a Puffin Dinghy, winter boat storage and more.

Waldo County Technical Center’s student fund pays for specialized clothing and equipment its students need for their training and employment in automotive, welding, culinary and other skills.

This project is one of several that Rotary carries out year-round, providing more than $140,000 annually in scholarships, holiday gifts, food pantry support, special community needs and help for families in need.