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2018 Festival dates are May 25, 26 & 27

The Festival of the Arts is a celebration of regional and community creativity, diversity, and art across the South Shore that has been a highlight of Memorial Day Weekend since 1977. Even though this will be the 41st annual Festival, each year features different art and artists, entertainment, food, and special activities that appeal to all ages.  

Located on Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills, the Festival offers art and photography exhibits, a fair and street party, and a marketplace for artists and artisans. There are juried awards and prizes for artists and the opportunity for visitors to see (and buy) the best work of the area’s painters, photographers, and artisans. Featured and juried art will include paintings, drawings, photographs, and multi-media sculptures, as well as wood carvings, textiles, and almost any form of the visual arts you can imagine.  

Two blocks of Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills will be blocked to traffic, so people will be browsing among several indoor exhibit locations for juried hanging art and outdoor tents where artists and artisans will demonstrate, display, and sell their work. Several of our best artists will be doing painting demonstrations out on the sidewalks, and musical entertainment will be featured across the street from our G.A.R. Hall. Creativity will be everywhere, including kids doing chalk drawings on the pavement.


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2018 Jurors Art & Sculpture


Jeri Greenberg – Juror of Selection

After many years as a fashion designer and illustrator, and then working in advertising, Jeri chose to devote herself full-time to painting and teaching classes and pastel still-life workshops. She has been juried into many art show such as the International Association of Pastel Societies Shows (IAPS) and the Enduring Brilliance Annual Juried PSA Show. Her affiliations include Signature Membership of thePastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of New Jersey, and the Pastel Painter Society of Cape Cod. Additional affiliations include the Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, The Degas Pastel Society, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Member

of Distinction - American Women Artists (AWA), American Artist Professional League (AAPL), andMember of the Salmagundi Club in New York.


Anne F Harney – Juror of Selection

Anne Harney is a Boston based painter. She received her BFA with honors in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011. Awards include the George Nick Award,Marcia Lloyd Award, Book Award, VSC Artist Grant 2016, and Vermont Studio Center Residencyin 2016. National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), SOWA Artist Guild, United South EndArtist (USEA), and Boston Artist Certification (BRA).


Deborah Quinn Munson – Juror of Selection

Evoking memories, the paintings of Deborah Quinn-Munson bring us to serene and restful places with distant horizons and peaceful surroundings. Loving bold color and energetic brush strokes, Quinn-Munson explores the contrast between nature’s strength and its more gentle side. “Capturing a scene’s quiet beauty disturbed only by a breeze or a few clouds contrasts with the spirited making of a painting.” Quinn-Munson earned master level designation in the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is also a member of the Salmagundi Club, the Copley Society of Art, Oil Painters of America and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. After attending De Cordova Museum School, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University, and attended Lyme Academy of Art.


Rosalie Nadeau – Judge of Awards

An inspiring instructor in both pastel and oil, she teaches workshops letting light be the subject both on location as well as in the studio. Rosalie participates in master workshops as ongoing study. She has attended Plein Air Painters of America symposiums where she painted with several nationally renownedartists. She has studied the figure in the environment with Kim English, Margaret Dyer, and Sally Strand. Rosalie earned her BFA in painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1970 where she majored in figure painting. Nadeau earned prestigious signature memberships in the Pastel Society of America,the Connecticut Pastel Society, Maryland Pastel Society and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. She is an original exhibiting member of “21 in Truro” and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Her vibrant paintings illustrate internationally distributed art books: Claire Waite Brown’s The Pastel Artist’s Bible, Lois Griffel’s Painting the Impressionist Landscape, Hazel Harrison’s Pastel School. Hazel Harrison chose Rosalie’s painting, "Thursday’s Lilies" for the cover of her Painting Shapes and Edges. She has

appeared in numerous regional and local magazine publications and in feature articles in American Artist, Cape Cod Life, and in an extensive feature article in The Pastel Journal. Her work appears in corporate collections: F. Schumacher in New York, Hale and Dorr, Liberty Mutual International, and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. The Cahoon Museum and the Cape Cod Museum of Art selected her paintings for their permanent collections. Currently Nadeau exhibits on the Cape at Trees Place Gallery of Orleans and at Left Bank Gallery of Wellfleet, and off Cape at Beauregard Fine Art in Rumson, NJ. Nadeau’s paintings are collected privately nationwide and abroad.


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