Second Place - "Artoberfest" - 2020 - Salem Arts Association
"To me, this is the spirit of modern Salem, symbolic of the rising generation of witches, magical practitioners and current denizens - not just in the October season, but all year round. Salem in October is a sight to behold, but you don't get a full picture of this city without experiencing all of her seasons, especially when most of the tourists have gone home. Once all of the special effects and spooky trappings get removed, there is still beauty to be found. Bones remind us of where we have come from while blossoms speak of the promise of the future - the warmth and balance of this painting evokes these sensations perfectly."
- Laura Tempest Zakroff, artist, author, dancer