Acadia Winter Festival Poster Contest Winner Announced

The Schoodic Institute – Acadia Winter Festival committee is pleased to announce that Judy Taylor of Seal Cove, Maine has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Acadia Winter Festival poster contest.

The goal of the Acadia Winter Festival is to encourage adults, children and families to connect and explore the natural world in winter. Ms. Taylor’s oil painting entitled “The Skaters” is a delightful representation of this.

“The Skaters” ~ Oil by Judy Taylor

Taylorʼs work consists of figurative and narrative paintings, labor-focused work, landscapes and portraiture. Her scenes of workers and nature found on Mount Desert Island often incorporate island residents as models. Prior to coming to Maine Taylor lived in New York City, transferring there from Chicago to study figurative art. She was accepted into New York Academy of Art on full scholarship and received her Masters certificate in their pilot program. She went on to study painting at the National Academy of Design with Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sherr.

In 1996 she relocated to Maine and was an Artist-in- Residence at Acadia National Park. Since 2002 she has resided full time in Maine where she maintains her studio and teaches there and at workshops in Austin, New York, Italy and France. In 2007 she was awarded the commission to paint the History of Labor in Maine which took a full year to complete. Her work is in many public and private collections including: Johns Hopkins University, the United States Park System, Friends of Acadia, and the Jackson Laboratory.

Congratulations to Judy Taylor, and a special thank you to all participants for their time and support of Schoodic Institute.