Rep. Cutler’s Sixth Plymouth District Student Art Competition will be judged by a highly distinguished panel of South Shore artists whose expertise includes all major visual arts and spans several decades. Current judges include:
Brian Lies, Artist & Illustrator
Brian Lies is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of “Bats at the Beach”,
“Bats at the Library,” and “Bats at the Ball Game”. He has also been the author and/or illustrator of more than two dozen other books. A graduate of Brown University, Brian lives in Duxbury with his wife, daughter and two cats.
Lance Keimig, Photographer
Lance Keimig is one of the leading night photographers in the country, having taught at New England School of Photography and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as serving as curator at Harvard University’s Three Columns Gallery. Based in his Pembroke studio, Lance works with digital cameras and technology on a daily basis, but prefer working with film and gelatin silver paper in the traditional darkroom for most of his personal work.
Dana Bullock, Art Educator & Visual Artist
Dana Bullock is an art teacher at Pembroke High School where she designed and implemented the digital art program. Dana also works as a freelance artist, graphic designer and illustrator through her freelance company Dana Marie Designs. Her passion and focus is in creating custom illustrations, especially custom pet illustrations. She loves being able to show the true personality of customers furry friends. When Dana does have spare time she loves to work in watercolors, as well as creating illustrations of her dog and horse.
Dan Vasconcellos, Illustrator & Designer
Dan Vasconcellos is a Pembroke-based professional illustrator and visual humorist whose whimsical caricatures, delightful drawings and humorous illustrations have been entertaining readers in major print and web publications including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal and Outdoor Life magazine for more than 25 years.
Jen Klein, Photographer
Jen Klein is a Duxbury author and photographer who specializes in hand printed lithographs of South Shore landmarks. Jen is a founding member of the Duxbury Art Boosters, which exists to promote and support visual arts in the Duxbury Public Schools.
Sandy Sweetser, Watercolor Artist
Sandy Sweeter is a long-time South Shore resident and operator of Sweetsers Antiques, Art and Garden. Her bright & upbeat watercolor paintings and greeting cards highlight local historical buildings, beaches and businesses.
Sylvia Corwin, Art Educator
During her distinguished 35-year career as a high school art teacher and as New York University Supervisor of Art Student Teachers, Sylvia Corwin earned honors from National Art Education Association, The Bronx Museum of Art and the American Federation of Art. Sylvia is a tireless advocate for exemplary art and craft education and now resides at the Village at Duxbury.