Scituate Arts Association Announces
The People's Choice Award 2021
Paul Morgan
"Scituate Light"
Mogan, People's Choice, Scituate - Plein Air Sketch, June '21, Scituate Light.JPG
          The “People’s Choice Award” winner  for this year’s SAA’s Arts Alive! Weekend “Wet Paint Show” was announced on Sunday, July 11th. Congratulations go to Paul Mogan for his work “Scituate Light.” His entry was selected as the winner of that show by popular vote.   As any plein air artist has experienced, the constant change of light, wind, and other objects in one’s subject demands rapid capture of those elements. Paul’s comment on his work was done as “an exaggerated distant view from the yacht club.  The center of interest is the lone stylized sailboat selected from dozens actually moored in the area.  Thankfully, it was high tide, if done at low tide the view is small boats resting on rocky mudflats.”
          Paul has been an active member of the Front Street Gallery for over a decade and is also part of Plymouth Art Center.  Paul states that “Paint what you like” was the best bit of advice he got when first working in watercolor fine art.  His lifelong affinity for anything maritime and in particular the New England Coastal scene is a common thread in his work today.  Paul has participated in workshops with Thomas Schaller, Joseph Zbukvic, Andy Evansen and several local experts, most notably Andrew Kusmin guide and continue to influence his work.  He is dedicated to lifelong learning and self-improvement as an active member of  painting groups and workshops.  Paul has garnered several awards and been juried into many shows including The New England Watercolor Society Regional & National Open Shows.  His work has been collected by both individuals and corporations.
          Once again the weather played its important role in this event. Saturday morning was cloudy and most artists didn’t turn out until the afternoon.  Paintings were done of Lucky Finn, the Driftway and boats in the harbor.
If you are interested in joining the SAA, please pick up membership information at the SAA’s Front Street Gallery  (781-545-6150),  visit our website at or contact SAA President Janet Cornacchio at  Our membership includes professional and amateur artists as well as those who are interested in and support the arts.  Help us keep “Arts Alive!” in Scituate and throughout the South Shore.
Our Plein Air Event was once again sponsored by Scituate’s Harbour Insurance Agency and our Arts Alive Weekend by Image Resolutions.  Please remember to thank them.
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