Rep. Josh Cutler's 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. The competition is open to all high school-aged students in Pembroke, Duxbury and Hanson. The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, Oct. 25. Current judges include:

Brian_LiesBrian Lies, artist and 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, Lies lives in Duxbury with his wife, daughter and two cats.


Lance_KeimigLance 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, Keimig 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_BullockDana Bullock, art educator and visual artist. Dana Bullock is an art teacher at Pembroke High School where she designed and implemented the digital art program. Bullock also works as a freelance artist, graphic designer and il- lustrator 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. 


Dan_VasconcellosDan Vasconcellos, illustrator and designer. Dan Vasconellos 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-kleinJen Klein, photographer. Jen Klein is a Duxbury author and photographer who specializes in hand printed lithographs of South Shore landmarks. Klein is a founding member of the Duxbury Art Boosters, which exists to promote and support visual arts in the Duxbury Public Schools.



Sandy_SweetserSandy Sweetser, water- color artist. Sandy Sweetser is a long-time South Shore resident and operator of Sweetsers Antiques, Art and Garden. Her bright and upbeat watercolor paintings and greeting cards highlight local historical build- ings, beaches and businesses.


388064_230328797031473_985376693_nSylvia 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.

For details please visit or contact Michael Messinger in Rep. Cutler’s State House office at 617-722-2014 or Michael. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .