Caroline County Artist Wins Sea Gull Century Art Contest
SALISBURY, MD---A painting by Caroline County artist Lisa Martin has been selected as the winner of Salisbury University’s 2014 Sea Gull Century Art Contest.
The work features a cyclist’s dark silhouette and a lone seagull, backed by marshy Eastern Shore scenery and a colorful evening sky. It is showcased on T-shirts and promotional materials for this year’s bike ride across the Lower Eastern Shore on Saturday, September 27. Over 6,000 cyclists are expected.
“The selection of a Sea Gull Century print was a revered tradition for over a decade,” said Amy Waters, ride coordinator. “The Sea Gull Century committee selected this painting for its non-specific representation of our riders and the beautiful landscape.”
The daughter of two Talbot County teachers, Martin taught elementary, middle and high school art in Caroline County Public Schools for more than two decades. She studied art education at Frostburg State College and earned her M.Ed. from SU.
Martin’s original acrylic painting will hang on SU’s campus. Merchandise featuring the design will be available in Maggs Gym during the weekend of the ride or online at www.seagullcenturystore.com.
For more information about the contest, contact Alanna McCoy at 410-548-2775 or visit the Sea Gull Century website at www.seagullcentury.org.