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St. John Valley Artists hold annual Christmas exhibit

MADAWASKA, Maine — The St. John Valley Artists kicked off the group’s 4th annual Christmas Harvest art exhibit Friday evening at the St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce office where the members showcased their winter works of art.

The group boasts amateur and professional artists from both sides of the border who “all enjoy painting,” according to member Gerald Fongemie.

The St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce office has been a central location for the artists to showcase their pieces.

“For some people, the chamber is the only place that they can show off their paintings,” Fongemie said.

Around 10 members of the St. John Valley Artists featured their artwork with some paintings for sale in time for the holidays.

Among the offerings as part of the exhibit is a wall dedicated to winter paintings that are $40 or less, according to Fongemie, who added, it is “just something different to bring Christmas cheer.”

Some paintings showcase winter wonderlands, while others depict Santa carrying gifts. There is even one painting that is a silhouette of the first Noel with the Star of St. David shining in the top corner.

The art will be showcased at the St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street until the end of January.

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