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2009 Common Ground Country Fair poster
2009 Fair poster by John Bunker.


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Kate Seaver's drawing of medicinal herbs, featured on this year's Common Ground Country Fair poster (and T-shirts, cotton bags and other goods), emits a bright and positive energy that reflects the artist, her farm and the healthful qualities of herbs.

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April Boucher, Common Ground Country Fair director, unveiled the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair poster at MOFGA’s annual meeting in January. This year’s winning design features medicinal herbs. The artist, Kate Seaver, is a MOFGA journeyperson and co-operator of Up-Beet Farm in Porter, a MOFGA certified organic market garden.

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Grace Keown of Dixmont, Maine, has won MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair poster contest with her “Oxen Team” design, to be featured on posters, T-shirts, cloth bags and other goods being sold at the 2013 Common Ground Country Fair. “This is the design that almost wasn't,” says Keown. “I was trying to capture the look of an oxen team at work, when they're watching their handler and seem to ask, ‘OK, now what?’ It finally came together after about a half-dozen preliminary sketches.

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Lyndsey Monroe MarstonLyndsey Monroe Marston is a wildlife biologist, but a very domestic situation led to her selection as the 2012 Common Ground Country Fair art contest winner. Marston says that she did not train formally as an artist but loved drawing and painting from the time she was a child. Later, at John Bapst High School in Bangor, she took every art class offered. She also loved wildlife, though, and decided to go in that direction rather than study art at the University of Maine.

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2012 CGCF PosterThe poster for the 2012 Common Ground Country Fair was unveiled at MOFGA's annual meeting during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. The 2012 poster features a vibrant bunch of garlic scapes drawn by Maine artist Lyndsey Marston.

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2010 Common Ground Country Fair PosterThe 2010 Common Ground Country Fair poster art contest winner is Holly Meade of Sedgwick, Maine. An accomplished printmaker, Meade is well known for her illustrations of children's books. Since illustrating her first book in 1992, almost 30 books have followed. A number of these have won awards, the two most notable being a Caldecott Honor for HUSH! A Thai Lullaby, written by Minfong Ho, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Creative Writing for John Willy and Freddy McGee.

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Months before the Common Ground Country Fair, John Bunker’s winning design for the 2009 Fair poster (and other products) is garnering delicious praise throughout Maine.

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2009 Fair PosterThe 2009 Common Ground Country Fair poster art contest winner is John Bunker of Palermo. Bunker's painting features a delicious array of 16 apples varieties, one from each of Maine's 16 counties.

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Grace KeownGrace Keown of Dixmont, Maine, has won MOFGA’s 2008 Common Ground Country Fair poster contest with her “Hay Barn” design. The clean, striking, colorful image depicts the traditional red barn (like the one at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center) and a hillside of round bales of hay.

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Christi HaddenQuestion: How did someone from Harrisburg come to enter the Common Ground Country Fair poster contest? Answer: I have been going to the Fair for the last few years and fell in love with it the first time I went.

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2006 Fair PosterWhen Kim Jacobs studied comparative religions in college, her undergraduate thesis discussed pilgrimages of various faiths. Subsequently, the idea that “we’re all in a pilgrimage in our own lives, on our own journeys… often comes out in my paintings.” Not surprisingly then, her winning design for the 2006 Common Ground Country Fair depicts a joyful parade of animals journeying through the Fair.

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Susan BalchA new flock of baby chicks, two beautiful hens (one of whom was at the Common Ground Country Fair) and a crowing rooster: This year’s winning design for the Common Ground poster, T-shirts, tote bags, cover of the Fairbook issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, and other products was Susan Balch’s second submission to the contest – and her second win.

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2004 Fair PosterMuch like growing a garden, perseverance pays off for artists who enter the Common Ground Country Fair poster contest. Genny Keller of Whitefield, Maine, started entering the contest in 1992, and her fifth try won!

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2003 Fair PosterSusan Kischitz’s background is as diverse as the tools on the poster she designed for the 2003 Common Ground Country Fair. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Susan is the product of a chemist-father who worked for Hooker Chemical Corp., and an old-fashioned Yankee home-maker mother with a unique sense of humor and a fierce pride in her four children.

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2002 Fair posterSusan Balch of Swanville had an idea in mind for the 2001 Common Ground Country Fair poster: She wanted to depict the Native American tradition of the three sisters – corn, squash and beans. However, "it just wouldn’t work," she says. "There was too much stuff." She decided she had to simplify the project – especially with the deadline looming to submit the design to MOFGA – and thus focused on corn.

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2001 CGCF PosterIf the three White Faced Romneys looking out from this year’s Common Ground Country Fair poster look endlessly curious and full of personality to you, that’s because they are … and because artist Joyce Dubay is well known for capturing personality in her paintings.

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1999 Fair PosterWinning the Common Ground Country Fair Poster Competition “was one of the goals of my life,” says Carol Tanner of Falmouth, who designed the garlic scene that will go on this year’s poster, tee-shirts, tote bags and other goods. Tanner is probably familiar to fairgoers as the owner of Mother’s Mountain Mustard, which, since 1983, has had a booth at the Fair.

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