Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Fair News – Spring 2010

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Art by Holly Meade Chosen for 2010 Poster

Art by Holly Meade Chosen for 2010 Common Ground Country Fair Poster

The 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. Other books illustrated by Meade include Cocoa Ice by Diana Applebaum, And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner, and Down on the Farm by David Elliot. In fact, Meade introduced us to the lively rooster featured in this year's poster from her body of work created while illustrating Down on the Farm.

Each year, MOFGA invites Maine residents and MOFGA members (regardless of residence) to submit a design for our Common Ground Country Fair poster. We are now accepting submissions for the 2011 Fair. The selected art will be featured on the 2011 Fair poster, Web site, T-shirt and promotional literature. The artist will be featured in this newspaper, along with a press release about the artist and the art. In addition, the winning artist will receive $1,000.

For complete guidelines, including technical specifications, eligibility requirements and timeline, please visit the Fair Art link on the Fair page at or contact the Fair office at or 207-568-4142.