Liberty Graphics News
22nd Annual Art and our Natural Environment Art Scholarship

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Liberty Graphics T-shirts has announced the winner of their 22nd Annual art contest titled "Art and our Natural Environment". This $1,000 Scholarship Art Contest is open to all Maine high school seniors. Sophie Herdrich of Falmouth, Maine was the winner this year, submitting a stunning acrylic painting featuring Atlantic Puffins.

Sophie and her multi-talented family moved to Maine in 2011. She has been creating art her whole life, and is already successfully creating and marketing her murals and photography. Her other passions include exploring Peaks Island, singing, surfing, building collage postcards that become large story-telling paintings, portraits in a variety of art styles, and painting watercolors of beautiful Maine scenes. Next fall, Sophie will attend the STAMPS School of Art and Design at The University of Michigan, studying art, marketing, and business. Travel, networking with other creatives, and adventures will undoubtedly inform her future work and transform her as well, continuing to echo her love of the beauty of Maine.

Liberty Graphics wishes her much success and hopes this $1,000 check will help support her many continuing artistic endeavors.


Liberty Graphics offers this scholarship annually to encourage Maine students to continue in their artistic endeavors. The contest is open to all high school seniors who are residents of Maine.  The scholarship is worth $1,000.  Artwork should reflect on our natural environment and be original works in traditional two-dimensional media; photography, sculpture, and computer-generated works cannot be considered. 

An application can be obtained from your guidance counselor, art teacher, or printed here: Liberty Graphics Art Scholarship



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A close-up view of a beautiful Maine salmon, done in color pencil, by Elena Laustsen from Camden Hills Regional High School, earned the $1,000 prize. 


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Jessica Chen won the previous year's $1,000 prize.

 
Help Liberty Graphics Address Light Pollution

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Liberty Graphics is concerned about light pollution. $1 from the sale of each of our "Enlightened Planet" shirts goes to The International Dark-Sky Association.

"Once a source of wonder--and one half of the entire planet’s natural  environment—the star-filled nights of just a few years ago are vanishing in a yellow haze. Human-produced light pollution not only mars our view of the stars; poor lighting threatens astronomy, disrupts ecosystems, affects human circadian rhythms, and wastes energy to the tune of $2.2 billion per year in the U.S. alone." -from the International Dark-Sky Assoc. website

 
Liberty Graphics Welcomes a New Artist

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Liberty Graphics is proud to be collaborating with ornithologist, author, and illustrator David Allen Sibley.
The Sibley Field Guides are the best selling, most widely recognized books of their type today.

Click here to see our complete Sibley t-shirt collection.