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ValleyCAST Announces the Winners of the 7th Annual Art Palette Contest

For the seventh year, artists of all ages transformed an ordinary wooden palette into unique works of art as part of the Art Palette Contest organized by ValleyCAST in collaboration with the Artist Palette Fine Art Studio. This year, sixty-one local artists submitted palettes for consideration and visitors to the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery voted for their favorites. The finished palettes, including the winners displaying their ribbons, are still on view until April 26 in the Gallery, located at the Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville.

In the Youth category, Dafne Lotfy of Whitinsville, received first place, Ava Pelletier of Harrisburg, RI, second place and Sofia Smith of Northbridge, third place. Teen category winners included Brook Vaillancourt of Millbury, first place, Emma Bullock of Holden, second place and Drew Mahoney of Franklin, third place. Amy Kukta of Leominster took first place, Brandon Drake of Linwood, second place, and Bob Liberty of Uxbridge, third place in the Adult category.

 Amy Kukta

 Brook Vaillancourt


For more information about the contest or to see photos of the winning art palettes, please visit This event is sponsored by ValleyCAST, Jerry’s Artarama and Open Sky Community Services.

Photo ID: 2019 1st Place Winning Palettes by Dafne Lotfy, Brook Vaillancourt and Amy Kukta.