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Monday, September 22nd, 2008
2009 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist - Lisa Baer
Lisa Baer is known not only for her vibrant contemporary style, but also her direct connection to the very beginnings of the Rockport Art Association. Baer is the niece of the legendary Estelle Stair, who housed the Art Center when it had no building, and assumed the Art Center's debt when it had no money. Stair's pioneering contributions to the Rockport Art Community will never be forgotten -  and will continue to remind us of how far the Art Association has come.

Baer and her fiance John Paul have been working to preserve and restore the historic Estelle Stair Gallery building, not only for the Rockport Heritage District, but also to help maintain its symbolic place in the history of the Rockport Art Community. Baer continues to work for the legacy her Aunt began, not only by her efforts to save the Estelle Stair Gallery, but also with her unique and evocative artworks that define her as an artist.

Next year the Art Association will celebrate 40 years of Art Festivals. We celebrate the 40 years that have brought us this far, and will toast to 40 more! Stay tuned for more information on our 40th Anniversary at the Art Center, and congratulations Lisa!