CHOCORUA — Marcia C. Abbott “Crayons Matter” Scholarship given to non-profits and businesses that support and promote the Arts was awarded to Chocorua Art Works Gallery and the Tamworth History Center in Tamworth.

Marcia C. Abbott was a valued member of The Preserve team and worked closely with Mary Phelps during Stroke of Art, a Plein Air Festival in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Abbott was instrumental, along with the help of Phelps, The Tamworth Visitors Council, Tamworth Economic Development Commission and community members in creating Wet Paint Tamworth, Tamworth’s own version of this unique arts festival, three years ago.

The members of Chocorua Art Works are honored to receive this scholarship and will be announcing a program that will amplify Abbott’s legacy.

For more information about the Wet Paint Plein Air painting week at The Preserve, go to and

Art Works Gallery is open seven days a week during July and August from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the year. For more information, go to or call (603) 323-8041.

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