Artist’s Profile - June Verdin Holwell
June has been back “home” in the New Orleans area (Marrero, LA) since 2009. While away (first New York City; then Boston), the northern winters were sooo long, and since June has been retired for 11 years, with her husband still working, she’s had to fill her days with all the fun things she loves. And, the fun things are many, including gardening, photography, quilting and painting. Everything is art to June!
June was President and a Board Member of the Medford Arts Center, Inc. and Chaired the local cultural council, the Medford Arts Council, in Medford, Massachusetts in 2008-2009, when she resigned to move back “home”. In 2009, June was honored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with a Leadership Circle Award (one of only four awarded) for her volunteer work and her promotion of the arts for both of these organizations. June was also presented with Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ State Senate and House of Representative Citations for her strong advocacy for the arts in Massachusetts. June was also a Board Member of the West Bank Art Guild in Westwego, LA. in 2011 and 2012. Now as Editor of the West Bank Art Guild's newsletter, "Artline", June’s days are more filled than ever. However, she still finds time to paint favorite subjects: real life scenes, flowers from my garden and New Orleans and Louisiana themes. June continues to take classes whenever possible; saying “each artist has something to teach and I have lots to learn”.