Creating An Artful Bear For The Black Bear Film Festival

Milford, PA- Ann Marie Nitti, an accomplished fine artist who is one of 10 artists selected to create an Artful Bear for this year’s Black Bear Film Festival being held on October 20,21, and 22, shared the steps taken to create an Artful Bear.

Each artist submitted a sketch of how their finished bear would look, and a committee chose 10 from dozens of submissions.

“Creating an Artful Bear is the perfect complement to moving into this beautiful town of Milford”, said Ann Marie Nitti, Artful Bear Artist.

“This year we were looking for beautiful works of art, and because of all the beautiful renderings that came in it was very difficult to just pick 10”, said Robert John Keiber, Executive Director of The Black Bear Film Festival. “Ann Marie was one of the first stunning sketches that came in, and her bear looks almost exactly like her sketch.” (See the process of creation in photos below).

Cabela’s International Outfitters sponsored the Bears and supplied 10 target bears for the Artful Bear Picnic being held on August 12, on the Community House Lawn in Milford from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. There will be food, music, games, and of course Artful Bears.

For more information about the Black Bear Film Festival or Artful Bear Picnic, call 570-409-0909 or visit their website at

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