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Student Art Contest set for Pavilion Sunday

Student Art Contest organizer Dinah Satterwhite, left, congratulates last year’s winner in the Best of Show category, Island Odyssey eighth-grader Kristan Franzen with her watercolor “Turtle on Black Sand.”  - Courtesy Photo
Student Art Contest organizer Dinah Satterwhite, left, congratulates last year’s winner in the Best of Show category, Island Odyssey eighth-grader Kristan Franzen with her watercolor “Turtle on Black Sand.”
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The  12th annual Student Art Contest, sponsored this year by the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District will be accepting submissions of art between 9:30 a.m. and noon Sunday, March 4 at the Pavilion, 403 Madison Ave.

The contest is open to all Bainbridge Island students and residents kindergarten through high school. The categories are based on the child’s grade, along with an open “RecycleArt” category where students can create art using locally recyclable materials and items that would have wound up in the garbage (exceptions are glue and tape).

Three winners will be selected for each age category and the RecycleArt category, plus up to two “Honorable Mention” pieces per category can be awarded at the judges’ discretion.  Each winner will receive an award certificate, and every entrant will receive a merit ribbon for participating. A single Best of Show winner will receive a special collection of prizes.

Two new sets of awards will be selected this year, separate from those mentioned above. First, the Metro Park & Recreation District will be awarding three “P&R” certificates, where the winners will receive a $50 voucher toward a Park & Recreation District class of their choice. Second, the Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo will select approximately 25 winners to participate in an exhibit of student art at its gallery in March.

Students can enter up to three pieces of artwork in their grade category, plus three pieces in the RecycleArt category.  There is a $3 entry fee per piece. The exhibit will be open from noon to 5 p.m. followed by the award ceremony.

For questions and official rules, go to www.biparks.org, or call contest manager Dinah Satterwhite at 842-0504 or email: bistudentart@earthlink.net.

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