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Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest draws 229 entries
Best of Show goes to Katie Gustafson
Bainbridge Island celebrated a successful tribute to young people’s creativity during the 12th annual Student Art Contest at the Pavilion on Sunday, March 4. Bainbridge Island’s young residents and students ranging in age from kindergarten through High School competed for first, second and third, place awards in eight different categories. Dinah Satterwhite, the founder and manager of the Student Art Contest, reports that there were 229 entries this year, including a great selection of creative entries in the newest category: RecycleArt.
The coveted Best of Show award went to High School freshman Katie Gustafson, for her untitled horse pencil drawing. The judges really appreciated the attention to detail, and noticed the intricate and care that Katie put into the realism on her horse. She won a beautiful achievement certificate, and prizes from local businesses like an art class at Winslow Art Center.
The RecycleArt category prompted many creative designs, including the first place winner’s robot by Jackson Hemmat. Second place in this category went to Greg Millican, who made “fabric” out of woven soda can pop tops.
Each category had first place winners that received award certificates and gift certificates from local merchants, and second and third place winners received award certificates. Thirteen Honorable Mention certificates were also awarded. Plus every student who entered the contest received a special ribbon at the end of the Award Ceremony.
The Best of Show piece, first place pieces, and other select entries are on display at a special exhibit throughout March at the Verksted Gallery on Front Street in Poulsbo.
Here is the complete list of winners from all eight categories:
Category A, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2
1st place: Lucy King, “Vase of Flowers,” poster paint
2nd place: Sienna Marie Christensen, untitled, watercolor
3rd place: Aimee DeGall, “Morning Light,” watercolor
Honorable mention: Sylvie Roth, “Bluebird,” pastel
Honorable mention: Annabel Nemeth, “The Mountain Picture,” oil pastel
Category B, Grades 3 & 4
1st place: Sofie Coleman, “Penguin,” clay
2nd place: Ryan Slattery, “Snowy Place,” mixed media
3rd place: Veronica Conklin, untitled, paint on canvas
Honorable mention: Hayden Concepcion-Deyo, “Portrait,” colored pencil
Honorable mention: Kate Jarecke, “Native American Dog,” crayon
Category C, Grades 5 & 6
1st place: Dylan Cawman, “The Four Elements,” book
2nd place: Gabe Roth, “Flower Vase,” pastel
3rd place: Michaela Leung, “Green Glass,” glass
Honorable mention: Ashelyn Holm, “Dreidel,” colored pencil
Honorable mention: Jane Jones, “Cardinal,” drawing
Category D, Grades 7 & 8
1st place: Abigail Leung, “A Piece of Me,” photography
2nd place: Greg Millican, “Armor Vest,” chainmail
3rd place: Genevieve Moncada, “Drifting,” photography
Honorable mention: Matthew Derry, “Air, Earth, Water,” wood carving
Honorable mention: Zach DeWitt, “Illuminated Phoenix,” mixed media
Category E, High School, Two-dimensional
1st place: Chloe Sismour, “Boy with a Dime,” charcoal
2nd place: Natasha Forrler, “Contemplation,” charcoal
3rd place: Anna Teiche, “Pug,” charcoal & chalk pastel
Honorable mention: Natalie Ischer, “Cody,” scratch art
Category F, High School, Three-dimensional
1st place: Anna Teiche, “Appetite,” film photo with recycled parts
2nd place: Kate Dudley, “Serving Insanity,” clay
3rd place: Jacob Reiter, “Bela Flor,” copper & brass
Category G, High School: Photography
1st place: Rebecca Herman-Kerwin, “Going Nowhere Fast”
2nd place: Bea Sheffer, “Dance”
3rd place: Antonia Stoyanovich, “Melee”
Honorable mention: Heidi Franz, “Why Hello There!”
Honorable mention: Isabelle Ranson, “Snake Eye”
1st place: Jackson Hemmat, “Robo-ot”
2nd place: Greg Millican, “Metal Fabric”
3rd place: Hanna Harris, “The Rain Forest”
Honorable mention: Gabi Annika Frank, “Stevie the Snapping Turtle”
Honorable mention: Gracie Smith, “Cat, Mouse & Bird”
Best of Show
Katie Gustafson, untitled, pencil
A complete list of winners can be found on the Metro Park & Recreation District website: www.biparks.org.
Next year’s contest will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Bainbridge Island students and residents aged Kindergarten through high school can submit entries according to the official rules, which will be posted early next year.
For more information or to volunteer please contact Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504. To contact the Park & Rec office, please call Sue Hylen at 206-842-2306, x116. Details and photos are posted on the website: www.biparks.org.