Jane Krause was the first-place winner in the Mixed Media category with her creation “Jellyfish Party” (upper left corner). (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Jane Krause was the first-place winner in the Mixed Media category with her creation “Jellyfish Party” (upper left corner). (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Helen Norris Open Art Show

The winners of the 50th annual art competition are …

PORT ORCHARD — Weather permitting, the Sidney Art Gallery will host a reception for the winners of the 50th annual Helen Norris Open Art Show on Saturday, June 19, from 1-4 p.m., at 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard.

Last month, Juan Rodriquez served as the judge for the artist competition. The art show will be on display at Sidney Art Gallery through June 30.

Here are the winning entries of the Helen Norris Open Art Show:


Christine Hella Cott Thompson – 1st place – Snow Day

Shelly Wilkerson – 2nd place and Judge’s Choice Award – Semblance

William Walcott – 3rd place – It’s All Done with Ropes and Pulleys

Shirley Sakatani – Honorable Mention – Faithful

Roy Carr – Honorable Mention – Great Horned Owl

Christine Hella Cott Thompson – Honorable Mention – Arietta

Rose Guastella – Honorable Mention – Echoes

3d Mixed Media

David Lewis – 1st place – The Weight

Victoria Tierney – 2nd place – Summer Blossoms Kimono – fabric, ribbon, scarf, thread

J. Louis King – 3rd place – Boat Rudder Bench – made from the rudder of a boat built by Suldan Boat Works in Port Orchard

Dan Spence – Honorable Mention – Red Crab – fused glass & mechanical parts

Kim Spence – Honorable Mention – Colossal Squid – driftwood acrylic sculpture


Annette Kensmoe – 1st place – Morning Wonder

Rebecca Schmuck – 2nd place – Passages

Rene Foster – 3rd place – Country Road

Rachel Brown – Honorable Mention – Ancient Tree

Jane Krause – Honorable Mention – Potted Hydrangea


Deborah Shrimplin – 1st place – Enter

Russell Hauenstein – 2nd place – Flip It Like This

E. Aaron Schosso – 3rd place – Glory in Sunrise – Old Faithful erupting as the sun rises and shines through the Lady in Black

Penny Clayton – Honorable Mention – Bridal Day

Kaylee Sleight – Honorable Mention – Springtime Bloom

J. Louis King – Honorable Mention – Foss River Bridge


William Walcott – 1st place – Alone – colored pencil

Janette Stiles – 2nd place – Call Her Echo – pastel on Sanded paper

Shelly Wilkerson – 3rd place – Hybrid Protean Talent – ink

Elissa Whittleton – Honorable Mention – Elder Supervision – brown tinted charcoal

Mixed Media

Jane Krause – 1st place – Jellyfish Party – alcohol inks on Yupo paper

Sherry Beck – 2nd place – Poppies – alcohol inks on Yupo paper

Victoria Tierney – 3rd place – Tea with Peonies – photography, fabric, stitching & tea bags

Roy Lowry – Honorable Mention – First Flight – watercolor/white acrylic

Dawnell Vaughn – Honorable Mention – When in Rome – acrylic, 02 tubing, decoupage, embellishment

Elissa Whittleton – Honorable Mention – Arrival of Spring – watercolor/pastel

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