‘Seven’ mixed media piece wins Judge’s Choice in Helen Norris Art Show

51st Helen Norris open art competition at Sidney Art Gallery

PORT ORCHARD — Award winners have been announced for this year’s 51st annual Helen Norris Open Art Show at the Sidney Art Gallery in Port Orchard.

J. Louis King was the judge for this year’s art show competition.

Ben Butcher won the Judge’s Choice with his mixed media piece called “Seven.”

Here are the award winners, announced on May 9 by the art gallery:

Judge’s Choice

Ben Butcher, “Seven,” Mixed Media

3D Mixed Media

1st: Barbara Bourscheidt, “Fern Platter”

2nd: Dan Spence, “Dragonfly,” fused glass and mechanical parts


1st: Shirley Sakatani, “Honey”

2nd: Dianne Gardner, “Fields of Peace”

3rd: William Walcott, “A New Beginning”

Honorable Mention: Dianne Gardner, “Making Waves”; Rose Guastella, “Summer Dahlia”; and Anne Peters, “Snarling Tiger”


1st: Sherry Beck, “Dragonfly Garden”

2nd: Elissa Whittleton, “SKOK Valley High Water”

3rd: Anna Hower, “Unnamed Path”

Honorable Mention: Anna Hower, “Shades of Monet”; Jane Krause, “Rufous Hummingbird”


1st: Glen Wilkerson, “Northhead Lighthouse”

2nd: Nick Whittleton, “Sunset Rays”

3rd: Glen Wilkerson, “Power of the Ocean”

Honorable Mention: Nick Whittleton, “Winter Vista”


1st: Elissa Whittleton, “Phoenix Raising,” colored pencil

2nd: Mike Steffensrud, “City,” colored pencil

3rd: William Walcott, “Reflections IV,” colored pencil

Honorable Mention: Janette Stiles, “MacGuffin, Tirol Stone Sheep,” colored pencil

Mixed Media

1st: Ben Butcher, “Seven”

2nd: Maria Amburn, “Flames,” paper, paint

3rd: Victoria Tierney, “Corona Eclipse,” fabric, thread, paper, words

Honorable Mention: Davis Lewis, “Days Catch,” plaster, paint, fabric

Glen Wilkerson’s photography entry, “Northhead Lighthouse,” won first place.

Glen Wilkerson’s photography entry, “Northhead Lighthouse,” won first place.