Sherry Beck took second place for her watercolor painting. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Sherry Beck took second place for her watercolor painting. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Helen Norris Open Art Show this month at Sidney Gallery

An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Sidney Art Gallery

PORT ORCHARD — The Helen Norris Open Art Show — the 49th annual event — is now on display through the end of May at the Sidney Arts Gallery and Museum in Port Orchard.

The gallery’s signature show of the year features art pieces from beginning to well-established artists. Christine Stansbery of the Sidney Art Gallery said the event this year is the largest to date with 125 entries overall. Six categories — acrylics/oils/watercolor, drawing, mixed media, mixed media 3-D and photography — will be on display at the art gallery, 202 Sidney Ave.

Stansbery said the annual show is intended to provide a venue for local artists to compete, exhibit and sell their artwork.

“The show is an outstanding and eclectic exhibit by both established and beginning artists and is intended to teach the beginning artists as well as the public what goes into creating, presenting and selling fine art,” she said.

“Participating artists were from as close as the gallery’s next door neighbor to as far away as Freeland, Ferndale and Ocean Shores.”

The show was judged May 1 by Anna Hoey, who has a master of arts degree in drawing and painting and a bachelor of arts degree in art education. She also holds vocational certification for commercial art and is the owner of a private art studio, where she produces fine art and commissioned works of art. Hoey will present her work at the judge’s show in June at the Sidney Art Gallery.

The artists’ reception is from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the art gallery.

First-place prize winners receive $50 and share the “Winner’s Circle” show in January 2020.

The winners are:

Judge’s Choice

“Rosco” – Shirley Sakatani Skifstad – Bremerton

Acrylics/oils

1st place – “Gifts” – Shirley Sakatani Skifstad – Bremerton

2nd place – “Tiger” – Alexandra Johnson – Port Orchard

3rd place – “Noyo Harbor Reflections” – Rene Foster – Port Orchard

Honorable Mention – “Standing Strong” – Lisa Nuket Miller – Port Orchard

Honorable Mention – “Garden in Wonderland” – Morgan Price – Bremerton

Watercolor

1st place – “The Cold” – Roy Lowry – Ocean Shores

2nd place – “Undersea Joy” – Sherry Beck – Port Orchard

3rd place – “Spring” – Anna Hower – Manchester

Honorable Mention – “Spirit of the Marsh” – Elissa Whittleton – Port Orchard

Drawing

1st place – “White Horse” – Jane Luedicke – Kingston

2nd place – “Red Truck” – George Hineman – Port Orchard

3rd place – “Kimba and Shiku” – Janette Stiles – Tacoma

Honorable Mention – “Wetland’s Gift” – Susan Giles – Port Orchard

Mixed Media

1st place – “Twang Junkies” – Tweed Meyer – Wauna

2nd place – “Around the Bend” – Jessica Ritter – Port Orchard

3rd place – “Stocks” – John Woodard – Vashon

Honorable Mention – “Be Free” – Barbara Mills – Bremerton

Honorable Mention – “A Flower for Your Lapel” – Lauren Quist – Port Orchard

Mixed Media 3-D

1st place – “Solange” – Karsten Boysen – Port Orchard

2nd place – “Port Orchard Wildlife No. 1” – Donna Vaquer – Port Orchard

3rd place – “Rabbits Three” – Linda Ricci – Bremerton

Honorable Mention – “Amethyst Reflection” – Maria Amburn – Port Orchard

Photography

1st place – “White Glow” – Penny Clayton – Freeland

2nd place – “Cascade RR” – J. Louis King – Manchester

3rd place – “GiGi at Sunset” – Windelena Lindsay – Port Orchard

Honorable Mention – “Garden Frog” – Jane Raudabaugh – Port Orchard

Honorable Mention – “Broadway Cotswolds” – John Shuster – Port Orchard

Honorable Mention – “Whirling Fantasy” – Deborah Shrimplin – Poulsbo

Honorable Mention – “Pikes Place Tulips” – Joann Hale – Port Orchard

For more information, visit www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call the Sidney Art Gallery at 360-876-3693.

The Sidney Museum and Arts Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1970, is dedicated to preserving local history and promoting art. SMAA established and maintains the Sidney Art Gallery and the Sidney Museum, a national and state historic site, and the Log Cabin Museum at 416 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard.

Rene Foster took third place for his oil acrylic creation. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Rene Foster took third place for his oil acrylic creation. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Winnifred Andrew won third place in the mixed media category for her glass art. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Winnifred Andrew won third place in the mixed media category for her glass art. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Deborah Shrimplin was an honorable mention winner for her photography. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

Deborah Shrimplin was an honorable mention winner for her photography. (Luella Hauenstein photo)

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