South Kitsap Artists Assn. name juried exhibition winners

Juried exhibition runs through October at Sidney Art Gallery

PORT ORCHARD — The South Kitsap Artists Association’s annual juried exhibition, which runs through October at the Sidney Art Gallery, announced the winning entries and their artists on Sept. 12.

The entries were judged by artist Juan Rodriquez and were presented to the winners at an artists’ reception at the gallery in Port Orchard.

Thompson’s 24×24 “Silhouette” in the 2d mixed media category was judged Best of Show.

In the oil/acrylic category, Anne Peters used acrylic for his entry “Siberian Tiger.” Rose Guastella took second and third place with her oil-based entries “Spectre” and “Wallflowers.” Roy Carr’s oil entry “Blood Moon” was given an honorable mention.

In the 2d mixed media category, Christine Hella Cott Thompson placed first with her 24×24 entry “Cradle of Life.” Elissa Whittleton was a second-place winner with “Sierra Time Traveller.” Victoria Tierney’s fabric and acrylic entry “Quilt Dreaming” took third.

Rene Foster’s 26×21 watercolor “Back Bay” placed first. Taking second was “Whispers of Fall,” a 12×15 watercolor painted by Sherry Beck. Third place was awarded to Whittleton for her painting “Reflections.” Penny Percenti’s “Boat House” was awarded an honorable mention award.

In the photography category, Nick Whittleton’s entry “Just Blue” earned first place. Cynthia Schaum’s “Love Birds” took second, and her entry “Catchin’ a Ride” won third.

And in the drawing category, Whittleton took first with “Sierra Timeless.” Beck was second with “Sunset.”

Other entries included work in acrylic by Pamala Gifford and Crystal LaDue; oil by Amanda Campbell; oil and watercolor by Charles Dick; and watercolor by Irene Bergsagel.

The Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard, is open by appointment or on days when volunteers are available to staff the space. Call the gallery at 360-876-3693 for updated open days and hours.