Results for the 2015 Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show
April 17, 2015
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ten years ago, the Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show was created to educate and promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts.
Adult Category - Best of Show Winner: Courtenay Clifford, “Spring Serenade,” Watercolor, Species: Varied Thrush
Photograph courtesy SE Alaska Discovery Center
This year’s art show will be on display through May 31st, 2015 at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan. The US Forest Service and the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (KVB) co-hosted the opening reception on April 3, 2015. The KVB provided the refreshments and support throughout the evening.
Forty-two (42) Alaskan artists submitted 51 entries from Homer, Auke Bay, Ward Cove, Port Protection, Skagway and Ketchikan. There were 18 adult and 33 juvenile art submissions for the annual show celebrating the return of the migratory birds to Alaska.
The show is judged through a blind judging process. The winners are:
Best of Show: Courtenay Clifford, “Spring Serenade,” Watercolor, Species: Varied Thrush (Photo - click here)
First Place: Jno Didrikson, “Summer Guest,” Alder, Species: Rufous Hummingbird (Photo - click here)
Honorable Mention: Judy Magnuson, “Swallow with Salmonberries,” Watercolor, Species: Barn Swallow (Photo - click here)
People’s Choice: Candace Jennings, “The Survivors of Deep Bay,” Watercolor, Species: Common Merganser (Photo - click here)
Best of Show: Joey Dorgan, “The Wizard,” Pencil and Graphite, Species: Merlin (Photo - click here)
First Place: Joey Dorgan, “A Sea Gull’s view,” Acrylic, Species: Glaucous-winged Gull (Photo - click here)
Honorable Mention: Katie Dorgan, “Singing His Heart Out,” Colored Pencil, Species: Yellow Warbler (Photo - click here)
People’s Choice: Benjamin Smith, “Just another Day,” Colored Pencil, Species: Wood Duck (Not on Spring Migratory Bird List) (Photo - click here)
All 51 entries of this year’s art show will be on display through May 31st, 2015, at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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