2016 Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show Winners Announced
April 07, 2016
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The results of the 2016 Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show were announced this week. Eleven years ago, the Juried Art Show was created to educate and promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts.
This year’s art show will be on display through May 31st, 2016 at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. The U.S. Forest Service and the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (KVB) co-hosted the opening reception on April 1, 2016. The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau provided the refreshments and support throughout the evening.
There were 102 artists who submitted entries ranging from Anchorage, Port Protection, Craig, Skagway, Ward Cove and Ketchikan. There were 23 adult and 79 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:
Laura Kemp, “Kittiwake Cliff,” Acrylic, Species: Black-legged kittiwake
Judy Magnuson, “Tree Swallow and Mount Calder,” Watercolor, Species: Tree swallow
Phyllis Besaw, “Gotcha,” Mixed oil and acrylic, Species: Great blue heron
Diane Naab, “Plover,” Glass beads and acrylic, Species: American golden plover
Best of Show:
Emma Axelson, “Duck Duck Goose,” Colored pencil and graphite, Species: Mallard & Canada Goose
Benjamin Smith, “On the Hunt,” Colored pencil, Species: Red-breasted sapsucker
Oliva Meehan-Driscoll , “Sunset Bird,” Watercolor, Species: Rufous hummingbird
Kenzie Pahang , “Twin Sunset,” Watercolor, Species: Dark-eyed junco
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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