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2003 Blueberry Arts Festival Contest Winners


August 04, 2003
Monday - 1:30 pm

Juried Art Show at the Mainstay Gallery
Sponsored by the Arts Council

There were 69 entries from 43 artists.

1st place: Home Port by Marilyn Lee. (watercolor)
2nd place: Taking Five by Bill Stewart (charcoal)
3rd place: Maguey on My Mind, by Kathy Rousso (fiber art)
Honorable mention: Spruce Root Bottle Collection, by Opal L. (Helgesen) Olsen (spruce root weaving)
Honorable mention: Creek Street Evening, by Sandy Powers (oil on canvas)
People's Choice: Ward Lake Cycle: Reflection, by Mary Ida Henrikson (oil on canvas)

Best Blueberry Dish Contest
Sponsored by the Arts Council

There were 16 entries.

Grand Champion: Veryberryblue Cheesecake by Melody McAllister.
2nd place, & Blueberriest Dish: Native Blueberry and Gooseberry French Tart, by Faith Duncan.
3rd place & Best Presentation: Blueberry Cream Lava Lamp by Diane Palmer and the Spotted Sisters.
Honorable mention: Blueberry Bites by MJ Turek.
Honorable mention: Layered Blueberry Cream Pie by Jean Bartos


Spelling Bee
Sponsored by Community Connections

1st place (17 and under): Tom McCarty. Winning word: luscious
1st place (adult): Suzi Carr. Winning word: spontaneous


Trivia Contest
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

1st place, youth: Mari Freitag.
1st place, adult: Mary Guss


Great Blueberry Debate
Sponsored by Toastmasters

Winning Team: Tom McCarty and Alex Ortiz.


The Slug Race
Sponsored by the AK Department of Fish & Game

First Place: trained by Laura Dietrich
Second Place: trained by Alex Blasczyk
Third Place: trained by Paige Vermillion

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The Big Slug Contest
Sponsored by the AK Department of Fish & Game

First Place: Monstrosity sponsored by Jens Christianson
Second Place: Squidward sponsored by Bill Johnson
Third Place: Crazy Eyes sponsored by Megan Johnson


Pie Eating Contest
Sponsored by WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge and Tatsuda's IGA

1st place, 6&7 year-olds: Craig DeBoer
1st place, 8-10 year-olds: Dylan Christianson
1st place, 11-12 year-olds: Brian Pearce
1st place, 13-18 year-olds: Laughton Elliott-DeAngelis
1st place, adults: Taylor Jones

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The Great Blueberry Race
A fundraiser for the Ketchikan Youth Court

1st place ($1000): Jim Meiresonne
2nd place ($300): Gwenna Richardson
3rd place ($150): J. Ludwigsen

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Battle of the Bands
Sponsored by the Arts Council

Best band: Southeast Blues Co.
Best solo performer: Bernadette Johnson
Best original song about blueberries: written and performed by Jack Redelfs


12th Annual Richard Brautigan and Dick Whittaker Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam and Humpie Haikus Contest
Sponsored by Soho Coho Gallery, Parnassus Bookstore, & the Ketchikan Coffee Company

1st place: Erin Hollowell
2nd place: Steve Palmer
3rd place: Kara Varberg


Source of Information:

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council


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