BI Studio Tour 2023 YOUTH ART AWARD WINNERS and BHS Spring Arts Festival – May 18, 2023 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Library on Thursday, May 18th
Master of Ceremonies Sean Eaton
Music Performed by BHS Jazz9
Refreshments provided by the BHS Culinary Class

Youth Art Award logo 2023The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Youth Art Award.

Cash prizes will be awarded to four Bainbridge High School visual art students, by the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour* as part of their annual Youth Art Award. The award was open to Bainbridge students and residents who are High School juniors and seniors. This was the 9th year for the award, which is funded by last year’s Studio Tour artists who (optionally) donated a portion of their sales. Dinah Satterwhite, Tour Manager and Rob Satterwhite, Board Vice-President are excited about the program that reaches out to support our young art community. Each student who entered was required to submit five photos of their work and complete an application form and detailed Artist’s Statement.

Calder Lange BI Studio Tour 2023 Youth Art Award Grand Prize WinnerThe Grand Prize will go to Calder Lange, a senior, for his very creative photography. One of his images that really caught the judges’ attention was a striking combination of photos stacked over each other to create a single image. Calder says, “the photo with the star trails is over 140 long exposure images from about an hour and a half of shooting that I stacked on top of one another in order to create the moving effect of the stars and the planes flying through the sky.”

BI Studio Tour 2023 Youth Art Award Honorable Mentions - Josephine Joslyn, MinWoo Cho, Eleanor FordThree honorable mentions will be awarded: Josephine Joslyn, a senior, for her digital art and complex pen-and-ink drawings with unique messages; MinWoo Cho, a senior, for his very imaginative pencil and micron pen drawings; and Eleanor Ford, a senior, for her acrylic and mixed media work. Eleanor shared: “I wanted to portray scenes in which decay was not bad or an ending, but instead a driving force of transformation.”

This years’ awards were decided by three judges, each a seasoned artist in the area and Studio Tour Board member. Dinah shared that “the numbers were very close when voting, and we were thrilled to see such beautiful art and such a variety of mediums. Two honorable mention winners tied for the award, out to the hundredth place in the judges scoring.”

Susan Wiersema, Lead Artist 

STUDENT CHOICE AWARDS – The Winslow Art Center
Martha Jordan, Owner & Executive Director
Susan Wiersema, Technical Support 

BIMA AWARDS – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Becky Johnston, Manager, Education and DEI Advancement Programs 

BAC AWARDS – Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Debra Ruzinsky, Executive Director
Karen Cornell, Outreach, Education and Exhibitions

National Art Honor Society Recognition
Ceramic Club Recognition
Photo Club Recognition
Scholastic Art Award – Washington State Region
Woods Advisory Awards
Merit Awards
6th District Congressional Art Competition
Professional Photographers Choice Awards

Youth Art Award cash prizes and merit certificates will be awarded along with the BHS awards presentation. A large display of art from a variety of mediums will be on display as well.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CONTRIBUTING STAFF: Mary Rowland, Art Teacher; Liz Ande, Ceramics & Sculpture Teacher; Paul Hyllested, Photography Teacher; Preston Michaels, Woods Teacher; Meloni Courtway, Culinary Teacher; Chris Thomas, Band Teacher, Lisa Pickens, Head Custodian; Kathy Ellison, Librarian; Sean Eaton, CTE Director; and Kristina Rodgers, Principal

*The Tour is currently preparing for the upcoming Summer Studio Tour, scheduled for August 11th through 13th. Details: For more information, contact Ms. Satterwhite at 206-842-0504.

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