Congrats to This Year’s Youth Art Award Winners!

Eilise O’Hartigan was awarded an honorable mention for her work with oil and acrylics.

The Bainbridge Island Youth Art Awards were presented on May 16 during the Bainbridge High School annual Arts Festival. The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour awarded cash prizes to four Bainbridge High School visual art students as part of its annual award.

First Place winner was Adam Broga for his scenic photography.

Olivia Memke won the grand prize for her outstanding 2-D work with graphite, acrylics, and oil. Adam Broga won first place for his scenic photography. Two honorable mentions were also awarded: Eilise O’Hartigan for her work with oil and acrylics and Ella James for her watercolor and digital images. Three judges, each a seasoned artist from Bainbridge and a Studio Tour Board member, decided the awards.

The award was open to Bainbridge students and residents who are High School juniors or seniors. This was the 10th year for the award, which is funded by last year’s Studio Tour artists who chose to donate a portion of their sales. Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite said she is 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, complete an application form and detailed Artist’s Statement.

Olivia Memke was this year’s Youth Art Awards Grand Prize winner. She was chosen for her outstanding 2-D work with graphite, acrylics, and oil.
Ella James was awarded an honorable mention for her watercolor and digital images.

As a precious reminder of what our young people think and the emotions they express through their art, Dinah shared a statement from Adam’s entry during the award ceremony. He wrote:

“The natural world serves as my primary inspiration. I’m deathly afraid of what our changing climate and ecological malpractice mean for the world. No matter how I approach it — ethically, emotionally, selfishly, or scientifically — the unspeakable crises that are coming at us terrify me. Each click of my shutter solidifies information about the way things are.”

Don’t miss the Summer Studio Tour, scheduled for Aug.9-11. For more information, contact Dinah at 206-842-0504 or visit www.bistudiotour.com.

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