Peninsula College names art competition winners

“My Tri-Cities Boy” by Rae Douglas won best in show.

“My Tri-Cities Boy” by Rae Douglas won best in show.

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s Art and Multimedia departments have announced the winners of the Olympic Peninsula High School Student Art Exhibition.

The juried competition was open to high school students living on the Olympic Peninsula who make 2D or 3D art.

The exhibit of the 93 entries, originally scheduled for April in the PUB Gallery of Art, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We wanted to find a way to move forward during the pandemic and acknowledge the artistic accomplishments of high school art programs and their students,” PC Art Professor Michael Paul Miller said. “During this time of social distancing the arts can play a big role in bringing beauty, comfort and inspiration to others.”

Award recipients include:

Best of Show: Rae Douglas, Sequim High School, “My Tri-Cities Boy,” Prismacolors

2-D art: first place, Celeste Tucker, Port Angeles High School, “Untitled,” mixed media; second place, Braun Conner, Port Angeles High School, “Self Portrait,” graphite on paper; third place, Sophia Orth, Port Angeles High School, “Digital Illustration,” Adobe Photoshop.

3-D art: first place, Nicole Leann Fearn, Sequim High School, “3D Clay Hand Sculpture,” clay and beads; second place, Tara Mallory, Sequim High School, “Skull Candle,” clay, wax, beads and acrylic; third place, Amarya Sump, Sequim High School, “Zombie Foot,” clay.

Honorable mention: Cyzer Blue, Port Townsend High School, “Thoroughfare of Innocence,” 3-D collage and India inks on linen paper base; Hannah Knight, Crescent School, “Window,” linocut; Kai Snook; Port Angeles High School, “They/Their,” ink on paper; Tyler Smith, Port Angeles High School, “Portrait,” watercolor and graphite on paper; Matea Gradilla, Sequim High School, “And Still I Bloom,” acrylic.

Images of the winning artwork may be found on Facebook at the PUB Gallery of Art page.

For more information, email Michael Paul Miller at mpmiller@pencol.edu.

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