Tidepools launch party will offer awards, reading and pop-up art exhibit

PORT ANGELES — The 59th edition of Tidepools will be released on Thursday.

The public is invited to a launch party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a free ticket, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/639008771437.

Guests can help celebrate the winners of the Tidepools magazine contest and take a first peak at this year’s magazine. The Tidepools launch party will include a brief reading and pop-up exhibit featuring work in the current issue.

Tidepools Magazine has been published annually at Peninsula College since 1964 and features original art, photography, poetry, prose and music created by residents of the North Olympic Peninsula in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Tidepools is created in collaboration by Peninsula College students who edit, design, lay out and publish the magazine while learning about publishing, marketing, community relations and gaining an appreciation of literature and the arts.

The magazine is made possible with support from the Associated Student Council, the Peninsula Daily News and The Buccaneer.

Look for Tidepools magazine in local shops across the Olympic Peninsula.

Youth Art (0-9) — 1. “Marigold and the Angel Dog” by Tzivia Reeder, Port Hadlock-Irondale; 2. “Coast Guard Dude” by Liliana Wengrin, Port Angeles; 3. “Under the Sea” by Calder Frank-Barton, Port Angeles.

Youth Art (10-13) — 1. “Rockstar” by Jude Stigler, Port Angeles; 2. “Spooky Season” by Sophie McDaniel, Port Angeles; 3. “Kit’s Corner” by Elyse Kim, Sequim.

Youth Art (14-17) — 1. “Sodapop” by Mikey Monet, Port Angeles.

Youth Writing (10-13) — 1. “Snowstorm” by Cora Powless, Port Angeles; 2. “Fire” by Alice Johnson, Port Angeles; 3. “All Hail the King” by Anouk Atwater, Port Angeles.

PC Student Art & Digital Art — 1. “Kayaking Away from the Farmer’s Market” by Karlie Viada, Carlsborg; 2. “AI Nature Girl” by Catherine Barrows, Chimacum; 3. “I Am Growing” by Nathalie Lalonde, Port Angeles; Honorable mentions: “Bailadora” by Lydia Morris, Port Angeles; “Strawberry Blonde” Viada.

PC Student Photography — 1. “Basement Birthday” by Eliza Pettigrew, Port Angeles; 2. “Seattle Reflections” by Nathan Barber, Port Angeles; 3. “Among the Fae” by Sam Chonko, Port Hadlock; Honorable mentions: “Eclectic Fantasy” by Courtney Smith, Port Angeles; “The World Above Us” by Mya Raunig, Vancouver.

PC Student Writing — 1. “Rain Like This” by Alena Grafstrom, Beaver; 2. “The Sunny Side of the Mountain” by Mary Hofer, Port Angeles; 3. “Heavy Pockets” by Alena Grafstrom, Beaver; Honorable mentions: “Night for Art” by Olivia Tejeda, Port Angeles; “Chrysalis” by Jessica Oversby, Forks.

Adult Art & Digital Art — 1. “Flicker” by George Seifert, Port Townsend; 2. “The Dragon and the Frog” by Cammry Lapka, Port Angeles; 3. “Amy’s Garden” by Terry Anderson, Sequim; Honorable mentions: “Solo Dance” by Marilou Laisnez, Sequim; “We are Family” by Malik Atwater, Port Angeles.

Adult Poetry — 1. “I Know Heaven by Trudy Roush,” Port Townsend; 2. “The Sixth Estate by Stirling Hall,” Sequim; 3. “For My Beloved Wife, Shelly, On Her Birthday” by Dennis Kelly, Port Ludlow.

Adult Prose — 1. “Sentinel of Sellman’s Creek” by Chris Kleinfelter, Port Angeles; 2. “Silent Symphony” by Nick Burnette, Port Angeles; 3. “The Current That Runs Through Us” by Katherine See Kennedy, Port Angeles.

Adult Photography — 1. “Dew-Covered Sage Plant at Woodcock Master Gardener Demonstration Garden” by Mark Klinke, Carlsborg; 2. “Family at Fountain” by Amy McIntyre, Port Angeles; 3. “Fresh Snow on the Sub-Alpine Fir Trees at Hurricane Ridge” by Amos Almy, Port Angeles; Honorable mentions: “Misty Morning with Guinea Fowl” by Pam Bauer, Port Townsend; “Sunset Giving Way to Milky Way at Second Beach” by Klinke.

Music — 1. “Winter Queen” by Ginny Holladay, Sequim; 2. “Déjà vu” by Dakotah Cole, Forks.

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