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Bremerton artist Juan Rodriguez’s sculpture, ‘Prophet,’ won the Mayor’s Award for Best of Show — $1,500 — in Collective Visions Gallery’s annual juried show. The show was juried by noted artist Alfredo Arreguin.  - Collective Visions Gallery
Bremerton artist Juan Rodriguez’s sculpture, ‘Prophet,’ won the Mayor’s Award for Best of Show — $1,500 — in Collective Visions Gallery’s annual juried show. The show was juried by noted artist Alfredo Arreguin.
— image credit: Collective Visions Gallery

BREMERTON — Alfredo Arreguin has some serious credentials as an artist:

U.S. representative to the International Festival of Painting at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. Artist of the official poster for Washington state’s centennial. Works included in the collection of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery. Recipient of the Mexican government’s highest award for culture.

But as juror of the Collective Visions Gallery’s annual art show, Arreguin was so impressed with the quality of entries that he felt compelled to add recognition for several artists as honorable mentions.

More than $9,000 in cash and purchase awards were presented in the 2012 CVG Show, a statewide juried art show. Artists and event sponsors were honored in a ceremony and reception Jan. 19 in the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton.

In addition to honorable mentions, it was the first year of the show Best of Kitsap Award was presented. This award was sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.

More than 250 people attended the ceremony and reception. Debbi Lester, former mayor of Bainbridge Island and owner/editor of Art Access Magazine, and Alan Newberg of CVG shared the role of master of ceremonies.

2013 CVG ShowAward Winners
— Mayor’s Award for Best of Show ($1,500): Juan Rodriguez of Bremerton, “Prophet.”
— Best of Kitsap Award ($1,000): Anna Hoey of Bremerton, “Boy Toy.”

Two-Dimensional Arts
— First place ($1,000): Azalea Rees of Port Townsend, “Silvan in Thread.”
— Second place ($400): Michael Paul Miller of Port Angeles, “The Migration.”
— Third place ($250): Janie Olsen of Monroe, “Innocent Thieves.”
— Honorable mentions:
Max Hayslette of Kingston, “Paris Street Performer.”
Ann Johnston-Schuster of Puyallup, “Manic Malaise.”
Denise Mahoney of Bremerton, “Awaken.”
Kristen Michael of Yakima, “On his Ridge the Earth Gathers.”
Naoko Morisawa of Lynnwood, “Illusionist.”
Randy Warren of Seattle, “Death of a Salesman.”
Anita Zymolka Amrhein of Camano Island, “Fishy Species.

Three-Dimensional Arts
— First place ($1,000): Steve Parmelee of Poulsbo, “Life Support.”
— Second place ($400): CJ Peltz of Redmond, “Agoraphobia.”
— Third place ($250): Diane Haddon of Suquamish, “wheeeeeee!!”
— Honorable mentions:
Timothy Beckstrom of Poulsbo, “Portal.”
Sandi Bransford of Bothell, “Adorned.”
Wanda Garrity of Port Orchard, “Graveyard Point.”

Photographic/Digital Arts
— First place ($1,000): Stan Raucher of Seattle, “Chica en el Mercado de Abastos.”
— Second place ($400): Matthew Worden of Port Orchard, “First and Last Chance.”
— Third place ($250): Jake Clifford of Seattle, “Indianola Sunset.”
— Honorable mentions:
Jean Burnett of Puyallup, “Cat on a Fence.”
Janette Ryan of Gig Harbor, Reclamation.
Pam Walker of Sequim, “Ancient Doorway.”
Richard Wilson of Bainbridge Island, “Minidoka Shoji.”

Kitsap County Arts Board Purchase Awards
— Priscilla Preus of Kingston, “Going Home.”
— James Adams of Kingston, “Moonshadow.”
— Judy Guttormsen of  Poulsbo, “Power to the People.”

Collective Visions Gallery (www.collectivevisions.com) is located at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Visitors to the gallery can vote for the $300 People’s Choice Award until Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. The gallery phone number is (360) 377-8327.

CVG Show events
The gallery is hosting the following events as part of the 2013 CVG Show.
— Feb. 1: First Friday Gallery Walk and Public Reception, 5-9 pm.
— Feb. 7: Panel discussion, “Who Puts the ‘Art’ in Heart,” 7 p.m. Panel members: Linley Logan, local artist; Dr. Michael Huey, art patron and collector; Deborah Boone, fiber artist and co-owner of the B2 Gallery in Tacoma; Marianne Partlow, Olympia artist and appraiser.                                                                             — Feb. 16: The Ray Ohls Jazz Quintet Gallery Concert, 7 p.m.
— Feb. 21: People’s Choice Award Ceremony. Guest lecturer Rock Hushka, chief curator of contemporary art, Tacoma Art Museum.

 

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