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ArtWalk youth awards announced

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Six-hundred ballots were cast in a week and a half of voting for the ArtWalk Youth Competition.

Winners of the 2013 ArtWalk contest will be announced at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fire Barn Gallery, 18 N. Fifth St.

Celebrity judges looked at more than 120 entries from more than 90 artists before making decisions in the youth competition. Winners were announced at a ceremony and reception at the Grand Haven library on Tuesday evening.

Celebrity judges included Chris Protas, an artist and curator of the Fire Barn Gallery in Grand Haven; and Jon McDonald, an artist and professor of illustration and medical illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

Here are the winners:

Judges Choice

Age 8 and younger

Sculpture: “Pig Head” by Cooper Zins

Painting: “Sharkamus” by Jack Kowalski

Drawing/mixed media: “Untitled” by Will Boyer

Photography: “Sunflowers” by Eason Heinz

Ages 9-13

Sculpture: “Explore!” by Elizabeth Prins

Painting: “Water Lilies” by Anna Fedewa

Drawing/mixed media: “Turning Pointe” by Isabel Michalak

Photography: “The Beach” by Chloe Brackenbury

Age 14 to high school senior

Sculpture: “Hearts Don’t Always Align” by Chrissy Klinger

Painting: “Living Evolution In Mother Nature” by Joel Palmeteer

Drawing/mixed media: “Observance” by Ellen Boezaart

Photography: “Dreary Home” by Vicky Havel

People’s Choice

Age 8 and younger

Sculpture: “Bubble Blowing Turtle Bank” by Case VanHouwelingen

Painting: “The Feisty Dragon” by Mya Phares

Drawing/mixed media: “Untitled” by Will Boyer

Photography: “Sunflowers” by Eason Heinz

Ages 9-13

Sculpture: “Crow” by Katie Pease

Painting: “Unknown” by Juliette Goldberg

Drawing/mixed media: “Summer Breeze” by Michaela Lawrence

Photography: “Walk in the Woods” by Dayne Arnett

Age 14 to high school senior

Sculpture: “Hearts Don’t Always Align” by Chrissy Klinger

Painting: “Untitled” by Clayton Negen

Drawing/mixed media: “Jane Goodall” by Eamon Duff

Photography: “Ice Pier” by Caleb Bohn

 

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