ArtWalk youth awards announced

Talented young artists and their families packed Loutit District Library on Tuesday for the culmination of one of Grand Haven ArtWalk's competitions.
Krystle Wagner
Oct 2, 2013

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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