Fine Art Award winners

We are pleased to announce $12,400 in Fine Art Awards for 2019. Top honors went to Leslie Stoner from Oak Harbor who won both Best of Show and the Eve Deisher Creative Excellence Award.  Lanny Bergner, Anacortes and Lori Nelson-Clonts, Maple Falls received Excellence Awards selected by the Juror Joanna Sikes.  Hart James, Olympia, received the Festival Award and Susan Williams, Friday Harbor, received the Bill Mitchell Memorial Award.  Finally, Suze Woolf from Seattle received the T Bailey Corporate Award. A new Art is Schools Purchase Award sponsored by Keith Sorenson will place a sculpture by Susan Williams in Whitney Elementary. Our Anacortes Collects partner this year is the Anacortes Police Department…who will be choosing a piece to hang in the lobby of the police station. Finally, the Peoples Choice Award is announced at the end of the Festival and chosen by the voting public.