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Indianola’s Sterling wins CVG ‘Best of Show’ honors

Domenica,” a mixed-media painting (pictured below) by Indianola artist Sydni Sterling, was selected for the Mayor’s Award for Best of Show in a recent ceremony to open the ninth CVG Show, a statewide juried art exhibition hosted by Collective Visions Art Gallery.

Award-winners selected by juror Leilani Lewis were announced at the event’s opening gala on Jan. 23 at the Admiral Theatre. The CVG Show is up and running through Feb. 27 at 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton.

Sterli0129_KSFE_Sterlingng’s award includes a $1,500 cash prize. In all, nearly $10,000 in cash and purchase awards were collected by the top entrants as selected by Lewis in two- and three-dimensional and digital art categories.

Other award winners include:

Best of Kitsap Award ($1,000):  William Walcott, Silverdale, “Dance Partners,” acrylic painting

Photo/digital Arts: 1, ($1,000) — Stephen Cunliffe, Port Townsend, “Burn,” photography; 2, ($400) — Aaron Brethorst, Seattle, “Adam & Son,” photography; 3, ($250) — Doran Bastin, Seattle, “Building Eater,” photography.

2-Dimensional Arts: 1, ($1,000) — Bonnie Bucknam, Vancouver, “Red Lightning,” fiber quilt; 2, ($400) — Antoaneta Georgiva, Seattle, “Strong,” acrylic painting; 3, ($250) — Mark O’Malley, Snohomish,  “Stonewall ’69,” acrylic painting.

3-Dimensional Arts: 1, ($1,000) — CJ Peltz, Redmond,  “Vertigo,” bronze sculpture; 2, ($400) — Sarah Fetterman, Seattle, “Muse X-Ray Machine,” mixed media sculpture; 3, ($250) — Kathy Thurston and Phil Hulse, Gig Harbor, “Raven Steals the Sun,” mixed media    sculpture.

Kitsap County Arts Board Purchase Prize Awards:  Dinah Satterwhite, Bainbridge Island, “Koi Klass,” photography — $600;  Raymond Gendreau, Bainbridge Island, “Frank Focusing,” — $295;  Gregory Nelson, Bremerton, “Indianola Pier,” photography — $250; Alexander Guptill, Bremerton, “PSNS Hammerhead Crane,” photography — $100

Business Sponsored Purchase Prize Awards: Jane Friedman, Bremerton, “Imagine,” mixed median painting — $4,500; Robert Berg, Orting, “Kalaloch Creek Abstract,” photography — $450; Karen Mittet, Poulsbo, “Celadon Forest,” ceramic sculpture — $150.

Exhibition organizer Alan Newberg noted, “Once again the CVG Show is truly is a museum quality show.  Each show reflects the vision of a different juror.  Leilani Lewis is the youngest juror yet.  I believe I can detect her more youthful vision in the flavor of this show.”

The complete 132-item 2015 CVG Show is on exhibit through 6 p.m. Feb. 27.  Images of all of artworks in the show, including the award-winning pieces, a list of participating artists and a schedule of events can found at www.CVGShow.com. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.

Voting for the $300 People’s Choice Award started when the show opened and runs through Feb. 25, when the winner will be announced at the gallery at 7 p.m. The event also will feature a gallery talk by Marie Weichman, Olympic College professor of art.

Information: 360-337-8327, collectivevisions.com, CVGShow.com

— MM

Bremerton Youth Symphony ensembles play at Collective Visions

Here’s one that came in too late to get into this week’s exciting edition of Kitsap A&E, but we can still inform you about courtesy of this here blog thingie:

Three ensembles from the Bremerton Youth Symphony Orchestra — the elite strings, elite brass and elite woodwinds — will perform in the main (upstairs) gallery of Collective Visions Art Gallery at 2:30 p.m. on May 17. The concert will be free, but space is limited.

The Collective Visions concert is a warm-up, of sorts, for the BYSO’s final full concert of the year, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Admiral Theatre. Lydia Buck, who’ll front the full orchestra for Bruch’s first violin concerto, will be finishing a full day’s work, as she’s also performing with the elite strings at Collective Visions.

The gallery is at 331 Pacific Avenue in Bremerton; the Admiral is just down the street at 515 Pacific Avenue.

Information: 360-373-1722, bremertonsymphony.org

— MM