It is April 15th! The day everyone has been waiting for. We have show results to post. Before I tell you who the award winners are I want to give a very big “Thank You!” to Heather L. Giltner, the judge of the show. Heather really took the job of judging the show seriously. She took a great amount of time and thought in making her decisions. Let me tell you a little about her.
Heather L.Giltner is a fine artist, client service specialist and BeachBody Coach. Heather was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and recently has become a resident of Battle Ground, Washington. She has always enjoyed art of all types. Heather won her 1st classroom award when she was 7 years old and had her work professionally framed by a local company. When she was eight years of age, she got her first camera and has been snapping photos ever since. Heather has 3 teenage children and a small herd/flock of various animals. She has been in the customer service and healthcare industry in one form or another since 15 years of age. Heather works full time outside the home and full time raising her children. Heather spends her free time taking photographs, gardening, kayaking and designing her life. She loves being outdoors in nature. She feels the world has so many beautiful sights to see. Her photos and art are her perspective and she wants to share the beauty that she sees with you. You can see Heather’s work at this link.
Heather said: It was very difficult to pick winners in any of the age groups. I see a lot of talent that is being developed. If you didn’t get a placement this time, please do NOT give up. You are all wonderful budding artists, I see potential in all of you. I can tell everyone put a load of work into each of their presentations. Good work boys and girls.
I will be sharing comments our judge made about the work. All of her quotes will be placed in italics.
Now let’s get to what you’ve all been waiting for…….
Best of Show
Rebecca – Bazaar – Watercolor – 14
Our Best of Show award goes to Rebecca for her watercolor titled “Bazaar”. The judge said: This is my all time favorite picture! Rebecca has done a wonderful job capturing this scene. I feel like I need to travel here and shop. The illumination on the building is realistic. She has a great attention for detail all the way down the street, the colors are beautiful. Congratulations, Rebecca. What a wonderful piece of art work!
Now to the placings of the different age groups:
5 to 8 Year Olds:
Karlie Addison – Color Expression – Painting – 6
First place in this age group goes to Karlie for her painting titled “Color Expression”. Congratulations, Karlie! This color combination works well together. It reminds me of the pansies that bloom in early spring and the irises that bloom in the summer.
Lydia Lyon – Zion – pen & paper – 5
Our second place award winner is 5 year old Lydia. Lydia’s entry is a pen drawing on paper titled “Zion”. Nicely done, Lydia! This makes me smile. Great detail for a young artist. Congratulations!
Griffin – Mayan Snake – pottery – 8
Third place goes to Griffin for his pottery titled “Mayan Snake”. Our judge said, Cute placement of the snake, especially the tongue and eyes. Very nicely done. Good work, Griffin!
Andrew DeHaven – Mama Hen and Chick – photography – 6
Six year old Andrew receives the fourth place award for his photograph titled “Mama Hen and Chick”. Chickens are a great subject, especially the babies are so sweet. This mama and chick are positioned well in the photograph which brings a great focus. Way to go, Andrew!
9 to 13 Year Olds:
Samantha – Daniel Pauses for a Drink on the Way to Capernaum – Photography – 11
Our first place award in the middle age group goes to Samantha. Samantha entered a photograph titled “Daniel Pauses for a Drink on the Way to Capernaum”. Natural spaces can be a challenge to get a good focus of the subject you want to portray. In this photo you have good use of the natural lighting for a dramatic effect. Beautiful photograph, Samantha!
Joseph Muehlhausen – Flori Garden – origami & wood – 10
Joseph receives our second place award for his sculpture titled “Flori Garden”. His sculpture is made of wood and origami. Congratulations, Joseph. Very original and nicely done!
Olivia B. – Hummingbird Charm – polymer clay – 12
Our third place award goes to Olivia. Olivia’s entry is “Hummingbird Charm” made out of polymer clay. Great detail on the wings. I like the different colors of the neck from the rest of the body. Pretty! Nice work, Olivia.
Tatum Cranford-The Blue Umbrella-pencil & crayon – 13
“The Blue Umbrella” by Tatum is our fourth place award winner. This piece is a pencil and crayon drawing. The combination of the pencil and crayons are very nicely done. Good pressure control on the crayons. Looking closely, I love the smiles on the umbrellas. Congratulations, Tatum!
Khloe Addison – Queen Latilsa – Pottery – 9
An honorable mention goes to Khloe. Khloe’s entry is a pottery sculpture titled “Queen Latilsa”. For the age there is a lot of detail, and it appears there was a lot of thought put into it. Cute! Good job, Khloe.
14 to 18 Year Olds:
Rebecca – Zoe – Pencil – 14
Rebecca receives the first place award in the older age group with her pencil drawing titled “Zoe”. Another great one by Rebecca. The shading/lighting in the various areas bring this picture to life. The eyes….oh, the eyes, are wonderful. Even in full zoom this looks like a photograph. Excellent composition! Congratulations, Rebecca!
Alyssa Forbes – Mother’s Kiss – graphite – 15
Second place goes to Alyssa with her graphite drawing titled “Mother’s Kiss”. Alyssa has captured the delicate details very well. Mother’s tendrils of hair along side her face. Baby’s darkened nose, give the impression she is cold. Great proportion with the eyes, teeth and smile. Very well done. Beautiful drawing, Alyssa.
Angelina D. – Jennifer Lawrence – graphite – 16
Third place goes to Angelina for her lovely drawing titled, “Jennifer Lawrence”. Angelina, this is beautiful. The eyes are life like, the proportions of the nostrils, ears, and lips are great. Wonderful detail to the structure and shading of the collar bone, jaw, and neck area. Great work, Angelina!
Kelsey Scarbrough – Arrowdynamic – sharpie, paper – 18
Kelsey is our fourth place winner in this age group. Her entry is titled, “Arrowdynamic” and is a drawing created with marker on paper. Amazing amount of work and great designs in the piece. So fun…. Great work Kelsey!
This show is jam packed with beautiful, unique work. I am very proud to host this show at Art For Homeschool. Thank you to all the artists that participated. Thank you to all the parents that helped their children enter the show. Thank you again, Heather, for judging. I know being the judge of this show was not easy.
The first and second place winners will be receiving an email message from me in the next day or so to get mailing addresses. I will be sending the results to our sponsor, Dick Blick Art Materials, so they can mail out the award gift certificates. First and second place winners will receive a $20 gift certificate. Best of Show receives a $40 gift certificate. My hope is that all that receive certificates will let Dick Blick know how much they are appreciated.
I have enjoyed putting this show together for all of you. Please tell others about this event. We will have another award show April 2015. October 2014 we will have a “show and tell” art show just for fun. No awards in that one. Just sharing what you are up to.
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