Helen Norris Open Art Show

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THE HELEN NORRIS

OPEN ART SHOW

49.5 th Annual Art Competition

NOTE DATE CHANGE  July 1 - August 31, 2020
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Meet the Artists Reception

NOTE CHANGE:  RECEPTION CANCELLED

 

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Important Dates:

Bring In Dates: June 29 - July 5
Hanging Date:  July 5 - July 9
Reception Date:   Cancelled
Pick up Dates:  August 29 - August 31, 2020

Sidney Art Gallery is currently temporarily closed and will reopen with Phase 3 of the State of Washington's Stay Home/Stay Safe orders.

 

Because of the coronavirus and Covid 19, mandates from the state and local health care officials, the Sidney Museum and Art Association is closed from March 16 until Phase 3 reopening in Kitsap County.  As a result, we are moving our normal May show - the Helen Norris Open Art Show - to July and will hold it open through August.  We are open by appointment only but will happily open for up to 5 people, masked and socially distanced.  We hope to see you then.  

The Helen Norris Open Art Show (named after Gallery Manager Helen Norris after she retired in 1995) has been an annual event since the opening of the Sidney Gallery in the early years of the Sidney Museum and Arts Association (1972).  The importance of The Helen Norris Open Art Show is three fold:

The show hosts a different judge every year. During the artists' reception the judge critiques the first place winners, giving the reasons for picking these particular pieces thereby educating those present in what to look for in fine art.   This year, the reception will be July 25.  We are hoping for good weather and an outside reception to allow for limited people at a time in the art gallery.  The judge normally has their own show at the Sidney Gallery in June and this year it will be September. 

The judge for 2020 is Jani Freimann.  

Winners of the 2020 Helen Norris Open Art Show are invited to the Winners' Circle in January 2021

Shirley Sakatani - 1st Place - Oil/Acrylic

Victoria Tierney - 1st Place - Mixed Media

Dan Spence - 1st Place - Mixed Media 3d

Deborah Shrimplin - 1st Place - Photography

Anna Hower - 1st Place - Watercolor

Janette Stiles - 1st Place - Drawing

Judge's Choice Award - Shirley Sakatani

 

 

 

Winners of the 2019 Helen Norris Open Art Show who were in the Winners' Circle in January 2020

Tweed Meyer - 1st Place - Mixed Media

Shirley Sakatani - 1st Place - Oil/Acrylic

Karsten Boysen - 1st Place - Mixed Media 3d

Roy Lowry - 1st Place - Watercolor

Penny Clayton - 1st Place - Photography

Jane Luedicke - 2nd Place - Drawing/Pastel

Anna Hoey - Judge

Winners of the 2018 Helen Norris Open Art Show who were in the Winners' Circle in January 2019

Tweed Meyer - 1st Place - Oil/Acrylic

Ben Butcher - 1st Place - Mixed Media

John Risvelato - 1st Place - Mixed Media 3d

Melissa Meader - 1st Place - Watercolor

Steve Havert - 1st Place - Photography

Mary McInnis - 2nd Place - Drawing/Pastel

Roy Lowry - Judge

Winners of the 2017 Helen Norris Open Art Show who were in the Winners' Circle in January 2018

Carol Ward - 1st Place - Oil/Acrylic

Jani Friemann - 1st Place Mixed Media - 2d

David Lewis - 1st Place Mixed Media - 3D

Mike Krona - 1st Place Watercolor

Ben Butcher - 1st Place Drawing

Tom Martin - 1st Place Photography

Dr. Paul Nuchims  - Judge

 

 

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