The award winners from this summer’s Art at the Port Exhibition will be displayed in the gallery at Manley Art Center from October 3- 30. There is a Second Saturday Art Walk planned for October 9 from 3-5 p.m. Sixty-four entries in three categories; adults, teens and youth under 12, were displayed on the boardwalk fence from May through mid-September. The paintings all reflect the theme: Wild about the Oregon Coast. A few of these paintings are available for purchase.
More than 2,200 People’s Choice ballots were cast. Ribbons and cash People’s Choice awards include: 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd Place ($25) in each of the age categories. Additionally, five local sponsors offered a ribbon and a $100 award for the painting of their choice from any age category. Sponsors include: Oregon South Coast Fishermen, Fred Meyer, Pelican Bay Arts Association, Curry Equipment Company and the Brookings Harbor Port Commissioners. This year’s sponsored awards include paintings from all three age categories. The award winning artists are from Brookings, Gold Beach and Crescent City.
Listed below are the Winners of the 2021 Art at the Port Exhibition
Adult People’s Choice
1st Place: Harold Fox
2nd Place: Nicole Harris
3rd Place: Linda Stevenson
Teen People’s Choice
1st Place: Ashlee Harper
2nd Place: Cerise Badger
3rd Place: Meriwether Blue McDonald Schell
Youth People’s Choice
1st Place: McKenzie Costa
2nd Place: Sydney Bryd
3rd Place: Lauren Hansen
Fred Meyer Award: Sharon Guinn
Curry Equipment Award : Lauren Hansen
Pelican Bay Arts Assoc. Award: Ashlee Harper
Oregon South Coast Fishermen Award: Linda Stevenson
Port Commissioners Award: Sheryl Tuttle
This is the second season for Art at the Port and a third season is planned for 2022. All entries must be presented on identical 16” X 24” panels that are prepared by Pelican Bay Arts Association. Registration for the 2022 show begins the first week of March and takes place at Wright’s Custom Framing on Chetco Avenue in Brookings. A $10 registration fee includes a pre-primed art panel and an entry form. The completed paintings will be collected at Pithitude Gift Shop on the boardwalk during the second week of May.
The event website, http://www.artattheport.com offers additional information including tips for artists who would like to enter next year’s exhibition.