People's Choice

Harold Fox won the People’s Choice Award in the adult category for this painting. The award winners from the Port Exhibition will be shown at the Manley Art Center in October.

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

Sponsored Awards

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, offers additional information including tips for artists who would like to enter next year’s exhibition.


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