Winners in the annual High School Juried Art Show — currently on display at Grays Harbor College’s Spellman Library gallery — were announced this week, following a reception for participating students and their 11 art teachers and families. Jurors were local artists Jenny Goeres and Bev King Lufkin.
Receiving first place in the three-dimensional category was Zola Moody of Montesano, with Tabitha Elledge, also of Montesano, taking second. Honorable mentions went to Peter Samuelson, Byron Hongell and Marsha Poulsen, all of Ocosta; Kristin Thomas, Montesano; Aaryn Marbut and Kayla Tudor, both of Wishkah Valley; Dayna Stout, Nichole Pence and Brionna Deakin of Aberdeen.
In the two-dimensional monochrome/black and white category, Danielle Gilliam of Ocosta earned first place; Janaye Mattice of Montesano received second; and honorable mentions were awarded to Lily Cruz-Sellers and Heather Nations, Hoquiam; Rachelle Clark and Sarah Slate, Elma; Kami Strode, Angela Morovic and Courtney Rutzer, Ocosta; and a class project by Aberdeen.
Winning the two-dimensional color category was Dyllan Partain of Harbor High, with second going to Bailey Peterson of Aberdeen. Honorable mentions were presented to Heather Nations, Hoquiam; Francesca Uras and Conley Doyle, Elma; Zola Moody, Montesano; Austin Barber and Monika Senguin, Wishkah Valley; art class project at Harbor High; and Deyvi Farias, Aberdeen.
The mixed media/new technologies category was won by Gaby Brcic of Harbor High, with second place presented to Jazmyne Kozak of Aberdeen; honorable mentions went to Stephanie McBride of Elma; Sierra Campbell and Cassandra Lunceford, Harbor High.
First place in Jewelry was awarded to Anna Anderson of Harbor High, while second went to Sierra Campbell, also of Harbor High. Honorable mentions were received by Christina Binnie of Elma; Nicholas Foster and Heather Beerbower, Harbor High; Dalton Willis and Steven Sackett, Aberdeen.
Aberdeen students swept the photography category, with first going to Morgana Kinkade, second to Ericka Manwell and honorable mentions to Marisol Chavez, Efrain Hernandez and Zachary Williamson.
The works may be viewed through May 29 in the Spellman Library gallery during regular library hours, which are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays until 6 p.m., Fridays until 4:30 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Participating schools and art instructors include Hoquiam, Russ Skolrood, instructor; Elma, Maurrie Aukland; Ocosta, Don Watkins; Aberdeen, Molly Houk, Beth Day Waters and Tracy Eklund; Montesano, Charlie Fornia; Harbor High, Rhonda Bond and Kathleen Graddy; Wishkah Valley, Dorothy Addison; and Willapa Valley, Paul Quick.