Awards Presented for the

2017 Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit

“Moment of Happenstance” by Kathy Collins

First Place

 

Beauty of the Northwest awards were announced on Saturday, September 9th during the artists’ reception. Award winners included a First Place for Kathy Collins for “Moment of Happenstance.” The Second Place Award went to Marcel Schwarb for “Anacortes” and the Third Place award went to Sandy Burnett for “Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm.”

Honorable Mention awards were given to Mary Anderson for “Skagit Valley Farm” and Dimitriy Gritsenko for “Index Washout.”

  

 

“Anacortes” by Marcel Schwarb

Second Place

“Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm”

by Sandy Burnett

Third Place

The 2017 show is composed of 63 pieces of original artwork created by 45 Northwest artists. Gallery North is honored to offer artworks by many high-caliber professional artists from our area in this year’s Beauty of the Northwest Show. The pieces include artistic interpretations of life in the Pacific Northwest.

The 2017 show awards were chosen by well-known artist and workshop instructor Charlene Collins Freeman. Charlene is an award-winning artist who has exhibited her artwork in many national and international competitions. Charlene teaches drawing, painting, and the joy of sketchbooking and also leads workshops around the world. Her newest creative endeavor, Cloud 9 Studios art center, just opened its doors in Bothell, Washington.

“Index Washout”

by Dimitriy Gritsenko

Honorable Mention

 

“Skagit Valley Farm”

by Mary Anderson

Honorable Mention

(Photo from the Artists’ Reception, September 9, 2017)

2017 Beauty of the Northwest Awards Juror

Charlene Collins Freeman



“I am both enthralled and comforted by the richness of everyday objects and moments. Something catches my eye, something common, and in that moment it strikes me as extraordinary. There is great beauty in the every day.”

– Charlene Collins Freeman


Gallery North is honored to have Charlene Collins Freeman selecting the awards for our 2017 Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit. Charlene is an award-winning artist who has exhibited her artwork in many national and international competitions. She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a Member of Women Painters of Washington.

Her work has been featured in several highly-regarded art publications and is included in the art collection of the City of Kenmore. Charlene has taught drawing, painting, and the joy of sketchbooking at Arts Umbrella Art Center, Cascadia Community College in Bothell, and Everett Community College.

The artist also leads workshops around the world through World Tours Studio. This summer she led a group of artists on a sketching tour of London and Bath, England.

Her newest creative endeavor, Cloud 9 Studios, just opened its doors in Bothell, Washington. Cloud 9 Studios is a new art center offering classes in arts, crafts and mindful living for kids, teens and adults.

You can see several of Charlene’s beautiful watercolors as part of our Beauty of the Northwest Show. Be sure to join us at Gallery North on Saturday, September 9 from 1-4pm for the Beauty of the Northwest Artists’ Reception. Charlene Collins Freeman will present the awards at 2pm.