The Arts of the Terrace Artists’ Reception attracted over 185 artists and patrons Friday night as Friends of the Arts and the city’s Arts Advisory Commission celebrated their 41st year hosting this popular regional juried art show. Located at the Mountlake Terrace Library (23300 58th Avenue W), Arts of the Terrace continues through Saturday, October 5.
This year’s art entries for juried competition include works from as far away as New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Idaho, along with those from Washington State. A record 170 artists entered the Arts of the Terrace with a final selection of over 348 works making the final cut to be in the show. In addition, St. Pius middle school students had their self-portraits on display.
This year’s “Best of Show”, sponsored by the McMahan License Agency was awarded to Masako Thrower for a painting entitled "A Moment.” Mary Schossow Schumaker received the Commissioners Choice Award for her painting, “Indy 500 Series.”
Award winners in the Paintings, Prints, and Drawings category included Jerry Steffen Jr. for “Mountlake Terrace School Bus” (1st Place), Barbara Freeman for “Harmony” (2nd Place), and Masako Thrower for “Three Ring Circus 1” (3rd Place).
Award winners for Photography were John Armstrong for “Walk This Way” (1st Place), Janet Graham for “Waiting for the Tide” (2nd Place), and Bob Sears for “Waiting for the #372” (3rd Place).
Award winners for Artisan Works were Sam Scott for “Black and White Vase with Hand Built Neck” (1st Place), Ginger Gray for “Basket with Handles” (2nd Place) and Wing Leong for “Sparrows with Snowy Bamboo” (3rd Place).
Award winners for 3-Dimensional were Mike O’Day for “Phineas Finch” (1st Place), Lynn Garka for “Nonpareil” (2nd Place), and Renee Roberts for “Windswept” (3rd Place).
Miniatures award winners were Lyla Jacobson for “Tones of Violet” (1st Place), Doreen Koch Allen for “Harvest Jewels” (2nd Place) and Gail Martinez for “Dragon Zen” (3rd Place).
Write On Calligraphers award winners were Suzie Beringer for “Star Dancing” (1st Place) Kathy Barker for “Kindness” (2nd Place) and Suzie Beringer for “Light of the Moon Version 1” (3rd Place).
The Artists & Craftsman Supply Merit Award winner was Kerry Clavadetscher. The Dick Blick Merit Award went to Teresa Vatter and the Kenmore Camera Award went to Henry Heerschap. The Adrian Earl Johnson Award (Unfinished Business) went to Lynn Greenup.
Honorable Mention Awards were received by Michele Yanow, Kate Rose Johnson, Mary Schossow Schumaker, Denny Driver, Lena Leitzke, Nancy Wojtowicz, Marie Baker, Henry Heerschap, Deborah Giannini, Lori Knight, Laura Blaine, Maura Freeman, Rick Holst, and Mark Seeger.
After the award ceremony, patrons and artists were treated to hors d’oeuvres as they enjoyed music by the Battista Brothers, Jerry and Jeff.
Arts of the Terrace is free and open to the public September 21 through October 5, Monday through Thursday, Noon to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
The “People’s Choice Awards” and the “Children’s Choice Award” will be selected at the end of the show on October 5.
For more information, please email info@MLTArts.org. Photo by Mark Hopkins Photography.