"Youth Art," significant Eastside competition, opens November 17 at Kenmore Gallery

Eastside Art Competition to Feature 31 Artists Ages 5 – 18

The fifth annual Youth Art Exhibit, a juried exhibit featuring 34 works by 31 Pacific Northwest artists ages 5 to 18, will open tomorrow, Friday, November 17 at the Arts of Kenmore Gallery in Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Avenue NE.

The public is invited to an opening reception on November 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m.  All artists will be recognized, and an awards presentation will honor winners in each age group – 5-8 years old, 9-12, 13-15, and 16-18. 

The young artists were juried into the show following an overwhelming competition of 60 entries.  Featured artists include Eli Alejandrino, Krisha Bautista, Carina Bixby, Sierra Fitzgerald, Teagan Gonzales, Sasha Goodner, Sydney Goodner, Carmen Ivy, Natalie Keys, Annaleis Kleven, Angela Lee, Yiduo Lin, Kirby Long, Aliyah Mann, Maryjane McMullen, Angelus McNally, Melissa Mitchell, Maisie Patterson, Andrea Reyes, Grace Richardson, Julie Schultz, Meredith Sheridan, Georgia VanGerpen, Lauren Van Matre, Charlotte Weber, Runi Walker, Zayaa Walker, Jenny Xiong, Catherine Yeh, Jasmine Zhang, and Sophie Zhang. 

“The Youth Art show has become one of the most significant art competitions on the eastside,” according to gallery curator Sara Solum Hayashi. “Many of these young artists are building portfolios for college applications, and the awards have become significant to their resume.” The artworks in this show are an eclectic confluence of applications from new digital media, photography, and traditional oil executions.

“Youth Art” is the latest in a series of five exhibitions mounted throughout the year by Arts of Kenmore, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, whose mission is to promote all Arts in the Kenmore community through the annual Kenmore Art Show, Outreach support for Public Art, and Arts Grants for Schools. AOK Gallery exhibits are made possible by sustaining support from the City of Kenmore and 4Culture.  

To learn more about the Arts of Kenmore, visit www.artsofkenmore.org

Floral Face
Kirby Long, age 14   
Last updated: Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:13pm