20th Juried Art Show
March 10 – April 23
Ends Saturday April 23
This biennial collection of Northwest artists features a well-rounded variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit.
Juried Art Show Award Winners
Grand Prize: Rick Holst, "3D Target Rising"
1st Prize: Sally Anaya, "Dragons and Winds"
2nd Prize: Patrick Brown, "Desk with Turned Legs"
3rd Prize: Dale LeSangré, "Fossil Fishing"
1st Prize: Terri Shinn, "Meadow Lane"
2nd Prize: Janet Hamilton, "Cabo Canoeing"
3rd Prize: Mitch Bogard, "Who Me?"
Donna Jean Perry (2)
Suzanne Powers (2)
Ryan Synovec (2)
ABOUT THE JURORS
James Arrabito started a commercial photography business at 19, while enrolled at Ft. Lewis College in his hometown of Durango, Colorado. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Combat Photographer where he honed both "shooting on your feet" and darkroom skills while stationed in Pensacola, Florida, southern California and Iwakuni, Japan for Pacific Stars and Stripes.
Using the GI Bill, Arrabito graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA in 1983. Jim joined a community very receptive to artists when he opened his studio in Snohomish County that same year. Clients have included Weyerhaeuser, Seattle Opera, Jansport, Pay-n-Save, Snohomish County Superior Court, Washington CEO magazine, Tulalip Tribes and the infamous Sir Mix-A-Lot. He has embraced digital photography, although he prefers being the first to see the magic in either the view finder or the darkroom.
Chris Hopkins began his painting career as a commercial illustrator working in the entertainment industry. Among other things, he produced iconic posters for movies including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Labyrinth and Return of the Jedi. He was also nominated for a Grammy for his album cover art for Styx's Paradise Theatre.
After moving to the Northwest in 1988, Hopkin's career began to change from slick airbrush advertising to a more painterly style working on private commissions to depict historical events. Hopkins produced works depicting the histories of Northwest Native tribes and portraits of Northwest Native American artists. He also became known for his military artwork. Hopkins produced works honoring the men and women who served in Operation Desert Storm and in the war in Vietnam.
Originally from Germany, Schwippert has called the Northwest her home for the past 35 years. She started her own granite sculpture studio in Arlington in 1994 and since then has created large public sculptures for Sound Transit and the Washington State Arts Commission.
Schwippert's work is frequently shown at the Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Mack Art Connection. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association and also on the Snohomish County Arts Commission for many years.
Verena was selected as Schack Art Center's Artist of the Year 2015 with Jim Arrabito.