Friday Harbor Artist Chosen For State-wide Competition

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Contributed Photo. “Curling," Medium: Encaustic Wax Sculpture, dimensions: 47” X 48” x 20”

By Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso

Pacif­ic North­west artist, Yvonne Bui­js-Man­cu­so, Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton, has been cho­sen for inclu­sion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Col­lec­tive Visions Gallery.

The annu­al CVG show is one of the largest and most pres­ti­gious art com­pe­ti­tions in the Northwest.

Two hun­dred and nine­ty-five artists from cities and towns through­out Wash­ing­ton State sub­mit­ted 550 images for con­sid­er­a­tion. The competition’s juror, Michael D’Alessandro chose about 130 pieces from these sub­mis­sions for inclu­sion in the show.

The juror will award over $6,700 in cash prizes to 10 artists in mul­ti­ple cat­e­gories, includ­ing the “Best of Show Mayor’s Award” of $1,500.

Addi­tion­al­ly, there will be over $2,200 in pur­chase awards by area busi­ness­es, a $300 People’s Choice Award spon­sored by the West Sound Arts Coun­cil, and a $1,000 Best of Kit­sap Award spon­sored by the Cul­tur­al Arts Foun­da­tion Northwest.

Exhi­bi­tion Co-chairs Alan New­berg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2021 show has attract­ed top qual­i­ty artists from every quar­ter of our state to sub­mit their best work. Atten­dees and col­lec­tors will find a muse­um-qual­i­ty show of work rang­ing in size from large sculp­tures, paint­ings and fiber art pieces to small prints, pho­tos and jew­el­ry. These range in style from exquis­ite tra­di­tion­al work to provoca­tive con­tem­po­rary works and deeply per­son­al expres­sions. Some of these artists are well-estab­lished pro­fes­sion­als, and oth­ers are emerg­ing tal­ents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”

The 2021 CVG Show be will begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2021, and will con­tin­ue through Feb. 26.

The entire show, as well as sev­er­al relat­ed art events, will be avail­able vir­tu­al­ly and in-per­son at the gallery if COVID-19 pro­to­cols allow.

Col­lec­tive Visions Gallery is locat­ed in down­town Bre­mer­ton at 331 Pacif­ic Ave., just four blocks from the fer­ry ter­mi­nal. Phone: 360–377-8327

For a com­plete list of accept­ed artists, the entire show and exhi­bi­tion events, vis­it

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  1. I think this is beau­ti­ful. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Yvonne.

    Comment by Lynette Roberts on January 12, 2021 at 9:35 am

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