Friday Harbor Artist Chosen For State-wide Competition

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

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Arts, Lifestyle
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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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