Submitted by Gallery Syre

Gallery Syre launches its first Whatcom County Youth Artist Exhibition, featuring artists in grades 6 through 12.

Painting by Jerusalem Sintayehu. Photo courtesy: Gallery Syre

A jury of five people, including David Syre’s art curator, Ana Palacio, has nominated three winners from a large range of applications. Six other special nominees will be shown at the final exhibition that will officially open on December 7th, 2019 and stay open through February 27th, 2020.

“The selection process was not easy and we were all very impressed by the visual translation of the theme ‘Wishes and Dreams.’ All applicants have shown their full commitment to investigate the topic and to represent it through different drawing and painting techniques,” referred the jury committee.

Drawing by Emma Vande Voort. Photo courtesy: Gallery Syre

‘Wishes and Dreams’ was meant to inspire the students to envision their future, to express their inner thoughts, and to represent a world they would like to live in. The jury based their decisions not only on the technical execution but also on the creative rendering of the theme, the artist’s statements, and their motivations to participate in this call.

The jury based their decisions not only on the technical execution but also on the creative rendering of the theme, the artist’s statements, and their motivations to participate in this call.

The winning artists are Kayla Nygren (1st. Place) Emma Vande Voort (2nd place), Jerusalem Sintayehu (3rd place). The special nominees are:

Painting by Kayla Nygren. Photo courtesy: Gallery Syre

Charlie “Chipper” Goggin – Bellingham High School Kate Hansen – Lynden Christian High School
Ellora Keizer – Horizon Middle School
Audrey Miller – Horizon Middle School

Chance Van Montgem – Blaine High School Elizabeth West – Bellingham High School

The opening reception will take place on December 7th, 2019 from 3-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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