Arts at Port winners 2019

Published July 30, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

The Anacortes Arts Festival is pleased to announce its Arts at the Port award winners for 2019, announced at the Arts at the Port Opening event on Saturday, July 27. The Best of Show and Excellence Awards were selected by juror Joanna Sikes. Awards total more than $12,400 and include two public art purchases awards going to the Anacortes Police Station and Whitney Elementary. Winners include:

Best of Show Leslie Stoner, Oak Harbor

Excellence Award Lanny Bergner, Anacortes

Excellence Award Lori Nelson-Clonts, Maple Falls

Festival Award – Hart James , Olympia

Bill Mitchell Memorial Award – Susan Williams, Friday Harbor

T Bailey Corporate Award– Suze Woolf, Seattle

Eve Deisher Creative Excellence Award – Leslie Stoner, Oak Harbor

Art in Schools Purchase Award – Susan Williams, Friday Harbor

Anacortes Collects Purchase Award – to be determined

Peoples Choice – To be determined by public vote

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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