July 30th, 2012

Luvera Mayer chalks up another win

The 2012 Anacortes Arts Festival judges have spoken. Joyce Peredine (right) models the “Best of Show” Fine Art 3D entry created by Anacortes native Anita Luvera Mayer (left). The Anacortes Arts Festival announced award winners at its Arts at the Port event on Saturday, July 28. Luvera Mayer received the Best of Show for 3D work with her Fiber Piece “Pathways.” Stephen Cunliffe from Port Ludlow received the Best of Show for 2D with a black and white photo titled “Adak Abandoned.” Best of Show awards, made more sweet with a $2,500 prize, were selected by Juror Barbara Matilsky. The T Bailey Corporate Award, selected by Gene and Ruby Tanaka, was presented to Matt Sellars from Seattle for his wood sculpture “The Last Drop.” The Port of Anacortes is this year’s Anacortes Collects partner. Through this program, the Festival purchases up to $4,000 in artwork to display in public locations. A Port committee chose photos by Kathy Hastings from Snohomish and Steve Johnson from Port Orchard. They will hang in the main Port offices.
Photo courtesy of Anacortes Arts Festival

Steve Berentson

About Photographer 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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