Winners of Ketchikan’s annual Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show were announced in a news release Tuesday.
Best in show in the adult category went to Judy Madden for her quilt. The piece is called “Forget Me Not — Alaska Birds and Flowers.”
Also in the adult category, Fil Besaw won first place for an acrylic painting called “Snow Geese Migration.” Courtenay Birdsall won honorable mention for a watercolor called “Plover Plethora.” And people’s choice went to Kerry Howard for a photo of a Rufous hummingbird, called “Jewel in the Snow.”
In the juvenile category, best of show went to Samuel Axelson for a watercolor called “Splash of a Mallard.” First place went to Chole Spielman for a digital piece called “Forest Flight,” featuring a downy woodpecker. honorable mention went to Violet White for an oil, pastel and pencil of a hummingbird, called “The Violet Sunset.” And people’s choice went to Ema Oshima for “They’re Back!” a digital image featuring various migratory bird species.
According to the announcement, 69 Alaska artists from Two Rivers, Juneau, Port Protection, Skagway, Craig and Ketchikan submitted entries for the show, which is judged through a blind judging process.
Ketchikan’s annual Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show was founded 13 years ago. This year’s show will be on display through May 25 at the U.S. Forest Service’s Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.
For information about other Hummingbird Festival events during the month of April, see this earlier report.