Winners of the annual Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show have been announced.
According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, 52 artists submitted entries for this year’s show. The submissions came from Ketchikan, Port Protection and Anchorage.
There were 14 adult entries, and 38 juvenile submissions to the show, which celebrates the return of migratory birds to Alaska.
In the adult category, best of show went to Kana Mettler’s “Golden Dawn,” a watercolor featuring a Rufous hummingbird. Other adult winners were:
- Ema Oshima, who took first place for “Air Mail,” a digital painting featuring various species
- Judy Magnuson received honorable mention for her watercolor of a red–breasted sapsucker.
- Kaley Burk won people’s choice for her “Greetings,” a photograph of a Rufous hummingbird.
In the juvenile category, best of show went to Gavin P. Carter for his “The Amazing Rufous Hummingbird,” a watercolor and pencil piece. Other juvenile winners were:
- JoJo Robinson, who took first place for “Hummingbird Spring,” a watercolor and pencil featuring a Rufous hummingbird.
- Elise Gibson received honorable mention for “The Hungry Falcon,” a watercolor and sharpie piece of a peregrine falcon.
- Isabella Brown won people’s choice for her “Floral,” a watercolor and colored pencil piece of a Rufous hummingbird.
The Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show was created 14 years ago. It promotes awareness of spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska.
This year’s art show will be on display through June 1st at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.