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Winners Selected in Youth Art Display Contest

Mosaic by Caroline Karhan - Best of Show

Winners have been selected in the Harbor Youth Art Display Contest that was held in February at participating galleries along Gig Harbor’s downtown waterfront.  More than 30 local Peninsula School District Middle and High School art students put their art on display at Sea Hags, Ebb Tide Gallery, Gallery Row, and Water’s Edge Gallery & Framery, Inc. The Gig Harbor Art Commission presented their awards on March 25th at the City Council meeting.  

Additionally, the public selected four “People’s Choice” winners in the contest.  Students from Peninsula High School, Harbor Ridge and Key Peninsula Middle Schools participated, encouraged by their Art teachers Christine Buchanan and Mr. Hall of Peninsula High School, Richard Miller of Key Peninsula Middle School and Valerie Lee at Harbor Ridge Middle School.  Over 200 People’s Choice nomination forms were collected in the voting.

Congratulations to all who participated in the Harbor Youth Art Display Contest.  Here are the winners judged by the Gig Harbor Arts Commission:

·         Best of Show:  Caroline Karhan – Mosaic (pictured)

·         Honorable Mention Pottery:  Dylan Clay

·         Honorable Mention Photography:  Chloe Downey

·         Honorable Mention Collage:  Allison Norman

·         Honorable Mention Collage:  Lauren Pawson

·         Honorable Mention Batik:  Laney Lovrovich

·         Honorable Mention Batik:  Kaytlin Edwards 

Here are the People’s Choice winners selected by the general public:

·         Allison Norman, Collage displayed at Sea Hags

·         Caroline Karhan, Mosaic displayed at Gallery Row

·         Tyler Schaefer, Photography displayed at Ebb Tide Gallery

·         Kaytlin Edwards, Batik displayed at Waters Edge Gallery & Framery

The Harbor Youth Art Display and Contest is presented by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront art galleries and the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance.

The Mission of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is to bring together community and waterfront district stakeholders in order to encourage economic vitality and to preserve the historic character and quality of the area. For more information about the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, visit their website at or contact Mary DesMarais – Executive Director, 253.514.0071