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Events | The 2014 Best of Gage

The 2014 Best of Gage Art Exhibition, Awards and Sale is the annual celebration of art and artistry featuring the best new drawings, paintings and sculpture by Gage students.

More than 600 guests made their way through the three floors of the building, viewing artwork from all nine categories, enjoying live music and noshing on treats donated by local restaurants. The annual Awards Ceremony was packed with onlookers as winners were announced, including Best in Show to KOH Atelier artist Marina Montes for, "Finding Illumination" (pictured). A full list of award winners is below, and stay tuned to for images from the event.

Many thanks to guest juror Greg Robinson from the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and the many artists, volunteers and local businesses who helped make the night a huge success!


June 13 – July 25

The Best of Gage exhibition is on display through July 25th.

Even if you missed the big night, you can still see the artwork throughout the entire Gage building in various mediums spanning nine categories: abstract, beginner, figure, landscape, portrait, sculpture, still life, narrative and teen. Don’t miss the winning pieces installed in the Steele Gallery – on display until August 1st!

pictured: "The Light of Nature," (detail) by John Zadrozny. First Prize, Narrative Category.

2014 Award Winners

1st - Lara Wallace, Not Alone?
2nd - Anastasia Smolko, Mind Chemistry
3rd - Melissa Gayle West, Untitled

1st - Kevin Miller, Liz
2nd - Rebecca Good, Jen
3rd - C.W. Sawyer, The Reluctant Coronation of an Heir to the World

1st - Savvy Dani, Prelude
2nd - Rebecca King, Jenn
3rd - Alisha Dall'Osto, The History Of Habit

pictured: C.W. Sawyer, "The Reluctant Coronation of an Heir to the World" (detail)

1st - Lisa Snow Lady, Canal
2nd - Kathleen Coyle, Smokestacks in Bulgaria
3rd - Anita H. Lehmann, Painting the Wind

1st - Jewels Foster, Abstract Piece #2
2nd - Stephen Gilbert, At Its Core
3rd - Dan Williams, Untitled

1st - Mia Starbird-Valentine, Veronica
2nd - Jeremias Lentini, Untitled
3rd - Traci Cole, Incipience

Still Life
1st - Jane Gonzalez, Crosswords and Cappuccino
2nd - Michael Hopcroft, Mineolas
3rd - Barbara Van de Fen, Blue and Green

pictured: Mia Starbird-Valentine, "Veronica"

1st - Anna Baldi, Landmines and Butterflies
2nd - Heidi Swenson, Untitled, Sensing Affectation
3rd - Shea Dailey, Untitled

1st - John Zadrozny, The Light of Nature
2nd - Charles Sharpe, Tell Me You Love Me
3rd - Christine Schott, Riders of Peer

Best in Show
Marina Montes, Finding Illumination

People’s Choice – TWO WINNERS
C.W. Sawyer
Martijn Swart

pictured: Anna Baldi, "Landmines and Butterflies" (detail)
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