Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition returns to The Gallery

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Event Location: 
The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
Event Date/Time: 
July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to August 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Updated July 12

The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts would like to thank all who attended the opening reception of the 2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition.  Juror Esther Luttikhuizen chose four merit awards and three purchase awards.

Merit Awards
Carla Louise Paine, "I Died for Beauty"
Evan Clayton Horback, "The Lure of the Modern"
Erik Sandgren, "Northwest Dawn - Glyphs and Mists"
Bernie Bleha, "Minaret"

Purchase Awards
Susan Aurand, "Small Alchemy"
Ann Johnston Schuster, "Intensity of Awareness"
John Brooks, "Snowflake Vase"

Original Post from June 22

South Puget Sound Community College will feature an array of artists from around the region at the 2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition.  This unique exhibition includes 38 works from 30 artists in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties.  The 38 works were selected from 189 entries.

  • Susan Aurand, Olympia
  • Laurie Barnoski, Olympia
  • Lois Beck, Olympia
  • Bernie Bleha, Rochester
  • John Brooks & Ashlea Schroder, Tenino
  • John Brooks, Tenino
  • Jane Mottishaw Chavey, Tumwater
  • Charles Eklund, Olympia
  • David Noah Giles, Tumwater
  • Ron Hinton, Olympia
  • Evan Clayton Horback, Olympia
  • Hall Jameson, Lacey
  • Ann Johnston Schuster, Puyallup
  • Patricia Jollimore, Ocean Shores
  • John C. Korvell, Olympia
  • Mary McCann, Olympia
  • Paula McHugh, Olympia
  • Irene Osborn, Olympia
  • Carla Louise Paine, Olympia
  • Marianne Partlow, Olympia
  • Jeff Pasek, Olympia
  • Philip H Red Eagle, Tacoma
  • Erik Sandgren, Aberdeen
  • Mia Schulte, Olympia
  • Becky Smur, Olympia
  • Jason Sobottka, Tacoma
  • Debra Van Tuinen, Olympia
  • Laraine Wade, Olympia
  • Gail Ramsey Wharton, Lacey
  • April Works, Lacey

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is designed to serve artists in the area by providing a high-quality exhibition opportunity that promotes the region's creative identity. This year, visual arts professional Esther Luttikhuizen will act as the exhibition Juror.  Luttikhuizen holds a Master in Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington and has nearly 20 years of experience managing galleries, curating, and jurying exhibitions.  She will identify four merit award winners and will also select the works that the college will purchase for its art collection displayed across campus.  Awards will be presented at a special opening reception on Thursday July 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The exhibition runs from July 5 through August 25 at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.  The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m. during the summer, or by appointment.  For more information, email, call 360-596-5527, or visit The Gallery online at                    

"Nature's Plaid" by Ruth Bravetti, 2015 Viewer's Choice Winner