Nearly 100 patrons, public officials and artists filled the Mountlake Terrace Library for “Arts of The Terrace” 37th Annual Juried Art Show reception and awards ceremony on Friday evening.
With 389 entries received from 135 artists there was plenty to see as art enthusiasts moved from one piece to the next commenting on the exquisite quality of the show. Artists as far away as Canada and South Carolina represented an expansive range of subject matter; with many participating artists having returned from previous years such as Teresa Vatter whose work “Cathedral II” won the Holbein Merit Award.
MLT News spoke with art commissioner members Judy Ryan, Marla French and Lori Knight who commented about the high profile of the jurors who included DeAnne Lemley – impressionist; Mark Bergsma – photography; and Lin McJunkin – 3-dimensional and Artisans’ Work.
After a 90-minute viewing the event moved from the gallery spaces to the main library for the presentation of awards. Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith’s opening welcome to the capacity crowd was followed by remarks from Judy Ryan, Arts Commission chair. Ryan acknowledged the Snohomish County Tourism Board whose financial assistance made possible additional show panels for the exhibition as well as light bars for the panels.
Artists winning the evening’s awards included, among others, Heather Sadler who won Commissioner’s Choice for “Storm”; Ellen Grove who took first place in Painting, Prints and Drawings for “Mahal”; Donna Jean Perry who won first place honors in Miniatures for “Deep in Clover”; David McCrae’s “Frank’s Quality Produce” took first place in Photography; winning first place in Artisan Works was Sam Scott for “Black and White Vase”; and Louise McDowell placed first in 3 Dimensional for her piece “Compassion”. The “People’s Choice” award will be announced at the close of the art show.
The exhibition has been expanded to a two-week showing this year and selected juried pieces will be available for public viewing through Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. The library will maintain the show’s two galleries Mondays-Thursdays 12-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 4 1-5 p.m. The Mountlake Library is located at 23300 58th Ave. W.
The Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission and MLT Friends of the Arts sponsored Friday’s event.
The Arts Advisory Commission activities include coordinating and promoting monthly art exhibits at the Mountlake Terrace Library and maintaining the inventory and documentation of the city’s public art collection. Click here for current programs and events.
Monthly Library exhibits: https://www.cityofmlt.com/cityServices/recreation/artsCulture/ACEvents.shtml