Including the Winners of the Mayor’s Choice Award
“The Mayor’s Teen Art Show” on view through September 25
The Maude Kerns Art Center and the City of Eugene are proud to announce Mayor Lucy Vinis’s selections for the “Mayor’s Choice Award” as well as other teen award winners among the 28 artists exhibiting in “Fast Forward: The Mayor’s Teen Art Show.”Awards included cash, Oregon Art Supply gift certificates, and a complimentary membership to Maude Kerns Art Center. The Title Sponsor for “Fast Forward: The Mayor’s Teen Art Show” is the Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The exhibit is on view through Friday, September 25.
The Mayor’s Choice Award winner in the three-dimensional art category is:
Terpsichore, ceramics by Brynn Gerl, age 18, South Eugene High School.
Mayor Vinis said of Terpsichore:
“Brynn has created an animated, organic sculpture of an inanimate object. This piece moves with music; I love the undulations of the contours and the colors of the glaze. It is intentionally and effectively irregular—in a way that is balanced and irresistible.”
The Mayor’s Choice Award winner in the two-dimensional art category is:
Dancing Sea, acrylic painting by Aden Nice, age 15, WheelHaus Arts.
Mayor Vinis commented on Nice’s work:
“I am struck by the balance and movement of this piece. Aden has succeeded in creating a dynamic abstract painting that fully evokes the power, strength, and shifting light of water. I love the broad, muscular brush strokes!”
Each of the jurors of the “Mayor’s Teen Art Show” - artists and art educators Barbara Counsil, Christopher St. John, and Krista Raasch – selected a piece for the Juror’s Choice Award. Below are the Juror’s Choice Award winners:
--Guanajuato, linoleum block print by Dania Covarrubias-Sollo, grade 11, Oakhill School
--Memento, felt & wool sculpture by Nic Hampton, 19, California College of the Arts
--Black Girl Magic—Black Lives Matter, digital Ipen art by Nyla Mennenga, age 14, Churchill High School
The Maude Kerns Art Center Choice Award winner is:
--Imagine, digital art byNavaeh Bahler, age 13, Monroe Middle School
Four Artist Recognition Awards were given to the following:
--Letters from Rome, photography by Tennepah Brainard, age 18, Sheldon High School
--Freedom of the Mind, watercolor by Alexandria Marley Hines, age 13, Spencer Butte
--Chaos, mixed media sculpture by Avery Long, age 14, Bridgeway House
--Matted, photography by Cailin Stewart, age 15, South Eugene High School
The Maude Kerns Art Center, located at 1910 E. 15th Avenue at the corner of 15th and Villard, is Eugene’s first community center for the visual arts. Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and noon to 4:00 pm on Saturday when exhibits are on display. For more information about the “Mayor’s Teen Art Show,” call the Art Center at 541-345-1571 or visit our website at www.mkartcenter.org