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  • Venue: Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033

Judges selected Judge’s Choice and Committee Choice Awards from the four age groups of art at the Kirkland Summerfest Young Artists Exhibition, and for the month of September those winning entries will be on display at the Kirkland Arts Center and the Peter Kirk Community Center. View open hours.

Featured Artists

Ages 5 and Under

  • Ismaeel Khan, 5
  • Evelyn Atwood, 4
  • Elsa Demorie, 5
  • Veda Posvar, 5

Ages 6-9

  • Maaria Ozman, 9
  • Alissandra Drzewiecki, 9
  • Abbie Hinnebusch, 9
  • Aditi Ramanan, 7

Ages 10-13

  • Maya Rasche, 10
  • Immaz Khan, 11
  • Ethan Lin, 12
  • Alexandra Mallios, 10

Ages 14-18

  • Bella Daly, 15
  • Lucinda Drake, 15
  • Maria Koenig, 15
  • Catherine Yin, 15

More Information About the 2016 Young Artists Exhibition

About the Exhibition

For the fifth year, artists ages 18 and under were invited to exhibit their work at the Young Artists Exhibition at Kirkland Summerfest. The Young Artists Exhibition is a two-day art show that took place on August 12th and 13th, 2016, during the city-wide Kirkland Summerfest celebration held at Kirkland Marina Park.

The 2016 Young Artists Exhibition was co-presented by Kirkland Arts Center and the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission (KCAC). The goal of the exhibition is to feature the talent and individual expression of young artists in the area, nurturing in them a love of art at a young age.

KAC and KCAC were excited to receive 70 submissions this year from young artists aged 4 to 15. All entries were displayed in the exhibit, and every artist received a participation ribbon for contributing to the show.

In addition to the participation ribbons, prizes were awarded to outstanding entries in different age groups: 5 and under, 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18. Judges selected one Judge’s Choice winner and three Committee Choice winners in each age group. The four Judge’s Choice winners received prizes donated by An Artful Touch, Frog Legs Culinary Academy, and Kirkland Arts Center.

This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the excitement of seeing their work on display for others to enjoy. We encourage all young people to check back next summer to participate in the 2017 Young Artists Exhibition!

About the Judges

Artwork was judged on interpretation of the theme, originality, creativity, and innovative use of materials. The 2016 theme was “My favorite place in the Pacific Northwest.”

Our 2016 judges were:

  • Stephanie Allgood – arts instructor who teaches after school art classes in the Lake Washington School District
  • Seth! Leary – Education Director at Kirkland Arts Center
  • Che Lopez – artist and art instructor at Kirkland Arts Center

Images of Installation

  • Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
    Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
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    Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
  • Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
    Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
  • Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
    Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
  • Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016
    Young Artists Exhibition Winners 2016