Four students win Icicle Prize for art
Thursday, May 31, 2012View full version
LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Arts named four student winners of the coveted Icicle Prize in recycled art last week.
In the senior student category, for youth ages 11-18, Grant Kramer of Okanogan won first place with “Cultivating the Sky.” Derek Darlington of Peshastin took second with “Steel Life.”
Among students age 10 and under, Justin Wagner of Wenatchee won first for “Recycled Robot Boy & Dog.” Second place went to Evelyn Payne of Leavenworth for “Fabulous Flower.”
More than 35 students from Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties entered the contest. Their work was judged by four Wenatchee artists: Painter and sculptor Martha Flores, Bill Rietveldt of Wenatchee Valley Museum, and Arius Elvikis and Bryan S. Miller of Wenatchee Valley College.
All of the art pieces were made with recycled materials. They will be on display at the Icicle Art Gallery in Leavenworth through July 15.
Professional artists can still submit entries through June 8 for the Icicle Prize in 2-D, 3-D and wearable recycled art.
The juried art contest is part of the Icicle Arts Festival, which kicks off June 22 with art walk tours at Icicle Arts Gallery and Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. The four judges will host workshops on June 23.
The main stage event will be a “Trash to Fash” runway show featuring wearable art and jewelry, and a dance performance by Seattle hip hop dance company Cruz Control. The group will also teach a hip hop dance workshop at Snowcreek Yoga before the show June 23.
For more information, visit iciclearts.org/festival.