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2021 SWA Spring Show Winners

The 2021 Society of Washington Artists hosted their annual Spring Show both virtually and physically this year. It was a professionally judged show and sale with a wide variety of art media and disciplines, including a $500 cash prize for Best in Show with the winners selected by Judge Karen Madsen! There were 182 outstanding entries for the virtual show from April 15th to May 31st.

Judge Karen Madsen judged the entries and awarded a Best in Show, first, second, and third places and two honorable mentions in each of the three medium categories, Oil and Acrylic, Water Media, and Other Mediums. There were also three People’s Choice Awards as well.

The artwork that won awards was physically shown at the Camas Gallery throughout the month of May. Congratulations to the People's Choice award winners of our recent 2021 Spring Show! The People's Choice Awards were displayed at the Camas Gallery throughout June.

To see the rest of the works in the show, including other award winners, click HERE.


Best of Show

#45 Little Italy Christmas – Lila Martin


Oil and Acrylic

1st - #55 – Walking In The Rain – Mel McRobert

2nd - #34 – Hot Air Balloons – Frederick Jones

3rd - #40 – Descending – Julie Ann Smith

Honorable Mention - #23 – Together After – David Kanter

Honorable Mention - #68 – Man in Disguise Relaxing with Sloth Necromancer – SD Elliot


1st - #111 – Summer Pastoral – Tao Zhou

2nd - #90 – Good To The End – Judith Howard

3rd - #116 – Down The Lazy River – Virginia Barber

Honorable Mention - #87 – In Search of the Light – Joan Giddings Turley

Honorable Mention - #96 – Common Ground – Liz Walker

All Other Mediums

1st - #121 – Salmon River Canyon – Daniel Masterson

2nd - #161 – Long Horn Steer – Rita Niblock

3rd - #159 – RCA – Richard Helmick

Honorable Mention - #137 - Aqua Terra – Katey Sandy

Honorable Mention - #147 – Bird Watcher – Lesley Faulds

People's Choice Awards

1st - Welcome Home - Judith Howard

2nd (Tied) - In the Iris Garden - Bev Birdwell

2nd (Tied) - Skies of Paradise - Katharine Hossner

3rd - Tonto - Erick Martinez



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