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2024 Youth Art Award



The Bainbridge Island Youth Art Awards were presented on May 16, during the Bainbridge High School annual Arts Festival. Cash prizes were awarded to four Bainbridge High School visual art students, by the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour as part of their annual award. The awards were decided by three judges, each a seasoned artist from Bainbridge and a Studio Tour Board member.

The award was open to Bainbridge students and residents who are High School juniors or seniors. This was the 10th year for the award, which is funded by last year’s Studio Tour artists who (optionally) donate a portion of their sales. Dinah Satterwhite is the Tour Manager and is excited about the program that reaches out to support our young art community. Each student who entered was required to submit five photos of their work and complete an application form and detailed Artist’s Statement.

The Grand Prize winner was Olivia Memke, for her outstanding 2-D work with graphite, acrylics and oil. The First Place winner was Adam Broga, for his scenic photography. Two honorable mentions were also awarded: Eilise O’Hartigan, for her work with oil and acrylics, and Ella James for her watercolor and digital images.

As a precious reminder of what our young people are thinking, and the emotions that they express through their art, Ms. Satterwhite shared a statement from Adam Broga’s entry during the award ceremony:

“The natural world serves as my primary inspiration. I’m deathly afraid of what our changing climate and ecological malpractice mean for the world. No matter how I approach it — ethically, emotionally, selfishly, or scientifically — the unspeakable crises that are coming at us terrify me. Each click of my shutter solidifies information about the way things are.”

The Tour will continue with the Youth Art Award and is currently preparing for the upcoming Summer Studio Tour, scheduled for August 9-11. Details: www.bistudiotour.com. For more information, contact Ms. Satterwhite at 206-842-0504.

Adam Broga

Adam Broga

Olivia Memke

★ Grand Prize Winner ★

Ella James

Ella James