Each year, Collective Visions Gallery invites fine artists from Washington to participate in a statewide juried art competition, the CVG Show. Many community businesses and organizations join with the gallery to recognize and award substantial prizes to the finest artists. From the many entries submitted this year, these artists were invited to exhibit and compete by this year’s juror, Greg Robinson, executive director and curator of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
CVG prize winners: The Best in Show award winner for the 2015 CVG show is “Clockwork Zen” by Carla Grahn of Seattle; in 3-D art the first prize went to “Exhale” by Margaret Murch (Seattle), second to “Origins” by Peregrine O’Gormley (La Conner), and third to “Watcher” by Jason Soles (Seattle). In photography and digital art first prize went to “Urban Silence” by Richard Wilson (Bainbridge Island), second to “Nothing Endures But Change” by Karen Stringer (Sequim), and third to “Country Garden, Umbria” by Mary Westerback (Bremerton). In 2-D art first prize went to “Wind” by Irene Yesley (Bainbridge Island), second to “Flight of the Cranes” by Laraine Wade (Olympia), and third to “Blue Solitude” by Eric Demattos (Clarkston).