The Port of Bellingham has announced winners in the first Georgia Pacific Mill Site Art/Photography Contest.
As demolition and environmental cleanup continue on the site, port officials decided to institute the contest as a way to involve the community and capture the ever-changing landscape of Bellingham’s central waterfront.
Entries included photography, charcoal drawings and watercolor paintings.
Winners will be on display at the Squalicum Boathouse from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4 during the Haggen Family 4th of July Festival.
In addition, the port is putting together a traveling exhibit.
Professional Category Winning Entries
“Factory by the Bay” by Candace Buethorn, Best of Show
“Changing Fortune’s” by Joe Lalonde, Best of Subject
“Progress” by Joe Lalonde, Best of History
“While You Were Sleeping” by Peggy Shapiro, Best of Texture
Amateur Category Winning Entries
“Dust to Brick to Dust” by Jonathan Sureau, Best of Show
“History in Puddles” by Damian Vines, Best of Subject
“Ready for Collapse” by Todd Edison, Best of Color
“Georgia Pacific Reflections” by Joel deWaard, Best Sense of Place
“Brick by Brick” by Damian Vines, Best of Texture
“GP Receiving” by Kenni Merritt, Best of Legacy
“Daunting Task” by Kathy Sible, Best of History
“Southbound” by Kenni Merritt, Honorable Mention
“The Bridge” by Kenni Merritt, Honorable Mention
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