American Association of University Women - AAUW
Whidbey Island

Showcase for the Arts

Each May AAUW of Whidbey Island presents a showcase for the artworks of the talented young men and women in our high schools. Art is submitted in four categories: wall art, photography, sculpture and wearable art which includes clothing and jewelry. Awards are given for first, second and third place. In some cases the judges also designate an entry honorable mention.The bracelet to the right by Carley Butikafer of Oak Harbor High School took first prize for jewelry in the 2010 Showcase.

The general public, parents and the student artists enjoy the exhibit throughout the day and then gather for the announcement of awards as well as an artists' raffle. AAUW members find this event especially rewarding as we have the opportunity to meet many of the student artists and talk with them about their work.

2013 Awards

Wall Art
1st Place - Raven, Angela Morse, OHHS
2nd Place - Propaganda, Destiny Acosta, OHHS
3rd Place - Beggar's Hands, Aaron Curtman, SWHS
Honorable Mention - Paper Pagoda, Keiko Betcher, OHHS

1st Place - Hoh Rainforest IV, Carly Pate, SWHS
2nd Place - Walk in the Dark, Hannah Calderwood, OHHS
3rd Place - Illuminated in the Dark, Emily Dickerhoof, OHHS
Honorable Mention - Holocaust, Hannah Calderwood, OHHS

1st Place - Green Bowl, Paige Farmer, SWHS
2nd Place - Horizons, Ian Kolste, OHHS
3rd Place - Cube, Cameron Coupe, SWHS
Honorable Mention - Shreddin' the Knor, Matthew Cross OHHS

1st Place - The Engine, Cameron Baily, OHHS
2nd Place - Iron Dagger, Nicole Jhanson, SWHS
3rd Place - Necklace Set, Sarah Swanberg, SWHS
Honorable Mention - JJ, Amanda Frankowiak, OHHS

Co-Chairs, Linda Perry Dwight and Dottie Sanders recognize the twelve winners of the juried competition and express appreciation for the high school art teachers who work with and inspire our young people, not to mention their contribution to the management of the show itself.