May 7-29, 2021

Exhibit Sponsors:
Kelleher Motor Company

Main, Mezzanine & Eveleth Green Galleries:
Kittitas County Open Show – Juried by PhilippeHyojung Kim
May 7: Artist Recognition & Award Reception via YOUTUBE

We are pleased to again feature works of art by artists from Kittitas County in this annual all-media exhibition. Over $5000 in awards will be distributed by this year’s juror.

About the juror:

Philippe Hyojung Kim (b. 1989) grew up in a small town outside of Nashville, TN, and moved to Pacific Northwest in 2013. He often experiments with various materials and mediums, in response to his immediate surroundings to make objects and environments that exist in the space between painting and sculpture. His work often references queer identity, artificiality, and language. He has shown nationally at galleries, museums, and alternative art spaces in Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Seattle.

Philippe is a current member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery (@soilart) and a co-founder/curator of Specialist (@specialist_sea), an experimental art gallery in downtown Seattle. He teaches art and design courses at Seattle Central College and Cornish College of the Arts, and he also serves as one of the curators for Washington State Arts Commission (ARTSWA). Philippe received his MFA in Painting from Central Washington University, and he currently lives and works in Seattle with his husband, Drew, and their dog, Jack.

You can see 360° views of the Open Show using the links below
Main Floor
Mezzanine 1
Mezzanine 2
Mezzanine 3
Stairwell 1
Stairwell 2
Top Floor

Sam Fisher – 2021 Top Award Winner

2021 Award Winners

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Crista Ann Ames – Sympatico

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
George Dial – Heron

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Jeannie Johnson – Thunderstorm

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Scott Mayberry – Dairy Farmer

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Ona Solberg – Red Chair

$500 Best in Show honoring Eveleth Green
Sam Fisher – High Tea (Same Shit Different Day)

$400 Best Use of Color honoring Carol Hassen
Cindy Krieble – Low Water

$400 Mary Frances Dondelinger Award
Matt Johnson – Trial Balloons

$400 Fourwinds Award
Crista Ann Ames – Sympatico

$300 Peggy Schaake Award
Christine Dunlap – An Ache to Black Out the Sun

$250 Veteran Award
Andrew Grove – Etude in Perseverance

$200 Kitty Moe Award for 3D
Billy Maguire – Rude Crude

$250 Innovation Award
Karl Schwiesow – Shadow Tool

$200 Eldean Adams Award for 2D
Jane Orleman – Beneath a Blue Umbrella Sky

$200 Gallery One Board Award
Christina Miller – Cloudless Night

$150 Kay Crimp Award
Bo BreitReed – Who Calls You by that Name?

$100 CWU Alumni Award
Becky Hollenbeck – Ravenness

$100 CWU Dept of Art and Design Award
Jerry Slough – Maximum Peak Velocity

$100 Award of Merit- Honorable Mention –   Jim and Katie Gaudino
Victoria Urrutia – Bloomed Spring

Exhibition Award:
Michael Stone – Looks Like Fun to Me


William Mosiman

Picasso Gallery:
Thorp School District Art Exhibit

Drew Liedtke has put together an exhibit highlighting works created by Thorp School District students.

Hallway Gallery:
Calista Graaff – Natural Emotions

Through her artwork Calista Graaff aims to draw out a particular emotion from the viewer by means of observing nature and acknowledge the natural emotions we experience that are often hidden from others.