BREMERTON — The Cultural Arts Foundation NW has added a $1,000 Best of Kitsap award to the array of prizes offered in the annual CVG Show.
Deadline to enter the sixth annual juried show, hosted by Collective Visions Gallery, is Nov. 12. More than $9,000 in cash and purchase awards will be presented.
The Best of Kitsap award will be selected by a three-person jury consisting of two members of the foundation board and one artist-member of the Collective Visions Gallery. Only artwork by artist-entrants residing in Kitsap County will be eligible for the Best of Kitsap award.
CVG Show is a major statewide competitive art exhibition that attracts top artists and has gained recognition across Washington state. The exhibition juror will be Alfredo Arreguin, an internationally acclaimed Seattle-based painter who is represented by the Linda Hodges Gallery.
Collective Visions Gallery is located at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton.
Arreguin was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico in 1935. He earned his BFA and MFA at the University of Washington.
Arreguin’s paintings, which are illuminated with enlightenment, remembrance and spirit, have captured international attention. His honors include the Palm of the People Award; representation of the U.S. at the 11th International Festival of Painting in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France; a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship; a Lifetime Achievement award at the 21st Tomas Rivera Conference at University of California Riverside; and the OHTLI Award, the highest recognition given in the arts by the Mexican government. His work is also in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
In Washington state, Arreguin’s work has been commissioned by the Centennial Celebration, Department of Ecology, The Evergreen State College, King County Arts Commission, the Boeing Company, and Safeco Corporation.