Three Wrangell artists took home awards in the Southeast Alaska State Fair this summer. Anny Newport, Charity Hommel and Terree Pino’s entries are now back in town and are hanging in Angerman’s front window downtown.
Newport and Pino both had entries that went on to compete in the state fair in Palmer. Newport’s mermaid doll won a blue ribbon and best of class to move on to the next stage.
“The mermaid doll is one I have made several of, like maybe 16 I think. Each one is a little different. The pattern evolved,” said Newport. “She has beads on her rear to weight her down, pantyhose face, some china-hat shells for a brazier and the eyeballs are made of out epoxy clay.”
Newport also entered a doc martin boot modified to look like a house. She has been entering her work since 1984 and said she’s only missed one year.
Pino’s painting of a fall scene on the Stikine River was named the grand champion in the Southeast fair’s oil painting division.
Hommel entered nine photos in various photography classes.
“I entered mostly landscape. I entered macro, animals, wildlife, and of course I entered
some digital manipulated pieces. My hand holding the moon, things like that. It’s Photoshop,” said Hommel describing her manipulated work.
KSTK: “And playing with space and perspective?”
Hommel: “Yes, exactly. An octopus in an ice bubble in space, that kind of thing, seriously.”
Hommel’s entries didn’t go on to the Palmer fair. All her photos did place in the Southeast fair, coming home with a first and third place ribbon. The rest of her entries placed second.
All of the artwork can be seen in the Angerman’s storefront for a couple more weeks.