Northwest NEWS

Nember 13, 2000

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Teens plan art show

* Photo by Natalie Estes
   This photograph by Woodinville HIgh School junior, Natlie Estes, will be one of the entries in the Teen Art Show planned for Dec. 8.
   by Bronwyn Wilson
   Senior Staff Reporter
   Last year when Kelsey Richardson was a sophomore at Woodinville High School, she realized she'd like to learn more about teen programs.
   She wrote the City Council asking about it. Her letter was forwarded to Woodinville's Parks and Recreation Teen Coordinator, Cole Caplan, and he responded by letting her know of the first teen planning meeting scheduled that June.
   Richardson is now actively taking part on the City's teen planning committee and deciding teen programs. While brainstorming with other teens about events and programs that she'd like to participate in, the idea of an art show for teens evolved. This led to the organization of the Teen Art Show which will be held Dec. 8 at Brittany Park.
   Along with her friends Allison Dawe and Natalie Estes, also juniors at Woodinville High School, Richardson began organizing the event.
   The three students joined together in designing a brochure and posters. They called art teachers at local schools. They also visited local businesses that cater to teens to request gift certificate donations to give as prizes, in addition to ribbons and the Best in Show plaque.
   The three friends agreed that a teen art show appealed to them because they like to see other people's art. Both Dawe and Estes hope to pursue careers that deal with art: Estes in interior design and Dawe in graphic layout design.
   Also, both teens are photographers and plan to submit their favorite photos in the art show. Estes will enter her black and white photo of the Pike Place Market sign, a shot she took at a crooked angle to give the photo a unique look. Dawe recently visited Indonesia, and while there she captured on film a fancy restaurant sign. Also, she was offered another Kodak moment when she saw a couple black and white dogs beside an iron fence. Dawe plans to enter both photos in the show.
   Scheduled in conjunction with the Woodinville Light Festival kick-off activities, the Teen Art Show will be held between 6 and 10 p.m. at Brittany Park.
   Local teens, ages 13-18, are invited to participate and contribute their art. There will be four categories of original artwork: painting, drawing, photography and sculpture/3D.
   Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category, as well as Best in Show.
   Teens can turn in art at Kamiakin, Timbercrest, Leota or Northshore junior highs; Woodinville High School; or to Cole Caplan at Woodinville Parks and Recreation in Woodinville City Hall, 13203 NE 175th St. Art will be returned to schools after the show. Wall space is limited, so it is possible not all work will be shown.
   Pre-registration is required. All works must be submitted by Dec. 4th. For more information, contact Cole Caplan at (425) 398-9327, ext. 297 or visit the Teen Program Web site at For local business owners who would like to be a sponsor of this event, contact Cole Caplan at the number above.
   The next teen planning meeting will be Nov. 21 at City Hall.