Art Briefs

Quilt show winners announced

About 350 people attended the two-day, 35th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters show at the Homer Elks Lodge. Attendees voted on winners from among 73 entries. The winners are:

Large Bed Quilts: 1st Place: Amy Bright, “Sounds of the San Juans,” quilted by the artist; 2nd Place: Cinda Martin, “Lily Pond,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood; 3rd Place: Cheryl Reynolds, “French Braid,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood

Small Bed Quilts: 1st: Place: Karrie Youngblood, “Yo Bubba,” quilted by the artist; 2nd Place: Janet Bacher, “Music Notations,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood; 3rd Place: Patrice Krant, “Lots and Lots of Bird Blocks,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood

Wall Art: 1st Place: Karrie Youngblood, “Dream Big,” quilted by artist; 2nd Place: Eileen Wythe, “Dragonfly,” quilted by artist; 3rd Place: Cinda Martin, “Mermaid,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood

Other quilted items: 1st Place: Enid Keyes, “Blue and White Tablecloth,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood; 2nd Place: Fred Lau, Jacket, quilted by artist; 3rd Place: Charlene Ditton, Table Runner, quilted by Karrie Youngblood

Challenge Bird quilts: 1st Place: Janet Bacher, “Two Blue Herons,” quilted by artist; 2nd Place: Ruby Nofzinger, “Crane Walk,” quilted by Karrie Youngblood; 3rd Place: Jan Mosher, “Warm Rays, Magpies and Fireweed,” quilted by artist

Pottery tour is this weekend

The second annual Homer Pottery Tour opens up studios of 11 ceramic artists. Visitors can tour studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Participating potters are Paul Dungan, Ruby Haigh, Marie Herdegen, Ahna Iredale, Erik Larson, Maygen Lotscher, Dave Kaufmann, Cynthia Morelli, Tara Schmidt, Jeff Szarzi and Lisa Wood. Their studios are located in the Anchor Point-West Homer, downtown Homer, Ohlson Mountain and East End Road areas. A Passport Map guides visitors to the studios. For more information and maps, visit

Plate Project party is Friday

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Plate Project fundraiser opens with a party from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the gallery. Art plates are handmade by Homer potters and painted by community artists. The plate mission and programs. The art plates are available as premiums for memberships of $125 and above beginning Friday. To preview plates online, visit

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