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Volume 6, Issue 84  | October 19, 2021


Balboa Island Artwalk announces winners

The 26th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk, presented by Mary Hardesty Realty, took place on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. along the South Bayfront Promenade on Balboa Island.

The day, showcasing talented local artists, was filled with art, music, sun and fun. Eighty artists exhibited paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, blown glass, sculpture and photography. The fine art was complemented by live music on four stages along the walk. 

Balboa Island Debra Huse

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(L-R) Artist Debra Huse, Mary Hardesty of Mary Hardesty Realty, John Eagle (2019 Mary Hardesty Realty Award of Excellence winner) and Erika Primeau of Mary Hardesty Realty

2021 Artist Award Winners:

–Mary Hardesty Realty Award of Excellence: De Carter-Ray, glass artist.

–Mayor’s Choice Award: Carolyn Johnson, mixed media artist.

–Huse Skelly Gallery Award of Excellence: Anne Gaffey, mixed media artist.

–Randy Higbee Gallery Awards: David E. Allen, painter; Deborah Hotchkiss, painter/photographer; and Karen Werner, painter.

Balboa Island Artwalk DeCarter Ray

Mary Hardesty Realty Award of Excellence was bestowed upon De Carter-Ray’s (Classical Glass Studios) glass art

Balboa Island Avery and Johnson

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Newport Beach Mayor Brad Avery with mixed media artist Carolyn Johnson of Laguna Beach, the recipient of the Mayor’s Choice Award

Balboa Island Anne Gaffey lobster

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Mixed media artist Anne Gaffey’s, “Rock Lobster” won the Huse Skelly Gallery Award of Excellence

Balboa Island Karen Werner Balboa Island No School

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Karen Werner and her “No School Today,” oil painting that won a Randy Higbee Gallery Award

Balboa Island Orange Tree oil

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Artist Deborah Hotchkiss’ “Orange Tree Oil” won a Randy Higbee Gallery Award

Balboa Island David Allen painting

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Artist David E. Allen’s oil on panel “Laguna Rocks” garnered a Randy Higbee Gallery Award

A special thank you to all of the 2021 Balboa Island Artwalk’s sponsors, artists and friends for making the show a tremendous success. Save the date for next year’s Artwalk, scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2022.

For more information, visit www.balboaislandartwalk.info.

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