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NOSB Ocean Connection
2002 Juried Art Show

Submission information

Follow the links on the artwork titles to see photos of the winning pieces.

Category/Student Artwork Title Media Grade School Teacher
Best of Show
Emily Berezin Untitled mixed media 10 Skyview Sandra Lewis
1st place
Steve Powell
Fish Topia colored pencil 10 Skyview Sandra Lewis
2nd place
Josh Rowell
Untitled charcoal 12 Skyview Sandra Lewis
3rd place
Stephanie Christian
Blending oil pastels 12 Seward Melissa Olver
Honorable mention
Adam Green Untitled graphite 12 Soldotna Ann Wilson
Chris Ferrell Cat scratch board 12 Skyview Sandra Lewis
Sarita Shuster Amphiprion Reef paint 11 Kotzebue Lynne Bates
1st place
Ryan Gaule
Another Starfish clay 12 Seward Melissa Olver
2nd place
Tember Eliason
Mystery of the Ocean clay 12 Seward Melissa Olver
3rd place
Forrest McDonald
Untitled clay 9 Seward Melissa Olver
Honorable mention
Meagan Simeonoff Untitled clay 9 Seward Melissa Olver
Anthony Mestas Mask of the Anemone clay 10 Seward Melissa Olver
Mixed Media
1st place
Jessica Sauer
Untitled mixed media 11 Seward Melissa Olver
2nd place
Leanne Ganser
Untitled mixed clay and etched glass 10 Seward Melissa Olver
3rd place
*Merella Shuster
Ocean Commotion by the Reef Rockers mixed media 10 Kotzebue Lynne Bates
Honorable mention
Erin Dabney Tropical Trash mixed media 11 Skyview Sandra Lewis

* Artist also on a NOSB academic team.

Submissions to the Art Show

The NOSB Ocean Connection Juried Art Show is open to all "ocean-theme" artwork created by high school students (grades 9-12) from schools participating in the NOSB competition. Students with art entries do not have to be members of a NOSB team to submit art.

Artwork submitted must be original and created solely by the participating student during the school year. No published, traced, or copied materials are allowed. To see examples of previous artwork, check out the NOSB archives.

The NOSB juried art show is open to all media (drawing, painting, photography, original prints, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, computer graphics, etc.). Art is juried by a panel made up of professional working artists.


  • Two-Dimensional
    painting, drawing, photography
  • Three-Dimensional
    sculpture, pottery, jewelry
  • Mixed Media
    fiber, collage, etc.
  • Best of Show
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mentions in each category.
Instructions for Submitting Works

All pieces should be labeled with the following information in the lower right-hand corner onthe back side of the piece:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Media
  • School
  • Grade
  • Teacher
All work must be submitted ready to hang/display.

Plexiglas should be used for framed artwork (no glass).

Matted and shrink-wrapped works are acceptable, but must be equipped with a secure method for hanging.

Pieces not ready for hanging will not be included in the art show and will be returned to the submitting school.

All works must be dropped off or mailed in adequate packaging, and must have arrangements for pick-up or return shipping to the submitting school.

Submitted works must arrive before the NOSB competition begins to allow time for hanging and judging. All works will hang in the gallery for the two weeks following.

A show reception is held for artists and guests during the NOBS competition at the Alaska SeaLife Center lobby.

For more information

Phyllis Shoemaker,
Alaska Region NOSB Coordinator
University of Alaska Seward Marine Center
(907) 224-4312

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