BELLINGHAM, WA .- Leilani Norman
, a prominent artist based in Bellingham, Washington, has been honored with the esteemed Originality Award by the Anacortes Arts Festival's Fine Art Team. The award ceremony took place on July 29, 2023, and marked a highlight of the annual festival celebrating regional artistic talent.
Selected from a competitive pool of hundreds of applications, Leilani Norman emerged as one of the 82 regional artists to participate in the Anacortes Arts Festival. The festival, known for showcasing exceptional artwork, brought together a diverse group of creative minds, fostering an environment of artistic appreciation and community engagement.
The coveted Originality Award, presented to Leilani Norman for her painting The Valley, included a cash prize of $1000. This recognition is a testament to Norman's unique artistic vision and innovative approach, which captivated the judges and stood out among a field of talented peers.
In receiving the Originality Award, Leilani Norman not only enriches her own artistic journey but also contributes to the dynamic cultural tapestry of the Pacific Northwest. Her achievement serves as an inspiration to fellow artists and a testament to the power of imagination and innovation in the world of fine art.
The Anacortes Arts Festival is an annual celebration of creativity, talent, and community spirit, showcasing the work of both local and regional artists. Established in 1962, it is one of the oldest and largest Festivals in the Northwest, annually attracting an estimated 90,000 visitors.
Leilani Norman is an accomplished artist based in Bellingham, WA, known for her innovative approach and original artistic vision. With a passion for pushing creative boundaries, Norman's current work has garnered recognition for its unique abstract painting style. Her contributions to the artistic landscape have earned her a reputation as a trailblazer within the Pacific Northwest's art scene. Two of her works are on view at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, through September 24, 2023.