Honors to announce:
–Classical KING FM 98.1 has chosen the winners of the third annual Young Artist Award Competition: Denna Good-Mojab, 17; Alena Hove, 15; and Millicent McFall, 14. All three musicians, selected by a panel of nine judges and public voting, performed live on KING. You can watch their video entries here.
–Renaise Kim, 15, of Kirkland, was one of five national finalists in the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Students in grades K-12 were invited to redesign the often-tinkered-with Google search-engine logo according to the theme, “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” Renaise was also Washington’s state winner. For her doodle, called “Brighter World Through Binoculars,” she won a trip to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.; a $5,000 scholarship; and an Android tablet.
–Seattle Arts Commission’s newest member is Jonathan Cunningham, manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP Museum. He also belongs to Hidmo, a community arts collective based at Washington Hall, and is a board member of The Seattle Globalist. He somehow is finding time to work on a master’s degree in communication in digital media from the UW. Cunningham will serve until Dec. 31, 2015, when he’ll be eligible for reappointment.
–Neddy finalists are up, announced by Cornish College of the Arts. For the Neddy in painting: Susanna Bluhm, Robert Hardgrave, Kimberly Trowbridge and Claude Zervas, all of Seattle. For open medium: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Mark Calderon, Clyde Petersen and Joey Veltkamp, all of Seattle. All finalists will receive $1,500 each and Cornish will host a show of their work in the fall. One winner in each category will win $25,000. The annual award is named for artist Ned Behnke, who died in 1989 at age 40.