Whidbey Telecom has announced the winner of its 2017-2018 Directory Cover Art Competition. The new directory cover, to be published in November, will feature “A Day at the Beach,” an original watercolor by Valerie Mayer of Point Roberts, WA.
The competition’s 2017 judging panel was headed by Whidbey Telecom’s chairperson, Marion F. Henny, and co-CEO, Julia Henny. Two independent members of the art community, Sandy Rubini and last year’s cover artist, Greg Thomas, also participated in judging the entries.
“We want to extend our appreciation to all the artists and photographers who submitted their work for consideration in this year’s competition,” said Ms. Henny. “The quality of work submitted was amazing and it’s always a challenge to narrow down the entries to a single piece. We’re very fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented and creative community of artists.”
“You can see Valerie’s eye for nature through her painting and we’re pleased that this year’s directory cover will represent her artistic vision. We look forward to this process every year and can’t wait for Valerie’s watercolor to grace our cover.”
Valerie will receive $500 and her painting will be featured on the cover of 15,000 directories distributed throughout South Whidbey, Hat Island, and Point Roberts, WA. Directories are usually mailed to Whidbey Telecom subscribers in early November. Watch Whidbey Telecom’s website at www.whidbey.com for information on next year’s competition.