Congratulations to our 2021 Winner:
Maddie K. Rogers
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge are delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Amy Award for Emerging Artists; photographer, writer, and book artist Maddie K. Rogers.
The Amy Award has been given annually since 2001 to an emerging artist from Bainbridge Island, under the age of 35, whose work demonstrates “a sense of quality, creativity, exploration, and dedication.” Managed by the Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, the award is funded by an endowment established by David and Caren Anderson in memory of their late daughter, Amy, who was deeply involved in the visual and performing arts. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and Bainbridge Performing Arts select recipients in alternating years.
Maddie’s photographs have an intensely personal quality. They exude a quiet resilience, revealing courageousness in the ways they show personal moments, unraveling privacy within personal and public spaces.
Maddie grew up on Bainbridge Island, WA. She studied photography at Columbia College and earned her BFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019. Before COVID, Maddie and several co-founders created The Litterbox, a DIY arts and performance venue, hosting bands, poets, and visual artists. Maddie also started a vintage clothing business called Primaries Vintage (@primariesvintage on Instagram.) While not specifically arts related, she sees it as part of her artistic practice. She has already accumulated numerous awards for her photographs and it is our honor to present the 2021 Amy Award to a young artist with such a clear voice and vision as expressed through her work.
Amy Award Winners
The Amy Award
“The Amy Award is a wonderful and giving way to bring awareness to the importance of support to the arts. I hope, as Bainbridge Island grows and grows, we will all continue to remember that we can all make a difference. I cannot thank the Anderson family, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and the Bainbridge Island community enough for their support!” – 2012 Amy Award winner Jherek Bischoff
The Amy Award is presented to a young adult under the age of 35, who is or has been an island resident, has compiled a body of work in the visual or performing arts, and whose work demonstrates a sense of quality, creativity, exploration and dedication. The Amy Award has been presented since 2001 to talented young artists who have continued to work in their chosen field including theater, dance, film, music, printmaking, jewelry making, mosaics, sculpture and photography.
The Amy Award is funded by an endowment established by David and Caren Anderson in memory of their daughter Amy. Amy Anderson was involved in the visual and performing arts and is remembered by many people today as a gifted young woman of great promise. The Amy Award is presented in her honor to provide encouragement and support to other young artists in our community.
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge manages the award program, and the honoree is chosen in alternate years by Bainbridge Performing Arts and The Art Project (formerly Bainbridge Arts & Crafts). The Amy Award winner is honored at a ceremony in late May and receives an unrestricted $4,000 cash award.