Share, Like, Create 2023 Student Juried Art Show: Moments of Learning and Growth

December 1, 2023 - February 25, 2024

Lightcatcher Building

The Whatcom Museum’s first student-juried art show celebrates the artistic achievements of Whatcom County middle and high school artists, whose visual artworks respond to the theme of moments of learning and growth. Thirty-seven works in a variety of mediums ranging from charcoal drawings to digital illustrations, were submitted by students from grades 6-12. The museum’s Youth Advisory Council, consisting of local teens, judged each piece anonymously using a rubric to assign rankings. Congratulations to Raya Stiles of Bellingham High School, 10th grade, for Ignited; Shanti Thapa of Ferndale High School, 12th grade, for Drifting into an Unknown; and Kelsey Welch of Bellingham High School, 12th grade, for The Impenetrable Internal Oasis. These artists have been honored with the top three ranked pieces in their respective categories.

Congratulations to our Share, Like, Create top-ranked pieces!


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.