On October 18, SONSI members participating in this year’s exhibit at the Lindsay Gallery gathered there for a closing reception. There was a crowd of people filling the exhibit room; it was wonderful to see so many members of the public in attendance. Each SONSI member gave a short talk about her works on display and answered questions. At the end of the reception, our extremely-well-organized Exhibit Coordinator Karen Logan counted the People’s Choice ballots and announced the awards:

First place: Black-eyed Hermit Crab with a Lewis’s Moon Snail Shell – Robin K. Herman

Second place (tie): Western Honey Bee – Robin K. Herman; Transform – Lori Dunn

Third place: Lionfish – Marianne Collins


Black-eyed Hermit Crab with a Lewis’s Moon Snail Shell by Robin K. Herman

Congratulations to these award winners!

And, a huge thanks to Karen Logan and to the Lindsay Gallery for organizing this exhibit. It was very well done.


Photo by Steven Potter


Photo by Emily Damstra