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Competition Jury

  • Bobby Barnhart, RN, BS in Bus. Admin., University of Nebraska. Life long artisan and member of the Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market Association Board, as well as being a regular vendor at the Farmers Market. 
  • Charly Bloomquist, MFA. An artist, a photographer and a photographic artistic since the 1970s. A New York native, Bloomquist graduated from Alfred University in 1974 and earned his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. While he currently teaches photography at Whitman College and Walla Walla Community College, Bloomquist’s own art continues to evolve as he creates images produced by exposing photographic paper to developer, fixer, stop bath, film and other paper in random combinations. The results are, in his words, “not really photographs, not really paintings, not really art.” Some would disagree. He has had shows of his non-traditional art in Alfred, New York; Bakersfield, Fresno, Friant, Santa Monica and Venice, California; Managua, Nicaragua and Walla Walla, Washington.  In addition he is a founding member of ArtSpace 1, a new co-operative gallery in downtown Walla Walla. “This is an interesting time for photography,” says Bloomquist. “The role in our cultures for the camera and the photographic process to
    record events has been replaced with film, television, video, and digital methods. This leaves photography as dead as painting and as archaic as lithography. Photographic artists can now do anything they want with the process.”
  • Jon A. Campbell, AIA, BS, B Arch,Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Principal, Jon A. Campbell Architect, PLLC in Walla Walla. Jon is a registered architect in Washington and Oregon with over 15 years of professional experience. He spent 10 years working in Portland, Oregon where he was professionally involved in numerous civic, public transit, and outdoor urban planning studies. Jon is currently a board member and design committee member of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and was heavily involved in the Downtown Walla Walla Master Plan.  .
  • Barbara Clark, JD. Jury Chairman. Member of the Valley Transit board of directors.  Barbara was a 10-year member of the Downtown Foundation's farmers market committee, a founding member of Walla Walla 2020, a local nonprofit that works to preserve and enhance the livability of the area, and a member of the Walla Walla City Council since 1997. She is the executive director of Neutral Ground, a dispute resolution center.
  • Raffaele ExianaAIA Associate, University of Washington, BA, MA of Architecture. Raffaele comes from the Mediterranean island of Sardegna, Italy. He studied architecture at the renowned University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’. In 1992 he came to the United States to continue his studies at the University of Washington, where he received a Master of Architecture in 2000 and subsequently began a private design and construction firm based in Bellevue, WA.
    In 2006, Raffaele became a joint owner of the 1895 Whiteside Building on Main Street, Walla Walla, currently undergoing historic renovation, and is working on several residential and commercial projects in the area.
    Raffaele is happy to be part of the resurgence of historic Walla Walla, and grateful for the warm welcome he has received in the community where he now permanently resides.
  • Paul Hirzel, Faculty, Washington State University. Paul Hirzel holds Bachelors degrees in Humanities from Washington State University, Art Education and Industrial Education from University of Washington, and Architecture from Cornell University. He earned his Master of Architecture with a minor in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University in 1984 winning both the Eschweiler Prize and Cornell Marshall Award for design excellence. A typological study of descriptive and metaphoric relationships between landscape and architecture was his thesis focus. Hirzel's academic emphasis at WSU has focused on the introduction of landscape significance into the architecture curriculum. An advocate for the inclusion/recognition of the "outside condition" in the building design solution, he has developed innovative strategies for site analysis and design. His site design course has won national awards from the American Institute of Architects.
  • Gary Mabley. AICP, Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning, Eastern Wash. University. Gary Mabley is a former Walla Walla Valley resident who returned to the community. He has more than 30 years of professional planning experience, working for five different communities, in a variety of areas including urban design.  Gary is currently employed as a Senior Planner for the City of Walla Walla, and his responsibilities include Downtown design review and staff to the City's Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Marcy McInelly, AIA Portland, OR.  In 1995, after 15 years of designing buildings, Marcy founded Urbsworks, a firm where she and her partner, both architects, have redirected their expertise to the often-neglected space between buildings. Her portfolio consists of community design, urban planning, zoning, planning policy, public involvement, education and the integration of transit and transportation facilities into communities. Specific projects include streetscapes, new and updated development ordinances, codes and review procedures, infill proposals and new community plans.
    Marcy served as an appointed member of the Portland Planning Commission from
    1997 until May of 2002 and she is a founding member of the Portland metropolitan region Coalition for a Livable Future. She enjoys the challenge of projects that have significant public involvement, regulatory and design components. She specializes in a design-focused approach to regulation and is able to bridge between the design vision and the requirements of land use and transportation requirements. A lifelong Northwesterner, Marcy is a graduate of the University of Oregon's Architecture and Allied Arts School, and a registered architect with more than 20 years of experience in the design and management of architectural and urban design projects in New York
    City and Washington State, Oregon, and California.
    While on the Planning Commission, Marcy worked carefully with Bureau of Planning staff to refocus the Base Zone Design Standards (also known as the Anti-Snouthouse Ordinance) to the issue of preservation of the public realm. These development standards identify the essential elements that make healthy streets and neighborhoods.