This year's exhibition featured over 40 works of art by local artists and photographers. Among the competitors were a dozen returning artists, including 2016 2nd Place winner Sabrina Gilmore, 2016 People's Choice winner Louis Gewirtz, and this year's 17 & Over 1st Place winner Jessica Torres.
An unexpected highlight was a display of art from Dignity Station, an organization which supports and promotes the independence of the homeless and disabled.
Changes to last year's judging procedure resulted in a more streamlined event, and we're already thinking about ways to improve next year's event even more!
This year's winners:
Drawing & Painting:
17 & Over
Jessica Torres – The Hardest Goodbye
Jeff Upperman – Montana Buckaroo
Alex Aguilera – Untitled
16 & Under
Leialli K. – The Shadows
Sherry Medel – Alivio
Imani Panna – Trail
People’s Choice: Cheryl Torres – Desert Way
Kyrssa Ramirez – The Hands That Hold Me
Ed Herndon – A Change of Seasons
Caitlin Gomez – Leaf
People’s Choice: Daniel Armendarez – Still Waters