Texas artist Debbie Stevens won third place
Michigan artist Jim Connelly's painting Firebrand won an honorable mention in this year's competition
California artist Micaiah Hardison's entry won an honorable mention award
Wyoming artist September Vhay is one of our honorable mention award recipients from this year's competition
Mitch Baird from Michigan won an honorable mention award in this year's competition
Douglas Malone from Michigan is an honorable mention award winner from this year's competition
Making magic with the mundane
By Bonnie Gangelhoff “I always wanted to be a painter and I always wanted to fly airplanes. I ended up doing both.” So says Colorado-based landscape painter Pem Dunn. It’s not often that you hear those two career ambitions in the same sentence. But Dunn has indeed pursued two successful careers in his lifetime....
By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts, Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID. STYLE: Impressionistic landscapes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I’m more comfortable working from life than from photos. It’s usually the other way around. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: I started in graphic design and illustration. When I was little, I...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. STYLE: Urban representational or urban contemporary. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Landscape architect. I was leaning toward that when I was going to Cornell. Part of me was afraid of becoming an artist because I had hit 20...