Meet the 13 artists who came out on top in our annual art competition.
By Bonnie Gangelhoff
This story was featured in the December 2012 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Order the Southwest Art magazine December 2012 print edition here, or purchase the Southwest Art magazine December 2012 digital download here. Or simply subscribe to Southwest Art magazine and never miss a story!
Our annual Artistic Excellence competition drew more than 2,200 entries this year. The editorial team examined each of them carefully, asking ourselves a series of questions: What kind of impact does this piece have? Does it pack an emotional punch? Does it convey a strong sense of mood? Is it well designed, with an interesting composition? Is the drawing solid? Is the use of color sophisticated? After thoughtful consideration of all these points and more, we proudly present this year’s winners—three top awards and ten honorable mentions. We think you’ll agree that they are an impressive sampling from today’s representational art world.
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