Artistic Excellence 2013

Meet the 13 winners of our annual art competition

by Bonnie Gangelhoff

It’s time once again to reveal the winners of our annual Artistic Excellence competition—first, second, and third place, plus 10 honorable mentions. The competition was open to artists of all ages and experience levels living anywhere in the world, and it was open to artworks of any medium, subject, and style. Particularly notable this year is the fact that six of the 13 winners are stunning still lifes. They are complemented by three powerful figures, two gorgeous wildlife pieces, a moody urban scene, and a sparkling landscape. We hope you enjoy them all!

Jonathan Ahn, Descent, oil, 24 x 18.1st Place:
Jonathan Ahn




Mia Bergeron, Disperse, oil, 30 x 20.2nd Place:
Mia Bergeron




Daniel Keys, Heirlooms, oil, 30 x 40.3rd Place:
Daniel Keys




Peter Fiore, Rising Sun, oil, 36 x 36.Honorable Mention:
Peter Fiore




Tim Perkins, Green Vase With Persian Rug, oil, 26 x 20.Honorable Mention:
Tim Perkins




Karla Mann, The Waiting Game, oil, 12 x 16.Honorable Mention:
Karla Mann




Laurence Saunois, Le Bain, oil, 24 x 31.Honorable Mention:
Laurence Saunois




Philip Jackson, Transitory Reflections: Artichoke and Plum, oil, 16 x 18.Honorable Mention:
Philip Jackson




Arlene Steinberg, The Great Escape, colored pencil, 12 x 36.Honorable Mention:
Arlene Steinberg




Candice Bohannon, Becoming, egg tempera, 10 x 12.Honorable Mention:
Candice Bohannon




Michael Siegel, Etude in Blue, oil, 11 x 17.Honorable Mention:
Michael Siegel




Mark Van Crombrugge, Old Milk Bottle and Grapes, oil, 31 x 59.Honorable Mention:
Mark Van Crombrugge




Yunsung Jang, Portrait of Mother #1, oil, 96 x 84.Honorable Mention:
Yunsung Jang




This story was featured in the December 2013 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2013 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story!

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