Artistic Excellence 2016

In the following pages you’ll meet the winners of our annual Artistic Excellence competition.

By Kim Agricola & Katie Askew

We are thrilled to present the winners of our annual Artistic Excellence competition. The competition is open to artists around the world, with no restrictions on medium or subject matter, and each year we receive more than 1,500 entries. The field was particularly strong this year, but the 13 entries on the following pages are the ones that most captured our attention. The winning artists hail from across the United States as well as from Australia, France, and Sweden. Congratulations to all!

First Place
Hsin-Yao Tseng | California

Hsin-Yao Tseng, Market Street Reflection, oil, 24 x 24.

Second Place
Marion Tubiana | France

Marion Tubiana, Belenos, oil, 32 x 32.

Third Place
Zoey Frank | Colorado

Zoey Frank, Lemon Tree, oil/graphite, 36 x 36.

Honorable Mention
Jane Hunt | Colorado

Jane Hunt, Winter Sky, oil, 36 x 24.

Honorable Mention
Cecilia Thorell | Sweden

Cecilia Thorell, Green Glass, oil, 18 x 23.

Honorable Mention
Shana Levenson | New Mexico

Shana Levenson, Sibling Bond, oil, 36 x 24.

Honorable Mention
Hans Guerin | Maryland

Hans Guerin, Out of the Ether, oil, 26 x 30.

Honorable Mention
John McCartin | Australia

John McCartin, Morning Song, oil, 26 x 21.

Honorable Mention
Robert Bootier | Hawaii

Robert Bootier, Oda Mae, oil, 14 x 18.

Honorable Mention
Sue Gombus | Indiana

Sue Gombus, On The Edge: Grevy's Zebra, colored pencil, 12 x 12.

Honorable Mention
Clark Gussin | California

Clark Gussin, The Farrier Hears the Call of the Sea, oil, 48 x 60.

Honorable Mention
Yunsung Jang | New York

Yunsung Jang, Sori, oil, 8 x 8.

Honorable Mention
Eileen Nistler | Wyoming

Eileen Nistler, A Study of Beets, colored pencil, 8 x 13






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