Artistic Excellence 2019

Meet the Winners

By Kim Agricola

First Place: Drew Keilback, FoxTrot, oil, 18 x 36.

First Place: Drew Keilback, FoxTrot, oil, 18 x 36.

This story was featured in the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2019/January 2020 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

We are happy to present the winners of this year’s ninth annual Artistic Excellence competition. The competition is open to artists around the world, with no restrictions on medium or subject matter. This year we received more than 1,000 entries, but these 13 works are the ones that most captured our attention. The winning artists hail from across the United States as well as from Canada, Poland, and Greece, but their paintings speak the international language of art.   

First Place | Drew Keilback

Second Place | Stan Miller

Third Place | Alexandra Averbach

Honorable Mention | Rebecca Korth

Honorable Mention | Bruce Lawes

Honorable Mention | Damian Lechoszest

Honorable Mention | Carrie Waller 

Honorable Mention | Christina Ramos

Honorable Mention | Kathy Ellem 

Honorable Mention | Rick J. Delanty

Honorable Mention | Ekta Suri

Honorable Mention | Rita Kirkman

Honorable Mention | George Tsakiris 

This story was featured in the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2019/January 2020 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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