After spending an hour with the show I chose five works to receive awards. If you have three minutes, this short video will show you the works as you listen to some of my thoughts about them:
Two tidbits that stood out: artist Bart Vargas came all the way from Nebraska to attend the opening and Solongo Tseekhuu, a native of Mongolia now living in the Bay Area, explained to me that women are not permitted to become artists in her home country: WOW has she defied that tradition with talent and style!
I hope you will enjoy my photos from the opening, and if you are in Vegas before the show closes on April 25th be sure to drop by before you head to the strip to gamble.
BTW, a huge thank you to the CAC, its board of directors and Matthew Couper and Jo Russ.
Alla Bartoshchuk, Babette Carpenter, Bart Vargas, Betty Shelton, Brendan Getz, Caitlin Karolczak, Carolin Peters, Christopher Kane Taylor, Cynthia Grilli, Dan Hooker, Dana Mano-Flank, Daniel Maidman, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Eric Vozzola, Gig Depio, Grizel S. Herhold, James Bousema, Jeremy Humbert, John Michael Byrd, Kathe Madrigal, Kathy Morton Stanion, Kim Frohsin, Kurt Dyrhaug, Lana Sokoloff, Lolita Develay, Margaret McCann, Maria Zapata, Richard Smukler, Rick Metzler, Robert Bickel, Serena Potter, Shang Ma, Solongo Tseekhuu, Steve Schwartz, Tom Wegrzynowski, William J. Havlicek.
First Prize: Caitlin Karolczak $1,500.00
Second Prize: Kim Frohsin $750.00
Third Prize: Margaret McCann $500.00
Honorable Mention: Lolita Develay $250.00
Honorable Mention: Serena Potter $100.00
The Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas
1217 South Main Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89104