DESIRE

AWARD WINNERS

Many thanks to Matthew Knight who judged this exhibition!

Matthew D. Knight studied art history at Kingston University-London and U.M.K.C. and completed his graduate studies in Modern/Contemporary and The History of the Art Market at Christie’s Education-New York. He was formerly a Senior Fine Art Expert at AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Senior Private Client Specialist at Paddle8, and has completed several independent curatorial projects. He is a member of the Chinati Contemporary Council and has participated as a panelist on the International Art Market in NY and Hong Kong. Matthew is primarily interested in the management and protection of collections, both established and emerging.

Matthew D Knight

Assistant Professor of Art History 

Santa Fe College

BEST IN SHOW

Desire

Sarah e McIntosh

Judge's Statement: This piece spoke to me on a number of visual levels: the soothing and somewhat austere color palette, the composition (especially for such a small format), and the narrative of the figure being torn between love and money. Both of which, are very real human desires-that at once can be simultaneously rewarding and destructive. - Matthew Knight

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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Wanderlust II (Florence)

Maria Leite 

This work is compositionally appealing and visually stimulating. Additionally, the manipulation of the photo is somewhat an advancement of the medium. The work also recalls the oeuvre of Abelardo Morell, whose work I adore.

- Matthew Knight

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THIRD PLACE AWARD

Save the Fragile Ones

Stephanie Haas

This piece evokes a different sort of desire - a desire for the natural world. The sculptural quality of the work begs the curious mind to further explore. - Matthew Knight

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MERIT AWARD

Blurred Lines of Desire #2

Annie Morien

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MERIT AWARD

Then They Kissed

Michael Angelo Gagliardi

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MERIT AWARD

The Gold That Never Gets Old

Ali Graves

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MERIT AWARD

Not your Trophy / Not Your Fetish

Keana Poindexter

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MERIT AWARD
Love Slugs
Sarah e McIntosh

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