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Announcing the Spring 2016 Art Walk Awards Finalists

On Thursday, May 12, our Art Walk Awards are returning once again to Capitol Hill's Sole Repair. Come drink, dance and vote! (And RSVP here.)

The three artworks that bring in the most votes will receive cash prizes ($1,000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third place) and the first-place artwork will be featured in the June issue of City Arts magazine. This round of guest judges was invited to nominate artworks that were exhibited during January, February and March. These are their picks.


Rick Araluce,
The Universe, mixed media construction. Shown at Mad Art, nominated by Iole Alessandrini.


Dawn Cerny, 
CRAFTSman and spoon RIVER, archival ink jet print. Shown at Greg Kucera Gallery, nominated by Julie Alexander.


Ben Gannon, Untitled (Orange Dip #7), acrylic. Shown at Sugar Pill, nominated by Julie Alexander.



Robin Green
Heartbeat, colander, silk, wool, acrylic, ink, embroidery floss, thread, rivets. Shown at COCA, nominated by Julie Alexander.


C. Davida IngramAvatar: Fanon & Decca, single-channel digital video with audio. Shown at Frye Art Museum, nominated by Emily Pothast.

Margot Quan KnightEscaping genocide..., I have two doilies... and My dad Fred...(Tryptic), embossed paper. Shown at Greg Kucera Gallery, nominated by Iole Alessandrini.


Kat Larson, Performative Painting One, single-channel video documentation and accompanying painting from live performance. Shown at Bridge Productions, nominated by Emily Pothast.


Mario Lemafaaitu 01, bleached shirt. Shown at Interstitial Gallery, nominated by Emily Pothast.


Cathy McClure, Jason Gover and Alden Mackey, Ziggy Moonduster, interactive installation. Shown at King Street Station, nominated by Iole Alessandrini.


All images courtesy of the artists.