2019 Festival Awards

Best in Festival - $ 700
Best Rendition of a Master - $350
Best Technique - $350
Best Use of Color - $350
People’s Choice Award - $350

Festival Award Winners Announced
Sunday, October 19, 2019 at 3:45 at Via Arté

People’s Choice Award Winner Announced
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 online and by email and social media


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2019 Guest Juror

Mark Trujillo

Marc Trujillo is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and currently resides in Los Angeles.  Marc primarily paints the purgatory of American urban and suburban landscapes such as gas stations, shopping malls, big chain stores, and restaurants, the figure plays a vital role in his work and the paintings are constructed so that the viewer is the primary figure. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art, where he received the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Prize as well as the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust Fellowship. In 2001, Marc received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and in 2008 he received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He has had many shows on both coasts in the U.S. and currently shows with Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York and Chis Winfield Gallery in Carmel. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Long Beach Museum and the New Britain Museum of Art.


Guest Jurors are selected by the Bakersfield Museum of Art based on their qualification to appropriately evaluate art to festival standards. The juror is instructed to view each square and make selections based on artists who display mastery in use of color, space, technique, and ability to replicate a masterwork. Each winning square should display an overall understanding in ALL elements of art (line, form, value, color, texture, subject matter, etc.). Selections are made solely by the guest juror.


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