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This year’s recipients include Kevin Painchaud (photojournalist), Heejin Lee (mixed-media artist), AugieWK (painter/muralist), Nikia Chaney (writer/poet), and Madeline Aliah (writer/poet).
The work of 2023 awardees is featured at an exhibition on the 5th floor of the County Government Center now through October 20. A First Friday opening reception will be held August 4 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Through the Spotlight Award, the County Arts Commission publicly recognizes individuals who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work, but who have not received widespread acknowledgment of their talent. This annual award recognizes younger artists as well as those who are discovering their artistic voice later in life. Judging criteria includes the effective use of media and tools to communicate their own personal style. The award is given to artists who work in the following mediums: visual art, performing arts, and literary arts.
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