BEVERLY HILLS—The BH artSHOW which was held on October 18 and 19 at Beverly Gardens Park attracted more than 40,000 people, with 240 exhibitors on hand to display their paintings, glass creations, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and other works.
According to a press release from the City of BH, awards for 14 categories including “Best of Show” and “Most Original Work” were handed out during the event. Some of the top award winners at the event included:
–Best of Show– Michael Harnish
–Gil Borgos Originality Award– Steven
–Best Display of Art- Sylvia Chait and
–Ceramics– Greg Riley
–Drawing and Printmaking- Rene Porter
–Glass– Christine Moorhead
–Mixed Media/ Two-Dimensional– Anita Bell
–Mixed Media/ Three-Dimensional- Joseph
–New Media– Sondra Wampler
–Photography– Chris Otcasek
–Jewelry– Adam Neeley
–Painting– Lauren Ferszt
–Sculpture– Time McClendon
–Watercolor– Tracy Reid
“Many of the artists highlighted in our show are from the Los Angeles area while some travel from as far as Canada and even England to participate. The beauty of the artSHOW is that we consider almost any art from anywhere,” commented Karen McLean, Beverly Hills artSHOW Director. “There’s a diverse mix of artists and genres spotlighted in a casual, open air environment. We want the artists to interact with visitors and be able to tell people about the personal stories and ideas behind each creation.”
The event included both local and national artists, family activities, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and live entertainment that spanned four blocks of Beverly Gardens Park near Santa Monica Boulevard.
A special edition “Beverly Hills Days” art mosaic debuted during the artSHOW to honor the City’s centennial anniversary. For additional information about the Beverly Hills artSHOW, visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow or call (310) 285-6830.