Best of Show, First Prize

Kenneth Hawkins
Kirkwood Community College
Day Dreams of Key Largo
Oil, 27.25" x 21.5"

Artist's Comment: "My feeling of well-being is directly related to my level of artistic effort. I like to think of my paintings as the residual trail of my psychological landscape. Not unlike the slime that remains
in the wake of a snail." 

Juror's Comment: "Kenneth Hawkins' painting is solidly
drawn, is painted with confidence, and conveys a
sense of serenity and calm through it's reduced palette. It has a straightforward and uncontrived quality that I
enjoy. It's title, Day Dreams of Key Largo, added a fillip of humor, since the subject is snow in Key Largo."