The Best and The Brightest is Scottsdale Artists’ School’s juried fine art show and sale which features work by students from across the country. The show celebrates the skills learned by students while studying at the School and their ability to apply them to their artwork. 

The show will be on display until March 18th.


Best & Brightest 2023 – Award Winners

Best of Show: The Butterfly Girl by Katie Karram


1st Place Drawing: Entangled by Lynda Hawkins

2nd Place Drawing: The General by Joan Iatesta Smith

Honorable Mention: Imagine by Mikki Bendotti


1st Place Oil: Near Torrey Utah by Donna Baumann

2nd Place Oil: Lingering Light by Tom Connor

Honorable Mention: South Mountain Glow by Jonathan Shirey


1st Place Pastel: Morning in the McDowell Mountains by Peggy Orgon

2nd Place Pastel: Brilliant Blossom by Leslie Austin

Honorable Mention: Study for At Last by Kathy Howard


1st Place Sculpture: Drop Me Off by Larry Emmott

2nd Place Sculpture: Women in Water by Barbara Holland

Honorable Mention: Bucky Rogers by Wayne Brazil


1st Place Small Works: Golden Hour by Nancy Breiman 

2nd Place Small Works: Point of Departure by Arena Shawn

Honorable Mention: Strawberries by Wei Zhang


1st Place Water Media: Red Mountain by Lisa Dautremont

2nd Place Water Media: Desert Dainty by Jonathan Shirey

Honorable Mention: My Home Town-House on 1st St.  by Cheryl Prather


Youth Academy 1st Place: Neon Cactus by Sushmita Marella

Youth Academy 2nd Place: 3 Butterflies by Amelie Chabot

Youth Academy Honorable Mention: Starfish by Sushmita Marella


Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence: Desert Gold by Sheri Farabaugh

Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence: Study for At Last by Kathy Howard

SAS Purchase Award: All in The Family by Arena Shaw

Page through the Best & Brightest of 2023 below:


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