Final awards judges: Michael W. Cothren, Vince Fazio, and Victoria Oldham. Grand prize winners of the Sedona Art Prize painting competition will be selected and announced prior to August 31, 2017.
Stuart Shils is well known for his unique landscapes depicting the experience of Italy, Ireland, and his home terrain of urban Philadelphia where he grew up. He studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he currently teaches on an ongoing basis.
Linda Goldenstein is President of Goldenstein Gallery, voted "Best Gallery in Sedona" for nine years running; she is also the September Judge for the Sedona Art Prize. Prior to her gallery in Sedona, she partnered in an art gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Pat Benincasa is an award-winning artist whose passion for geometry is expressed in multi-faceted ways through her dimensional glass sculptures, paintings and drawings. She is currently Chair of Visual Arts Instruction at the Perpich Center For Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
Kathryn Stats studied with artists in the Salt Lake City area on a continuous basis for approximately 20 years and continues to study books on color and landscape painting including Plein Air California Painters, Taos painters, Carlson’s Guide to Landscape painting and the Russian masters, favoring Vasily Polenov.
Susan Faust graduated in 1973 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Fine Arts. She first pursued a career in ceramics and became a master potter and Artist in Residence for the State of West Virginia. Changing directions and longing to be a painter, she headed West in 1986.