All our artists have already won simply by jurying in to this prestigious Festival, but each year we go one step farther and award four exhibiting artists a Special Recognition Award. The award comes with a $500 check and automatic entry to next year's Festival.
The awards are selected by a panel of three highly qualified judges, each of whom rate every artist independently and then gather for a spirited discussion. The four awards are presented at a charming artists' reception on the first night of the Festival.
In this year's featured exhibit, Bay Area artists will explore the climate crisis through the lens of contemporary art, in collaboration with Green Change, a grassroots environmental network.