Announcing the Spring 2017 Art Walk Awards Finalists / by Jacob Foran

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | by AMANDA MANITACH

On Thursday, May 11, our Art Walk Awards return to Capitol Hill's Sole Repair. Come drink, dance and vote! (And RSVP here.)

The three artworks with the most votes will receive cash prizes ($1,000 for first place, $450 for second and $250 for third) and the first-place artwork will be featured in the June issue of City Arts. This round of guest judges was invited to nominate artworks that were exhibited during February, March and April. These are their picks:


Claire Halpine and Erin LynchNe-Yo Liberalism, HD video, 2017. At WeWork (nominated by Emily Zimmerman).


Andrew Lamb SchultzDream Poodle, digital print, 11 x 17 inches, 2017. At Greenwood Space Travel (nominated by Clyde Petersen).


Jacob Foran, In Space Together Forever (Moon Landers Vessel), ceramic and glaze, 16 × 16 × 12 inches, 2016. At Abmeyer + Wood (nominated by Miranda Metcalf).


Tariqa WatersProtection Order, giclée print on canvas, 7 x 5 feet. At Martyr Sauce (nominated by Clyde Petersen).


Joe RudkoOut of Frame, torn photographs on paper, 50 x 38 inches, 2017. At Greg Kucera Gallery (nominated by Emily Zimmerman).


Aaron HexomGood God, Get Down, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2017. At AXIS Gallery (nominated by Clyde Petersen).

Alex KangUntitled (rollerleg), video. At WeWork (nominated by Emily Zimmerman)


Ryan MolenkampFear of Volcanoes 53, acrylic on panel, 30 x 40 inches, 2015. At Linda Hodges Gallery (nominated by Miranda Metcalf).

Michelle de la VegaHer Sweet Words 1, archival pigment print on paper mounted on plate steel, 18 x 20 inches, 2017. At Bridge Productions (nominated by Miranda Metcalf).