Phoenix

Phoenix

Various Venues

The Phoenix Art Museum is now 5 years old and in its brief existence it has generated a remarkable amount of creative endeavor in the Phoenix re­gion. The Fifth Arizona Annual brought out a whopping 500 entries or more. The jurors for the show were Dorothy Adlow, art critic for the Christian Science Mon­itor, Bruce Barton Jr., Art Editor for Time Magazine, and Mary Oldfield Steele, Assistant Director of the Santa Barbara Museum. 115 entries were selected for the show and the jurors stated that due to lack of space many excellent paint­ ings could not be included.

The Grand Award and Phoenix Art Museum Purchase Prize of $800.00 went to Ben Goo for an untitled marble sculpture. The First Award for Painting (oil) went to John Hopkins for Two Lovers Lost in a Forest of Tulips, a poetic, surrealistic scene using flower forms with mystical overtones. There were 8 other awards ranging from $25.00 to $500.00. The number of awards and the large amounts given indicate that the Arizona area not only stimulates artists who produce but rewards them well for their endeavors. 

Harriette von Breton