LAS VEGAS, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jana's RedRoom Gallery, a Las Vegas art gallery located in the Arts District, invited artists worldwide to enter the inaugural Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition. The competition closed June 30 with 207 artists entering more than 350 individual pieces of art. Artists from 35 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and 11 countries, including Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Russia, South Africa and Switzerland entered the competition. The winners are:
Best of Show: Denise Weaver Ross, Albuquerque, New Mexico Drawing: "The Jacks of Jupiter" Grand Prize: Solo Exhibit at Jana's RedRoom Gallery
Ceramics 1st Place Leanna Carlson, Prince George, British Columbia 2nd Place Beth Bishop, Las Vegas, Nevada 3rd Place Tristyn Bustamante, West Palm Beach, Florida
Drawing 1st Place Bruce Matlaf, Las Vegas, Nevada 2nd Place Peng Liu, Perth, Western Australia 3rd Place Michael Volpicelli, Las Vegas, Nevada
Glass 1st Place Monika Capol, Chur, Switzerland 2nd Place Paul Baker, Las Vegas, Nevada 3rd Place Seda Saar, Malibu, California
Mixed Media 1st Place Sheridee Hopper, Las Vegas, Nevada 2nd Place Kimberly Blake, Las Vegas, Nevada 3rd Place Dean Oliverio, Golden Valley, Arizona
Painting 1st Place Robert MacPherson, Carlsbad, California 2nd Place Jane Wise, Denver, Pennsylvania 3rd Place Kathryn Gilbert, Henderson, Nevada
Photography 1st Place Jason Levi, Sun City West, Arizona 2nd Place Jeff Knox, Las Vegas, Nevada 3rd Place John Sluder, Melbourne, Florida
Printmaking 1st Place Joanne DeLomba, Cranston, Rhode Island 2nd and 3rd Place N/A
Sculpture 1st Place Deborah Rubin, Little Rock, Arkansas 2nd Place Scott Laga, Ortonville, Michigan 3rd Place Jeff Davis, Los Angeles, California
Other Art Forms 1st Place Nina Rizzo, Sedona, Arizona 2nd Place Sharon Cahn, Sebastopol, California 3rd Place Audrey Fox, Las Vegas, Nevada
Nineteen artists received Honorable Mention in a variety of categories. The Best of Show and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention winners' artwork will be on exhibit at Jana's RedRoom Gallery September 1-30. Winners will be honored at an invitation-only VIP reception September 10.
Nine jurors from across the U.S. and around the world judged the artwork. The jurors only saw the artwork submitted. Personal information about the artists was not available to the jurors.
About Las Vegas & Art In 2015, 42 million tourists from the U.S. and around the world visited the city and 3.5 million are expected in September, the month of the winners' exhibition. Over the last 30 years Las Vegas has evolved from the world's playground for gaming and nightlife to the top convention city in the U.S. with world renowned fine dining and shopping. Now Las Vegas is ready to evolve again as one of the world's premier cities for serious art buyers. Jana's RedRoom Gallery is located in the Arts Factory, in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District at 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Visit Jana's RedRoom Gallery The Heart of the Arts District.