EL PASO, Texas –The Sun Bowl Association and the El Paso International Museum of Art hosted the Annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibit Opening Show on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the El Paso International Museum of Art.
The much-anticipated exhibit is on display until Jan. 19, 2024, and is free and open to the public.
“Thank you to the Sun Bowl Association for helping us host another amazing opening ceremony,” said Director of the International Museum of Art, Emily Leedom. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate the artistic excellence of El Paso.”
There were over 60 artists from the Borderland region who entered art. The various types of art included oil paintings, photography, color pencil art, sculptures and more. After careful deliberation, the piece that emerged as this year’s Best of Show was a painting called “Lost in Her Own Thoughts” by an artist named Maximos.
“It’s truly amazing, the talent we have here in the area,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “The quality and diversity of the artworks displayed were outstanding, and the competition was fierce.”
The Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is the Southwest’s longest running exhibition. Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.
Best of Show: Lost in Her Own Thoughts, Maximos
First Place: Hand Chemistry, Armando Jimenez
Second Place: The Neighborhood, Krystyna Renata Robbins
Third Place: Grapevine, Mindy Loudember
Honorable Mention: Stormy Skies, Daniel Maes
Honorable Mention: Unity Across Borders, Efren Villalobos
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