The San Pedro River Arts Council has just finished a very successful second annual Celebrate the Arts! 2011 event, in partnership with Cochise College.
The events were at the College and various places about the City of Benson. Award winners for the accompanying Art Show at the Benson Center were awarded according to their own assessment of their ability. They were categorized as Emerging (student/amateur) or Established (professional/accomplished).
The winners are as follows for Emerging Artists:
- Best in Show: Jan Huthoefer for her collage, "Junkyard Pileup"
- Award of Excellence: Charlene Kennedy for her colored pencil drawing, "Brahma Land"
- Award of Merit: Darlene Rodriguez for her photography, "Blue Door"
The winners are as follows for Established Artists: