The full Fleisher: Challenge winners, part 2

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Now I have the whole list of Fleisher Challenge winners! Executive Director Matthew Braun sweetly wrote me that they’d give Artblog the scoop, but I have another source and can’t wait to share; I want to thank all of you who gave me information (you know who you are).

Here we go:

September
Walter Plotnick, who creates Rohrshach-like symmetry in his photographic prints
Richard Ryan (I mentioned him last post)
Roger Matsumoto–a new name to us, and all I can find on line is that he has gotten awards and shown at the PMA in The Silver Garden and in Dear Fleisher.

October
Gregory Brellochs–a new name to us. He’s a PAFA alum who makes representational drawings of biological-looking fantasies.
Rebecca Saylor-Sack, who paints beautiful gestural landscapes that cascade into abstraction
William Gannotta–another new name for us; a PAFA alum, he makes paintings that are full of juicy, abstract color

January
Stephen and Billy Blaise Dufala–sculptures of real objects reconsidered in edgy ways; you probably know their toilet tricycle best, but I’m particularly fond of their giant grater on wheels.
Laura M. Haight–a new name to artblog; she has an exhibition track record in Southern California and has just completed an MFA in ceramics from Tyler.
Jury Smith–a new name here too; a ceramics artist who has shown more than once at the Clay Studio invitational as well as at Artists Space.

February
Shelley Spector–we named Shelley in the last post. She’s a sculptor, dealer, and overall amazing
Judy Gelles–another who we named before, a videomaker and photographer who often uses text and narrative in unexpected ways.
Erica Zoe Loustau–a name we don’t know yet, but I see she had an exhibit of sculpture at the DCCA!

Congratulations to all of you. This is sooo cool. I thought you might like to check out Fleisher’s list of all its past Challenge recipients. It’s pretty amazing.

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