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West Prize finalists — 3 Phillyites!


3,600 people applied for the new-minted West Prize. Ten finalists were just announced, among them local artists and Artblog favorites Dufala Brothers and James Johnson, and Deborah Hamon who showed at Pentimenti last summer. Congratulations, everyone! And get yourselves ready for the next round since Paige West and company are making the West Prize an annual event!

Rob Carter
Brian Cooper
Jonas Criscoe
Thomas Doyle
The Dufala Brothers
Deborah Hamon (shows at Pentimenti Gallery)
James Johnson
Georg Parthen
Ann Toebbe
Nathan Vincent

2008 Grand Prize finalist and the winner of the $25,000 cash award to be announced in February.