49th Annual Beverly Hills Art Show Announces Winners

The biannual Beverly Hills Art Show on May 21 and 22 drew an estimated 30,000 arts lovers to Beverly Gardens Park, where 150 artists exhibited their work in the open outdoors along three blocks of Beverly Gardens Park on Santa Monica Boulevard.

As one of the largest and most prestigious art shows in Southern California, the Beverly Hills Art Show featured a multitude of diverse artists in mediums including sculpture, glass, jewelry, photography, painting, ceramics and more. The event featured 39 first-time artists. Though mostly from Southern California, artists also came from Colorado, Idaho, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona. 

As is the tradition, the Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, through the Mayor’s Choice Award, is able to select a piece of new art for installation at one of the city’s public facilities to add to the City’s Public Art Collection. The Mayor’s Choice Award was established to affirm the city’s support of the arts and its commitment to the cultural community.

“We are thrilled to be able to showcase so many talented artists in Beverly Hills each year,” said Jenny Rogers, Director of City of Beverly Hills Community Services. “As the world emerges out of COVID, we are reminded how important it is to provide the creative community such an important large-scaled event on behalf of the creative artists who are selected and the residents of Beverly Hills.”

For each Beverly Hills Art Show, special awards and recognitions are given to participating artists. A special panel is tasked with the selection, and this year’s awardees for the 2022 Spring Beverly Hills Art Show are:

Mayor’s Choice Award – TBD 

Best of Show – Matt Budish 

Gil Borgos Award for Originality – Andrea Haffner 

Best Art Display – Fred Stodder 

Best New Artist – Jennifer Del Barrio

First Place Winners:

Ceramics – Fred Stodder 

Digital Art – Leeza Taylor 

Drawings and Printmaking – Brit Hansen 

Glass – Fay Miller & Ivan Grajalez 

Jewelry – Sean Hill 

Mixed Media – Two Dimensional – Anna Choi 

Mixed media – Three Dimensional – David Greenhalgh 

Painting – Kristin Brin 

Photography – Marshall Vanderhoof 

Sculpture – Matt Budish 

Watercolor – Merissa Mann

The Beverly Hills Art Show is biannually event produced by the City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department. All activities occur at the historic Beverly Gardens Park and admission to both days is free. Artists are encouraged to apply in June for a juried spot in the upcoming 2022 Fall Beverly Hills Art Show, which will be held on Oct. 15-16.  

Artist Barry Ferich of Ferric Creations entertains Emilee Fullmer, 10, with an art project at this year’s Beverly Hills Art Show.
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