On a beautiful spring day – in mid January, no less! – when the rest of the nation was freezing, we were fortunate to be in Old Town at the Scottsdale Artists School on Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2018, for a wonderful public reception and awards event to honor the winners of our 8th Annual Portrait Exhibition. This year’s contest was judged by noted artist and teacher, Howard Lyon. The winning art work and Howard’s expert comments appear in our home page master carousel banner with individual links to each piece. This page is a place where we feature additional photos and news of our celebratory event and encourage the public to visit over the next several weeks while the entire collection of submitted work is on display.