The Connect Finals is our annual December event that celebrates the top selected artists from our monthly Connect program (our free monthly pop-up art exhibit). Event established in 2010.

Our celebration has changed, over the years! We upped our artist grant from $2,000 to $4,000 in 2015; in 2018, we re-branded our celebration from December Connect Gala to Connect Finals; in 2018, we also determined that a grant awardee could not win the artist grant more than once.

It’s our pleasure to have made a place to celebrate some excellent creative people. We look forward to bestowing more honors for years to come. Please enjoy a list of our top selected artists from these past years. *You’ll note that we don’t have a record of our winners from before 2012. Don’t worry! We’ll find them.


December 11, 2020

Garnett Wyatt

Moniz Williams

Bailey Hatcher


December 13, 2019

Emma Goldgar

Austyn Victoria

Elizabeth Carter


December 14, 2018

Arash Rahimi

Heather Olsen

Joe Drury


December 8, 2017

Bailey Hatcher

Josh Pugeau

Erick Pontvianne


December 9, 2016

Scott Tuckfield

Jeovanni Xoumphonphackdy

CP Brest Van Kempen


December 11, 2015

Troy Forbush

Zach Franzoni

Jeovanni Xoumphonphackdy


December 12, 2014

Troy Forbush

Hailey Evans

Chris Madsen


December 13, 2013

Logan Madsen

Coulton Evans

Dawn Taylor


December 14, 2012


December 9, 2011


December 10, 2010