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