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2013 Best of America Exhibition

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experience the exhibit

exhibit judge

Phil Starke

Phil Starke began to show an interest in art from the time he lived in Germany as a young boy while his father was in the military.  He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  Inspired by the instructors at the Academy, Starke changed course from his aim at the advertising world and developed a passion for oil painting.  It was upon graduation from the American Academy of Art that he decided to plunge into the profession of fine art.

From the Midwest, West and Southwest, Phil has continued to be inspired.  Each season and each region has its own color palette and unique landscape.  From landscape to figures, and plein-air to studio painting Phil continues to find inspiration in his work.

Choosing to share this passion and inspire others, Phil also teaches workshops, helping others develop their own individual talent. His work can been seen at:

award winners

best in show

Ukulele Day Dream/ Rob Rey

best landscape

Morning Harbour/ Derek Pennix

best still life

Birds Nest on the Ground/ Lynn Clark

best impressionistic

Red Chair/ Emiliya Lane

best portrait

Annual Ring of Life/ Cheng Lian

most innovative

Union Pacific/ Simon Winnegar

best use of light & color

Rural Lights/ Jason Sacran

people's choice award

4PM Tean Time/ Hebe Brooks

awards of excellence

merit awards

accepted artists

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