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Winners Announced for the 54th Annual "Own An Original" Art Competition

Post Date:11/21/2019 11:56 a.m.

The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 54th Annual Own an Original art competition at the Littleton Museum. Open to Colorado artists, the competition is for any art medium except photography. This year’s theme of “Destination” was juried by Gwen Chanzit, Denver Art Museum Curator Emerita of Modern Art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive, and Director of Museum Studies for the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver.


Awards were given for Best of Show (Courtney Cotton, Landing), First Place (Pat Finley, Dreaming of Africa), Second Place (Linda O’Neill, Beyond Ordinary Limits), and Third Place (Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, Wishbone). Three artists also received Honorable Mentions for their work:  William Rohs, Katherine Walter, and Barbara Veatch. Best of Show winner Courtney Cotton is a Denver artist, specializing in conceptual contemporary artwork and collage. For more information about her, visit her website at 

In recent years, American culture has idealized the saying, “it’s the journey, not the destination.” A destination is the end point to which someone, or something, is going or sent to. With so much focus on the journey, has the end point lost its meaning? What if the reason or objective of the journey held more value than the voyage itself? Experience the varied artistic interpretations of “Destination” in this exciting thematic competition. The exhibit runs from Friday, November 22 through Sunday, December 29, 2019. All of the artwork in the exhibit are available for purchase. Make a gift of art this holiday season!

The Littleton Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. 

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