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Stefan Begej wins Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge


Stefan Begej wins Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Arrow Electronics selected Littleton-based artist Stefan Begej as the winner of the Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge, a national challenge to inspire artists to take the concept of innovation and express what five years out looks like in the art world, translating ideas into their artistic medium.

Through a competitive and collaborative selection process, a jury of regional artists and art professionals chose seven finalists out of an application pool of over 120 artists. Each finalist received a $5,000 commission to create a forward-thinking piece; the seven pieces arrived in Denver last week for the judging process. The jury selected one winner, Begej, to receive the Innovation Award for his work “Innovation Engine,” granting him a $10,000 prize and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

The Arrow Innovator’s Club will be located at Detroit Street and Second Avenue during the Festival. In addition to an opportunity to view the work of the winner and seven finalists, performance speed painter, Tim Decker, will be painting portraits of innovators three times a day on July 5, 6 and 7.