The results are in and the people have spoken! The 2022 People’s Choice Award Winner for the 28th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition is “Chance Encounter” by Durwood Coffey.
Not only was this entry honored by public voters, but it also received the Juror’s Choice Award from this year’s juror Todd Burroughs.
Durwood created this acrylic work of art because he “ …felt it was important to return to painting the subjects that I most enjoyed as a child, the images that never left my creative imagination. The world of the animal kingdom and its habitat soon came back to life on canvas and paper. With the freedom to explore the vast variety of wildlife subjects that exist in the world and reference them through my personal artistic expression, a collection of insects, fish and animals took form and await the eyes of the world for consummation.”