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Peter Frank and Kimberly Piazza with Amphibioso

Kimberly Piazza pictured with the esteemed Los Angeles curator and art critic, Peter Frank, and her painting, “Amphibioso” at the Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, August 2011. Frank had just presented Kimberly the coveted $1,000 First Prize in the Chico Art Center’s Annual All-Media National Juried Exhibit. (Photo by Barbara Edwards)

October 2012 – Honorable Mention in drawing category for A Little Birdie Told Me. Highland Art Center, 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Juror: Jon Cummins, artist and Executive Director, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA.

May 2012 – 1st Place in painting for Relic, Double Axes, Free Tire Rotation
Contemporary Woman 6, a national juried exhibit, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA. Juror: JoAnne Northrup, Nevada Museum of Art, Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives.

October 2011 – 1st Place in oil/acrylic painting category for Meal With Honey Bees, Meal Without Honey Bees; 2nd Place in oil/acrylic painting category for The Day Space Junk Landed In the Yard – Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA, 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Juror: professional visual artist, Christine Hayman.

July 2011 – 1st Place for mixed media painting, Amphibioso – Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, National Juried All Media 2011; Juror: Peter Frank, Los Angeles area curator and art critic for ArtNews, Angeleno Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

October 2008 – 2nd Place in painting category for Car Jacking; 3rd Place in sculpture category for Forest’s Future/Future’s Forest – Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA, 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Juror: Jack Bentley, Director, Humboldt State University, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA.

October 2007 – 1st Place in painting category for Ghost; 1st Place in sculpture category for Coyote; 1st Place in mixed media category for Fallen Angels No. 32nd Place in water media for Genie Bottle; Honorable Mention in painting category for Tire Recycling Concept No. 1; and Honorable Mention in drawing category for Spare Parts; 8 of 12 pieces selected by juror – Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA, 23rd Annual Juried Exhibit, Juror: Lindsay Coates, Curator, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA.

October 2006 – Honorable Mention for painting Candy Land – Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA, 22nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Juror: Luke Lucas, Director, Mount Lassen Art Center, Chester, CA.

May 2006 – Best of Show Award for painting Dumpster Diving; Firecracker Award from Shasta College Art Department faculty Shasta College, Redding, CA, 56th Annual Juried Student Show, Josine Ianco Starrels of Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR.

October 2005 – 2nd Place for painting Launch– Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA, 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Juror: professional visual artist, Anne Kincaide.