With the number of stellar artists living and working in the Treasure Valley, choosing one had to be hard for readers. That would explain why there are so few votes among the top three places. A piece by Bowling, titled Nighthawk, was recently featured on the cover of Boise Weekly. His piece, along with the others that have graced BW during this last year, hangs in our swank offices, which means we've been living with his art for a while. We'll be sad to see it go up for bid at our annual Boise Weekly Cover Auction in November, even though we know the money goes to a good cause (a local arts grant). If you attend the auction, you'll see a couple of us BW Staffers trying to outbid one another for Bowling's work.
Second place: Erin Ruiz
Third place: Chris Schofield