It was close and it was hotly contested. But in the end, the cool of the beach won over our judges who narrowed nearly 300 entries down to 10 and then chose one final grand-prize winner in the Caruso/Palisadian-Post art competition “Why I Love Pacific Palisades.”
Children from seven Palisadian schools took the judges from cafes and yogurt shops to the canyons and hiking trails in amazing colors and textures.
All 10 short-listed works of art will be displayed on Caruso’s Palisades Village safety wall over the next few weeks and will stay up there until next summer when the new project opens.
But only one artist will be receiving the extra grand prize—that is Sage Denham, a third grader at Palisades Charter Elementary School.
Denham won hearts with the vivid yellows and blues she handled with such confidence in her depiction of a familiar lifeguard tower along the golden sands where she and her family play.
We shall be speaking with Denham about her inspirations in next week’s edition of the Post.