Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAward of Excellence: $2,000Age: 23 "Artistic momentum is being your own engine. " Holiday Campanella has attended art classes at a local community center since the age of five, a feature that brought consistentcy and peace in her life notably after being diagnosed with Irritable Bowl Syndrome at the age of 14. Campanella made a conscious decision to become an artist after enrolling in college, where she learned what it means to be a working artist and discovered a deep love for painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her piece Acts I–V is a recreation of a block of South Philadelphia row houses. An artful and detailed construction, the sculpture is inspired by a day in the life of her Italian-American grandparents' neighborhood, in which the viewer may peek into the windows and doors of each home.
A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25. September 7, 2011 - January 22, 2012