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2008 Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival Finalists

Cave Creek painters Kyle Hobratschk, second from left, Randy Galloway, second from right, and Linda Budge, far right back row are the finalists in the adult visual arts category for this year’s Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival. Also shown are Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia, far left, adult arts festival chairwoman Kataliyn Ehling, Festival chairwoman Judy Bruce. Seated are festival finalist Ann Otis and visual art judge Merrill Mahaffey.


Film Adult

Mark DiSalvo of Cave Creek, "What You Don't Know"
Adam "Angel" Ruiz of Avondale,   "Emissary" 
Stephen Krystek/Synthetic Human Pictures of Phoenix, "Drain"
Film Youth
Nick Bennett of Cave Creek, "The History of Jed"
Alex Lazo of Cave Creek,  "The Getaway"
Spenser Robert of Scottsdale, "Man Versus Machine"
Photography Adult
Barry Hart of Scottsdale, "The Legend of the Fall"
Marvin Seiger of Scottsdale,  "Follow That Elephant"
David Spiegelberg of Mesa, "Blue Columbine"
Photography Youth
Adam Deserio of Sedona, "Layered in Stone"
Rachel Hill of Scottsdale, "Harmony"
Haley Phelps of Scottsdale, "A Rose on a Bridge to No-where"
Visual Art - Adult
Note: there are four listed because one will receive the Bobbi Tunstall Memorial Award for Southwestern Art*
Linda Budge of Cave Creek, "Desert Dilemma"
Randy Galloway of Cave Creek, "To Walk in Beauty"
Kyle Hobratschk of Carefree, "Persian Vegetables"
Ann Otis of New River, "Time Line"
Visual Art - Youth
Jordan Barcon of Miami, "Pitbull"
Jesse Cuellar of Miami, "Tangle"
Megan Koth of Cave Creek, "March of the Sheep"
Original Song - Adult
Bill Dutcher of Phoenix,  "Man on Fire"
Stan Fidel of Scottsdale, "Arizona Desert Skies"
Joe Lanser of Cave Creek,  "Your Boots Dancin' With Mine"
Original Song - Youth
Melody DiSalvo of Cave Creek,  "Come Tomorrow"
Stephanie Light of Scottsdale, "Willow Tree"
Kelly Maroney of Scottsdale, "The Last Word"
Poetry Adult:
Makenna Albrecht of Carefree for her poem "The Jaws of Vanity",
Katherine Fitzgerald of Phoenix for her poem "Dust Devil", and
Daryl Scherrer of Gilbert for "The Walls of the Diner are done in Polaroids"
Poetry Youth:
Garrett Becwar of Cave Creek for his poem "My Cottage",
Alex Lazo of Cave Creek for his poem "On to Chicago", and
Stephania Ochs of Cave Creek for "Remember"
Short Story Adult:
Virginia Brooks of Carefree for her story "Peking Duck",
Viki Turnipseed of Scottsdale for her story "Wishing Stone", and
William Warren of Phoenix for "Lunchtime Atop a Skyscraper, 1932"
Short Story Youth:
Will Bals of Cave Creek for "Tale of Mugbee, the Purposeful Stinkbug",
Alex Lazo of Cave Creek for his story "Conjunction", and
Saige Williams of Carefree for "Why Penguins Can't Fly"
Note: there were only 3 entries total
Carley Conder of Tempe (Adult)
Jennifer Sylvester of Arts for All, Inc. of Tucson (Adult)
Alea Becwar of Cave Creek, (Youth)

*The Bobbi Tunstall Memorial Award for Southwestern Art

This annual ward is given to honor the passing of Bobbi Tunstall, of Granbury, Texas, by her daughter, Nancy Crozier of Cave Creek.  Bobbi was an art collector and broker, with a special passion for art that captured the beauty of the land and the people of the West.  The annual winner will receive a special prize of $500.

Also: One of entrants will also receive a special "Spirit of Cave Creek Award" sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League in the amount of $1,700.  This person does not necessarily have to be a finalist…it could be an entrant who is not a finalist.

CCFAFBarry Hart, second from left, is a finalist for first place in the adult photography division of the Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival. Adam Deserio, third from left, Rachel Hill, fifth from left, and Haley Phelps, sixth from left, are finalists in the youth category of the photography division. Also shown are festival chairwoman Judy Bruce, far left, photography chairman Jerry Sieve, middle, and Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia, far right