(Best in Show)

Felice House,
Olive Branch, 2016
Oil on canvas

Felice House of Austin, Texas is a representational figurative painter focused on feminist portraiture. “Today women paint women as we see ourselves,” said the artist, in contrast with the passive, overly-sexualized portrayals that are culturally pervasive. Olive Branch serves as a tribute to the unrecognized women who have championed peace.