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Favorite Local Visual Artist

1st Place: Scott Welsch
2nd Place: Brent Stelzer (Brent Douglas)
3rd Place: Clearwater Glass Studio (Steve Immerman)

While the classic thinking of what a visual artist is would probably land you with a painter or a sculptor, this year you broke those stereotypes and chose Scott Welsch – a local cinematographer and filmmaker – as your number one visual artist. Next up on the list is a long-time favorite of the reader poll, Brent Stelzer – or as many know him – Brent Douglas. Brent runs a gallery downtown and delves into a variety of artforms. Rounding out the top is Steve Immerman of Clearwater Glass Studio who makes breathtaking pieces of glass art with a keen eye to geometric patterns and color. – Thom Fountain