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It was called a grueling 24 hours. Circus Circus’ 24-hour Mural Marathon wrapped up today at 10 am with four winners. There was cash for first ($2,000), second ($1,000) and third place ($500).
Anthony Padilla won first place with his mural “Ascension.” Second place went to Bryce Chisholm for his “Owl Be Waiting.” Ad third was a tie between Danielle Rumbaugh and her mural “Evolution of Man” and Stephane Cellier with “Tom.”
The murals will be on display on the Circus Circus Building, facing Virginia Street, until the third competition in July of 2016.
The judges were David Walker of the Nevada Museum of Art; Eric Brooks, Galleries at Work administrator Sierra Arts Foundation and curator for Art Spot Reno; Maria Partridge, Burning Man’s arts advocate; Dave Aiazzi, Artown chair; and Paul Baker Prindle, director of University Galleries at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The competing artists were Bryce Chisholm, David Cherry, Heidi Barnett, Stephane Cellier, Anthony Padilla, a team of Asa Kennedy and Derek Miller and Danielle Rumbaugh.