2020 Artist: Kendall Lensch
"Textured Pastel" by Kendall Lensch of Kunzler Studios in West Des Moines. Kendall is a returning artist and our judges awarded her Third Place in the 2019 festival. "I have always been interested in strong design and color. Using pastel allows me to work with complex color shifts to create cohesive abstractions, generally with a linear structure." True Story: last year Kendall took Third and her brother Kelly Kunzler, in the booth next to her, took the People's Choice. And it was the closest we've ever come to witnessing a Sister/Brother knock-down-drag out at the festival. They've promised to keep it civil this year, or we'll turn this thing around and go back home.