Chris Elliman Voted Winner of Park West Gallery’s 2022 Made in Vegas Artist Search
Following hundreds of submissions, weeks of voting, and judging from a panel of world-renowned artists, Park West Gallery is proud to announce surrealist artist Chris Elliman as the winner of its second annual Made in Vegas art competition.
Elliman, who was selected from nearly 500 artists who entered, will receive a contract offer from Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer, as well as a three-month exhibition of his artwork, where his paintings will hang alongside masterpieces by Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, and other art legends at Park West’s Las Vegas location.
“We were blown away by Chris Elliman’s artwork,” said John Block, Executive Vice President at Park West Gallery. “His signature style is unique, bold, and completely its own. With Made in Vegas, we were looking to shine a light on the immense talent in Las Vegas’ art community. I think Chris is a perfect ambassador for that community and we couldn’t be happier that he’s our 2022 winner.”
“This feeling is like a thousand paintings I painted trying to get to the center of a Park West Pop,” said Chris Elliman. “I am so proud of everyone who paints, looking for what I consider the ‘ultimate lick.’ This moment of joy tastes like a win, but we are just getting started on this candy lane. I want to congratulate everyone who finger paints, draws stick figures, or makes a comment when it wasn’t required. And yes, every artist in this contest deserves the win.”
The Made in Vegas judging panel consisted of world-renowned artists and Park West Gallery representatives, including famed Las Vegas artist Michael Godard, Made in Vegas 2021 Winner Kat Tatz, Executive Vice President of Park West Gallery, John Block, Park West Gallery Directors Brandon Zeadow and Isabella Kowalski, and Executive Director of First Friday Las Vegas, Corey Fagan.
Elliman’s work is currently on display at Park West Gallery in the Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip. For more information or to view Elliman’s portfolio of work, please visit daftpixel.com/artist-commentary.
Park West Gallery has two locations at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, please visit ParkWestVegas.com or call 702-630-1037.