The show's theme was "Vibrant!" and drew 1,500 entries from 17 countries, according to a press release; 21 were chosen. Four of the Palo Altans won honors. Wax took one of two second-place awards for his piece "Light thru Blinds," which he shot in his home. "At a specific early-morning hour there was a special vibrant light on the blinds that beckoned to be photographed," he wrote in an artist's statement.
Stultz's photo "Up Escalator" won a third-place prize, and Plumley and Naiman were awarded honorable mentions. For more about the show, go to http://coastalartsleague.com .