YBC Creative of the Year is awarded each year in January to a member that has shown dedication to their work and the organization through consistent participation and engagement. The board elects and decides on the member that exemplifies this.

  • COY get a free Working Creative membership for the year ($80)

  • $200 gift card for art supplies from Dick Blick

  • Solo show in our home gallery

  • Feature of work on YBC website

  • Social Media announcement featuring work and COY award

  • Plaque commemorating award

 

JULES BNXX

JULES HAS PARTICIPATED IN EVERY YBC GROUP SHOW SINCE BECOMING A MEMBER IN MARCH 2018. HE ALSO HAD A SOLO EXHIBIT OF HIS WORK, SOCIETY SHED IN AUGUST 2018, IT FEATURED A COLLECTION OF WORK EXPLORING THE FEEL OF STRUCTURAL DECAY & SOCIETAL DIS-INTEGRATION. FROM THIS SHOW HE SOLD 6 PIECES AND IS QUICKLY BECOMING OUR MOST COLLECTABLE YBC CREATIVE. YBC IS THRILLED TO HONOR JULES WITH THE 2019 CREATIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR HIS EXEMPLARY WORK AND PARTICIPATION WITH YBC OVER THE PAST YEAR. HE WILL HAVE HIS SOLO SHOW IN AUGUST OF 2019.

Julian Banks, b. 1981; Queens, NY. Raised in the Bronx. Studied at Mason Gross School of the Arts; Rutgers University: New Brunswick, NJ.  Came to Colorado through internship from pastry school; Institute of Culinary Arts, NYC.  Resident for better part of a decade.


Alex Sorapuru | YBC CREATIVE OF THE YEAR 2018

"NOT EVERYTHING THAT IS FACED CAN BE CHANGED, BUT NOTHING CAN BE CHANGED UNTIL IT IS FACED" - JAMES BALDWIN

I have recently become enamored with the idea of taking risks. Taking risks, in my early life and education career was something I tended to stay away from. It meant stepping away from what I knew I did well, something I was not comfortable with. Recently I have taken the biggest risk of my life, as I have left the comfort of humidity and slang of Southern Louisiana in order to discover the mountain lifestyle of Northwest Colorado. Engulfed by unfamiliar sights, sounds, and feelings there are now new things for me to question. An opportunity to diversify my work; blending together the old and the new. 

works in progress

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