Meet the Finalists for the 2016 Five Years Out Challenge (and help design one of the pieces that will be displayed at this year’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival)

We’re excited to introduce you to the 2016 Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge finalists. Drum roll please…

But first! You can be involved in creating what art will look like five years out. Transform finalist Steven Gutierrez’s sculpture, Aesthetica Sculptura, using an online 3D interface. Visit to help in the creation of this Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge piece, which will be 3D-printed. The website will be available until May 27.

For the fourth year, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival has partnered with Arrow Electronics to host the Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge, a challenge where artists express, through their various art mediums, what five years out in the art world will look like.

A jury of artists and art professionals from around the country chose the following seven finalists out of a competitive pool of international artists. Each finalist is receiving a $5,000 commission to create a forward-thinking piece of art that will be on display at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center from June 22 to July 4.

Jennifer McCurdy of Vineyard Haven, MA – Ceramics2016ARROW_JenMcCurdyToby Fraley of Bridgeville, PA – Sculpture


Bryan David Griffith of Flagstaff, AZ – Painting/Mixed Media


Mark Aspinall of Crotone, Italy – Metalwork/Mixed Media


Steven Gutierrez of Chardon, OH – Sculpture/Digital Art


Anne Bossert of Fort Collins, CO – Wood/Mixed Media


Jen Lewin of Boulder, CO – New Media/Electronic/Sculpture


The jury will select one winner, the week of June 20th, to receive the Innovation Award, granting the winner $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to the 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The pieces will become part of the Arrow collection featured in offices around the world and in aspects of Arrow brand campaigns.

For more information about the Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge, please visit and


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