Best Idaho Visual Artist

Ward Hooper

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He's found a way to make Boise look so classy in so many ways. Whether it's his iconic posters that you can find on walls throughout the city or, our new favorite, his entry signs for the city's thoroughfares, Ward Hooper feels very much like Boise's favorite popular artistic son. His six-to-seven-foot-tall signs, posted at entryway roads like Broadway, are a good cue to visitors that, yeah, people here care about Boise's image. And that's one of many reasons to love Hooper's work.

Second Place: Eric Payne

Third Place: Stephanie Wilde

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