Creative Quarterly: 100 Best Annual 2016

We want to bring special attention to those artists, designers and photographers who were our competition winners in 2016.

To start we selected a panel of judges from our featured artists, designers and photographers from past issues. The judges select the top 25 pieces in each of our four categories for special recognition. And each year we publish the best of the best in a hardcover book.

The 100 Best 2016 were chosen from see list of winners

Winners are in our 100 Best Annual 2016 which was produced in May 2017.

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2016 Top 25: Fine Art

Sarah Fairchild
Dana Oldfather
Billy Renkl Jr
Shawn Saumell
Jos. A. Smith
Leslie Tucker
Michael Welch
Richard Ahnert
Alex Beck
Titika-Maria Faraklou
Bart Forbes
Jessica Tung Chi Lee
Tony Luciani
Cap Pannell
Cap Pannell
Albert Ramos Cortes
Pitchanan Saayopoua
Colleen Schindler-Lynch
Bethany Taylor
Kai Brown, Iowa State University
Allie Kelley, Academy of Art University
Jizhi Li, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Qiuwen Li, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Ariel Tobing, Université du Québec à Montréal
Dali Wu, Pratt Institute

2016 Top 25: Graphic Design

Richard Aguilar
Flora Cruells Benzal
Q. Cassetti
CF Napa*
Lexi Chadbourne, Avila University
Daeki & Jun Studio
Krishnapriya (KP) Dutta Gupta*, Academy of Art University
Katherine Eskridge, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Ben Grace, Avila University
Hsuan-Yun Huang, Academy of Art University
Jay Kim, Art Center College of Design
Tracy Leung, Queens College
McCandliss and Campbell
Laura Moffitt, Pratt Institute
Suzanne Nason
Alina Marie Peña, Queens College
Hasinur Rahman, Tyler School of Art/Temple University
Kevin Schrecengost, Kutztown University
Giorgia Scioratto
Skaggs Creative
Taylor Michelle Tramel, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Shangning Wang, Arizona State University
White Rabbit Budapest

2016 Top 25: Illustration

Douglas Bell
Davide Bonazzi
Dom Civiello, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Allison Mary Conway, Savannah College of Art & Design
Alain Corbel
Mirko Cresta
Chiara Dattola
Annie Dills, California State University, Fullerton
Michael Glenwood*
Joey Guidone*
Grace Heejung Kim, Pratt Institute
Eunjoo Lee, Glasgow School of Art
Jerry Lofaro
Christopher Lyles
Tianhua Mao
Joseph Michael Murphy, Syracuse University
Kate O’Hara
Stephan Schmitz
Mark Smith
Ileana Soon, Art Center College of Design
Xiaohua Yang
Mario Zucca

2016 Top 25: Photography

Saskia Boelsums
Savannah Bullinger, Arcadia University
Robin Cone-Murakami
Micah Corso-Phinney, Dickinson College
Sarah Cusimano-Miles
Kristofer Dan-Bergman
Tyler Darden
Julian Dufort
Ethan Early, Ringling College of Art & Design
Robert Gallagher
Andy Goodwin
Robbie Hala'api'api
Beth Herzhaft
Hwa Kyung Kim
Tony Luciani
Jeffrey Milstein
Eric Niziol, Lehigh University
Nadya Novitchenko
Wendy Roussin
Natalie Lynn Scott
Eric Stampfli
Saverio Truglia
Ira Weinschel, Austin Community College
Karin Forde Whittemore
Dali Wu, Université du Québec à Montréal

* denotes multiple entries