David Andres took home the award for Arts Educator. He began teaching with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and focused on "at-risk" students, an experience Andres calls enlightening.
"I tried to do creative projects with them," says Andres. "If you put creative energy out to them, I think they respond creatively."
Andres continues to expand his artwork. His current focus is on painting inspired by underwater photography in the Sea of Cortez.