Congratulations BLOOD QUANTUM Award Winners!

Congratulations BLOOD QUANTUM Award Winners!

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to announce the award winners for our current exhibition titled BLOOD QUANTUM. This thoughtful and moving show features 48 books by 47 artists from across the United States and as far away as Argentina, Germany and Montreal. Blood Quantum is a concept that refers to the degree of ancestry for an individual of a specific racial or ethnic group such as Native Americans which brought us submissions focusing on ancestry, identity, heritage, family history and personal cultural narrative. Artists responded to our call with deeply felt, thoughtful works—at once celebration, remembrance and reflection.

Congratulations to the following award winners for BLOOD QUANTUM!


The Purchase Prize Awards were selected by our guest juror, Robert Gore, from the UCLA Arts Library. The following books will be purchased by the gallery and donated to the library’s superb collection of artist books.

Purchase Prize Award: 52 by Karen Zimmermann

Purchase Prize Award: Blood Quantum by Abigail Boroughs

Purchase Prize Award: Finding Home by Kyle Anthony Clark

Purchase Prize Award: Reconstruction by Barry O’Keefe 

Purchase Prize Award: The E.A.C.H. Way to Speak by Zoe Waller


These awards were selected jointly by Robert and Laura to honor superior concept, craftsmanship and originality. All three works are well-rounded, perfectly executed books that are stunning works of art.

Best of Show Award: Our Family by Lynn Skordal

Best of Show Award: Uluhaimalama: Legacies of Lili’uokalani by Allison Leialoha Milham

Best of Show Award: you are with me by Jihae Kwon

Congratulations to all of our BLOOD QUANTUM award winners. Selecting these awards was very difficult in a show filled with talented artists.

BLOOD QUANTUM will be on view in the gallery through December 19, 2015.

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