VIDEO: Judy Flores Wins $70K Art Contest Commission From GRMC

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Guam – At the Tuesday morning topping off ceremony for the new hospital, GRMC announced the winner of the coveted art competition.

Prominent local artist Judy Flores won with a scaled down version of  a painting titled “Where Patients are Partners.”

Flores is now the recipient of a $70,000 dollar commission to produce a life size version of her artwork that is set to grace the lobby of the new hospital.

GRMC CEO Margaret Bengzon said: “We were just overwhelmed, overwhelmed by the number of entries. Overwhelmed by the creativity of the entries, overwhelmed by the diversity of the entries. And so we had to really work and identify who is gonna actually win this competition. And when we went through 3 phases to narrow down and really come to the best of the best.”

Flores was chosen as the winner out of 13 finalists. The artwork of all 13 finalists will be featured at an exhibit next weekend starting August 9th at the Agana Shopping Center.