Big Brain Awards

Jeff Slim: 2015 Big Brain Award Finalist, Visual Art

You submitted nominations for the best and brightest emerging Valley creatives, and the results are in. Presenting the 2015 Big Brain finalists.

Leading up to the announcement of winners at Artopia on May 9, Jackalope Ranch, Chow Bella, and Up on the Sun will introduce the finalists. Up today is Jeff Slim.

"If paintings don't sell, I paint over them."

Jeff Slim, 29, says it nonchalantly while sitting in the studio space he shares with fellow artist Daniel Funkhouser in the Easter-egg-colored La Melgosa on Grand Avenue. Past the white gates that look like interconnected spider webs, Slim's creative space holds dozens of spray paint cans.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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