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The RED Show awards reception set March 25 in Richland

Nick Napoli, left, and Davin Diaz show the new Confluent makerspace in Richland, where people can make art and use technology as well as attend classes and events. The DrewBoy Creative art gallery, run by Diaz, opened in February and a free awards reception for the exhibition The RED Show is planned March 25.
Nick Napoli, left, and Davin Diaz show the new Confluent makerspace in Richland, where people can make art and use technology as well as attend classes and events. The DrewBoy Creative art gallery, run by Diaz, opened in February and a free awards reception for the exhibition The RED Show is planned March 25. Tri-City Herald file

An awards reception for the popular art exhibition The RED Show is planned March 25 in Richland.

The free event begins at 7 p.m.

The RED Show celebrates the color red and love, featuring about 40 works by 20 to 30 artists.

It opened in February as the inaugural show at the DrewBoy Creative art gallery in the new Confluent makerspace.

Two awards will be announced at the reception — the Rojo Award, given by juror Lucas Spivey, executive director of Tieton Arts & Humanities; and the People’s Choice Award. The latter’s prize package includes a solo show at the DrewBoy gallery.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is still going on. Paper ballots are available at the gallery and votes also can be cast online at www.drewboycreative.com. The voting deadline is 8 p.m. March 25.

The RED Show features a mix of works, from paintings to sculpture and video.

Hundreds of people have checked it out, including 300 to 500 on opening night alone.

“I think the Tri-Cities has been anxious and hungry for art exhibitions like this,” Davin Diaz, founder of DrewBoy Creative, recently told the Herald. “There’s a market for these activities. I’m really excited for the future of DrewBoy Creative, for new shows. These are exciting times.”

The gallery’s next show will feature work by the local artist Wolfgang. It opens April 1, with a reception April 15. For details about that show and other events at the gallery, go to www.drewboycreative.com.

Diaz also is taking suggestions for future shows.

Confluent is at 285 Williams Blvd.

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