Pittsburgh's Best of Show Winner Spotlighted on triblive.com

Newsmaker: Stephanie Neary

Stephanie Neary’s image “A Childhood in Hats” won Best of Show in Pittsburgh’s annual ARTWorks program sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation.

Noteworthy: Neary's mixed media image “A Childhood in Hats” won best of show in Pittsburgh's 14th ARTWorks competition sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation and the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. The program was open to city employees and their families.

Age: 26

Residence: Lawrenceville

Family: Single

Background: Neary works in the Department of Parks and Recreation's Special Community Enrichment Program, which provides after-school programs in needy neighborhoods and a mentoring program in several public schools.

Education: She is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute with a degree in graphics design.

Quote: “I make my work to create smiles through visual art. I am honored to have won Best of Show in this year's National Arts Program show.”