Following hundreds of submissions and weeks of voting, Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery is proud to announce Kat Tatz as the winner of its inaugural Made in Vegas art competition. Tatz, who was selected from nearly 500 artists who entered, will receive a contract offer from Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer, as well as a three-month exhibition of her artwork, where her paintings will hang alongside masterpieces by Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, and other art legends at Park West’s Las Vegas location.
“We’re thrilled to name Kat Tatz as the winner of our inaugural Made in Vegas art competition,” said Park West’s Executive Vice President, John Block, “The diversity and uniqueness of her work immediately stood out among the art submissions and those are qualities we’re constantly searching for with artists around the world. We’re proud to display her work at Vegas’ Park West Gallery and excited to welcome her to the Park West Gallery family.”
“I’m so grateful and humbled to have been selected as the winner of Park West Gallery’s Made In Vegascontest,” said Kat Tatz. “I want to thank everyone who came out to vote and made this wonderful opportunity a reality. It’s truly an honor.”
Kat Tatz is a self-made artist who currently resides in Las Vegas. First finding her love of art at a young age, she has had a lifetime to perfect her styles and techniques. As such, her range of expertise includes many mediums including oils, acrylics, color pencils, and sculpture. Now married and a mother to two sons, Kat works from her studio or on site. She has been seen on HGTV’s “DIY to the Rescue” and has more than 25 years of experience. Her clients include the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Centennial Hospital, Dagerman’s Just for Kids, Salon at Lakeside, and many more.
The Made in Vegas judging panel consisted of world-renowned artists and Park West Gallery representatives, including famed Las Vegas artists Michael Godard and Autumn de Forest, Park West’s Executive Vice President, John Block, Park West Vegas’ Gallery Directors Candice Vergis and Michael Vergis, and Crystal Solis of Freddie Ramon Design.
The Top 10 artist semi-finalists for the competition were announced on August 20. It was followed by a week of public voting at Park West Vegas to determine the top three finalists. The final three artists included Tatz and two other talented Las Vegas artists—Q’shaundra James and Neal Portnoy. The panel of judges ultimately selected Tatz as the winner.
“We were truly blown away by the overall quality, variety, and uniqueness of the Made in Vegas art submissions. Selecting a winner was extremely difficult. We’re looking forward to keeping the conversation going with many of the artists we were introduced to throughout the competition and, hopefully, signing even more Las Vegas artists in the near future. There’s just so much talent in Las Vegas,” said Block.
Tatz’s work is currently on display at Park West Gallery in the Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip. For more information or to view Tatz’s portfolio of work, please visit kattatz.com. Hours of operation at Park West Gallery are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, please visit ParkWestVegas.com or call 702-630-1037.