A painting by Belfast artist Debbie Flood has won the President’s Award for the Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave.

Flood’s painting, a watercolor, is titled “The climb.” The Sun Bowl Exhibit is an annual International juried competition, this year juried by nationally known artist Tim Gallegly. This is the second year that Flood has had work accepted in this prestigious museum  exhibit and sale.

The Sun Bowl is the Southwest’s longest running art exhibit, originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Sun Bowl festivities and typically runs from November to December.