Each winner received a $2500 honorarium and an original work of art created by FuMei Sorteberg.
FuMei Sorteberg started her life in an orphanage in China where she sometimes spent her time drawing. When she came to America, her older sister helped her explore her talent and she later began taking art classes. FuMei enjoys creating art based on the things that she loves, like architecture, nature, animals and even anime. She likes trying new techniques and learning new things. In her free time, she explores photography and travels around the world.