This gorilla family will be Gary's entry at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI next September. Prizes are awarded by public votes. Top prize is $250,000! Over 1500 artists are entered. See more about this one of a kind competition at ArtPrize.org.
Silverwareback (alone) received 3rd place in the Miscellaneous Category at Gateway Art Council's Spring Fling 2011. He was also awarded the Peoples' Choice Award and the Students' Choice Award. Good practice for ArtPrize!
Gary and Tonnie Hovey
Gary and Tonnie Hovey have been involved in art projects together since meeting in a high school art class. They have been married 35 years and have four children.