Windes Announces New Winner for its Corporate Gallery Award


Effective Immediately, Art Student Briana Miyoko Stanley is the Recipient of the Windes Corporate Gallery Award

LONG BEACH, CA – December 12, 2018 – Windes, a leading southern California accounting and consulting firm in business for 92 years, announced Briana Miyoko Stanley as the winner of its Windes Corporate Gallery Award. The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student’s award-winning work is titled, “1.9.18” and consists of debris-flow dirt from the Montecito mudslide, Thomas Fire ash, gouache, charcoal, ink, embroidery thread, watercolor paper, pine, and ink.”

The Windes Corporate Gallery Award is presented semiannually to a student in the Studio Arts Program at CSULB. Windes has a long-standing tradition of community involvement, and this award is intended to actively encourage and support art students and their work. By showcasing these artists in a corporate setting, Windes hopes to bring awareness and appreciation of the cultural and creative contributions artists make to the community. The artwork is displayed for six months in the lobby of the firm’s Long Beach headquarters.

“We are very pleased to recognize Briana with the Windes Corporate Gallery Award,” says John Di Carlo, managing partner of Windes. “This is our sixth year supporting art students at CSULB with this award program. It’s always a pleasure to see the work submitted by the university’s talented artists. Briana’s award-winning work is a stunning piece that brilliantly encapsulates the events of that day, which is the work’s namesake. It will be enjoyed and appreciated by our employees and visitors.”

Briana is a graduate student at CSULB, working towards her Masters of Fine Art in Drawing and Painting. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Art in Art from Westmount College in Santa Barbara. Briana has also studied in New Zealand, and her work has been included in a multitude of exhibitions in throughout California.

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For questions or more information about the artist, please contact Carolyn De Baca at cdebaca@windes.com or  toll free at (844) 252-7337.