Best Of 2008

BEST IN NEW MEDIA: Santiago Echeverry

Because so much of his work lives online, it’s easy to overlook Echeverry as one of the area’s most talented artists. This year, the University of Tampa professor received his proverbial 15 minutes of local fame during a one-night show at the Tampa Museum of Art’s Pride and Passion 2008. Along with recent prints, several of his performance-based videos — starring the artist as an aging drag queen named Patty E. Patetik — were on view. Check out more work, including an interactive database of videos produced on the artist’s cellphone and a choose-your-own-narrative game at