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Hometown Artist, Chris Dufur takes first place in poster competition T he annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest welcomes submissions from across the country, but this year’s first-prize winner and other top place finishers are all hometown artists who hail from the Garlic Capital of the World. The winning poster was created by Gilroy artist Chris Dufur. As First Place winner, Dufur receives a $500 prize, and prints of his winning design will be available for sale during the 40th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 27, 28 and 29, 2018. Winning artist Chris Dufur said, “This was the first art contest I’ve entered—so it feels pretty good to win! I have a passion for art and enjoy having my work out there for people to see.” Dufur submitted three different entries in different styles; his winning poster was done in traditional watercolor paint and features a metal tub of fresh-picked garlic bulbs in a field against a backdrop of rolling green hills and trees. Dufur says he was