Santa Monica College (SMC) earned three awards earlier this year in the 2008 Pico Art Walk event, which was sponsored by the Pico Improvement Organization.

The SMC Art Department captured a first-place prize for its glass-blowing demonstration and photography professor Robert Ware won a first-place award in the individual photo category at the exhibit held at Virginia Avenue Park in Santa Monica.

In addition, the SMC Photography Department finished in second place for its exhibit.