Covering a wide range of disciplines, our favorite stories from the year that has been include everything from ceramics to 3D rendering, oil paintings, and architectural installations. What unites these pieces is that they each offer a unique way of looking at the familiar. The ceramic work of Clementine Keith-Roach takes one of the most ubiquitous household objects—the vase—and transforms it into art via anthropomorphic additions. Robert Roth paints the sky and the sun; not an uncommon leitmotif for a landscape painter. Yet, his rendering of the changing colors of the horizon gives the impression of a skyline that is both real and surreal in its beauty.