Jeanne Golightly won the first Purchase Award with CollexArt. Her paintings are inspired by current events and often call to mind the tenuous geopolitical times in which we live. In this painting “Long They Wait” we confront an aerial view of displaced migrants with their faces turned skyward in a posture of hope. As with other paintings in this series, we are shown groups of people who are not individually identifiable. This artistic decision may allude to the fact these people are treated collectively, and too often their own personal stories are ignored.