UNT announces art winners
University of North Texas staff members recently participated in “On My Own Time,” an annual, regional art competition featuring the artistic talents of people who work for companies, nonprofit and governmental agencies throughout North Texas.
The staff who participated in the contest were narrowed into an exhibition at UNT on the Square in downtown Denton. Works that have been awarded a first prize and best of show in each category are selected to move on to the regional exhibit, where the best artworks from all of the companies involved are exhibited together at NorthPark Center during September.
Best in Show winner
Keith Chapman won the Best in Show Award with his assemblage sculpture bicycle, The Pepperbox Special
The remaining winners are:
Black and white photography
Amateur category: Nancy Stockdale, The Nest Revisited
Professional category: Alyssa Hedenstrom, Bliss
Amateur category: Jessica Phillips, Desolation
Works on canvas
Amateur category: Alexia Thorpe, Carlos Van Halen
Ceramics and wood
Professional category: Laura Nance Lubos, Dala Horse Cookie Jar
Amateur category: Brian Richman, Dreaming
Jewelry and metal
Amateur category: Sharon Huang, Chinese Knot Necklace
Professional category: Anne Jones, Float
Amateur category: Keith Chapman, Binding Charm
Works on paper
Amateur category: Louis Smith III, The Hand that Feeds
Professional category: Sam Ivie, John
Amateur category: Keith Chapman, The Pepperbox Special
Professional category: Rene Muhl, On the Edge
Textile and fiber art
Amateur category: Chris Campbell, Pineapple Parasol
Video, film and animation
Amateur category: Alexia Thorpe and Sallie Bowen, Girl with Dog
Professional category: Benjamin Elio, So Fast
Black and white photography: Brian Richman, Pirates
Color photography: Jessica Phillips, The Life Aquatic
Works on canvas: Kenneth Nicholson, Formal Concerns; Meredith Buie, 61 and 53; Timothy King, Nancy Sleeping; Mary-Kate Solomon, Jelly Tears; and Kirk Lowe, Stevie Ray
Jewelry and metal: Kendra Donahue, Snow on the Moon and Marble Mountainscape (two awards)
Mixed media: Lisa Maxwell Brown, Where has my mind gone?; and Kenneth Nicholson, If it was good enough for us, then it is good enough for you
Works on paper: Louis Smith III, Silent Veil; Kevin Shane Thompson, Not the Somebody I Thought You Were; Molly Pitcher, Primordial Buffet; Dianne Jansing, Valentina; Perry Hamilton, New Growth; and Laura Drapac, In Droves
Textile and fiber art: Chris Campbell, Blue and Grey Blanket; Doris Britt, Sunburst; and Hannah Tarver, Ring Around the Rosy
GDAC calls for entries
The Greater Denton Arts Council has announced a call for entries for the 28th annual “Materials: Hard & Soft.” The annual contemporary American craft competition will accept entries through Sept. 5. The exhibit opens next February.
The juror who will select the exhibit is Ana M. Lopez.
A prospectus and submission instructions are available at www.dentonarts.com.
— Staff reports