The Nesbitt Gallery has chosen the following works as the 2013 Seven-State Biennial Purchase Awards
The Chickasaw Delegate, ink on vintage ledger, artist J. Dylan Cavin ($595.00)
Inquisitive, digital photography, artist Megan Check ($180.00)
Peyote Bluff Rivers II, mixed media 3-D, artist Joeallen Gibson Jr. ($680.00)
Relativity, acrylic, collage, artist Bert Seabourn ($3200.00)
Mickey, oil on canvas, artist Chris Small ($1400.00)
The following works have been chosen as award winners by the 2013 Seven-State Biennial juror, Dr. Mark White:
First Place ($2500) Power Point, graphite on paper, artist Liz Roth
Second Place ($1500) Carcass, oil on canvas, artist Noel Torrey
Third Place ($500) High Wire Abstract, digital photography, artist Jane Iverson
Honorable Mention ($100 each):
Twist, T shirts, sticks, artist Kim Rice
Chandu Magic Set, colored pencil, MDF, artist Cynthia Marcoux
Remnants, mixed media, artist Cynthia Brown
Totemic Scape XV, polychrome wood, artist Douglas Shaw Elder
Mix It Up, artist Brian Fickett
For centuries, people engaged with culture through art more than the written word. Stories of gods and men were captured in paintings, sculpture and architecture to transmit eternal messages down through the ages. Though the spread of literacy altered that balance for a time, the urge to represent myths and stories through art has never gone away.
Artists Rudy Ellis and Natalie Garrison have tapped into that ancient impulse by masterfully combining photography, graphic art and digital manipulation into one breathtaking experience.
The show, titled From Delphi to Jerusalem, is scheduled to open with a reception beginning at 7 pm on Saturday at the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.
It may not be 115 degrees outside but summer is definitely coming to a close and that means the fall trimester at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is about to begin.
Classes begin Sept. 3 with enrollment continuing through Sept. 9.
The rules and entry form for the Nesbitt Gallery's 7 State Biennial Exhibition are available online now. Click HERE to download the prospectus.