Eric Tomberlin, Garden of Earthly Delights, First Place

Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition

When:January 7th through February 1st
Where:Fine Arts Gallery
Admission:free admission, no tickets necessary

About this event:
Armstrong AMT presents its second annual National Two-Dimensional Competition Art Exhibition. Armstrong Art faculty member and exhibit director Pang-Chieh Hsu views the inaugural event as an important step towards increased national recognition for Armstrong's quality art program. "Our long-term goal is to have the show become a well-recognized, “must attend” exhibition among artists and art-lovers throughout United States. From the looks of this inaugural show, we’re well on our way."

Hsu also explained the impact a show of this prominence will have on Armstrong students: "The exhibition experience is designed to help our art students understand current trends in contemporary art from a variety of individual conceptual perspectives."

Juror Sean Greene, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, narrowed the impressive submission pool to a show that includes 28 works from over 200 submissions sent by 60 artists from all over the country.

Upon completing the selection process Greene reflected "I am reminded of what a great moment in history it is to be making visual art. As the wide array of sensibilities in the submissions suggest, the present time in our art culture retains no dominant style, no exclusion, no prescribed form. There are no rules. The only guides artists have are themselves... I deeply enjoyed looking through the vast array of choices."

Award winning entries:
1st- Eric Tomberlin, Garden of Earthly Delights (thumbnail pictured above), Archival Inkjet Print (Weaverville, North Carolina)
2nd- Christine Wuenschel, Self-Portrait No.14, Charcoal on paper mounted on panel (West Lafayette, Indiana)
3rd- Casey Ramirez, Edifice, Printmaking woodcut on kozo paper (Jackson, New Jersey)
Honorable Mention- Marcus Michels, July, Oil on canvas mounted on panel (Hattieburg, Mississippi)

Artists and respective works selected for exhibition:
Yolanda Perez, Circumstantial Melding
Pigmented Beeswax and Demmar Resin on wood

David Willison, Jasper's Lament
Solvent transfer on plywood panel

Marc Leone, Crater 2001
Graphite on eroded/sanded paper

Christine Wuenschel, Self Portrait No. 12
Charcoal on paper mounted on panel

Natasha Giles, Cherry
Oil on Paper

Marc Leone, Crater 8881
Graphite on eroded/sanded paper

Joseph Fuchs, Il Duomo
Oil on linen

Robin Haller, Healing TIme
Hand woven on TC-1 Dacquard Loom

William Charles, Georgia Obscura

Frye Howard, Skin
Mixed Media

Andrew Kozlowski, The NIght Watch

David Mazure, Sacred Geometry (Face 1)
Graphite on paper

Michael Maye, Evil Eye
Oil on panel

Megan Moore, Piney Squid

Marc Leone, Crater 515
Graphite on eroded/sanded paper

Susan Danielson, Red Matter
Acrylic on canvas

Susan Danielson, Red Square
Acrylic on canvas

Eric Tomberlin, Eutrophication
Archival Inket Print

David Willison, The Hanging
Cyanotype on arches hot press paper

William Ruller, Book One
Paint and clay encrusted book

Richard Zeigler, Happy Voyage
Acrylic on canvas

Christine Wuenschel, Self Portrait No. 15
Charcoal on paper mounted on panel

Etty Yaniv, Twit
Water color, gouche, acrylic ink, graphite, and collage on paper

Gallery reception:
Join AMT in celebrating the artists in our first national exhibition by attending a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, January 25th.

Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays

Admission is free.

Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.
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