Voertman Student Art Competition and Exhibition

May 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UNT Art Galleries
1201 W Mulberry St
Denton, TX 76201
UNT Art Galleries

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UNT presents the Voertman Student Art Competition and Exhibition!

The Voertman Student Art Competition and Exhibition, which will feature a variety of artistic media from students in the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design at the UNT Art Gallery located at 1201 W. Mulberry St. in Denton.

Admisson is free.

“Students in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas will show off their work at the 56th annual Voertman Student Art Competition and Exhibition. Students gained practical hands-on experience in crafting and showcasing their masterpieces, which were judged by an experienced fine arts professional.

Two students won top honors in the prestigious annual competition that attracted 85 other contestants.

Leah Flook, a junior, won $1,000 for her four pieces in the undergraduate division. Two of her pieces, “A Nightmare and a Wet Dream” and “Sit and Take It,” were constructed using wood and mixed media. Her third entry, “Hasselhoff,” was made using oil and mixed media. “Untitled,” her last entry, was an oil on canvas. Flook’s two paintings feature portraits of a young woman.

Julie Libersat, a graduate student, entered three projects that won her $1,000 and the top prizein the graduate division. Libersat’s “House Fire” was a mix of video, TV and media player art. “Tuscan Hills at Unicorn Lake” was a single channel video, and her “Subdivision Wallpaper” entry was a digital print, an aerial representation of a subdivision.

Seven students won a mix of cash prizes and gift certificates from Voertman’s bookstore, the competition’s sponsor.

Fine art appraiser Rachel Blackburn Cozad judged this year’s contest. Cozad, the owner of Rachel Cozad Fine Art and Madison Group Fine Art Appraisal in Kansas City, Mo., has more than 25 years of experience in fine art analysis.

The competition was created in 1960 by Paul Voertman, founder of Voertman’s bookstores in Denton.

List of winners:

$1,000 cash prize

Julie Libersat – graduate, new media art

“House Fire,” 2015

“Subdivision Wallpaper,” 2013

“Tuscan Hills at Unicorn Lake,” 2015

Leah Flook – junior, sculpture

“A Nightmare and a Wet Dream,” 2015

“Sit and Take It,” 2015

“Hasselhoff,” 2014

“Untitled,” 2016

$500 cash prize

Justin Archer – graduate, sculpture –“To Wonder Through the Desert,” 2014

$500 store gift certificate

Scott Jenkins – graduate, drawing andpainting – “A Place Between Spaces,” 2016

Jim Wilson – graduate, drawing and painting – “Run, Dog, Run” (2 panels), 2016

$250 cash prize

Robert Jennings – graduate, drawing and painting – “Eatineatupeatout,” 2016

Juliette Vaissiere – junior, drawing and painting – “Reunion,” 2016″ – Write up courtesy of the University of North Texas.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until May 17: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday and Thursday until May 17: 9:30am-8:00pm

Tuesday through Saturday beginning May 17th and running the rest of the show: 12:00pm-5:00pm

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