31st Annual Juried Art Show artist reception this Saturday
The 31st Annual Juried Art Show and Competition will come to a close this Saturday, Sept. 10, with an artist reception.
The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center.
“Everyone is welcome. Parents, bring your kiddos so they can meet the artists,” BFAC said on their Facebook page. “We will have a big nacho bar and plenty of desserts, too.”
Winners of this year’s event have been announced throughout August on BFAC’s Facebook page. The Best of Show winner was “New Kid on the Street” by Maureen Killaby, of Lindale. The artwork is a 48-inch by 36-inch oil painting.
The 2nd place winner, and winner of the Clay Pitzer Memorial Award, is “Offering of Strength” by Barbara Hack, of Flower Mound, which is a 36-inch by 31-inch oil painting.
“Grains of Life II” by Patsy Lindamood, of Huntsville, a 27-inch by 25-inch pencil drawing, is the 3rd place winner. The artwork also won the Lester and Virginia Clark Memorial Award.
The 4th place winner, and winner of the Travis H. Toland Memorial Award, is “Fancy” by Iwona Jankowski, of Magnolia. The artwork is a 24-inch by 24-inch framed fiber.
Honorable Mention award #1 went to “Imagine a Snailboat” by Patti Rae Welborn, of Abilene; award #2 went to “Leftover Ham and Eggs” by Judi Simon, of Hewitt; and award #3 went to “Finding Balance Between Two Places” by Elise Techentine, of Granbury.
This year’s juror was Doylene H. Land. According to BFAC’s bio on Land, she currently lives in Breckenridge on Hubbard Creek Lake.
“(Land) received a BFA in Art Education and MFA in Education from Texas Tech University with concentrated studies on teaching visual art to students who are blind and visually impaired. Incorporating 3D printed art forms and objects, she developed curriculum for teaching art to students with visual disabilities. She presented workshops regarding disabilities and art for educators and museum staff throughout Texas and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Upon completing college and looking to expand her horizons Doylene moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. There she taught high school art and immersed herself in the arts and culture of Mexico,” the bio states.
According to the bio, she continued her career in Odessa, where she began museum work at the Ellen Noel Art Museum. Land was an art instructor and advisor for the development of the Sculpture and Sensory Garden.
“(Land) worked as Curator of Exhibitions and Art Education and served as Interim Director. She curated exhibitions with individual artists and groups of artists from across the nation and collaborated on projects with other museums,” the bio states.
Land has been represented in galleries in Santa Fe, N.M., and San Angelo. Her work is in private collections across the nation, according to the bio.
Top: 2nd Place Winner (‘Offering of Strength’ by Barbara Hack); Middle: 3rd Place Winner (‘Grains of Life II’ by Patsy Lindamood); and 4th Place Winner (‘Fancy’ by Iwona Jankowski).
Breckenridge Fine Arts Center Facebook page