A Sense of Place Juried Competition 2018

*UPDATE!! Here are the 2018 winners:

Best in Show: Billie Theide (Champaign, IL), C.T. Colortone: Lincoln

Juror's Award: Dong Kyu Kim (Fort Lee, NJ), TransAmerican #3

Juror's Award: Catherine Walker (Greenville, NC), Flightless Bird

Honorable Mentions:

Sherry Leedy (Kansas City, MO), Tilt

Keith Frutiger (Atlanta, GA), Tit for Tusk

Stephany Latham (Detroit, MI), Unearthed

Yesha Panchal (Suwanee, GA), Natural Proliferation

Eric Kunsman (Rochester, NY), The Drapery


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The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2018 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this thirty-eighth annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. 

Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) is Augusta's only independent nonprofit visual arts school and gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase for local, regional, and national artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round. In addition, professionally taught studio art classes in a wide variety of media are provided to students of all ages and experience levels. 

Juror: Judy Onofrio

A self-taught multi-media sculptor, Judy Onofrio has been creating and exhibiting art nationally and internationally for over five decades.  Over the course of her career, she has worked in various mediums including jewelry, ceramic sculpture, large-scale installations, fire performances, and currently bone sculpture.
Selected awards and achievements include the Rochester Art Center Lifetime Achievement Award; the Minnesota Crafts Council Lifetime Achievement Award; a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board; fellowships and grants from Arts Midwest/NEA, the Bush Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation.  In 2005, she was honored to receive the McKnight Foundation Distinguished Minnesota Artist award for her ongoing contributions as an artist and educator in the state of Minnesota. For more information about the juror, please visit http://judyonofrio.com/

*Propectus is available for download at bottom of page.

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, October 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art