Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art announced the winning artists from its recurring juried exhibition The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, during its Preview Party on Saturday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition opened to the public Sunday, August 17, and is on view through October 26, 2014.
Established or emerging artists from 11 Southern states submitted their works for the juried exhibition. Out of a record 1,500 entries the Museum received, Juror Susanna Coffey of New York City chose 90 works by 72 artists from 11 states. The competition featured more than $8,000 in cash awards.
The following artists are the award winners:
Museum Purchase Awards – Sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art Docents
Douglas Pierre Baulos, Birmingham, Ala.; Black Nest, 2014; dictionary pages, thread, porcelain
Alexander Bostic, Mississippi State, Miss., Miss Bessie, 2014, acrylic on canvas
Philip R. Jackson, Oxford, Miss., Transitory Reflections: Apple and Berries, 2013, oil on panel
Juror’s Choice Award – Sponsored by Susan and Robert Kuehlthau
Stacey Holloway, Birmingham, Ala., Frame of Mind, 2013, wood, steel, foam, cast iron, wool, synthetic grass
Alabama Artist Award – Sponsored by Susan and Robert Kuehlthau
Linda Walden, Huntsville, Ala., I See My Freedom From Across the Way, 2013, found cedar, safety harness, sisal rope, steel
Merit Award – Sponsored by Jean and Jerre Penney
Neil Callander, Starkville, Miss., Sleeping Porch, 2014, oil on muslin on panel
Merit Awards – Sponsored by Kelly and Randy Schrimsher
Sandra Carr, West Columbia, S.C., Queen of Nothing, 2011, earthenware and porcelain
Linda Erzinger, Louisville, Ky., Atlas, 2013, fabric, paper, glass bulbs, boot, action figure, acrylic on Fresnel lens from TV
Merit Awards – Sponsored by Anne and Ed Uher
Joshua Dudley Greer, Johnson City, Tenn., Lexox, Georgia, 2014, archival pigment print
Marcus Michels, Hattiesburg, Miss., Hayli Erin, 2012, oil on linen
Merit Award – Sponsored by Alice Chang
Conor O’Brien, Huntsville, Ala., Albert, 2014, oil on panel
Merit Award – Sponsored by Progress Bank
Alexi Torres, Atlanta, Ga., Spiritual Security – Resting, 2013, oil on canvas
In addition to these awards, Museum visitors will determine a People’s Choice Award winner by voting in the gallery during the run of the show. The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibit.
Red Clay award sponsors include: Alice Chang; Susan and Robert Kuehlthau; Jean and Jerre Penney; Progress Bank; Kelly and Randy Schrimsher; Anne and Ed Uher; and the Huntsville Museum of Art Docents. Major support for the exhibition was provided by The Kuehlthau Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Altherr Howard Design (Betty Altherr Howard), The Combined Federal Campaign, and The Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350.