Juried 5th Biennial 2013 Invitational- Competition for Mississippi Artists
GREENVILLE — The Greenville Arts Council announced the winners of their 5th Juried Biennial Invitational exhibition on June 7, 2013. The exhibit will run through August 16, 2013, at the Roger D. Malkin gallery at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center in Greenville.
Best in Show- $1000- Greenville Clearing House
Former Skene Congregation
$500 Purchase Prize- Monsanto
Red Dawn & Smiling Buddha
$500 Purchase Prize- Delta Group
Tea for Two (Set)
$100 Merit Award- Farmers Grain Terminal
$100 Merit Award- Delta Artist Association
Red Laterns- Zhujaijaio
$100 Merit Award-Mr. and Mrs. William Lane, III
$100 Merit Award- The Boyhood Exhibit of Jim Henson
$100 Merit Award- Simmons & Simmons PLLC
Walking the Dog
“The Greenville Arts Council’s Invitational is an exhibit that we look forward to every two years. It gives Mississippi artists a great chance to showcase their work in the Mississippi Delta,” said Executive Director, MacKenzie Stroh.
The exhibit will have two jurors. Mississippi Artist Rick Anderson judged the initial artwork and selected the work that was presented in the exhibit and Dr. Michaela Merryday, Associate Professor in Art History at Delta State University, juried the awards portion of the exhibit.
Rick Anderson is a nationally acclaimed artist whose career has spanned more than 40 years. A native of Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta, he nurtured a passion for art from an early age. Anderson began preparing for his career at a state junior college and then continued his education at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, where he earned an undergraduate art degree and a Master of Arts Education degree. He began his twenty-five year teaching career in 1970, while simultaneously working as a professional artist. Over the course of his career in the Mississippi public educational system, Rick has taught art at every level from elementary school through university classes. Rick was also an adjunct art instructor at Mississippi College. Anderson received his first art award at the Gum Tree Festival in Tupelo, MS in 1975. Since then, he has received over 150 awards in local, regional, and national art competitions. Today his work can be found in both private and corporate collections.
Dr. Michaela Merryday completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vienna, Austria and earned a doctorate in art history from Florida State University. Her research focuses on contemporary public and political art practices. She is particularly interested in art that engages with the discourses that shape the public realm and seeks to generate a public sphere of critical interaction through art. Her recent work examines the role of culture in promoting sustainability, which was the focus of an exhibition she curated at the Price Tower Art Center, Bartlesville, OK and the subject of a publication she is working on entitled: “Westward the Course of Route 66 Takes Its Way: Ed Ruscha and the Promised Land.” She currently serves on the board of Delta Arts Alliance where she curated Delta Rising: Emerging Artists from the Delta last fall and is co-curating the upcoming exhibitions Culinary Crossroads and New Fiber Art.
Exhibit sponsored by Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional award sponsors: Greenville Clearinghouse, Farmers Grain Terminal, The Delta Group, Mr. & Mrs. William P. Lane, III, Delta Artists Association, Simmons & Simmons, PLLC., The Jim Henson Boyhood Exhibit and Monsanto. For more information please feel free to contact the Greenville Arts Council at (662) 332-2246 or visit our website at http://www.greenville-arts-council.com.