Jury panel formed for Hudgens Visual Arts Competition

4:04 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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DULUTH, Ga. -- The Hudgens Center for the Arts has announced a jury panel for the $50,000 Hudgens Prize Visual Arts Competition.

According to a spokesperson for the Hudgens Center for the Arts, the panel will include three curators from three top art institutions in the nation.

Among those chosen are Doryun Chong, Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Toby Kamps, Chief Curator of the Menil Collection, Houston, and Heather Pesanti, Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.

At MoMA, Chong organizes contemporary exhibitions and works on the museum's collections. He was the first winner of the ICI Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award in 2010.

Kamps' work in Texas for the Menil Collection goes to around 16,000 paintings, sculptures, decorative objects, prints, drawings, photos and rare books. Previously a senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Kamps won an award for Best in Show from the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics.

Pesanti has organized several projects at Albright-Knox and a large-scale historical exhibition in Buffalo. She teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo's Visual Studies Department.

Starting in February 2013, the panelists will review applicants' submissions and artist statements. They will choose four artists to show their art in the Finalist's Exhibition, and those four receive a $1,500 cash stipend to cover expenses for the show.

The Hudgens Prize is set to be awarded on August 10, 2013 at the Hudgens Prize Award Celebration. Prior to the event, the jury panel will visit will make personal visits to the finalists' studios.

Only Georgia residents can win the award, which consists of cash and a solo exhibition for a single artist. It is one of the largest art awards given in the United States.



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