PRLog - March 7, 2012 - PLANO, Texas -- You are invited to the Reception of the Plano Art Association's "125 Show" on March 21st, 5.30pm until 8pm, at the ARTs Gallery in Plano, TX (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074). The winners of the awards will be announced at 7pm.
The "125 Show" is an annual juried show, and this year around 60 works of art were chosen from almost 400 submissions. This show aims to highlight the talented artists who live within 125 miles of Plano, and offer the chance for local artists to have their work exposed to a wide audience, in a professional setting.
Congratulations to all this year's selected artists who are:
Sandra Stout ~ R.J. Vojir ~ Jessica Hargrave ~ Pamela L Crosby ~ Patricia Keller ~ Bonny Leibowitz ~ David ”Buzz” Baldwin ~ Tom Naylor ~ Gus Hamsho ~ Greg Nelsen ~ Elena Nosyreva ~ Patricia A. Robitaille ~ Julia Forsyth ~ Nel Dorn Byrd ~ Sandhya Manne ~ Bernard Bortnick ~ Marilyn Sears Bourbon ~ Julia Liou Trinh ~ Jeanne C. Neal ~ Cindy Gray ~ Lisa Cardenas ~ Erika Jaeggli ~ Ginny Marsh ~ Ron Dorst ~ Clarice Dorst ~ Thomas Dunn ~ Mandy Cooper ~ Yesica Moran ~ Brandon Snow ~ Ludid Ryu ~ Ricardo Paniagua ~ David Harman ~ CeCe Skeith ~ Soheyla Rashidyan ~ Joyce L. Martin ~ Bob Bruu ~ Nan Phillips ~ Luis Fernando Camacho ~ Robin Gary ~ Katie Murray ~ Natalie Galyon ~ Karla Barfield ~ Sonia Semone ~ Eugene W. R. Campbell, Jr ~ Alison Jardine ~ Bernadette Leach ~ Ashley Milow ~ Irwin Lightstone ~ Donna Head ~ Patricia Taillefer Dye ~ Michael L Benson ~ Donna Miller ~ Thomas K. Stanley ~ Cate Robbins ~ Janis Krendick ~ San Cheang ~ Narongsukchai Tintamusik ~ Larry Hurlbut ~ Thomas Jordan ~ Antoaneta Hillman
In line with the PAA's aim of providing support and opportunity for local art and artists, the show offers a Grand Prize of $1000 for the most outstanding work in the show, as well as $500 for each category's first-place winner, $300 for the second place and $150 for third place.
The emphasis of the show is on the creativity and excellence of the work, and to encourage this the show features three unconventional categories: Two Dimensional, Three Dimensional and Print & Photography.
The Reception begins at 5:30pm, and ends at 8pm, and the winners of the awards will be announced at 7pm.
The ARTs Gallery is part of Collin County Community College, at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX, 75074. They are located at the south-eastern side of the intersection of Jupiter & Spring Creek, a few blocks east of the 75 highway.
For more information, visit http://www.planoartassociation.com, or contact Alison Jardine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the 2012 Jurors:
Laura Green is the Director of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, in Dallas, where she has worked since 1997. She received her Bachelors with a double major in Art History and Music from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been active with the Junior Associates Circle of the Dallas Museum of Art for over 10 years, having served as Co-Chair and currently serves on their Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Avant-Garde Society Executive Committee at the Nasher Sculpture Center. She is a graduate of the Leadership Arts Institute of the Business Council for the Arts, and currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Leadership Arts Alumni Association. She also serves as a Steering Committee member of the Marquee Circle of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and is on the Advisory Committee for Art This Week. Her volunteer work includes the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, Dallas Art Dealers Association, Highland Park United Methodist Church, and the Junior League of Dallas.
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden was founded in 1954 by Margaret and Donald Vogel. The gallery represents established and emerging contemporary artists working in inventive ways with traditional media. Along with Gallery Director Laura Green, Cheryl and Kevin Vogel continue to build on the tradition forged by his parents.
Ryder Richards, born in September of 1977, grew up in Roswell, New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Texas Tech University with a minor in drawing and architecture. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting on a scholarship from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Ryder has studied art in Italy, Spain, and Germany during his European travels.
Richards is currently an Instructor and the Gallery Coordinator for Richland College in Dallas, Texas. He is co- founder of the Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery, a traveling art gallery in the form of a Ryder truck, and Culture Laboratory, a collective of 12 American artists interested in the exchange of ideas and the social development of art in the 21st century.
Known for his much artistic collaboration, Richards continues to explore art as social experience. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards for his achievements in art, including residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Vermont; Hilmsen, Germany; Paducah, Kentucky and Portales, New Mexico.
The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969, and is funded by both our members and by a grant from the City of Plano. We are entirely run by art-loving volunteers who donate their time, and as an organization we are committed to creating opportunities for artists to show their work and to grow, as well as offering a diverse calendar of art events in Plano for our art-loving community.
For more information, contact Alison Jardine at email@example.com.