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UTA Alumni in the race for the “Hunting Art Prize”


 

UTA alumni, Stuart Hausmann (BFA ‘11 - currently a grad student at UT Dallas) and Casey Arguelles Gregory (BFA ’07, plus MFA ’09 from UT San Antonio) have been announced as finalists for the Hunting Prize. Both had concentrations in painting at UTA.

The Hunting Art Prize, which is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC, is a prestigious annual competition open to established artists, talented newcomers, and promising amateurs. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing, and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists.

Hunting PLC announced today that 109 artists have been selected to move on to the final round of judging in the 2012 Hunting Art Prize. The artists come from more than 40 cities and towns throughout the state of Texas.

These artists will now enter the second phase of a two-tiered jury process for the $50,000 prize, historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing. The prize is open to Texas artists 18 years of age or older. Artists can register to participate through the electronic sign-up form. The panel of jurors that narrowed the submissions to the final 109 participants will reconvene in April to determine the winner, and the 2012 recipient will be announced at the Hunting Art Prize gala on April 28.

Artists submit a single two-dimensional painting or drawing, and the finalist and winner are determined through a two-tiered jury process. The work of all finalists will be exhibited and available for purchase at the Hunting Art Prize gala on April 28, 2012, in Houston.