The Halpert Biennial 2009: A National Juried Visual Art Competition & Exhibition

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, May 1, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Gallery A

Craig Fisher (Toledo, OH); Migration (Edition of 6); 2009. Aquatint on inkjet. Recipient of Juror's First Place Award.

Craig Fisher (Toledo, OH); Rights of Spring (Edition of 7); 2008. Aquatint on Chine collé with inkjet. Recipient of Juror's First Place Award. Recipient of Purchase Award.

Jeremiah Ariaz (Baton Rouge, LA); Americanos (from the series Tucumcari); 2007-08. Color photograph. Recipient of Juror's Second Place Award.

Jeremiah Ariaz (Baton Rouge, LA); Toppled Landscape (from the series Tucumcari); 2007-08. Color photograph. Recipient of Juror's Second Place Award.

5: Ivan Fortushniak (Indiana, PA); Lone Ranger is a Dead Ranger; 2008. Oil and collage. Recipient of Director's Award.

Mickael Elliott Broth (Richmond, VA); We've Got it Made Together; 2009. Pen and ink on paper. Recipient of Purchase Award.

Jennifer Freestone (Takoma Park, MD); Vessel 2, Third State; 2008. direct gravure soft ground etching on paper. Recipient of Purchase Award.

Halpert Biennial '09 Winners Announced

The Halpert Biennial '09 is pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition. The quality of work was exceptionally impressive this year and the task that the competition charged Mr. Grove with was challenging as the competition received entries from over 233 artists this year (a total of 694 works of art) and represented over 38 states! On behalf of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, An Appalachian Summer Festival and Jeffrey Gove, this year's juror, we congratulate the following artists:

  • Juror's First Place Award: Craig Fisher (Toledo, OH)
  • Juror's Second Place Award: Jeremiah Ariaz (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Director's Award: Ivan Fortushniak (Indiana, PA)
  • Purchase Awards: Mickael Elliott Broth (Richmond, VA); Craig Fisher; and Jennifer Freestone (Takoma Park, MD)

About the Exhibition

The Halpert Biennial '09 is a national, juried, two-dimensional art competition and exhibition program designed to recognize new works by emerging and established artists residing in the United States. Serving as this year's juror is Jeffrey Grove who serves as the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The High Museum of Art located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Halpert Biennial, an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, is made possible through a generous endowment from Buddy & Charlotte Halpert and is dedicated to the couple's memory. This exhibition has grown to feature some of the most exciting new visual art in the country and focuses on a range of art including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and works using traditional and non-traditional materials. The awards for the competition amount to $5,000 and include two Juror's Awards, a Director's Award, as well as multiple Purchase Awards that allows the expansion of The Halpert Biennial Collection within the TCVA's Permanent Collection.

Jeffrey Grove joined the High Museum as the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in January 2005. Previously, he was Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. Grove has organized numerous exhibitions including the upcoming After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy, and Tim Gardner: From Life, as well as Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited (2006-2007); Michaël Borremans: Hallucination and Reality (2005); Trenton Doyle Hancock (2004); and MetaSca Torben Giehler Benjamin Edwards, Julie Mehretu & Yutaka Sone (2003). Among his publications are Michaël Borremans: ichnungen/Tekeningen/Drawings; Drawing Modern: Works on Paper from the Collection of Agn Gund; and Lee Krasner: A Catalogue Raisonne. Grove received a Ph.D. in art history from Case Western Reserve University in 1999; a M.A. in art history and archaeology from the University of Missouri in 1992; a B.F.A in industrial design from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985.

Exhibiting Artists

The quality of work was exceptionally impressive in 2009. The competition received entries from over 233 artists (a total of 694 works of art) and represented over 38 states!

  • Jeremiah Ariaz, Baton Rouge, LA , "Americanos (From the series Tucumcari)" Juror's Second Place Award Winner
  • Jeremiah Ariaz, Baton Rouge, LA , "Toppled Landscape (From the series Tucumcari)" Juror's Second Place Award Winner
  • Kevin M. Bernstein, Manhattan, KS , "Fluid II"
  • Steven Bogart, Maynard, MA , "Dolichopodidae"
  • Steven Bogart, Maynard, MA , "Steeples"
  • Mickael Elliott Broth, Richmond, VA , "Takin' it to the Streets!!"
  • Mickael Elliott Broth, Richmond, VA , "We've Got it Made Together" Purchase Award Winner
  • Amy Casey, Cleveland, OH , "Pulling Together"
  • Amy Casey, Cleveland, OH , "Downfall"
  • Micah Cash, Baltimore, MD , "Standing Still"
  • Janet Cruz, Frankin, TN , "Dawn - Autumn SC"
  • Louis DeLuco, Novato, CA , "Store Fronts"
  • Louis DeLuco, Novato, CA , "Avalon Theater"
  • William Doebele, New York, NY , "Aunt"
  • William Doebele, New York, NY , "Island"
  • David Dorsey, Pittsford, NY , "Sugar Bowl"
  • David Dorsey, Pittsford, NY , "Two Pears"
  • Scott Eakin, Atlanta, GA , "Sporran"
  • Craig Fisher, Toledo, OH , "Rights of Spring" Juror's First Place Award Winner & Purchase Award Winner
  • Craig Fisher, Toledo, OH , "Migration" Juror's First Place Award Winner
  • Brinn Flagg, Allston, MA , "Flower Power"
  • April Flanders, Boone, NC , "Leishmaniasis"
  • April Flanders, Boone, NC , "Leishmania donovani"
  • Ivan Fortushniak, Indiana, PA , "Lone Ranger is a Dead Ranger" Director's Award Winner
  • Annie Fraser, New York, NY , "Hindu Temple"
  • Jennifer Freestone, Takoma Park, MD , "Vessel 2, Third State" Purchase Award Winner
  • Kate Friedman, Evanston, IL , "Growth"
  • Patricia Leonard Geary, Lake Lure, NC , "Definitely Delicious"
  • Jeffrey Gelick, Rolling Meadows, IL , "Untitled #1"
  • Jeffrey Gelick, Rolling Meadows, IL , "Untitled #2"
  • Sharmon Goff, Sacremento, CA , "Fort Ord Barracks"
  • Sharmon Goff, Sacremento, CA , "Mare Island Windows"
  • Kathy Goodell, New Paltz, NY , "Pleroma"
  • Richard Heisler, Seattle, WA , "Asakusa #3 (100 Views of Tokyo)"
  • Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, New York, NY , "Getting Lost in the Lonely Fen"
  • Chae Kihn, New York, NY , "American Dreams"
  • Dale Klein, Rochester, NY , "Scrap Pile"
  • Ginny Krueger, Grayslake, IL , "Collecting Pool III"
  • Eric Mack, Atlanta, GA , "RKTC-3113 (composite series)"
  • Peter McCormick, San Francisco, CA , "Flora II"
  • Peter McCormick, San Francisco, CA , "Triad Tracery II"
  • Tim McCourt, Starkville, MS , "Legacy of Conquest"
  • Amelia Midori Miller, Brooklyn, NY , "Amelia Earhart (Arch)"
  • Amelia Midori Miller (In Collaboration with Augustus Nazzaro), Brooklyn, NY , "Untitled (Trotsky)"
  • Michael Murphy, Morristown, TN , "Pray"
  • Michael Murphy, Morristown, TN , "Bel Air"
  • Lisa Nankivil, Minneapolis, MN , "Silent Movie"
  • Augustus Nazzaro, Woodside, NY , "Really, Truly, Empty"
  • Bongkyun Noh, Centreville, VA , "Absolute Statue: Rusted Cross"
  • Susu Pianchupattana, Brooklyn, NY , "Sweet Float"
  • Kurney Ramsey Jr. , Swansboro, NC , "Kitchen Prayer"
  • Kurney Ramsey Jr. , Swansboro, NC , "Grandma's Kitchen"
  • Scott Reed, Oakland, ME , "And All Around Me It was All Around Me"
  • Dawn Roe, Winter Park, FL , "...from time to time (Tree)"
  • Dawn Roe, Winter Park, FL , "...from time to time (Water)"
  • Victor Schmidt, Nashville, TN , "Wishing well"
  • Victor Schmidt, Nashville, TN , "Structure"
  • Jerry Schutte, Tempe, AZ , "Buena Vista Road"
  • Leslie Shiels, Cincinnati, OH , "Game On"
  • Susan M. Sinyai, Asheville, NC , "Hay is Done"
  • Tom Stephens, Greeley, CO , "Phenomenon-Compulsion #3"
  • Gary P. Stutler, Vallejo, CA , "Rooftops and Wetlands"
  • Emily Ching-Ping Wang, San Francisco, CA , "Untitled #2, Days of Sun Series"
  • Ashley Wells, Annandale, VA , "Break"

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