The Halpert Biennial 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.

Monday, June 6, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Catherine J. Smith Gallery
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Juror's 1st Place Award: Behind Him by Jillian Contreni-Sokso. Silkscreen collagraph & caustic etched linolium print.

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Juror's 2nd Place Award: J by Tae Rhea. Oil on canvas.

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Director's Award: Small Portrait by Rene Smith. Oil on linen.

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Halpert Memorial Honorable Mention: Autumnal Campsite by Gloria Klein. Acrylic on arches paper.

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Halpert Memorial Honorable Mention: The Living Room by Scott Betz. Oil on canvas.

The Halpert Biennial, made possible by a generous endowment from Buddy and Charlotte Halpert, and dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Halpert, is a national, juried competition and exhibition program sponsored bi-annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival. The exhibition is designed to recognize new works by emerging and established artists residing in the United States. The juror for the 2005 competition is Mary Agnes Beach, Museum Curator for the City of Coral Gables, Florida.

Mary Agnes Beach is the third of five children of Susan Decker and Peter Beach. She spent her early childhood in suburban New York and moved with her family to Evanston, Illinois at the age of nine—staying through High School. Her interest in and knowledge of the visual arts was nurtured by those familial and urban cultures. Having started out as a working artist, Ms. Beach went on for professional training in art history and museum work attaining both a BA and MA in Art History. Over the past eighteen years she has held positions in the collections and exhibitions areas of six museums. Currently she heads the Museum Division for the City of Coral Gables Florida where she oversees an historic house museum and is working toward the creation of the Coral Gables Museum.

2005 exhibitors

  • Daria Amerik; Chicago, Illinois; Sink; Acrylic
  • Michael Arrigo; Toledo, Ohio; Pounce; Mixed media on panel
  • Alisa Banks; Dallas, Texas; Fig; Oil on canvas
  • Ericka Basile; Johnson City, Tennessee; Green Cosume; Oil on canvas
  • Shirley Bernstein; Hampton, Connecticut; Cloud Spiral; Oil pastel
  • Scott Betz; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; The Living Room; Oil on canvas (Halpert Memorial Honorable Mention)
  • Richard Black; Farnhamville, Iowa; Vivaldi Plays the Xenia Garden; Intaglio
  • Michael Bock; Hickory, North Carolina; Tuscan Day Dream; Oil on linen
  • Benita Brewer; Carmel, Indiana; Circadian Rhythm #1; Digital print (archival)
  • Stephen Brooks; Hickory, North Carolina; Floating Pot For Mu Chi; Oil on wood
  • Dana Brown; Huntsville, Alabama; Color Echoes; Gouache
  • Karina Cavat; New York, New York; Duo; Oil on wood
  • Karen White Chambers; Candler, North Carolina; Canyon Suite; Pastel on canpon
  • Jillian Contreni-Sokso; Pomeroy, Pennsylvania; Behind Him; Silkscreen, collagraph, and caustic etched linolium print (Juror's 1st Place Award)
  • Ronnie Cramer; Denver, Colorado; Charles Hotel; Watercolor
  • Scott Crouse; Gastonia, North Carolina; Remaining Rooted; Soft pastel on paper
  • Gregory Davis; Lafayette, Colorado; Cyclone; Digital print
  • Julie Deane; Gainesville, Georgia; Community; Gouache and acrylic
  • Lourdes Delgado; Brooklyn, New York; Francis; G Print
  • Erika Leigh Dodge; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Communication; Acrylic paint, caran d'ache neocolor 1 crayons
  • Mark Dyer; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Untitled '01; Digital inkjet
  • Mark Fortier; N. Wilkesboro, North Carolina; Another Man's Treasure; Colored pencil
  • Amy Funderburk; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; X. The Wheel of The Triple Goddess; Oil
  • Richard Gilles; Pacheco, California; Untitled 1 (Power Plant Series); Ultrachrome print
  • Jessica Gondek; Chicago, Illinois; Twin Tops; Digital print and woodcut
  • Kevin Haran; Oviedo, Florida; Self-Portrait; Charcoal, Ink, acrylic
  • Alice Harrison; Sparta, New Jersey; Sky & Mountains; Acrylic and mixed media collage
  • Bill Hubschmitt; Charleston, Illinois; Self Portrait 2002; 8 color digital and acrylic
  • Blake Hurt; Charlottesville, Virginia; Greek; Ink on paper
  • Shasta James; Nashville, Tennessee; Inertia/ Indifference; Mixed media
  • David Kasdorf; Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; White Goes with Everything; Digital c-print
  • Anton Kirchner; Centennial, Colorado; Mona Brigitte; Digital inkjet on linen
  • Gloria Klein; New York, New York; Autumal Campsite; Acrylic on arches paper (Halpert Memorial Honorable Mention)
  • Jeana Eve Klein; Boone, North Carolina; Her Own Little World; Quilt-mixed fibers-dyed, painted, printed and pieced
  • Joseph Ignatius Klein; Alhambra, Illinois; Theater Man; Charcoal and white pastel
  • Michelle Knowlen; Poulsbo, Washington; Nocturne; Black and white photography
  • Haeley Kyong; Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; Configuration of Her; Acrylic on wood
  • Janice Lawrence; Fort Collins, Colorado; Red Sunset; Oil on canvas
  • Sadako Lewis; Long Beach, Mississippi; Portrait for Richard A Haugh; Acrylic and oil
  • Stella Ling; San Francisco, California; Dislocation-Relocation III; Photolithography and monotype
  • Mary Lingen; Backus, Minnesota; Crooked lake; Oil
  • Berry Lobdell; Saranac Lake, New York; Stormfront On Lake Michigan; Black and white photography, Giclee print
  • Lara Loutrel; Boston, Massachusetts; Mittwoch; Etching
  • Scott Ludwig; Boone, North Carolina; Reflections on New York 11/15/03 (Chinatown Queen with Rearing Horse); Archival inkjet print on german etching digital media
  • V. Mae; Charlotte, North Carolina; Candy Apple; Photograph
  • Art Martin; Muskegon, Michigan; Shells: Equation II; Oil on Board
  • Ned McBee; Brooklyn, New York; Pond Physiology; Oil and acrylic silkscreen
  • Melissa McCutcheon; Seattle, Washington; Christiansted; Oil on canvas
  • Mike Mergen; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Untitled; Pigment print
  • Matthew Micca; Greensboro, North Carolina; Caught No. 3; Mixed media on found object
  • Edison Midgett; Boone, North Carolina; Untitled Peace; Digital print
  • Lori Neill; Huntersville, North Carolina; Midnight Dip; Egg tempera
  • Doug Pearsall; San Pedro, California; Corny Origin; Paper
  • Una Pett; Boone, North Carolina; Self Portrait, 5 Times; Oil on canvas
  • Tae Rhea; San Francisco, California; J; Oil on canvas (Juror's 2nd Place Award)
  • Barbara Schneider; McHenry, Illinois; Reflections, Glass Walls, Var.4. Paris; Art quilt
  • Jerry Schutte; Tempe, Arizona; 3 Jackies; Pencil on mylar
  • Ryan Shultz; Libertyville, Illinois; Dawn's Hands; Oil
  • Bert GF Shankman; Olney, Maryland; Renaissance; Pigment print
  • Rene Smith; Long Island City, New York; Small Portrait; Oil on linen (Director's Award)
  • Christopher Sontheimer; St. Louis, Missouri; Untitled; Charcoal
  • Mike Stephens; Corpus Christi, Texas; Bear Market; Woodcut
  • Tom Sullivan; Asheville, North Carolina; Structure Migration; Collage and acrylic
  • Jon Tarleton; Charlotte, North Carolina; Slippery Slope; Ink and acrylic on paper
  • Ann Trask; La Porte, Texas; The Ancient One; Encaustic painting and collage on board
  • Apo Torosyan; Peabody, Massachusetts; Rope #11; Chine colle, collograph
  • Peter Van Ael; Wichita Falls, Texas; Composition 24-2004; Reduction woodcut
  • Jessica Warren; Raleigh, North Carolina; Me, Myself & I - #1 in a series of Body Memory Prints; Mixed media on hand made paper
  • Marlene Wiedenbaum; Highland, New York; My Left Boot; Pastel
  • Jessica Wohl; Kansas City, Missouri; Pensive; Oil on panel

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