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LSU Announces Winners and Participants of the 2011 20"x20"x20": National Compact Competition and Exhibit

10/17/2011 11:26 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Student Union Art Advisory Committee is proud to announce the award winners and selected participants in the 2011 20”x20”x20”: National Compact Competition and Exhibit. The exhibit will feature the works of 47 artists from 18 states and will be on view from Oct. 23-Nov. 30 in the Student Union Art Gallery.


The juror, Julie Sasse of the Tucson Museum of Art, awarded $6,000 in prizes, with a $1,800 prize for first place, $1,200 for second place, $900 for third place and five honorable mentions at $400 each.


First place was awarded to Benjamin Johnson for his glass sculpture, "Common Host." Second place went to Stephen Burt for his ink and gouache drawing, "Fighting Crocodiles." Peggy Wyman’s sculpture, "Blue on Blue," placed third. The five honorable mentions were awarded to Lori Hepner’s print, "Memphis and New Orleans Brace for Historic Flooding"; Michael Holcomb’s print, "Deluge"; Robert Renfrow’s photograph, "Survey Flag #3"; Michael Cajero’s sculpture, "Book 17"; and Anthony Pessler’s painting, "Icon with Hart."


Participants in the 2011 20”x20”x20”: National Compact Competition and Exhibit include Kevin Duffy, Leslie Elliott-Smith, Michael Elliott-Smith, Dacia Idom, Holly Johnson, Beth Kleinpeter, Therese Knowles, Vivian Lehman, Lissy Sanders-Compton, Tom Stigall, Tony McDonald and Hasmig Vartanian from Louisiana; Anne Eckley and Peggy Nino from Texas; Peggy Wyman from Missouri; Joseph Melancon from Florida; Pauline Kochanski and Sigrid Wonsil from Illinois; Benjamin Johnson from Indiana; Candace Zebell from Michigan; Michael Kellers from Ohio; Stephen Burt from Maine; AJ Nadel and Soonae Tark from New York; George Palethorpe from New Hampshire; Lori Hepner and Chris McGinnis from Pennsylvania; Harriet Bigham from Maryland; Fred Borcherdt, Michael Cajero, Craign Cully, David Elliott, Moira Geoffrion, Michael Holcomb, Rick Levinson, Anthony Pessler, Benjamin Phillips, Robert Renfrow, Gwyneth Scally and Grant Wiggins from Arizona; Cosette Dudley, Saritha Margon and Allan Morrow from California; John Banasiak from South Dakota; Bobbie Halperin and Joseph Pentheroudakis from Washington; and Richard Buswell from Montana.


The LSU Student Unio Art Gallery's hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sundays, with special Saturday hours for home football games. The gallery will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23, and will reopen from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Nov. 25. The gallery will be closed on Nov. 24 and Nov. 27.


Visitors can park their vehicles at metered spacing in front of the LSU Student Union from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free parking passes for visitors can be obtained at the Visitor’s Center at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on parking, contact the Visitor’s Center at 225-578-5030. Parking is free on Sundays.


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