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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Voertman's Exhibition!

Kayla Seedig next to her photograph Self Scrutinize
Congratulations UNT printmaking graduate students Sarah Ellis, Jessie Barnes, and Kayla Seedig who were selected for the Voertman's Exhibition!  Kayla Seedig was awarded an honorable mention!

56th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition

UNT Art Gallery
Apr 14, 2016 to Jul 23, 2016
Displayed in the UNT Art Gallery and open to all currently enrolled CVAD students, the annual Voertman Competition is a time-honored celebration of artistic achievement and promise.
Started in 1960 by Mr. Paul Voertman, founder of the Voertman’s store, the exhibition is juried each year by an accomplished arts professional and provides students with real-world experience. Since 1960, thousands of artists have exhibited their works and hundreds have received cash prizes. Sponsored by the Voertman’s store, individual donors and CVAD programs, prizes are awarded by the juror at his or her discretion.

Congratulations to the following artist for their inclusion in the show!
Justin Archer, Cassie Arnold, Taylor Baer, Alyssa Barber, Jessie Barnes, Reggina Benedetti, Sara Bennack, Jordan Black, Joshua Bryant, Brittney Burnham, Dave Cachero, Raciel Camargo, Daniel Cervantes, Julie Covington, Jennifer Cummings, Leah Maren Daniel, Tabatha DiLoreto, Sarah Ellis, Grayson Fair, Leah Flook, Natalie Goff, Brittnie Grono, Peter Hiatt, Ellie Ivanova, Scott Jenkins, Robert Jennings, Joycelyn Jimenez, Paulina Klaser, Nickolai Lanier, Yun Jung Lee, Julie Libersat, Emily Lofaro, Eric Luckie, Larissa Mathews, Given McClure, Sylvia Mtz, Mani Negarestan, Parisa Nozari, Matthew Porter, Amanda Robles, Shelby Roger, Kayla Seedig, Alan Skelton, Laurel Stell, Stephen Stone, Juliette Vaissiere, Sarah Westrup, Jim Wilson

About the Juror

Rachael Blackburn Cozad has over twenty-five years of comprehensive experience in top leadership positions in the visual arts. She is the owner and senior appraiser of fine art and rare wine at Madison Group Fine Art Appraisals, and also a private art dealer and owner of Rachael Cozad Fine Art, both based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rachael holds a M.A. in art history from California State University, Los Angeles, and a B.A. from Texas Christian University. She is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America and provides Fine Art Appraisals for Insurance, Charitable Donation IRS purposes, for estate planning and equitable distribution. Her areas of expertise include Post-War, Contemporary and Emerging Art; 19th Century European Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture; American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture; Impressionist & Modern Painting, Drawings & Sculpture; Prints; 20th Century Photography, and Fine & Rare Wine.
This exhibition is sponsored by Voertman’s Store, “a North Texas Tradition since 1925.”