39th ANNUAL UCDA DESIGN COMPETITION (2009) – Excellence Award for a cover that I did for Pinnacle Magazine.
The print judges of the 39th Annual UCDA Design Competition evaluated nearly 1,300 entries, awarding 291 awards — 16 Gold Awards, 17 Silver Awards and 258 Awards of Excellence.
“The UCDA was founded in 1970 as the nations first and only association for professionals involved in the creation of visual communications for educational institutions. Over the years, it has grown to an organization comprised of more than 1000 members throughout the United States and Canada.”
Gold Award, District IV, Council for Advancement and Support of Education for a cover that I did for Pinnacle Magazine
The 27th Annual Black Maria Film Festival selected P.R. and it was awarded a Jurorâ€™s Citation Prize. The Black Maria is a long-running international experimental film and video festival with tour dates throughout the US.
The six artists included in anti-matter: recontextualizing the material all use materials in an individualistic way that emphasizes process, instability and familiarity. The incorporation of high and low materials by artists represents a shift in attitudes towards the conventional that is culturally significant and personal at the same time. The work of Suzanna Fields, Helen Frederick, Alberto Gaitan, Morgan Kennedy, Susan Noyes and Jennie Thwing are representative of how artists are searching for new interpretations and meanings from common materials. Through recombinant technology, whether digitally based or not, these artists reflect a yearning for familiar ground in a changing landscape.
Essay for the catalogue, co-authored by Susan Serafin and Bryan Leister