Juried Art Exhibition
The juried art exhibit features more than 100 original works of art from African Americans across the country. Now in its 41st year, it is one of the longest-running exhibitions of African-American art in the United States. This year's pieces were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors led by Patric McCoy, co-founder of the Diasporal Rhythms, an organization of avid collectors of African-American art.
The following awards were announced at the Juried Art event on January 13, 2010:
Turn of Endearment (oil painting)
James Pate of Dayton, Ohio
Ascending or Descending (acrylic painting on canvas)
Reginald Baylor of Milwaukee, Wis.
Flight of the Negrothopians (acrylic on wood)
Brian Joiner of Cincinnati, Ohio
Creating Balance (mixed media)
Cydney Lewis of Chicago, Ill.
Best of Show Recipients
Best of Sculpture: God’s Way of Doing Business, Anthony Gassaway (Wautoma, Wis.)
Best of Drawing: Fetish in High Definition #2, James Pate (Dayton, Ohio)
Best of Photography: Serenity, Nolan McCants (Naperville, Ill.)
Best of Mixed Media: Changed, Paul Benjamin (Scottsdale, Ga.)
Best of Textile: Mother and Child, Carolyn Crump (Houston, Texas)
Best of Painting: Turn of Endearment, James Pate (Dayton, Ohio)