Award winners from our exhibit, Familiar Relics, were announced at the opening reception October 5, 2012 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. First place was awarded to Kerri Cushman (Farmville, VA) for “Measuring Up”; second place to Amandine Nabarra Piomelli (Irvine, CA) for “Bernouli Equation”; and third place to Candace Hicks (Athens, TX) for “Common Threads Volume XXXIV.” Honorable mention went to Joseph Lappie (Davenport, IA), for “The Artificer Arisen, The Artificer Fallen.”
Tony White, director of the Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art, served as exhibition juror. He is field editor for artist’s books and books for artists for the College Art Association’s online reviews journal caareviews.org and a founder of the Contemporary Artist’s Book Conference in New York.
Regional book artists and instructors Annie Herlocker (Paper Revival Press) and Jennifer Knowles-McQuistion (Brown Dog Bindery) curated the exhibition, which is on view daily through Saturday, October 20, in the Currey Gallery. Admission is free. Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.