Refined VIII: Makers Choice

Dear Refined VIII: Maker’s Choice contestant:

I am happy to announce the winners for this year’s competition, jurored by Cindi Strauss, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as follows:

1st PLACE – HOLLAND HOUDEK, Hip Implant, Ms. Kleinjen, 2013
2nd PLACE – JESSICA ARMSTRONG, Connected Brooch #1, 2012
3rd PLACE – FRANK CONNET, Untitled #30, 2011

HILLAREY DEES, Sclerotinia Study Bracelet, 2012
MELISSA CAMERON, Cold Handle, 2012
ROBERT THOMAS MULLEN, Montane Brooch, 2012

I want to thank each and every one of you for participating. The exhibition is beautiful and features 37 artists from 15 states and Australia. We will be posting pictures from the opening reception on Facebook shortly. Follow us a SFA Art Galleries.

John Handley, PhD
Director, SFA Art Galleries
School of Art

Well hello, yes, it was a bit of a surprise. The text above is direct from the CaFE mailout I received earlier this week. What can I say but…

If you’re in the Texas you can go check it out from the 24the of January until the 29th of March at the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.