March 18-20, 2016
Hosted by the Art Club of McKinney, the 2016 Collin County Adult Art Show & Student Art Show will be open March 18-20. Preparation for the shows begins on March 16 when adult artists bring their artwork to the First United Methodist Church Auditorium, upper level. Students will bring their artwork to the lower level of the same building. Reception and Awards will be March 18, 2016 Friday, 7pm 9pm at FUMC. http://www.theartclubmckinney.com/
The judge for the Adult Art Show is David A. Collins. A prolific producing artist, hecreates works on commission for many Dallas area businesses.The awards will be given out at his sole descretion. If he does not see fit to award a category, that is also at his discretion.
David has an MFA Studio Arts in Painting and a Secondary in Printmaking – Magna Cum Laude. He is passionate about Art, honesty of material, economy of stroke, emergence and expression. Visit his website at: http://www.pikore.com/delajunta_studios.
The judge for the Student Art Show is Dr. Jeffrey Fontana.
Dr. Jeffrey Fontana is Associate Professor and Harry E. Smith Distinguished Teaching Professor in Art History at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he is currentlly Chair of the Art and Art History Department. He has also taught at institutions including Colgate University, Vassar College, Florida State University, and Boston College. He teaches courses on the entire history of Western art, with topics ranging from the history of beautyy in art to the history of the art of comicbooks. His primary research field is the Italian Renaissance, and his focus is on the paintings of Federico Barocci, one of the leading Italian painters from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In the spring of 2012 he served as drawing consultant for the exhibition on Barocci’s painting, Madonna of the Snow, at the Ducal Palace in Urbana, Italy. He has published articles on the Florentine painter Fra Bartolommeo in Master Drawings, and on Barocci in the Burklington Magazine. He is also currently preparing articles on different responses to the Renaissance in French and American art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.