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Time sensitive material - please use by March 1

9th Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition Announces Award-winning Prints

The 9th Biennial Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition, “Building New Traditions,” recently had its awards reception.

Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, selected the following exhibition awards:

Turner Friends Solo Exhibition Award
Mixed media installation
Allison Hyde, Oregon

Vernon and Marie Fish Purchase Award
“Daw Aung San Suu Kyi”
“Hilary Clinton”
“Benazir Bhutto”
Screened charcoal and cut out
Kelly Nelson, Virginia

Josie Otwell Purchase Award
“All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over”
Screen print with wood on mounted panel
Andrew Blanchard, South Carolina

Joseph Kaveney Merit Award
“Entwined II”
Screen print and acrylic
Amanda Knowles, Washington

Exhibition Merit Awards
“This Waterfall is Falling for You”
Cast Shadows, screen print on acrylic plates
Nicole Pietrantoni, Montana

“Blue or Tea”
Digital inkjet on paper
Jenny Casey, Florida

Johanna Winters, Minnesota

“Frida as Frida”
Woodcut and dry point on wood panel
Ellen Heck, California

 “Mancanza Series #3”
Linocut-wood type on letterpress
Elizabeth Tomasetti, New York

“Cheese Castle”
Cast cheese lithograph
Jarrod Ott, West Virgina

To view an online gallery of all the award-winning works go to
The 9th Biennial Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition continues its run at CSU, Chico’s Janet Turner Print Museum and University Art Gallery through March 4. For exhibition hours, etc., please call 898-4476. More information is available online at
The exhibition/competition is made possible by a generous donation from Bell-Carter Olive Company. Sponsors include The Janet Turner Print Museum, The Friends of the Janet Turner Print Museum, The Janet Turner Board of Directors, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts / School of the Arts, The University Art Gallery, and the Department of Art and Art History.
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