HOUSTON — Artwork from 20 area artists was selected for the founding art collection at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus during a juried competition. A special reception was held in May to celebrate the artists and the installation of their artwork at the campus located at 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland.
“The Founding Collection of Art is the result of a community collaboration that reflects the partnership-orientation of the UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus,” said UH-Clear Lake President William A. Staples.
“We often say that for UH-Clear Lake, ‘Art Matters’,” added UH-Clear Lake Associate Vice President for University Advancement Dion McInnis. “The same can be said for the UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus. We are pleased that the leaders and citizens of Pearland agree, and therefore we decided to invite members of the extended UH-Clear Lake family to help us declare the importance of artistic expression as part of the campus look and identity.”
A total of 27 unique pieces were chosen from submissions by 33 artists.
The winning artwork included digital and chromogenic pigment print photography, fiber art, acrylic and oil paintings, screen print and multi-medium. Entries were limited to two per person and completed sizes of artwork were required to measure between 8” x 10” and 60” x 80.” The artists were honored at a private opening reception scheduled for May 23.
Jurors included Alvin Community College Art faculty member Carlos Alexis Ordonez; artist and Pearland Arts League Executive Board member Coordinator Margo Green; The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake Curator Debra Kendrick; UH-Clear Lake Lecturer of Art Jason Makepeace; and UH-Clear Lake Professor of Fine Arts Sandria Hu.
“The area artists presented a variety of creative accomplishments,” said Green. “As Jurors we included various mediums which encompassed figurative, landscapes, still-life, abstracts, and photography. As an end result, the over-all selection will be a gift of visual enjoyment for the UH-Clear Lake Pearland campus.”
“From many exceptional submissions, we found a strong and diverse collection that should serve the new campus well,” said Kendrick. “We thank all of the artists who submitted work for this purpose.”
Artists from Pearland, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus, Alvin Community College, San Jacinto College-South and public and private high schools in Pearland were encouraged to participate. They included the following:
· Alberto Alanis, UH-Clear Lake student, digital photography, “Portrait of a Lizard” and “Scattering Flight;”
· Wilma Clay Boone, UH-Clear Lake alumna, fiber art quilt, “Achromatic Studies with Red;”
· Denise Caliva, acrylic on canvas, Pearland resident, Pearland Art League member, “Pendulum;”
· Tak Chan, UH-Clear Lake employee, photography, “Window in Egypt;”
· Sandra Derrick, Pearland resident, Pearland Art League member, UH-Clear Lake alumna, “The Farrier;”
· Peihong Endris, Pearland resident, Chinese watercolor on red rice paper, “Fairyland;”
· Lorie Garcia, UH-Clear Lake student, screen print, “Amigas;”
· Joe Gonzalez-Reinhart, UH-Clear Lake student/alumnus, photography, “Going Up or Down?;”
· Peter Janecke, TAACCL member, photography, “Fly Away” and “Sans Midriff;”
· Marlene Llanes, TAACCL member, oil on canvas, “Why;”
· Alexandra Nemeth, TAACCL member, UH-Clear Lake alumna, photograph, chromogenic pigment print, “Fall Color Fence Reflections” and “Wavy Reflections;”
· Laszlo Perlaky, TAACCL member, UHCL alumnus, photograph, chromogenic pigment print, “Midday Dance” and “Orange Dance;”
· Ana Ramos, TAACCL member, acrylic, “9th Symphony;”
· Shannon Raygoza, Pearland resident, acrylic on canvas, “Pear-ed;”
· Victor Raygoza, Pearland resident, acrylic, “Silk Nude;”
· Ted Shaw, Pearland resident, multi-medium, “Lightspeak;”
· Jeremy Smith, UH-Clear Lake alumnus, Pearland High School teacher, UH-Clear Lake graduate student, digital photography, “Pompeii;”
· Sally Stubbs, TAACCL member, digital photography, “Leaves” and “Shadows;”
· Saralene Tapley, Alvin Community College employee, acrylic, by “Bryan” and “Mermaid;”
· Lynn Williams, Pearland resident, fiber, “Another Opening” and “The Red Target.”
To experience the Founding Collection of Art at UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/Pearland/FoundingArt.