High Point University instructors of art Benita VanWinkle and Bruce Shores have been selected to show their work at the “Dimensions, A 50th Anniversary” exhibition at the Womble Carlyle Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.
Out of 700 submissions, VanWinkle’s photograph “American Locomotive, 1913” and Shores’ oil painting “Silk Hope Road Field” were two of 52 artworks selected for the exhibition. Shores’ painting received the Honorable Mention award at the June 6, 2014, reception.
Presented by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (AAWS), the annual exhibition was juried by Jean McLaughlin, Executive Director of Penland School of Crafts and former Director of Visual Arts of the North Carolina Arts Council.
VanWinkle has been featured in Our State magazine, PainPathways magazine and other national exhibitions. Her photographs are also on display at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, VT, until June 15, 2014.
“I am very humbled and honored to be in a show with Bruce,” VanWinkle says. “His work is amazing and beautiful. His sense of light and color are delicate with a real sense of place and atmosphere coming through the paintings. We are so very fortunate to have such amazing art faculty at HPU!”
Shores’ work is collected by The Weaver Foundation. His paintings have been shown at Greenhill, The Artery Gallery and in international exhibitions.
“It is an honor to show alongside one of my colleagues from the Art Department at High Point University,” says Shores. “Benita Van Winkle is an accomplished photographer with a great eye for what is essential in a photograph. I really admire her tenaciously attentive visual sensibilities.”
Established by AAWS in 1964, “Dimensions” is a national juried art exhibition that showcases outstanding visual art in two- and three-dimensional fine art media. The exhibition will run through July 7, 2014.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No.1 by “US News and World Report” in three categories: No. 1 Best Regional College in the South; No. 1 Up and Coming School in Regional Colleges in the South; and No. 1 for A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching in Regional Colleges in the South. HPU was named this year the No. 4 private school in NC for the best return on investment, and it is a 2013-14 College of Distinction. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference.
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