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Funderburk’s art wins national prize; works accepted into national and international exhibitions

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Brent Funderburk, a Mississippi State University faculty member since 1982, has had artworks accepted into several national and international exhibitions in Fall, 2015.

“Today” a watercolor painting by Brent Funderburk, has received the “First Prize” award  (and $1800) in the 42nd Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Juror Mark E. Mahaffey of Michigan chose 66 works from 665 entries for the show that will be presented at the Foothills Art Center of Golden, CO from September 19 to October 25, 2015. (links)


Funderburk’s watercolor painting “Flying World” has been chosen as one of 233 of 3,779 international entries for inclusion in the 2015-2016 Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial to be exhibited at the Shenzhen Art Museum/Luohu Cultural Center from December 5, 2015 to January 7, 2016. Jurors include Maureen Bloomfield (USA), Chen Jian (China), Janine Gallizia (France), Jean Noble (UK), Shang Hui (China), (China), Tie Yang (China), and Joseph Zbukvic (Australia). Works selected came from 73 countries and regions. The exhibit will produce a catalog and a traveling exhibit that will tour six cities. $80,000 in prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony, dinner, and Opening Reception held on December 7, 2015.  (Shenzhen is China’s fourth largest city, with a population of over 11 million). (links)

During the summer of 2015, Brent Funderburk’s mixed media painting “Before/After the Fall” was selected by juror Ted Nuttall (AZ) to be exhibited in the 2015 Pike’s Peak International Watermedia Exhibition, in Colorado Springs, CO. 84 of 399 entries were chosen for the exhibit from June 6 to July 7, 2015. (links)    


Funderburk’s “Flame”, a watercolor painting, will be featured with 99 other works chosen from 545 entries by juror/Colorado artist/author Stephen Quiller for the 47th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition at the City of Brea Galley in Brea (Los Angeles), CA from October 17 to December 13, 2015. (links)

The 2016 Ghost Ranch Calendar Photo Contest has resulted in publishing photographs by Brent Funderburk.Accepted works include 3 of Funderburk’s images among 13 photographs chosen.. The noted education and retreat center in Abiquiu/Santa Fe, New Mexico is the former residence of noted American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Nine other photographers were selected nationwide for inclusion in the calendar. (links)

Funderburk is a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor and 2015 awardee of the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award at Mississippi State University.


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